BL (Boys’ Love) Series have been there over the past years. In addition, many TV network stations from many countries have been commercially producing this media genre tackling male-to-male romances made for a presumed women audience.
2gether: The Series has been talked about and mentioned by Filipino fans online as a series to look into this 2020.
Not more than a month before its release, each episode has always been on the top trending list on Twitter.
The show exhibits a classic, typical school setting storyline yet others have to agree that the producers and the director, Wirachit Thongjila, gives new standards in creating such series.
Moreover, 2gether: The Series is based on a novel by JittiRain, a famous BL writer in Thailand who also had works made into series such as the ‘Theory of Love’.
It is aired in GMMTv, a top production company for series such as these in Thailand.
The story line
The story starts when Tine (Win Metawin) has a gay admirer, Green, that he wants to get free from. With nothing left choices, his friends suggested to date the hottest, most charming guy in their university, Sarawat (Bright Vachirawit).
Sarawat is known for being silent yet obnoxious guy. He is known for his mouth dropping looks and his skills in guitar. To get Green out of Tine’s sight, he asks Sarawat an unconventional request of being his fake boyfriend.
The character of Bright being rude, he declines at first but eventually agrees. As their fake relationship continues, love begins to bloom. Sarawat and Tine get mixed feelings with each other. As the story continues, people begin to enter, as well as common ups and downs of the story are revealed.
Ping, the head admin of BrightWin Philippines Official, shared their thoughts regarding the show.
The series is a perfect 10 for me. It always makes my heart flutter and giggle. They used a natural attack on every scene that it almost looks like they were not acting at all. The director put drama and deep context in every line.twitter: @brightwinphil
Actors behind Sarawat and Tine
The series showcases two great actors who played their first lead roles. One of which is Bright Vachirawit, an actor, singer, host, and model. He is best known for his role as a Young Peng in the television series My Ambulance in 2019.
Bright is known for his amazing looks and his charming lips emphasized by his arched cupid’s bow. In addition, he is of Thai-American descent and speaks Thai and English fluently.
Apparently, Bright knows how to play several instruments, including the guitar and drums. He started his acting career at the age of 15.
Another is Win Metawin, who is a new face in this industry. He just started his acting and modeling career recently and had 2gether: The Series as his first project.
Moreover, in his Twitter interaction with fans, he revealed that his favorite soccer player is Futbol Club Barcelona’s forward, Lionel Messi. (Kim Bok Joo is that you? LOL!) He uses his free time for working out at the gym.
Ethan, the head admin of Team Sarawat and Tine Facebook Group which had the most trending posts and leading social media group dedicated to the series, shared their message to fans looking up for Bright and Win.
Our messages to all the fans of Bright x Win, let us not degrade other fans, instead embrace them and treat them as one of our families. Let us continue to love both our SARALEO and NUISANCE.
‘2gether’ craze in PH
With the first 6 episodes (as of this writing), it has reached 50 million views which is a breakthrough for all BL Series since it has received recognition and love from the viewers.
2gether: The Series has reached this milestone since it caters to international audiences by providing subtitles in different foreign languages besides Thai.
The series also touched the hearts of many Filipino fans for it showcased a comedic style, yet with a romantic twist that suites the tastes of Pinoys in seryes.
PH Fansclub and Media Hubs
To continuously support the show and the actors as well, PH fans created local fans club and media hubs.
‘2gether The Series PH’ on Facebook described Bright and Win as great actors and great influencers for their fans.
Bright, as far as we know, is a very sweet and thoughtful boy to his family, friends, and fans. We have been closely following him since 2018 and we’ve witnessed his life in show business through his appearances in Television and him being active in his social media. As an actor, he’s definitely the best cos he can portray and deliver his character’s emotions well. He’s very versatile, too. He’s amenable to any roles given to him—be it being extra or being the main lead. He can easily adapt to whatever roles he may play.
Win, on the other hand, is just new to the showbiz industry. We were able to have a glimpse on him when he was introduced by GMMTV back in August 2019 as one of the main leads in ‘2GETHER The Series’. And 2GETHER is actually his first appearance in a Television. We don’t know much about him yet. But based on our observation the way he interacted with his fans, he’s just the same on-and-off the cam. He has that bubbly personality, and a charming smile always ready to greet you.
‘Bright Vachirawit Philippines’ and ‘Win Metawin Philippines’ also described why they easily fell in love with the series and the characters themselves.
There is an overwhelming popularity of Thai BL series and watching these shows is an investment of time for the audience. It’s different for every fans on how they got hooked in a drama, and since most of this shows were the live adaptations from comic-books or novel we already have an idea how the story would go. It basically depends on the execution of the live version and most importantly the chemistry of the main artists. Probably at first the portrayal of Sarawat and Tine got us hooked as they honestly fit the characters but the cliffhanging feels at the end of each episode got it more interesting, if not frustrating. It may seem like a torture but it’s good to have something to look forward to every late Friday night.
The affiliation also narrated their reactions on all the love being received by the main cast nowadays.
They are undeniably are good looking boys. Win’s smile and Bright’s expressive eyes are what initially would make every person’s hearts flutter. But as we get to know them through the stories of some of our Thai friends, we can’t help but appreciate them more. Aside from being active in interacting with their fans online, it was said that they are also very approachable in person, just like any other Thai artists. We love the fact that the Thai BL community is growing and Bright and Win are some of the artists that people are curious about which opens the opportunity for others to discover the Thai BL series. Also, we are glad that they are also being appreciated because of their acting talents and that they are gaining the recognition they deserve.
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