Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — The hit Thai romantic-comedy show/BL, “2gether: The Series” is heading to Netflix this July 30.
The show has become a massive hit after garnering millions of hits on YouTube, creating a worldwide following for its stars Bright Vachirawit and Win Metawin. The first part of the pilot episode alone has 10 million views, while the rest of the episode has over five million views each.
Last June, iWant picked up the Thai T.V. show for a Filipino dub, which brought Sarawat and Tine’s love story to a wider audience.
If you still haven’t seen the series, “2gether” is about Tine (Win) and Sarawat (Bright), two college boys who find themselves in a fake relationship but eventually, like in any rom-com, start to have feelings for each other.
Although the series is essentially free on YouTube from the GMMTV channel, watching it on Netflix gives fans a chance to binge “2gether” by watching complete episodes seamlessly unlike on YouTube where each episodes is cut into four parts — although watching it there is an experience of its own, with the show’s advertisements becoming iconic to fans.
Fans can rewatch the show in time for the special “Still 2gether,” which is set to air this August. The five-episode show continues the story of Sarawat and Tine, as well as their other couple friends, after the events of the first season.
“2gether” set the Boys Love craze in the Philippines, which has now several Boys Love shows (such as “Gameboys” and “Hello Stranger”) streaming on YouTube as well as a few still in production.
The show joins the list of Thai BL shows on Netflix such as “Love Sick: The Series” and “SOTUS: The Series.” Netflix has also recently added several Thai shows in its catalogue, including “Girl from Nowhere,” about a mysterious girl who exposes the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty of every school she goes to; and “The Maid,” about a new maid who uncovers her employers’ secrets and encounters supernatural inhabitants.
BL fans can also enjoy the mystery show “The Stranded,” which is the first Thai Netflix Original Series, and stars a few BL actors such as Oab Oabnithi (“The Blue Hour”) and Perth Tanapon (“Love By Chance” and “Until We Meet Again’).