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What’s on my lakorn horizon

27 Feb

The lakorns I were excited for end of last year didn’t quite hold my attention as I had hoped: Qi Pao lost me around ep4,5 while I checked out of Khun Samee and Buang Barp after 1 ep. But I’m still holding out hope that the following new batches of lakorns will be good!

Pan Ruk Pan Rai
I don’t keep tabs on Ch5’s lakorns so I didn’t know about this one till Fia blogged about it. It’s pretty 90s kdrama makjang stuff with switched identities, amnesia, backstabbing, lies yada yada yada I can write the rest in my sleep but idk, I’m in the mood for it and am actually kinda excited for the explosion of dramatics that’s sure to come. Having Charebelle in the lead role also helped my interest ‘cos I have developed a liking for her since Dok Soke for no apparent reason. I don’t need deep, inspiring plot, just keep it not-stupid and not-draggy and I’ll be happy. Good news for those interested, PRPR is being subbed on Viki!

Paen Rai Pai Ruk
Similar sounding title as the first one but this one is a romcom that’s in the vein of Suay Rerd Cherd Sod judging from the teaser (read the synopsis here). Film and Matt are super adorable in the BTS clips I’ve seen so far and it’s whetting my apetite for this lakorn. I won’t have to wait too long though, just read on baidu that it’s premiering on 18/3.

Madam Dun
This one I’ll have to wait for since the cast have just gone for the fitting. The story is none like what I’ve seen from lakorns till now. Ploy plays Madam Dun, an entertainment guru who discovers Mario the country boy and brings him into the entertainment world (thanks to Fia for this info). A refreshing story with a refreshing cast, I can’t wait! AND P’PLOY I LOVE ALL YOUR LOOKS AT THE FITTING! *retreats from creepy fangirl mode*

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I expected Ploy and Mario to have a p/nong relationship and for the drama to be focused on the Thai ent industry but according to Lyn’s blog Mario will play Ploy’s love interest in MD, so will it not be that different from the typical lakorns except with an older woman/younger man pairing? Hmm, we shall see.

Anyone has other upcoming lakorns to rec?

What’s on my lakorn horizon

31 Oct

Qi Pao is airing tomorrow! However much I make fun of Mart’s acting, I must admit to being partial to his dimpled charm which he should be putting to good use as the cold (read: expressionless) p’ek. No worries about Ann obviously and I like the murder/mystery/supernatural plot but I’m just an itty bitty concern about the execution since I belong to those who felt that Roy Mai wasted a potentially epic love storyline.

Some more news on Ann …. she is finally pairing up with Tik in Ya Leum Chan. With both their current standing in the industry, it’s like a ‘golden pairing’ of sorts but I’m not particularly excited for it. I want to like Tik but since being scarred by Kaew Teh Pee, I haven’t managed to enjoy anything of his and am I the only to find Ya Leum Chan’s story rather silly?

Chompoo is back with Rome for ‘Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Ruk’ which will be airing end Nov after Rang Ngao. I’m not sure of the story but from the BTS, I guess it’s the rom-com-y sort? At least I don’t think we’ll be getting another dumb as bricks p’ek like in Mia Taeng!

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Seems like Ploy can’t get away from playing rai even if it’s the main role. I like her in nice roles like in ‘Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma’ and ‘Rak Mai Mee Wan Tai’ where I major fangirled over the OTP but Ploy does have a ‘fierce’ look that helps when she’s being nasty. Haa. I can’t quite figure out what’s going on from the teaser. Por’s a nasty p’ek, Ploy’s a two-face nasty nang’ek, Kan’s a nasty third wheel and Yard is … an innocent slave girl? Whut. Anyhow, I presume ‘Buang Barb’ will air within the year.

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?
pic spam of Ken/Ploy to remind myself why I'm watching this

Rak Khun Tao Fah ep 1

26 Jul

UPDATE: RKTF with Chinese subs
Anyone has news on Eng subs?

I sure am posting a lot on a drama whose plot I’d been panning since reading about it. XD I can’t help it, the cast is too amazing for me to resist taking a peak. I watched the first episode without subs but it wasn’t too hard to understand what was going on even with my limited lakorn-learned Thai (drama watching is definitely a legitimate language learning tool!!) and it reaffirmed both my distaste for the plot and my love for the cast.

– KEN AND PLOY NEED TO BE THE OTP IN ANOTHER LAKORN ASAP. I was a little disappointed that the lakorn didn’t show Teera and Pim’s courtship phase and started off with them already madly in love and ready for marriage but I guess there are too many relationships to cram into 12 (?) episodes so they gotta move fast! Despite the lack of development shown for this couple, Ken and Ploy had such amazing chemistry I had no problems buying into their love. Who needs plot when you have such beautiful people cuddling, kissing and being all kinds of adorable? Unfortunately it’s already the beginning of the end for our pretty couple had started fighting by the end of the episode thanks to Teera’s mom and I think Ploy will only be around for the next 1.5-2 episodes. I thought I’d never be able to ship Ken with anyone except Ann but apparently not so here’s hoping I’ll see Ken/Ploy in a lakorn with a better story.


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– Creepy mom is creepy. Ok, I get that this drama is about a mother’s love for her child and the child’s duty towards his mother but making yourself sick on purpose to the point of having to be warded in the ICU to wreck your son’s wedding is just wrong on so many levels. When Creepy Mom laid on the hospital bed and said ‘Teera loves mom more than a woman’ when she learned that he left the wedding for her (or something along that line), I was like WTFFFFFF. I’d understand if she hated Pim for some reason but it appears that she really doesn’t care who Teera dates as long as he doesn’t get married. Also, I initially thought Teera was an only son which would explained (slightly) Creepy Mom’s extreme attachment to her son but, unless my understanding is totally off, Teera has an older sister who still visits frequently after she got married. So what gives? Any parent out there who would like to tell me that this is a perfectly normal way to feel about your child?

I initially said I was going to pass over this lakorn but I think I will be watching it after all for the pretty and ff any scenes with Creepy Mom inside. I can even watch it without subs since I don’t care about plot at all!

Rak Khun Tao Fa update

17 May

I’m back from my hols with more RKTF updates! Haa, I don’t particularly care for this lakorn after reading the detailed storyline but why oh why does it have such a powerful cast that I can’t help but keep track of its progress? The identity of the fourth n’ek has finally been revealed after much suspense to be Marie Boenner. Marie who you ask? Eh, I have no idea either. She’s a newbie with only 2 lakorns on her resume – neither of which I’ve seen so I can’t judge her acting – still, I’m really surprise Noi picked her considering the status/star power/talent of the rest of the cast. I presume the 4th n’ek will be getting the man so Marie better step it up or she’ll be picked apart by the fans of the others.

When news of this lakorn first broke, I secretly hoped for Ann to be the 4th n’ek but now that I know the story is meh, I think Ann is better off keeping her schedule free for another lakorn with Ken where she’s the only lady for him. Heeh.

I do love Cherry and don’t even mind Chompoo but my bias is still Ploy so have photo of Ken and Ploy’s wedding! Though it was eventually foiled by Ken’s mom I think …

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RKTF is pretty much off my anticipated lakorn list but a couple others still remain.
Rang Ngao: Is it a tradition to remake popular lakorns every 10 year cycle? Cos Ken T and Ann’s first collaboration 10 years ago is getting an update with Janie and newbie actor Ken Phupoom. Which reminds me I need to go catch up on the original which I dropped halfway.

– Qi Pao: Based off a novel from the same series as Roy Mai, Ann reunites with Mart for a love story also involving textiles and ghost(s). I didn’t enjoy Roy Mai’s story much and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be good ‘cos it’s Ann!

PS. Is anyone watching Dok Soke (Pong/Charebella)? Is it any good? Long suffering n’ek, hot (much) older p’ek, catty secondary females, oh the cliches but it’s my kinda thing!

fire away

11 Oct

I’m bored.

Throw me a fandom question. It can be on anything. Dramas, music, manga whatever.

Still working on my review of ‘Mae Ka Khanom Wan’.

Because random post is random …


Ploy and Dome needs to stop being so freaking perfect together if they want me people to stop shipping them.

Dome/Ploy ship post

28 Sep

 

*update with a recent Dome/Ploy vid*

Dome has broken up with his gf Paint though he says they didn’t ‘break up’ because they weren’t bf/gf to begin with … erm, ok, whatever you say. When asked about her response to Dome being single again, Ploy says there will be many girls queuing up now and as for her, she will praise Dome as being cute. (all the above translated from info gotten on baidu forum)

Dome and Ploy went through a lot in their relationship and I don’t know the details but seems like Dome was a bit of a playboy and Ploy finally had enough. Ploy looks really happy with her current bf Navin and as her fan I hope she gets all the love and happiness but a part of me still secretly ships Dome/Ploy because they are so darn cute together.

Their reconciliation at Dome’s concert after their first break-up. Looks like a scene right out of a drama.

Ruk Mai Mee Wan Tai (Love Never Dies) review

30 Jun

41cdd73111a092640a55a99aNever did get around to doing episode reviews for the remaining episodes of Love Never Dies even though I had screencapped them because I simply lost interest in the show once it was over. Not that I didn’t like it, oh no, I spent way too much time fangirling over it while it was airing but once I got the happily-ever-after I knew was coming, I just didn’t care to write about it anymore. But for anyone who’s contemplating watching this lakorn, I’m gonna give a quick review.

What I liked:
– Plai and Tripoom. I’ve mentioned this before in my other posts but I love how they love and trust in each other throughout the lakorn. It annoys me to no end when the main couple falls for the schemes of meddling third parties. Once or even twice fine, but it just screams of stupidity plus lack of trust when the main guy/girl keeps falling for the same tricks (why do I keep thinking of KKK). So I’m really happy NOT to see evil stepmothers, psycho ex-girlfriends or delusional guy friends. Oh yes, apart from the fact that Tripoom is a vampire who understandably has some emo issues, they are both sane, well adjusted people in love who talk through their problems.

– As much as I like how Plai and Tripoom’s love story was written, it might not have worked as well for me if it weren’t Ploy and Dome playing them. Ploy overloads on the ditziness and cuteness of Plai sometimes and Dome doesn’t have much acting chops to speak of but together, they just burn up my fangirly heart. Perhaps it’s their history in real life that helped with their chemistry on screen but whatever it is, this is a great looking pair that works.And Dome’s really hot

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– The pacing is fairly brisk and I didn’t ff as much as I did for the other recent lakorns I watched.

What isn’t so hot:
– It’s a lakorn on vampires and the various vampires keep baring their teeth and growling ferociously to remind you of that fact. Yea, it’s cheesy and frankly the vampire storyline isn’t particularly intriguing. It didn’t bug me much maybe because I started watching expecting it to be lame but well, you’ve been warned.

– My interest in this lakorn hinged on the main couple, so if you’re not all that into them after a couple of episodes, you’re probably not going to enjoy the rest of the show. As much as I like how forthright Plai/Tripoom are with their feelings, the result is there is much less tension in their relationship than a typical slap-kiss or romcom lakorn. Yea, he’s a vampire blah blah blah, but you know their feelings for each other won’t waver. So this might not be your cup of tea if you like the main couple going through a mountain of hurdles before their hearts meet.

I rate this: 3/5
If I take my fangirly enthusiasm into account, I’d rate this 4/5. :p

Love Never Dies ep8

21 Apr

Phew, finally finished up episode 8.

Ram follows Plai and tries to convince her that Tripoom is a bad person and she should work for him instead. Plai is having none of it and tells him she’s perfectly happy working for Tripoom so Ram should just beat it. Ram is none too please and bares his fangs at her retreating figure to show his intention of biting her or only for dramatic effect I’m not sure, but he gets interrupted by a group of teenagers passing by so he quickly hides behind a pillar.

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While Ram is busy hiding from kids, Maya springs a surprise attack on Plai. Like I’ve said before, I do feel sympathetic towards Maya but sorry girl, Ram is obviously not into you any more so no amount of intimidating or killing other females around him is going to help your cause. Anyhow, Plai gets roughed up good and just as Maya was about to bite her to presumably kill her by sucking her blood dry, Ram the villain comes and saves the day!

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Ram chases Maya away and gets a bit touchy with the unconscious Plai. Btw, he’s not sniffing her neck in that cap. He’s actually licking the blood from the wound that Maya caused. Hmmm. Just as Ram was about to bite Plai, she wakes up and he quickly pretends to be helpful and deny seeing a woman attack her.

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This could easily be a scene between the main couple. :p This is slightly shippy Ram/Plai. Ram, with his ambitions and zero care for people’s lives is not good match for Plai but I do ship them a little on a purely aesthetic level. I like mah bad boys.
The synopsis said that Ram would fall for Plai and fight with Tripoom to keep Plai and his immortality and I had been interested to see how a person like Ram, who treats humans as items on his dinner menu, could fall in love but judging from the actual progress of the lakorn, I doubt Ram will ever love Plai like Tripoom does. He is definitely interested in Plai but only because 1)she doesn’t give two hoots about him 2) she chose Tripoom over him. It really is a matter of pride, not love. So I guess that ends my little dream of seeing a bad boy with no conscience angst over luurrrv.

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Tripoom finally informs Plai that breaking the curse means everyone who is currently under the curse will turn to dust, including himself. Plai is saddened and shocked by this, and after consideration, she decides to quit her job. Tripoom tells Plai that it wouldn’t make a difference because he can always find someone else to help him find the dragon dagger and Plai asks Tripoom why is he so adamant on breaking the curse? If he wanted to stop Ram and co. from harming humans, she would gladly help him burn them to ashes. You go girl. I love Plai, she’s no damsel in distress and she’s always ready to protect her man. I’m getting ahead of myself here but in episode 10 when she stands between Tripoom and Ram to protect Tripoom, I was all asdlkfjas;lkdfj.

Tripoom says he’s been living for far too long and he just wants to end this eternity that he’s stuck in. I do get where he’s coming from because the transient nature of life is what makes it precious. There wouldn’t be any value in time if you had eternity and especially not when you have to spend it alone. But to Plai, here is a man whom she has just fallen in love with and all he wants is to die asap! In a last ditch attempt to change his mind, Plai says ‘If you’re sure that there’s nothing now that makes you want to go on living, I’ll go right back to work’ but Tripoom breaks her heart by answering that yes, indeed there’s nothing in this world that makes him want to go on living.

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Both of them spend the rest of the night being emo but on this show, nothing is left simmering for too long so they both get some timely advice from the elders in their life. I especially like what Plai’s mom told her, which I would summarized as ‘live and love everyday like it’s your last, so you won’t have any regrets when it’s time to part’. Cliché maybe, but it’s definitely something we could all learn to practice in real life!

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Anou’s finally realizes it’s not all fun and games being a vampire when she finds out she’s now dependent on human blood. She looks more like a serial killer here than a vampire!

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Tripoom goes to Plai’s house the next day to pick her up for work but his real intention is to tell her that he does indeed care for her. Predictably, his little confession keeps getting interrupted by barking dogs and Uncle Ching/Maha. Unpredictably though, Tripoom doesn’t wait another 5 episodes to get it out of him. As he follows Plai out of the house, he tells Plai without hesitation that he lied when he told her there was nothing he cared for in this world. He doesn’t get to say that he cared for her due to Sing’s untimely phone call but this is good enough for me because from all the intense gazing going on, I think Plai got the message.

Anou’s recent strange behavior is making Sing worried so he asks Plai to talk to Anou, thinking that perhaps it will be easier for Anou to talk to Plai as they are both girls. Sing is naturally Not Pleased when Tripoom shows up behind Plai and I kinda felt bad for Sing when he said ‘oh right, now he’s the one taking care of you, not me.’

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Sing then leaves for a meeting and unbeknown to them, Anou’s blood lust is acting up. Just as Tripoom and Plai step into the house, Plai gets attacked by Anou but she’s easily subdued by Tripoom. After the gigantic fire blower, we get another ROFL moment when Tripoom magically produced a bottle of blood for Anou from his pocket. I was like … REALLY?? Trust me, I’ve been noticing how well Tripoom’s clothes fit him and there’s no way he could be hiding a freakin bottle of emergency blood supply in his pants!

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Anyway, this is how the face off ends. Haa, for actual dialogue, please refer to subbed episodes.

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Two parts that I love about this scene.
1)
Plai: Have you ever thought of turning me to your kind?
Tripoom: You’re fine just the way you are, there’s no need to change you. (Paraphrased by me)
I had expected Tripoom to give a reasons like not wanting Plai to be lonely in eternity or have to feed on blood blah blah blah, but no, he loves her just the way she is and I find this so much more romantic than any I-love-yous.
2)
Though Tripoom doesn’t use the L word, his actions have proven over and over again how much he cares for Plai and Plai actually understands this. It’s annoying when some nang’eks are so hung up about hearing ‘I love you’ that no matter what the pra’ek does, it’s always ‘boohoo, he doesn’t love me or else why wouldn’t he say so??’. For once we get a shy main guy but Plai is all ‘it’s ok if you can’t say it, I will tell you how I feel.’ How amazing is Plai huh? Tripoom is touched by Plai’s confession and we finally get some skinship!

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But I’d have to say the sweet scene was pretty awkward. Do guys go for kisses on the cheek when terribly touched? Meh, it felt rather unnatural to me.

getting ahead of myself but I gotta post this …

12 Apr

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♥ Plai touching Tripoom’s chin in a blink-and-miss-it moment
♥ Plai complaining about Tripoom’s lack of reaction to something Uncle Ching did (?) and he obligingly gives a slightly bigger reaction and says, is this ok?
♥ Plai saying she’ll learn to cook all sorts of cuisine and half way through she suddenly remembers that Tripoom can’t eat and she says it’s ok, I can eat a lot and you can look (? not sure. I’m already amazed that I can understand this much. haa, drama watching is a good way to learn a foreign language!) ETA: not surprisingly, my understanding is a little off if the Chinese translation on baidu is anything to go by but I don’t think anyone is betting on my knowledge of Thai right? Let’s just wait for the subs to come out. 😉
♥ Tripoom giving Plai a surprise kiss on the cheek while she’s merrily talking.
♥ Tripoom saying the magic 3 words. yea, I love you too Tripoom. heeh
♥ A kiss to seal their love.
♥ Ploy having to tiptoe to kiss and hug Dome. adorable much? ^^

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And they lived happily ever after. 🙂