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
Dramatic and intense
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
Mark War Wanarat Ratsameerat (วนรัตน์ รัศมีรัตน์) War Instagram
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.
Vee Yin Anan Wong (อานันท์ ว่อง) Yin Instagram
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 lead actors (Yin and War) starred in the 2021 BL series The Best Story, where they portrayed a sweet and innocent high school romance. They are also set to lead together in an upcoming remake of Love Mechanics.
- 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, there’s an upcoming BL drama called Love Mechanics is in the works. This new series is basically a longer remake of En of Love: Love Mechanics, expanding on the narrative. The remake will feature many cast members in the same roles.