A love to die for

23 Aug

I struggled through a couple more episodes of Fun Rak Fun Salai but with the various relationships making less and less sense, I finally decided to throw in the towel for this one. It’s a shame really, FRFS had potential but it sputtered out after a promising start. Anyhow, I have plenty of lakorns to catch up on since I was pretty out of touch for the last couple of years so I’ve now started on Cheewit Puer Kah Huajai Puer Tur.

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Jespipat plays Wayu, a reticent hitman with a bartending day(night) job who feeds pigeons in his spare time when he’s not out there shooting people for cash. As of ep3 we are not privy to Wayu’s past and what led him to this lifestyle but money is clearly not the motivator as he only takes enough for his living expenses and has his boss save the rest of his cut. Contract killing appears to be the only life he knows, and it’s a reclusive if occasionally violent one he leads.

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On one of his regular pigeon-feeding trips at the park, Wayu meets Rin, a girl whose sketching session of the pigeons was disturbed by him throwing bird feed in their midst. Rin, a cheerful and sociable girl strikes up conversation with Wayu and as they meet again in the following days, she is like a warm breeze that has unknowingly started to blow into his cold heart. Unbeknownst to Wayu, Rin is actually the daughter of Thanatat (Willy), a drug lord and a regular patron of his services and only finds out when he sees her at the scene of his next hit. I don’t have time to delve into all the plotty bits (need to catch up on more ep!) but as of ep3 Wayu and Rin haven’t gone Romeo and Juliet yet since they are technically on the same side (for now) … only slight problem being Rin has no idea of either Wayu or her father’s actual ‘occupation’. 

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I don’t know why Wayu needs to be topless when he checks his gear but hey, I’m good. Ahem, back to the lakorn… the premise of this show is totally my thing and I’m on board for the OTP. I love the little smiles Wayu can’t help giving when he is around Rin, and how her brightness and warmth is touching his life. I know angst is waiting for me round the corner but if the teaser is anything to go by, the OTP is gonna stick with each other through it all so I say bring it on!

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I’ve only seen Willy as the spineless Lek in Sood Sanaeha and that clearly didn’t impress me much but his portrayal of Thanatat the ‘smiling tiger’ here is spot on. One minute he is Rin’s caring father and the next he is ordering the death of his enemy in cold blood. Thanatat clearly loves his only child but he is not beyond using her for his benefit and I wonder if one day he will be willing to sacrifice her life to save his own skin?

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