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11 September 2020 Updates: Has been reworked to effectively reimage the relationship between Tin and Can. The new title is “Chance to Love”, and will have 13 episodes. Episode 1 Aired: Sep 2, 2020. See our review of Episodes 1 and 2 HERE.

Season 2 of Love By Chance will focus on Tin-Can (the second main couple) due to the lack of an effective conclusion in the initial season. Fans are demanding closure and the production team has obliged. Reports now indicate that Studio Wabi Sabi has entered into an agreement with a streaming service in South Korea to air Love by Chance Season 1. Nexus International deals with an exclusive BL brand named Blue Romance who will serve as an “official link between the studio and the Korean & international fan bases”. While the drama is readily available on YouTube, this broadcast will be for Korean archipelago-specific and will, therefore, subbed accordingly.

4 May 2020 updates: The acting workshops will start next week onward (3 times per week). Filming starts at the end of May and the expected date to broadcast is August to November 2020 (Total 12 episodes)

30 January 2020 Updates: Fans of this series are on the uproar following the announcements that Perth Tanapon (Ae) and Mean Phiravich (Tin) will no longer accept BL roles. As a BL blogger and reviewer, I find this news to be annoying and unnecessary. It can be deduced to be publicity to generate buzz for the upcoming drama series. However, the negative feedback outweighs the goodwill, with fans calling on both actors – accusing them of insulting the LGBTQ community of discrimination and bias against gay or BL roles.

Based on our limited (yet confirmed and verified information), it appears that the talent managers and agents of both actors are on the agenda. They may even deny their participation, but Mean’s casting preference was coursed through his agent. A follow-up interview shows the actor saying the following:

In the future, when I’m getting old and don’t have money, I might accept to play again.

This sort of comment appears to be both self-serving and arrogant. It was due to his BL role in Love by Chance that he was recognized by drama enthusiasts. While Thai BL actors are not as popular as drama actors in Thailand, they were successful in generating enough following to launch product endorsements and fan events where they are paid.

In the interest of fair play, here is a tweet from a Mean fan:

As you may notice, it was retweeted by Mean’s agent. I would have expected some sort of explanation. If Mr. Phiravich said something else, then his agent could have clarified. If Mr. Phiravich’s quote that he will only do BL if he gets older and has no money, the decent thing to do is deny or confirm. Otherwise, it means both agent and actor don’t care if fans “misinterpret” his apparent dislike of BL.

Update: 8 Dec. 2020 – Below is the latest teaser clip:

Notwithstanding the raging issues on casting and behind the scene politics, the current cast including Gun Napat and Mark Siwat and the main series thrust for Plan and Mean, the above clip has a promising and exciting atmosphere.

Mark + Gun antics somehow offer some light moments in anticipation of the intense Tin-Can character dynamics.

Late December update, Saint Suppapong was interviewed by Dara Daily to shed some light on the issue of why he is no longer part of Love By Chance Season 2. Here is an excerpt of that interview:

“I think if they want me to take part in the series, they would’ve contacted me before finishing the teaser.” – This statement is uttered as a matter of fact. No additives or spices or even a hint of sarcasm. That’s how a professional handles a question.

“My schedule is tight and quite long. I have WhyRU the Series and Let’s Fight Ghost. I don’t think it’s appropriate to make them wait for me.” – This interview is recorded, posted on FB, tweeted, and screenshot for various blogs and clips. There is no way for Saint to deny or do an about-face or delete a tweet or an FB post. He has no control over the media where his interview was broadcasted. [ Interview with video ]

Update: 17 November 2019: A few minutes ago, the news of a second season of Love By Chance spread like wildfire on Facebook and Twitter. The official trailer of the second season:

While the first season focuses on the Ae-Pete couple, the official Facebook page of the series stated that it will be Tin-Can this time. Here is a previous post we did about the series related to Tin and Can:

Mean Phiravich is the epitome of an elite boy with a lot of emotional hang-ups. Plan Rathavit, on the other hand, portrays a cutesy, innocent Can (Cantaloupe).

  • Can or Cantaloupe (Plan Rathavit) is an impressionable young man who has not yet experience being in love or being the target of someone’s desire and affection. He appears to be like a character out of Mary Renault’s Greek coming of age novels as someone incorruptible;
  • Tin (Mean Phiravich) is an elitist rich kid who is also suspicious of people who wants to connect with him. Like his love interest Can, he has to experience romantic love.

My opinion did not change. I think that putting Tin and Can on the spotlight is justified since their story did not get the proper closure it deserves in Season 1.

The second couple (IMO) almost eclipsed the lead actors in that their story was in ‘suspended animation’ after the final episode. The elitist, haughty Mean Phiravich Attachitsataporn (as the rich kid with issues, Tin) is a perfect match for the naive and good-natured Plan Rathavit Kijworaluk (as Can). If you remember how Tin coyly calls our boy ‘Cantaloupe’, then you must be as disappointed as I am that a second season will not push through.

And so there is Season 2! Something we don’t know previously. I agree with the general consensus that to request or even demand the producers to include more Ae and Pete can be counter-productive. I think having WhyRU series is enough for Saint to showcase his talents. Perth is also featured in Until We Meet Again and The Stranded (Netflix) so they are busy with separate projects.

I also think both Plan and Mean deserve the spotlight. As a reviewer, I want to see the development of their styles in acting. Their character reversal in 2Wish failed to give me the cool vibes inherent in their portrayal of Can and Tin. You can tell from my preferences above. If you are not yet aware, Plan and Mean are the stars of the now concluded 2Wish the series.

We will update this page as we get more news.


Author krishnanaidu88

I'm a Researcher by profession, prone to questioning everything. Living in Mumbai, I grew up on a stable diet of monotonous Indian dramas which stretch for a decade or so and I sincerely wanted to elude the boredom. So I escaped into the unknown, which is the world of BL dramas. I love sharing my thoughts about the storyline, characters and analyzing the smallest details possible. When something touches my heart, I want to know what others feel about the subject matter as well. That’s why, I’m here at Psychomilk. Being a writer gives me an outlet to explore my inner emotions and turmoil

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Join the discussion 24 Comments

  • Mia Pregelj says:

    BL is not just act. Here is fanservice and that staf and many actors dont wont do that anymore. Ok, Mean can nice to sauid that she wont play anymore in BL. Many actors have the same partners with whom act together in different series and do fanservice.

    I understand Perth doesn’t want to act in BL anymore. Because his first BL has a bitter aftertaste. He lost a friend and teammate (actor). To be fair to me, Season 2 seems too forced. Mean and Plan never kissed. However, when this is very unromantic. Because in the first season, they had a lot more chemistry. As for Saint. He has every right not to come back after what he experienced in the first season. In my opinion. 1 season was very beautiful. Now, however, everything is forced, just because it needs to be filmed. I’m watching. But because I’m interested in the end. And because I’ve already watched the first part, I’m thinking it will be like in the novel. It’s just like that for me. There are no such parts of Pete and Ae. But I am happy because the novel has a happy ending.

    Fanservice, however, seems unfair to players and fans. The fans are very warm and hope to be together in reality. So the players feel a lot of pressure. As well as in public when they are together they are never relaxed. To me, fanservice seems forced and unnecessary. Because what we see is not necessarily true. It’s a lot of play. I understand, they’re friends. But usually nothing more. And they have to play to be something more. even though we all know it’s just an act.

  • Noemi Perez says:

    (Spoilers)I just watched the first episode of season two and I am very confused with Can and tin. In the beginning, they have a touching moment and Can tells Tin that he did not mean that he did not like him and to not hide from him. However, the next time they appear Can does not know his name? I noticed they use the same lines from the first season as if meeting again. They legit did a reboot mid-episode if anyone could tell me what is happening that would be cool.

  • Mickey says:

    Thank you so much! This gave me a lot of insight into the series. I’ll be waiting for more updates! 💜

  • Fujoshi101 says:

    It seems that the second season is scrapped. The date on My Anime List mentioned the premier date for it to be in Sep’20. But now in the above post it is mentioned that “second season will not push through”.

    It is sad but understandable considering the actors’ refusal for a return and the losses from the pandemic.

  • SkylarkHope says:

    Waiting for season two
    And well Mean said maybe rude to some but it all depends on the perspective and intention

  • Foreigner says:

    I’ve seen Mean’s interview, where he said that he might accept another BL role in the future only if he has economic problems and I found it so arrogant on his part. Not only is he diminishing and risrespecting the genre that made him popular, but also the fans who have supported him all this time. As you wrote on Twitter, regardless of the disputable difference between BL and gay roles, from an acting perspective “both types of roles are centered on men getting intimate with another man”, so there’s not that big of a difference. If he isn’t ready for other so-called “BL roles”, he
    isn’t going to accept any “gay roles” either and this shows his immaturity, lack of professionalism and ignorant bias.
    Lazy Subber also said something true: “roles in BL series are often repetitive, someone who actually loves acting would mostly get tired of it”. I agree with this, but I still believe that Mean’s attitude and words in that interview were more on the offensive side. Saying “in the future, when I’m getting old and don’t have money, I might accept to play again” is different from, for esample, “in the future, if I’ll be offered other interesting roles, I might accept”. He is definitely looking down on it.

  • Alice Yoo says:

    I hope that, this series won’t be on December god that’s too late I need it faster 🙄

  • BangtanArmy says:

    I have a question to ask, how come the first Love by chance is on kissasian and this one is not?

  • Ti says:

    Of course I’m excited, but I’m covered that with no Pete at all in this series that they’ll end up with a sad ending for the couple….. I know how the book goes but still…..

    • RedandBlue says:

      Let us wait and see. As explained by the author and director, Saint character is out of the country so little interaction. But let us be realistic here – Saint is the crowddrawer.

    • Laura says:

      Not really. They will most likely go by the book and have it where Pete is away studying abroad for 4 years to protect Ae. From the tiny snippet in the teaser, it doesn’t look like PeteAe have broken up (from how Ae is acting more just like he’s missing his lover who’s away).

      I hope they do it this way anyway. Then the storyline will also kinda match up.

  • Kat Acebuche says:


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