I’m so glad most of my doubts disappeared as I got to the end of this one.
I’ll keep this short because my ‘first impressions’ article covers a lot (apologies for taking so long to finish this up). However, there were a few things that did leave an impact on me after watching the entire series. Unexpectedly, I found the characters growing on me as well, so much so that I was sad to see the series end. But more on to that later.
I loved how the cinematography of the series kept getting better with more episodes being released. The slow-motion shots were sparse, and product placement didn’t pop up every 3 minutes anymore. And most of all, the summery colour palette was so aesthetically pleasing.
First things first, let’s get to the couples in the series. While my feelings about the main leads—Thorn (played by Suar Kritsanaphong Sripattiyanon) and Fah (Tae Chayapat Kongsub)—pretty much remain the same, my opinions on the other two have definitely changed over time. With Thorn and Fah, there seemed to be conflict that could have been avoided, and this might have impacted my liking for them. The entire arc after Thorn injures himself during a game made me feel uneasy ( mostly the odd time skips and Coach Tuan’s return), mainly because I am not a big fan of miscommunication derailing the relationship (but that’s how it is sometimes). I do, however, like how they reconcile their differences by the end of episode 11.
The same thing goes for Aii (Jump Kananat Yansukon) and Saen (Boom Thanut Jiraratchakit). Aii’s dilemma regarding his scholarship and his relationship with Saen make the two of them go back and forth, with the latter pushing Aii to put himself first instead of giving up his dreams for their relationship. I was frustrated with them while also accepting that it’s a difficult decision nonetheless.
The trajectory that I was most impressed with (and surprised me the most) was that of the relationship between Vee (Porsche Tanathorn Charoenratanaporn) and Dome (Kris Sakris Strickland). At first, I was not sure how I felt about them. However, looking at how much they both valued Pan’s feelings (Vee’s sister, played by Apple Lapisara Intarasut) and how the relationship progressed, I realised how much they’d changed as characters. With Vee’s physical, mental and emotional rejection of what was going on between him and Dome, and the latter giving him space to sort out his feelings, I came to accept the fact that they may have been the ones who saw the most extensive growth in the entire series despite the ongoing moral/ethical debate around them.
The ones that kept me eagerly waiting for each episode were the people and the events surrounding these three couples. The wholesome basketball team who believed in giving Thorn and Fah their space, Coach Big and his awkward face every time he walked in on the main couple, Pete and his drunk talk, and even the festive hazing ceremony brought things full circle. I loved Fluke even more by the end of the series. She becomes the head of the cheerleading club, and the kind of acceptance regarding her gender makes me envious and long for something of the sort.
Overall, the plot (and the multiple subplots) may not be as well–rounded as we want it to be, and the episodes right before the ending may have put people off, but I’m sure the viewers thoroughly enjoyed the show for what it was. The highlight for me was the sort-of-open ending they gave us with Vee and Dome—much like the debate surrounding them, there was not much closure to their relationship, but it gave us something to think about and enjoy at the same time. Do give it a try so that you don’t miss out on the cute moments and the summery vibes that the series offers.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (if I could, I would’ve given it something between that and four, but that’d be weird, so I’m just leaving this here).
☆ You’re My Sky stars Tae Chayapat, Suar Kritsanaphong featured in L’Officiel Thailand.
☆ You’re My Sky stars Tae Chayapat, Suar Kritsanaphong, Jump Kananat, Boom Thanut, Kris Strickland, Porsche Tanathorn featured in Lips Garcon Official