Boy For Rent is a Thai drama that’s produced by GMMTV. It is based on the novels Badz Boy For Rent by Stamp Berry and Sexy Boy For Rent by Princess. The novels are available online at Jamsai for purchase and download, but please note these are written in Thai and would be difficult to read unless your proficient in the language. The box set is available here.
When love is not as expected…
Smile has a crush on her handsome senior, Kyro, but when she confesses he refuses, telling her he doesn’t like childish girls. Smile decides to hire a “Boy For Rent” to learn how to make a man’s heart beat. Liz believes her boyfriend Badz is cheating on her, and decides to use the Boy For Rent service to get back at him without feeling guilty… Neither knows that renting a man will change their lives forever.
5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Boy For Rent.
Available the same day it airs in Thailand. You heard me correctly. Boy For Rent airs in Thailand every Friday. That same day, it’s also available on the GMMTV YouTube page. (Here is the link to episode 1, part 1.) At the very least, GMMTV dramas don’t typically land on their YT page until they’ve been airing at least a month and even longer in other instances. Note: These go up as raw videos on Friday. Subtitles are typically available within 48 hours.
Young adult characters. If you enjoy young adult stories, GMMTV typically does adaptations of high school and college novels. This series is no different and centers around young-adult characters who are in college.
Fon and Mond have great chemistry. What is one of these lists without touching base on chemistry? Fon plays the awkward, nerdy Smile. She’s starry-eyed for her senior, Kyro. Smile doesn’t have relationship experience, so she ends up signing up for Boy For Rent where Badz, played by Mond, agrees to teach her how to get Kyro in 10 days. But four episodes in, I’m already mooning over the cuteness that is Badz and Fon.
A love square. Okay, I understand there can be nothing more frustrating than love triangles and squares, but I find this love square to be quite compelling. It may not be new or inventive, but I love the way that our four main characters love lives are entangled together.
A story that prompts questions and discussion. Any time that a story hooks your attention and makes you wonder what’s going to happen or why something is happening, that’s a good sign. How did Kyro and Badz end up joining Boy For Rent? Why does Badz seem to love Liz, yet he’s so distant from her and won’t tell the truth about his job? There’s some compelling content that has raised a lot of questions for me. It’s one of those things that has kept me hooked. Even the story and our characters have sucked me in.
So what do you think, friends? Are you watching this drama? Is it something you might give a shot? This is not a BL drama—both couples are heterosexual, but whether you like straight or BL Thai dramas, there’s a good selection on YouTube and Netflix.
I think the acting is pretty decent here and I’ll be back again. It’s kind of funny that I started this drama because of Lee Thanat Lowkhunsombat, but I ended up falling hard for Mond Tanutchai Vijitvongthong as Badz even more.
If you’ve enjoyed my 5 reasons list, then stay tuned. I hope to talk about this drama more and even review it once the story wraps.
It has a total of 12 episodes that you can watch over on GMMTV’s youtube page here. They subtitle quite a lot of their youth-oriented dramas.
If you’re looking for traditional lakorns, you won’t find them here. I have put together a list of all the Thai dramas on Netflix, so I hope that helps give you more choices. If you’re looking for Filipino Dramas/movies on Netflix or even Chinese Dramas on Netflix, I’ve got you covered. I try to keep these lists updated monthly, so what you find at any of these links should be pretty current.
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