Stormy Honeymoon is the sequel to the Vietnamese BL series The Star Always Follows You. This short special episode continues the original story, following the couple as they return to living in the city. After falling in love, the main characters have recently gotten married. Yet, the newlyweds cannot enjoy their marital bliss. They struggle with their jealousy, self-doubt, and communication barriers.
Although Stormy Honeymoon is a sequel, you can understand the standalone love story without prior knowledge of The Star Always Follows You. Surprisingly, I enjoy the special more than the original series. It packs a cute, easygoing plot into a lighthearted half-hour episode. The narrative is carried by cheerful jokes, playful flirting, and enthusiastic performances. The satisfying ending promotes positive messages about healthy relationships.
Stormy Honeymoon Summary
Trăng Mật Bất Ổn
Around 30 minutes
Happy and funny
Around 30 minutes
Dang and Son are newlyweds. They met in their rural hometown, where Son volunteered as a schoolteacher. He helped Dang, a struggling student, with his university entrance exams. As they spent time together, they fell in love during their one-to-one tutoring sessions. Having passed his exams, Dang is now studying at university as a second-year architecture student. Son supports his spouse's academic pursuits.
Years later, Dang and Son returned to the city together. They now have a successful marriage and a happy home. Although the couple sometimes disagrees, they quickly reconcile and move on. Son is eager to be physically intimate, often initiating sexual encounters. However, his clumsiness leads to comical mishaps and accidental injuries. One time, Son sprained his foot while hopping onto the bed.
Dang recently reconnected with his friend Tam, who lives nearby their house. Tam is also enrolled in the architecture faculty. The two get along well and share much in common. Their close bond bothers Son, who dislikes seeing his spouse so chummy with another man. However, Dang seems oblivious to his husband's jealousy and meets Tam frequently.
Son vents his frustrations to his friend, Khoa, who runs a pottery shop. Son worries that their attraction faded after marriage. They don't seem as physically or emotionally intimate anymore. Due to Son's age difference with Dang, he is concerned about their age difference. Dang and Tam are around the same age, making them more relatable. Khoa comforts his friend and reassures him. Nonetheless, Son worries that the honeymoon phase of his marriage will be stormy.
Stormy Honeymoon Cast
Hao Dan (Hạo Dân)
Son is Dang's older husband. They met in a rural village, where Son tutored Dang and fell in love with him. Since then, the couple has moved back to the city. They also recently married. Yet, Son becomes jealous of Dang's budding friendship with Tam. Son believes Dang and Tam have more in common since they're the same age.
Truong Van Ngoan (Trương Văn Ngoãn)
Dang is a second-year university student in the architecture faculty. He used to be a lazy student who failed his entrance exams. With Son's mentoring assistance, Dang is now focused on his academics. After getting married recently, the couple is enjoying their newlywed life. Dang also reconnects with his friend Tam, but their close bond makes his husband jealous.
Ton That Tam Duc (Tôn Thất Tâm Đức)
Tam is Dang's friend who lives near their house. After recently reconnecting, the two friends discover much in common. Both are university students in the same architecture department. Tam and Dang's chumminess makes Son jealous. However, Tam is unaware that he has come between the married couple.
Ly Thanh Chi (Lý Thanh Chí)
Khoa is Son's friend. A pottery shop owner, Khoa runs regular classes to teach students pottery. Dang attends one of his lectures based on Son's recommendations. Son often vents to Khoa about his marriage woes. Khoa tries comforting his friend and gives him friendly advice. Yet, he can't help but tease Son a little.
- The leads (Truong Van Ngoan and Hao Dan) previously starred in the 2022 Vietnamese BL series The Star Always Follows You. They also featured in Stupid Boys Stupid Love (2021) and You Are My Stupid Boy (2022).
Stormy Honeymoon Review
Drama Review Score: 7.7
Stormy Honeymoon is a half-hour epilogue continuing the story in The Star Always Follows You. The original series was set in the countryside, depicting a gentle romance between a student and his tutor. The sequel is an energetic comedy about a newlywed couple and their goofy antics in the city. Unlike its predecessor, Stormy Honeymoon takes the story in a radically different direction. If it weren't for the same characters, I'd never recognize the connection between the two narratives.
I ventured into Stormy Honeymoon with low expectations. Although The Star Always Follows You was an okay BL drama, it didn't leave a lasting impression on me. Surprisingly, the special episode was more enjoyable than the entire series combined. I love the cheerful comedy, upbeat tone, and lighthearted silliness of the sequel. The original felt dry and lacked playfulness. In contrast, the delightful epilogue contains humour and romance in spades. The story also eliminates unnecessary subplots and irrelevant supporting characters, creating a tighter narrative.
Stormy Honeymoon takes Dang and Son's love story to the next level. The dating couple is suddenly married in this sequel. Their relationship dynamic evolves, presenting unique storytelling possibilities inconceivable during the original drama. I enjoy seeing these newlyweds live together in a loving home and do everyday routines. Their domesticity seems intimate, making this romance more persuasive. Stormy Honeymoon also showcases the actors' natural chemistry with each other. They have ample opportunities to kiss, banter, and initiate physical affection.
The plot is unoriginal. Stormy Honeymoon takes a simple approach and doesn't revolutionize love stories in its short half-hour episode. Son's jealousy spirals comically when his husband gets chummy with another man. The linear narrative offers no surprises, so you can predict what will happen next. Even so, the scenes are written delightfully enough that you'll still laugh at Son's amusing reactions. I sympathize with Son, even if he seems neurotic and oversensitive to certain situations. The actor (Hao Dan) endearingly conveys his character's sincerity and pitifulness.
Son displays more personality in the sequel. From his clumsiness to his horniness, the character reveals new facets of himself. He can be childish, petty, and insecure. Yet, these flaws create a well-rounded protagonist, making him relatable to viewers. In contrast, Dang behaves maturely and responsibly, highlighting his growth. Dang was like a kid in The Star Always Follows You, but now he is a confident young adult. Likewise, Tam and Khoa are fun additions to the supporting cast. I'm particularly fond of Khoa's actor and want to see him kiss a guy in another BL drama. 😚
Stormy Honeymoon has a happy ending, resolving the couple's communication troubles without unneeded drama. I adore Dang and Son's final chat, where they open up about their vulnerabilities. Despite numerous jabs about their age difference, the story addresses the topic thoughtfully at the end. There's substance beneath its innocuous humour. The satisfying conclusion reiterates feel-good messages about healthy relationships. Overall, the sequel was a pleasant surprise. Stormy Honeymoon has improved my opinion of this BL romance, which I'll remember fondly.
Stormy Honeymoon highlights a newlywed couple in a lighthearted romantic comedy. Although the unoriginal plot may feel predictable, the charming story is written playfully and delightfully.
I enjoy Dang and Son's domesticity. They live together in a loving home, share physical affection, and banter with one another. There are plenty of sweet moments between the newlyweds.
The acting is solid. Son's performer (Hao Dan) conveys his role enthusiastically, balancing humour with vulnerability. He shares natural chemistry with his costar (Truong Van Ngoan).
Stormy Honeymoon has a happy ending that resolves the newlyweds' communication issues without unpleasant drama. The conclusion conveys positive messages about healthy relationships.
The series is solidly produced. Everything is presented brightly and colourfully. I adore Khoa's introduction scene, where the dreamy visuals create an alluring mystique to his character.
Stormy Honeymoon is a charming sequel that improves on the original love story. Despite the clichéd plot, the lighthearted BL drama contains cheerful humour, playful flirtation, and a delightful ending.
Stormy Honeymoon Episodes
Stormy Honeymoon has one half-hour episode. It is a short BL drama that you can finish in 30 minutes. This special released on April 23, 2023.
Stormy Honeymoon is the sequel to The Star Always Follows You, a nine-episode BL series. You can finish the entire story in around 3 hours. The original drama started on November 26, 2022 and ended on January 14, 2023.
The Star Always Follows You
Stormy Honeymoon is the sequel to the 2022 Vietnamese BL drama The Star Always Follows You. The original story describes the couple meeting in their rural hometown. Dang is a high school student struggling with university entrance exams. His mother recruits Son, a tutor who reluctantly agrees to help him study. They fall in love during their one-to-one remedial sessions. In addition, the BL drama features subplots about other village residents.
Although watching The Star Always Follows You will provide more context, it isn't a prerequisite to understanding Stormy Honeymoon. The sequel works well as a standalone love story. In my opinion, the epilogue significantly improves on its predecessor. This special episode contains more humour, enthusiasm, and lightheartedness, whereas the original was dry. Storytelling seems smoother since it doesn't waste time on other subplots or unnecessary diversions. In addition, Stormy Honeymoon does a better job at highlighting the couple's romance.
Stormy Honeymoon Information
RL Studio is a Vietnamese BL studio that produced various dramas. It created the trilogy, Stupid Boys Stupid Love (2021), You Are My Sunshine (2021), and You Are My Stupid Boy (2022). In addition, it made The Star Always Follows You (2022), Stormy Honeymoon (2023), and Stupid Genius.
Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà) is a Vietnamese director who worked on the The Star Always Follows You (2022) and its sequel Stormy Honeymoon (2023).