Gap: The Series (Thai: ทฤษฎีสีชมพู; RTGSThritsadi Si Chomphu; lit. Pink Theory) is a Thai romantic comedy television series that premiered on Channel 3 and the IdolFactory channel on YouTube on November 19, 2022, and ran until February 11, 2023.[1][2] It stars Sarocha Chankimha and Rebecca Patricia Armstrong.[3] Adapted by Devil Planoy (เจ้าปลาน้อย) from the novel of the same name, it is directed by Nuttapong Wongkaveepairoj, and produced by IdolFactory. The series surpassed 600 million views on YouTube.[citation needed]

Gap: The Series
Thaiทฤษฎีสีชมพู
Genre
Based onGAP
by Chao Planoy (เจ้าปลาน้อย)
Written byPatty Phatphatson Warissaraphuricha
Directed byNuttapong Wongkaveepairoj
Starring
Country of originThailand
Original languageThai
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producerSuppapong Udomkaewkanjana
Cinematography
  • Supakit Thawise
  • Chonkan Tosiri
Running time60 minutes
Production companyIDOLFACTORY
Original release
Network
Release19 November 2022 (2022-11-19) –
11 February 2023 (2023-02-11)

Gap: The Series is Thailand's first "girls' love" series,[4] and became one of its most popular television shows.[5]

Synopsis edit

Ever since Sam (Sarocha Chankimha) came to her aid years ago, Mon (Rebecca Patricia Armstrong) has always considered the former as her role model. When Mon graduates, she decides to apply for a job at Sam’s company, yet Sam's distant and icy exterior surprises her. The closer Mon gets to Sam, and the more of Sam's barriers she breaks, the more Mon's feelings gradually change from idolizing to love and Sam's world becomes brighter. However, between them lie many obstacles such as gender barriers, the 8-year age gap, company rules, and social class, as Sam is a descendant of royalty.[6]

Cast edit

Main edit

Supporting edit

  • Looknam Orntara Poolsak as Jim
  • Irin Urassaya Malaiwong as Yuki
  • Ratchanon Kanpiang as Nop
  • Punnisa Sirisang as Kade
  • Noey Natnicha Vorrakittikun as Tee
  • Mind Sawaros Nekkham as Neung
  • Potida Boomee as Song
  • Jirawat Wachirasarunpat as Aon
  • Amata Piyavanich as Pohn
  • Thongthong Mokjok as Mhee
  • Suttatip Wutchaipradit as Noi
  • Natsinee Charoensitthisap as Yha
  • Chirapathr Pingkanont as Chin

Guest edit

  • Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana as Phoom
  • Amanda Jensen as Nita
  • Sulax Siriphattharapong as Cher
  • Praiya Padungsuk as Risa
  • Patchanon Ounsa-ard as Nuea (SCOY story)
  • Wichai Saefant as Toh (SCOY story)
  • BonBon Armstrong as Sua/Singha

Secret Crush On You= SCOY

Production and reception edit

Gap was announced as the first GL series in Thailand. The project was launched on August 22, 2021, along with the main cast confirmation.[8] Casting to find other actors for supporting roles was held on November 13, 2021.[9]

Unfortunately, after the release of Trailer Pilot on May 14, 2022, the series received negative feedback on social media.[10] The production team had to readjust the script and costumes, in addition to making changes to shooting locations, which prompted filming to be postponed until June 20, 2022. Filming finally wrapped up on October 22, 2022.[citation needed]

Eventually, the show's final and improved product received an overwhelmingly positive response, which led to Freen and Becky receiving multiple awards, having their own world tour, and confirmation that they will star in more GL projects such as "Uranus2324" and "The Loyal Pin".[11][12]

Original soundtrack edit

No. Title Artist Length
01 "ทฤษฎีรักนี้สีชมพู (Pink theory)" Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong 3:11
02 "Whisper" Sarocha Chankimha 3:59
03 "Because of you" Pinpin 3:28
04 "คิดเหมือนกัน (Think alike)" Rebecca Patricia Armstrong 3:08
05 "คำสั่งจากหัวใจ (Orders from the heart)" Sarocha Chankimha 3:21
06 "อย่าจบกันแบบนี้ (Don't end it like this)" Orntara Poolsak 4:07
07 "ทฤษฎีรักนี้สีชมพู Pink Theory (Bossa Ver.)" Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong 2:56
08 "นี่น่ะหรือ (Is this it?)" Asavarid Pinitkanjanapun 3:25
09 "Marry me" Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana 3:16
10 "แค่นี้พอ (This is enough)" Asavarid Pinitkanjanapun 4:06
11 "ฉันไม่ยอมแพ้ (I won't give up)" Orntara Poolsak 4:33
12 "No more blues" Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong 3:20

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2023 36th Huading Awards

(China)

Global Most Popular Actress in a TV Series Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Nominated
KAZZ Awards

(Thailand)

Popular Female Teenage Award Freen Sarocha Chankimha Won
Rising Female Of The Year Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Couple Of The Year Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Series Of The Year Gap: The Series Won
NINEENTERTAIN AWARDS 2023 (Thailand) People Choice's Award Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
MAYA TV AWARDS 2023

(Thailand)

Song of the Year Award "ทฤษฎีรักนี้สีชมพู (Pink theory)" Nominated
Series of the Year Award "GAP the series" Nominated
Female Rising Star of the Year Award Freen Sarocha Chankimha Won
Female Rising Star of the Year Award Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Nominated
Couple of the Year Award Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
SEC Awards 2023

(Brazil)

Best Asian Series "GAP the series" Won
Favorite Couple in a Series Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Thai Update Awards 2023

(Thailand)

The Best TV Series "GAP the series" Won
FEED Y Capital Awards 2023 (Thailand) Couple Of The Year Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Actress of the Year Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Series of the Year "GAP the series" Won
HOWE Awards 2023 (Thailand) HOWE Hottest Series Awards 2023 "GAP the series" Won
HOWE The Best Couple Awards 2023 Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
BreakTudo Awards 2023 (Brazil) Shipp de Ficção Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won
Y Universe Awards 2023 (Thailand) Rising Star Awards 2023 "Becky Rebecca Patricia Armstrong" Won
The Best Couple Awards 2023 "Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong" Won
The Best Series OST. "ทฤษฎีรักนี้สีชมพู (Pink Theory)" Won
GQ Men of The Year 2023 (Thailand) Nation’s Trending Stars Freen Sarocha Chankimha & Rebecca Patricia Armstrong Won

References edit

  1. ^ "Idol Factory พร้อมพาทุกคนไปเปิดโลกความรักสีสันใหม่ กับ ทฤษฎีสีชมพู (Gap: The series) 19 พ.ย. นี้" [IdolFactory is ready to take everyone to open up a new world of colorful love with Pink Theory (GAP The series) this 19 Nov.]. All Area Entertainment (in Thai). October 27, 2022. Archived from the original on February 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "GAP The Series Season 1 – Episodes Guide and Summaries". Next Episode. 2023. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  3. ^ Chutiankun, Yairak (February 21, 2023). "ทฤษฎีสีชมพู Gap: The series ครอบครัว ความมั่นคง และบทสรุปของรักแท้" [The Pink Theory, GAP The series, family, security, and the summary of true love]. The Standard (in Thai). Archived from the original on February 25, 2023.
  4. ^ Kirichanskaya, Michele (June 15, 2023). "This Thai Drama Is Full of Wholesome Sapphic Representation". Collider. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  5. ^ "Girls Love/GL show tops Thai demand, "GAP The Series" breaks barriers for GL genre – Parrot Analytics". ContentAsia. Pencil Media. 30 May 2023. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Gap: The Series". Madan. 2022-07-04. Archived from the original on 2023-02-25.
  7. ^ "Q&A with SamMon". YouTube.
  8. ^ "เปิดตัว ฟรีน-เบ็คกี้ นักแสดงนำซีรีส์ Yuri เรื่องใหม่ ทฤษฎีสีชมพู Gap: The Series". THE STANDARD (in Thai). 2021-08-23. Archived from the original on 2022-11-05.
  9. ^ Saekoo, Somkit. ""เซ้นต์ ศุภพงษ์"สวมบทผู้จัดอีกรอบเฟ้นหานักแสดงซีรีส์ "ทฤษฎีสีชมพู"เน้นให้ความสำคัญ LGBTQ". เดลินิวส์ (in Thai). Archived from the original on 2022-10-19.
  10. ^ "โซเชียลสวดยับ ! ซีนวาบหวิวซีรีส์ไทย จะให้ช็อกตรงไหนก่อน ดัน #ผมคัน ติดเทรนด์". kapook.com (in Thai). 2022-05-15. Archived from the original on 2022-11-05.
  11. ^ "Uranus2324".
  12. ^ "The Passenger and World Tour". YouTube.

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