The Warp Effect was a surprise hit for me. It’s one of those series that, from beginning to end, has had me hooked.

Written by Chalermpong Udomsilp, Chim Sedthawut Inboon, Game Kirati Kumsat and Jojo Tichakorn Phukhaotong, who also served as a co-director with Ninew Pinya Chookamsri, the series was a brilliant piece of television.

The Warp Effect touched on everything from male body dysmorphia to non-binary inclusion and even pup-play. There was a character for everyone in this series, and their portal of the male/male relationship between Army (Fluke Pusit) and Joe (Thor Thinnaphan) was more realistic than 85% of the BL dramas that GMMTV has ever produced.

Fluke and Thor as Joe and Army

The cherry on the cake was that New Thitipoom was the lead.

I have loved Newie since Dark Blue Kiss, and while I am not used to seeing him play a heterosexual, I absolutely loved him in the role of Alex. He was a complex character with genuine and relatable faults, but deep down did have a heart of gold.

As Jean, Alex’s Love interest. Fah Yongwaree was raw and vulnerable while simultaneously being a strong and self-sufficient woman who knew exactly what she wanted to be while dealing with the trauma of her past.

Gigie Chanunphat gave a stand-out performance as Kat, a woman who was unafraid to own her sexuality – even when she was literally beaten for it. She got through it with the help of her friends, which included Rose (Best Jira), a trans woman who still maintained male genitalia, who was in a relationship with Jedi (Mark Pakin), one of the most popular guys in school. Rose’s gender was a touchpoint once in the series when a couple of transphobic bar patrons made a disgusting comment. But like with Kat, all of their friends came to her defense.

Jedi and Rose

It was beautiful. My hope is that GMMTV produces more series like this going forward.