Cherry Magic Thailand (2023) poster
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  • Pays: Thailand
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 12
  • Diffusé: déc. 9, 2023 - mars 2, 2024
  • Diffusé Sur: Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: GMM 25 ViuTV
  • Durée: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 2,942 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #1902
  • Popularité: #880
  • Classification du contenu: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Aaku
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déc. 9, 2023
12 épisodes vus sur 12
Complété 0
Globalement 10
Histoire 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Musique 10
Degrés de Re-visionnage 10
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I am spellbound by their magic!!

"Cherry Magic" is a series that has captivated my heart from its opening scenes to the closing credits, weaving a spell that I simply can't resist. The characters, the office vibes, their chemistry, and that slight touch of magic – it's got everything that makes my heart skip a beat.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!

It is set up in an office premises. It starts with Achi talking about him turning 30 and how a standard life of 30 year old should be, only to confess that his life lacks all those elements. But to his surprise, he gains magical power of reading people's mind and that's where everything begins. Achi, he is clumsy, under confident and at the same time innocent, extremely adorable and kind but also relatable. Damn I can definitely see why Karan is so whipped for him- I mean who wouldn't be?

Then we have Karan, he is confident, achiever and has the standard 30 year old life according to Achi. But more than that he is whipped for Achi. He is a walking green flag. He has a secret crush on him and he finds everything that Achi does adorable and I don't blame him because I ain't any different. They both are adorable and so is their chemistry. Damn their interactions, subtle touches, glances, those inner monologues, those visions from Karan's imagination, those kisses, those moments, everything, I am loving and enjoying everything.

Let's talk about the real magic of "Cherry Magic" - those lines and moments that hit you right in the feels. Like the line, 'Sometimes I even feel relieved that in a world where I seem to fade into the background, Karan always sees me.' I mean, can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this!! And it's not just the words; it's the way they play it out. As Achi looks at Karan when Karan is passing by his seat in the bus, he remembers all the moments with Karan. More so the moment, in the retreat, when he thought no one would want to pair up with him and he just aimlessly, without looking backward, walks backward and collides with Karan's front. Their eyes lock, Karan smiles and the question, "Do you want to pair up with me?" unfolds like a fairytale. Sounds cliche I know but trust me, that moment felt so magical. I was legit smitten by this scene and it's not just a one time thing. I have so many favorite lines and moments- be it that rooftop moments or the beach moment or the pre Loi krathong festival moments or those read my mind moments or those absolutely heart melting video calls.

Talking about the supporting characters, first and foremost I love Pai. She is so cute, charismatic and moreover I feel her. Aaaaahhhh my heart!!! Also, her chemistry with Rock is so adorable. Rock is kind of talkative, funny and cheerful guy and he is whipped for Pai and I am too. Moreover, their confession scene was so so cute. Moving on to Min and Jinta, I love them no less. Jinta, he is a really funny guy. He also gains the magical power of reading minds and the way he was freaking out about it and trying to avoid people's touch, it's hilarious. Moreover, the cat's thoughts really cracks me. And the confession scene of Min and Jinta, it had me rolling and blushing. They are so adorable.

Also, the ost Loudest love, oh my god I absolutely love it. I have been listening to it on loop. To top it, the ost 'Everything is magic' is Achi's pov and 'Voice within' is Karan's pov , both the mvs are connected and it's so adorable plus ear pleasing. I am absolutely smitten by them.

Highly Highly Highly Recommended!!!!

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BL Compilations
9 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
déc. 9, 2023
11 épisodes vus sur 12
En cours 4
Globalement 9.0
Histoire 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Musique 9.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 8.5

adorable adaptation

Overall: the first episodes really wowed me with honoring the source material/Japanese series but putting its own Thai touch on it. There were a few items I wish had been done differently but a solid romcom that I enjoyed. 12 episodes about 45 minutes each. Airing on VIU with English subtitles (you need a VPN first set to Thailand and then click on the link) https://www.viu.com/ott/th/en/vod/2281332/Cherry-Magic-30-ยังซิง

Content Warnings: harassment, manhandling, body shaming, non con recording, vomiting

What I Liked
- good reference to the manga
- sweet/cute moments
- funny parts
- good kissing/intimacy
- Achi and Karan had some solid communication and cleared up misunderstandings relatively quickly
- production value

Room For Improvement
- though I was looking forward to the increased runtime, it ended up dragging a little at certain points
- happy they avoided the episode 11 curse but that was a stupid "plan"
- similar to the manga (but dissimilar to the Japanese live action) Karan is too grabby a few times with Achi
- space sound they sometimes have when Achi hears inner thoughts
- cat looked very well fed/taken care of for a stray cat
- did the dancer's hair change color at times? (continuity error?)
- disappointed with Pai's character, she gave an awesome empowerment speech towards the beginning of the series and then they had her go a very familiar route
- overt product placement is a negative as compared to the Japanese series but I didn't take off points for product placements as it funds series

International Release: on December 20th 2023 after 2 episodes aired on YouTube internationally, GMMTV stated that it could no longer air Cherry Magic internationally. It is on VIU to those in Thailand (has English subtitles). Although it's difficult to know who exactly is to blame for such a huge mess up, I think there's blame on both sides. A Japanese copyright holder (who we know is not the manga author) maybe wanted money/more money for international broadcast rights which were perhaps not included in the contract with GMMTV (and GMMTV should have triple checked they had an iron clad contract before production and if they couldn't get one, they never should have adapted it). Nonetheless, the viewing numbers (at least based on tweets) seemed to be very high.

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Renseignements

  • Drama: Cherry Magic Thailand
  • Pays: Thaïlande
  • Épisodes: 12
  • Diffusé: déc. 9, 2023 - mars 2, 2024
  • Diffusé On: Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: GMM 25, ViuTV
  • Durée: 45 min.
  • Classification du contenu: 13+ - Adolescents de 13 ans ou plus

Statistiques

  • Score: 8.1 (marqué par 2,942 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #1902
  • Popularité: #880
  • Téléspectateurs: 17,346

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