LNJ is an old lakorn I watched and dropped in 2013 (ranted a bit in my 2013 lakorn list), but picked up again a few months later. I ranted (again) in my written journal after I finished it, and whilst flipping through it last weekend, I thought why not re-produce that in full here for fun? Haa, here’s my uncensored self, so fans of LNJ/ch7 might want to look away ‘cos this was definitely a lakorn I hate-watched. I write in a mix of English/Chinese so I’ve left that in too, translations added. Continue reading →
meep, I’ve been prompted to peek out from my drama blogging hibernating hole by P’Fia’s recent post on Leh Ratree 2015, which was the last lakorn I finished and enjoyed but I didn’t feel compelled enough to blog about it back then besides a short fangirly post for Jes/Gypsy who played the 2nd leads. I have not been showing up online in part due to real life stuff plus I simply have not been watching that many dramas to write about, and also I started to think that there are already so many varied and wonderful voices on the drama blogosphere that what does it matter if I do an additional post or not? As I draft this post meant for the internet audience (as oppose to jotting down my jumbled thoughts without filters or proper construction in my trusty written journal meant for my reading only) I guess the difference lies in the sense of community and sharing that comes with putting your writing out there. Fangirling doesn’t feel as fun when done alone ne? Continue reading →
I’m not sure if I will continue to blog about dramas in this space. I watched like maybe 3 dramas in the whole of 2015? And even if I manage to get out of this drama slump (or life slump in general), I don’t feel the urge to write and share my thoughts on these fictional characters like they used to. Maybe dramas are finally getting old for me after so many years, maybe real life is wearing me down… I don’t expect this space to see any action in the near future. But if anyone has a great drama (old or new) to share, please do not hesitate to leave a comment! I’m still waiting to re-capture that drama magic.
How was your 2015, drama or otherwise? How would you sum it up in a song?
Mine would be ‘Xiong Mei (Brother/Sister)’ by Eason Chan.
Sawan Biang is such a classic! I’m really surprise it’s only at #4. Sood Sanaeha and Sawan Biang tie as not just my favourite Ken/Ann lakorns but my favourite lakorns period!
And yes, YLC definitely should be at the bottom. 365 Wun Haeng Rak didn’t make the list? But I guess this poll is limiting itself to 5 choices.
oops. Just realise the poll covers Ann’s lakorns, not just those with Ken. I need a separate post to talk about Ann’s lakorns!
I would’ve ranked Sawan Biang as Ann’s #1 lakorn instead of Ab Ruk Online and Ya Leum Chan should’ve been #5. I disagree with this list lol, but I totally agree with Ken’s list though. Ann will always be Ken’s #1 nang’ek.
I’m so addicted to Leh Ratree (2015) that I’m watching new episodes without subs to alskdjfaslkjdf over the 2 adorable couples. Sake (Sean)/Kate (Esther) makes flowers pop out of my ears with how sweet they are but it’s Satayu (Jes)/Pa (Gypsy) that I’m more invested in. I’ve not seen Jes or Gypsy in the lakorns I’ve watched so far and since I have to wait a whole week for new episodes, I started poking around the internet to learn more about them/their lakorns… and lo and behold, found out that they paired up in ‘Jao Payu’ last year. A few random clips and MVs later, I gathered that his character is from a well-to-do family, whereas she works as an escort. They fall in love… aaaaand it does not end well. Very angsty and right up my alley. Unfortunately the lakorn doesn’t appear to be subbed but at least there are recaps by Darknesslakorns to help me.
Since my last rant on Ann’s character Saya in Ab Ruk Online, the tables were turned in the later half of the lakorn when Pidprao assumed the identity of Ab Ruk and ‘came out’ to Non. She became the one living the lie and of course that doesn’t end well … though this being a lakorn things still fall into place ultimately when Saya and Pranon both realise who they really love.
While browsing the ARO thread on baidu forum, I came across a comment from fan of Kim’s (presumably) complaining about the scriptwriter ‘blackening’ (slang for causing someone to be disliked) Kim by making Pidprao do something as despicable as lying her way into a relationship with Pranon. I was like whut??? If anything, that makes the story and her character more interesting and realistic for me. The ladies of this world isn’t divided into sweet dumb n’eks and evil psycho n’rais; we all fall somewhere in between (though some may veer towards the more extreme end of either spectrum? heeh). I find the later half of the lakorn a great mirror to the first act when Pridprao ended up doing the very things she accused Saya of. It really drove home the point that sometimes we desire someone/something so much that it blinds us to everything else and we end up doing things against our better judgement or even the values that we hold dear. So yes, I liked how Ab Ruk Online gave us something different from the usual neatly compartmentalized type of characters I’m used to seeing in lakorns.
Anyone still interested in reading recaps for episodes of Sawan Biang missing eng subs (from mid ep6 I think)? The full lakorn with subs are available for download but seems like some people still have trouble with it and I don’t mind a SB re-watch (again). Do note my recaps will be based on chinese subs.