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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) —

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(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.

Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry

14 Nov

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That’s it, I’m checking out of Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry. The teasers got me excited and I wanted so much to like this for Ken and Chompoo that I hung on for 4 full episodes. On the surface it should work considering it’s nicely produced, with decent acting all round and complete with shadows of all my favourite rom-coms. Yet, it’s not. Let’s count the reasons why. Continue reading

Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry teasers

5 Oct

 

 

I’d forgotten about Ken and Chompoo’s ‘Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry’ but oh my, the teasers have gotten me so psyched up for it! Chompoo is so freakin’ adorable!! Her character here reminds me of a louder and more mature Napdao with just as much, if not more sass and a bagful of tricks up her sleeves to get what she wants. Like in ‘Sood Sanaeha’ where the p’ek has a more plain/down-to-earth character to balance the theatrics of the n’ek, Ken’s character here also appears to be the mild, laid-back sort but I can always count on Ken to breathe life into whoever he’s playing. The first time I watched Chompoo was actually on ‘Weewa Wah Woon (Chaotic Wedding)’ where she paired up with Ken too but I dropped that within half hour and it turned me off Chompoo for a while until she won my heart in ‘Num Baan’. This time though I have high hopes for AKRS to make this pairing work and for me to finally finish watching a Ken lakorn where he’s not working with Ann!

Waddya know, ‘Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry’ will also be premiering on 9 Oct. October will be a crazy month for me on the work front but with 2 lakorns to entertain me on the side, it should make my weekends a lil’ brighter. 😉

[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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Let’s talk about drama romances!

24 Feb

In my previous post on ‘Manee Dan Suaan’, I talked about how I couldn’t care for the main couple because I didn’t understand how they came to supposedly love each other. That got me wondering, what makes in you tick in a drama romance? Some people go for fairytales complete with rainbows and stardust while others prefer watching the trails and tribulations of star-crossed lovers and then there are those who like unwinding to a light-hearted romcom. I enjoy all those stated above but I prefer those where characters overcome issues/problems within themselves and become better/more complete persons because of the relationship, in contrast to ones who keep the OTP apart with circumstances. A good makjang drama complete with manipulative exes, domineering parents, unfortunately coincidental accidents and terminal illness for good measure is tons of fun too but it takes a rare one (like 2001 Kdrama Beautiful Days) for the romance to stick after the drama finishes its run.

A couple of my personal ‘classic’ drama romances:

Aishiteiru to Ittekure (Say You Love Me) 1995
This Jdorama taught me what heartbreak was at the tender age of 12. At my first watch, I cried for poor Koji who got his heart trampled by Hiroko and couldn’t understand her betrayal. It was only with subsequent re-watches when I got older that I appreciated this drama for its realistic portrayal of the older man/younger woman and handicap/healthy person relationship. Young and vivacious, Hiroko brought vitality into the silent world of Koji but at the same time, her immaturity worked against their relationship and ultimately led to her impulsive betrayal of the man she so loved. Koji also had his share of emotional baggage from the rejections he suffered from those dearest to him when he was younger due to his deafness and that exacerbated Hiroko’s insecurities. I guess it’s not 100% realistic since I have yet to run into anyone resembling Toyokawa Etsushi drawing and being contemplative at the park in front of my house damn but it’s close. If anyone is thinking of checking this out, it does end on a positive note.

Sood Sanaeha (Recipe of Love) 2009
I wouldn’t say lakorns are the place to go to for realism and there are exaggerated comedic elements in SSH but despite the larger than life set up, the romance is most wonderfully grounded. As romcoms go, the main couple starts off on the wrong foot but the initial conflict isn’t drawn out and they are given a believable reason for sticking with each other. It annoys me to no end when romcoms have the couple bicker from start to end then have them fall into each others arms for no apparent reason in the finale. Din and Alin learn about each other’s strengths and flaws through friendship first and later when they grew fond of each other, they were ‘kept apart’ believably by Alin’s blind pursuit of the perfect husband and Din’s own insecurities. My favourite part of SSH is watching Alin learn that you don’t love someone because he/she is perfect. The person is perfect to you because you love him/her.

What are your favourite drama romance tropes and what on-screen romances do you still remember years later?

Rak Khun Tao Fah ep 2

7 Aug

Things take a downward spiral for Phim and for me in ep2.

While Phim is ignoring Teera after their big fight at the end of ep1, he meets his ex Joy (can’t rem her chara’s name) on his flight to Fukuoka. Joy is going on a solo trip to nurse a broken heart and it’s clear she still harbours feelings for our Captain but Teera being a guy Teera, Joy’s subtle and none too subtle hints fly over his head and he is insistent that Phim will not be jealous. Phim is OF COURSE JEALOUS that Teera is wining and dining with a woman – his ex no less – in a foreign land and not answering her calls. In any case, Joy’s not gonna be Phim’s real problem here (I think the scriptwriter is saving Joy’s evil schemes for Cherry) and eventually they kiss and make up when Teera returns to Thailand. They get like 5 seconds of happiness planning their wedding AGAIN before Creepy Mom ruins it AGAIN. Then they fight AGAIN when Phim wonders aloud AGAIN if Creepy Mom is doing it on purpose. Seeing a pattern here anyone?

Ep 2 was pretty much a rehash of ep 1 minus the balm of the couple’s sweetness and I found myself ff through so much of it. Creepy Mom upgrades to Crazy Mom when she threw herself down a flight of stairs this time to stop the wedding. Whaaaaaat? I can’t comprehend. Some tricks used to be reserved for bitchy third wheels. Stop stealing them!

Other than my complete side-eyeing of Crazy Mom, Teera’s also kinda bland as the central character. There’s no ONE true pair for me to get invested in and root for here and the show hinges on Teera’s struggles with filial piety while trying to get a love life. It’s a more realistic premise than say, Sawan Biang, but I want to be entertained by a lakorn and entertained I am not.

Why did all these amazing people sign up for RKTF??? Argggg, Ken is still hot and yummy and so are all the ladies (Joy needs a new hairstyle though. Her forehead is rather distracting) but the plot! *bangs head on wall*

Is anyone sharing the pain with me? Or have you guys wisely gave this a pass?
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