This week, week 4, I want to focus on things that aren’t commonly known about lakorns. So we’ll be talking about more obscure lakorn genres and what a more perfect way to start than with music? Last week, I focused on a particular type of music, morlum music in this post. This week, I want to talk about a lakorn genre that isn’t usually English subbed, musical lakorns.
In the US, musicals were popular as a movie genre in the mid 1900s and nowdays, reality tv shows like American Idol are more prevalent then musical shows such as Nashville and Empire.
But in Asia, Korea has a lot of musical dramas as well as in Japan. Thailand does as well, but only a few of these lakorns are English subbed. Duang Taa Nai Duang Jai (2011) and Karm Wayla Tharm Ha Ruk (2011) are two of them. Duang Taa Nai Duang Jai (2011) features a pretend relationship that of course becomes love, while Karm Wayla Tharm Ha Ruk (2011) is a time travel love story featuring an older woman and younger man. More about these two lakorns later.