So the other day I gave a brief intro and review of Season 1 of this Thai series called Love Sick. I now have seen all of season 2, and let me tell you….
This show was ABOVE AND BEYOND amazing! Oh my Gosh, you guys, this show is just quality TV. The main reason I watched this was it was a recommended gay romance series, and I have such low expectations for those that this one just blew my mind. The main reason it’s so good is because it’s not just about the main couple. There are so many other side plots and branches off of main stories and things of that nature that you cannot escape getting sucked into all the different characters lives.
In season 2, there’s more focus on the girls at the convent and in particular, Jeed, Grace, Nan, and all of the drama revolving around those girls. Jeed in particular is a character you often hate but then find sympathy for (up until the ending where she does something TRULY WTF and the show just like lets her get away with it? Idk. That was a serious wtf for this show). Also, there’s a lot of drama about Aim in the earlier half of the series that makes you both hate her and feel sad for her. This show is just so good at making you look at these characters as if they are real people.
This also extends to some of the boys who get more focus in season 2. Season 1 had introduced most of the boys that didn’t get as much attention, but season 2 really gets in on Per and Mick and Pete and how they are linked to the rest of the main boys. I would say that Per is very much a Jeed of the boys group because this season reveals his best friend/next door neighbor, Win (who looks SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE figure skater Shoma Uno or more closely Shoma Uno’s little brother Itsuki, who looks like Shoma with smaller eyes, which is exactly what Win looks like), is gay. There is a whole lot of drama with Per and Win and Win’s boyfriend Mark. You go from thinking Per’s an amazing friend to thinking maybe Per and Win will get together to hating Per’s guts for something he does to rooting for him again for figure out he was an asshole before. Again, these kids are just so realistic and believable that you can’t help but see them as people, not just characters.
Also, Pang is still the sweetest baby sister. She’s so cute and she loves her big brother so much that you feel happy that Phun has someone like her always on his side. She actually reminds me a lot of my baby sister, Dallas.
But since the main focus of Love Sick is the romance between Phun and Noh, one of the main reasons this series is so amazing is because – SPOILER ALERT – they get a happy ending! There are bumps along the way, sure, but at its heart, the relationship between Phun and Noh is something so beautiful and so pure. It’s an amazing depiction of teenagers discovering who they are and being afraid of learning they’re queer but so adorably in love with each other that they can’t ignore it. The acting alone between Phun and Noh is worth watching just because when Phun looks at Noh, it’s got that “I love this human” quality that really takes skill for young actors to fully convey.
There are only two season of this show, but it has a real ending, not some thrown together mess, and I cannot stress enough how high-quality of a TV series this is. There are flaws, sure, but overall if you make it past the first few episodes, this series will suck you in, get you invested, and make you fall in love with all these kids and the friendships and relationships they have, gay or straight.
Watch Love, Sick. You won’t regret it.