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Hormones (ฮอร์โมนส์ วัยว้าวุ่น, Wai Wa Wun), is a Thai drama produced by GMM Tai Hub and Nadao Bangkok. It was aired in Thailand by GMM One and GTH On Air from May 18, 2013 to December 26, 2015 for 3 seasons.
Original title (Thai): ฮอร์โมนส์ วัยว้าวุ่น
Phonetic title: Wai Wa Wun
English title: Hormones
Runtime: 60 minutes
No. of episodes: 39 + 6
No. of seasons: 3
Genre: Comedy drama, Psychological drama, Romantic drama
Director: Songyos Sugmakanan (season 1), Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn (season 2 + 3)
Production company: GMM Tai Hub, Nadao Bangkok
Broadcast network: GMM One, GTH On Air
Broadcast period: May 18, 2013 – December 26, 2015
Hormones is produced by Thai film company GMM Tai Hub (GTH) and its subsidiary production and casting company Nadao Bangkok. According to director Songyos Sugmakanan, Hormones was conceived partly as a channel for GTH to create acting opportunities for its teenage actors and partly as an experiment in creating a drama series that was non-typical for Thai television (which usually features Thai soap operas and sitcoms). With a concept partly based on Songyos's 2008 film of the same name and inspired by the British series Skins, Hormones seeks to explore and portray various aspects and issues of adolescent life. These include topics normally considered taboo for open discussion in Thai society, such as teenage sex and school violence.
In creating the script, Songyos and the writing team conducted online research on contemporary adolescent issues, but also learned from the experiences of the young cast members. He aimed to show the issues from a teenager's point of view and actively avoided any preaching, trying instead to have consequences of actions implied through the characters' experiences. Songyos opted to use the filmmaking techniques that he was familiar with in the creation of Hormones, adjusting them to suit a television production. Filming of the first season took place from December 2012 to April 2013.
Although originally planned for only one season, GTH announced towards the end of the first season that it would be producing a second one, responding to the show's popularity. Songyos switched roles to become producer for the second season, with Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn, who had co-written the series, becoming director. GTH also launched a casting programme with an accompanying reality series titled Hormones: The Next Gen, in order to select additional actors to supplement the original main cast from the first season.
The main cast for the first and second seasons, in order of first-season billing, are:
- Pachara Chirathivat as Win, the most popular boy at school who is used to getting what he wants. Later in the series he fell into the world of drugs, discothèque and night life.
- Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha as Kwan, a role-model student seen by her classmates as "the perfect girl". She is the smartest girl in school, but eventually she becomes stressed and deeply affected when she finds out secrets about her family.
- Sirachuch Chienthaworn as Mhog, an arty and reclusive boy obsessed with photography. He always felt indifferent to whatever he saw, often disobeyed his father, and was a heavy smoker.
- Gun Chunhawat as Tar, an ambitious boy with a lot of love for music. He is un-popular boy and it made him feel inferior.
- Sutatta Udomsilp as Toei, a tomboyish and friendly girl who gets along better with male friends than with female friends. This later leads her to become labeled by her female schoolmates as a 'slut', and be nearly raped by her own teacher.
- Thanapob Leeratanakajorn as Phai, a hot-headed boy who is drawn over and over again into vicious fights with a rival school gang. He falls in love with Sprite but later became uneasy with Sprite's past relationships and sexual history.
- Supassara Thanachat as Sprite, a free-spirited, sexually liberated girl. She engaged in casual sex with several male schoolmates but eventually fell in love with Phai. However, Phai felt insecure about her past relationships and sexual history.
- Sananthachat Thanapatpisal as Dao, an innocent dreamy girl who like to put her romance fantasies into her own romantic novel. She has been portrayed as rather innocent in love and sexual relationship as a result of having a very demanding and overprotective mother. In season two, she developed an affection towards her best friend Koi and become girlfriends eventually.
- Chutavuth Pattarakampol as Phu, a saxophonist from school marching band school that was confused with his sexual orientation and he is a bisexual. He was Toei's ex-boyfriend and longing to reestablish their love relationship. At the same time, he gradually develops an affection towards Thee, his male classmate.
- Sedthawut Anusit as Thee, (used to be) a flutist from the school marching band. He is a homosexual boy and deeply loves Phu. In season 2, he developed feelings towards his junior, named Non.
- Naphat Chokejindachai as Pop, the de facto school reporter who knows about all the happenings in the school. He is over-acting boy and he always protects and loves his little sister, Kanom-Pang.
- Kemisara Paladesh as Koi, Dao's best friend. In season two, she develops an affection relationship with Dao, one of her friend.
- Tonhon Tantivatchakul as Phao, Phu's younger brother, he loves music and determine to be a successful musician.
The new character in Season 2:
- Thiti Mahayotaruk as Non, a boy with bright personality, cheerful, and friendly and becomes Thee's new best friend. Thee fell in love with Non, but Non only saw Thee as a "brother". In season 3, he joins and wins the school's student council but resigns due to the problems in school. And from working in the council, he meets Kanompang and falls in love with her.
- Nichaphat Chatchaipholrat as Kanompang, Tar's girlfriend and Pop's younger sister. She is deeply in love with Tar that she would do anything for Tar like having sex with Tar, but Tar rejected it. In season 3, she joins the school's student council as a vice head-student of school activities but later takes the role of the head after Non resigned.
- Narikun Ketprapakorn as Oil, a girl who is very quiet and closed to anyone. She is Kanompang's bestfriend. In Season 3, she falls in love with First.
- Teeradon Supapunpinyo as Sun, a new vocalist of See Scape Band. He is Kanompang's classmate. In season 3, Sun replacs Tar as a leader of See Scape Band. In season 3, he becomes tangled in the world of friend rental service business.
- Kanyawee Songmuang as Jane, a drug-addicted girl. She befriends Win in New York. In season 3, she comes back to Thailand after a tragic event. Jane attends to Nadao Bangkok and becomes Kanompang's and Sun's friend.
The new character in Season 3:
- Sarit Tailetwichen as Boss, a smart and serious boy that wanted to make a differences in the school. However, he is neither popular nor well liked by others.
- Nutchapan Paramacharenroj as First, a hilarious and fun-loving kid, who sometimes hang out with Non and Pala. There is some hidden story behind his cheerful side.
- Wongrawee Nateeton as Pala, a quiet, earnest, simple guy. He lives with his grandmother, who appear to be strict.
- Narupornkamol Chaisang as Zomzom, a tough girl who often hangout with her three friends. Her parents are divorced, but she maintains a good relationship with both her parents, and her father's friend, John.
- Atitaya Craig as Mali, the daughter of John. She moved with her father from America to Thailand, and has limited understanding of Thai language. She became ZomZom's sister and has a good relationship with her. Mali has a huge crush on Sun.
- Jirayus Khawbaimai as Robot, a close friend and a classmate of Phao. They came from the same elementary school.