- Starring: Boss Chaikamon Sermsongwittaya | Noeul Nuttarat Tangwai | Fort Thitipong Sengngai | Peat Wasuthorn Chaijinda
- Episodes: 14 (45 min.)
- Aired: August 18 – November 10, 2022
- Network: GMM 25
- Where to Watch: iQIYI / Viki
If you have read some of my reviews from last year, you’d know that my least favorite drama last year was TharnType. I disliked it so much that it kept me away from the BL genre for almost a year! So this fall, when I saw everyone talking about this show, Love In The Air, I gave it a look. Saw that the same woman who did TharnType did this, and on the shelf, it went. Oh, how wrong I was to do that. Not only is this a completely different vibe from TT, but the structure of the show was also split between the main couples so it felt like you were not missing out on enough time for each couple. Also, the cast are all fresh actors and the heat level was turned up in this kitchen.
As for plot… I don’t want to say it wasn’t deep, but it you didn’t need a life jacket to wade through. The first half of the show was dedicated to Payu and Rain, not exactly enemies to lovers but more of a senior and junior with a slight D/s dynamic going on. Rain is a bratty freshman and Payu is the graduated god of his department. What sold this couple was the chemistry between Boss and Noeul and Boss’ Payu. Rain was an annoying ditz of a character most of the whole show but when he was with Payu, he was tolerable. Not to mention, their NC-17 scenes were *chef’s kiss*. Their drama pockets weren’t deep either. A small kidnapping but nothing to major. Love is the plot basically.
Part two is a different story. It was all about the cat-and-mouse chase between Payu and Rain’s best friends Prapai and Sky. Personally, I found this half much more interesting. They started their whole game with a one-night stand that happens at the beginning of the timeline of the show. So everything overlaps but things didn’t have that annoying feeling of seeing the same thing twice. Off the bat, Sky is 10 times more interesting than Rain could ever be. Sky gives us the tragic boy past and Prapai is giving us the rich boy Manwhore. Once he meets Sky is he a changed man and Fort and Peat do a fantastic job at showing both of those personalities off. Their chemistry was also insane and even though I hate real-life shipping of actors, these two make me believe something is going on. Again, plot isn’t deep but it does get a little dark once you learn of Sky’s past.
Was this show perfect? Hell no. The pacing of it was rather questionable. The plot was scrapped for NC scenes. Do I give a shit? Fuck no. The show isn’t something you go in expecting some Shakespearean revelation or some Speilberg masterpiece. It is the equivalent of those trashy romance novels your mom used to read from the grocery store but with hot men. And I’m perfectly fine with that.
Comfort Score: 10/10
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