I stared watching this show because the poster looked good and intriguing. Then I thought it will be the usual BL story however Gray Rainbow is more than that. Most stories are full of fan service and random kisses and rarely have an actual story to tell to it viewers. However, this one turned out to be complicated as we as viewers witness sexual assault and the struggles of a University student trying to accept himself.
Rather than a gay movie, we get to understand the characters to a new level and I was surprised to see the good cinematography that helped the drama have a whole new vibe. As most shows tend to look cheap, Gray Rainbow had a certain quiet aura that settles fast into our mind making us be part of the story, but as mere witnesses cornered by a glass wall.
Not only Porsche struggles with accepting the fact that he is gay, the traces of a sexual assault remain vivid in his mind giving him nightmares. On the other hand, Nuer, Porsche’s roommate and friend, doesn’t understand what happened to him or why he keeps locking himself away from other people. (Just to mention this: the sexual assault didn’t “turn” him gay.)
“I miss you….I miss you….I miss you. I miss you a hundred times more than you could imagine.”
The acting of the two main actors was alright in the beginning. As the show progressed, the story went forward and their relationship entered a new phase, both felt somehow awkward but it wasn’t anything irritating. However, the writing after the second half of the show didn’t help them at all. The writer did try to make something different and until a certain point, it actually did, however after episode 3, everything was rushed and felt unbalanced. A lot of elements were included in the last episode which made me feel bothered because this could’ve been way better if the peace remained as in the beginning yet making the story move slowly.
The ending was surprising. I already knew that something was going to happen as I read the comments beforehand, but I wasn’t expecting what happened. Especially because the show gave me hints, and it was like I already was told that something is going to happen even so I was upset that I didn’t give the story and its characters more importance and attention as I was watching drama to notice those hints. The definitely ending made me realize that.
Although the way it ended made me dumbfounded, after a couple of hours I started to understand what the writer wanted to convey.
I didn’t want to say too much in this review, mostly because I will unveil the story, the meaning and I will spoil the fun. However, I highly recommend this 4 episode drama. Watch it and afterwards come back to talk together about the meaning of those hints. But, please, don’t do like I did. Pay attention and you’ll love it more.