Endorphins X Serotonin

The resumption of classes had been both good and overwhelming. It’s good because there is enough distraction from bad politics brewing just about anywhere. Of course, the change from fiction reading to more academic and scholarly articles makes it quite overwhelming. Hahaha! Don’t worry; it’s better than doing nothing, so I’m going forth! Char.

Speaking of school and pressure, there’s no better way of chilling and getting some good vibes than watching good TV series. After marathon-ing the first two seasons of Suits, I’m half-way done with the Asian series called Hormones. It was created and produced by GTH Channel from Thailand and is directed by Songyos Sugmakanan (he made a movie of the same title in 2008). The 14-episode series has recently finished its first run and has been renewed for a second season.

The series tackles different issues that beset Thai teenagers: from the usual teenage concerns of making and choosing friends, maintaining academic standings, and occasional bullying, to more complex issues such as getting into vices (i.e. drinking alcohol, smoking), premarital sex, adolescent relationships, and sexuality. The themes may sound familiar to Filipino audiences used to Sunday afternoon teenage dramas that found its niche during the late 90’s to early 2000s (read: TGIS, Tabing Ilog, Click, G-Mik). But it’s quite new in Thailand; primarily because the country projects a conservative attitude towards these more “provocative” themes, which is also the reason why most of them are considered taboo. You’ll notice that when you get to see blurred images of cigarettes and alcoholic drinks throughout the series. In short, Hormones is halfway between the more daring Skins UK and teeny-bopper Filipino teenage series. Hahaha.

No full reviews yet since I still have two episodes to watch. If you are interested or just curious, here’s the Youtube link forHormones with English subtitles. The subs are mostly broken English but you’ll get the story anyway. It also has an impressive soundtrack, even if I don’t understand Thai. Hehehehe. I promise to learn to speak, read and write it in the near future. Hahahaha! Here’s a sample:



Enjoy! J

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Endorphins X Serotonin

The resumption of classes had been both good and overwhelming. It’s good because there is enough distraction from bad politics brewing just about anywhere. Of course, the change from fiction reading to more academic and scholarly articles makes it quite overwhelming. Hahaha! Don’t worry; it’s better than doing nothing, so I’m going forth! Char.

Speaking of school and pressure, there’s no better way of chilling and getting some good vibes than watching good TV series. After marathon-ing the first two seasons of Suits, I’m half-way done with the Asian series called Hormones. It was created and produced by GTH Channel from Thailand and is directed by Songyos Sugmakanan (he made a movie of the same title in 2008). The 14-episode series has recently finished its first run and has been renewed for a second season.

The series tackles different issues that beset Thai teenagers: from the usual teenage concerns of making and choosing friends, maintaining academic standings, and occasional bullying, to more complex issues such as getting into vices (i.e. drinking alcohol, smoking), premarital sex, adolescent relationships, and sexuality. The themes may sound familiar to Filipino audiences used to Sunday afternoon teenage dramas that found its niche during the late 90’s to early 2000s (read: TGIS, Tabing Ilog, Click, G-Mik). But it’s quite new in Thailand; primarily because the country projects a conservative attitude towards these more “provocative” themes, which is also the reason why most of them are considered taboo. You’ll notice that when you get to see blurred images of cigarettes and alcoholic drinks throughout the series. In short, Hormones is halfway between the more daring Skins UK and teeny-bopper Filipino teenage series. Hahaha.

No full reviews yet since I still have two episodes to watch. If you are interested or just curious, here’s the Youtube link forHormones with English subtitles. The subs are mostly broken English but you’ll get the story anyway. It also has an impressive soundtrack, even if I don’t understand Thai. Hehehehe. I promise to learn to speak, read and write it in the near future. Hahahaha! Here’s a sample:



Enjoy! J

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