Thai drama actor Prem Warut Chawalitrujiwong held a retro-inspired showcase on March 27, 2021, called Prem The Journey. This is the first showcase for the Thai boy’s love actor and will be the start of many more events in the coming months.
The showcase was filled with various performances showcasing Prem’s musical taste. With a total of nine songs, audience interactions, and virtual engagement questions, the 2-hour showcase flew by.
The showcase was held at the Ultra Arena Show DC for the in-person audience in Thailand. Thankfully several fans in attendance posted videos of the soundcheck and press conference for international fans and for those who couldn’t attend. *Hopefully in the future artists will designate a social media representative so that international fans can feel like they’re also a part of the preshow activities.
The showcase began with a Prem singing a Thai song with a school-age and fun theme that included riding mini bikes with training wheels. Followed by another Thai song and outfit change into an all-white jumpsuit that resembled cute paper dollies.
A little more than twenty minutes into the showcase fans of the Until We Meet Again series were delighted as Prem was joined onstage with his on-screen partner Boun Noppanut Guntachai. Prem played the guitar and they sang a song by Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R called Best Part. The beginning of the song was sung in English, with a bridge mixture of Thai freestyle, closed with the original version.
After the song concluded they talked about their experience so far as actors who have worked together. Boun gave birthday wishes to Prem and a huge bouquet of red roses. Followed by the OST for the Until We Meet Again series. If you want to listen to the official MV you can check it out below courtesy of the Studio Wabi-Sabi Youtube channel.
MAKE IT RIGHT
A brief intermission was held with Thai actors Boom and Peak from the Make It Right Thai drama series. They entertained the audience with a song selection. For fans of the series who haven’t seen the actors interact together in a while, it was a welcome intermission.
After a quick outfit change Prem danced to I’m Bringing Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake. Next, it was time for virtual interactions from the hundreds of fans who were watching. Five lucky fans were chosen from the lucky fan video wall and were allowed to ask a question. The last interaction came from another U.S. fan. She showed her appreciation for all of Prem’s hard work, training, and dedication.
Through tears and laughter, Prem said a heartfelt thank you to his mother and people who supported him. His sincere message was felt even though every word was not fully translated. The credits started rolling and those fans that believed this was the ending were in for a surprise.
Prem came back on stage and a video message from fans played. Yellow stars with his name written flashed across the screen from fans all over the world. He thanked the fans once again while tearfully singing and concluded the showcase.
This showcase was available for fans all over the world to enjoy thanks to MyFun.Live streaming platform. The price for the ticket costs 960 baht ($30.75 USD).
Upcoming events for Boun and Prem include a fan meeting BounPrem is Real, 1 Day Together on April 18, 2021, in Thailand. You can find more information here.
On Saturday, 26th February, the Tonhon Chonlatee virtual fan meeting event was held. Hundreds of virtual fans gathered together from around the world, to celebrate the casts and everyone who worked on the programming.
The main characters include Podd Sriphothong (Tonhon) and Khaotung (Chonlatee). The series first aired in November 2020 and had strong support role characters from Mike Chinnarat Siriphongchawalit and TopTop Jirakit Kuariyaku. Mike and TopTap reprised their roles from the popular Thai drama Together The Series.
If you would like to watch The Tonhon Chonlatee Series you can check it on the GMMTV Youtube channel here.
Tonhon Series plot: Chonlatee is a shy, kind-hearted boy, who has a crush secretly on Tonhon the guy next door, since their childhood days. Tonhon has always taken care of him as if they were real “brothers”. But Chonlatee watching Tonhon and his girlfriend Amp from a distance. That is until destiny favors him when Tonhon updates his status as single. Chonlatee then decides to change his look to get Tonhon’s attention and love. Wikipedia. For a full list of the cast, plot and series actors visit Wikipedia here.
To celebrate the series Tonhon Chonlatee Let’s Sea Live Fan Meet was held via Thai Ticket Major. The price to attend the event costs 690 baht + processing fee which converts to about (USD 22.35) or fans could purchase a VIP ticket which costs 1200 baht (approx. USD 40).
The event began with the four main actors singing a song together while the serene virtual background played in the distance. The lights came on and the show hostess P’Godji and two translators came onto the stage. Everyone then welcomed six hundred lucky fans who were either VIP purchasers or winners from a special drawing.
A routine virtual event formula continued with cast introductions. Followed by a friendly discussion about rehearsals, behind-the-scenes, and games. Interesting facts that were discussed from the actors was that for some of them this was their first fan meeting and they were really nervous. To some fan this may come as a surprise as he seems like he wouldn’t be nervous since he is well known for uploading popular TikTok dance videos.
The game that was played was called “Act It Out.” It consisted of the two couples who would each act out a scene from the series. The lucky fans choose the first scene for both couples. At the end of their scene Mike and TopTap finished with an adorable heart pose and Podd and KT staged a favorite fan moment.
After reading the audience’s comments, five lucky fans were then allowed to ask questions to each of the actors. The questions ranged from what’s their favorite book, to what they admire most about each other.
Mike and TopTap left the stage for a quick outfit change while the remaining two actors and hostess discussed their nervousness. Mike and TopTap then sang about the luck number 7 a Thai song (*I’m not sure about the name of the song as it wasn’t provided on the screen). They then did their most popular TikTok dance and encouraged all of the zoom attendees to join in on the activity.
Podd and KT followed suit and sang a song together. After singing together the MC’s joined them onstage again. To encourage audience participation they demonstrated a popular dance and then asked the audience to join in on the fun.
Mike and TopTap rejoined the other two cast members and the MC’s for more fan engagements and discussion. Eventually, the event concluded with actors thanking everyone for joining the virtual fan meeting event and the staff who helped bring the whole project together.
Although the pandemic has made travel and large in-person events nearly impossible, Thai artists — from television productions, individuals artists to the fans themselves — have rallied to remain connected and supportive of their favorite entertainers. As virtual events platforms become more accessible fans can look forward to joining concerts and festivals around the world as long as there are subtitles of course.
If you want to check out other upcoming Thai TV drama virtual events check out Thai Ticket Major here.
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Do you want to win merchandise from the Thai drama 1000 Stars The Series? One giveaway winner will be randomly selected. Entries must be received by March 14, 2021. Prize valued at 490 baht (16.08 USD).
Giveaway is open for worldwide entry. The winner will be notified the next business day via Twitter. The order will then be place with GMMTV shop and sent to the address provided.
On Saturday, 13th February, the TharnType series came to an end. I joined fans from around the world, in anticipation of celebrating the series. The Livestream event was hosted by the Thai Ticket Major.
This review may contain spoilers.
Mew (Tharn) and Gulf (Type) first portrayed these iconic characters in TharnType in October 2019 and the series instantly became a fan favorite. They reprised their roles for Season 2 and the series began airing on the 6th November 2020.
If you would like to watch the TharnType Season 2 Special episode you can purchase it on Vimeo.
TharnType Season 2: 7 Years Of Love, resumes seven years later with Tharn and Type still dating. Both characters are working adults and dealing with the everyday issue of balancing work, family, and friends. The series concluded with Type’s father finally excepting Tharn as his son-in-law and Torn (Tharn’s brother) getting married.
To celebrate the series finally Tharn and Type’s Wedding Day Special event was held. The price to attend the event costs 199 baht + processing fee which converts to about (USD 7.35).
The event began with a quick recap of special moments from the TharnType series.
After the scenes from the series ended the host P’Que and the Season 2 casts came out for introductions. Next, behind-the-scenes clips were shown as the cast members discussed their memories of filming the particular scenes. English, Chinese, and Japanese subtitles were provided during the special so international fans could follow the programming.
Fellow actors Mild, Tong (Thorn’s brother), and Maria (Tharn’s sister) joined the remaining cast. Games were played with the on-screen couples to see who would win or lose. *Special moment for my ghostship when Boat briefly went and stood next to Mild. The losing team was then forced to make cute poses while starring at the camera. Which was a bonus for the fans as we were able to screen capture all of the cute moments.
A special moment occured when Mew and Gulf sang a duet together, facing each other and the audience as beautiful images played in the background. The event concluded with the casts saying their final farewell messages and a festive lion dance to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Overall, the live stream was beautifully throughout the entire event and it was nice to celebrate the series finally with the casts, and dedicated fans. There were some hiccups with the special event that will have to be worked out. I’m not sure if it was technical difficulties or other concerns but, the event started late. Also, the closed captions weren’t entirely one-hundred percent during the event. Thankfully, I was able to connect with other international fans on Twitter and we kept the momentum of the activities tweeting back and forth.
If you would like to check out TharnType highlights and behind-the-scenes, check out their Youtube channel.
You can watch TharnType The Series on Line TV and don’t forget to follow the social media channels for the latest updates on Twitter and Facebook.
As more series will come to an end there will be more boys love (BL) live stream events that will take place. I look forward to their events and will keep you posted on special merchandise giveaways and events.
*Mew & Gulf wedding photo courtesy of Cami find her on Twitter here.
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Official Peraya Calendar 2021
The calendar consists of: “horizontal desk calendar with a vintage fashion photoshoot of Krist & Singto, 14 pages, helping you keep tracks of dates and memorable moments of Krist & Singto throughout 12 months, making you happy all year long Size: 28 x 19 cm.” ~ GMMTV Shop. Value at 550 baht ($18.30 USD)
Official Babii Calendar 2021
The Babii item: “horizontal desk calendar with a street fashion photoshoot of Off & Gun, 14 pages, neatly packed in a beautiful box, helping you keep tracks of dates and memorable moments of Off & Gun throughout 12 months, making you happy all year long Size: 29.3 x 21 cm.” ~ GMMTV Shop. Value at 550 baht ($18.30 USD)
Bright & Win Photobook ~ White
The photobook is a collection of: “Size 20 x 26 cm 160 Pages, 4 color-printing, premium front cover with matte lamination and silver foil stamp. Languages: Thai & English -Special Addition!! Exclusive 4×6 postcards of Win’s photos taken by Bright and Bright’s photos taken by Win. Each photobook comes with 4 postcards (2 unique sets of 4 postcards for each edition as seen in the preview pictures). ~ GMMTV Shop. Value at 650 baht ($21.61 USD)
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Are you stuck in the house and need new binge-worthy content? There are several Boys Love Tv drama series that you can check out with English subtitles. For those who are new to watching Thai programming, I’ve compiled a list of streaming platforms where you can find current and upcoming dramas.
GMMTV is known as a “television production and talent agent subsidiary to the Thai entertainment conglomerate GMM Grammy which produces tv programs, tv series, songs, and music videos. Check out their company webiste here. Some of their most popular series are Sotus & Sotus S, He’s Coming To Me, Dark Blue Kiss, Theory Of Love & TOL Special Episode, and 2Gether The Series & Still 2Gether. If you want to find out more about Thai landmarks, cuisine and see a little behind the scenes also check out their variety shows like Arm Share, OffGun Mommy Taste, and Friend.Ship with Krist-Singto.
Studio Wabi Sabi is a content provider and management company. For those of you who might be wondering what Wabi Sabi means and how to pronounce it check out this blog post which explains the definition, and its history in Buddist teachings. Studio Wabi Sabi’s most popular BL tv series include Love By Chance, Until We Meet Again, En Of Love, and Reminders. For more information on Studio Wabi Sabi check out their website here.
Line TV is a “global video streaming service. You can watch high-quality video content in a variety of categories such as TV dramas, entertainment shows,” and more. The official links provided for each series are usually posted on their Twitter account. On their website, you can find also fan videos and interviews the artist has recently completed.
We Tv is described as “Let’s watch popular movies, TV series and anime from China, Thailand, Korea, and Japan with translation and dubbing together!” They have Chinese, Korean, and Thai programming. There most recent show that’s is on air is Manner Of Death and the sequel to LBC, A Chance To Love. *They also have an app that you can download on your phone for on the go viewing.
Have you ever searched Asian Dramas in your Netflix queue? If you haven’t then you aren’t aware of the vast amount of tv dramas that are available on this streaming platform. They have so much programming that some viewers may not be aware that they’re not original Netflix programs. However, fans can watch Love Sick The Series (1st Thai BL TV Drama), Dairy Of Tootsies, and Hormones The Series. *If you want to expand your Asian BL series to other countries then check out Pinoy (Filipino) boys love shows such as Gameboys.
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