En of Love: TOSSARA is a Thai BL series about a university romance. The main character is a popular med student, who aggressively pursues an engineering student until he agrees to be his boyfriend. Although their courtship is awkward at first, the two ease up around each other and form a close bond.
The En of Love franchise has three separate BL love stories featuring characters from the same fictional universe, and Tossara is the first instalment. Unfortunately, it's the worst series out of the three. The story is beyond terrible with an aggravating romance, dull characters, and uncomfortable interactions. I'm sorry to say that En of Love: Tossara is a very clumsy attempt at BL.
En of Love Tossara Summary
รักวุ่นๆ ของหนุ่มวิศวะ – วิศวะมีเกียร์น่ะเมียหมอ
Around 3 hours
Cute and sweet
Around 45 minutes
Gun is a medical student in university. A popular figure on campus, he is the subject of much online gossiping. He has a crush on Bar, an engineering student who went to the same high school. Gun knows Bar's schedule and often follows him to the swimming pool, admiring him from afar. However, he never tries to initiate contact with him.
One day, Bar loses a personal memento at the swimming pool. He posts an online message, hoping to retrieve the lost item. Gun is the one who picked up his belonging. He's excited to finally have an opportunity to talk to his secret crush. When they first meet, Gun immediately gives his love confession. He will only return the missing item if Bar agrees to be his boyfriend.
Gun's bold and sudden love confession takes Bar by surprise. His engineering friends start teasing them playfully. The situation makes Bar uncomfortable and he shrugs off the love confession. However, the rejection doesn't deter Gun, who continues to pursue his crush aggressively. He constantly shows up everywhere, determined to make Bar notice him.
As they spend time together, Bar and Gun start warming up around each other. Gun's persistence pays off and Bar finds himself feeling more comfortable in his presence. However, another complication is Mark, one of Bar's younger acquaintances. Mark also has an obvious crush on Bar, making Gun jealous as he competes against his love rival.
En of Love Tossara Trailer
En of Love Tossara Cast
Win Achawin Michaels (วิน อาชวิน ไมเกิ้ล)
Gun is a medical student who has a crush on Bar from the engineering faculty. The two of them went to the same high school and Gun harboured secret feelings for him years ago. He never had an opportunity to talk to Bar until a chance encounter during one lucky day. After introducing himself, Gun immediately gives his love confession and asks Bar to be his boyfriend.
Folk Thitiphat Chankaew (ฐิติบัญณ์ จันทร์แก้ว)
Bar is an engineering student who gets aggressively courted by Gun from the medical faculty. Although Gun gives a sudden love confession, Bar doesn't reciprocate these feelings initially. Over time, the two of them develop a closer bond as they spend more time together. Bar is friends with his engineering classmates, Vee, Nuea, Kla, Yiwaa & Pond.
War Wanarat Ratsameerat (วนรัตน์ รัศมีรัตน์)
Yin Anan Wong (อานันท์ ว่อง)
Prom Ratchapat Worrasarn (พร้อม; ราชภัทรวรสาร)
Prom Ratchapat Worrasarn (พร้อม; ราชภัทรวรสาร)
Ormsin Supitcha Limsommut (สุพิทชา ลิ้มสมมุติ)
Aomsin Wongrapee Krusong (วงษ์ระวี ครูส่ง)
Saran Lek Davika (ศรัณย์ นักสอดสี)
Pharaoh Thamrong Cunpisut (ธำรงค์ คุณพิสุทธิ์)
Donut Patipat Chaipornkaew (โดนัท ปฏิพัทธ์ ชัยพรเเก้ว)
Nontawat Kumleung (นนท์ธวัช คำเหลือง)
Bever Patsapon Jansuppakitkun (พรรษพล เจนสรรพกิจกุล)
Boom Natthapat Chanchaisombat (ณัฐภัทร ชาญชัยสมบัติ)
- En of Love has three short stories that take place in the same fictional universe. The leads who portray Gun and Bar (Win and Folk) also appear in the other two BL series, along with many of the actors from En of Love: Tossara.
- The actors playing Mark and Vee (War and Yin) are the leads in the second instalment, En of Love: Love Mechanics. That is the most famous instalment out of the three. In addition, the two actors also appeared in another 2021 BL drama together called The Best Story.
- The supporting actor playing Nuea (Prom) in this series is the lead of the third instalment, En of Love: This Is Love Story.
- Most of the supporting cast, including War and Yin, appear in the 2022 drama Love Mechanics. It is the remake based on En of Love: Love Mechanics, featuring the actors in the same roles. However, Win and Folk do not return to the new series. Instead, there are new recasts for Gun and Bar's characters.
En of Love Tossara Review
Drama Review Score: 4.3
Are you ready for some brutal honesty? En of Love: Tossara is an alarmingly bad BL series that fails to meet standards. The story is pathetic, the romance is dreadful, and the chemistry is nonexistent. Also, the characters are vapid, the interactions are cringeworthy, and the courtship scenes are painful to watch. In addition, the writing is incoherent, the acting is unimpressive, and the entire drama is an amateurish mess.
I could criticize more, but the gist is that En of Love: Tossara has many noticeable flaws. Unsurprisingly, this drama is bombarded with scathing online reviews, which are even harsher than my feedback. To be honest, Tossara probably deserves a lower score than what I gave it. However, I also feel a mix of pity and mercy after seeing all the negativity. Do I think it's the worst that BL has to offer? Not really. The quality might be dismal, but I don't believe En of Love: Tossara is at the bottom of the barrel.
With that said, there's so much I don't enjoy about this En of Love installment. How the romance begins is terribly off-putting. The main character Gun needs to tone down his aggressive and relentless flirting style. He makes a creepy first impression by stalking his love interest and taking photographs of him asleep. Gun also gives embarrassingly over-the-top proclamations of love, even though he just introduced himself to this stranger. Bar explicitly tells his weird harasser to eff off, but Gun has thick skin and hangs around like a bacterial virus. You can't get rid of him!
What makes the scenes worse is Bar's friends. Bar is clearly uncomfortable with the advances, but his friends egg on the situation like it's a joke to them. They laugh off his concerns and mock him for getting hit on by a guy. There's a mean-spirited vibe to their repetitive exchanges, even though they're intended to be the comic relief. Also, the bloated supporting cast makes all these irrelevant characters interchangeable. The only people you need to remember are Bar, Gun, and maybe Mark. Everyone else serves no importance to the plot.
This drama shows little originality and constantly rehashes overused tropes in BL. We must endure annoying subplots that romanticizes jealousy and possessiveness. There's also an underdeveloped love triangle, presenting shallow conflicts that do nothing to advance the plot. The storylines become more tolerable in the later episodes, maybe because the bar is already set so low. In Episode 3, Gun delivers an awkward monologue that offers surprising insights into his character. It's faint praise, but En of Love: Tossara reveals a bit of promise for the first time.
Tossara commences the En of Love trilogy, chronologically followed by Love Mechanics and This Is Love Story. While the writing is just as awful in those series, at least they're salvaged by charismatic actors. Sadly, Tossara's leads are devoid of charm and enthusiasm, unable to resuscitate the dry, lifeless plot. The blame doesn't only fall on their bland performances, because almost everything about this drama is woefully underwhelming. En of Love: Tossara might not be the worst BL in history, but its quality falls significantly below acceptable.
En of Love: Tossara is a terribly written BL drama that embarrasses me with its pathetic quality. The characters are vapid and their interactions are aggravating.
The romance is pretty embarrassing to watch. Gun's flirting style is way too aggressive and he comes across as a creepy stalker.
The amateurish actor is not very good in En of Love: Tossara. The two leads share zero chemistry with each other.
En of Love: Tossara has a relatively stronger second half than its beginning. Still not very good, but at least Gun becomes more tolerable once Bar consents to his advances.
All three series in the En of Love franchise are plain-looking. There isn't much creativity shown by the production team in En of Love: Tossara.
En of Love: Tossara is the worst installment in this trilogy, although the other two series aren't much better. This BL drama is woeful in almost every aspect.
En of Love Tossara Episodes
En of Love: Tossara has a 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 under 3 hours. En of Love: Tossara started airing on March 14, 2020 and ended its last episode on April 4, 2020.
En of Love: Tossara is the first story in a trilogy series. It is chronologically followed by En of Love: Love Mechanics and En of Love: This Is Love Story. The plots are mostly isolated, so you don't have to watch all three series to understand the events.
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En of Love: Love Mechanics 2020 sequel Drama review
En of Love: Love Mechanics is the second installment in this BL franchise. The plot centres on Mark and Vee's characters navigating a turbulent romance. The narrative begins after the events of En of Love: TOSSARA, where Mark reels from his failed love confession to Bar. Both series feature the same characters and setting. However, watching TOSSARA is not a prerequisite to understanding Love Mechanics. Their storylines are only loosely related.
Out of the three installments, many fans consider En of Love: Love Mechanics as the best in the trilogy. I agree with this assessment. However, it's still not a very good BL drama. The series has rubbish writing, problematic tropes, and a rushed ending. It becomes the least terrible because Tossara and This Is Love Story are barely watchable. The selling point in En of Love: Love Mechanics is the leading couple. They have excellent chemistry, despite the shoddily written romance.
En of Love: This Is Love Story 2020 sequel Series review
En of Love: This Is Love Story is the third installment in the BL franchise. The plot centres on Nuea's character after falling in love with a random party guest. The narrative takes place after the events of En of Love: Love Mechanics, where Nuea rebounds after a failed love confession. Like Tossara and Love Mechanics, This Is Love Story features the same cast and supporting actors. However, the storylines are separate and you don't need to watch the previous versions to understand this BL drama.
Unfortunately, En of Love: This Is Love Story suffers many of the same flaws as the other two counterparts. Its plot is lazy, unimaginative, and paper-thin. The romance lacks passion and interest. I believe this series is almost as bad as TOSSARA. This Is Only Edge may get a slight edge only because the acting is somewhat better. Otherwise, I have little to recommend about the series. If you've already watched the other two installments, you know what to expect with the third adaptation. Don't expect drastically better quality.