Khun Samee Kamalor Tee Ruk (My Dear Fake Husband) – Rome/Chompoo
Baan Sai Thong (Golden Sand Mansion) – Num/Joy R
Kularb Rai Glai Ruk (Evil Rose Becomes Love) – Grate/Matt
Huk Liem Prakarn – Num/Joy R
Paap Ataan (The Mysterious Painting) – Pong/Aom/Charebelle/Yayaying
Sai Roong (Rainbow) – Johnny Anfone/Ann
Likit Fa Chatah Din – Son/Mo/Mike/Charebelle
Roy Lae Sanae Lueng (Charming Deception) – Weir/Mai
Mai barely registered on my radar in ‘Tawan Tor Saeng’ before I dropped it but here I was immediately sold on her pairing with Weir the moment their characters met. It all boils down to that elusive thing we call chemistry eh? The plot though was less nice to look at. Considering what the p’ek Krao went through, his rage is way more understandable than half the p’eks out there looking for revenge. It’s how the lakorn dealt with the pra’nang falling in love despite Krao’s thirst for vengeance that has me going whut?? half the time. Usually you get the slapping for the first half and kissing in the next but here Krao and Nuch go through the whole routine every other episode that it almost gave me whiplash. The good thing about RLSL is that it keeps throwing you new drama to distract you from whatever that didn’t make sense previously and you just go along for the ride. A confusing ride it might be but a fun one nonetheless with a really hot couple in the driver’s seat.
Silamanee 2008 – Paul/Kob
This is an odd one. The best thing I can say about this version of Silamanee is that Kob looked gorgeous in Chiangrath’s traditional dresses. Everything else annoyed me in varying degrees yet I actually sat through all 17 episodes so I guess I didn’t not-like it that much?
What did I just waste my time on
Manee Dan Suang (Jewel from the Heavens) – Art Pasut/Sara Legge
Dropped [ep watched/total no. of ep]
Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry 4/14 – Ken/Chompoo
Sigh, the curse remains unbroken. Will I ever enjoy a Ken lakorn where he isn’t paired with Ann??
Dong Poo Dee (Blue Blood Territory)3/15 – Smart/Taew
It’s a bit Dok Soke-ish with the older p’ek taking care of the n’ek since she is young. I would love to continue (hadn’t even made it to see the n’ek grown up!) but the subs are stuck at ep8 and I would hate to get sucked into the lakorn and not have subs to fall back on. Might check it out again when subs are completed.
Lhong Ngao Jun (Under the Spell of the Moon) 10/16 – Stephan/Kob
I don’t even know why I bothered watching this. Oh yes, for Kob. Stephan’s Ae is one of those p’eks who have no business running around seeking revenge. Ae’s friend (friend! albeit a close one. Not even like Harit who lost his one and only brother/family) went drunk driving after getting dumped by his girlfriend and ends up dead in a traffic accident and our dear Ae pins all the blame on the girlfriend whom he only knows by name and swears to make it his life’s mission to bring misery to the girl. Ooooook. The funniest part is how Ae’s other friend gives him all the logical reasons which would occur to any sane person of why Ae’s vengeance isn’t justified but of course he ignores them. N’ek Pim has a pretty depressing life and the first few episodes were basically of her silently suffering the abuse of her father’s wife and daughter (her mom’s the mistress but actually who her dad really loves … long story). Her depressing life continues when Ae mistakes her for the heartless girlfriend (it’s really the sister, but of course) and brings her trouble blah blah blah. I ff full episodes until Ae became paralysed after being hit on the head by Pim with a big rock and she starts taking care of him to redeem herself. Or something. Things still didn’t get more interesting nor did Ae get much more likeable so bye bye it is.
Likit Sanaeha 14/20 – Kong/Marsha/Grate/Matt
Pan Ruk Pan Rai (Love Plan, Evil Plan) 5/15 – Tootam/Charebelle
Too much time spent on crazy n’rai offing everyone who stood in her way and not enough romance to make me stay tune.
Paen Rai Pai Ruk (Cunning Love) 9/16 – Film/Matt
I wish lakorn romcoms didn’t have to rely so much on the set up of the main girl/guy sabotaging the other then falling in love. Kemmik is at least given a more sympathetic reason (getting money for her mom’s cancer treatment) than Anya in ‘Kon Ruk Strawberry’ and initially while I wasn’t super drawn into the show, it was occasionally entertaining and had some emotional grounding in Kemmik’s relationship with her mom and best friend. It was when her past with Phisaeng was revealed that I rolled my eyes, threw my hands into the air and promptly dropped this. We wouldn’t have dramas at all if it weren’t for Mr. Coincidence but when every single character is somehow connected in one giant circle, I don’t buy it. Plus the OTP’s backstory is so stupid I simply couldn’t continue rooting for them. Film and Matt had decent chemistry but maybe it’s ‘cos the other pairings I’d seen them with (Film/ Janie and Matt/Grate) were so much better that they pale in comparison here.
Samee Tee Tra 2001 – Au/Ann