Destiny Seeker is a Thai BL series about two feisty university rivals. The main characters attend a prestigious engineering school, which requires all students to live on campus. Both protagonists are the leaders of separate dormitory buildings, which have been involved in an ongoing feud. Despite treating each other as adversaries, the relationship changes in their senior year. They struggle to admit their secret feelings for one another.
I was bored throughout most of Destiny Seeker. The unimaginative plots, choppy storytelling, childish shenanigans, and annoying secret crushes hardly inspired me. However, the series gains momentum in the last few episodes, highlighting a cute romance. The attractive couple flirts delightfully and delivers a passionate encounter in the finale. That steamy sex scene makes me blush!
Destiny Seeker Summary
Around 8 hours
Cute and sweet
Around 45 minutes
Ai is a student attending the Unicorn Institute of Technology & Innovation University. This start-up university is a famous institution across Asia. It only accepts engineering majors. Before graduation, seniors can present their project proposals to a panel of investors for financing. If their pitches are successful, they may receive money to turn their business ideas into a reality.
The university has strict rules and requires all students to live on campus. The male student body is divided into six buildings, each with a faction name. At the start of each year, the freshmen undergo multiple tests during orientation day. These tests range from physical competition to mental quizzes. Based on the results, they will receive a score for each category. Their scores determine which dormitory building they will live in for the next four years.
Ai, a senior in his final year, is the leader of Dorm Building #3. His dorm represents "Charm". Ai is a reliable figurehead and helps his tenants with various day-to-day issues. He shares a dorm room with Touch, his best friend since the first day of school. Ai is also close to Meen, a famous student who works part-time as an actor. Men's celebrity status means he struggles with class attendance and school performances. Ai tries to help him pass his courses.
Ai's dorm building has a heated rivalry with Building #2. This faction is also known as the "Strength" team. Songkhram is the leader of this dorm building. Confident and intelligent, Songkhram often clashes with Ai. None of the students on either side get along with each other. Songkhram also butts heads with Ohm, Ai's childhood friend and relative. Songkhram and Ohm's strained relationship means Ai further opposes his rival.
Ai and Songkhram have treated each other as adversaries for the past four years. Secretly, Songkhram has a crush on his rival and doesn't want to feud with him. However, he's too afraid to confess his feelings. Songkhram's best friend, Bright, also has a crush on Ai. Bright has increased his advances toward Ai recently, making Songkhram nervous. It's their final school year before graduation. Songkhram tries to spend more time with Ai and ease their existing rivalry. Songkhram wants to collect enough confidence to confess his feelings to Ai.
Destiny Seeker Cast
Bank Nuttawatt Thanathaveeprasert (แบงค์ ณฐวัฒน์ ธนทวีประเสริฐ)
Ai is an auto engineering student and the leader of Dormitory Building #3. He has a heated rivalry with Songkhram. Ai has been best friends with Touch since their first day of university. Ai's mother runs a local restaurant. Ai and Ohm are relatives who attend the same school.
Earth Chitsanupong Soeksiri (เอิร์ท ชิษณุพงศ์ เศิกศิริ)
Songkhram is an aerospace engineering student and the leader of Dormitory Building #2. He pretends to have a rivalry with Ai but secretly has a crush on him. Songkhram is scared to confess his feelings. Songkhram's father sells insurance.
Earth Chitsanupong Soeksiri
Earth Chitsanupong Soeksiri (เอิร์ท ชิษณุพงศ์ เศิกศิริ) is a Thai actor. He is born on January 14, 2000. His first BL leading role is the 2023 drama, Destiny Seeker. He also has supporting parts in That's My Candy (2022) and Even Sun (2022).
Boss Natthaphon Musikanan (บอส ณัฐพล มูสิกะนันท์)
Bright is an engineering student and Songkham's best friend. He enjoys playing basketball. Bright and Meen used to be high school friends. However, they are no longer close and barely talk to each other at university. Bright has a secret crush on Ai.
Pre-Saint Nattapat Suwanich (พรีเซ้นต์ ณัฐพัฒน์ สุวานิชย์)
Meen is an engineering student and Ai's friend. He is a famous actor who stars in a popular drama. However, his acting schedule conflicts with his class attendance and school performance. He struggles to get passing grades. Meen and Bright used to be high school friends, but their relationship isn't as close anymore.
Ai's best friend
Stark Enterprise boss
Destiny Seeker Review
Drama Review Score: 6.5
Destiny Seeker lacks a compelling plot. It's one of those superficial BL dramas you watch primarily to see hot guys flirt and make out. If we judge from a storytelling perspective, the quality is unacceptable. The generic series shows little imagination, from the clichéd tropes to the childish shenanigans. Episode after episode, the uneventful narrative bores me with its pointlessness. Destiny Seeker quickly loses my interest with a blur of dull, forgettable, and formulaic scenes.
What actually happened in the first half of Destiny Seeker? I don't recall anything noteworthy. The series begins with a confusing introduction and spends too long on a meaningless university orientation ceremony. The second episode nosedives into a debt-collection storyline, which stands out only because the events are so outlandish. Afterwards, the characters do school assignments, go on a beach trip, and bicker incessantly. Before I knew it, this BL drama was halfway finished without significant developments, overarching plots, or memorable climaxes. What a waste of time.
Destiny Seeker takes too long to progress the couple. Ai and Songkhram spend most of the series in a stagnant dynamic. We learn Songkhram likes Ai in the early episodes, yet he doesn't confess his feelings for whatever reason. The other characters also have secret crushes on each other, creating an annoyingly tangled web of unrequited love. It isn't fun watching everyone pine after each other like timid schoolboys. All the couples, including the secondary pairings, progress slowly and mundanely. None of the romances gain momentum until late in the narrative.
After losing interest in Destiny Seeker, the drama improves during the last few episodes. Once the leads are paired up, they make adorable boyfriends with delightful interactions. From cute flirting to playful teasing, the surprisingly enjoyable BL material revitalizes the narrative. The leads share a comfortable rapport, but it's only revealed near the end when they get together. The series should've highlighted their sparks sooner instead of keeping them apart for so long. I wonder how many viewers grew impatient and quit Destiny Seeker before seeing the couple in action.
Destiny Seeker features two attractive stars (Bank and Earth). I spent most of the series gazing at the eye candy since the boring plot couldn't hold my attention. They should've been a marketable BL couple based on their above-average looks and easygoing chemistry. Yet, the weak love story minimizes their potential. Likewise, the secondary leads (Boss and Pre-Saint) are physically appealing, but their characters seem incompatible. I don't ship Bright and Meen due to a crappy storyline. Destiny Seeker squanders a handsome cast with lacklustre content.
Destiny Seeker has a happy ending as both leads succeed in their ambitions after graduation. However, the events feel rushed and could've been explored more thoroughly. The highlight of the finale is a sizzling sexual encounter that makes me blush. Oh my god, the couple's steamy tongue-to-tongue action almost crosses into softcore erotica territory! I wish Destiny Seeker had displayed this boldness earlier instead of meandering aimlessly for so long. Despite the glimpses of romance, a bland BL drama that only shines in the final stretch is difficult to recommend.
Destiny Seeker has a dull, formulaic story with clichéd tropes, childish shenanigans, and annoying secret crushes. After losing my interest, the stagnant narrative perks up in the last few episodes.
The story takes too long to pair up Ai and Songkham. Once together, they make an adorable couple with cute flirting scenes. Their steamy encounter in the finale is the highlight of the series.
The attractive leads (Bank and Earth) make a marketable couple with easygoing chemistry. The cast gives fine performances, even though the lightweight material doesn't challenge them as actors.
Destiny Seeker has a happy ending as the couple pursues their ambitions successfully. The conclusion is okay, but the events feel rushed. The finale also showcases a sizzling sexual encounter.
The visuals look decent, although there's room for improvement. The outdoor scenes tend to be more dynamic and vibrant. When the series films inside, there's sometimes a slightly low-budget feel.
Destiny Seeker is a generic university BL series with forgettable plots that stagnate for most of the story. It improves in the last few episodes, showcasing a cute telegenic couple that flirts delightfully.
Destiny Seeker Episodes
Destiny Seeker has a total of 10 episodes. Each episode is around 45 minutes long. It is a long BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in under 8 hours. Destiny Seeker started on February 14, 2023 and ended on April 11, 2023.
Destiny Seeker doesn't make the best first impression with a chaotic introduction. What a weird transition from freshman to senior year. It spends too long on the pointless orientation.
This debt storyline is really dumb and dull. I'm quickly losing interest in this series, which desperately needs better plots. All these secret crushes are annoying. Just confess already, geez.
I'm bored. I don't wanna watch the characters do school assignments or fret about their secret crushes. Why doesn't Songkhram just confess his feelings? His behaviour is beyond obvious.
This episode is better. It focuses on a small group of characters, creating a tighter narrative. I also like meeting Ai's mom and seeing her interactions with everyone. The love triangle drama is blah.
Not the generic beach retreat episode! This series follows a typical BL playbook. All the plots are so pointless and go nowhere interesting. Can Ai and Songkham just get together already?
I can't believe the freshmen hooked up earlier than the leads. Too bad I don't care about their characters. Why is it taking so long for Ai & Songkham to get together? Stop dragging out the romance!
Finally, Ai & Songkham are together! Better late than never. I didn't know Meen & Bright shared so much complicated history. Bright acts like a jerk to Meen. I don't ship the secondary couple.
I'm shocked! I really liked this episode! Ai and Songkham make an adorable couple. Their lovey-doveyness is so cute. 😚 Also, hiding the relationship from their friends is a funny subplot.
Hehe, Ai and Songkham are such a lovey-dovey couple. I feel bad their friends foiled the date, but the events are cute and lighthearted. OMFG. Ohm's presentation pitch is vile. What a jackass!
OMG. The sexual encounter is really gutsy! I must dim the lights, close the curtains, and whisper a prayer to God while watching the scene repeatedly. 😳 What's up with those ugly masks!? LMAO.