My Roommate is a Thai BL series about six young singles living together. The main character inherits his mother's house after she passes away. However, he discovers she has rented the place to strangers, and there's no way to wiggle out of the lease. Reluctantly, the protagonist must cope with his new tenants and their quirky personalities.
There isn't much substance in My Roommate, which contains 32 mini episodes filmed in a vertical video format. This lighthearted BL drama has silly characters doing dumb nonsense in frivolous storylines. The secondary couple is a little cute, and their playful relationship scenes are more enjoyable than I expected. However, the childish plot is simply not elevated enough to recommend. In short, it's very basic fluff.
My Roommate Summary
Around 70 minutes
Happy and funny
Around 2 to 3 minutes
Xian is a photographer who goes by the alias Rati. However, it has been a while since he has worked. He lacks inspiration and enthusiasm. Recently, his mother passed away. She left behind a house for Xian to inherit. When Xian arrives, he's surprised to find five tenants. His mom rented the house for the long term before her passing. Reluctantly, he must live with these roommates, each with a quirky personality.
The other tenants have occupied the available bedrooms in the house, so Xian has nowhere to stay. Only Time is generous enough to allow Xian to sleep in his room. They become roommates and befriend each other. The two men met months ago, although Xian doesn't remember their encounter. Time is a long-time fan of Rati's photographs, but Xian pretends he isn't the mysterious Rati. Time wonders why his roommate no longer takes new pictures. He wants Xian to feel enthusiastic about photography again.
Eric and Pipe are two of the tenants in the house. Eric is an exchange student trying to familiarize himself with the Thai language. As a foreigner, he suffers from a bit of culture shock. Eric is friends with Pipe, an online influencer. Pipe likes to do live streams and interact with his fans. Lately, he has included Eric in his videos. The fans love him. They enjoy Eric and Pipe's on-screen chemistry, encouraging them to spend more time together.
Zai and Mina are the other two tenants in the house. They have been friends for many years. Zai operates a clothing boutique store, while Mina runs an online business. Recently, Mina exited a relationship with her boyfriend. She's emotional about her breakup. Zai is there to comfort Mina. However, she harbours secret feelings for her best friend and can't find the courage to confess.
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My Roommate Cast
Hawk Nanthakorn Sringenthap (ฮอค นันทกร ศรีเงินทาบ)
Xian is a professional photographer who goes by the alias Rati. Recently, Xian's mom passed away. He inherits her house and seems shocked to discover his five new tenants.
Jo Kavinpat Thanahiransilp (กวินพัฒน์ ธนาหิรัญศิลป์)
Time is one of the tenants in Xian's house, where they share a bedroom. Time moved away from home to escape his overbearing parents. Time is a fan of Xian's photography skills.
Jo Kavinpat Thanahiransilp
Jo Kavinpat Thanahiransilp (กวินพัฒน์ ธนาหิรัญศิลป์) is a Thai actor. He is born on August 3, 1994. His first BL project is the 2017 series, Make It Right 2. He stars in the 2022 BL series, My Roommate. Jo will appear in the upcoming BL series, Be Mine SuperStar.
Xinweer Wutthimeth Giratiwathanaruch (ซินเวียร์ วุฒิเมศร์ กีรติวัฒนารุจน์)
Pipe is one of the tenants in the house. He is an online influencer who likes live-streaming with his fans. Lately, he has invited his roommate Eric to join him during filming. Fans love their on-screen chemistry.
Eric is one of the tenants in the house. He is an exchange student unfamiliar with Thai and struggling with some vocabulary. Lately, Eric has joined Pipe in his live streams. The fans love him.
Bonzai Panachai is a Thai actor. His first BL project is the 2022 Thai series, My Roommate.
Kris Zenthoelyn Tanwitu (คริส เซณเธอลิณณ์ แทนวิธู)
Zai is one of the tenants in the house. She's a boutique shop owner who designs and sells clothes. Zai has been best friends with Mina for a long time. Although Zai has a crush on Mina, she hasn't confessed it to her friend yet.
Po Wichada Atiwesangkun (วิชาดา อติเวศย์อังกูร)
Mina is one of the tenants in the house. She runs an online business. Recently, Mina ended her relationship with a boyfriend. She struggles to get over her breakup. Her best friend Zee has comforted her during distressing times.
- Time's actor (Jo) has appeared in the Thai BL series Make It Right 2. He will also star in the upcoming BL drama Be Mine Superstar.
- Xian's actor (Hawk) will appear in an upcoming BL series Born to Be Y.
- Zai and Mina's actresses (Kris and Po) have appeared in the 2022 BL series Meow Ears Up. They also portrayed a GL couple in that drama.
My Roommate Review
Drama Review Score: 5.2
My Roommate breaks its story into 32 mini-episodes. Most last around two to three minutes, but a few can be shorter. Essentially, it takes more time to cook instant noodles than the length of an average episode. This condensed format is terrible for storytelling since it leads to a disjointed narrative. The plot doesn't have time to develop thoroughly before moving on to another random topic. My Roommate is a pitifully shallow BL series lacking depth or substance.
Besides the miniature length, My Roommate suffers because of its childishness. The frivolous plots involve immature behaviour, petty conflicts, and annoying shenanigans. It's hard to get excited about Xian hiding his photographer job or Mina crying about her ex-boyfriend. They're lousy storylines that should've stayed in the drafts inbox. On top of having awful ideas, the narrative is choppy and incoherent. I have trouble following the events, understanding character motivations, or making sense of the silliness. Please return to writing school and learn how to tell a story properly.
My Roommate has three romances. While none of the pairs are impressive, the lead couple may be the weakest links. Xian and Time's relationship is just weird from start to finish. They meet under odd circumstances, fall in love with minimal bonding, and go through irritating conflicts. Most of their relationship scenes are either dull or aggravating. Xian's backstory is also a vaguely defined mess, making it tough to invest in his character. Although the two actors are okay (Hawk and Jo), they can't elevate the material. There's little I enjoy in their romantic journey.
The secondary couple is relatively better. I like how the characters have quirky identities. Eric is the hapless foreign exchange student, while Pipe is the camera-savvy online influencer. Together, they create a fun relationship dynamic with entertaining scenarios. They also have enthusiastic personalities, boosting the energy in these short episodes. When you only have two to three minutes to tell a story, you want lively leads who engage in fast-paced interactions. Eric and Pipe successfully deliver easy, breezy BL content in a nutshell. Surprisingly, I was charmed by their scenes.
As for the third pairing, Mina and Zai are inconsequential to the plot, often overshadowed by their male counterparts. The story seldom focuses on the GL storyline. And when it does, the insignificant scenes add little value. Mina's character also annoys me, especially when she squeals or whines. The only ship I enjoy in My Roommate is Eric and Pipe. With that said, their romance benefits from being the best of the worst. They're the bright spots only because the other two couples are bland. If you put them in another BL series, they'd seem inferior and pale in comparison.
My Roommate is filmed in a vertical video format. I'm not a fan of how it looks. We only get a narrow scope of the surroundings, restricting the artistry. The poorly optimized viewing experience makes watching each episode more painful than it already is. Overall, I have an unfavourable opinion of this series. Everything about it feels half-hearted, from the low-budget production to the low-quality writing. The secondary couple may have a few cute moments, but that's very faint praise. My Roommate is terribly made BL fluff that I can't recommend.
My Roommate suffers from immature plots, petty conflicts, and annoying nonsense. Since the episodes are so short, the storylines feel choppy, incoherent, and shallow.
The lead couple may be the weak links, annoying me with their dull and unpleasant drama. I like the secondary couple more. They occasionally charm me with their cute, playful scenes.
The cast members are average and unremarkable. They don't elevate the material with these performances. With that said, nobody is outright terrible.
My Roommate has a happy ending for all three couples. The characters already resolved their light conflicts earlier in the story. The last few episodes are mostly romantic fluff.
This series is filmed in an unconventional vertical video format. I don't like how it looks. We only see a narrow view of the surroundings, severely restricting the visuals and artistry.
My Roommate is terribly made BL fluff. It suffers from short episodes, shallow plots, and incoherent writing. Out of the three couples, I only like the secondary pair. The others are annoying.
My Roommate Episodes
My Roommate drama has a total of 32 short episodes. Each episode is around 2 to 3 minutes long. The last episode is around 3 minutes long. This is a short BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in around 1 hour. My Roommate started on October 8, 2022 and ended on October 29, 2022.