Magic of Zero is a Thai anthology series about three lighthearted love stories with a fantasy twist. The third episode, "Zero Supporter", showcases a BL couple. It features the leads from Cupid's Last Wish, continuing their love story after the original drama. The first episode, "Zero Photography", has a GL relationship. It focuses on the two supporting characters from Bad Buddy, highlighting their romance.
Besides the shameless product placement, Magic of Zero is a cute and inoffensive romantic drama. Each love story offers a quirky fantasy twist for the couples to overcome. The tone is casual, cozy, and cheerful. With that said, the frivolous series may be too lightweight and leaves zero impact.
Magic of Zero Summary
Magic of Zero
Around 2 hours
Cute and sweet
Around 45 minutes
Magic of Zero has three separate love stories. They are unrelated, so you don't need to watch one episode to understand the other. The only shared trait among all the stories is the same advertiser in the product placements.
The first episode is "Magic of Zero: Zero Photography". It features Pa and Ink from Bad Buddy. In the story's beginning, Pa complains about her unflattering appearance in photos. She asks Ink to delete everything and vows to avoid pictures in the future. Nonetheless, Ink wants to join a photography contest and convinces Pa to be her model. An accident occurs during the photo shoot, causing Pa to fall unconscious. After waking up, she's shocked to discover about travelling back to the past. However, Ink isn't her girlfriend anymore.
The second episode is "Magic of Zero: Zero Moonlight". The protagonist is Maki, who has an unusual phobia. Maki is uncomfortable with anything that looks like a circle, so she avoids circular visuals in real life. Sometimes, her condition interferes with her work as a graphic designer at a marketing agency. One day, Maki meets Fong, a senior employee at the company. Fong's oval glasses trigger Maki's fear, which is a problem since they will work closely together.
The third episode is "Magic of Zero: Zero Supporter." It showcases Win and Korn from Cupid's Last Wish. The couple has finally moved in together, although Korn's filthy habits disgust his boyfriend. Win tries to be accommodating. However, he grows paranoid over Korn's chummy relationship with his boss Phat. Lightning strikes them during a heated confrontation in the rain. When Win and Korn regain consciousness, their bodies are magically swapped.
Magic of Zero Trailer
Magic of Zero Cast
Mix Sahaphap Wongratch (มิกซ์ สหภาพ วงศ์ราษฎร์)
Win is Korn's boyfriend. He runs a dairy farm. Recently, Win moved in with Korn to help set up a new bakery location. However, Win is dismayed by the messiness of his boyfriend's house. In addition, he grows suspicious of Korn's close relationship with his boss.
Mix Sahaphap Wongratch
Mix Sahaphap Wongratch (มิกซ์ สหภาพ วงศ์ราษฎร์) is a Thai actor. He is born on July 22, 1998. His first BL project is the 2021 drama, A Tale of Thousand Stars. He also stars in the 2022 series Cupid's Last Wish. Mix appears in the 2023 series Moonlight Chicken and Our Skyy 2. In addition, he has supporting roles in Fish Upon the Sky (2021) and Vice Versa (2022).
Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri (เอิร์ธ พิรพัฒน์ วัฒนเศรษสิริ)
Korn is Win's boyfriend. Recently, they moved into the same house together. Korn is a talented chef who takes baking lessons with his boss Phat. However, Korn's close relationship with Phat has raised suspicions from his boyfriend. He also seems to be hiding some sort of secret.
Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri
Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri (เอิร์ธ พิรพัฒน์ วัฒนเศรษสิริ) is a Thai actor. He is born on February 23, 1994. His first BL project is the 2017 series, Water Boyy. His breakout role is the 2021 drama, A Tale of Thousand Stars. Earth also stars in Cupid's Last Wish (2022) and the 2023 dramas, Moonlight Chicken and Our Skyy 2. In addition, he has supporting roles in Love by Chance (2018) and Theory of Love (2019).
Love Pattranite Limpatiyakorn (เลิฟ ภัทรานิษฐ์ ลิ้มปติยากร)
Pa is Ink's girlfriend. Recently, she has seemed dissatisfied with her unflattering appearance in photographs. Ink reassures her she looks fine. Nonetheless, Pa remains self-conscious about her image. While helping her girlfriend with a photo shoot, Pa encounters an accident. After regaining consciousness, she has travelled back in time.
Love Pattranite Limpatiyakorn
Love Pattranite Limpatiyakorn ( เลิฟ ภัทรานิษฐ์ ลิ้มปติยากร) is a Thai actress. She is born on May 23, 2000. Her first BL project is 2gether (2020). She also appeared in supporting roles for Bad Buddy (2021) and Vice Versa (2022). Love stars in the 2023 GL drama 23.5.
Milk Pansa Vosbein (มิ้ลค์ พรรษา วอสเบียน)
Ink is Pa's girlfriend. An avid photographer, she loves taking pictures. Ink wants to join a photography contest to win plane tickets to Japan. She convinces Pa to be her model. A friend reveals that Ink used to have a crush on Pa in high school, taking pictures of her secretly.
Tu Tontawan Tantivejakul (ตู ต้นตะวัน ต้นติเวชกุล)
Dew Jirawat Sutivanichsak (ดิว จิรวรรตน์ สุทธิวณิชศักดิ์)
Na Thanaboon Wanlopsirinun (ธนบูลย์ วัลลภศิรินันท์)
Prigkhing Sureeyares Yakares (พริกขิง สุรีย์ญะเรศ ยะคะเรศ)
Phiao Duangjai Hiransri (ดวงใจ หิรัญศรี)
Earn Pattaravadee Boonmeesup (ภัทรวดี บุญมีทรัพย์)
Manita Chobchuen (มานิตา ชอบชืน)
- Win and Korn's actors (Earth and Mix) appeared in the 2022 BL series Cupid's Last Wish, where they portrayed the same characters. In addition, they starred in the 2021 hit drama A Tale of Thousand Stars.
- Pa and Ink's actresses (Love and Milk) had supporting roles in the 2021 BL drama Bad Buddy. They are also the stars of the 2023 GL drama 23.5.
Magic of Zero Review
Drama Review Score: 6.6
The Magic of Zero creators had an unenviable task. Their bosses approached the team and instructed them to promote an advertiser's zero-sugar, zero-fat beverage. "Easy, we'll include product placement in all our shows this year!" But it was not enough, and the bosses demanded more. "Fine, we'll plug the product into every Vice Versa episode!" But still, the bosses pushed harder. Finally, the studio decided to make a two-hour drama dedicated to this marketing campaign. And thus, Magic of Zero was born.
Despite the blatant advertising, Magic of Zero is a charming and enjoyable drama. I like how each short love story has a creative supernatural twist, adding a bit of quirkiness to the narrative. From time travel to body swaps, these fun diversions are entertaining enough to fill 45 minutes of air time. Every episode also packs several cute, flirty exchanges between the couples. Admittedly, the plots and the relationship content are too light. I was hoping for more emotional arcs or complex developments, but Magic of Zero delivers superficial drama.
The first episode, Magic of Zero: Zero Photography, features a GL romance. This one is my favourite. There may be a halo effect since Pa & Ink come from Bad Buddy, one of my favourite series. Nonetheless, Zero Photography is a decent standalone story, even if you don't know the source material. The short tale is cute, lighthearted, and solidly written. While the messages aren't profound, Pa goes through a satisfying character arc and ends her journey with regained self-assurance. I also think this episode has the most creative use of product placement!
The second episode, Magic of Zero: Zero Moonlight, is a love story between a female protagonist and her male colleague. No offence, but this straight romance has zero appeal to me for obvious reasons. Regardless, I still watched the whole episode, and it was fine. Zero Moonlight begins with a mundane plot, although there's a cool twist introduced during the climax. Maybe it takes too long to get to the intriguing part, leaving little time to explore the aftermath. This installment is the weakest for me, and I would've sacrificed it to expand the other two stories.
The third episode, Magic of Zero: Zero Supporter, showcases the BL couple. This story may have suffered because I loathe Win's character from Cupid's Last Wish. My dislike towards him carries into Zero Supporter, presenting a mental barrier. Nonetheless, I enjoy Win and Korn in Magic of Zero more than their original series. Although their misunderstandings are still annoying, the vibe feels better in this drama. Their relationship goes through a bit of conflict and compromise before reaching an okay ending. The average love story is acceptable to me.
All the episodes in Magic of Zero are cozy and comfortable. Even the heterosexual pairing is okay despite their bland, vanilla flavour. However, these three stories lean towards casual fluff, not leaving a strong impression. There isn't enough depth, making the events feel inconsequential. The drama is like supplementary material than essential viewing. Magic of Zero is suitable if you want something fun and frivolous. Otherwise, don't expect the series to revolutionize your BL experience. Perhaps you can watch something else instead of this two-hour commercial.
Magic of Zero offers various creative short stories with a quirky supernatural twist. The first episode is solidly written, while the other two are decent. All three dramas are entertaining for 45 minutes.
The romantic content is on the light side. While there are a few cute exchanges between each pair, don't expect anything substantial. No offence, but the straight couple is the weak link in the trio.
All six leads perform well enough, bringing spirit and enthusiasm to their roles. My favourite is probably Win's actor (Mix). He displays a natural charisma, making his performance feel effortless.
All three stories in Magic of Zero have happy endings. Each couple faces lighthearted trouble, but they resolve the drama amicably before the story finishes.
I thought it'd be funny to give the artistry score a big fat zero to keep with the theme. While I don't resent the product placement, the advertising is too prominent, giving the series a commercialized feel.
Magic of Zero is an enjoyable anthology series with three creative love stories, including a solid BL romance. Yet, this lightweight drama lacks depth or development. It isn't essential viewing.
Magic of Zero Episodes
Magic of Zero has a total of 3 episodes. Each episode is around 45 minutes long. It is a medium-length BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in around 2 hours. Magic of Zero started on August 11, 2022 and ended on September 3, 2022.
I enjoy this episode! It's a solidly written short story with a creative twist and a meaningful character arc. I like these two actresses (Milk and Love) a lot and feel interested in their upcoming GL drama.
Oh, the werewolf twist is cool. I wish we saw more of that instead of the office romance. Out of the three stories, I don't think this episode is necessary. The het couple is too vanilla for my taste palate.
Win's paranoia is annoying, but I also understand his frustration. Korn's secrecy feels sketchy. You know there's a history with your boss, so don't create these scenarios for misunderstandings.
Magic of Zero Information
GMMTV is a heavyweight in the BL world. It has produced numerous acclaimed dramas and launched many successful careers over the years. GMMTV is the leader in the Thai BL industry and possibly around the world. Some of its well-known works include SOTUS (2016), Theory of Love (2019), 2gether (2020), A Tale of Thousand Stars (2021), and Bad Buddy (2021), among many others.
Tee Bundit Sintanaparadee (ตี๋ บัณฑิต สินธนภารดี) is a Thai director. His first BL project is TharnType (2019). He also worked on Lovely Writer (2021), Magic of Zero (2022), and Something in My Room (2022). In addition, Tee will work on the upcoming dramas Hidden Agenda (2023), I Feel You Linger in the Air (2023), and Step by Step (2023).