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SCREENCAPS: Behind the Scene of Praew Shoot (Ken Ann) —

30 Jul

Wow! It’s been forever since these two did a cover for Praew and I’m definitely shocked to see Ken and Ann shooting a mag together. Didn’t think they’ll ever going to cooperate together again, but I’m glad they did. I can’t wait for this issue to go on sale! I’m definitely getting a copy! Now […]

via SCREENCAPS: Behind the Scene of Praew Shoot (Ken Ann) —

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

Forget you

22 Jun

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. Continue reading

[Impression] Ya Leum Chan ep 1 – 3

19 Apr

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The long anticipated partnership of Tik and Ann has pulled me back into drama watching with Ya Leum Chan. Tik is one of the big stars in Thai ent but the only lakorn of his I’ve watched (or rather attempted to) was ‘Wanida’. I lasted 45min maybe? The cast and costumes were so pretty but it all felt too artificial to me, like something out of a magazine shot rather than a story I could connect to. Not much of an impression of Tik there but surely he has his merits to reach his current status in show biz so I was happy to hear of the Tik/Ann pairing. The thing that made me go hmmmmmm was the storyline. It wasn’t really my kinda thing ya know but the BTS that came out made me hopeful that this power pairing could make it work. Continue reading

(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.

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

[review] Nang Fah Rai Peek

8 Feb

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Working my way through Ann’s old lakorns as I wait for Ya Leum Chan to air (anyone knows when that will be??) and I recently finished Nang Fah Rai Peek (Angle Without Wings) from way back in 2004. I was actually misled into downloading this one because the Chinese app I used showed Andrew Gregson as the p’ek and how could I miss a lakorn with Andrew and Ann? I realised my mistake when the guy who kept bumping into Ann in ep1 was totally unfamiliar and looked nothing like Andrew. I was disappointed and to be honest did not fancy how the actual p’ek Andy Watchara looked but trudged on anyway since it still did have Ann as one half of the couple. By the end of it though, I actually liked the p’ek more than the n’ek! Continue reading

Sai Roong (Rainbow) review

14 Dec

Still a couple of weeks to the end of 2013 but nothing on tv has been drawing me in these days and between work and the social functions I have lined up, the only thing left on my drama plate is to work on finishing ‘On Call 2’. Yu Zai’s whole ‘losing her baby due to her cancer returning’ thing milked a few tears out of me but since she bounced back from that, ‘On Call 2’ has been muddling along, mildly entertaining but quite forgettable. Anyhoooow, I was supposed to talk about ‘Sai Roong (Rainbow)’, Ann’s old lakorn from way back in 1997 and likely my last lakorn for the year.

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[mini recap] Sawan Biang ep 12

17 Sep

Doing a mini recap of the reconciliation scene in the final episode of ‘Sawan Biang’ at the request of PolynesiangirllovesThailakorns. Now that wishiboniko’s youtube channel has been taken down, there doesn’t seem to be completed English subs for SB around. I can still re-watch with Chinese subs but if anyone knows where to find the complete Eng subs, please do leave a comment for the benefit of those who don’t understand Thai or Chinese. ^^

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Of wives and husbands

28 Jul

I’m not doing this on purpose but my lakorns somehow continue to revolve around marriages.

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Recapping Khun Samee made fall in love with Rome/Chompoo all over again and I suddenly felt an urge to revisit Mia Taeng which was my first lakorn of them together. I didn’t particularly fancy them then due to my issues with the characters they played in MT but the lakorn itself was entertaining so I went through a speedy re-watch of the show to see if I felt any differently about it now with my new found love for Rome/Chompoo. After following Rome closely through my recaps as the devoted and gentlemanly Don for the past 7 weeks, it was a little disconcerting at first to see him again as Khongkai who is everything that Don is not. Now, I don’t approve of Khongkai being a jerk but I gotta admit for a while it was funny to see Rome turn the tables on Chompoo in MT after sacrificing silently in KSKTR and well, bad boys have their charms. Then slowly as the shadow of Don and Pim wear off, I began to see them as Khongkai and Arunprapai and all the issues I had with MT resurfaced. I still wanted to whack Khongkai in the face with a pan most of the time and I still appreciated Arunprapai for her fabulous comebacks but not her endure-all-things attitude. Usually for dramas I bother re-watching, I can often find something new to appreciate or notice some flaws I missed before but for MT I felt almost exactly the same about it as I did on my first watch. The only slight difference is that Poochom’s inconsistent characterization became more glaring. I still found his relationship with Jieb totally adorable but I feel like I’m watching two different persons when he is around Jieb and when he’s chasing after Arunprapai. I especially liked the part where Poochom approaches Ben after their divorce at Jieb’s encouragement and both achieved closure from their destructive relationship by being open about their feelings and accepting their flaws. I really liked how Ben recognized that she disrespected herself first by seducing Poochom to begin with but also told Poochom clearly how hurt she was when her own husband did not care for her, thereby making Poochom see Ben as a real person with feelings rather than a problem he needs to run away from.  A minor plot point for minor characters perhaps, but it rang more true to me than all of the talks various people gave to Arunprapai about being a ‘good’ wife. Poochom met Jieb after his frank talk with Ben and it was apparent to me they were developing feelings for each other so it didn’t fit when Poochom fell back into being part of ‘Loving and worrying for Arunprapai association’ (as coined by Wayu). Maybe I’m expecting the scriptwriters to do too much for a side character and should be happy that we even get to see Poochom and Jieb get together officially. I like them so much I have considered writing fanfiction to fill the gaps in their story a few times but always give up because I had trouble writing around Poochom’s inconsistent actions. MT is entertaining stuff and my guilty pleasure but the rewatch has proven that no amount of Rome/Chompoo love or any number of willing scenes will make me accept the unbalanced premise of Khongkai/Arunprapai’s relationship. Ending with a cute pic of ‘uncle’ Poochom and ‘crazy kid’ Jieb.

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STT is surprisingly holding my attention though the n’ek and majority of characters are not very pleasant to be around. I’m undecided on n’ek Karat. On one hand I feel angry for Karat when Peung goes to Karat’s house and rubs her pregnancy / marriage certificate with Pu in Karat’s face and it was satisfying seeing Karat’s sisters Koong and Koi stand up for her.  But Karat’s general behaviour is is so overbearing and prone to tantrums that I kinda get why she alienated her ex-husbands and Peung. So there goes the question again, whose fault is it? At the end of ep4 we see Pisoot and Peung joining the same company and I already fear for Karat for the backstabbing that is sure to come from Peung who has also set her sights on the upright Pisoot. But … yes, always a but, as of now I’m not sure if Karat deserves Pisoot either it’s just that I dislike Peung’s self-pitying and vindictive attitude slightly more than Karat’s self-entitled one, so I’m leaning  towards Karat. If there’s a remake of STT in 2023, can I suggest pairing Pisoot with Koong instead? She’s a very nice lady. lol. Everytime I see Koong she’s either protecting/comforting Karat or cleaning up Karat’s mess and I hope she gets appreciated by a nice man too!

We also learn that Pisoot’s mom (Neuprae I think her name is?) isn’t the mia noi of Karat’s dad like everyone assumed. Not technically anyway since they don’t have a physical relationship and she earns her own keep. Just friends people, just friends. I wonder if the audience is supposed to hold them in higher regard versus their respective spouses since they are ‘misunderstood’?  Karat’s dad can pretend to hold the moral higher ground for all I care but to me emotional infidelity is as good as a physical betrayal and his heart is obviously with Neuprae.

I’m not sure if I will stick around with STT till the end if Karat doesn’t show some growth/change soon ‘cos it will be hard to root for her and Pisoot to get together if I can’t even get myself to like her. We shall see.