If you are into lesbian romantic comedies, then you won’t want to miss the newest series to hit our screens - “GAP.” The show is full of fresh and flirty romance that we all love to indulge in. So don’t wait any longer. Join the growing fan base for “GAP, the series” now!
Based on the hugely popular novel “GAP Yuri” written by author Chao Planoy (Dream) that was published on Dek-D, this 12-episode lesbian web series has been a sensation! “GAP The Series” has literally catapulted lesbian relationships into the spotlight in Thailand.
The series centers on the relationship between two young women, Mon, a newly graduated student, and Sam, who has been running a big company for many years.
From the very moment Mon and Sam met in their youth, there was an instant spark between them that ignited a flame within Mon. Even though they only spoke briefly when Sam came to Mon's rescue, Sam became unambiguously Mon’s idol. But her feelings for her evolved from that early admiration into a deep and passionate love. The memory of their passing encounter resonated with her, and even after all this time, Sam still holds a special place in her heart since young age. Though their paths diverged for many years, fate had a way of bringing them back together. Mon had just graduated, and luck was on her side as she got a job working at Sam’s company.
The first time Mon and Sam finally meet again, Mon is surprised by Sam's icy exterior. She is so different from the image she'd had of her and what she had imagined her to be. Sam is nothing like the media shows her. Sam's image is completely crashed. At least, at first…
On her side, Sam is a super rich chairwoman who comes from a wealthy royal family. However, her grandmother is pushing for the traditional path—get married, have children, and take care of the home. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t what Sam wants; she has far more ambitious dreams. She’s found a career at her own company that she loves, much to the bafflement of her family.
Even though she kept up a defensive wall against people around her - her brusque and uncompromising attitude at work had earned her the dubious title of ‘bully’ amongst her employees - Mon’s presence filled her with light and joy, changing her life in the most positive of ways. As the connection between the two women grew, piece by piece, Sam began letting go of countless years of armor. She melted into Mon’s freshness and boldness, allowing her true nature to shine through. With every smile and every moment, the wall between Sam and Mon crumbled even further until all that remained was love.
In one of the secondary plotlines, we see Mon's best friend Yuki and one of Sam's best friends Tee slowly getting closer throughout the episodes. It's clear to everyone that there has been an attraction between them since their first meeting. The feelings of both are confirmed in episode 8, where Mon and Sam call each of their best friends separately to get advice on how to make love with a girl.
“GAP” introduces two talented actresses - Freen Sarocha Chankimha as Samanan "Sam" Anantrakul and Becky Armstrong as Mon Kornkamon.
Freen Sarocha Chankimha is a 24-year-old Thai actress and model. Freen started her modeling career in 2016 when she participated in the Miss Teen Thailand contest and impressed everyone as a finalist. Rebecca Patricia Armstrong, also known as “Becky,” is a 20-year-old British-Thai actress, singer, and model. She has a unique heritage from her Thai mother and British father. Both have signed with the Idol Factory agency and made their acting debut in 2021 with the gay series “Secret Crush On You.”
The two main actresses join a talented lineup of actors, including:
The show also features great guest stars, such as:
The series is a real treat to watch- it’s light and funny and features incredible chemistry between two of its main characters. Sam and Mon are played by two exceptionally talented actresses who have a uniquely special connection with one another that translates seamlessly on-screen.
Episode 1 may not be the most fast-paced or thrilling, but we must understand the story and meet all the characters. Subsequent episodes highlight the finest qualities of the drama; improved humor, sharper production, deeper character development, and captivating scenes making it one of the best lesbian series out there. Each episode builds upon the previous one, making it difficult not to want to binge-watch until all has been revealed. In other words, get ready to become totally and utterly hooked on the show like I am!
Release date: November 19, 2022
Episode 1 of "Gap" kicks off with Mon, excited to meet her idols at an event. We get introduced to her loved ones: her best friend Yuki, her friend Nop, her mother, stepfather, and her dog. During the event, a magical moment has her dreaming of a kiss with Khun Sam, but she wakes up on stage with the actors from "Secret Crush On You," Billy and Seeng, who give her gifts and a captivating performance.
Back at home, a playful argument with Yuki brings back memories and reveals photos of Khun Sam. A flashback takes us thirteen years back, uncovering how Mon and Sam formed their special relationship. Khun Sam saves Mon and a puppy from an imminent danger, thus sealing a unique bond. Mon decides to take care of Sam's puppy, naming it "Sua."
Back in the present, Mon talks with Yuki, revealing her intention to join Khun Sam's company and their shared past at university. Mon, however, feels apprehensive about their upcoming reunion. To help, Yuki suggests a role-playing game. Mon agrees and dreams of reuniting with Khun Sam, sharing a tender moment. The dream is abruptly interrupted by Yuki, who raises a crucial question: Khun Sam might not recognize her.
In part 2, on her first day at Khun Sam’s company, Mon meets her mentor Ya. To her surprise, Ya initially mistook her for a foreigner, but Mon quickly corrected her, revealing that she is both Thai-British and fluent in Thai.
[This scene is inspired by a true story between Freen and Becky. A few years ago, when Becky joined a workshop to pursue her passion for acting, Freen and Nam (Jim in “GAP”) were already part of it. Freen, Nam, and Mon were the only girls in the workshop, so Freen and Nam wanted to welcome Mon. However, since Becky looked like a Caucasian, Freen wondered if she should speak to her in English like, “Hello. My name is Freen.”]
As they toured the office, Mon met the rest of the team. Noi, responsible for Human Resources, assigns Mon a desk close to Khun Sam’s office. This makes Ya uncomfortable as previous employees who worked there didn’t last long. While exploring her workspace, Mon discovered a photo of a young man at an adjacent desk, indicating his birth and death dates. While she thinks he is deceased, Chin suddenly jumps out of under his desk, scaring everyone. Later, Mon is introduced to Aunt Mee, the cleaning lady who knows everything about the company. Mon is delighted to see everyone is kind in the company and thinks that’s probably because of Khun Sam’s kindness. However, Noi and Ya reveal Khun Sam’s kindness is just a facade. Tension rises in the office when Sam arrives at the company and shows footage of two employees kissing. She then announces their termination for violating the company’s strict no-romance policy.
In part 3, Mon, distracted at work, discusses Lady Boss's behavior and the rule on romantic relationships with her colleagues. After an intense encounter with Sam, Mon goes home and talks to her mother about Sam's change in behavior. Her mother encourages her to persevere, and Mon promises to do her best to stay close to her while considering a plan B in England, where her father lives, if necessary. Her stepfather is already excited to attend a ManU match with Mon.
[As an anecdote, the actress playing Mon, Becky, also comes from a Thai-British family, with a British father and a Thai mother. Moreover, she is an avid supporter of the Manchester United soccer team, also known as ManU.]
Sam cancels her plans to join her grandmother. A flashback reveals the strict upbringing she received. Her grandmother criticizes her professional commitment and wishes for her to get married and start a family. Faced with the arrival of Kirk, her fiancé, Sam reaffirms that she will take up the bet made with her grandmother and receives Kirk's support.
Back at home, Sam relaxes while thinking about the promise made to her grandmother. We discover her sadness and loneliness.
The next day at the office, she organizes a meeting to create a new section, Diversity POP. The employees struggle to come up with ideas, and Noi suffers from abdominal pain. Mon asks Sam for a break, who agrees but summons Mon to her office, causing concern among the other employees.
In part 4, Mon suggests ideas to improve Diversity POP during a meeting with Sam. Despite her intern status, Sam appoints Mon as the administrator of Diversity POP and sets an ambitious goal for her. Her colleagues show support and a welcome dinner is organized by Kirk, Sam's partner with an opposite personality, in honor of Mon.
At the dinner, Mon discovers that Kirk is engaged to Sam. At the end of the evening, the employees criticize Sam's coldness and the rule on romantic relationships. Despite Sam's impassive attitude, Mon remembers her as kind and smiling. As she goes home, Mon, lost in her thoughts, almost gets hit by a car, but Sam saves her. Their intense gaze concludes the first episode.
Release date: November 26, 2022
In the second episode of this captivating series, Mon finds herself in a life-threatening situation after almost being hit by a car. Fortunately, Sam comes to her rescue, and the two share an intense moment. Sam goes above and beyond to take care of Mon, offering her jacket and arranging a VIP taxi to ensure she gets home safely. However, their growing closeness doesn't go unnoticed by Mon's friend Nop, who becomes increasingly jealous. Later on, over dinner with her friends, Sam opens up about the family pressures that are weighing heavily on her. Her grandmother has given her an ultimatum - either succeed or marry Kirk. As the night wears on, we learn more about the tragedies that have affected Sam's sisters. Determined to help their friend, Tee, Jim, and Kade look for ways to support her during this tough time. Amidst the celebrations of Jim's pregnancy, Sam remains worried about her future, while Mon complains about some shocking information about Khun Sam.
After discovering an embarrassing video of Noi, Mon gets a chance to present her ideas to Khun Sam. However, Sam rejects Mon's presentations without clear explanations. Mon explains her forgetfulness in messaging Sam the day before, which puzzles Sam. A flashback reveals the pressure Sam faces from her grandmother for the company's success, possibly explaining her behavior. Despite facing failures, Mon persists. Late in the evening, Mon finds Sam with a migraine and takes care of her, bringing them closer. Eventually, Sam asks Mon for a ride home, and though Mon can't drive, she insists on accompanying Sam in a taxi, creating an intimate atmosphere between them.
Mon drove Sam home in a taxi, only to find out Sam doesn't live in the palace. Later, a conversion on a phone led to misunderstandings and arguments. Sam criticized Mon a lot, doubting Mon’s concerns about her. The next day, they both arrived at the office together, but Sam ignored Mon. Later, Kirk brought snacks on Sam's behalf, but Mon politely declined the apologies. In her office, Sam realized she was too harsh and asked Kirk for advice. Finally, Kirk tried to mend things by inviting them both to dinner to celebrate Mon's work approval. Mon accepts, marking an attempt at reconciliation.
Release date: January 14, 2023
In this episode, Mon and Sam share an intimate moment after a bath, but Sam suddenly backs off, leaving both of them disappointed and frustrated. A misunderstanding then occurs during a wildlife documentary, due to the double meaning of the word "do it" in Thai. Later, Kirk steps in to get Sam to bring Mon back to work, sparking rumors of a relationship between him and Mon among the employees. Later on, Sam's friends talk with Mon about her relationship with Sam and encourage her to be bolder and more receptive.
Sam and Mon share a passionate kiss in the office that has since been dubbed one of the hottest and most sensual kissing scenes ever seen in a lesbian series. They then continue their intimacy at Sam's place but are abruptly interrupted by Sam's nosebleed. Later, seeking relationship advice, Sam and Mon both reach out to their friends Yuki and Tee. This is when we find out that they are in a relationship themselves. While receiving similar advice, Mon is caught off guard by some of Yuki's revelations, leaving her embarrassed.
[Interestingly, you may have noticed that Irin, who plays Yuki, made a subtle LGBTQ+ community sign during this scene, which is a nod to her character's sexuality.]
The next morning, Mon and Sam wake up side by side after spending the night talking to their friends. They confirm that nothing happened between them, which disappoints them both. Later, Jim arrives with whiskey, encouraging them to drink to do things they wouldn't normally do and to remove their fake nails before initiating the mission. Reluctantly agreeing, Sam and Mon follow Jim's advice and later report back to her that their fake nails have been removed.
Sam and Mon's shared night was an intimate and passionate journey that dismantled the emotional barriers they had long concealed behind. Although Mon was initially hesitant due to Sam's relationship with Kirk, they eventually make love with exquisite tenderness and passion. However, the next day, Mon is disturbed by mysterious messages suggesting that Sam's friends know what happened between them. Mon actually discovers that Sam posted an embarrassing status on Facebook, exposing the mission was accomplished. Later, at the office, Sam and Mon continue their secret affair, but Mon is suddenly confronted with a problem involving Kirk, which Noï unexpectedly witnesses and records on her phone.
Link to the first hot sex scene between Mon and Khun Sam:https://youtu.be/G5cm9-iNW_U.
The official trailer for the series is captivating and pairs a romantic tone with suspenseful elements that build an exciting atmosphere. It introduces two young women who fall in love and emphasizes their budding relationship despite the challenging world around them. It also gives you a glimpse of their lives and the hope that lies not too far ahead for them both.
You have to options to watch “Gap”:
For Thailand residents, “GAP” airs every Saturday at 11 pm on Channel 3 and is also available for streaming at any time through Channel 3 Plus.
If you don’t live in Thailand, no worries! The web series is also available on IdolFactory’s YouTube channel, which produced the show, for you to enjoy with English subtitles. Every Saturday, a new episode is released - and each episode is an hour long, divided into four parts.
You can watch the full series by clicking this link: youtube.com/c/IDOLFACTORY/featured.
Remember to give the show a chance if you are unsure after watching the very first episode; other episodes will certainly live up to your expectations, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by the show. The chemistry between both protagonists is amazing as you'll see in episode 8 that offers a beautiful kissing scene and sex scene that were actually improvised by both actresses.
Sad news, it has been officially announced that there won't be a season 2. After months of speculation and rumors, “Gap the series” has come to a close. You may be disappointed like me, but rest assured that the entire first season was enjoyed by many and brought joy to many homes around the world. One thing is sure, I will miss Khun Sam and Mon.
But the end of “GAP” doesn't mean the end of FreenBecky.
Get ready - a brand new project featuring Freen and Becky has been confirmed by Saint Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana, CEO of Idol Factory and producer of “GAP,” at an event held in Thailand. On March 26th, 2023, the FanBoom event revealed that this amazing project will be an upcoming movie called “The Passenger.”
Additionally, keep an eye out for the upcoming sapphic movie, or GL movie, "Uranus2324," set to hit cinemas in 2024, featuring both actresses. Pre-production began in mid-June. For a sneak peek into the movie's plot, watch the official plot trailer below:
(Looks like the writers have watch "Invasion" lol)
I will keep you updated on this page as soon as more information becomes available - so stay tuned!