It was a good idea to pick out the pra’nang bits in DS to watch cos I found my eyes glazing over even when reading about the family drama and our resident nang rai’s antics. Despite me not caring about the plot and the ridiculous ending which I shall rant on later, I still think the OTP parts are worth a watch and it’s testament to Pong’s charms when he managed to make me swoon over his Asunai loving and caring for Dok Soke simply based on the selected scenes.
This is the OTP’s confession scene and even though they share no more than a few chaste cheek kisses, I find myself blushing from Pong’s intense gaze. Asunai and Dok Soke had just made up after an argument and when she continues to reassure him in the car, Asunai is overcome by his feelings for Dok Soke and kisses her cheek. He pulls back hastily when he realises that he has overstepped the line for someone who’s supposedly looking after Dok Soke like an elder would a younger person and starts to apologise but she takes his hand and puts it to her cheek, silently confirming her love for him. Cue more kissing and hugging from the delighted Asunai and more squee-ing from this fangirl in front of the PC screen.
I find myself oddly drawn to Pong’s arms/hands maybe cos he is always stroking Dok Soke’s face or patting her head. 😄 I simply adore how honest and open Asunai is with his feelings for Dok Soke once he realises she reciprocates it and it was frustrating how our gullible n’ek always chose to believe the crazy ex. Frustration with the n’ek culminates in the WTH ending (which btw should be blamed on the novel) where she decides the one way to show that Asunai is her first and last love is to marry him THEN LEAVE HIM IMMEDIATELY TO BECOME A NUN. Yes, it’s shocking to find out that your boyfriend’s crazy ex is your biological mother who dumped you as a baby and still hates you after finding out your identity. I would expect Dok Soke to take some time to take it all in but I really don’t see why she feels compelled to leave Asunai because of this especially when her mom leaves behind the crazy by the end and gives them her blessing at the wedding. Hey, at least you’re luckier than Kdrama heroines who are actually related to their bf!
I can take sad endings where the OTP doesn’t end up together for logical reasons but this is just plain stupid. If you wanna leave him, just leave him. Why bother giving Asunai this short-lived happiness then proceed to crush his heart by leaving? Aish, I’ve only spent 4 hours max on this lakorn and I already find myself fuming over the lame-ass ending, I can’t imagine how those who slogged through all 37 episodes must have felt!
I wonder if there’s any chance of Pong doing a Ch 3 lakorn. DS is Ch 5 and ‘A Person’s Value’ from Ch 7, so I presume he is signed on to an agency instead of tied to a particular channel? I really like Pong and would love to actually finish watching at least one of his dramas but Ch5/7 ain’t quite working for me. As for our newbie Charebelle, her acting’s a bit raw but visually she works for me and I wouldn’t mind her pairing up with Pong again.