Netflix Thai Drama “Delete” Review

Delete” is a gripping Thai show available on Netflix that takes viewers on a thrilling journey filled with secrets, suspense, and unexpected twists. The series revolves around Lilly and Aim, who are entangled in a passionate romance, leading them to break their previous commitments. However, their love nest is soon tested when Lilly’s authoritarian husband, Too Arthit, discovers their affair and begins playing psychological games with her.

As the story unfolds, a mysterious power possessed by a phone becomes a central focus, with characters disappearing and secrets unraveling. The narrative blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. With its exploration of love, betrayal, and the consequences of actions, “Delete” offers a captivating and thought-provoking viewing experience that will leave audiences eagerly anticipating each new revelation.

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“Delete” Reviews

I want to raise some concerns regarding the show Delete. While the show had its merits and met its creators’ intentions, it had one major drawback – it gave the impression that certain episodes needed to be added to the series. By lacking these protagonists, we cannot fully identify with their struggles. The story’s overall message, intended to convey that getting rid of problematic individuals does not resolve our issues, could have been more effectively portrayed. Relationships can be complex, and an imbalance can leave one party owing something to another. Ignoring this fact impedes our progress, even if we wish to end a relationship. The creators of Delete were aware of this and integrated it into the storyline.

Aim and Lilly made the difficult choice to end their extramarital affair because they couldn’t leave their respective partners behind. As June’s heartbreak intensified, she resorted to clearing away any signs of her unrequited love instead of facing herself and confronting personal issues head-on. This character had numerous layers, and exploring these aspects further in the show could have added more depth. Unfortunately, the situation quickly became a competition to see who could delete each other first. Surprisingly, none of the characters ever questioned where or how the phone used for deletion came from or whether their actions amounted to murder – something that no evidence could conclusively demonstrate either way.

Since the couple was unaware that erased individuals might return, they should have openly discussed their true intentions, including any intentions of murdering individuals. Another confusing aspect was Too’s relationship with Lilly. What had transpired between them in the past? Although Too attempted to reconcile with his wife after their breakup, his efforts proved futile as Lilly had moved on without acknowledging him or attempting to reconcile, despite his vain attempts to acknowledge and repair their marriage. We cannot comprehend Lilly raising a child despite him not being the biological father – could this have been driven by desire or another force?

Delete failed to create an emotional connection with its audience due to numerous plot holes and vague explanations provided, even for simple love triangle scenarios involving its protagonist and antagonists. Furthermore, viewers needed to decide which side to support when choosing between these characters. Why Lilly chose Aim instead of Too remains unclear, as well as why she remained unhappy in her marriage to him and whether this relationship had become abusive or manipulative. Answering these basic questions would have required minimal effort but would have significantly increased the show’s viewership. Unfortunately, only June’s narrative caught our interest beyond a passing glance. She was an ethically conflicted thief with feelings for her sister-in-law and blurred lines between right and wrong in pursuing her desires. It would have been a great addition to the script if her character had received more emphasis or served as the focal point.

Delete directly explored the moral issue of euthanasia instead of only alluding to it. Claire believed she was performing an honorable deed by ending the lives of terminally ill hospital patients. While Claire may have received their permission, it remains unclear why she seemed uncomfortable about deleting their friend who had made similar requests. Could Claire have been emotionally devastated by her friend’s death, or was she experiencing her own personal struggles? It is hard to imagine individuals choosing euthanasia would wish for an abrupt and painless exit without saying their final farewells. Yet, Claire appears favorably in Delete, and we assume she took the initiative alone. However, with little details or substance, this must remain an assumption for now.

Too and June proved to be more consistent and coherent characters in the story than Aim and Lilly; their actions weren’t convincing. Additionally, we must recognize Aim’s book; his claim of escaping from a camp only to experience an incident he couldn’t recover from was left vague. We never learned where exactly Aim went after his escape or when his deceit started.

Despite its hollow characters and lack of substance, we persevered until the end. However, the final two episodes, consisting primarily of pursuit scenes, proved tedious due to the lack of substance that plagued the show up until then. Furthermore, when an unexpected plot twist was revealed late in the series (unrelated to any ongoing plotline), viewers became even more disenchanted with continuing to watch it.

Delete had the potential to be an engaging exploration of human emotions and their implications when one emotion takes precedence over others. Unfortunately, it was a disappointing disappointment and thus an unnecessary waste of time for those who invested their time watching it.

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