Many people have heard of stories similar to Thong Fah's (means Sky in Thai), a young boy who recently lost his father. Other than Thong Fah's mother, his close childhood friend, Paper, helps him cope with different situations. The two help each other all the time, until their relationship develops into something more. One day, Jeno is attacked by the person he loves causing him to no longer believe in love until Chris, an acquaintance of his, tries to get him to open up again. At the first opportunity, they failed. So they wait for a second chance to focus on what they want to achieve and it is at that time that everyone will try to love again. (Source: LineTV) Edit Translation
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Sweet and UnderstatedSTORY:
Though this drama doesn't really bring anything new to the table in terms of story, it has a sweet, understated vibe to it that made for an enjoyable watch. And while it premiered in 2021, I felt like I was watching something from five or six years ago, but the warm feelings of nostalgia were nice and comforting. Second Chance brings not the annoying ex-girlfriends, obnoxious fujoshis, and slapstick sound effects that seem to inundate more recent Thai BLs and instead takes us back to that feeling of discovering one's self and one's first love in the midst of emerging adulthood.
There are three main stories here: Paper and Tong Fah, Chris and Jeno, and Near and M, with the main focus being on the first two. I do think the writers were ambitious in attempting to deliver so many plots given the number of episodes, and, as much as I adore Near and the actor who plays him, I agree with others who said that his and M's storyline could have been left out due to the miniscule amount of screen time and development, in favor of advancing the other couples' plot lines. But that said, although some parts of this drama felt rushed and/or underdeveloped (and at times I felt like I had missed something), there wasn't a lot of filler fluff, and I do think the writers tried to devote every minute they could to advancing something, for which I'm appreciative.
I also just need to point out that the scene in episode three where Tong Fah and Paper are dancing in one of their bedrooms is one the best I've seen in a BL. So raw and vulnerable—got me all in the feels—and I applaud the actors in evoking those emotions.
The cast overall did a nice job portraying their characters, some better than others, but none were terrible. Each character was charming in his or her own way. Even the antagonist was devilishly alluring and made me really intrigued to know his (and Jeno's) backstory. The actors had good chemistry with one another, both as friends and love interests, and there was a natural ease about their interactions with one another.
Do I recommend? Yes, totally. It's short and sweet and hearkens back to the BL days of old which was (perhaps surprisingly) a nice break from the more loud and chaotic Thai BLs we've been seeing lately. This gives me vibes of Love Sick and I Told Sunset About You (note, for the latter, I said vibes, not production quality, so don't compare it on that end lol), and if you're a fan of those and the feelings they give you, I think you might like Second Chance.
So sweet...<3<3 So wholesome So healthyI don't write a lot of reviews, but I do write reviews for the ones that need more loving and attention....and this sooooooo does need it.......Definitely do not miss out on this one...Its so good.
TBH I started watching it for Tong the actor who plays Paper, cause I adore him and he's precious and talented....and he did prove that in this series....All the actors in the series fabulously executed their roles and really made me feel connected with the characters.
The story of the show might seem like a typical BL but it will definitely surprise you with some tiny details...it might not be the best plot line out there but it does end up giving u the feels and its not too complicated to be fit into 6 episodes (which we suddenly came to know after the 5th episode release that oooop the next one is the finale ToT)
The thing I liked the most is the relationships, they were portrayed in such a healthy way with both the characters trying to understand the other's perspective during any conflict which was amazing....
The background music and the OST was amazing and so addictive....all in all an amazing show with a good story, some awesome acting and great music so definitely check it out and don't miss it....<3<3<3