Thai actor Nonkul ( Bad Genius) dives into Chinese drama with synchronized diving drama Plop of Youth 扑通扑通的青春. The series focuses on two pairs of divers – retired diving star Jiang Bailong (Gu Jiacheng), Thai exchange student Veet ( Nonkul), and freshman pair Lu Haoran (Sun Weihao) and Tian Lin (Liu Yingquangang) – as they try to save their diving team. Given how shippy synchronized diving is, I’m going to guess this is yet another bromance drama.
The show brought on Olympic gold medalist Lin Yue as a consultant, and it seems like the actors actually went through training based on behind-the-scenes clips.
On a semi-related note, Bad Genius‘s director Nattawut Poonpiriya is set to direct a Hollywood film about the Thai cave rescue and I’m hyped. He’s a truly enlightened director and editor and I definitely recommend Bad Genius if you haven’t seen it. He can make bubbling in scantrons as suspenseful as cliff-diving.