This is an old post, but I decided to update it as I want to look at specific tropes/genres and what lakorns fall in those categories. I will be making more posts on lakorn genre/tropes as I find the topic interesting and hopefully it can help you find more to watch!
There are a lot of lakorns about married couples, and it’s a favorite trope of mine. Full House (Thai version) is based off of a kdrama and features a celebrity and aspiring writer who enter a contract marriage for various reasons, but ends up falling in love.
Contract marriages is just one of the many different tropes regarding marriages in lakorns. There’s also arranged marriages, fake marriages, marriages of convenience (Jao Sao Jum Yorm) and so on. Read on to find out more. Where can you watch these lakorns? Try here.
Marriages – The parents/guardians/relatives have arranged the marriage.
Awayjee See Chompoo, Badarn Jai (2008), Dum Kum (2009), The Crown Princess (2018) or Likit Ruk, Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Game Sanaeha (2018), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang (2006), Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang (2019), Kuan Kammathep (2009)/Cupid Gang, Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013), Maya See Mook (2013), Mia Jum Pen (2001), Mia Taeng, Mon Ruk Kao Tom Mud (2009), Namthaa Kammathep/Stupid Cupid (2015), Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised, Princess Hours Thai, Raeng Pradtanaha, Roy Fun Tawan Duerd (2014), Roy Marn, Ruk Nai Marn Mek (2010), Samee (1999), Samee (2013), Stupid Cupid (2015), Tam Hua Jai Pai Sood Lah (1997), Wanida (2010), Wiwa Wah Woon, Wong Wien Hua Jai (2009)
Best of the BEst
Best of the Best – Marriage dramas we recommend.
365 Wun Haeng Rak, The Crown Princess (2018) or Likit Ruk, Full House, Game Rai Game Rak (2011), Jao Sao Jum Yorm (2018), Kaew Tah Pee (2006), Khun Chai Puttipat, Khun Chai Rachanon, Manee Yard Fah, Oum Ruk, Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Pin Anong, Rahut Rissaya, Raeng Pradtanaha, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Leh Sanae Rai (2015), Roy Marn, Samee (1999), Samee (2013), Sao Noi (2012), Sud Sai Pan, Wanida (2010)
City and Country Folk Marriages
City and Country Folk Marriages –People from very different backgrounds marry, and this difference creates problems in their marriage.
Contract Marriages – marriages that are meant to last only for a while, these often involve contracts.
Full House (Thai version), Game Sanaeha (2018), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Kha Khong Khon (2011), Likit Ruk or The Crown Princess (2018), Paragit Ruk Series: Yeut Fah Ha Pigat Ruk (2017), Rahut Rissaya, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You’re My Destiny
Failed/Failing Marriages – These are marriages that aren’t just troubled, but are headed for divorce. WARNING: Lots of these have cheating in them.
365 Wun Haeng Rak, Ching Ruk Rissaya (2017), Game Rak Ao Keun (2019), Mia 2018 (2018), My Dear Loser Series: Happy Ever After (2017), Peak Marn/Satan’s Wings, Plerng Boon (2017), Raeng Ngao 2 (2019), Ton Ruk Rim Rua (2013)/Love Started at the Fence?
FAKE OR PRETEND MARRIAGE
The couple pretends to marry or pretends to be in love in a Fake marriage/engagement
Dao Kiao Duen (2013), Jao Sao Chapor Kit, Jao Sao Jum Yorm (2018), Kha Neung Ha (1998), Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai Lub (2019), Khun Mae Suam Roy, Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak, Leh Roy Ruk (2012), Love at First Hate, Mam Gaem Daeng (2012), Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak, Paragit Ruk Series: Yeut Fah Ha Pigat Ruk (2017), Sapai TKO, Soda Gub Cha Yen (1999), Tang Parn Kammathep (2001)/Cupid Pathway?, Tang Parn Kammathep (2015), Wiwa Wah Woon, Wong Wien Hua Jai (2009)
For the Kids
❤Marriage for love❤
Marrying for Love – These lakorns have couples who get married for love, but find out that love doesn’t solve all the troubles they face in their married life.
365 Wun Haeng Rak, Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018), Game Rai Game Rak (2011), Peak Marn/Satan’s Wings, Pieng Jai Tee Pook Pun (2010)/Bonded Hearts, Ruen Mai See Beige, Sai Lub Rak Puan, Samee Teetra (2001), Samee Tee Tra (2014), Sao Noi (2012), Sud Sai Pan
Marriage of Convenience
Marriage of Convenience – One or both of them don’t want to marry, but they must because of debt or other issues. Literally every lakorn except the ones under the ‘Married for Love’ category falls into this category.
Marrying for Money
Marrying for Money – literally, the bride (or groom) marries to pay off debts or for other money issues. Also, marrying for inheritance.
Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Kha Khong Khon (2011), Kom Ruk Kom Sanae Ha (2006), Kon La Kop Fah (2016), Mia Jum Pen (2001)/The Necessary Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Leh Sanae Rai (2015), Ruk Nai Marn Mek (2010), Samee (1999), Samee (2013), The Bought Husband ~ Samee Ngern Phon (2001), Wanida (2010)
Revenge Marriage – Spoiler alert!!! One (or both) of the people involved marries the other for revenge.
Gol Ruk Game Payabaht/Game of Vengeance, Jai Luang/Lying Heart (2017), Jao Sao Prissana, Khun Mae Suam Roy, Kom Ruk Kom Sanae Ha (2006), Kon Rak Game Payabaht (2006), Plerng Ruk Plerng Kaen (2019), Rahut Rissaya, Roy Lae Sanae Luang (2013), Roy Marn, Tra Barb See Chompoo (2018)
He married the wrong bride? These husbands all end up getting married to someone other then they thought they were going to marry.
Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Jao Sao Gae Kat, Jao Sao Prissana, Khun Mae Suam Roy, Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013), Maya See Mook (2013),
Mia Jum Pen (2001), Ngao Jai (2015) (Substitute Groom), Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak (2017), Roy Marn, Sud Sai Pan
This is by no means a complete or completely accurate list.