Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Angel Beside Me

Angel Beside Me


Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Origin: Thailand
Episodes: 12
Air-date: 18 January – 4 April 2020
Starring: Kritsanapoom Pibulsonggram as Mikael Lansaladon Aekisna Ares/Somchai, Ramida Jiranorraphat as Lin, Pongkool Suebsung as Thong, Jirakit Thawornwong as Luke, Juthapich Inn-Chan as Punpun.

Lin is a poor girl who is on the verge of suicide when suddenly been interrupted by a loud crash through the ceiling of her room. An angel known as Michael Lansaladon fell from heaven after observing Lin’s attempt suicide. As a blessed angel in heaven, he understood human’s feelings. Feelings such as taste, excitement, fatigue, anger, pain, and love.

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I started the year watching a show about an Angel and human falling in love and now that we’re halfway into 2020, I have returned with a review of another drama about an Angel and human falling in love. Does this mean that I will need to end the year with another drama with this theme? Mmmm….

I’ve always been able to stumble upon random Thai dramas and this was no difference. From a story standpoint this went as much as you expected it to in some parts and a little differently in others. I found that things were moving quite quickly throughout the episodes and it wasn’t a pace that I was used to at first because I know the trajectory of what happens when stories do this. This much was evident with how slow and unnecessary the span of episodes 6-10 felt. I think the themes that this drama tried to tackle was done a bit more entertaining than others and the whole idea of points reminded me of The Good Place. One of my main issues is that I wasn’t sure exactly which religion they were following the etiquette of—it felt like a bunch of jumbled up ones and a more concise and direct link would’ve been better.

The acting was pretty okay even if I did find character actions to be annoying. I actually decided to watch this for Jane and it was lovely to see the difference between her character here and what I had seen her in Gifted. I was not familiar with the male lead, but he was fine albeit a little unbelievable at times. I actually believed that Luke was perfectly casted. I believed him as every bit the devil that he was.

For the romance, I didn’t fall deeply for it. Once again chemistry is very subjective and tbh I didn’t feel it like I was supposed to. It was still nice enough though. In the beginning, it was interesting to see that Lin just accepted anything Somchai said as is even though she was a bit skeptical but not skeptical enough if you ask me. I mean I personally would not let some random man who fell from the sky live with me no matter how hot he is but that’s just me!! I mean either way I am still a bit of a sucker for cohabitation… Oopsie

Overall this wasn’t a particularly memorable drama, but it was still decent enough. I would’ve ended this after episode 11 because I just found 12 to be overall unnecessary and this is why there shouldn’t necessarily be “happy” endings for every drama. Sometimes a just/bittersweet ending is needed.


Story:7/10
Acting: 7/10
Music: 7/10
Rewatch Value: 6.5/10
Overall: 7/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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