(another!) Sawan Biang re-watch

12 Feb

So, instead of watching the dramas I promised myself I would (Thai Full House, Rahut Rissaya, I Need Romance 3), I ended up re-watching Sawan Biang for the nth time over the past couple of days from ep9 onwards. And guess what, I’m still not tired of it. Some random thoughts …

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(Ep9) You’re not feeling well? What’s wrong?

I’ve not watched all of Ken’s lakorns obviously but I dare say Kawee is his performance EVER (if you think other, please let me know which lakorn! I’d love to check it out). Narin is the one deserving all the sympathies here and considering what Kawee did to her, it’s a wonder she’s not beating him over the head with a big stick already. But when Kawee sweeps in, trying to express his concern in his clumsy, brute fashion, I really can’t hate him.

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(Ep10)
Narin: I wonder who you (the baby) will look like. Will you look like mom?
Kawee: Maybe the baby will look like dad.

Every time I watch SB I can’t help going zomg Ken why you so amazing?? Now, I’m not saying what Kawee did to Narin is excusable just cos he’s a woobie now, but I feel for him and I can’t hate him like I do with other nasty p’eks and I think the credit in a large part goes to Ken’s portrayal. He makes you feel every bit of Kawee’s anger, hurt, rage, sadness, regret.

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(ep11) Narin: Let me ask you, if I weren’t pregnant, would you still care for me? If I didn’t have the baby, would you have done all this for me? Cook, pick flowers, give up everything to live here, would you have done it for me? I was only Narin, and not bearing the heir to the Worawath family, would you still care for me?

A valid question. Do you think Kawee would have done all this for not-pregnant Narin? I believe he would – eventually – but the baby was the catalyst that threw him into action. Kawee had been refusing to acknowledge his growing feelings for Narin because that would mean he ‘lost’ to Leela and it probably would’ve taken a long absence from Narin to force him to face his feelings, put down his pride and go beg for her forgiveness . What do you think?

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I also appreciated that even when Kawee realises his mistakes and tries to redeem himself, the old proud Kawee doesn’t suddenly disappear overnight. Every time Narin rejects him and his efforts to please her, his temper would surface. To Kawee, he is making his greatest effort and putting his entire heart into doing things for Narin but she rebuffs him time after time and so that fiery, impatient Kawee would jump out. But Narin would point out – very rightly – that these are all nothing compared to what he put her through, and he should just get lost because she will never forgive him. The old Kawee would then slink away and the new Kawee ever more determined to do his best for Narin. I love this process of Kawee learning. Learning that as much as he hurts, others hurt too. Learning to say sorry, to give, to sacrifice, to be responsible. Learning what it means to love a person.

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Perhaps this is what makes Sawan Biang such an enduring lakorn for me.

14 Responses to “(another!) Sawan Biang re-watch”

  1. asl February 25, 2014 at 1:46 PM #

    just great! now i must do scene selection watching again for sb. well, i think i do that once every year for sb… yes it is that good.

    it is very difficult for me to express my love for sb due to moral beliefs. i am a victim of stockholm syndrome when it comes to kawee.

    • J March 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM #

      haha, have fun with SB (again!). Feel free to share your thoughts on it here.😉

      • asl March 2, 2014 at 7:28 AM #

        When it comes to SB2008, I talk in circle. Let’s just say I have a love-hate relationship.

  2. daralene March 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM #

    i have to accept that his chemistry or acting is PAR EXCELLENCE when he is with ann.. you can call me delusional KA fan but thats what i felt watching ken with other actress…

    btw i feel like the kawee character is just meant to ken and wiseversa….. he is just too awesome in that i can feel his every emotions..but my Q is why is not like that when he does it with other actress?

    • J March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM #

      Same here, I’ve yet to complete a drama of Ken’s where he isn’t paired with Ann yet I don’t seem to have this problem with other Ann dramas??

      • khun an January 26, 2015 at 7:26 PM #

        I would suggest to u majurat see nam pueng…it such a great lakorn i have ever watch beside sawan biang…i can say that it such a coincedence…after i watch sawan biang i truthly surch all lakorn that ken could play as a p’raek…and i see majurat see nampueng( Honey god death)…but when i see the n’ek…i dont like it because of i like ann the most..but i try …and u know after i watch this…argh i cannot stop by watching EVERYDAY…haaha…😍😍😍 and now i feel in love with this drma…it such a good lakorn to me…ken play as a bad husband to his wife…and the n’ek is very3 cute…and i could give 120% star to himmm….hehhh…😍😍😍😍😍

        P/s: after u watch it…can u coment…hahaa..i just wanna know about it…
        -2013 lakorn
        -ken theeradeth:paat pathamakul
        -namtarn : rojanasnai
        -u can watch it at utube with engsub + hd…
        -have a nice time to watch it…
        -and all the best

  3. Polynesian girl April 19, 2014 at 5:54 AM #

    i’m so glad i stumbled on your blog…i watched sb in 2012 and one of those non thai viewers that just had to watch the rest of the episodes that wasn’t eng subbed raw and kinda guessed with their actions and pictures what’s going on. ….i was very devastated that there was not one single website where i could watch the rest of that lakorn english subbed. up until now 2014, i still google and search if there’s any kind soul who would do a recap or post an eng subbed version of the reconciliation…this is how much i love sb even though I don’t agree with the morals and ethics portrayed in it, i think ken and anne are the reasons why i loved it with their stellar performance in it. I am still craving to see them pair up in another lakorn that is equally fantastic or perhaps exceed sawan biang and Sood saneha with storyline, acting, directing etc could you possibly do a eng recap of the final episode, i just would love to understand their conversations word for word.🙂 there seems to be a current drought for outstanding lakorns….i’m watching yah leum chan for the love of Anne but really not feeling the storyline and it’s kinda draggy too. nonetheless, Anne is still an amazing actress in this one, even though I don’t favor her character as of yet.🙂

    • rainruma September 17, 2014 at 7:13 AM #

      r u still looking for “sawan Biang” subbed?? you can download it from here :
      http://lakornsworld2.blogspot.com/2012/09/sawan-biang.html#more
      just cut and paste link for each episode…
      You must watch it subbed b/c the dialogue is what makes the story believable … it is what makes you believe that someone like Kawee can change and makes you understand his psyche !!!

  4. Polynesian girl April 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM #

    oh my gosh….i’m like SOOOOO moded right now! I just saw that you did do a recap of the final episode…I would so hug you right now if I could🙂🙂 Thank you thank you! I’m now heading there to read…YAAAAAY!!!!

  5. johanna June 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM #

    SB was my first lakorn , watched it half with eng sub/ half with spanish sub 6/7 months ago and even so, the experience was so powerful that after that it made 90% of the other lakorns absolutely unwatchable (especially the ones with R scenes & Mart Kissadra).
    I have come across very few other thai dramas with that kind of powerful acting. Some scenes are just beautifully written, (between Ken & the father, when the mother discovers her daughter is pregnant, and the exchanges between Ann & Ken in ep.10 as you pointed out).
    I must have watched it 4 times in the course of the year (skipping the R scenes the last 3 times) and found it more riveting every time, with my moral compass in panic mode.

    Speaking of riveting I have to thank you for your review of Sai Roong. Ann owns every single scenes and her journey really worth following.
    I really have to thank all the bloggers & subbers out there who makes it possible to discover those asian dramas.

    • J February 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM #

      hello, I’m more than half a year late in replying but I’m glad you enjoyed Sai Roong! Ann really brought life to her character and whatever flaws the lakorn may otherwise have, watching Ann alone was worth the time. I hope more fans of Ann (or any lakorn fan) will give it a shot!

  6. Azuma No Arashi (@ChoiZhouRy) August 16, 2014 at 3:08 AM #

    Hello i would like to know if you have any links to the english subbed Sawan Biang episodes .. i cant find them on youtube neither on viki TT .. could you please help me ?!!

    • rainruma September 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM #

      “sawan Biang” Eng subbed… you can download it from here :
      http://lakornsworld2.blogspot.com/2012/09/sawan-biang.html#more
      just cut and paste link for each episode…
      You must watch it subbed b/c the dialogue is what makes the story believable … and understand the psyche of the characters…. I rewatched 2x and each time I pick up something new about the character from the dialogue… every word has meaning behind it that u can only understand by going back and rewatching …Enjoy !!!

  7. khun pueng December 29, 2014 at 8:32 PM #

    I would suggest to u majurat see nam pueng…it such a great lakorn i have ever watch beside sawan biang…i can say that it such a coincedence…after i watch sawan biang i truthly surch all lakorn that ken could play as a p’raek…and i see majurat see nampueng( Honey god death)…but when i see the n’ek…i dont like it because of i like ann the most..but i try …and u know after i watch this…argh i cannot stop by watching EVERYDAY…haaha…😍😍😍 and now i feel in love with this drma…it such a good lakorn to me…ken play as a bad husband to his wife…and the n’ek is vey cute…and i could give 5 star to himmm….hehhh…

    P/s: after u watch it…can u coment…hahaa..i just wanna know about it…
    -2013 lakorn
    -ken theeradeth:paat pathamakul
    -namtarn : rojanasnai
    -u can watch it at utube with engsub + hd…
    -have a nice time to watch it…
    -and all the best

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