Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to talk about Sotus the Series Episode 14.
If you’re new to Sotus the Series, the tv show is a romantic drama from Thailand. The series specifically focuses on two university students. One is Arthit, a junior who’s in charge of the SOTUS system. This system acts as both a welcoming event for the incoming freshmen and as a training session to prepare them for the multi-university “sports day” competition.
Kongpob is a freshman who doesn’t like the way Arthit and his friends are treating Kong and his friends. He constantly acts a hero and stands up against the upperclassmen. This puts the two at a sort of rivalry, but as they engage more with each other… other feels start to arise.
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My Thoughts Before Watching:
Our couple have gone through the real rough patches of their relationship. They’ve gone through the Sotus system. They’ve gone through their own conflicting feelings and confessions. Now, they are officially together. But what’s next. The show still has a few more episodes to go, and it’s passed the date of its . What can the couple go through that’ll keep us entertained and enthralled in their story? Let’s find out.
This is Sotus the Series Episode 14.
(As always, a HUGE thanks goes out to Delightful Subs for translating the video.)
The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
At the start of the episode, how did none of Kong’s friends overhear Arthit asking Kong out? Kong even said, “Are you asking me out on a date?” Kong’s friends were literally right next to him. That was totally unbelievable to me. I mean seriously, Arthit’s friends noticed the whole wrist tying situation. Is it just that Kong’s friends are oblivious?
From Enemies to Lovers
That complaint aside, Kong and Arthit are absolutely adorable.
At the start of the show I compared Sotus the Series to Hana Yori Dango or Boys Over Flowers (whichever version you prefer). In all of the properties, a romance formed from a hardcore hatred in two people. While that idea is nothing new to romance stories, there’s something about Sotus and Hana Yori Dango (et al.) that makes these stories stand out. Maybe it’s because these stories have more heated fights and thus, the romance portion is a bigger reward. I’m not totally sure yet, but I feel like this show is just so sweet because it was so heated at the start.
In fact, the couple were especially cute in this episode. The tied rope around Kong’s wrist. Kong is such a romantic. The embarrassed look on Arthit’s face.
Arthit was such a moody date in this episode. As a viewer, I find it cute and funny, but if I was in Kong’s situation I’d be so annoyed. Then it got worse. That angry outburst in the cafeteria was just uncalled for.
What I find most funny though is that his moodiness was an act of him being selfishly selfless. He was thinking about Kong and the many restrictions Kong will find in their relationships, and that got him moody and angry. It’s funny when you look at it from an outsider’s perspective.
I also love that Arthit went to his friend Knot for advice. Arthit trusted his friend enough to tell him that he was dating Kong. And then, Knot was basically unfazed and was able to give Arthit advice. I understand that Thailand has a pretty accepting perspective when it comes to gay people and gay life, but I still found the relationship between the two especially comforting.
Sotus the Series Episode 14 was kind of perfect. In fact, it was so perfect that it feels like a perfect ending for the show. Not only was the poolside kiss sweet, but the flashback to how the two met was nice as well. I honestly feel like this would have been a perfect way to end the series. It perfectly tied off the new black wristband.
That said, we will be getting more extra content and it looks like we’ll be getting both a flashback and a flash-forward. I look forward to it.
My rating for Sotus the Series Episode 14 is 5 stars out of 5. What’s Yours?