Low Frequency is a Thai supernatural BL series about a celebrity who enters a coma and becomes a wandering spirit. The main character is a famous actor involved in a car collision at the height of his career. He is hospitalized and falls unconscious. Surprisingly, the protagonist's spirit can communicate with his superstitious friend. They work together to investigate the accident and uncover the scandalous truth.
Despite the elegant visuals, Low Frequency is a middling BL drama that doesn't rise above mediocrity. A few cute moments may show glimmers of potential. However, the story focuses too much on a dull investigation, which becomes idiotic and outrageous in the last few episodes. The supernatural twist feels gimmicky instead of exciting. Also, the couple's romance seems forced and lacks passion. I feel meh about the whole series.
Low Frequency Summary
Around 7 hours
Wild and intense
Around 45 to 50 minutes
Mon is an interior designer in his late twenties. Eighteen years ago, he suffered a childhood trauma, which had put him in a prolonged coma. His best friend Guy also died during the incident. Although Mon survived and recovered, he still suffers from regular nightmares. Doctors cannot treat his condition. Mon turns to spiritual blessings, holy amulets, and monk visits for peace of mind.
Mon has a sister, Bua. She works as a celebrity manager. One of her clients is Thames, a famous young actor who stars in a hit drama. His career is on the rise. Recently, Bua introduced Mon and Thames to each other. The friendly Thames flirts with Bua and exchanges contact information. They begin communicating through casual text messages, often bringing a smile to each other's faces.
Mon and Thames encounter each other while shopping at a convenience store. Thames invites Mon to share a meal with him and his grandmother. They enjoy a pleasant time together. Thames has a close relationship with his grandma, who looks after him. Days later, Mon carries on with his usual routine. However, he's shocked to learn from the news that Thames was involved in a car accident. Reports claim he was intoxicated during the collision.
Although Thames survives the car accident, he falls into a coma. His grandmother worries about his recovery. Bua is also stressed since Thames received media backlash for being a drunk driver. According to toxicology reports, the police couldn't find any traces of alcohol in his body. Yet, the smell lingered over his clothing. Bua suspects someone may be trying to frame Thames and get him into trouble. However, she has no proof.
Mon senses his sister's distress and offers to help with the investigation. She is hesitant since this case can be potentially dangerous. He promises to be careful. Mon has a unique ability that comes in handy. Ever since his coma, he has been able to communicate with the spiritual world. When Mon visits the hospital, he can see Thames' spirit. Thames is relieved that somebody can talk to him. Together, they spend time to uncover the truth behind the car accident.
Low Frequency Trailer
Low Frequency Cast
Guitar Sarin Tangcharoenpaisarn (กีตาร์ สาริน ตั้งเจริญไพศาล)
Mon is a 28-year-old interior designer. He is good friends with Pete, his office coworker. Eighteen years ago, Mon suffered a childhood trauma when his best friend Guy died. Since then, he has suffered from recurring nightmares. Mon turns to superstitious traditions for comfort. Mon has a sister, Bhu, who works as a celebrity manager. Bhu introduces him to Thames, one of her clients.
Ping Guntapat Kasemsan Na Ayudhya (กันตพัฒน์ เกษมสันต์ ณ อยุธยา)
Thames is a famous actor starring in a hit drama. With many fans, his career is on the rise. Thames' manager, Bhu, takes good care of him. Recently, she has introduced him to her brother, Mon. After becoming acquainted, Thames and Mon get along splendidly. They even exchange contact information. Despite his fame, Thames has a down-to-earth personality. He shares a close relationship with his grandmother.
Bonus Tanadech Deeseesuk (โบนัส ธนเดช ดีสีสุข)
Bright Thanapon Apisuttimaitree (ไบร์ท ธนพล อภิสุทธิไมตรี)
Beam Atichart Lawansathian (บีม อติชาติ ลาวัณย์เสถียร)
Dice Akarawat Chinakarn (ไดซ์ อัครวัฒน์ ชินะกาญจน์)
- The actor portraying Thames (Ping) has a supporting role in the 2022 Thai BL drama The Tuxedo.
- The actor portraying the house spirit (Bonus) has appeared in Gen Y (2020), its sequel Gen Y 2 (2021), and What Zabb Man! (2022).
- Mark's actor (Beam) has appeared in various BL dramas, including Check Out (2022), Coffee Melody (2022), and Hit Bite Love (2023).
- Pete's actor (Bright) played a supporting role in the 2022 fantasy drama Meow Ears Up.
- Thanit's actor (Dice) has a supporting role in the 2022 BL drama Hard Love Mission.
Low Frequency Review
Drama Review Score: 6.5
Low Frequency is a mediocre BL drama that doesn't inspire strong feelings. The beginning is okay, intriguing me due to the supernatural twists and the protagonist's mysterious backstory. My interest dwindles after each uneventful episode. I don't care about these characters, their romance, or whatever nonsense is happening in the plot. My apathy grows stronger towards the end, paralyzing me with how much I don't give a damn. Although Low Frequency is mostly watchable, the series produces little excitement or enthusiasm.
In Low Frequency, the main characters spend most of their time investigating a car accident. This dull mystery dominates the narrative, dragging out each episode with cryptic conversations and meaningless misdirections. The series shifts its focus onto random supporting characters who are supposed to be suspects. Ooh, look at this shady scoundrel with a secret to hide! Aah, check out that guilty villain plotting and scheming! Despite the contrived drama, I don't care who the culprit is. Low Frequency fails because the central plot is worse than a generic police procedural show.
Low Frequency introduces a supernatural element. Instead of two human protagonists, Thames falls into a coma and becomes a spirit. This twist is occasionally fun. It allows the series to be more imaginative than following an ordinary plot. However, the novelty wears off quickly. Besides a few gimmicky moments, it doesn't make a big difference in whether Thames is a spirit. He should have been traumatized by being on the verge of death, but the story hardly explores his thoughts or emotions. Low Frequency gives a superficial interpretation of a paranormal story.
In addition to the lacklustre plot, Low Frequency suffers from a passionless romance. Mon and Thames don't make a compelling couple. They develop an instant attraction in the first episode based on shallow interactions. Afterwards, their relationship develops without teasing any sexual tension. Their flirting feels forced, like the story tries too hard to recreate formulaic BL scenarios. It doesn't help that the leads share little chemistry. There are no sparks during affectionate moments. Beyond the lack of physical intimacy, their emotional connection is weak and unpersuasive.
Low Frequency elevates the story through its polished production values. Even if the plot isn't captivating, the elegant visuals make the series look more ethereal and majestic. In Episode 5, the characters hold hands and run together while pigeons fly around them. The optically interesting shot comes from a competent cinematographer who puts thought into framing and composition. Also, a few scenes are mildly charming, highlighting Mon and Thames' pleasant personalities. Both leads are nice guys who behave inoffensively, like a sweet and soft vanilla flavour.
The last few episodes of Low Frequency go downhill in quality. The dumb plot becomes increasingly outrageous as it unravels. We learn the culprit's identity, but the reveal isn't surprising or satisfying. The climax is a ridiculous gunfight that makes all the drama seem silly. While the story isn't awful enough to annoy me, I have no emotional engagement. Not even the cutesy BL scenes in the finale can drum up enthusiasm. My prevailing opinion after watching this series is a resounding meh. Low Frequency is so lifelessly bland that it has hypnotized me into an entertainment coma.
Low Frequency intrigues me after introducing a supernatural twist. Yet, my enthusiasm dwindles after each uneventful episode. From the dull investigation to the dumb antics, the plot loses my interest.
Despite the cutesy BL scenes, the couple's romance feels forced. The leads share little chemistry. Besides the lack of physical intimacy, their emotional connection seems weak and superficial.
The leads are okay in their roles, fulfilling minimal requirements. They give unremarkable performances that don't inspire feedback or discussion. I'm not interested in the actors after watching this series.
Low Frequency has a happy ending where Thames recovers from his coma. The culprit involved in his accident is brought to justice. The rest of the finale contains cutesy & cheesy romantic encounters.
The series shines with elegant visuals and polished production values. Thanks to the cinematography, many scenes have an ethereal or majestic vibe. I enjoy the abundance of outdoor filming.
Low Frequency is an unexciting BL drama with a dull mystery and increasingly dumb antics in the plot. The couple's bland romance doesn't inspire me, especially since the leads share no chemistry.
Low Frequency Episodes
Low Frequency has a total of 8 episodes. Each episode is around 45 to 50 minutes long. It is a long BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in under 7 hours. Low Frequency started on July 8, 2023 and ended its last episode on August 26, 2023.
This premiere is decent at introducing the two protagonists. Thames seems down-to-earth for a celebrity. I like the scene where Mon attends Thames' fan event, effectively conveying his attraction.
Oh, Mon can communicate with spirits? The supernatural twist to the story is cool. Mon is an endearing protagonist so far. I like the moment when he hugs his sister in the hospital.
Mon and Thames' interactions seem a little forced. The story teases their growing attraction, but I don't feel anything for this couple. The plot is unexciting and can be more eventful.
This investigation is dull. It shifts the plot's focus onto random supporting characters. We need to see more of Thames' backstory before I care about who is hurting him.
That scene with the flying pigeons looks cool! I like learning more about Mon's backstory. From my years of solving fictional mysteries, my spidey senses tell me Ai's manager is the bad guy lol.
Why is that warehouse guy showing surveillance footage to a stranger? This investigation is so silly. The series needs more romance and less shenanigans with the supporting characters.
Yikes, the plot has turned into outrageous nonsense. I'm barely invested in this series. I don't care about the characters, the couple, or the supernatural mumbo-jumbo. Everything is such a drag.
I like the grandma's reaction to the news, hehe~ It's nice seeing the couple get along under regular circumstances. However, I'm just not emotionally attached to them. This series is very meh.