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Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma (2)

9 Mar


Heeh, I went through the remaining 5 episodes in a day (granted with some fastforwarding during the flashbacks). Like Mr. Dickhead, Phoo Yai Mod and his daughter Pathum also suffer from this syndrome called inability-to-understand-rejection but they are slightly less shameless than Dick (only slightly) so I won’t waste time expounding on their silly exploits. Anyway, they got what they deserved in the end (which is each other) so it’s good riddance to the stupid trio.
Phoo Yai Lee’s worker Wao, is one of the good guys but he’s can get a lil’ creepy sometimes so minus a few points for him. Sorry Wao.

Despite the exaggerated bad guys (I sincerely hope there’s no one that actually behaves like Dick or Pathum!), I’d still rate the lakorn highly. It’s set in the village and it’s a nice change to see the lush fields and blues skies instead of offices and shopping malls. The show also has a lot of moral messages in it but it’s done in a lighthearted manner and doesn’t feel overtly preachy so that’s a good change from lakorns that have pra’eks raping nang’eks and people revenging each other all the time. It deals with issues like caring for the land that provides for you, the importance of education/family/community, and also encourages young people to return to their farms instead of looking towards the bright lights of Bangkok. Of course, it’s an idealized situation because farming is much tougher than what it looks like in the show and I doubt the Phoo Yai’s in the villages look like Por. XD Nevertheless, it reminds the viewers that every grain of rice is borne out of hard work, so always be grateful for your food and don’t waste it!


(not a literal translation, but it roughly means who knows the hard work and sweat that goes into each grain of rice on your plate)

Ok, back to PYL (phoo yai lee) and Ma. Their love is not the earth-shattering type and it may even seem a little old-fashioned but seeing them together gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling in my stomach. Por apparently plays the aggressive role in other lakorns but I wouldn’t know it from watching his portrayal of PYL! I’m also liking Ploy more and more… hopefully she’ll receive more nang’ek roles from now on. I love the Por/Ploy pair so much I’m gonna start on Rak Leh Saneh Luang next! It’s an earlier lakorn of them together but there’re two nang’eks for this one cos Por plays twins.

I rate this: 4/5

Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma (1)

8 Mar


My lakorn experience is pretty narrow in the sense that I’ve only completed dramas that paired up Aff, Aum, Ken or Ann. I tried to go for some variety by catching “Kaew Tah Pee” starring Tik and Cherry about a year back but I got so irritated with the main characters that I gave up half way and that lakorn left such a bad taste in my mouth that I’m still hesitant to check out anything with Tik or Cherry in it. Later I also gave “Silamanee” a shot and though I was alright with the plot and acting, it couldn’t sustain my interest and I dropped it after 3 or 4 episodes. Ditto how things went with “Sapai Glai Peun Tiang” (Chakrit/Ann) and “Chaleuy Suk” (Ann/Rome). I thought at least these 2 lakorns starred my favourite P’Ann but sadly, even she wasn’t enough to keep me past the first few episodes. (oh well, I’m still keeping an open mind about “Chaleuy Suk”. I do intend to persevere for the entire lakorn once the subs are completed).

All that rambling above is to illustrate how happy I am to find “Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Mai” (Headman Lee and Mrs. Ma)! Finally! A lakorn with a fresh pairing (to me at least) that I actually like in the can’t-wait-to-watch-the-next-episode kind of way! As mentioned in my previous post, I started on it only to see Ploy in a nang’ek role and I’m happy to say that she’s equally convincing as the nang’ek as she was a nang’rai. I’m left with 4 episodes and I can’t wait to get off of work and continue watching it. XD

It’s a fairly simple plot: city girl meets village boy, they fall in love, some meddling by third parties and they get together in the end. But hey, sometimes simplicity is best ‘cos dramas with too many characters entangled in a relationship merry-go-round can get tiring and depressing.
Ma (Ploy) and Lee (Por) are immensely likable and Lee’s teasing of Ma provided plenty of laugh-out-loud moments (I’m especially tickled by Wao 1 and Wao 2. Watch the larkorn to know what it’s all about!). Lee’s adopted son, Pued, also has many hilarious one-liners and his words often reflect what his dad is really thinking! After they acknowledge their feelings for each other, their interaction is the shy first love type (even though they aren’t that young in the drama. Haah), Ma and Lee are so sweet together they will make you smile till your cheeks ache.
But as romantic comedies go, it still doesn’t quite match up to my love for SSH mainly due to the pacing of the plot and the extremely annoying side characters. Lee hides the fact that he’s the village headman (phoo yai) from Ma and Ma also assumes that the Phoo Yai is someone older and she mistook Lee for a worker, Wao. Lee’s whole family soon got involved in hiding his real identity from Ma and while it was quite funny at first, it got a little tiresome after 7 episodes of hide-and-seek. Thank goodness it did not drag on for the full 14 episodes or I might not be liking it this much!

As for annoying side characters …it’s the first lakorn that made me wanna box so many characters! Ex-boyfriend/girlfriends or third parties are frequently used to make the road to love a little bumpier for the nang’ek and pra’ek, so their presence is totally understandable but oh boy, Ma’s ex-boyfriend is unbelievably annoying I want to punch him every time he shows up. I haven’t felt such a strong urge to cause physical harm to a fictional character since Leela in Sawan Biang. At least Leela had reason to hate Kawee and I could understand her rage but Dick here is a complete dickhead who isn’t even intelligently evil. He’s a playboy but that doesn’t irk me as much as the fact that he leeches off Ma financially with no shame at all. I’m amazed how he can complain to Ma that Ma should not break up with him or get to together with anyone else when Ma caught him cheating on her! Hello, where’s your sense of shame? Ma already told him in no uncertain terms that they are OVER and yet he’s still sticking on to her, not because of love but because he has lost his bank account. He looks down on others and is rude to them but in reality, he’s just reflecting his low-class character with the insults. I honestly cannot find ONE good thing to say about him. I wish Ma took a firmer stance with him. She should have kicked his sorry ass out of her house and let him rot in the fields but I suppose if Dick wasn’t around with his stupid schemes, there won’t be a lakorn to watch.

Phew, this post is getting too long. Shall write some more after I finish the lakorn.

Code Blue 之三色恋?

4 Mar

橘医生貌似在CB开播之前说过(或暗示? 没看过相关视频)会有三角恋,可是都第8集了,我还看不出个端倪。前两集橘医生对绯山特别‘关注’的时候曾经YY过他们,不过也没真的认为他们会怎么样,而现在很明显的橘医生对前妻三井还是很挂念,会注意绯山是因为她的性格和三井很像。所以橘x三井x绯 out.

我还是不特别喜欢白石,不过真来个蓝白配我也无所谓,反正我对蓝泽一样无感. 我唯一担心的是绯山会被卷入蓝白恋! It’s best not to have a love triangle introduced into CB at this point because I don’t think there’s enough time in the 3 or 4 episodes left to build it up and then resolve it neatly. Or what, they’re gonna make us wait till season 3? In any case, I would rather Hiyama and Saejima stay out of messy love triangles because I like them too much! Fujikawa obviously likes Saejima but sorry dude, I’m not one of those rooting for you. Saejima needs to move on from her boyfriend’s death, but I’m just not seeing Fujikawa as more than a friend to her.  

Chinese subs for epi16 of SSH is finally out after a 2 week wait! I love Kru Cook and Alin together so much I might just re-watch SSH. XD

I’ve also got started on "Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma" only because I wanted to see Ploy in a nang’ek role. It looks promising though I had to fastfoward through most of epi1 because I couldn’t stand Ploy’s asshole of a boyfriend, who is aptly named Dick. Things should get interesting after Ploy’s city gal reaches the country side and meets our pra’ek, the village headman.