He’s Coming to Me Summary
Deep and thoughtful
Around 60 to 70 minutes
Twenty years ago, Mes was a young man who died from his heart condition. He becomes a lonely ghost trapped in the living world, unable to leave the confines of the cemetery. Since his death, nobody has ever come to visit him, and his abandoned grave takes on a desolate appearance over the years.
One day, Mes is surprised when a little boy suddenly visits his grave. The child, named Thun, takes pity towards this stranger who has nobody to care for his gravesite after death. Every year since then, Thun would pay this grave a visit with offerings of food and snacks. Mes is touched by the gesture of kindness and always looks forward to his yearly visits.
Eventually, Mes discovers that Thun has the secret ability to see and converse with ghosts. As the two of them communicate more, they develop an unconventional friendship over the years. Thun doesn’t mind chatting with Mes in public, even if he gets strange glances for looking like he talks to himself.
As Thun ages into a university student, he invites Mes to live at his dorm so that they can become roommates. This allows his deceased friend to leave the cemetery for the first time in decades. While the two of them develop a close bond, Thun’s university friends have noticed his odd behaviour lately. They can’t figure out why Thun keeps talking out loud to seemingly nobody.
Mes has memory troubles after his death and cannot remember the details about his identity. Thun wants to help his roommate learn more about himself, especially since the two of them suspect that he didn’t die from heart failure. The two of them dig deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, as Mes regains his memories bit by bit. Their hope is that solving the case will give Mes closure and help him reincarnate to the next life.
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He’s Coming to Me Cast
Mes Singto Prachaya Ruangroj (ปราชญา เรืองโรจน์) Singto Instagram
Mes is a ghost who died from a heart condition twenty years ago. Unable to reincarnate, he loitered around the cemetery for decades until Thun invited him to be his roommate. Mes doesn’t remember much about his life before he died, and has no living family members that he knows of. However, he was apparently an intelligent student and a talented artist.
Thun Ohm Pawat Chittsawangdee (ภวัต จิตต์สว่างดี) Ohm Instagram
Thun is a friendly and enthusiastic university student, currently studying to become a lawyer. He has a unique ability to see and talk with ghosts from a young age. Known for being a slob, Thun doesn’t like doing chores. He enjoys basketball as a hobby and plays on the school team with his friends.
Gigie Chanunphat Kamolkiriluck (จีจี้;สโรชา บุรินทร์)
Chimon Wachirawit Ruangwiwat (วชิรวิชญ์ เรืองวิวรรธน์)
Sing Harit Cheewagaroon (หฤษฎ์ ชีวการุณ)
Ampere Suttatip Wutchaipradit (แอมแปร์ สุทธาทิพย์ วุฒิชัยประดิษฐ์)
Gunsmile Chanagun Arpornsutinan (ชนกันต์ อาพรสุทธินันธ์)
Intira Jaroenpura (อินทิรา เจริญปุระ)
Suchao Pongwilai (สุเชาว์ พงษ์วิไล)
Amata Piyavanich (อมตา ปิยะวานิชย์)
Nattapat Nimjirawat (ณัฐพัชร์ นิมจิรวัฒน์)
- Singto, the actor playing Mes, is a heavyweight in the Thai BL genre, and you may recognize him from SOTUS (which also starred Jeng’s actor) or Our Skyy (which also starred Prince’s actor) or Friend Zone.
- Ohm, the actor playing Thun, is widely popular, and you may have seen him in Make It Right and The Shipper.
- You may also have noticed Khiem’s actor from the classic BL series, Love Sick.
- Finally, Prince’s actor (Chimon) appeared in the 2016 BL film Sweet Boy.
He’s Coming to Me Review
Drama Review Score: 9
He’s Coming to Me relies heavily on its two charismatic leads, along with an energetic supporting cast, to carry this supernatural mystery. The story requires a lot of immersion, but the main actors are convincing in their roles and elevate the material with their natural performances. If you like the two leads, you’ll probably have no trouble enjoying He’s Coming to You. This BL drama is a fantastic showcase of their acting talent.
Both Mes and Thun are lovable protagonists, making them easy to root for. Mes is a sympathetic character, not just because of his tragic circumstances, but also due to his warm and gentle personality. As for Thun, he is a total dreamboat with a cute smile, a charming disposition, and most importantly, a compassionate heart. Their immense likability plays a massive role in making this series so delightful to watch.
Even though He’s Coming to Me deals with death, there’s an easygoing atmosphere prevalent throughout the series. With a great balance of comedy, lightheartedness, and cute relationship scenes, you don’t have to worry about this drama feeling too heavy. During the more serious moments, He’s Coming to Me eases in the melancholy with a calm, subdued approach. While some of the scenes might be sad, the mood never reaches the point of being overly miserable. I love the restraint shown by the series, and this is just the right level of angst for me.
While the premise of He’s Coming to Me is creative, the story shows some cracks along the way. The whole investigation into how Mes died isn’t always the most engaging, and it ends in an underwhelming way. The romantic saga with Prince, Prafiah, and Thun dragged on for too long, becoming more annoying as the series progressed. A few other plots also feel somewhat arbitrary, featuring flimsy logic even for a supernatural drama, but you’re just forced to go along with whatever nonsense.
However, the strength of the acting rescues all the weaker moments in He’s Coming to Me. The actors can sell even the most unrealistic plots, putting in convincingly solid performances that excuse a lot. Ultimately, I’m not watching He’s Coming to Me for the realism or the logic. I’m here for the likable characters, the capable acting, and the unique romance with a sweet melancholy touch.
How is the story?
In a supernatural drama, where the premise is about a human that can talk to ghosts, you gotta learn to let go of your expectations about realism in the story. I do enjoy the plots when they focus on Mes’ ghostly powers, or him trying to adapt to the living world. These types of stories are creative, told from a unique perspective that you don’t see in BL every day.
Not all the storylines are as equally engaging. The investigation into Mes’ identity doesn’t feel sophisticated, relying on ridiculous leaps in logic to uncover an increasingly convoluted plot. The sleuthing in Episode 7 involved the characters telling silly lies, hiding in bushes in plain sight, and somehow uncovering secret rooms inside the mansion. As I’m watching all these ridiculous scenes, I remember thinking to myself: “Do I really have to go along with this? 😑”
How is the romance?
There’s a cute and wholesome coming-of-age romance at the heart of He’s Coming to Me. A love story where the lead characters can’t touch each other may seem like a ~tough sell~, but somehow this series made it work.
You’d also think this relationship is doomed from the start, because how can a human and a ghost possibly fall in love? Nonetheless, He’s Coming to Me did some wonderful magic to make this fictional romance come to life. I admit, I was a bit of a sceptic at the beginning of the series, and didn’t think this ghost-human couple would be remotely believable. However, the actors sold me on their performances and I bought into their outlandish love story.
Mes and Thun shared a sweet friendship that blossomed into romance, which developed at a relaxing pace. I do think their relationship wasn’t explored to its full potential, and this couple wasn’t as romantic as they could have been. While I would’ve liked to see some more tender moments between Mes and Thun, I’m still happy enough with what we got.
How is the acting?
Both lead actors were fantastic in He’s Coming to Me. Mes’ actor (Singto) is so steady, bringing the right amounts of vulnerability, pensiveness, and affable charm to his characterization. This is a very solid actor who you can rely on to give a good performance in every scene.
Thun’s actor (Ohm) radiates warmth and charisma, lighting up each scene with his bright smile whenever he appears on screen. Maybe this has nothing to do with his acting, but oh my god the actor reached his physical peak in hotness during the series. Allow me to fangirl a little, but he has found that exclusive overlap where you can look both hot *and* cute at the same time. Plus, he carries the persona of a hot sensitive college jock so well. I’d totally swoon over Thun’s character in real life because he is DREAMY. 😘
Of course, I don’t want to just highlight his physical appearance and undermine his acting capability. Thun’s actor really impressed me during Episode 5 and 6, delivering two emotionally powerful performances that made me take notice. I could feel his tears resonating with me in a portrayal that felt sensitive and poignant. However, I don’t think the actor fared as well in the emotional scenes during Episode 8, so there’s still some room for improvement. Overall though, this is a strong, engaging performance from a promising actor.
How is the ending?
He’s Coming to Me has a happy ending, although I have many mixed feelings about the plot developments. The fact that Mes didn’t reincarnate felt like a copout, diminishing the emotional impact of his journey. His character said all his goodbyes, he made peace with the end of his existence, and this felt like the right moment for him to go. Instead, what we got was “Goodbye forever…😭 NO, PSYCH!!! 🤪” and this contrived happy ending made He’s Coming to Me feel a little cheap.
This series doesn’t address the philosophical questions of what happens to Mes and Thun afterwards. Will Mes stay by his side forever, remaining a young twentysomething even when Thun is an elderly man? Or will Mes have to reincarnate again at some point, leaving Thun in the exact same predicament as he goes through this heartbreak once again?
But I guess this logic applies to all relationships, which are fleeting and can end at any moment, so we must learn to cherish our precious time together. Is that the message from He’s Coming to You or am I just overthinking it? Hmm. Food for thought. 🤔
He’s Coming to Me Analysis
How Mes died
In the finale, we discover that Praifah’s grandfather killed his nephew Mes, purposely switching his medication so that he could get the family inheritance. At first, he didn’t admit the truth, pretending to love his nephew so very much, and oh it was such a shame that he died of ~natural causes~. However, Thun saw through his lies and eventually coerced the old man into confessing his crimes.
How Mes died was a big part of the series, but I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes up thinking this mystery would be crafted elegantly. The revelation of his killer ended up being pretty underwhelming. My biggest problem is how these events unfolded, making the investigation seem so complex when the truth is actually quite basic. We didn’t need the whole ordeal with discovering secret rooms, obtaining medical records, breaking into archive rooms, or any other convoluted plots for such a basic explanation about what happened.
However, I did like the heated exchange between Thun and Plafiah’s grandpa. Thun didn’t believe in his bullshit lies until he finally berated the truth out of the real killer. It was kinda awesome that Thun picked up on all his contradictions, which reminded me of something I’d see from the courtroom scenes in a Phoenix Wright game. 😄
Mes and Thun
There’s a lot about Mes and Thun’s pairing that shouldn’t work. The age disparity was jokingly addressed in one of the episodes, but that doesn’t change the fact Mes *IS* a forty-two-year-old uncle hitting on some hot stud half his age. There’s also the matter of Mes being, y’know, DEAD. Even if he and Mes can talk to each other, a ghost-human relationship is so out of the realm of possibility that nobody would think to entertain the idea. This is a love story against all the odds, seemingly doomed from the start.
Yet, Mes and Thun make their incredibly extraordinary relationship work somehow. Their personalities are compatible, they do look cute together, and they enjoy each other’s company a lot. The two of them have a lot in common. If it wasn’t for the fact that Mes is DEAD (yes, I must capitalize this word each time for emphasis), the relationship between Mes and Thun would seem perfectly matched.
Even the fact that one of them is DEAD doesn’t seem like a big deal, since Thun can see, talk, and touch him anyway. Sure, he might get strange looks going out in public, but one of the recurring themes in He’s Coming to Me is that you shouldn’t care about how other people perceive your relationship. Whether your other half is older, the same gender, or even a ghostly apparition, what’s most important is your love for them over other people’s opinions of them. The message in this drama is simple: love who you want to love.
Mes and Thun’s mom
In the second half of He’s Coming to Me, one of the shocking twists is that Mes and Thun’s mom used to date. I, of course, was HOWLING at the revelation, because I live for this kind of messy relationship dynamics in my BL dramas. Dating the same guy as your mom, and picking up her sloppy seconds, is definitely up there in terms of messiness.
Once you get past the shock of their romantic history, He’s Coming to Me actually did a nice job highlighting the sentimental reunion between Mes and Khwan. I liked having a character (besides the evil grandpa) who knew Mes when he was alive and would have an emotional reaction to learning about his death. The fact that the mom could talk to ghosts is also a nice twist, making those family dinners less awkward when Thun brings his boyfriend home. Maybe Thun and his mom could swap stories about going on dates with Mes. 😂
Thun and Praifah
I totally understand why Praifah would have a crush on Thun. Whether he’s flexing his muscles at you on the basketball court or singing a love song on stage while staring into your eyes, this guy is a catch. With that smile, that body, and that personality, Thun would be the perfect boyfriend material for any girl, if not for the one teensy little fact he’s gay.
To be fair, Thun really did give enough mixed signals for Praifah to get the wrong idea. They’re unusually close, even adopting pet nicknames for each other. I felt bad that she finally took the initiative and made a pass at him, only to get rejected and he doesn’t even have the decency to clear the air with her. These fuckboys, whether they’re straight or gay, are every girl’s worst nightmare.
After coming out, I’m glad Thun and Praifah had that one-on-one chat, because he does owe her an apology. I liked her display of maturity, admitting that she’s sad about the rejection, but still open-minded enough to continue a friendship with him. Good for her. And to be honest, Praifah is rich, gorgeous, and intelligent. She’ll do perfectly fine in the romantic department with a long line of male suitors who, unlike Thun, are interested in kissing her.
Despite making up, there is an amusing moment in Episode 7 when Thun leaned his face a little too close to Praifah. You can feel the awkwardness in the pregnant pause before Thun leaned away, looking embarrassed. They might be able to stay friends, but there’s always going to be that little reminder about what happened between them.
Prince and Praifah
Prince’s character started to annoy me halfway through He’s Coming to Me. I can only tolerate these forlorn unrequited crushes for so long before I lose my patience. I don’t understand why Prince had to wait eight episodes to tell Praifah how he felt. He can’t work up the courage to be honest about his feelings, but then acts upset when she doesn’t pick up some subtle signs of his affection. Ugh, give me a break with this coy loving you from afar schtick.
In the first half of the series, Prince was mostly harmless by keeping his feelings to himself. However, his jealousy got really annoying in the later episodes. I hated that Prince would lash out at Thun, just because Praifah liked his friend more than him. Prince behaves like some jaded lover in a tortured love triangle, even though he’s the only one who knows it exists.
With that said, I did like the Prince and Praifah scene in the last episode. During the finale, Prince finally gave his long-awaited love confession. It was a sweet moment when she accepted his love. They even brought out their fortune readings, which was a nice touch of continuity from an earlier episode. As annoying as Prince was, I am still happy that he found his princess in the end.
One of the most prevalent themes in He’s Coming to Me is not actually the romance, but the friendship between Thun and his university buddies. The friendship between the four characters is one of my favourite parts about the series. Thum, Khiem, Prince, and Praifah are funny, supportive, and always have each other’s backs. How fortunate Thum must be to have such a strong network of friends, who offer nothing but support after he comes out.
I like the fact that the three of them are rightfully concerned about their friend’s odd behaviour. They don’t just ignore Thun talking to himself and laugh it off, but these guys genuinely want to discover what’s wrong and seek assistance for him. Of course, they were totally on the wrong track (even though Khiem insists Thun behaves just like his drug-addicted neighbour 😅), but you can feel the sincerity behind their offers to help. This is the sign of true friendship, and their camaraderie is really special to watch.
He’s Coming to Me Episodes
He’s Coming to Me started has a total of 8 episodes. Each episode is around 60 to 70 minutes long. The last episode is around 75 minutes long. This is a long BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in under 9 hours. He’s Coming to Me started airing on March 7, 2019 and finished its last episode on April 25, 2019.
⭐ Best episode
Episode 5 is when the story in He’s Coming to Me kicks into high gear. It starts with an emotional scene on the balcony, where Thun shares a heartfelt and vulnerable exchange with Mes. Thun is devastated at the mere possibility of losing Mes, and his tearful face just makes your heart break.
The episode then delves into Thun’s birthday festivities, and he spends the day going on a cute little date with Mes. Later at his party, Thun has an enjoyable time with his friends, and he even goes on stage to sing a song dedicated to Mes. Much like Praifah, I practically had cartoon hearts in my eyes as he sang. Thun’s character doesn’t get any more attractive than this moment. 😍
Drama explodes in the second half of the episode after Thun and Praifah share a drunken kiss in his room. It was upsetting to see Thun torn to bits as he screamed for Mes on the balcony. Mes is just as helpless because he can’t find a way to communicate back to him. The episode ends on a hopeful note though, as Mes makes an appearance in his room and they’re just about to share a kiss!
💕 Most romantic episode
I find it tough to pinpoint the most romantic episode in He’s Coming to Me, since the romantic scenes are pretty scattered throughout the eight episodes. I picked Episode 8 just because I liked the scene where they kissed, even though the lighting is pretty terrible. At this moment, Thun finally cracked the code on how he can touch Mes, which ultimately comes from his inner desire. It’s like the ultimate state of consent: you can only be touched if you want to be touched.
The kiss between them feels romantic, and part of it comes from their circumstances at this point of the story. We know the two characters will be forced to part ways very soon, so we cherish every last moment between them.
😡 Most triggering episode
The fallout from Thun’s kiss with Praifah was tense. She keeps wanting to talk about ~that night~, but he gives her the cold shoulder and doesn’t want to clarify their relationship. Of course, Prince HAS TO butt in and hovers over Praifah like an annoying fly, making this relationship dynamic even messier. You can also sense some animosity brewing between him and Thun, which boils over the next episode.
Ironically, Thun gets a taste of his own bitter medicine when Mes keeps avoiding him after the kiss. Near the end of the episode, Mes finally shows up on the balcony and chews him out for kissing another girl. However, he has a change of heart after seeing how distressed Thun is over this misunderstanding. Even though Mes wants to forgive him, his powers are too drained and he has lost the ability to communicate.
As Thun beats himself up thinking he messed up their relationship, Mes can only stand helplessly by his side, unable to respond back. It’s quite a frustrating moment, because Mes cannot let him know that he has been forgiven, while Thun still thinks he lost Mes forever. Thun becomes so upset that he spends the entire night waiting on the balcony in the rain. His recklessness causes him to be hospitalized afterwards.
😭 Tearjerker episode
For me, Thun’s coming out scene in Episode 6 is the highlight of the series. It’s a raw, powerful moment for his character, unleashing all the repressed emotions he has been holding in for so long. We usually know Thun for being this cheerful, carefree guy, so it’s a heartbreaking moment when he admits to feeling all this inner turmoil beneath his facade.
Fortunately, his mom reacted perfectly, showing so much compassion and empathy towards her son. Although Thun was nervous about disappointing his mom, she demonstrated that her love for him is unconditional no matter who he is.
Both actors were fantastic during this scene. Thun’s actor really impressed me in this scene, showing some seriously authentic acting chops. The scene was both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It was a great moment that epitomized the essence of He’s Coming to Me.
💋 First kiss episode
Technically, Praifeh steals Thun’s first kiss in Episode 5, which was witnessed by Mes in the same room. However, their kiss was super stiff, and Praifeh later remarked that he seemed so forced. Thun admits that he doesn’t quite know why he kissed her back. It was a confusing moment where he got confronted by his sexuality, and I think we can give him a pass.
The real kiss occurs at the start of Episode 6. The previous episode ends with Thun waking up to see Mes sitting at his bedside. He leans in for a kiss, but the episode ends all of a sudden. Fortunately, the kiss happens right where we left off next episode. The bad news is that Mes disappears again right afterwards, kissing him and then ditching him for the rest of the episode.
💪🏻 Episodes with skin
Episode 1, 2
Thun gets shirtless in the first two episodes of He’s Coming to Me. In Episode 2, there’s a lengthy scene of him getting soaped up in the shower. He then walks out completely naked, only to be startled when Mes is in his bedroom and has seen all his naughty bits. 🍆
Thun scrambles to cover himself up, grabbing a basketball to place over his junk. Although he feels embarrassed for the rest of the night, Thun gets over it the next day, forgetting everything between them.
👨🏻🤝👨🏻 Episodes as a couple
Mes and Thun never get a chance to become a proper couple throughout the series. In their minds, it probably didn’t feel worthwhile to get together, knowing that Mes would reincarnate eventually. However, all that changed during the ending of Episode 8. Mes surprisingly didn’t reincarnate even after the ceremony was performed for him.
This was a rather contrived happy ending, but at least it allowed Mes and Thun to spend more time together as a couple. Sadly, we don’t get an extensive aftermath of Thun with his ghost boyfriend, and the series just ends with them frolicking happily in the cemetery.