Netflix’s The Miracle of Teddy Bear might just be one of a kind series out there that you definitely cannot afford to miss. Directed by Paajaew Yuthana Lorphanpaibul, this Thai romantic fantasy drama features Sarin Ronnakiat, Thuchapon Koowongbundit, Thanapon Jarujitranon and Parada Chutchavalchotikul, alongside other cast members. The show consists of a total of 16 episodes, each with a runtime of 80-90 minutes.
The Miracle of Teddy Bear turned out to be Netflix’s sleeper hit as it was necessarily not popular when it first aired and, the initial few episodes were even regressive in nature. However, as the story progressed, things fell into place and, in no time people were talking about how influential the series acts in driving the value of kindness and love in one’s life. With so many more reasons lined up, here are the top three reasons that make The Miracle of Teddy Bear extremely special!
3 Reasons to Watch The Miracle of Teddy Bear
The Miracle of Teddy Bear has truly gifted the world with a rare and lovely set of characters. Nut and Tofu, who are the main characters of the story are so different to one, giving us an epic arc that goes from angst to love over the span of 16 episodes. Tofu, in fact, is a character you can immediately fall in love with. Nut takes some work and time, but the more you get to know him, the more you understand where he comes from and why he reacts to certain situations the way he does.
Na, Gen and Song have their own flairs and flaws that make up for the perfect team to back up Tofu and Nut on their journey. Prib is a character that came off as annoying initially but, by the end was extremely supportive and adorable. Even characters like Jan and Saen, who are essentially the villains of the story, turn out to do what they do out of love, not making bad human beings/characters, just different from most of the nice guys we know. Even Keunchai, the dog, plays a small but, important role in the story.
A Story Unlike Any Other
Well, it is a risk to have a teddy bear as your main protagonist and narrator, turn him into a human being and, then let the story go in a direction where you are always kept guessing. The makers took that risk and, gave us something as heartwarming as The Miracle of Teddy Bear. Along with a love story between the soul of a teddy bear and a human being flourishing, the series also offers us a potential murder mystery at hand. The elements of fantasy and romance are what keep the series alive and unique.
Addressing the LGBTQ+ Community
It did not happen often but, it happened enough to make up for one character’s entire childhood where the show addressed the orthodox thoughts attached to the LGBTQ+ community and, how men being gay is oftentimes perceived as being less manly. How these societal norms that want human beings to confine within the two genders traumatize them, leaving them with lifelong scars. The Miracle of Teddy Bear tells the story of two boys who fall in love, in this love story, there are many villains, one of them being society.
But, the show beautifully handles this topic. We come across characters who change from the first time we met them, being accepting of the LGBTQ+ community (like, Pribtr) but, there are also characters that never cease to spit hate on these people and mock them (like, Jan). The gives us a mirror and, lets us know the kind of people that exist and, how you cannot change everyone. But, most importantly gives out the message to never change oneself or shy away from showing their love for someone just because something, as trivial as the society is unaccepting of it.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.