Title : Until We Meet Again
Native Title: ด้ายแดงซีรีส์ Until We Meet Again the Series
Also Known As: The Red Thread , Red String , Until We Meet Again: The Series , Day daeng
Main Cast : Fluke Natouch Siripongthon, Ohm Thitiwat Ritprasert, Earth Katsamonnat Namwirote, Kao Noppakao Dechaphatthanakun, Prem Warut Chawalitrujiwong, Boun Noppanut Guntachai
Genre : Thai BL (Boy-Love) DramaInformation from MyDramaList
Thirty years ago, Korn and Intouch were university students in Bangkok. Intouch entered Korn’s life despite knowing that he was the son of one of the most influential people in Bangkok, the mafia. At first, Korn kept pushing Intouch away, but in the end, he couldn’t resist the boy who was so full of life where he was the exact opposite and decided to let him into his heart. However, in a time where homosexuality was unacceptable and having parents that were against their relationship and each other, Korn and In’s love was bound to be doomed. Midst the chaos, while Intouch kept on fighting for their future, Korn could not deal with all the suffering his lover was facing and decided to give up. That day, two sounds of a gunshot rang through the air. Their story ended with tragedy, but something had already tied itself between them, bounding them together even after they were dead. Years later, a freshly returned to Thailand, Pharm (19) who is a freshman in T- University has grown up always feeling like he is waiting for someone. Being riddled with sad dreams that always left him waking up with a wet face, fear of loud noises, and a birthmark on his temple, the boy has always felt like there is someone he is missing. Dean (21), the third year swimming club’s president at T- University has also spent his life searching for someone whose faces he can not remember. The red thread of fate that had tied them together in their past life once again pulls the two boys back to each other, tieing them to each other and a past that might not be worth remembering, but a love that is unforgettable. Because the red thread that binds the two hearts together will always lead one back to the other. Even though it might tangle or stretch, but it will never break. (Source: Soju at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel “The Red Thread” by LazySheep.
This is my first time watching a BL drama and…well, if you thought the first 8 minutes of Up! was a storytelling masterpiece, wait until you see the first 8 minutes of this! I literally bawled my eyes out at 1am, watching this. I know there’s a book/manga about it, but I can’t get my hands on an English version, so I guess on top of learning Korean, I’m going to have to start learning the Thai language, so I can experience more of these amazing stories.
Until We Meet Again is, at heart, a story about two young men who are lovers and in love with each other in a time when they can’t be together. It starts abruptly, with them already drenched from the rain, crying and saying goodbye to each other. Then their father’s arrive and disapprove, but they continue to profess their love. For me, the acting of the two main characters was stunning. They literally gazed longingly at each other like there was nothing else they wanted in life. Sadly, by the end of 8 minutes, tragedy strikes and – they end up in the future, reincarnated into a world that is (a tiny bit?) more accepting of gay relationships, and have to find their way back to each other. Hence, the title. Even in the first episode, there is SO MUCH emotion! I had feels from head to toe, what with the beginning, then the flashbacks, and the slow drip of realisation that they’d met before…loved before! Ugh, my heart hurts so much, and I tear up every time I think of that beginning. A TV show has NEVER done that to me before.
But, don’t let that put you off. Although it’s a BL drama, there are lots of female characters and they are funny as heck (especially Manaow)! I mean, after the first 8 minutes, I had to pause for 10 minutes to regain my emotions (and download the entire soundtrack) but once I got back to it, I was giggling my way through the reincarnated storyline, thanks to the girls who were awesome. Sure, it’s a little big of over-acting, compared to what I’m used to, but when it’s hilarious and sweet, I don’t care!