Magic of Zero is a Thai anthology series with a BL couple. It continues the love story from Cupid's Last Wish.

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

What is the drama called?

Magic of Zero

Where was the series made?

Thailand

When was the drama released?

2022

How long is Magic of Zero?

Around 2 hours

What is the genre?

Fantasy

How would you describe the series?

Cute and sweet

How many episodes are in Magic of Zero?

3 episodes

How long is each episode?

Around 45 minutes

Plot

Win and Som are a couple at the start of Magic of Zero: Zero Supporter.

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

Characters

Win

Mix Sahaphap Wongratch (มิกซ์ สหภาพ วงศ์ราษฎร์)

Win is portrayed by the Thai actor 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.

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 will appear 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).

Korn

Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri (เอิร์ธ พิรพัฒน์ วัฒนเศรษสิริ)

Korn is portrayed by the Thai actor 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 January 1, 1997.

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 upcoming 2023 dramas, Moonlight Chicken and Our Skyy 2. In addition, he has supporting roles in Love by Chance (2018) and Theory of Love (2019).

Pa

Love Pattranite Limpatiyakorn (เลิฟ ภัทรานิษฐ์ ลิ้มปติยากร)

Pa is portrayed by the Thai actress 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.

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.

Ink

Milk Pansa Vosbein (มิ้ลค์ พรรษา วอสเบียน)

Ink is portrayed by the Thai actress 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.

Milk Pansa Vosbein

Milk Pansa Vosbein (มิ้ลค์ พรรษา วอสเบียน) is a Thai actress. She is born on July 31, 1996.

Milk Pansa Vosbein (มิ้ลค์ พรรษา วอสเบียน) is a Thai actress. She is born on July 31, 1996. Her first BL project is the 2021 drama Bad Buddy. She also stars in the 2023 GL drama 23.5.

Supporting Cast

Maki is portrayed by the Thai actress Tu Tontawan Tantivejakul (ตู ต้นตะวัน ต้นติเวชกุล).

Maki

Tu Tontawan Tantivejakul (ตู ต้นตะวัน ต้นติเวชกุล)

Fong is portrayed by the Thai actor Dew Jirawat Sutivanichsak (ดิว จิรวรรตน์ สุทธิวณิชศักดิ์).

Fong

Dew Jirawat Sutivanichsak (ดิว จิรวรรตน์ สุทธิวณิชศักดิ์)

Phat is portrayed by the Thai actor Na Thanaboon Wanlopsirinun (ธนบูลย์ วัลลภศิรินันท์).

Phat

Na Thanaboon Wanlopsirinun (ธนบูลย์ วัลลภศิรินันท์)

Som is portrayed by the Thai actress Prigkhing Sureeyares Yakares (พริกขิง สุรีย์ญะเรศ ยะคะเรศ).

Som

Prigkhing Sureeyares Yakares (พริกขิง สุรีย์ญะเรศ ยะคะเรศ)

Maki's mom is portrayed by the Thai actress Phiao Duangjai Hiransri (ดวงใจ หิรัญศรี).

Maki's mom

Phiao Duangjai Hiransri (ดวงใจ หิรัญศรี)

Oom is portrayed by the Thai actress Earn Pattaravadee Boonmeesup (ภัทรวดี บุญมีทรัพย์).

Oom

Earn Pattaravadee Boonmeesup (ภัทรวดี บุญมีทรัพย์)

Jib is portrayed by the Thai actress Manita Chobchuen (มานิตา ชอบชืน).

Jib

Manita Chobchuen (มานิตา ชอบชืน)

Oishi is the advertiser in Magic of Zero.

Oishi

Oishi (โออิชิ)

Oishi has zero fat, zero sweets, and zero calories!

Oishi

Oishi (โออิชิ)

Nothing is better than a bottle of Oishi!

Oishi

Oishi (โออิชิ)

What's better than one bottle of Oishi? Two bottles of Oishi!

Oishi

Oishi (โออิชิ)

What's better than one bottle of Oishi? Three bottles of Oishi!

Oishi

Oishi (โออิชิ)

Cast Highlights

  • 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

Review

Drama Review Score: 6.6

C
Win and Korn move in together at the start of Magic of Zero.

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.

Summary

Quirky story

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.

Light romance

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.

Spirited acting

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.

Happy ending

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.

Zero artistry

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.

66%

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

Episode Guide

Ink and Pa pose for a photograph.

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.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

Episode reviews

Episode 1

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.

Episode 2

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.

Episode 3

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

Links

GMMTV

GMMTV is a heavyweight in the BL world. It has produced numerous acclaimed dramas and launched many successful careers over the years.

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.

Director

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).

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