- Starring: Mew Suppasit Jongcheveevat | Gulf Kanawut Traipipattanapong
- Episodes: 12 (55 Min.)
- Aired: October 7, 2019 – January 6, 2020
- Network: GMM One
- Where to Watch: Line TV
I don’t think there has been a show that I actively hate watched before. When I went looking for BL drama recommendations, all I saw and heard from everyone was that I needed to watch TharnType. I would like to go back to those people and have them REALLY watch this show outside of the obvious things that worked.
First let me say the things I did like about this show because there are only a few in comparison. I really enjoyed the supporting characters of Type’s friends. Techno was a joy to watch with his busybody self and welcomed comic relief. I also really liked Tharn’s family. His little sister Thanya was so adorable. And lastly what I liked was the obvious sexual chemistry that both Tharn and Type had. I know people have said that these two characters have had amazing chemistry, I just didn’t see it past the lust. There were times where I wished they’d just shut up and kiss because the things coming out of their mouths were so terrible.
Speaking of terrible, lets get into the things I didn’t like about this drama. Type. His charactization of a homophobic person was spot on because he was truly hateful and maybe his reasonings were a bit out there but I felt like he really was suffering from PTSD and trauma from being sexually abused. And what this show did was use it as a driving force to put these two together. It felt forced and false. Because why would someone who is a firm hater of gays from beginning to end say to his gay roommate that he will have sex with him because he owes him something? MAKE IT MAKE SENSE PLEASE! Now Tharn on the other hand should have been a saving grace but the fact that he took the abuse that Type spewed each time made me feel uncomfortable. On top of that, the acting from both these leads felt stiff and robotic at times. I could not STAND how Tharn’s actor would basically tilt his head to the side and act with his chin the whole time. Sir, we know you’re short, you don’t have to do these things.
When these two finally got together and then had a constant back and forth of jealous moments, I started to grow bored and really just hoped for moments when they would bone. There were underlining antagoinistic forces in the form of Tharn’s first lover, ex-boyfriend and even someone who is obsessed with him. These all felt like attempts to deepend the bond between Tharn and Type but when your foundation is rocky, how can your relationship be anything besides toxic?
In the end, this show is basically a look at how humans are now obsessed with toxic relationships. These two characters should have never been together and I really couldn’t get behind supporting their romantic storyline because it was laced in toxicity. The only thing I got out of this was some good sexual chemistry in the form of nice kisses and some funny moments from secondary characters. As a drama it is good to have some angst but please make it make sense. No idea why this was such a hyped drama.
Acting : 5/10
Story : 4/10
Music : 6/10
Overall : 5/10
Recommended For : If you like that toxic shit
Fave Song : “Be Mine” – Pop Jirapat/Kaownah
4 thoughts on “Lazy Unnie’s Couch: TharnType”
I love enemies to lovers and admit I liked the sexy times in this series. I also got caught up in that ridiculous drama about the psychopath in love with Tharn. But boy is it problematic. First, Type is obviously damaged and was raped, but Tharn forces himself onto him in the shower. Actually, Tharn doesn’t seem to be particularly concerned about this obviously traumatic childhood event. Ugh. Second, Tharn was raped when he was 14 and yet no one ever says anything. 14! They don’t even call it rape. And he’s still sort of friends with the guy. Wtf? Oh, and let’s not forget the guy who’s in love with his own brother and seems resigned to just pining away for him instead of getting the psychological help he so obviously needs.
LMAO > “Sir, we know you’re short, you don’t have to do these things.”
And Cosign. I didn’t love this show either. I did a blog comparing it to another not great show with toxic relationships and said I liked that one better and I think people were not hyped. Tons of readers, no likes lol.
I totally forgot about that with Tharn! There was so much more I could have gone into about this show that just didn’t sit well with me. Especially about Tar and the fact that he was also sexualized super young. Ugh.
People love to hate if you don’t instantly love a hyped show. But this was way too toxic for its own good.