What’s Next? Rarng Ruk Prang Jai

Rarng Ruk Prang Jai (2021) is a twin romance with a new couple, played by Min Peechaya (Sapai Import (2020)) and Ko Vasin (Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang (2019)). Not a big fan of twin lakorns, but this has a murder mystery involved as well so that tripped my interest in in.

Source: lakorn_ch7hd’s ig

Synopsis: Tiwtawat, Karawat’s brother was murdered in a shooting. Getusa mysteriously disappears and reappears with no memories of herself or her twin sister, Getapa, who is now missing. Suddenly becoming a suspect in the case, Getusa teams up with Karawat to investigate what really happened.

(Source: thaidramatic_update)

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What’s Next? Midsummer is Full of Hearts

Korean drama Full House (2004) was my very first time watching a kdrama and since then, I’ve loved watching Asian dramas so I was pleased to see another remake of this popular drama, a Chinese drama called Midsummer is Full of Hearts (2020). The cdrama remake stars Yang Chao Yue (Legend of Yun Xi) as the female lead and Timmy Xu (My Girlfriend (2019)) as the superstar who lives in her house. This is a Tencent drama so it’s likely to be English subbed on their youtube channel when it starts airing July 30, 2020.

Synopsis: Luo Tian Ran is a fiercely independent and strong-minded young woman with a high sense of self-worth. Although she is tone-deaf, she dreams of making a splash in the music industry as a songwriter. However, due to some ill-fated interventions from a pair of her friends, she ends up having to move out of her house. Fate intervenes, and her path crosses with a pop superstar named Jin Ze Yi, who comes across as something of a spoiled brat. Despite his cold exterior, he is actually secretly childlike and needy.

The duo is forced to live in the same house on a temporary basis. At first, it seems they will never see eye-to-eye, as their personalities are so very different. However, over time, Luo Tian Ran gradually falls for Jin Ze Yi’s charms – and the feeling becomes mutual. Could love bloom between this decidedly odd couple? ~~ Based on the manhwa “Full House” written by Soo Yon Won.

(Source: Viki)

There have been numerous remakes of Full House already, including a Filipino, Thailand remakes, a Taiwanese adaptation and even Full House Take 2 (2012) 😥, not to mention a Chinese version that hasn’t even come out yet. But most of those have been been based on the korean drama, rather than from the actual manhwa written by Soo Yon Won, which I’ve read a lot of and felt was better than the kdrama. So I’m hoping this version will have a stronger female lead character like the manhwa and I’ll be tuning in to check it out.

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Tuesday’s Teaser: Unlucky Ploy

Another remake of a kdrama is coming soon! This lakorn sorta snuck in under my radar, and I had no idea it was going to air so soon. Unlucky Ploy (2020) will air on True4U on July 29, 2020. It’s a remake of kdrama Another Miss Oh (2016) and no word yet if anyone will English sub this lakorn.

Synopsis from kdrama: Two women, both named Oh Hae Young, find themselves constantly mixed up in each other’s lives because of their shared name. From confusion over boys and grades in high school to ending up in the same occupation and company as adults, they can’t stop running into each other. And then there’s the man in their lives, a man with the ability to see into the future, a man who must decide which of these women he wants in it. Will these two women continue to find their lives entangled with each other? Or will they finally find a way to separate themselves from each other and become their own people?

(Source: mydramalist.com)

I’m not familiar with the lead actors, our nang’ek Green Ausadaporn (Petch Roy Ruk (2018) or the pra’ek Anusorn Maneeted (Bangkok Vampire), but the teaser has me intrigued. I’m assuming Mind Waratthaya, who was also in another True4U kdrama remake Oh My Ghost, plays the other lady with the same name.

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Matchup Monday: Fated To Love You Versions

So I’m taking a break from posting the OST of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay mostly because I’m still waiting for official videos of my favorite songs to be released 😋. Instead, I’m comparing and contrasting a drama and its remakes, the Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You (2008).

I’ve watched all four remakes of it (well, I’m in the process of watching the latest one now), so I thought I’d give my opinion of it. The Taiwanese drama was very popular at the time and starred big names Joe Chen and Ethan Juan. The success of it lead to more episodes then originally planned, which unfortunately lead to a bloated and more convoluted storyline in the last 3rd of the drama. Without further introduction, let’s start this matchup!

Fated to Love You (2008)

Synopsis: A really unfashionable working class girl Chen Xin Yi has the desire to tie down her handsome boyfriend to be with her. Due to certain reasons, her boyfriend gets her to go on a love cruise and she started to ponder on how to lose her virginity and tie down her boyfriend. Xin Yi ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and went into Ji Cun Xi’s room. Cun Xi is the sole male heir to his family’s company and has been in love with his girlfriend, Anna, for a long time. He planned to propose to Anna on the boat but she didn’t turn up on the cruise. An island owner added drugs into Cun Xi’s drink and Cun Xi became disorientated and returned to his own room. Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up having a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she’s pregnant and Cun Xi’s grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other?

With an awesome soundtrack, wonderful female actress and real character growth in the plot, Fated to Love You (2008) did a number of things right, including the sizzling chemistry between the leads. Unfortunately, some of your interest will probably wander later on in the drama, as they added episodes because of its popularity. So yeah, the plotline could have been much tighter and shorter. But Joe Chen as the female lead is truly wonderful here and I also loved her family, her mom and the grandma too. Ethan Juan isn’t a great actor here, but he has great chemisty with Joe. 24 episodes, 1 hr 30mins each.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So Korea is the first to remake it, basically a copy of the plot, except they do add their own Korean touches. Jang Hyuk as the male lead is basically gives this role this crazed energy (think Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean). It doesn’t really work as romance, but it is great comedy and so I would say this drama almost works better as a comedy than a romance. Jang Na Ra is the meek girl lead and I liked what she did with the role. This drama also added a few scenes between the leads, changed the actions of the 2nd female lead slightly to make her more sympathetic and also got rid of some of the minor plot points. There was one big change in the plot. See below!

Major plot spoiler (highlight to view).

One thing they added was making our male lead played by Jang Hyuk have a tragic illness, it was really lame and did little but to waste time. And yes, it was a happy ending, but still that stupid last minute illness was really unnecessary. I really can’t understand what was the thinking behind it, we don’t have enough angst, so let’s add our male lead dying? Ridiculous!

Overall, I liked it, not loved, but there were moments that worked really well. 20 episodes, 1 hr each

Rating: 3 out of 5.

You’re My Destiny (2017)

Now we finally get to the Thailand remake of Fated to Love You (2014), and this is based more on the Korean version then the Taiwanese version, lol. The remake starred Esther Supreeleela and Bie Sukrit and both did a good job together. They totally toned down the wackiness of Jang Hyuk’s portrayal of the male lead, Bie basically plays him as the romantic male lead, not the comic male lead. They also don’t bother with the major Korean added plot device I spoke about before. While I find this remake acceptable, it doesn’t really do much to change things up or enhance the story/characters. 17 episodes, 1hr each

Rating: 3 out of 5.

You Are My Destiny (2020)

Now on to the Japanese version, which at 10 episodes of 30 mins each, is by far the shortest of them. This dorama starred Takimoto Miori and Kizu Takumi, and while I thought Takimoto Miori did a good job as the female lead, I was not at all impressed by the male lead, who comes off as meaner and more cruel then in the previous versions. Perhaps it’s because this was shortened so much, they cut out a lot of the scenes and made other scenes shorter, there was less chance to build a positive rapport between the leads and give the hero chances to grovel he badly needed. Again, this seemed to be based more on the Korean remake then the original version, and obviously a number of scenes were dropped. There were also some big changes here. 10 episodes, 30min each. MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD! Highlight to view.

There are some rumors going around that there is to be a 2nd season, which we need because the remake basically stopped at a crucial point.

When the heroine goes off to another place and comes back more mature, and confident in herself, this remake stopped right as she was leaving. So it basically was an open ending.

Rating: 1 out of 5.


You Are My Destiny (2020)

Next, we have the Chinese remake which just finished airing on June 23. I haven’t watched all of it yet, but the main couple is played by Xing Zhao Lin and Liang Jie who garnered fans as the main couple in The Eternal Love (2017) and its sequels. This drama looks like it will have pretty significant tweaking from the original. They’ve added more scenes and background info on the heroine and her relationship with her mom, got rid of her sisters. Changes I like. The only thing I don’t think works that well is the main couple. Maybe I’ll change my mind later on, but for now, I don’t find either of the pair’s acting to be great. This version probably has the weakest actors outside of Japanese version where I didn’t think the hero was all that great actingwise. I am still watching this, 6 episodes in so this is a very preliminary review. 36 episodes, 45 mins each.

Wedding day

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay – Recap 4

This episode was pure love for me. I’ve taken a break from watching IOTNBO because I want to store up those episodes for a marathon. But I’ll get back to watching this weekend most likely. Relationships are the main thrust of this episode and we get to see more insights into various relationships in the drama. My recap of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) Chapter 4 – Zombie Kid begins now.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Synopsis:

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020): The story of a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives on 1.8 million won (approximately $1,520) a month and a storybook writer suffering from an antisocial personality disorder. A man who denies love and a woman who doesn’t know love defy fate and fall in love, finding their souls and identities in the process. Moon Kang Tae is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who was blessed with everything including a great body, smarts, ability to sympathize with others, patience, ability to react quickly, stamina, and more. Meanwhile, Go Moon Young is a popular writer of children’s literature, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude. (Source: Soompi & Koreandrama.org)

Episode 4 Recap

Kang Tae asks her if he should have fun with her?

The episode starts right back where we left off in episode 3, with Gi Do making a scene at his father’s campaign rally and Moon Young and Kang Tae watching him. Then Kang Tae asked ‘Should I just have fun with you?’ But almost immediately Kang Tae backtracks when Moon Young presses him on it. There are ramifications to their actions and those are soon made apparent as the scandal hits the news and the hospital is affected as well.

Also Gi Do’s mom is upset at him and hits him. Gi Do is actually pleased by it as he says it made him realize how much his mom loves him. Kang Tae watched Gi Do with his mom and has a flashback to his own relationship with his mom. His mom hit him for going off alone and leaving his brother get beaten up. His mother asked him to always look after his brother and he agrees, but when she says that’s why I gave birth to you, we can tell he didn’t like that at all.

Kang Tae and Moon Young stop for some ramen. Notice the framing. They’re both very much separated.

Back in the present, Kang Tae decides to go with Moon Young even though he didn’t have to, since Joo Ri is there too. Kang Tae and Moon Young talk as they ride back to the hospital and she tells him to tell him when he wants to run away and she’ll kidnap him. There’s a beautiful scene with cherry blossoms floating down, but Moon Young hates them and says she likes flowers like a magnolia that falls down all at once instead of petal by petal. Hmm, wonder what significance this scene has?

But then we see them in the same shot, but now they’re blurred by rain. A foreshadowing?

Kang Tae and Moon Young stop to have ramen and then Kang Tae gets a call from Moon Young’s CEO Sang In who warns him about her, saying Moon Young will eat him alive. Then Kang Tae learns that her book Zombie Kid has been banned from being sold and he relates the news to Moon Young. Moon Young tells him it’s not because of the event with his brother, but the story and pictures are considered too gross for kids and scoffs at that. Moon Young tells Kang Tae that he’s like a kid cuz she can tell that he wants to be loved.

Moon Young doesn’t understand why Kang Tae is upset and tries to manipulate him by saying she loves him, Kang Tae keeps walking.

On the road again, Kang Tae asked her why she doesn’t take her father up for walks. She just says it’s a waste of time, that it’s better if he died and Kang Tae starts to get really pissed off at her attitude. The more they talk, the more upset he gets at her until he finally says he forgot for a moment what she’s really like. He asks her to stop the car and he gets out and she runs after him and asks why he’s upset? But he just keeps walking, so she pulls out the big guns. With a slight smile on her face, she calls after him ‘I love you.’ He stops for a moment, but then continues to walk away, and she continues to yell after him more desperately. Kang Tae then meets up with his brother and asks him about school, but all he says is it was really boring. So is Sang Tae really going to school or not? Because I thought he was working at the pizza place instead or is he just lying to Kang Tae?

Meanwhile, Moon Young has arrived home to find her CEO Sang In is there waiting for her. There is a scene of her as a young girl with her mother brushing her hair, telling Moon Young she’s very special. She tells her that she’s her greatest creation. More nightmare images of a dead body and blood seeping from beneath a door. And then we see Moon Young sitting before her mirror as an adult, brushing her long hair.

Sang In meets Joo Ri at the pizza place and they both separately complain about Moon Young.

Sang In goes to get pizza at what is apparently the only pizza place in town, the one owned? by Kang Tae’s friend Jae Soo. Joo Ri comes in and Sang In is dazzled by her and tries to get her to join him, but she refuses and they both sit and drink, grousing about the person they’re both upset at: Moon Young, at their separate tables. The assembly man, Gi Do’s father, arrives at the hospital to complain about what happened with his son Gi Do and like always, Kang Tae takes the fall for it and he gets blamed and slapped by the assembly man.

Moon Young has come to the hospital as well and there’s cuteness abound as she finally meets Sang Tae face to face, and then she meets up with Kang Tae and tells Kang Tae tells him she’s here to take her father for a walk because he wanted her to basically. Kang Tae has been suspended and he is upset, even yelling at his brother for the first time (first time that we see at least). Moon Young gets riled up to see that someone slapped them and she’s all ready to make some noise, but he asked her why is she upset? He is really biting to her, asking her do you even know what kind of emotion you have? And he tells her she’s empty inside, and just loud. He tells her stop acting like she understands him and to stop being delusional.

Moon Young goes to take her father on a walk and wonders if his memories are really lost or if he’s just pretending? She whispers in his ear, ‘Did you really forget what type of person I am?’ Her dad puts out a hand and says ‘die,’ starts calling her ‘monster’ and chokes her. The hospital staff manages to get him off her and Moon Young just lays there laughing, but with a tear rolling down her cheek. In a zombie state, she starts walking. And we hear someone say who was watching her, ‘Serves you right, you don’t belong here, you shouldn’t have come here.’ Interesting. We don’t see the person, just a voice over, but it sounds like a woman.

On the bus ride home, Kang Tae sees Moon Young walking by, but doesn’t do anything and goes home. He does chores at home and empties his brother’s backpack which has the book Zombie Kid in it since his brother is still hiding out in the kitchen (because Kang Tae yelled at him) so someone else will take him home later. Kang Tae reads the story of Zombie Kid about a baby boy who was born into a small village and was a very unusual baby, all he did was eat. His mother found out he had no feelings at all and the only thing he wanted to do is eat and so he ate and ate. His mother locked him up in the basement so the villagers wouldn’t see him and she raised him in secret. Years went by, and then an epidemic happened and it killed off the animals and some people and her son was hungry and so the mother started chopping off her limbs and feeding them to him. When she was left with only her torso, she hugs him close to her for the last time and the zombie kid speaks for the first time and says ‘mom, you’re so warm.’ and we start to see a flashback of young Kang Tae with his mother and how he clung to her as she slept.

Kang Tae bursts into tears.

Kang Tae bursts out crying, while Moon Young pauses and thinks of her own parents and and asks the question, what did the boy really want, to satisfy his hunger or his mother’s warm embrace?

His friend Jae Soo comes home cuz he heard about Kang Tae being suspended from work and tells him about how Moon Young had been choked by her father and Kang Tae thinks back to how he saw her walking down the road and he goes after her on Jae Soo’s motorbike. It’s raining, pouring outside now and Kang Tae finally finds her still walking in the rain, comes to her, takes off his jacket and puts it around her.

My Take:

Like with any episode, there is a lot going on here, a lot of unsolved mysteries and intriguing moments and it would take time I don’t have to go into all of it (plus there are other recaps out there which I don’t read so forgive me if I’m going over the same territory), so I’ll just focus on one thing: relationships.

Zombie kid with his mother

I’m an adult now, but as a teenager growing up, I remember so many incidents where I felt my parents were being unfair to me, where I thought my mom loved my siblings more then me and so on. It took years as a grown up for me to look back on it all and realize that I’m very lucky in my parents, they may have been unfair at times, may have yelled or shouted, but they love me and did their best. We see Kang Tae going through the same realization now, and he’s beginning to realize that all the angst he’s carried that made him what he is today, made him feel that his only role was to take care of his brother, was probably based on an incomplete understanding of his mother and their life together. People aren’t perfect, they mess up, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love you or care about you, they just have their own hang ups too.

Compare Kang Tae’s memories with his mother to Moon Young’s.

But if we contrast Kang Tae’s relationship to his mother to Moon Young and her parents, his relationship looks so much more normal and less dysfunctional as opposed to hers that it’s like night and day. Moon Young’s mother seems to have had almost an obsession with her, wanting to keep her to herself and away from anyone else. And the father? Oh, don’t get me started. Moon Young’s father mumbles stuff about Moon Young being a monster, yet he’s the one who’s choking her, trying to kill her.

A young Moon Young with her mother, whose face we never see. Why? Is it… someone we know?

The last thing I wanted to point out is the moment where Moon Young is sitting for a moment after her big blowup with first Kang Tae and then her choking incident with her father and as she sits, an ant comes crawling up to her. Moon Young blocks the ant from crawling on her with her shoe, not once, but twice, not killing it even though had it been me or most people, I would have done so in a flash. (Hey, I step over ants too at times, and try to avoid unnecessary killing of them, I’m not pscyho, I’m okay.)

How does this square with the girl who rips butterflies in half though? It would be easier in that instant for Moon Young to just crush the ant with her shoe, yet she doesn’t. It’s true that we all (or most of us) have our moments of compassion and mercy, but this and what Moon Young’s father says about her, doesn’t seem to add up to the picture of Moon Young as a heartless monster. And it seems that Kang Tae, and us as the audience, are realizing that more and more as the drama goes on.

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First Impression – Mia Archeep

Like with most office romances, the romance takes center stage in Mia Archeep, a new romantic comedy starring Mai Warit and Prang Kannarun. I’ve watched the first two episodes and have enjoyed myself for the most part. This lakorn is being English subbed by both Neko and Muse.

Source: Channel3 Thailand’s yt channel

Cast of Characters

Synopsis: The Plan is a business that turns women into perfect ladies for a man, which is managed by Mr. Robert. He calls these women the “Ideal Wife”. Chollada is from a middle-class family who became a perfect and educated lady by The Plan. She was considered to be a great product from the company. Mr. Robert thinks she’s perfect for Kasidit and tries to invite him for this service many times. Kasidit starts to think of this as a fun game, so he accepts it and meets Chollada. It’s no longer a game for him when he falls in love with her, but he doesn’t know if she truly likes him or if it’s a set up by The Plan. (Source: MyDramaList)

Summary

Chollada makes a deal with the devil, aka Khun Robert as her friend looks on.

In episode 1, we are introduced to the main characters, the nang’ek Chollada and her sick dad who needs expensive treatments she has to find the money for. Her friend tells her her boss might be able to help her and so the nang’ek signs a contract with Khun Robert, only to find out she has a target she must try to capture, the pra’ek Kasidit.

The first meeting! They will meet again accidentally on purpose several times.

Our pra’ek is a bachelor, a state of affairs his parents in particular wish him to change and his mother is especially eager as she seems to have a rivalry with the other members of her family in regards to Kasidit securing his inheritance. Kasidit is a successful businessman who is looking for a secretary and Chollada is hired on the spot and starts working immediately.

A glamorous Chollada again bumps into Kasidit, this time on purpose.

We also meet Anna, who is Kasidit’s friend, but she wants to be more than that and she and Chollada immediately dislike each other and trade barbs. Then there’s Mahanati, a competitor of Kasidit who also likes Chollada and Kotchakorn, Kasidit’s sister who likes Mahanati and dislikes Chollada.

In ep 2, a change of scenery as Kasidit takes Chollada with him on an overnight business trip, although this is apparently unusual behavior for him to take a woman with him. A busted pipe has Chollada sharing Kasidit’s suite while they fix her room. The whole episode revolves around Kasidit and Mahanati taking pot shots at each other and trying to outmaneuver themselves to get closer to Chollada.

Our nang’ek dresses like no real secretary ever would dress, but who cares?

And guess who fabricated an excuse to come along and join in the fun? Yep, Anna, who seems to be the nangrai here and she brings along her friend/partner to help her capture Kasidit or at least, prevent Chollada from her evil attempts to win Kasidit’s heart bank account. The episode ends with both Kasidit and Mahanati winning awards at a banquet, but still fighting to win Chollada’s attention.

My Take

I enjoyed this alot. The episodes are 1 hour long and they go by fast. I do hope this lakorn keeps up the fast pace because it keeps things moving. It reminded me a bit of kdrama What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), which was also a boss-secretary romance and had a light, airy romance that was also happened pretty quickly. Right from the start, it’s apparent that Kasidit is interested in Chollada, along with Mahanati. Chollada seems to like both guys, she went on a date with Mahanati, but Kasidit is her boss, so that gives him an advantage. Right now, it’s unclear what the motives of Khun Robert are exactly, so there is a little mystery here as well as romance.

In regards to our nang’ek, she’s strong, gives the nang’rai back exactly what she gets and is also caring about her father. She already seems to regret tricking Kasidit, as at least one of the meetings with him was planned, along with her becoming his secretary. Kasidit seems like he’ll be the possessive, passionate male lead that knows what he wants and goes after it and I like that as well. They look very good 2gether as well.

However, there was one scene in episode 1 that made me cringe, when Anna explains her love of Kasidit to her friend. Apparently, they grew up together and Kasidit stood up to a kid who was bullying Anna about her looks. The main objection to them? She was darker skinned as a child. Thankfully, Anna grew up to be fair skinned. Honestly, this example of colorism is nothing new in lakorns, or other dramas. It was a short scene and I do want to point out that our pra’ek Kasidit says she is beautiful to her bully, so I continued watching the lakorn. Outside of that scene, which may have said more about Anna then the lakorn, this is definitely a solid lakorn so far.

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Also screenshots based on Neko’s subs, many thanks to Neko for subbing this!

What’s Next? – In a Class of Her Own

Chinese drama In a Class of Her Own (2020) is a remake of the 2010 Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010),a crossdressing romantic comedy that was very popular. The cdrama remake stars Ju Jing Yi (Legend of Yun Xi) as the female lead who dresses as a boy and Song Wei Long (Find Yourself) as the son of the Prime Minister. This is an iQiYi drama so I’m sure it’ll be English subbed on their app when it starts airing July 22, 2020.

Source: iQiXi via Ju Jingyi fanclub’s yt

Synopsis: Xue Wenxi comes from a poor family, and disguises as a guy to make ends meet by helping to transcript and copywrite books. She meets Feng Chengjun, the son of Prime Minister Yun, who acknowledges her talents. Feng Chenjun secretly planned a setup so that Xue Wenxi was appointed by the Emperor, and enrolled in the Yun Shang Academy which only accepts male students. There, she befriends the rebellious and unrestrained Yu Yuexuan and the cold and aloof Lei Zexin. The four become known as the “Yun Shang Quartet” and assists the Emperor in managing the country. (Source:DramaWiki)

(Source:DramaWiki)

Richards Wang, whom you may know as the 2nd male lead in time traveling cdrama The Eternal Love (2017), is one of the Quartet as the aloof Lei Ze Xin and Bi Wen Jun (Sweet Tai Chi) is the rebel of the group. The Quartet is all in their 20s so very age appropriate casting here and this is definitely on my watchlist.

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Tuesday’s Teaser: Duang Baeb Nee Mai Mee Ju

I wrote about this lakorn here, but now we finally have an airdate. Duang Baeb Nee Mai Mee Ju (2020) will air on Channel 3 on July 28, 2020. It looks like a light romantic comedy, starring Mint Chalida (Fah Fak Ruk)and Alek Teeradetch (Nee Ruk Nai Krong Fai) as the main leads. Neko has this as a maybe sub project, so let’s hope it gets English subbed!

Luckkana or Gie is an office girl who is addicted to fortune telling. She even skips work and takes days off for it, believing that will help better her life. She is able to get away with just about anything because of her boyfriend. One day a fortune teller tells her Chokebordee, her ex from high school, is her lucky angel. He was once an ugly boy and nerd but has now become hot and handsome. He makes her realize that she is actually in a bad place, rather than heaven as she thought before.

(Source: asianfuse.net)

Duang Baeb Nee Mai Mee Ju (2020) sounds very much like a mix of the Korean dramas She Was Pretty and Lucky Romance (2016) with the ugly boy turning into a hunk, and then having a main girl who believes in fortune tellers needing to find a man. The trailer looks fun and colorful so here’s hoping it’ll be a big hit!

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Music Monday

This…

Here’s another song released from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay ost.

Janet Suhh – In Silence English Lyrics

In silence, no one answers
But I still hear your voice

If you’d only come hold me
If you’d only come

Tears flow
Sorry I’m late again
Let them fall
Sorry I’m late again

In darkness, It’s getting hard
Getting hard to stand
If you hear me, If you see me
Won’t you come closer

Tears flow
Sorry I’m late again
Let them fall
Sorry I’m late again

Can you just tell me once
You’ll never leave me
(I’m) afraid of losing you

Will you just lay with me
There will be no fears
If you only stay with me

Bare your soul to me
Here I stand for you
Stop crying your heart
Days will come for you, for us

In silence, no one answers
But I still hear your voice

Source: kgasa

Subbing Now

So we’re getting a number of new projects being subbed now. By the way, I don’t post about cable/digital dramas being released on GMM youtube channel, but they do English sub their lakorns on a regular basis, so I urge people to subscribe to their channel to keep up. With the fansubbers, it’s much more unclear which lakorns will be subbed and when, so I think it’s more important to focus on them.

NEKO

Some new projects on the horizon! Neko is finishing up Marn Bang Jai and continuing to slowly sub the lakorn, Baan Sila Dang (2015). She has picked up two new projects, Mia Archeep and Prom Pissawat (2020).

Prom Pissawat (2020)This is the story of God bringing two unlikely people from different parts of the world together. Plapol, a half Korean-half Thai man who grew up in Korea his whole life but chose to escape to Thailand sees his new step-mother as just another gold digger after his dad’s wealth. He pretty much thinks that of all women because his mother disappeared from his life since divorcing his dad when he was young. With hatred for his step-mother, Plapol decided to go to Thailand to find his mother.

While in Thailand, Plapol goes to a bar and meets a young woman named Pantawan, a sexy singer who’s popular among the men there. He views her in the same light as the other women he has come across in his life. However, Pantawan is not that type of woman and doesn’t take insult from anyone especially from a misogynistic man like him. The two always get in a fight but eventually they came to an understanding and fell in love. But after love blossomed, all is not rosy for Plapol and Pantawan because of one truth that gets revealed: Pantawan’s mother is Plapol’s new step-mother. (Source: NinjaKKN)

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THIPPY

Thippy is still working on currently airing lakorn Por Mai Lek Tai Song Tua (2020) which looks like it will have 30 episodes and Prao (2014) or Proud in English. She just finished English subbing Tawan Arb Dao (2020).

Por Mai Lek Tai Song Tua (2020) – When Panu’s twin children Oley & Nene wants Karaked, a teacher, to be their step mom, the two starts to play cupid. But their obstacles are General Samurjai, Karaked’s father who tries every way to intervene between Panu and Karaked and the twin’s maternal grandmother Khun Nuankae, who wants to take custody of the two children. So Panu must use his love and sincerity to prove to everyone.

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MUSE

Muse is still working on English subbing a number of lakorns like Leh Game Rak (2020), Raeng Tian (2019) and Payakorn Sorn Ruk (2020). They have picked up a number of new projects though, including Fai Sin Chua (2020) and Mia Archeep.

Mia Archeep (2020)The Plan is a business that turns women into perfect ladies for a man, which is managed by Mr. Robert. He calls these women the “Ideal Wife”. Chollada is from a middle-class family who became a perfect and educated lady by The Plan. She was considered to be a great product from the company. Mr. Robert thinks she’s perfect for Kasidit and tries to invite him for this service many times. Kasidit starts to think of this as a fun game, so he accepts it and meets Chollada. It’s no longer a game for him when he falls in love with her, but he doesn’t know if she truly likes him or if it’s a set up by The Plan.

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