Woon Ruk Nakkao (2019) Andrew Gregson and Noon Woranuch star in this workplace romance. It reminds me a little of Ab Ruk Online (2015), which was another romantic comedy with older lead actors. It will air on PPTV on February 12, 2020.
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about two competing news reporters. (Source: mydramalist.com)
The top three this week will be a little different. Instead of focusing on a certain genre like remakes, or genres, today’s top three will focus on one actor: Andrew Gregson.
Born on September 1, 1978, Andrew Gregson is one of those natural actors who makes his acting seem effortless at times. Since he’s at Channel 3 too, I wondered if he and Ken Theeradeth competed for roles, as they’re of similar ages. Andrew is at his best at roles where he’s light hearted, flirty and at comedy. But he can also really tug at the heartstrings in his dramatic roles, as I found out from watching 12 Rasee (2003). He doesn’t have the high profile other actors have and seems to avoid the limelight for the most part, going years without any new lakorn being released. I’m glad he’s working regularly now, and I look forward to seeing him in Voice 2019.
1. Ruen Mai See Beige (2004) This stars a young Andrew Gregson (Arm) and Cherry Khemapsorn is his sweet wife Mook. This looks like a more realistic and less dramatic take on married life then you’ll find in most lakorns. You can watch it here.
Ruen Mai See Beige (2004) synopsis: Follows the love story of Arm and Mook starting from their university years until they are married and have a child. The lakorn is narrated by personal journals written by both Arm and Mook about the trial and tribulations of their relationship.
2. Tang Parn Kammathep (2001) – This lakorn is probably one of Andrew Gregson’s most well known roles to his international fans. It’s a slap and kiss that features a kidnapping, a remote island and lots of bickering! What’s not to love? I haven’t actually watched this, I’ve managed to watch some of his more obscure roles 😅, but not this, but if you’re interested, you can watch it here. Download it here with English subs.
Tang Parn Kammathep (2001) synopsis: Pope and Pat literally run into each other when they first meet. On the day Pope returns from overseas, he angers a taxi driver because he cannot remember where his step mother and half sister live. As they fight, Pope is pushed into the path of Pat’s car. Believing that she has hit him, and feeling guilty, Pat takes Pope to the hospital and helps him find his way home. Pope israther impressed by her trusting nature and insistence to help even a stranger. He already starts to like her. However, both part ways not asking each other’s name.
Pope’s step mom, half sister, and niece live on their own, a separate household from his father. Upon his return home, he learns from his half sister that his father is to wed another, much younger woman. Remembering how his step mom used to care for him in place of this father, Pope vows to stop the marriage. It turns out, however, that the much younger woman is Pat’s older sister, Pim. Pim has abruptly left her boyfriend, Arton, who happens to also be Pope’s friend, for Pope’s rich father. While consoling Arton, Pope learns of Pim. Feeling guilty for what her sister has done, Pat also visits Arton. Pope sees the couple together and assumes she is Pim.
And so, on the day of the wedding Pope puts his plan into motion. He sends a message for the bride to meet him in the parking lot. Pim makes Pat go in her place. Believing Pat to be Pim, he kidnaps her. Though Pat tries to tell him who she actually is, he refuses to believe her. He takes her to a remote island, and the two are forced to live together. Although Pope wants to hate her, he can’t completely, and resorts to making her do manual labor. The two move from arguing to actually caring for one another when the other is ill.
3. Muean Khon La Fark Fah (2017). A more recent lakorn of Andrew’s, this lakorn features Matt Peeranee as Yothaka. Perfect role for Matt, but Andrew as the conservative Chatcharun, I don’t know about that. I think Andrew does better in more quirky roles. Watch it streaming here.
Muean Khon La Fark Fah (2017) synopsis: When Yothaka’s mother marries Chatcharun’s rich father, Chatcharun is not happy. He believes that her and her mother are both gold diggers. Also, Yothaka has just returned from abroad and has a care-free “western” attitude. She is a rebel at heart, while Chatcharun is conservative. Along with believing she is a gold-digger, he also thinks she is “easy”. She encourages that misconception just to annoy him. He harasses, she teases. They bicker. A lot. ~ A remake of the 1995 drama.
Another remake of a kdrama coming our way. Voice (2019) stars veteran actors Andrew Gregson and Pancake Khemanit and airs November 7, 2019. Look at the intensity in his face and voice. This should be a powerful performance and I’m excited about this! This will be subbed by Thippy! Thank you Thippy ❤ !
Synopsis from kdrama: Popular detective Moo Jin Hyuk who is filled with guilt for his wife’s death, works with professional voice profiler Kang Kwon Joo, whose father is killed, to solve a different crime, chasing for the serial killer responsible for the deaths of their family members. (Source: tvN Asia)
Andrew’s played a police officer multiple times before, in 12 Rasee (2003) and Sai Lub Rak Puan (2016) which was more of a comedy, so I’m glad to see him play a more meaty acting role for once.
Mekkala was raised to be a spoiled brat by her aunt who resented the fact that her sister and brother-in-law left Mekkala in her care while they worked. After they died, Mekkala was continued to be raised by her aunt in the same spoiled way as always. Mekala got to be a celebrity years later.
Meanwhile, Paya advocated for trees to be planted in the village after his father died in a flood. The forest owner admired Paya’s passion and made him manager of the forest operation. The village needed a teacher so they arranged for a teacher named Prim to teach there. The forest owner passes away and Paya finds out that Mekkala’s father is his half brother so he writes a letter to get him to come see the forest. Mekkala is in need of money after her career fails and her endless spending so she decides to go to the forest and sell it to Paya’s worst enemy, the man who wants to chop the forest down.
On the way to the forest, Prim is Mekkala’s biggest fan and they ride the train together. Mekkala ends up giving Prim a makeover and gives her clothes and Mekkala wears Prim’s. Paya is confused seeing them thinking one of them is the other but they settle that immediately. However they get into an accident and Prim dies. Everyone assumes the person who died was Mekkala due to the fancy clothing and Paya decides to keep quiet and when the real Mekkala loses her memory, he tells her that she’s Prim. However, even with memory loss, she is still a brat at heart and eventually the people there cause Mekkala to fix herself and she becomes a selfless person. What will happen when Mekkala regains her memory?