I Promised You the Moon begin the series with Teh and Oh-Aew as boyfriends going to different universities.

I Promised You the Moon is the sequel of the highly acclaimed Thai BL drama, I Told Sunset About You. This series takes place during the university years, as the lead characters pursue their childhood dreams of becoming professional actors. However, the couple must endure an emotional journey full of setbacks, surprises, and sorrows.

From the gorgeous visuals to the stunning soundtrack, I Promised You the Moon enjoys top-notch production values that make for a mesmerizing experience. Unfortunately, the story is a clear step down from its predecessor, with a misdirected plot that doesn't capture the same magic as the first series.

I Promised You the Moon Summary

What is the drama called?

แปลรักฉันด้วยใจเธอ Part 2

Where was the series made?

Thailand

When was the drama released?

2021

How long is I Promised You the Moon?

Around 6 hours

What is the genre?

Romance

How would you describe the series?

Spicy & romantic

How many episodes are there?

5 episodes

How long is each episode?

Around 65 minutes

Plot

Teh and Oh-aew have dinner together after their first day of university.

Teh and Oh-aew are new university students who have moved to Bangkok to begin their four years of schooling. Both of them aspire to become professional actors, although they are studying at different schools. Currently dating, it is Teh's dream to get a leading role with Oh-aew by his side.

At his university, Teh joins the school's drama club, where he meets his new friends. There's Top, a famous actor who has already caught his big break in the industry. There's Khim, a struggling actress who can't land a leading role despite hundreds of auditions. And then there's Jai, an aspiring director who forms a close connection with Teh. While Teh enjoys hanging out with his theatre buddies, he's spending noticeably less time with Oh-aew.

Meanwhile, Oh-aew struggles to adapt to his university life. Even though Teh lives with him at first, the commute is too far between their schools. Oh-aew convinces his boyfriend to stay at the dorm instead. However, Oh-aew has been feeling lonely, homesick, and upset that he can't make any new friends. It doesn't help that Teh is paying less attention to him due to his extracurricular activities. Eventually, Oh-aew meets a friendly student named Q, who introduces him to his boisterous group of friends.

After a failed audition and harsh criticisms from his teachers, Oh-aew's passion for acting begins to wane. Oh-aew wants to switch majors from acting to advertising, since he has developed an interest in the subject from attending his friends' lectures. This decision devastates Teh, who thinks Oh-aew is giving up on his dream just because he's being influenced by his friends. As the tensions erupt, the two boyfriends realize that the directions in their lives may drastically diverge.

I Promised You the Moon Cast

Characters

Teh

Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul (พุฒิพงศ์ อัสสรัตนกุล)

Teh is played by the actor Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul (พุฒิพงศ์ อัสสรัตนกุล).

Teh is an idealistic university student who wants to become a famous actor. Originally, he was very excited about pursuing his acting passion with Oh-aew, until his boyfriend changed his mind. A hardworking student, Teh never wants to give up his dream of becoming an actor, no matter how many failures he encounters. Teh is part of the school's drama club, where he befriends several of the senior students.

Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul

Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul (พุฒิพงศ์ อัสสรัตนกุล) is a Thai actor. He is born on October 8, 1999.

Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul (พุฒิพงศ์ อัสสรัตนกุล) is a Thai actor. He is born on October 8, 1999. His first BL project is the 2019 series, My Ambulance. He is the lead of the hit drama I Told Sunset About You (2020) and its sequel I Promised You the Moon (2021).

Oh-aew

PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn (พีพี กฤษฏ์ อำนวยเดชกร)

Oh-aew is played by the actor PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn (กฤษฏ์ อำนวยเดชกร).

Oh-aew is a sweet and sensitive university student studying to become an actor. He is dating his high-school boyfriend Teh, who goes to a different school from him. At first, Oh-aew has difficulty adjusting to university life, feeling homesick and lonely in his new environment. Over time, Oh-aew loses his passion for acting and begins developing new interests instead.

PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn

PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn (พีพี กฤษฏ์ อำนวยเดชกร) is a Thai actor. He is born on April 30, 1999.

PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn (พีพี กฤษฏ์ อำนวยเดชกร) is a Thai actor. He is born on April 30, 1999. His first BL project is the 2019 drama, My Ambulance. He stars in the famous I Told Sunset About You (2020) and its sequel I Promised You the Moon (2021). He returns to acting in 2023 with the short movie, Rerun.

Supporting Cast

Jai is played by the actor Oab Oabnithi Wiwattanawarang (โอบนิธิ วิวรรธนวรางค์).

Jai

Oab Oabnithi Wiwattanawarang (โอบนิธิ วิวรรธนวรางค์)

Khim is played by the actress Goy Arachaporn Pokinpakorn (อรัชพร โภคินภากร).

Khim

Goy Arachaporn Pokinpakorn (อรัชพร โภคินภากร)

Top is played by the actor Na Naphat Vikairungroj (ณภัทร วิกัยรุ่งโรจน์).

Top

Na Naphat Vikairungroj (ณภัทร วิกัยรุ่งโรจน์)

Q is played by the actor Ta Taninrat Wadsriwat (ธนินท์รัฐ วาศศรีวัฒน).

Q

Ta Taninrat Wadsriwat (ธนินท์รัฐ วาศศรีวัฒน)

Maengpong is played by the actor Pea Sarit Trilertvichien (สาริษฐ์ ตรัยเลิศวิเชียร).

Maengpong

Pea Sarit Trilertvichien (สาริษฐ์ ตรัยเลิศวิเชียร)

Plug is played by the actor Boss Kamolpipat Bunnag (กมลพิพัฒน์ บุนนาค).

Plug

Boss Kamolpipat Bunnag (กมลพิพัฒน์ บุนนาค)

Auu is played by the actor New Chayapak Tunprayoon (ชยภัค ตันประยูร).

Auu

New Chayapak Tunprayoon (ชยภัค ตันประยูร)

Hoon is played by the actor Nat Kitcharit (ณัฏฐ์ กิจจริต).

Hoon

Nat Kitcharit (ณัฏฐ์ กิจจริต)

Teh's mom is played by the actress Na Kanchana Pakviwat (กาญจนา ภาควิวรรธ).

Sui

Na Kanchana Pakviwat (กาญจนา ภาควิวรรธ)

Chompoo is Teh's agent.

Chompoo

Dream is played by the actor Porntip Kitdamrongchai (พรทิพย์ กิตติดำรงชัย).

Dream

Porntip Kitdamrongchai (พรทิพย์ กิตติดำรงชัย)

Airy is Teh's ex-girlfriend.

Airy

Mehk is played by the actor Mark Pakin Kunaanuvit (ภาคิน คุณาอนุวิทย์).

Mehk

Mark Pakin Kunaanuvit (ภาคิน คุณาอนุวิทย์)

Bas is played by the actor Khunpol Pongpol Panyamit (ปองพล ปัญญามิตร).

Bas

Khunpol Pongpol Panyamit (ปองพล ปัญญามิตร)

Cast Highlights

  • Oh-aew's actor (PP) is the star of the 2023 BL short movie Rerun.
  • The actor who plays Mehk (Mark) is one of the leads in the 2023 series Only Friends. In addition, he has numerous supporting roles, including Bad Buddy (2021), My School President (2022), Moonlight Chicken (2023), and Last Twilight (2023).

I Promised You the Moon Review

Review

Drama Review Score: 7.7

B-
Teh and Oh-aew try to recapture the feeling of the first time they had sex together.

Like many fans, I was excited about I Promised You the Moon, the much-anticipated sequel of I Told Sunset About You. The first series was so well-produced, setting very high expectations since I know this team can achieve greatness. However, I Promised You the Moon was a relatively disappointing sequel, unable to match the masterful storytelling or the emotional tone as its predecessor.

Perhaps it's unfair to make comparisons and pit these two series against each other, but it's hard not to notice the difference in quality. During Season 1, the story is so rich and refined, delivering powerfully complex plots that tie together in a meaningful way. During the sequel, the story lacks the same oomph, despite its best effort to manufacture conflicts and complicate the relationship drama. The focus has shifted towards how Teh and Oh-aew are slowly coming apart as a couple, which isn't that compelling to watch.

One of the biggest problems is Teh, who crosses the line and becomes too unlikable. I can tolerate a complex character with personality flaws, but his actions are beyond infuriating as the series progresses. Midway through the series, Teh is involved in a ~dramatic incident~ that makes it difficult to redeem his character or champion his romance with Oh-aew anymore. Not that it stops I Promised You the Moon from dragging the melodrama on and on, milking the overwrought angst for all it's worth.

The strengths of I Promised You the Moon are obvious. The production in this BL drama is so polished and presentable, easily among the best in the genre. Early in the first episode, Teh and Oh-aew share an intimate kiss at the aquarium, a beautifully cinematic moment that is captured with the perfect ambiance. This is just one of the many examples where I Promised You the Moon dazzles with its artistic flair. Every scene is handled with care, paired with visually stunning camerawork, a snazzy soundtrack, and a very stylish atmosphere.

I Promised You the Moon benefits from the residue goodwill carried over by I Told Sunset About You. My positive feelings attached to the first series help soften the criticisms I have about the sequel. The impeccable production, the charming actors, and the strong romantic chemistry constantly remind me of what I love about this franchise. Nonetheless, the bottom line is that I Promised You the Moon underdelivered when it could have been so much better. This is still a decent BL drama, but the shortcomings prevent it from being another masterpiece.

I Promised You the Moon Episodes

Episode Guide

I Promised You the Moon has a total of 5 episodes. Each episode is around 65 minutes long. The last episode is around 75 minutes long. This is a long-length BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in around 6 hours. I Promised You the Moon started airing on May 27, 2021 and finished its last episode on June 24, 2021.

I Promised You The Moon is the sequel of I Told Sunset About You. The first season follows the main characters during their high school days. The second season chronicles their relationship during the university years.

Episode 1

★★★☆

Episode 2

★★☆☆

Episode 3

★★★☆

Episode 4

★☆☆☆

Episode 5

★★☆☆

I Promised You the Moon OST

I Promised You the Moon Information

Nadao Bangkok

Nadao Bangkok is a Thai studio that made I Told Sunset About You (2020) and its sequel I Promised You the Moon (2021).

Nadao Bangkok is a Thai studio that made I Told Sunset About You (2020) and its sequel I Promised You the Moon (2021). It also made Great Man Academy (2019) and My Ambulance (2019), along with other Thai dramas.

  1. Thank you so much for your detailed reviews and the list of best series and movies. It's now my 6. day in isolation because of Covid and i nearly watched through the entire list.

    Comment to "I promised you the moon"

    ! heavy spoilers ahead !

    I have to admit, that i could not watch the series without peeking at some comments beforehand. I wanted to avoid to much dissapointment in case of a sad ending.

    So i knew about the hot discussed cheating incident and the reunion at the end and i could watch the drama unfold reassured.

    In my opinion, the cheating part was not that infuriating and unforgivable as other people feel. I expected his behaviour would be much worse. In the progress of learning to distinguish between real feelings and a crush born out of acting training, some confusion is understandable. My problem with Teh are his actions afterwards. Instead of sorting his feelings out and speak with Oh, he flirts with Jai during singing a lovesong with Oh in front of friends. It's like Oh said: "How stupid do you think i am?" Of course Oh can't forgive him and breaks up, absolutely the right desicion.

    But now to the second point many people didn't want to happen or don't understand why it happend: The reunion. After a by chance meeting of the two, they talk about their different ways of personal developments during the years of separation. Both learnt more about themselfes and what they want from life. So, Teh realized that he truly loves Oh and wants to be with him for the rest of his life. The approach towards Oh trough his final play was a bit clumsy, but romantic in his own way.

    After much consideration Oh wants to give Teh one more chance. I respect Oh very much for this courageous decision. How can you live happily on, without to know, if it could have worked out, with a partner deep within you still love? I think this ending is very mature and something many couples go through. So, thumps up for this melancholic, but very well made series.

    PS: The more recommendet prequel gave me also a tense feeling throughout the hole series and wasn't that compelling to watch. But for me, this is exactly the strength of both storyparts.

  2. I pulled an all-nighter to finish I told the sunset about you and started I promised you the moon in the early morning, haven't finished it yet but I more or less know what's going to happen, I keep watching because I'm curious of how (in detail) they are gonna solve that situation. Still I already have kinda an opinion on it.

    I don't know if it's because I still have I told the sunset about you so fresh in my mind, and it was (as a fellow queer who also went through a self-discovery path full of anxiety, fear and sorrow) so impactful for me but in my mind this sequel does not match up with ITTSAY at all.

    *Spoilers ahead*

    Since the beginning the big time gaps are not just unsettling (which could be understandable given the kind off atmosphere they want to give) but don't allow me to engage with the characters anymore, even though the actors do a great work, with a lot of unexplained major changes in them. I guess maybe they wanted us to see that changes, specially on Oh-aew, the same way Teh saw them. Still I find them too sudden.

    I feel that even if they are trying to portray the angsty, melancholic atmosphere, it falls in a too much and just makes it a little too hard to watch.

    The thing with Teh is not just the cheating (that one passionate kiss) but after the first half of the first chapter he became… Unbearable? He is constantly acting annoyed, upset, sometimes even kinda rude and not comunicative (in a positive way) at all towards Oh-aew, a lot of them even without a proper reason, with one or two exceptions. He is portrayed (don't know if intentionally) as a somehow narcissistic and selfish being that differs a lot from tha caring but super scared person we saw on the first part of the franchise.

    Then he felt like he was cheating when theoretically he still hadn't and started to lie to his partner, finally he ended up cheating (or not) on him but tried to hide it and ABOVE that flirted with that person in front of his significant other. So I think it's an accumulation of all those actions that make the cheating a climax to our (as viewers) already unsteady feelings for him.

    Instead of a character development it felt the other way around, during the whole third chapter I felt so uneasy that I wasn't even able to digest my breakfast.

    I'll still watch it till the end, and may opinion may or may not change but until now this sequel goes to my "wont watch again" list

  3. I PROMISE YOU THE MOON 🌙

    I couldn’t wait to watch the second season, and I have to say it became one of my favorite dramas! ❤️ Highly recommend it!

    I fell in love with the dynamic between the main leads and experienced joy, happiness, frustration, sadness, and appreciation.

    Well, season one focused on self-discovery and excepting ourselves.

    Season two showed us how we change and how we grow over time. It is about finding ourselves and discovering your sides and interests and how this affects our relationships.

    +++ SPOILER +++

    While Teh knew precisely what he wanted and what he saw for himself and his future, Oh-aew didn’t only struggle to find himself, but he also felt lost in the big city of Bangkok. And while everything was still working out in the beginning, the two ML quickly got lost in everyday life. Even though Oh-aew seemed relatively displaced. Initially, he figured out what he wanted, and who he was. Teh, however, got lost in his dream and the world of acting.

    Therefore, over time, he lost himself. He distanced himself from everyone and went into a downward spiral of frustration and unhappiness. Regardless of his mindset at the time, it doesn’t justify the cheating. If you feel uncomfortable with your partner, distant or lonely, communication should always be the first step! Communicating how you feel and how somebody in their actions makes you feel is essential in a healthy relationship.

    I, however, believe that Teh got to a point where he self-destructed his life to the point where he convinced himself he was unhappy in this relationship. It is very common for people to have a partner that fulfills 80% of their ideal image. However, being in the wrong mindset can cause that person to search for the 20% who represent an interest in acting and somebody to talk about theater movies and work. Oh-aew used to be someone he was able to talk to about everything, and while excepted his decision to change his major, Teh no longer felt like he could speak to Oh-aew about acting, and since that was such a massive part of his life, he was seeking someone who he felt like understood him (Jai).

    I believe the break up was necessary for Teh to wake up and reflect. He had to lose everything to find himself and realize what damage he had done. With the loss of Oh-aew, he got to the lowest point and had to confront himself and the consequences of his actions. In the end, he was able to grow to the extent of understanding that achieving your goal means nothing if you have nobody to share it with. It is the story of growth, imperfection, realism, forgiveness, and love.

    I still don’t like the thought he had to cheat on Oh-aew for Tehs character to grow, and my heart broke when Oh-aew saw them making out, but it is a story that deeply touched my heart.

     

  4. I honestly think this drama is really good , but the plot twists in each episode is kind of confusing, in ep 3 ((((((((((
    Spoiler
    When he kissed jai and aew saw it, i dont think it was that serious , as they were practicing the play, but it clearly escalated into something it shouldnt have , the first kiss was enough, the makeout session was so unnecessary and jai shouldnt have let teh do that, knowing he had a boyfriend . Even if aew wasnt standing there watching his man and jai make out, the scene was overall just upsetting and made me feel dissapointed with tehs character although aew saw how confused teh looked after the kiss, personally i wouldnt have broken up with him but it was necessary in this case, jai clearly liked teh even though he told them (teh and aew) to ….. Just before that scene… But it was the fact that it took a breakup to realise teh loved aew and truly value him for who he is.

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