Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Not Me

Black and White are twins with a powerful connection. After their parents’ separation, though, White’s father took him abroad, their family effectively severed in two. It isn’t until fifteen years have passed that White—now grown—returns to Thailand. One day, seemingly from nowhere, White feels an agony like death. He recovers in the hospital, but they’re unable to determine the cause. Then he picks up a call from a childhood friend, Tod. Tod tells him that Black is in a coma following a vicious attack and he learns that Black is in a motorcycle gang. Unable to endure the harm done to his brother in silence, and suspecting it was one of Black’s close friends—Sean, Gram, or Yok—who betrayed him, White disguises himself as Black to root out the traitor. But White doesn’t know his brother as well as he thought; he’s not behaving like the Black Sean knows, distrustful and uncaring about the feelings of others. Sean’s suspicious. The difference gets under Sean’s skin and makes him feel things he shouldn’t.

  • Starring: Gun Atthaphan Phunsawat | Off Jumpol Adulkittiporn | Mond Tanutchai Wijitvongtong | First Kanaphan Puitrakul |Papang Phromphiriya Thongputtaruk | Fluke Gawin Caskey
  • Episodes: 14 (45 min.)
  • Aired: December 12, 2021 – March 20, 2022
  • Network: GMM 25
  • Where to Watch: Youtube

The power of the OffGun ship is legendary to any BL fan. Since I’m pretty new to the whole genre, this was my first taste of them, and trust me, it didn’t disappoint when it came to Gun’s chemistry and acting. What I was anticipating to be a more mature BL turned into more of an anti-establishment anarchistic view of the world with some hot boys who either fight each other or make out.

So like the description says, Black and his twin White, have this twin psychic thing where they are so in tune with each other that if one feels pain, the other does as well. Because of this and maybe because their marriage was shit, their parents divorced and they pull a parent trap and separate the brothers. That is until Black is almost murdered and put in a coma, White goes undercover as Black to see who hurt his brother. Truthfully, I was confused. There was this mystery about what happened to Black and I was down for that but then it turned into this anti-establishment show and that is where it lost me a bit. I figured out who the bad guy was very early so that part was pretty boring after a bit. But what kept me interested was seeing White and Sean, one of Black’s crew members, have this weird hatred/flirtation happen. Because I really don’t see how Black’s crew of anarchist friends couldn’t tell that White wasn’t Black. I mean, he changed his clothes and added a couple of tattoos (extreme but whatevs) but at the core, he was still a square. Ultimately, it was Gun’s acting that made it believable that he was both twins.

At the core, it was less BL and more political agenda in the plot, but there were still boys kissing boys. And friends pining for friends. The other couples and supporting characters did a great job when Off Gun was not on the screen. Especially First’s character of Yok. Maybe it was my bias of him because I freaking love the actor, but I loved the character of Yok. Like his story of his deaf/mute mom trying to keep a job and him fighting for that right basically. But also at the same time falling for a rebel police officer who is tied to Sean in some way. Yok and Dan, the cop, had a cat-and-mouse relationship that was sexy and heartfelt. I freaking need more of them.

It took me a while to watch this. The pacing wasn’t the best. There were a few subplots that just felt thrown in for the sake of it. Again, there were aspects of the political side that I just didn’t get. If they had spent a little more time on backstory, I would have cared more. The plot was different and I liked the darkness of it. It wasn’t some school drama that can be super predictable and boring. I loved the cinematography and it showed a part of Thailand that isn’t mostly seen in dramas. Not Me made me a firm believer in the dynamic of OffGun. Sign me up for more.

Acting: 8/10
Story: 7/10
Music: 6/10
Comfort Score: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10

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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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