I’m not really interested in Thai stuff but I do know the Thai boy band Golf&Mike, as I first thought they were Japanese. Surprisingly these two days I’ve been watching this Thai drama called “Love Beyond Frontier” starring Golf&Mike as the leading male roles. This is my first time ever watching a Thai drama so I do feel a bit unusual because of the language.
Basically this story is about this half Thai-Japanese young guy, Mike who came to Thailand to search for his mother without knowing Thailand or the language. Golf is a young Thai guy who has a dream to become a singer & great dancer. Peul is a young girl who loves Japanese culture and is the owner of Golf’s apartment. Being unfamiliar with the place and not knowing the language Mike has encountered many unexpected problems. He met a girl Pat who took care of him, giving him a place to stay and food to eat. All four of them will know each other and while living under the same roof they got to know more of each other.
I’ve watched 5 episodes of it already, the storyline isn’t strong enough to grab attention but surprisingly it’s something I continued watching after finish watching the first episode. It’s relaxing and quite humours which is fun to watch. But I do find some parts quite absurd, like how Mike encounter a lot of problems because of not knowing the language but he could have talked in English, or even saying 1 or 2 words in English where it could make his life easier. Also a girl letting a random guy where she doesn’t even know his background to live with her is quite impossible these days. If it was a manga or anime I would accept this kind of plot but for a real life drama it’s quite impossible to happen.
In within these 5 episodes it doesn’t seem the story have been moving much, Mike is still living with Pat and not even bother to go find his mother. I don’t get why Pat doesn’t go find an interpreter for Mike, so that she’ll understand why he’s in Thailand. Golf’s part was nothing special yet as it always showing him teasing Pat or fighting with Peul.
I think a lot of actors would love starring as Mike’s character, in these 5 episodes I don’t think he said over 10 words. But all the little action he does was really cute; he totally would have a chance of fighting over the L’s spot with Kenichi Matsuyama with his hairstyle being messed up and long.
I would love to continue watching this drama if there were more episodes being subbed. Really want to see how the four of them get together and totally want to see Mike start talking instead of doing hand signals.