Likit Sanaeha thoughts

20 May

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I lasted 14 episodes out of 20 but really I should’ve dropped it much earlier ‘cos while Likit Sanaeha (Fated Love) is supposedly a romantic comedy, I fail to see how it’s either romantic or funny. The story centres around brothers Non (Kong) and Yod (Great) who get off on the wrong foot (feet? since there’re 2 of them) with sisters Yeewa (Marsha) and Yayee (Matt) respectively but slowly they fall in love after getting to know each other. You know, the usual romcom procedure.

Non and Yeewa’s situation is made a lil’ more complex as they are both trapped in a loveless marriage to really rotten people, bound by their young children to continue the façade of a happy family. Non and Yeewa are nice, decent people and loving/responsible parents to their children which did make me root for them in the beginning but by gawdddddd, why did the scriptwriters have to waste so much screen time on their lousy spouses? Non’s wife is a money-faced slut and Yeewa’s husband is a money-faced manwhore, point established quite enough by ep5 so if they aren’t going to change at all, please just save me the pain of having to ff their bits every single episode. You can probably spot 2 more problems with LS from my previous sentence: the rais are flatter than a piece of paper and there ain’t no character development. While Non and Yeewa’s relationship did progress, the dynamics and conflicts in the 2 families are recycled every few episodes and the most exasperating bit was seeing them allow their good-for-nothing other halves to walk all over them. Yes, I understand that they don’t want to hurt their kids but it’s obvious to them and everyone around that they had married the sort of people who would gladly take a yard when you give them an inch. I can take manipulative, vindictive, selfish or if I’m in a good mood maybe even stupid but I cannot for the life of me stand shameless people. That’s probably why Ma’s boyfriend Dick in ‘Phoo Yai Lee Gub Nang Ma’ annoyed me the most amongst the crowd of lakorn villains but at least in that lakorn once Ma saw Dick for who he really was, she firmly put him in place whereas Non/Yeewa were constantly ‘oh I have to bear with this shit for my kids’. I know it’s never easy when children are involved but I’d to see a little more fight in my pra’nangs.

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The reason why I even started watching LS was for Great/Matt and their chemistry remains intact but that’s about the only good thing I have to say about Yod/Yayee’s romance. As LS is a 2 couple lakorn, Yod/Yayee’s scenes were already halved but again the scriptwriter thinks it’s a good idea to try the audience’s patience by constantly having Yod’s air-headed ex Pearly get between them … not with any particularly smart schemes but simply following Yod everywhere and gluing herself to Yod. I already didn’t have much of an opinion of Yod for even pining after a woman as silly as Pearly after they broke up but ok, at least he wised up and went for Yayee. Problem is, he appears to be struck by some kind of mysterious disease that renders him dumb when Pearly is around because why can’t Yod just flippin’ TELL Pearly to her face that he’s so over her and he loves Yayee now so please go away??? He always allows Pearly to hang around and be a bitch then when the pissed off Yayee stalks aways Yod just shakes Pearly off to chase after Yayee. Every blardy time. It gets so tiring to watch after a while. Well, it is possible that Yod will finally have the good sense to do that in the last episode but I can’t be bothered to stick around for it.

In general LS is a everyday-life kind of drama, no secrets to unveil, no conspiracies to foil, no particular objectives to be met so it gets boring after a while and sadly the OTPs didn’t compensate for the lack of action. If I sounded too rage-y in my review, it’s not entirely the lakorn’s fault. Had a bad day at the office and watching the exasperating ep14 on the way home earlier just made it worse. Now I need to go watch clips of ‘Num Baan Rai Gub Wanjai Hi-So’ and eat some chocolate while I’m at it to put myself back in a good mood.

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2 Responses to “Likit Sanaeha thoughts”

  1. fun June 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

    i was planning on to watch this after their first lakorn but thank u. ur sacrafice has saved me hours of regrets and despair lol

    • J June 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM #

      You’re welcome. lol. But seriously, it was such a waste of Matt and Great’s chemistry. I do hope they get to collaborate again in a better lakorn someday!

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