On Cloud Nine is a six episode mini-series that looks amazing, and I must say the cinemaphotography is breathtaking.
The series starts with Mork (Rossi Nonthakorn) yelling as his voice echoes through a beautiful valley. Suddenly, Tiew (Meen Nattakrit) strolls past him and yells in the same way. Their conversation gives you the feeling that maybe Tiew knows Mork and even loves him. But alas, it seems like Mork has no idea who Tiew is. The longing on Tiew’s face made me sad. Whenever Mork thinks of Tiew, he magically appears and always has a smile on his face.
As the show progresses, there is an unusual romance being recounted. Chiang Mai is where they meet. There is a common belief that if you walk to the middle of the Tha Phae Gate and take 99 steps, you will meet your soulmate. This folklore is significant to the storyline. As Tiew and Mork meet there twice, you ponder if this was fate. The feeling of déjà vu is prevalent throughout the pilot episodes. This secret is relevant to both Mork and Tiew.
Only two episodes in, and I’m totally transfixed by the show. The cinematography is spectacular and enchanting. Meen and Rossi’s chemistry is exceptionally subtle, natural, and unique. This is a very interesting show. The subject of meeting your soulmate and the risk of forgetting them feels quite personal to me. I can’t wait for episode three and see where Mork and Tiew go from here. I hope for a happy ending. Let’s follow them both on this uniquely fantastic journey and see if we get our wish!
Rating- 4 out of 5