Newsbrief – Thailand

Hey everyone, with a scarcity of new Thailand lakorns and not really finding anything I’m compelled to watch, I’ve been watching more documentaries and news than dramas these days. Thus, I have little to talk about. But there are some tidbits of news, events, happenings that I’ve found interesting.

  • Thailand’s covid strategy is said to have shifted to “Learning to Live With Covid-19.” Most of the more populous regions in Thailand have been under restrictions to curb Thailand’s latest deadly wave, like the closure of all non-essential business, restricting travel and a curfew. For more info, you can read this article.
  • Right now it seems Thailand’s current Covid outbreak has peaked, and daily infections are going down, so hopefully this means good news for lakorn fans. But I wouldn’t want lakorns at the cost of lives or health lost to Covid-19 and I hope and wish that learning to live with Covid-19 still means practicing social distancing, wearing masks and crowd control to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, both in Thailand and everywhere else.
  • But that doesn’t mean there are no interesting lakorns coming up. Check out this trailer to Bangkok Breaking.
Source: Netflix Asia’s yt channel
  • The teaser for Bangkok Breaking (2021) looks really good and it’s on Netflix worldwide, so I’m definitely going to try to watch this. It comes out on September 23, 2021 and stars Weir Sukollawat and Aom Sushar.
  • The synopsis? “The six-episode series is centered around the wild world of Bangkok’s road rescue services and Wanchai who is newly arrived in Bangkok and must unravel a city-wide conspiracy alongside a young, upstart journalist. (Source: Netflix)”
  • I hope Netflix will continue to put more lakorns on their streaming site and help produce lakorns. Netflix has become one of the main ways I consume lakorns outside of youtube and various subbing sites.
  • Also of note….
  • The continuing and increasing Chinese interest in lakorns. Take for example, currently airing lakorn Me Always You (2021). This remake of 2015 kdrama She Was Pretty started airing August 27, 2021 on Channel 3, but you can also find it dubbed in Chinese (which is ugh! the dubbing I mean) on Yoyo English channel. 😁 You can also find it on Viki.
Source: Yoyo English yt channel