Ruk Mai Mee Wan Tai (Love Never Dies) review

30 Jun

Never did get around to doing episode reviews for the remaining episodes of Love Never Dies even though I had screencapped them because I simply lost interest in the show once it was over. Not that I didn’t like it, oh no, I spent way too much time fangirling over it while it was airing but once I got the happily-ever-after I knew was coming, I just didn’t care to write about it anymore. But for anyone who’s contemplating watching this lakorn, I’m gonna give a quick review.

What I liked:
– Plai and Tripoom. I’ve mentioned this before in my other posts but I love how they love and trust in each other throughout the lakorn. It annoys me to no end when the main couple falls for the schemes of meddling third parties. Once or even twice fine, but it just screams of stupidity plus lack of trust when the main guy/girl keeps falling for the same tricks (why do I keep thinking of KKK). So I’m really happy NOT to see evil stepmothers, psycho ex-girlfriends or delusional guy friends. Oh yes, apart from the fact that Tripoom is a vampire who understandably has some emo issues, they are both sane, well adjusted people in love who talk through their problems.

– As much as I like how Plai and Tripoom’s love story was written, it might not have worked as well for me if it weren’t Ploy and Dome playing them. Ploy overloads on the ditziness and cuteness of Plai sometimes and Dome doesn’t have much acting chops to speak of but together, they just burn up my fangirly heart. Perhaps it’s their history in real life that helped with their chemistry on screen but whatever it is, this is a great looking pair that works.And Dome’s really hot

– The pacing is fairly brisk and I didn’t ff as much as I did for the other recent lakorns I watched.

What isn’t so hot:
– It’s a lakorn on vampires and the various vampires keep baring their teeth and growling ferociously to remind you of that fact. Yea, it’s cheesy and frankly the vampire storyline isn’t particularly intriguing. It didn’t bug me much maybe because I started watching expecting it to be lame but well, you’ve been warned.

– My interest in this lakorn hinged on the main couple, so if you’re not all that into them after a couple of episodes, you’re probably not going to enjoy the rest of the show. As much as I like how forthright Plai/Tripoom are with their feelings, the result is there is much less tension in their relationship than a typical slap-kiss or romcom lakorn. Yea, he’s a vampire blah blah blah, but you know their feelings for each other won’t waver. So this might not be your cup of tea if you like the main couple going through a mountain of hurdles before their hearts meet.

I rate this: 3/5
If I take my fangirly enthusiasm into account, I’d rate this 4/5. :p

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7 Responses to “Ruk Mai Mee Wan Tai (Love Never Dies) review”

  1. jamieguo48 June 30, 2011 at 9:11 PM #

    Thanks for the review. I think I know what show you’re referring to, haha. And I get annoyed by that as well (so many lakorns do this) or if all they do is bicker with each other.

    I watched a little of the first episode, not sure if I like the main couple enough to continue. I like Dome fine, but Plai, not so much.

    • J July 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM #

      Heeh, KKK (after the first few epi) is like the example of all things I dislike in a lakorn (the only saving grace is the lack of evil stepmothers) but somehow I managed to finish it! Albeit with lots of fastforwarding… :p

  2. Anonymous August 12, 2011 at 6:41 AM #

    Is there any sg dramas you’d recommend? I know so little about them. Please nothing too long, I break into hives.

  3. Anonymous October 31, 2011 at 11:08 AM #

    OMG J (sorry can’t spell everything out.) I am fangirling Plai and Traipoom so much, I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. It hadn’t occurred to me to even check out this lakorn even though Dome was a big part of my crush when he was a teenager! Now I totally understand why I was so crazy about him- apparently still is, and why you were fangirling him- he’s so hot. I’m up to the end of ep 6 and I can’t say much about the storyline- it’s not going to win awards, let’ just keep it at that- but I can tell you how many times he has smiled and drove me bonkers or how many scenes him and Plai had together, when they look at each other and I just about died. LOL. See, I keep track of all of the important things. I don’t think I’ve liked a couple this much since.. well, since Ateam and they don’t drive me this crazy. When I compare their chemistry with the chemistry in RP or GRGR, they really shine.. how am I going to be coherent when I’m recapping RP and GRGR when I can’t seem to get Dome’s mesmerized smile and full dimples at Ploy out of my head? I am in trouble indeed, and I haven’t even finished LND.

    • J October 31, 2011 at 2:31 PM #

      Fia! Seriously, we can’t talk about Dome and not use the word HOT. I know what you mean, I love Ken and Aum and I appreciate their acting/characters they play a lot but with Dome I turn into a blubbering incoherent mess just looking at him being him. His hotness is somehow multiplied when he is with Ploy and I literally cooed at the screen whenever they have scenes together. Please do fangirl on my other posts when you catch up on LND! 🙂

  4. zacekyboqe January 27, 2012 at 5:42 AM #

    Хороший блог

  5. rotergixoz February 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM #

    Здравствуйте! Как вы относитесь к молодым композиторам?

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