Oh boy, South Korean really started something with that magical piece of web gold that is Lily Fever. First Japan rose to the challenge with Futari Monologue and now it seems that Thailand is up to the challenge as well with this little gem of web mini series, music videos and a short movie!
Yes, this is not just a series. The series is only four episodes, really short episodes (hence mini) but in addition there is also two music videos, one official and the other unofficial. In addition to that there is also a short movie of the series. But the best news? The second season is already in the works, with a teaser for it already dropped online!
Of course all these links will be provided after the jump.
But there is a small catch here! Or big, depending on how you look at things from an overall point of view. You see almost all three mediums are different but at the same time there is an overlap there with the characters. Now, I am not really sure if all three take place in the same universe and by that I mean that all these actors play the same characters in all three, but at least the series and movie are more connected.
Let me explain further. You see in the series the guy that falls for Mean is a different guy to who falls for her, or more like who she falls for in the movie. In the movie, the guy that Mean falls for lost his girl to the Dude that fell for Mean in the series but it is not known if it is the same character since that character from the series actually turned out to be gay in the end. Meanwhile the guy Mean fall for in the movie was in love with a girl (a different girl) that Nim was in love with in the unofficial music video.
Still with me? Okay then.
The official MV meanwhile is all about Mean and Nim, who are obviously our official main couple as in both cases where a guy shows up, both in the movie and the series, in the end Mean always chooses Nim over the boy. I am not sure where the girl in the unofficial music video fall in terms of the overall story. Maybe she was Nim’s previous girlfriend? But if so then Nim should have known the guy in the movie! Then again it is a UNOFFICIAL MV so…
But enough of the explanations. What of our ship! Where do they stand relative to Serang/Kyung-ju and Hinata/Mikage? Well, it goes without saying that Lily Fever is still the Queen of Web-Dramas so that is that. Lily Fever had it all – The awesome comedy, the awesome yuri and then some (Vampires?! Princesses?! Mysterious Butlers?!”) so I guess we should compare it to Futari Mono instead.
G i r l f r i e n d and Futari Mono unfortunately all excel in one aspect of both sides and both don’t bring anything extra our of the norm. Where Futari delivered great comedy but fell short on the yuri side (too light!) meanwhile here G i r l f r i e n d delivers the yuri but falls short in comedy. The movie tries to inject some bit more than the series but it is still not enough. And all the comedy came from other characters not our girls.
Speaking of the title for this, be careful not confuse it with the earlier web series of the same name Girl-friend or the British drama that also started airing this year Girlfriends. This is G I R L F R I E N D, with spaces between each character (for some reason).
As for what I think of this entry from Thailand? Well dear Readers, Nim is up there on the list of favourite characters with Serang. I just lover her! She is at a perfect balance of being cool, taking no shit but never crossing the line! She has these moments where you think she is going psycho-lesbian but she never gets there (thank God).
Meanwhile Mean is also very likeable, though I don’t like that cliché trait of hers where she falls for every guy that approaches her, even though in the end she comes to her senses and chooses Nim. Though too I have to say that I respected her in the movie during that scene where she chose Mean. She said something along the lines of choosing to follow her heart instead of her desires which was why she chose Nim over the guy!
1billion points right there!
This being Thailand of course the quality is top notch, seriously the movie is in frikkin 4K!!! Nim’s character design is to die for and the two have so many great, cute moments that there is no reason to complain. Best of all they actually kiss, more than once! Season 2 teaser has them kissing for crying out loud! And speaking of season 2, I am kind of worried. That kiss was a bit…off! Nim’s reaction during and after it very alarming! What is going on here?! I mean it was initiated by Mean, where all previous kisses had been started by Nim so she should be happy so…
I am worried.
But I am not missing it for the world. Subscribed already to the official channel so as not to miss it for the world!
Anyway, enough talk, jump over for the vids and caps galore…