Watching Now – Mini-reviews!

Yeah, it’s May 🥰! Let’s hope for a great month everyone! This past month, I attempted to reach the goals I made in this post. Did I succeed? What did I watch and what did I think of them? Keep reading to find out!

So my goals for the month of April. I will try to finish 2 lakorns from lists below and I will attempt to watch one episode of at least 4-5 lakorns to give a first impression or some other type of post on.

What I Watched

I did finish 2 lakorns, but I cheated a little bit and finished only one from the list and one that was somewhat similar to it. I did watch the 1st episode of Sapai Import (2020), but honestly I can’t remember much about it, which should tell you all you need to know. I’ve already talked about Tawan Arb Dao (2020), so no need to go back over it. Jao Sao Chang Yon 2018 has one of those marriage of conveniences plots that I love, I’m halfway through the lakorn and they’re just now finally beginning to show their feelings for each other. I’m not sure the story, which is really basic about bad guys trying to take over corporation, is enough to sustain my interest either. Overall, I would give myself a B+ in accomplishing my April goals.

Three Mini-Reviews

Likit Haeng Jan 2019 Synopsis: On the night of a full moon, two people from two different worlds that look alike switch places. From the past is Duangkaew, a conservative and quiet girl, whereas from the present is Opal, a girl who is tomboyish and outspoken. When these two switch places, what will happen to them and the people in each world?

One show I’m enjoying now is Likit Haeng Jan 2019. In some ways, this reminds me very much of Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018), with a likable and free spirited heroine (nang-ek) going around causing trouble in ancient history. There is also a developing romance, well, two of them actually, and yes, it’s fun. I’m already wondering how this is going to end, because the nang’ek is not stuck in ancient times like the heroine of Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018) was.

I also like the fact that the nang’ek is a cop and that comes into play in how she goes about life in ancient times, from rescuing people, to conducting self defense classes and so on. It gives her character a purpose that I thought was lacking in nang’ek in Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018). I’m still watching this one, so no rating for now.

A Gift to the People You Hate (AGTTPYH)- I thought just about everything about this 10 episode lakorn was great! The sets, the style, the directing all made this a production to rival any Hollywood production. Even the acting of the mysterious shopkeeper perfectly fit the ambiance and look of the production.

Synopsis: Many people think that the time spent in school is the most beautiful time in their lives. Is that so? The new girl, ‘Nanno’, will take revenge for everyone. Inspired by real events.

Storywise, the plot is connected overall through the characters who interact with each other and often give each other gifts. There is a pretty big change in focus midway through the lakorn were the lakorn shifts focus to the wider world outside the school yard. I thought this elevated the story to another level. I don’t want to give too much away, but just remember that this is a horror lakorn, so there is tragedy and death involved. I could quibble about the acting, but overall, the quality of this lakorn was simply miles above anything else I’ve seen recently. I would give it 4 1/2 stars because I think the story could have been even better.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Girl from Nowhere Synopsis: Many people think that the time spent in school is the most beautiful time in their lives. Is that so? The new girl, ‘Nanno’, will take revenge for everyone. Inspired by real events.

Girl from Nowhere (2018) is a 13 episode lakorn featuring a girl named Nanno, who is a mysterious student who appears in schools and causes havoc. There are some two part episodes, but otherwise unlike AGTTPYH, the only real connection between the episodes is Nanno. Some of the episodes were better than others, but I would have liked to get to know Nanno more, who is still almost just as mysterious at the end of the show as she was at the beginning. I never got a handle on exactly what is the underlying message of the story is supposed to be either, maybe because Nanno herself remained such an enigma till the end.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

What Next?

May Goal: My May goal is to finish one lakorn and to watch 2-3 lakorns from this list or my to watch list.

I really wanted to watch a 2020 lakorn My Husband in Law (2020), but no subs for now except on apparently. 😥 GMM will have more new dramas since they usually finish the lakorns before airing them. Not a big fan of youth dramas, but WHO ARE YOU (2020) is a lakorn I might have to look into.

Older lakorns: Mook Liam Petch (2012) has a crazy bada** female lead and I’m looking for more characters like that.  I Hate You, I Love You (2016) I just learned is a story told from 5 different perspectives. Interesting technique that reminds me of Rashomon (1950) so that peaked my interest. Only 5 episodes too.

2019 Lakorns: Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai Lub (2019), Plerng Prang Tian 2019, Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Maturot Lohgan 2019

Lakorns I need to finishRa Rerng Fai 2017, Jao Sao Jum Yorm 2018, Jao Sao Chang Yon 2018, Likit Haeng Jan 2019, Love at First Hate (2018)

What are you watching now?