TW: The series touches suicide.
Now I know why a lot of BL viewers have been raving about Until We Meet Again (UWMA).
It has been days since I finished watching UWMA and I’m now experiencing a serious case of series hangover. Wow. I didn’t expect for it to blew me away this much. That it would make me sit down and type away some of my thoughts because they just wouldn’t leave me alone. UWMA easily ticked all the boxes for the aspects that I always look for – plot, cinematography, acting and the original soundtrack. Everything about it was tightly and neatly sewn through and through which makes it so hard to spot a fault in it.
UWMA is real good.
💛 Plot, Twists and Pacing
Until We Meet Again is an intricate tale of love that touches the lore of red thread and reincarnations. Yet grounded into reality with love, friendship and dark themes like suicide, domestic violence and homophobia. My words wouldn’t be enough to tell you how this show is such a masterpiece. It’s really a top-tier drama.
Bounded with the red thread in their past life as Korn and Intouch, Dean and Pharm are brought together by fate at present and figures out how their lives are deeply interlaced. The story called for a non-linear and clever way of storytelling to relay the blossom and demise of Korn and Intouch and at the same time the story of Dean and Pharm. How the past and present were weaved together isn’t confusing at all. It’s neatly done. You just have to pay attention to the scenes and its details.
I noticed some thing, tho. There were beats in some scenes wherein it felt like it’s being dragged for too long. Like I want to snap the actors out of the moment they were in or I’m badly waiting when their conversation will resume. Did they use it as a way for us, viewers, to soak everything in? Probably. Nevertheless, these said moments were just minimal and didn’t affect the show’s overall. Why? That’s next on my rambling.
Until We Meet Again has a very satisfying pacing and tasteful plot twists. The twists took a strike at the perfect time and were executed beautifully. Things fall into place naturally as one revelation after another is unraveled. Man, it’s so glorious to see the movement of the story. This shows that the team studied every aspect of the series well. Like the number of episodes they were going to do, where they’re going to cut the episodes and just about everything else.