SOTUS: The Series

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SOTUS: The Series
SOTUS The Series promo.jpg
Thai พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง
Genre
Written by BitterSweet
Starring
Country of origin Thailand
Original language(s) Thai
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16 (Season One, 15 Episodes + 1 Special EP)
Production
Running time 45- 50 minutes
Production company(s) GMMTV
Release
Original network One31
LINE TV (repeats)
Original release August 20, 2016 (2016-08-20) – January 14, 2017 (2017-01-14)
Chronology
Related shows SOTUS S: The Series
External links
Website

SOTUS: The Series (Thai: พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง) is a 2016 Thai LGBT drama produced by GMMTV Ltd., and directed by Uphold Tradition, starring Prachaya Ruangroj and Perawat Sangpotirat. It was filmed primarily in Thailand.

The series is based on an online novel, "SOTUS พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง" by BitterSweet.[1]

The first 8 episodes aired between August 20th, 2016 and October 8th, 2016. After the passing of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the series was ordered to stop airing during the 30 day official mourning period. The remaining eight episodes were eventually shown between November 19th, 2016 and January 14th, 2017, effectively delaying the finale from its originally intended airdate of December 3rd, 2016. All episodes aired every Saturday on GMM Grammy – GMM One, with repeat episodes airing on Line TV.

In early March 2017, it was revealed that there will be a sequel series, SOTUS S: The Series. Both Prachaya Ruangroj and Perawat Sangpotirat will be reprising their roles from the first series. The sequel premiered December 3rd, 2017.

Plot[edit]

The "Gear" – or cogwheel – is the symbol of the Faculty of Engineering. It is part of a system of cogwheels which power and run a device (e.g. a clock). If one gear fails the device stops working. Wearing the "Gear" symbol signifies being a student of the Faculty of Engineering. However, in order to get one all engineering freshmen must first undergo the S.O.T.U.S. (acronym for Seniority, Order, Tradition, Unity, and Spirit) system.[2] Third year senior student Arthit (Perawat Sangpotirat), is the head hazer and often abuses the power afforded to him by the S.O.T.U.S system, making the freshmen do things against the rules. Freshmen students are practically powerless to complain or resist any orders given to them by their seniors. Arthit was seemingly unstoppable, until Kongpob (Prachaya Ruangroj) stood up against the abuse. This initially resulted in a strained relationship between Kongpob and Arthit, however, continuous encounters between the two helped transform their relationship into something much more affectionate.Their relationship draws on factors of Acceptance , Socio-economic woes and Friendship all of which we clearly see expressed throughout the series. It's also noted that Bittersweets idea of S.O.T.U.S acronym, as expressed in her book is unique, However its cohesively related to its actual meaning where in the series SOTUS stands for The Story Of True Love Between US.

Cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Remarks Episodes Appeared
Arthit "Arthit" Rojnapat Perawat Sangpotirat
  • Student ID: 0206
  • Nickname: i'Aoon
  • 3rd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Head of the Hazing Team
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Kongpob's love interest and later boyfriend
  • May's love rival
  • Friends with Bright, Knot, Tutah and Perm
  • High school friends with Namtarn and Jay
  • Likes to drink pinkish milk
  • Ran 54 laps in Episode 6 as part of punishment
  • Revealed that he is an only child (Episode 9)
1-15 (All)
Kongphop "Kong" Suthiluck Prachaya Ruangroj
  • Student ID: 0062
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • High School friends with Em
  • Bem's junior sharing the same Student ID
  • Arthit's and May's love interest
  • Arthit's boyfriend
  • Em's love rival
  • Friends and classmates with Em, May, Wad, Tew, Oak, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Initially wanted to study Economics, but mum asked him to study Engineering
  • Parents own a plastic factory
  • Likes to drink iced coffee
  • Doesn't eat chilies and durian
  • Freshmen's representative for Vice-President
  • Double winner in the Mr & Miss Faculty Competition In Episode 5
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Suggested by Dear to become the head of the hazing team in Episode 8
  • Has 2 older sisters which are 10 years apart (Episode 9)
  • Has a niece which is 3 years old (Episode 9)
  • Confessed his true feelings to Arthit in Episode 10
  • Rejected May's feelings in Episode 12
  • Head Hazer in Episode 15 (2 years later)
1-15 (All)
Kathawuth "Aim/Em" Hathaiprasert Thitipoom Techaapaikhun
  • Student ID: 0097
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Date of Birth: 12 December 1998
  • High School friends with Kongpob
  • Likes May
  • Kongpob's love rival
  • Addicted to Games
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, May, Wad, Tew, Oak, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Confessed his feelings to May in Episode 12
  • Part of Kongpob's team of hazers 2 years later (Episode 15)
1-15 (All)
May Neen Suwanamas
  • Student ID: 0151
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Likes Kongphob
  • Born in February
  • Em's love interest
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, Tew, Wad, Em, Oak, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Confessed her feelings to Kongpob in Episode 12 but was rejected
1-12
Wad Teerapat Lohanan
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, May, Em, Tew, Oak, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Had an altercation with Prem
  • Rescued by Prem in Episode 6 after being assaulted
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Part of Kongpob's team of hazers 2 years later (Episode 15)
1-8, 15
Prem Chanagun Arpornsutinan
  • 3rd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Arthit's, Knot's, Tutah's and Bright's friend
  • Had an altercation with Wad
  • Rescued Wad in Episode 6 after Wad was assaulted
1-15 (All)
Tew Korn Khunatipapisiri
  • Student ID: 0075
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Freshmen's representative for President
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, May, Wad, Em, Oak, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Collected 500 signatures in Episode 3
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Part of Kongpob's team of hazers 2 years later (Episode 15)
1-9, 11-15
Bright Jumpol Adulkittiporn
  • Student ID: 0097
  • 3rd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Arthit's, Knot's, Tutah's and Perm's friend
  • Dated Bem but have since broken up (Episode 13)
1-15 (All)
Oak Naradon Namboonjit
  • Student ID: 0038
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, May, Em, Tew, Ma-prang and Praepailin
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Part of Kongpob's team of hazers 2 years later (Episode 15)
1-15 (All)
Praepailin Ployshompoo Supasap
  • Student ID: 0744
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Revealed on Episode 8 that she doesn't like men
  • Friends and classmates with Kongpob, May, Wad, Tew, Oak, Ma-prang and Em
  • Winner in the Mr & Miss Faculty Competition In Episode 5
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
1-12, 14
Ma-prang Maripha Siripool
  • Student ID: 0023
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Friends and classmates with Pailin, Kongpob, May, Wad, Tew, Oak, Praepailin and Em
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
1-12
Knot Ittikorn Kraicharoen
  • 3rd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Arthit's, Prem's, Tutah's and Bright's friend
1-15 (All)
Tutah Khamchoo Natthawaranthorn
  • 3rd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Arthit's, Prem's, Knot's and Bright's friend
1-15 (All)
Teacher Pak TBC
  • Engineering Faculty teacher
  • Arthit's, Prem's, Bright's and Knot's club advisor
6, 8, 10,15
Namtan Alice Pitching
  • Arthit's first love
  • Jay's girlfriend
  • High School friends with Arthit and Jay
9, 11
Jay Jirakit Kuariyakul
  • Arthit child-hood friend
  • Namtan's boyfriend
  • High School friends with Arthit and Namtarn
11

Supporting cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Remarks Episodes Appeared
Dee Phurin Ruangvivatjarus
  • 1st year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Wad, Em and Kongpob teammate in basketball competition
  • Awarded the gear badge in Episode 8
  • Part of Kongpob's team of hazers 2 years later (Episode 15)
1-5, 7, 13, 15
Dear Thanapas Suttichannapa
  • 4th year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Arthit, Bright, Prem, Tutah, Knot, Kongpob, Em, Oak, Wad, Tew, Ma-prang, Preapailin, May, Dee, Yacht, Fang and Bem senior
  • Helped the freshmen in the "Capture the Flag" ceremony in Episode 7
2-3, 5, 7-9
Yacht Pongpol Saneewong Na Ayutaya
  • 2nd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Kongpob's, Em's, Oak's, Wad's, Tew's, Ma-prang's, Preapailin's and May senior
  • Arthit's, Bright's, Tutah's, Prem's and Knot's junior
1-5, 7
Tim Nokkaew Worakamon
  • 2nd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Assigned to mentor Freshmen
  • Kongpob, Wad, Em and Dee's Basketball coach
  • Kongpob, Em, Oak, Wad, Tew, Ma-prang, Preapailin and May senior
  • Arthit, Bright, Tutah, Prem and Knot junior
1-5, 8
Fang Khemmika Layluck
  • 2nd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Student Nurse
  • Kongpob senior
  • Friends with Arthit
  • Recommended Kongpob for the Mr & Miss Competition in Episode 2
1-2, 7, 14
Ple Boochita Pitakard
  • Student ID: 0062
  • 2nd year Engineering Student (Episodes 1 – Present)
  • Kongpob's senior sharing the same Student ID
  • Donated books to Kongpob in Episode 3
  • Was dating Bright but broken up since (Episode 13)
3, 6-7, 13-14

Episodic synopsis[edit]

Soundtrack/OST[edit]

Here are the songs in this drama:

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Limp [โซซัดโซเซ]"Keng Tachaya 
2."Secret Mind [ความลับในใจ]"AMP & GunAchi 
3."Uncommon [ไม่ธรรมดา]"Bell Supol 
4."L.O.V.E" (The duet song Kongpob & Pearpailin sang at the Mr & Miss Faculty)Jetset'er 
5."Search Your Heart [ค้นใจ]" (The song Kongpob sang at the Mr & Miss Faculty)J Jetrin 
6."Ripples" (Recurring music often heard when something important is happening)Harry Angstrom & Jonathan Buchanan 
7."Last Call" (From Episode 6 promo opening teaser)Michael Rheault 
8."Distant Signals" (Episode 6: When Kong gets booted out from the field and watches Arthit running)Harry Angstrom & Jonathan Buchanan 
9."Let There Be Light" (Episode 6: When Arthit finished his 54 rounds)Harry Angstrom & Jonathan Buchanan 
10."Somewhere" (Episode 7: When the freshmen get white strings tied on their wrist)Jay Price 
11."Into The Last Light"Dan Cassady & Dylan Parsons 
12."Benevolence"Henry Jackman 
13."Thrill Pills"Jay Price 
14."Mean Streets"Patrick Robert Murdoch & Timothy James Wills 
15."Underground Intelligence"Matt Norman 
16."Happy Endings"David Thomas Hawes 
17."Ritual of Fear"Richard Allen Harvey 
18."Speechless"Timothy James Wills 
19."Waster"Brett Carr Boyett & Jason C. Miller 
20."Mindfinder"Sandy McLelland 
21."Excitement Grows"Thomas Greenberg 
22."Happy To Be"Rob Rewes 
23."Sheltering Skies"Dan Cassady & Dylan Parsons 
24."American Dream"Patrick Robert Murdoch & Timothy James Wills 
25."The Style Files"Thomas Greenberg 
26."Rebel Movement"Matt Norman 
27."Against The Wall"Christian Anthony Arvan & James Brian Brasher 
28."Supercooler"Guy Wallace, Zachary Gibson & Nigel William Graham 
29."A New Hope"Paul J. Borg & Thomas Garrad-Cole 
30."Big Society"Jay Price 
31."Aerogilder"Jay Price 
32."Reload"Jay Price 
33."The Con"Jay Price 
34."Hyperbole"Jay Price 
35."Positive Equity"Jay Price 
36."Clarity"Richard Allen Harvey 
37."Inertial Mass"Edward Eliot & Nobuaki Nobusawa 
38."Line of Fire"James Thomas Jr. 
39."The Road to Hell"David Shoto & David Buckley 
40."Oddball Tango"Bill Connor 
41."May You Decide"George Timothy 
42."Up My Street"Mr Stix 
43."In Safe Hands"Patrick Thomas Hawes 
44."Intriguing Ideas"Thomas Greenberg 
45."Days in the Sun"Rob Rewes 
46."I Can See the Sky"Harry Angstrom & Jonathan Buchanan 
47."Presence"Thomas Garrad-Cole 

Notes[edit]

  • In the beginning of each episode, there is a notice that says that the "hazing" activities depicted in the series have been exaggerated for entertainment purposes.

Season Two[edit]

Due to its popularity, a second season was announced with both Prachaya Ruangroj and Perawat Sangpotirat reprising their roles. Titled Sotus S The Series, it premiered on December 9th, 2017 and picks up after the events of the first season with Arthit now working in an office and Kongpob becoming the head hazer of the Faculty of Engineering.

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Recipient Result
2017 V-Chart Awards 2017 Media Recommendation Artist Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Won
Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
Most Popular New Artist Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
Maya Awards 2017[3] Star Couple of the Year Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Won
Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
Best Rising Actor Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
14th Kom Chad Leuk Awards[4] Most Popular Actor Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Nominated
Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
KAZZ Awards 2017[5] Kazz Magazine's Sweetheart Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Won
Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
Trending Rookie Actor Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Won
6th Attitude Magazine Awards Most Favorite Couple of the Year Krist Perawat Sangpotirat Won
Singto Prachaya Ruangroj Won
Most Favorite TV Series of the Year SOTUS: The Series Won

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