Hello to my readers old and new, thanks for still dropping by occasionally though I have not updated in such a long time. I won’t call my current state a ‘drama slump’ because that’s when I want to watching something but nothing catches my attention. For the past couple of months I simply couldn’t summon the interest in drama watching, instead I spend my time writing endlessly in my private journal trying to write and reason my way out of a RL conundrum. Things are still a bit iffy in RL but I’m getting more of a grip emotionally (I think) and it’s time to get some enjoyment out of drama watching once again. 🙂
I started on ‘Spinsters Vs Casanovas’ a couple of weeks back and it was fab~~~ It had me laughing and crying in the first 2 episodes but somehow I got distracted and decided to pick up ‘Ya Leum Chan’ again. I had been skimming through P’Fia and Darknesslakorns recaps on it and I had a rough idea how the story played out and boy was I glad I dropped it at the beginning of ep4 when Khem started going down the loony slope. Though I didn’t care for the main couple, I really liked Eua and Gaenlong and thought why not zip through YLC for their parts since they get a happy ending? So I started watching from ep8 and continued through to the last episode before giving up at the finishing line again because I really couldn’t be bothered with watching Khem get his happily ever after. My feelings towards the story/4 main characters remained the same as my first impression of this lakorn.
– Khem: Jerk pra’eks are a dime a dozen in lakorn land but the trick is to give them a redeeming quality and/or a good enough reason to be acting like a jerk in the first place for the audience to sympathize and root for them. In Khem’s case, that ‘reason’ is the love of his life dumped him to marry a rich old man so when she re-enters his life he goes all out to mess up her life as ‘revenge’. Uhhmmmm, not good enough. It’s just plain idiotic and childish for a grown man to behave like he did and for what? Cos his little woobie heart got broken eons years ago? I’m sure heartbreak hurts like hell (I should know) and it’s not something one gets over easily but come on… if this is the way he loves, I would have to say thanks but no thanks even if you look like Tik. I really hated the way Khem used and lied to Gaen to cover up what he is doing to Wadee behind Gaen’s back and I find it incredulous how even after he got busted he had the cheek to come begging Gaen and saying she is still the only woman he wants to marry. My eyes rolled to the back of my head and back again when the people around Khem kept excusing his behaviour as due to him ‘not knowing his heart’ but again, not good enough an excuse. Besides his aggravating behaviour, I found Khem a very flat character. There wasn’t emotional depth in his relationship with Wadee though that seemed to be his only purpose in life and none of his emotions rang true to me.
Wadee: Ah, saint Wadee. I liked that Wadee wasn’t a complete doormat and did give Khem a few good telling off but she was too vanilla to make an impression.
Eua x Gaen: If only Khem had half, no, even a quarter of the sensibilities of Eua or Gaen and we would have saved everyone a lot of trouble. Eua was the perfect gentleman to Gaen’s sunshine princess and we actually get to see and feel their relationship grow from p/nong to something more. It’s very heartwarming to see Eua and Gaen support each other as true friends without any hidden agendas and it felt very organic when the little light bulb went off and they realised their love for the other is more than just a friendly one. No regrets over continuing YLC for them!
It’s a pity such a strong cast was let down by the storyline but at least we had Eua and Gaen as the saving grace.
Next up I’ll be continuing on ‘Spinsters Vs Casanovas’ and will also be checking out ‘Ruk Nee Je Jud Hai’ (Rome/Matt) and ‘Look Nee Tee Ruk’ (Golf/Toey). Drop me a comment if there are any other hot lakorns I’ve missed while on my hiatus!