2019 Lakorns: Historicals

So perhaps it was too much to expect, that 2019 would have another blockbuster historical lakorn hit after the breakaway success of 2018’s Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat. No real blockbusters here, but there are some interesting lakorns. So join me in a look back at 2019 historical lakorns.

ENGLISH SUBBED LAKORNS

Krong Karm (2019) – Yoi is the mother in a Thai-Chinese family, she has four sons. Her eldest Achai comes from the army bringing a pregnant prostitute Reynu as his wife even though he already has a fiancee Philai. Yoi can’t accept this and tries every possible way to to make him leave Reynu but fails, unknown to her that Reynu has performed black magic to tie her son’s heart. She decided to marry her second son Atong to Philai to avoid shame even though he likes a worker named Janta and decides to also give Atong the house and store she was supposed to give to her eldest.
Her third son Asa is the kindest. He is handsome, smart and charming. When Yoi finds out he has feelings for Janta she worries he will do like his eldest brother and decides to marry him off into a rich family, unknown to her that the family is tricking him into marrying their already pregnant daughter to avoid shame.
The fourth son Asee is still a student. He is spoiled, playful and doesn’t assume responsibility for his actions. He becomes charmed by Reynu’s sister when he meets her and tries desperately to court her.

Reason it’s interesting. James Jirayu and Bella Ranee are the top stars in this saga, but the reviews say it is well acted, and directed that I’m most interested in. If you’re looking for romance, you’re likely be disappointed, but if you’re looking to watch a well made lakorn, this might be it. Trailer

Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang (2019) A romantic comedy set during the reign of Rama 5 (Chulalongkorn).
Thong In is an experienced doctor who has treated many people. He has a grandson named Thong Ake who wants to become a traditional doctor. He also studies ancient Thai medicine. One day, Thong In isolates himself after one of his patients dies and he’s blamed for his death. He doesn’t want Thong Ake to become a doctor and go through the same. Still, Thong Ake is determined to prove himself to his grandfather.
Chaba is a tough and fearless girl. She prefers to fight with swords than do household chores. After meeting Thong Ake’s grandfather, she becomes interested in traditional medicine and wants to become a doctor as well. Thong Ake starts teaching her and although they don’t get along at first, they eventually fall in love.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. Mario and Kimberley star together in a romantic comedy. Mario looks really good in this. I think he fits historical lakorns. It is English subbed by Muse Trailer

Klin Kasalong (2019) – Very long synopsis at link. But overall, this is about a set of twins played by Yaya Urassaya who have tragic lives and are reborn again and again to replay their fates.

Reason it’s interesting? Yaya Urassaya and James Ma. I started this for Yaya and left it because of her. Honestly, I couldn’t get past her voice which had the same affect on me as nails on a chalkboard. Ugh! However, for those who can get past that, the drama itself is nicely shot and directed. Trailer

Plerng Naka (2019) Singha and Gumpa are two nakka brothers with different thinking. The younger Gumpa respects Buddha and decides to practice Dhamar. The older Singha is angry that his brother would rather respect Buddha instead of grandpa Suwan Nakkarad. He later cages his brother with the Alumpire spell.
Time passes and Alumpire is out of its power. Singha comes back to ruin the Nakkapitak family. Tian, the heir of this family from Gumpa’s lineage, has to fight Singha. Roijun, who is Tian’s ex-girlfriend and her brother Riew, who has a mental power, also help him.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. The cast. Aum Athichart  and Boy Pakorn star. And… it’s subbed? Trailer English subbed by Muse

Sataya Tis Tarn (2019) Pakin, a guy who was born in a wealthy family, was sent to live in America because Pakinee, his mother knows that he can remember his past life since he was 3 years old. She needs him to forget everything and sends him away, but his memories become clearer when he comes back.
Pakin met Rosawan when he came back to Thailand. She has the same face as the girl he’s always dreamed of. He tries to get close to her to find out if she’s the same person.

Reason it’s interesting. Son Yuke is an old hand at historical lakorns, he was in Sao Noi 2012, Tae Pang Korn 2017 (which seems a little similar to this lakorn) and more I’m sure. This is being subbed by bobaddicts here. Trailer

Chumpae – A clash of gangsters and villagers in a small Thai village.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. There’s a 60’s or 70’s vibe to the clothes and sets here, which might be cool. But it could also be awful! It is English subbed by dragonlair’s fansub Trailer

NO ENGLISH SUBS AVAILABLE

Daai Daeng (2019) – A couple who couldn’t fulfill their love and separate in a past life try to get back together in the present.
(Source: asianfuse.net) 

Reason it’s interesting. That trailer is full of drama 🤣. Trailer

Luk Krung (2019) “Luk Krung” is the story of Ravin, a ballad singer who has a beautiful voice. He meets and falls in love with Petchlada, the daughter of a senior military officer. But their different social status became an obstacle for their love. How will they overcome this barrier?
(Source: MyDramaList) 

Reason it’s interesting. This looks to be a musical, so that’s pretty unique already. And everyone looks like they’re having fun in the trailer.

Dong Poo Dee (2019) “Dong Poo Dee” is the story about Kom a young girl who grew up with her mother Kae, who has amnesia. The two are supported by Kru Sompon who is the owner of a school. Kae faints on the day that Kru Sompon throws a party for his older brother. She meets Pit Roongprai and remembers everything. Kae entrusts Kom in his hands before she dies. Once they are done with her funeral Pit takes Kom to Bangkok and entrusts her with a friend named Rangsan Rattanadechakorn to take care of and give her an education equal to his daughters Ratirot and Podjanee, but in truth Rangsan and Bunga his wife doesn’t like Kom and treats her as a servant.
Once Pit goes out of the country, he sends a younger relative named Chartsiam Surabordin who is studying in England to take care of Kom if anything were to ever happen to him. Chartsiam gives a doll to Kom and this leaves a great impression on her.
Pit dies and leaves a will for Kom, once Chartsiam returns he takes care of Kom from afar, but refuses to tell her about Pit. As for Bunga she sees him come often and tries to get close to him, but the young man doesn’t care for her because he has a lover already. Eventually, love blossoms between Chartsiam and Kom. But the love that appears to be forbidden for the two, how will it end up?
(Source: AsianFuse Wiki)

Reason it’s interesting. This reminds me of other lakorns where there’s a younger girl and a guy she likes goes overseas, comes back when she’s grown up like in Ngao Asoke. That said, this stars Smart Krissada, not a good actor, who is reprising his role as the main lead from the 2009 version of Dong Poo Dee. Trailer.

Phatu Kat (2019) It’s a period drama centered around WWII era.
Napa, the lady master and wife of Lieutenant General Kittibodin of Thai Air Force, found herself miscarried while her husband was abroad. At the time Lampao, her housemaid was found pregnant with twin boys, so Napa asked to adopt one of the boys. Lampao agreed because a fortune teller predicted the twins would kill each other if they stayed together. The older one, Sasin was given to Napa and Lampao later moved out of the house to work in the rural area far away with her another son Ravit.
22 years later, the boys by chance studied in the same Air Force Academy and became buddies without knowing they are twins. Their relationship turned to be a race after they fall in love with the same woman, Arpaluck. Sasin, the rich and powerful boy, almost killed Ravit. With rage, Ravit turned his back on the Air Force and joined the communist team instead to get revenge. Eventually fate brought them to unexpected happenings where each had to make choices for himself or for his true blood and love.
(Source: VCan)

Reason it’s interesting. This has a high rating of 8.7 on mydramalist, but what makes it most interesting to me is it’s set in the WWII period. I know next to nothing about Thailand at that time and place, so I think it would be fascinating to watch!

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Music Monday

For the last Music Monday of 2019, I wanted to look back again at the major musical lakorns that aired this year. And I had several posts this year that went into more details about the music in lakorns, see this post and this one here. Next year, I hope to look for more diversity of musical genres and feature them here.

I already discussed the music of Weir Sukollawat‘s lakorn, Poo Bao Indy Yayee Inter (2019) in some depth here, but in Yodrak Nakrob (2019), Weir plays an Isan singer and you can watch him perform in the clip!

Siang Euan Sateuan Dao (2019) hasn’t been subbed, but it was another lakorn about a girl hoping to be a singer. I thought the song above was quite lovely and calming at the same time.

Another lakorn that aired this year is Sao Noi Roy Lan View (2019), about a young girl who wants to be a singer and becomes an Internet idol.

I thought this mv from Pleng Ruk Pleng Bpeun (2019) was interesting. There’s a rap in it, and look at the colorful outfits everyone is wearing.

Other musical lakorns: Dok Kun Sieng Kaen (2019) – Toomtam Yuthana was in it, but little info otherwise. MV

Luk Krung (2019) About a ballad singer, it surely has singing in it. You can see a mv here.

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Drama! Part 2

Here’s part 2 of 2019 drama lakorns. I think I found some possible hidden treasures that haven’t been English subbed. By the way, obviously I chose to cover the lakorns that are interesting to me, and not every 2019 drama lakorn is covered. Part 1 on English subbed drama lakorns is here.

NOT ENGLISH SUBBED

Raeng Tian (2019) – Tiansee was dumped by her gold-digging boyfriend because she’s middle class while his new girlfriend Ratikorn is rich. Disappointed and hurt, she turns into a bitter person who hates men. One day she gets emotional while driving and gets into a car accident with Tiwa, who happens to be Ratikorn’s brother. She doesn’t know how he’s connected to her ex while he’s aware of who she is from the beginning.
While Tiansee goes through rehab to walk again, Tiwa is always there to help taking care of her. They develop a bickering relationship and eventually fall in love with each other. But things become more complicated when the truth comes out.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Credit: GMM25 yt channel

Reason it’s interesting? Just one question. Why has no one subbed this yet? In the trailer, it looks like she marries him to get back at her ex. Oh, the angst!

Gon Luang Tuang Nee Rak (2019) Sareeya is devastated by the death of her father which left her as the sole breadwinner of her family. Inexperienced, Sareeya tries to run her family business with the help of her long term boyfriend Ronnachai not to great success. Ronnachai, one day helps Preeyamon from purse snatching and Preeyamon is impressed by Ronnachai. Ronnachai, encouraged by his mother courts Preeyamon who belongs to a rich family. Sareeya in the meantime meets Atsawin who tuns out to be Preeyamon’s brother.

Reason it’s interesting? I enjoyed the mv above, the couple looks sweet and it doesn’t seem over the top as some lakorns.

Korn Aroon Ja Roong (2019) – Aroonchai gets raped by her own father and the drama follows how this affects both her future relationships with men and her mother.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? This looks like a serious look at the consequences of rape and there are few lakorns out there that treat rape with the gravity it deserves AND in a non romantic way.

Glarb Pai Soo Wun Fun (2019) – Pimchat is a middle-aged woman who, thanks to a magic ring, goes back to being an 18 year-old girl. Now she has a second chance to fulfill her dreams and find happiness.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? There are a lot of things and ways this story could go, witness all the movies and dramas about traveling back to your younger self. Things usually don’t go the way you imagine they will and the trailer certainly shows that. I’m not familiar with the nang’ek Piyathida Mittiraroch nor her co-star playing the younger Pimchat (Sirinart Sugandharat), but the male leads are Smart Krissada and Oil Thana should spark recognition.

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Drama! Part 1

So far, we’ve looked at action and comedy genres of 2019, what interesting lakorns were subbed, and what weren’t. I didn’t cover all, but tried to cover what I felt was the most important or overlooked unsubbed lakorns of 2019. Now we will look at the very wide category of drama lakorns, Part 1 covers those that are English subbed. Part 2 is about non subbed lakorns.

ENGLISH SUBBED

Drama can be a very broad category covering everything from melodramas, more even keeled, but non comic lakorns, to slap and kiss lakorns. I decided to narrow this to lakorns that don’t fall into other categories, so if it’s a horror lakorn or historical lakorn, I’m not covering it here. I did decide to include slap and kiss lakorns because I’m not making a separate post about them and there weren’t that many in 2019.

Hua Jai Sila – Tor is a love child of a mistress and a wealthy hi-so man. After his mother dies from neglect, Tor is forced to live with his father’s family. Abused by his stepmother and stepbrother, he turns to the girl-next-door, Mingta, who also suffers neglect at the hands of her so called mother and sister.
One night, while being chased by his stepmother, Tor jumps into a river and is presumed dead, though he survives. He is taken under the wing of another prostitute who knew his mother and takes on a new life under the alias, Sila. Years later, he returns as a notorious, rich pimp, with plans to avenge his mother and to get revenge for the torture and pain brought to him by his stepmother and stepbrother.
Sila’s main goal is to hurt the people that hurt him as a child, but he never expected to see the only friend he ever had as a child, Mingta. As soon as they see each other, she realizes that he looks familiar to her. She notices a ring he wears around his neck, and immediately comes to the conclusion that he’s Tor, her childhood best friend that supposedly died. But he denies it because of his revenge plan.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? This had to be one of the most talked about hits of 2019 for international audiences. And for the male lead Tor Thanapob, this was definitely a game changing role for him. This is a remake of a 2017 lakorn and is a slap and kiss. Subbed by Muse.

Plerng Prang Tian (2019) – A fantasy drama of a love triangle that happened in the past life.
Kalin, a famous model, is in a scandalous controversy because she is with a married man but she doesn’t care about it, since he told her that he is going to get a divorce.
One day, she found an ancient golden hairpin that made her dream of Tiankhum, a woman who has the same face as her. She saw all of Tiankhum’s life and felt angry for her. The hairpin shows its power by bringing her soul to Tiankhum’s body.
Tiankhum, a naive girl, was adopted by Nhankhum, the hunter of the vassal prince. One day, she was attacked by a tiger and Taywarit, son of the vassal prince, said that he would help her. That made Tiankhum feel grateful and respectful towards him. Finally, she became his mistress. Wongduen, who is Taywarit’s wife, is so angry. Tiankhum tragically dies and vows to be strong and fierce in the next life, so she can get revenge on everyone who treated her badly.
After history repeats itself, Kalin decides to go back to the past and change it. 

Reason it’s interesting? This could be considered a fantasy lakorn, a historical (parts of it) lakorn or even a time travel lakorn. All of that makes this more interesting. Also, the fact that the main lead, the nang’ek is engaged in questionable behavior makes her stand out from the vast majority of nang’eks. Subbed by Muse.

Nee Ruk Nai Krong Fai (2019) – On her seventh birthday, Chalita’s entire family was killed. Kawin/Kevin, was given the option to slay three people in order to protect one. His guilt drove him to distance himself from her.
In her youth, Chalita is adopted by a mysterious stranger who is known as, “Nai Noi (Young Boss):” He turns her life around and is her means of support. Kawin moves next door to Chalita and their lives become entangled. Feelings blossom, and happiness is reintroduced to Chalita’s life, but Kawin risks losing her, if his secret were to ever be revealed. If Chalita ever recalled the past, he will lose everything.
(Source: asianfuse.net)

Reason it’s interesting? Just read the synopsis. Trailer. Subbed by Muse.

Bai Mai Tee Plid Plew (2019) Nira is like a young leaf, which is always there beside the flowers but will never be one of them. Her name, Nira, derives from Niranam which means the anonymous one. The story of a boy who is a little girl at heart, he is shattered from not being accepted by anyone but his mother who wholeheartedly loves him. His father is not a very good man, as he loathes him and mistreats his mother. Nira wants his father to be like his uncle-in-law Chatchavee, the only one aside from his mother who is a warm man and cares for him and understands him. Until the forbidden love occurs, Chatchavee happens to notice and cannot answer back this aberrant love, he denies Nira. Nira, deeply crushed and traumatised by this rejection, decides with his mother’s support to do something that changes the rest of his life. He undergoes a sex reassignment surgery which completely transforms him into a gorgeous woman. Unfortunately, her mother dies during the operation. Devastated, she runs away from the hospital. The one who finds her and helps her is doctor Benjang, who takes her home. She starts living as his sister.
One day, Nira coincidentally meets Chatchavee. Due to her beauty, he starts to fall for her and also Nira’s father. None of them recognize her. The tragedy love begins to be more and more complicated when Nira’s aunt, who always looks down on Nira’s love and is envious of her, discovers the truth and tries to hinder Nira in every way. How will this story end?

Reason it’s interesting? With that plot, this is the very epitome of drama, melodrama, whatever you want to call it. Push Puttichai and Baifern Pimchanok are capable actors as well. Trailer. Subbed by Muse.

A girl is found murdered and buried in a very strange way. This alerts Maha Krating, a young astrologist who specializes in auspicious timing and fortune telling. He realizes that the ancient rite is performed in order to change the city’s fate to benefit someone wanting to take over. Whoever does this have to sacrifice four women represent Earth, Water, Air and Fire elements who must also have exact same birth date, month and year. Maha Krating uses all his knowledge to prevent the next murder from happening but he is always one step behind the killer until there is only one woman left. He can’t make the same mistake again because this means the life of Run, the woman he loves.
(Source: VCan)

Reason it’s interesting? This is a combination of genres, action, mystery, murder and so on. For that in itself, it’s noteworthy. There are few lakorns that feature serial killers, so I’m intrigued about how big a part this plays in the lakorn. Subbed by Muse.

Currently Being Subbed

  • Game Rak Ao Keun (2019) A married woman is suffering with her marriage when her husband cheats on her and asks for a divorce. She doesn’t want to free him and as pay back, she starts an affair with a manwhore. But it gets more complicated when she starts to have feelings for him. . Still being subbed by neko
  • Poot Pitsawat (2019)- It’s about a love story between a man and a female ghost/vampire. Dao is under the control of a monster. It uses her beauty to take blood from men who came to stay around that area. Marut helps her break away from the monster and takes her home. They fall in love, but his mom already has a girl set up for him.  Being subbed by Bitter Kisses

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Action! Part 2

Part 2 of 2019 action lakorns includes the good, the bad and the weird? But it’s up to you to decide which lakorn fits which category. Part 1 is here, that post was about the 2019 action lakorns that were English subbed. These are lakorns that haven’t been English subbed yet, but there’s one especially I want to see English subbed.

NOT ENGLISH SUBBED

Sarawat Yai (2019) – Weroj, a young accomplished policeman is moved from the frontier to be the new chief inspector at Phra Lan Provincial Police Station, Phra Kamphaeng Province. Phra Lan is a remote area and full of illegal business and corruption in civil service circles. He tries to solve crimes and be a good role model for other policemen. He has Kampaeng, a beautiful wife who always supports him, as well as Pittayatorn, a greenhorn young policeman to assist him.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Reason it’s interesting? This was one of the top rated lakorns at Channel 7 this year, it has a married couple and it’s got a rating of 9.2 at mydramalist!

Kamnan Ying (2019) is a tomboyish girl who protects the village from bullies. Her father who is a kamnan (village chief) got killed in the middle of the night. This made the villagers concerned about who was going to be the next village chief. The bad rich guys decided to participate in this village chief race because they have bad intentions of using it as an illegal site to do drugs. Daoroong decided to partake in this event too. No females had ever became a village chief which her sister thinks that it’s some childish act and discourages her.
Thanop is a deputy who was assigned to go to Daoroong’s village to host the race in a righteous way. He fell in love with Daoroong at first sight. She wins the race and began to make the village a better place. Thanop was impressed by all the things she had set. This made him fall in love more with Daoroong but all the women in the village had fallen for Thanop too, including her sister.
(Source: MyDramaList) 

Reason it’s interesting? A female village head who’s also the nang’ek? Cool.

The Man Series – Three lakorns, The Man Series: Pupa (2019), The Man Series: Petch (2019), The Man Series: Pat (2019) Not much is known about them.

Reason it’s interesting? Each part is only 8-9 episodes long, although each episode is 1 hr and 50 mins. Striking posters. Trailer

Pha Dong Payak (2019)

Pha Dong Payak (2019) – No synopsis, though it seems to have people who can shape shift into tigers. Reason it’s interesting? Ok, there’s only one reason. Some guy literally licks a girl’s face in the teaser. That’s unique.😅

Pleng Ruk Pleng Bpeun (2019) -Two guys who grew up in a temple are misunderstood as jailbirds. They come back, then meet a tomboyish girl and a undercover policewoman who disguised herself for an investigation. At first the four are enemies, but later romantic relationships are developed.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? Music plays a part of this lakorn, and comedy, it reminds me of Weir’s lakorn, Poo Bao Indy Yayee Inter (2019). I also think the premise is promising.

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Comedy! Part 2

Here’s part 2 of 2019 comedy lakorns. I like going back and looking at what was subbed and what wasn’t. I’m always hoping to find some undiscovered gem. By the way, obviously I chose to cover the lakorns that are interesting to me, and not every 2019 comedy lakorn is covered. Part 1 on English subbed comedy lakorns is here.

NOT ENGLISH SUBBED

Madame Baan Na (2019) – Kaopun is a girl who, in order to investigate the case of the murder of a person close to her, changes her personality and agrees to a fake marriage with a diplomat.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? Welllll. There’s the whole marriage thing if you like that kind of thing, but Paparwadee (Pinkploy) Chansamorn also starred in Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang and she did a good job there, so can she pull off comedy?

Tok Kra Dai Hua Jai Ploy Jone (2019) – Roikaew sacrificed her college tuition to get married with the head sheriff because he saved her father’s life from a gang who uses drugs. At the end of their wedding, the gang member interrupted and killed the sheriff. The sheriff’s last wish was for Roikaew to take care of his 2 kids.

Years pass and Cholchat has finished his studies. He became the new sheriff of the town. Coincidentally, Roikaew’s father is the leader of the town so that means Roikaew and Cholchat get to meet each other every day to help their community. Cholchat’s girlfriend Supasi came back from America and came to stay with Cholchat and his worker.

She dislikes Roikaew because they both used to go to the same university but then she would taunt her because she didn’t get to finish school.
As Cholchat got to know Roikaew more, he was falling for her and forgetting about Supasi. At the same time, problems erupted in the community as drugs were being used again.
(Source: MyDramaList) 

Reason it’s interesting? This is a remake of a 2003 lakorn starring Tik Jesadaporn and Kathaleeya McIntosh and the old version had a good reputation.

Sao Noi Roy Lan View (2019) – Wanjai is a young girl who has the talent to sing, but her mother was against her becoming a singer. One day, a close friend secretly records videos of Wanjai singing and uploads them on youtube – she became an internet idol overnight and received the nickname “Sao Noi Roy Lan View”. Various music labels want to sign with her, including Anawin. He wants to prove himself to his father, who is the owner of a giant luk thung (country) music company.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? Rags to riches tale, young love, music, singing.

Pleng Ruk Pleng Bpeun (2019) -Two guys who grew up in a temple are misunderstood as jailbirds. They come back, then meet a tomboyish girl and a undercover policewoman who disguised herself for an investigation. At first the four are enemies, but later romantic relationships are developed.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? Music plays a part of this lakorn, and comedy, it reminds me of Weir’s lakorn, Poo Bao Indy Yayee Inter (2019). I also think the premise is promising.

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

2019 Lakorns: Comedy! Part 1

Part 1 of 2019 comedy lakorns includes the English subbed lakorns. Part 2 will be lakorns that haven’t been subbed, but I wish they were. As usual, what to include and not include was the hardest part of writing this post.

ENGLISH SUBBED

With over 50 lakorns (according to mydramalist.com) classified as comedy, I had to make some choices. I decided to include the lakorns that had teasers that were primarily comic in nature, and excluded lakorns such as Secret Garden Thai, which might have some comic moments, but also had plenty of drama as well. I also looked at posters. That said, please don’t expect this to be a complete list of comedies.

Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang (2019) – A romantic comedy set during the reign of Rama 5 (Chulalongkorn).
Thong In is an experienced doctor who has treated many people. He has a grandson named Thong Ake who wants to become a traditional doctor. He also studies ancient Thai medicine. One day, Thong In isolates himself after one of his patients dies and he’s blamed for his death. He doesn’t want Thong Ake to become a doctor and go through the same. Still, Thong Ake is determined to prove himself to his grandfather.
Chaba is a tough and fearless girl. She prefers to fight with swords than do household chores. After meeting Thong Ake’s grandfather, she becomes interested in traditional medicine and wants to become a doctor as well. Thong Ake starts teaching her and although they don’t get along at first, they eventually fall in love.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Credit: Channel 3 yt channel

Reason it’s interesting? At a rating of 8.3 at mydramalist, this is one of the higher ratings for a comedy lakorn. But what’s more unusual is that it is a historical lakorn with a comedy bent. Often, we have horror stories, ghost stories set in the past, but comedy? Subbed by Muse.

Poo Bao Indy Yayee Inter (2019) – Romantic comedy about a rich hi-so girl and a country guy.
Because it’s destiny or the mission for the nation that made this Isaan police officer and a unfortunate young miss become rivals by having to pretend to be lovers. Problem arises everyday, but their bond develops every minute. Therefore not only is this mission dangerous, but love is on the line too.
(Source: ohsweethaven)

Credit: Channel 7 yt channel

Reason it’s interesting? Weir is here, so that brings it up one notch. The music also pulls me in. I wrote a post about the music here. Subbed by Thippy.

Kaew Klang Dong (2019) – Songpao is a wealthy city guy that likes wildlife and outdoors. He is best friends with Mewadee’s father, who lives in a small village in the forest. One day, Songpao goes into the forest to camp with Mewadee’s father, who ends up being killed by a tiger. Before he dies, he asks Songpao to take his daughter to the city and take care of her. However, things don’t go as planned because Songpao has a fiance named Wan, who is always picking on Mewadee behind his back, and it gets worse when Songpao falls for Mewadee.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting? Oom Eisaya and Warit Sirisantana make a cute couple and the story has a lot of different elements to it. This was also remade a lot: 1980, 1985, 2000, 2012, 2019. Trailer. Subbed by Thippy.

NETFLIX COMEDIES

  • Mae Mod Jao Sanae (2019) A quirky fashion student becomes the nanny of a handsome widower’s three kids, experiencing a series of silly antics and schemes. (Source: Netflix)
  • Miss Culinary (2019) “Miss Culinary” reveals the brilliance of a young man who tries to keep his girlfriend by telling delicious stories of his mother’s recipes to win his girlfriend’s heart back. With the story of his mother’s life being sour, sweet, salty, spicy, it tells of a girl who ran away from her hometown in Uthai Thani province to face life in Bangkok in the 70s in order to fulfill her dream of being a chef at a 5-star hotel, along with love. (Source: GMM 25 & Google Translate)

Other Subbed Comedies

  • Pisard Hansa (2019) Brought to heaven before his time, Prat ends up in the body of Kob, a gay man. Subbed by neko
  • Por Krua Hua PaLouis Scott is the pra’ek who pretends to be poor and romances nang’ek Preem Ranida. Subbed by Thippy
  • Ruk Jung Aoey (2019) Doctor heads to the countryside. Subbed by Thippy

Currently Being Subbed

  • Nuay Lub Salub Love (2019) Cop goes undercover as helper to celebrity. Still being subbed by Lakornluv
  • Sapai TKO – Man hires girl to pretend to be his wife. Subbed by Thippy

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2019 Lakorns: Action! Part 1

I’m totally loving how many female oriented action flicks there are in lakornland this year! Kicka** female heroes are my favorite (💗 Linda Hamilton in Terminator) So join me in a look back at 2019 action lakorns that were subbed in English in 2019.

ENGLISH SUBBED LAKORNS

Bangkok Vampire (2019) – Rosarin, a vampire descendent, lost her sister mysteriously, coincidentally as other people in Bangkok disappeared one by one. She uses her psychic power to track down for her sister, joined by Nop, an IT geek who falls for her at first sight.
As the story reveals, the evil vampire boss is collecting special blood for some rituals. His cravings are about to fulfill with several elite assassins under his command. Rosarin needs to fight for her sister or she and Bangkok would be collapsed by the evil vampire.
(Source: MonoFilm)

Reason it’s interesting. Only 8 episodes. Vampires. Powers. English subbed by neko Trailer

Chumpae – A clash of gangsters and villagers in a small Thai village.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. There’s a 60’s or 70’s vibe to the clothes and sets here, which might be cool. But it could also be awful! It is English subbed by dragonlair’s fansub Trailer

Hua Jai Look Poochai (2019) Nop’s life became entangled in a whirlpool of vengeance when he found out that his mother and mother’s friend join hands to kill Nop’s father. He plans to kill his enemy but it turns out that man is Pinpak’s father, the woman that he loves. The path of a gentleman and his last love, will he choose revenge or love in the end?
(Source: ohsweethaven

Reason it’s interesting. Revenge. Forbidden love. Hmmm. It is English subbed by Thippy Trailer

I like it!

Insee Daeng (2019) – A mysterious man with a mask known as Red Eagle enforces vigilante justice. A beautiful & seductive lady adheres to goodness but hates those who abuse power. A talented young police officer, full of principle and defender of justice.
The three heroes with different ideologies but same goal, join forces to wipe out and eliminate criminal organizations to protect the people.
(Source: lakorn galaxy

Reason it’s interesting? This teaser. Watch it! Very well done. Everything about it. Except that red mask? It doesn’t really suit Om’s features I think. Which is kinda a big deal, lol, since the whole lakorn is about Om donning the red mask.

Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai Lub (2019) Suam is a mischievous girl who grew up in the slums. She develops a crush on Danurut, a good cop, the first time she meets him due to his good looks and kindness. They met previously at the police station when Danurut helped Suam get out of some trouble due to a false accusation. Suam is then asked to become a spy for the police by an undercover deputy commander named Tuan. His mission is to spy and gather evidence on an influential criminal named Sia Ha. Tuan believes Danurut’s uncle is part of Sia Ha’s gang and suspects Danurut as well. Suam gets involved with Danurut again when he misunderstands that she is Aek’s mistress who is his cousin’s fiance. He hires Suam to be his fake wife to keep her away from Aek and to also help him avoid his ex-girlfriend Suchada who is also Sia Ha’s daughter. Tuan believes this is the perfect opportunity to spy on Danurut so Suam accepts his offer. Suam and Danurut bicker and fight all the time. She moves into his house pretending to be his wife because he needs her to follow his orders while she must spy into him!
(Source: MyDramaList

Reason it’s interesting. Spies, fake marriage, cute couple. What’s not to like? Trailer English subbed by neko

Kularb Kror Petch (2019) – A story about a young woman Kanyawee who got revived by her father after she was dead and became a semi mechanic human being named Natwara. Due to her fighting abilities, she is joined by other females under the name Kularb Kror Petch, who are after to destroy a bad organization.
After the death of his girlfriend, Techit also joins Kularb Kror Petch team to investigate who is this girl that looks like his ex-girlfriend Kanyawee. Little does he know that it was his own father that caused her death in the first place.
(Source: Thippy)

Reason it’s interesting. Look at the size of that gun the female lead is toting 😂! It is English subbed by Thippy Trailer

Nee Ruk Nai Krong Fai (2019)

Nee Ruk Nai Krong Fai (2019) On her seventh birthday, Chalita’s entire family was killed. Kawin/Kevin, was given the option to slay three people in order to protect one. His guilt drove him to distance himself from her.
In her youth, Chalita is adopted by a mysterious stranger who is known as, “Nai Noi (Young Boss):” He turns her life around and is her means of support. Kawin moves next door to Chalita and their lives become entangled. Feelings blossom, and happiness is reintroduced to Chalita’s life, but Kawin risks losing her, if his secret were to ever be revealed. If Chalita ever recalled the past, he will lose everything.
(Source: asianfuse.net)

Reason it’s interesting. This generally received good reviews, and of course, lots of drama just in the premise. trailer English subbed by neko

Payak Rai Sai Lub (2019) Ken Anothai’s life turned upside down from being a creator with a bright future ahead of him who was on his way to marry Pink, manager of the AE department, suddenly becomes a different person when he falls asleep. One personality he becomes is Uza, a drag queen performer at the Uthopia pub, the other King Crow, a fighter in the underground fighting rink. Ken was shocked when a mysterious group started hunting him down. (snip) (Source: Oh Sweet Haven)

Reason it’s interesting. The male lead becomes a drag queen. Honestly, the trailer is a mess. English subbed by Thippy

Praai Pikart (2019) A scary criminal and the cop who was trying to catch him need to collab together to face supernatural forces and join the fight against a powerful organization, while also getting involved with the daughter of a scientist and a female criminal.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. The female lead definitely plays a big role here, at least if you watch the trailer. Reminds me of kdramas like Bad Guys, where we have criminals and cops working together. 12 episodes subbed by neko

Rerk Sanghan (2019) A girl is found murdered and buried in a very strange way. This alerts Maha Krating, a young astrologist who specializes in auspicious timing and fortune telling. He realizes that the ancient rite is performed in order to change the city’s fate to benefit someone wanting to take over. Whoever does this have to sacrifice four women represent Earth, Water, Air and Fire elements who must also have exact same birth date, month and year. Maha Krating uses all his knowledge to prevent the next murder from happening but he is always one step behind the killer until there is only one woman left. He can’t make the same mistake again because this means the life of Run, the woman he loves.
(Source: VCan)

Reason it’s interesting. If you watched the trailer, you’ll see that this is very different from the other action lakorns, which feature lots of traditional gun fights, martial arts and so on. This one has a focus on astrology, fortune telling and is about stopping a killer. 24 episodes subbed by Muse.

Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Maturot Lohgan

Suparburoot Jorm Jon series – Two lakorns featuring twin boys on different sides of the law, Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Duang Jai Kabot part 1 and Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Maturot Lohgan, part 2.

Reason it’s interesting. I watched some of part 2, looks like a solid lakorn with good chemistry between the leads. English subbed by neko (part 2) and Muse (part 1). Trailer above

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