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Drama updates

11 Apr

Gomen, I’ve been lazy about updates… I haven’t slackened on the drama watching though. XD
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First up, let’s give BBK a wrap. The happy ending was predictable, only surprise being how Pimpa went berserk and killed Chakrit, her own son. I re-watched BBK as the English subs came but I found myself not liking the plot/Jorm’s character as much after I understand the dialogue! I stopped watching the English subs around epi8 because it was getting harder and harder to root for Jorm when I really want Noung to just tell everyone to f-off and leave her alone. I might get back to BBK eventually just to get some ‘closure’, perhaps when the English subs are all out so I can fastforward through it!

The two lakorns that I’m looking forward to are “Namtan Mai” by Aum + Aff and “Soon Sanae Ha” by Ken + Ann. So the ‘original pairings’ are back together and I believe the chemistry between them will be great! I’m actually not too keen on Namtan Mai’s plot, it’s so melodramatic, complete with scheming third parties and misunderstandings that make you wanna bang your head on the wall, all for the sake of keeping the star-crossed lovers apart for 12 episodes. Nevertheless, I’m hoping the plot will be updated (it’s a remake of a drama from the 80’s?90’s??) and that the ATeam will keep me riveted with their performance. Anyhow, it’s still some time before the lakorns air (SSH just started filming!) so guess I’ll take a break from Thai dramas for now.
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I’ve also finished “Love Shuffle”, a Japanese drama that I enjoyed tremendously. Apparently it didn’t do too well in ratings but no matter, it’s been a while since a J-drama was able to captivate me like that.
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Another drama that hasn’t done well in the ratings department (truth be told, the ratings are downright dismal in Taiwan) but that has managed to capture my attention is ToGetHer 《爱就宅一起》. 收视的肯定对剧组和演员们来说无疑是很重要的,我想现在的情形或多或少都会影响他们的心情。不过我想说的是,《爱宅》还是给很多很多人带来了感动,包括我在内。所以,大家的努力并没有白费! =)

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BBK

14 Feb

“Borisud Bumbut Kaen” will be coming to an end next Wednesday but I still have a long wait ahead because the subs are only at epi5. T___T While I do manage to get the gist of things, I need to actually understand the dialogue in order to fully grasp the plot.

I’m a bit iffy about how things have progressed since, with Jorm going completely mental and doing the whole kidnap/toture routine with Nong. This kidnapping business is starting to get a bit old … I think this is the 3rd lakorn I’ve seen with such plot development and I’ve only watched what, a grand total of 6 lakorns so far???

Some people have commented that the plot is too weird and/or draggy … well, the weird bit may be true since I haven’t seen other dramas with so many people literally going crazy but I actually rather like this change. XD At least there’s a logical explanation for the craziness. Taywun was too traumatised from losing his wife and son and then finding out that his wife had indeed cheated on him, so he created his alter-ego Jorm, a confident suave businessman that was so unlike his former self to escape the pain. He subconciously chose to forget Narlee’s infidelity and instead blamed Nong for indirectly causing the car accident that took his family’s lives. It was simply easier to make it Nong’s fault and plotting revenge gave Taywun/Jorm a focus in life. But of course, as he slowly got to know Nong and realise that she was not what he made her out to be, his mind was further confused and the conflict between his two personalities intensified.

As for Nong, her mental state was affected by her troubled childhood and witnessing her mother’s suicide. When she slowly recovered, her craziness was subsequently ‘manufactured’ by her nasty fiance Chakrit and even nastier mother-in-law through medication. Nong believed that Chakrit was the only one who would accept and love a ‘crazy’ person like her, so she became an easy target for Chakrit.

I’ve already raved about Ann and Aum’s performance but I have to do it again. With each passing episode, it becomes increasingly clear why Ann is still the nang’ek after so long. She is that good. Aum did a good job but there’s room for improvement, especially in those scenes where he suffers a mental breakdown. But… he’s still hot. =P

Thai lakorn

31 Jan

well, I’m back much faster than I thought! Just to get things rolling again on this blog, I’ve decided to document my latest craze, that is, Thai dramas! I never thought I’d be watching Thai dramas but I stumbled onto them entirely by accident while on leave last November and so far, I’ve enjoyed most of the dramas I watched. Perhaps I’ll do more ‘introductory’ posts in the future but let me plunge straight into the lakorn that I’m currently on.

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Borisud Bumbat Kaen starring the lovely Ann and ever so HOT Aum. XD

I experienced a lakorn drought after the enjoyable “Oum Rak” also starring Ann, and was very much looking forward to BBK because of the interesting premise. Revenge themed dramas seems rather common in Thailand (at least that’s the feeling I get) but having two mentally unstable lead charaters? Now, that’s interesting.

Sadly the english subs for BBK hasn’t quite kept up with it’s pace of screening. I couldn’t resist and went on to watch epi 4 to 9 without subs and though it takes a lot of guess work (seeing that I don’t, you know, understand Thai or anything. XD), I can still follow the story. The wonderful performances of Ann and Aum also helps to convey the strong emotions of the characters and no subs are needed to feel their desperation and struggles.

Some detractors of Ann say that she looks too old/odd etc and I have to admit that at certain angles, she does look older especially when compared to the multitude of younger actresses out there.

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Here’s Ann looking might pretty in BBK. =) Ann’s look may not be everyone’s cup of tea but her solid acting chops has made me a fan.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the pairing of Aum and Ann because the Ken+Ann and Aum+Aff team up were quite established after their classic lakorns together. This time the partners were switched with Ken and Aff getting together first for “Jai Rao” (which I didn’t watch ‘cos I found the story too dramatic and weepy for my liking) and now Aum with Ann for BBK. Thankfully, the chemistry between them have been sizzling and I find them the perfect choice for such intense characters. This comment I found on youtube sums up my feelings of the new teams.

it’s like Ken & Aff are the child sweetheart couple all young, naive and cute..through all these years you still have all of me kind of love and Ann & Aum are passionate, mature..gosh where have you been my whole life kind of love

Haa, I realised I’ve been rambling on but haven’t actually commented on the drama proper. Promise next post will be strictly on the story and it’ll come soon!