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Ab Ruk Online ep8 -15

8 Mar

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Since my last rant on Ann’s character Saya in Ab Ruk Online, the tables were turned in the later half of the lakorn when Pidprao assumed the identity of Ab Ruk and ‘came out’ to Non. She became the one living the lie and of course that doesn’t end well … though this being a lakorn things still fall into place ultimately when Saya and Pranon both realise who they really love.

While browsing the ARO thread on baidu forum, I came across a comment from fan of Kim’s (presumably) complaining about the scriptwriter ‘blackening’ (slang for causing someone to be disliked) Kim by making Pidprao do something as despicable as lying her way into a relationship with Pranon. I was like whut??? If anything, that makes the story and her character more interesting and realistic for me. The ladies of this world isn’t divided into sweet dumb n’eks and evil psycho n’rais; we all fall somewhere in between (though some may veer towards the more extreme end of either spectrum? heeh). I find the later half of the lakorn a great mirror to the first act when Pridprao ended up doing the very things she accused Saya of. It really drove home the point that sometimes we desire someone/something so much that it blinds us to everything else and we end up doing things against our better judgement or even the values that we hold dear. So yes, I liked how Ab Ruk Online gave us something different from the usual neatly compartmentalized type of characters I’m used to seeing in lakorns.

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the heart wants what it wants – Ab Ruk Online ep 1-7

1 Feb

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Yes, I’m finally back watching lakorns! I’d been watching ‘Ab Ruk Online’ and I had wanted to compose a nice, well thought out half-time review to kick start this blog again but well, sometimes blogging is about that rush of thought when it hits you. I started watching ARO for Ann obviously and was looking forward to her chemistry with Peter. I wasn’t so big on Mark/Kim though, since no one in the younger batch really interests me and indeed I wanted to smack Pidpraw (Kim) in place with a big office file in the first episode. Since then however, it has been Saya (Ann) that has been difficult to watch with her growing infatuation of Pranon (Mark) and the lies after lies after lies that she tells to keep up her pretense in the office. Pidpraw does have a thing or two to learn about manners, humility and teamwork but with her, everything is out in the open (well, almost everything). She says it like it is (or at least how she sees it) and as tactless and offensive it may be, the arrow comes straight at you and you can certainly shoot one back while fuming.  Continue reading