En of Love: Love Mechanics focuses on a romance between two engineering students. In this Thai BL series, the heartbroken protagonist was recently rejected after confessing his love. He is comforted by a university senior, who helps him move on from his former crush. As they solidify a bond, their feelings are complicated by a lingering girlfriend in the turbulent love triangle.
Love Mechanics is the second story in the En of Love trilogy, although watching the other dramas isn't required to understand the plot. Technically, En of Love: Mechanics is the best out of the three installments, but its sloppy narrative still contains many problematic tropes. While I like the charming actors and their enticing chemistry, they deserve a better showcase than this messy BL romance.
En of Love: Love Mechanics Summary
โปรเจกต์ซีรีส์วาย : กลรักรุ่นพี่
Around 3 hours
Spicy and romantic
Around 45 minutes
Mark is an engineering student who used to have a crush on his friend Bar. However, he was recently rejected after confessing his love. He feels heartbroken and drowns his sorrow by getting drunk at the bar. Mark encounters Vee, an upperclassman and mutual acquaintance from the engineering faculty. Vee is concerned about his university junior and takes care of him throughout the night.
As Mark continues to wallow in self-pity, Vee distracts him with a spontaneous kiss. The next morning, they both feel embarrassed by what happened between them. Vee doesn't want his girlfriend Ploy to know about their kiss. He asks Mark to keep quiet about the encounter.
However, Mark still feels despondent about his rejection. Vee continues checking up on him to ensure he's feeling better. Mark behaves apprehensively and tries to maintain a respectable distance. Nonetheless, Vee is worried and keeps finding excuses to approach him.
One night, Mark sees Bar with his new boyfriend Gun. Although Mark pretends to have moved on from his crush, he's still upset. Vee steps in and tries to take his focus away from the pairing. However, Mark dismisses him and meets up with his friends for drinks. Once there, Mark notices a familiar face at the bar, leading to a scandalous discovery.
En of Love: Love Mechanics Trailer
En of Love: Love Mechanics Cast
War Wanarat Ratsameerat (วนรัตน์ รัศมีรัตน์)
Mark is an engineering student who has a crush on his friend Bar. However, his love confession was recently rejected because Bar already likes somebody else. Mark feels heartbroken and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. He encounters his university senior Vee, who takes care of him throughout the night.
Yin Anan Wong (หยิ่น อานันท์ ว่อง)
Vee is a senior university student from the engineering faculty. He is in a close circle of friends with Bar, Yiwaa, Pond, and Kla. Vee is happily dating his girlfriend Ploy, earning him the reputation of a loyal and doting boyfriend. One night, Vee encounters an intoxicated Mark at the bar and takes care of him, leading to an unexpected kiss.
Gies Patthamapon Aphiwatthanakon
Prom Ratchapat Worrasarn (พร้อม; ราชภัทรวรสาร)
Folk Thitiphat Chankaew (ฐิติบัญณ์ จันทร์แก้ว)
Win Achawin Michaels (วิน อาชวิน ไมเกิ้ล)
Ormsin Supitcha Limsommut (สุพิทชา ลิ้มสมมุติ)
Prat Itthichaicharoen (ปรัชญ์ อิทธิชัยเจริญ)
Aomsin Wongrapee Krusong (วงษ์ระวี ครูส่ง)
Saran Lek Davika (ศรัณย์ นักสอดสี)
Pharaoh Thamrong Cunpisut (ธำรงค์ คุณพิสุทธิ์)
Bever Patsapon Jansuppakitkun (พรรษพล เจนสรรพกิจกุล)
Boom Natthapat Chanchaisombat (ณัฐภัทร ชาญชัยสมบัติ)
Win Thanakom Minthananan (ธนาคม มีนธนานันท์)
Frong Thammasiri Umpujh (ฟร้องซ์ ธรรมศิริ อัมพุช)
- The leads (Yin and War) and many supporting cast members reprise their roles in the 2022 remake, Love Mechanics. However, the actors portraying Bar, Gun, and Ploy do not return. Instead, there are new recasts in their roles.
- Yin and War starred in the 2021 BL series The Best Story. They portrayed a sweet and innocent high school romance.
- Most of the same cast in Love Mechanics also appeared in the other two En of Love stories. The actors playing Bar and Gun (Folk and Win) are the leads in En of Love: Tossara, which take place before the events of Love Mechanics.
- Nuea's actor (Prom) is the star of En of Love: This Is Love Story, which take place after the story in Love Mechanics.
En of Love: Love Mechanics Review
Drama Review Score: 5.8
En of Love: Love Mechanics is the second chapter in a BL trilogy. Among fans, it's usually considered the best out of the three installments. Compared to Tossara (the predecessor) or This Is Love Story (the sequel), it's more vibrant and compelling. With that said, Love Mechanics suffers many of the same narrative woes as its counterparts. The writing is still terribly flawed, plagued with problematic tropes, and I wouldn't label it a good BL drama.
My favourite part of this series is the couple, portrayed by two charming leads (Yin and War) with a sizeable fan following. After completing En of Love: Love Mechanics, I totally understand the appeal of this pairing. Aesthetically, the actors look cute and compatible together. Chemistry-wise, they share a natural and easygoing rapport. From their flirty glances to their muscular abs, the BL package is very complete and presentable. For me, it's all about War and his heavenly smile. I like Yin too, but not as much as I adore War. 😚
However, what I enjoy about this romance has everything to do with the actors and nothing with their roles. My enthusiasm for this couple dies down whenever I'm reminded of the actual storyline. Even though there's a sizzling spark, the characters don't spend enough meaningful time together to depict an authentic connection. I'm perplexed why Vee acts so hung up on Mark. Dude, you just met him? His feelings seem disproportionate, like we're missing huge chunks of relationship development.
Mark and Vee are unsympathetic characters whose despicable actions make it difficult to champion them together. Mark gladly gets involved with unavailable men in relationships and then sulks about being the third party. Vee is a serial adulterer who cheats recklessly, only to grovel for forgiveness after getting caught. I also don't like how Love Mechanics perpetuates toxic behaviour and pretends like they are romantic. A glaring example is when Vee tells Mark to cover up his "revealing" swimsuit at the pool, raising red flags for control freak issues.
En of Love: Love Mechanics is packed with heated arguments and tearful confrontations. It resembles a soap opera, keeping me entertained as the melodrama unravels with constant twists and scandalous antics. However, the story is too rushed, resulting in an incoherent narrative where events suddenly happen with no buildup. Some crucial scenes are oddly missing, explained through a mere line of dialogue instead. I don't know if Love Mechanics ran out of time or simply couldn't convey an articulate plot. Either way, the storytelling sucks.
En of Love: Love Mechanics is marginally better than Tossara and This Is Love Story. However, even the best drama in the En of Love franchise is still a far distance away from decent quality. The bright spots are the two actors, who exude an enchanting magnetism as a BL couple. However, the crappy material limits their potential and they deserve a more solid showcase to display their charisma. I know Love Mechanics is getting a full-fledged remake with the same cast. Let's hope for significant improvements in their second attempt, fingers crossed.
En of Love: Love Mechanics has a messy story that feels rushed and incoherent. The plots don't have enough time to build up organically.
There's an engaging romance in Love Mechanics, but it's all down to the actors. The love story is poorly written and it's hard to champion these annoying characters together.
The actors (War and Yin) have a strong romantic chemistry that carries En of Love: Love Mechanics. They salvage the terribly written material with their charisma and rapport.
Ugh. Love Mechanics has a laughably contrived happy ending that feels undeserved. Why introduce so much drama if you won't resolve it elegantly?
There's little artistry in the En of Love franchise. The production looks very plain with nothing remarkable visually.
The actors bring a bit of pizzaz to En of Love: Love Mechanics, making this awful love story almost watchable. However, they deserve a better BL series than this poorly written material.
En of Love: Love Mechanics Episodes
En of Love: Love Mechanics total of 4 episodes. Each episode is around 45 minutes long. It's a medium-length BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in around 3 hours. En of Love: Love Mechanics started airing on Apr 11, 2020 and finished its last episode on May 2, 2020.
Love Mechanics is the second installment in the En of Love franchise, preceded by Tossara and followed by This Is Love Story. All three stories are pretty separate, so you won't have to watch one to understand the others. In addition, the story released a remake on June 18, 2022. This new ten-episode series is basically a longer version of En of Love: Love Mechanics, expanding on the narrative. It features many cast members in the same roles.
Love Mechanics 2022 series Drama review
En of Love: Love Mechanics has a remake released in 2022. Titled simply Love Mechanics, this new series retells the same story in a ten-episode format. The leads (Yin and War) reprise their roles, as do most of the supporting cast. Only several cast members, including Bar, Gun & Ploy, have new recasts. The Love Mechanics remake follows many similar plot points as the original. However, it expands on the narrative significantly and includes many juicy BL scenes.
Compared to the original drama, Love Mechanics is an improved remake. It has glossy production values, more romantic content, and substantial character development. However, the series still suffers from woeful writing, toxic tropes, and despicable characters. The story is trashy, but I still derive guilty pleasure laughing at the tacky characters and their messy drama. It's silly, lively, and stupidly fun. Overall, I enjoy the new series far more than its previous reiteration.
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En of Love: TOSSARA 2020 prequel Prequel review
En of Love: TOSSARA is the first installment in the BL franchise. It precedes En of Love: Love Mechanics, introducing the characters and their relationship dynamics (albeit very poorly). The plot focuses on Bar and Gun, a mismatched couple with a rocky start to their romance. Gun pursues Bar aggressively, but his love interest doesn't respond well to his creepy advances.
Out of the three installments, En of Love: TOSSARA is the worst in the trilogy. It suffers from terrible writing, detestable characters, awful acting, and an unappealing romance. The first series begins the En of Love franchise on a low note, although the other two sequels aren't much better. I wouldn't recommend watching TOSSARA unless you're a completionist who wants to finish the entire trilogy. The story has little connection to Love Mechanics. It features Mark's character, who has a crush on Bar, but his role is limited. You don't need to watch TOSSARA just for him.
En of Love: This Is Love Story 2020 sequel Sequel review
En of Love: This Is Love Story is the third installment in the BL franchise. It follows En of Love: Love Mechanics, continuing the story from Nuea's perspective. The plot focuses on Nuea healing from his heartbreak and starting a new rebound relationship. He develops a sudden crush on Praram, a random guest at a party.
Unfortunately, En of Love: This Is Love Story is almost as bad as TOSSARA. The plot is shallow, unimaginative, and lacks excitement. There's no chemistry between the leads, and their romance paralyzes me with indifference. If you've already watched TOSSARA and Love Mechanics, you might as well finish the trilogy. Otherwise, there's little to recommend about this last installment, except to say: "This crap is finally over!"