Uninspiring and dull, Thai Netflix series Answer for Heaven does itself no favours with its cheesy approach and disengaged characters.
Arriving on Netflix and adding to the vast Asian market is Thai Netflix series Answer for Heaven season 1, which quietly slotted into the thumbnails on June 27th, with its IMDB page looking like a ghost town. Netflix is becoming regularly diverse with its content recently, and I am starting to think it caters more for foreign audiences than the English-speaking demographic. No qualms from me, the more diverse, the better.
Answer for Heaven serves a cheesy premise and melts that cheese with the dialogue and performances. The Thai Netflix series is about an angel named Tep who lands on Earth with the desire to figure out why humans are doing fewer good deeds. He is boringly noble and well-principled, unlike his angel counterpart, who is more interested in the fashion industry. His angel career changes when he bumps into Ad, a news reporter who is confident but sleazy, and feels pressured to find stories due to their outlet’s shift in management and need to refine finances. Answer for Heaven season 1 forms an unlikely duo.
Your confidence in Answer for Heaven is answered in the opening title screen. When I say it’s cheesy, I mean it deserves to be shoe-horned onto a less favorable channel on a Sunday morning. I thought the days were over where we were given Home and Away introductions to each character, but apparently not. But then again, I am not aware of TV Programming in Thailand, so maybe this is where they are at.
But in terms of the story itself, it’s uninspiring and uninteresting, offering characters that are purposefully different, but the Netflix series sends you down paths of convoluted stories designed to be amusing, but if anything, they help melt your brain and force you to be less interested in what is happening. Answer for Heaven season 1 could have easily tried harder to make the concept enjoyable, rather than putting in a two-dimensional effort to create below-par characters and stories.
And even if you are interested in stories involving angels trying to make the world a better place, this is not it. Thai Netflix series Answer for Heaven is background TV when you cannot be bothered changing the channel.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.