Boyband Love (BBL) is a BL digital series that revolves around LMTLSS (´limitless’), the Pinoy group composed of Aiden, Danny, Jamie, and Rico. While they all have stardom in mind, their journey won’t be an easy one, as personality clashes and personal vendettas get in the way. BBL tackles issues within the LGBTQ+ community, with the music industry as its backdrop. Bound to be an eye-opener that informs the audience that everyone is equal and has the right to love, dream, and be treated as human, regardless of one’s sexual preferences. (Source: Boyband Love The Series Facebook Page) Edit Translation
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unfortunately what I saw was disappointing very very I repeat again very disappointing I'm really disappointed on the directors at the budget of the movie especially the actors they didn't have energy I swear you would think this is rehearsal not the actual finish production.
everything about it is just stupid like that as you already know what they're going to do the next minute like I would do it a hundred times better if I would say.
but really this the drama is a mess the actors didn't have energy they don't have that much experience everything is everywhere but the story itself I a bad maybe if it was given to other actors that story was going to be amazing but unfortunately they gave it to beginners or just people who didn't rehearse for this movie and they just completed it and showed it to us without thinking how we going to react to the movie the only thing I like about this drama is the song love love love it that's the only thing I don't recommend people who love dramas with strong actors to watch this because you will be frustrated.
for me at first half when I was watching it I was like oh maybe it's going to get better because some dramas started like with no energy but maybe episode 2 or the first half of the first episode they started to regain energy but this one from the first to the last episode it was just a mess I just watched for the sake of it thinking or I was just trying to find out like why is the production so poor
Boyband Love (2020): Different But Lacks HarmonyNot everything was in harmony on “Boyband Love.” Don’t get me wrong, there were things to like about this Filipino (Pinoy) boys’ love (BL) series but they didn’t always fit well together. While featuring the Philippine music industry was different, the various artistic aspects of “Boyband Love” were not always in sync.
“Boyband Love” had a compelling plot/storyline. While the series employed the overused enemies to lovers trope, it at least had the Philippine music industry as backdrop which made it uncommon. Unfortunately, not all the characters were fully developed. In terms of character background, character development, and relationship development, Arkin and Gus were alright. I would have wanted more for Charm but at the minimum, she wasn’t made into a bad person so I’m fine with her characterization. I did find Rico and Mika’s arrangement ridiculous at first but they grew on me. Some may take issue with Rico ending up with Mika but I know real-life couples like them so it’s not as if their set-up doesn’t exist. It does so I’m good with it. One issue I had with this series was how Jaime and Josh were treated. Other than being a gamer and womanizer, not much was revealed about Jaime. And after all the tease, nothing happened to the Jaime and Josh ship. Another issue I had with this series was the lack of depth for Madam Curacha’s characterization. Also, it wasn’t really shown how each main character related with other main characters aside from their designated partner in this series. For example, it would have been interesting if Danny and Rico, the characters portrayed by real-life partners Gus and Louie, had some friendly conversations about being true to oneself.
A couple of times, script was cringy. But there were some good dramatic lines from Aiden and Danny and from Danny’s parents and unconventional family. The good comedic dialogues were mostly from Rico and Mika. But overall, screenplay wasn’t consistent.
Acting by Arkin, Gus, Louie, Regine, Rose, and Brenda was mostly ok. With regard to chemistry, the Arkin and Gus and Louie and Regine ships were acceptable enough. Job and Luise had awkward moments but they were largely watchable. The performance of those who portrayed as the parents of Aiden and Rico were poor.
My major issue with “Boyband Love” was its production value. The set designs looked cheap and substandard. I can understand the limitation in finances and resources but the production company should have been more creative with their set designs. There were some nice songs like “Ikaw Na Nga Talaga” (It’s Really You) by 1:43 and “Nagkulang Ba” (Not Enough) by Gus and Arkin but the main soundtrack “Same Love” by the fictional Pinoy boyband group LMTLSS was overplayed.
All in all, I would only recommend “Boyband Love” for those who are interested in watching a Pinoy BL series with the Philippine music industry as backdrop, but with a friendly note that not everything was in harmony on this series.