2020 in Lakorns: Action!

Another shorter selection of 2020 actions lakorns for me to talk about when compared to 2019, so I’ve included both english subbed lakorns (only the best) and some unsubbed lakorns that should be subbed (uh, maybe). I’m putting here action lakorns that had lots of action, but also couldn’t be put in other genres such as comedy, horror or historical. I looked at trailers too to see where the lakorn belongs. You’re welcome!

I put all the 2019 English subbed lakorns in part 1 and if they were not subbed, but sounded interesting, or different and should be subbed, they were part 2. So you can check out these posts to see what you may have missed out on in 2019. So 2019 action lakorns part 1 here, part 2 here, 2019 comedy lakorns part 1 here, part 2 here, 2019 drama lakorns (slap n kiss included) part 1 here, part 2 here. 2019 historical lakorns here.

ENGLISH SUBBED LAKORNS

Lah Tah Chon (2020) – Because of the brutal killing of his family, making the young engineer take revenge without waiting for the justice system. But due to carelessness, he is arrested for murdering the father of a woman he secretly loves and is sent to train as an assassin of a secret organization that eliminates evil people illegally. There was a turn of event when he realized he was being used so he decided to withdraw and expose the organization’s evil plans. With his own life and his loved one at stake. (Source: ohsweethaven)

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Reasons it’s interesting? The trailer looks good and the synopsis. The director Oliver Bever is an old hand at action lakorns, having directed 2019’s Insee Daeng, and Kularb Kror Petch (2019) which also starred Es Kantapong. Preaw Tussaneeya is the love interest who also worked with Es before so a lot of reunions within the cast and staff which can be a good thing. This lakorn is still airing, but it is being English subbed by Thippy .Trailer above

Jark Sadtroo Soo Hua Jai (2020) – Jett is a handsome man forced to become a hired gunman because of his dark past and problems. And one day, he is hired to kill a woman. It was suppose to be a simple job, however, it is complicated by the fact that his target, Sophita, is his ex-girlfriend’s sister. This leaves him with only two options. To either protect Sophita or to kill her. What will he chose? (Source: Collin Hypercuz and Wandering Queen at MyDramaList
(Source: MyDramaList)

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Reasons it’s interesting? A lot of people have loved the chemistry between the two leads,
Aum Patcharapa
and Mik Thongraya, but at 19 episodes, it better have a tight plot, or there will be lots of filler! It is English subbed by Muse and Neko. Trailer above

Singha Na Ka (2020) This drama is based on the writings of Seal Writer Mala Khamchan, and is directed by Chatchawan Watthamon, who holds this title. Singha Na Ka is a story of young people who have the magic power to be occupied.

On one day, there was a very greedy scientist who discovered this magical power and meant to take possession of this world alone. So young energetic youngsters such as Haha and Nana have come out to stop this scientist. And to save the world not to fall into the hands of the villains. The mission is to stumble upon the love story. Make sure to make sure that you have the right one.

Source: Mello Thailand’s yt

The scientist led by Mantra brought science and technology to use as a tool to take over the world. Haha and Nana have to use magic and tactics that are trained by the top teachers to protect the world. Haha is like water because he is calm, but Nana is like fire, because he is stubborn and impatient. But both of them are like the perfect mix because they help each other. But the friendship came to a breaking point when Katie came into their lives. The love issue is so aggressive . To fight alongside protecting the world. The brand is inventing a tool by using scientific technology that can make him dominate the world. But to destroy the tool is only one way. It is the magic power of both Haha ​​and Nana !! Finally, Nana will cooperate with Haha to protect the world or not to watch.

Reasons it’s interesting? So the twist here is there are magic powers and most of the fights are done with these powers and a whole lotta CG. Some of the CG in the trailer looks fine, some not so much. It is English subbed by neko. Trailer above.

UNSUBBED LAKORNS

Dek Seple (2020) In 1977, there’s a fight between soldiers and communists in a village along the border. Sak, a teacher in the village, loses his wife and his young daughter but his son is saved by Pew who later adopts him and changes his name to Tin. Because they are poor and no education, Tin starts to hang out with a gang of thieves. Tin snatches a lady’s purse and runs into the school where Sak is teaching. Sak helps him out and wants Tin to come to live with him. But once a thief always a thief and this time Tin gets arrested. Sak bailed him out and wishes to adopt him and put him back to school. But it might be too late… (Source: Five Star Production)
(Source: MyDramaList

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Reasons it’s interesting? Dek Seple (2020) is a remake of a 1996 lakorn, and I thought the trailer was very emotional and dramatic. Too often in action lakorns, the story or relationships take second place to the action, but there seems to be plenty of story here. And drama, lots of drama! Trailer above.

Roy Pah (2020) – The story is about a ranger who stands firm on his ideology against illegal logging, even if it makes him arrest the father of the woman he loves. His love life is ruined when he’s framed of killing her mother, and he needs to prove his innocence to get her back. In the meantime, she ends up engaged to the heir of a millionaire just to spite him, but she doesn’t know that the guy plans to build his resort on a forest. (Source: MyDramaList)

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Reasons it’s interesting? Honestly feel like I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel here. Cuz really there aren’t a lot of options and this lakorn had half way decent trailer and stars BigM Krittarit and newer actress Kessarin Noiphueng I’m not familiar with at all, but she does seem to have decent chemistry with BigM. Trailer above.

Singh Sang Pa (2020) Male lead used to work for the baddies. After he retired from the group, he returned to his hometown only to find out that his family members were killed. He later joined a thief gang lead by female lead in order to fight the baddies. They both had a bad past with the bad guys lead by Anun Amarin who is actually his brother-in-law.

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Reasons it’s interesting? Ok, wait a minute, now I know I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel. Cuz that trailer was laughable, what is it with blatantly fake wigs? Spend some money or do something to make it less obvious! Jeez. Anyway, this has a female gang leader. Yep, you’re welcome. Well, it also stars Louis Hesse and Pinkploy Paparwadee Chansamorn. Trailer above.

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

2020 in Lakorns: Historicals

Welcome to lakornview’s 2020 in lakorns, where I go over what was English subbed of interest and also what lakorns should have been English subbed. I’ll have multiple posts on different genres and subjects, including about different trends in lakornland and what the future holds. This was a strange year, with COVID delaying the releases of many lakorns and a number of channels just played reruns, nevertheless, let’s begin with the historical genre.

2020 was kind of a bust for historical lakorns, although there were a fair number of time traveling lakorns, but straight historical lakorns were largely absent, unless you include the few historical/horror lakorns that went unsubbed this year. Maybe if we actually get a 2021 sequel to blockbuster historical 2018’s Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat called Prom Likit (2021), historicals will see a revival in 2021, time will tell.

I discussed 2019 historical lakorns such as Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang (2019), Krong Karm (2019) and more in this post here. I put all the English subbed lakorns in part 1 and if they were not subbed, but sounded interesting, or different and should be subbed, they were part 2. So you can check out these posts to see what you may have missed out on in 2019. So 2019 action lakorns part 1 here, part 2 here, 2019 comedy lakorns part 1 here, part 2 here, 2019 drama lakorns part 1 here, part 2 here.

ENGLISH SUBBED LAKORNS

Dung Duang Haruetai – The story of three kingdoms. Kasit ruled by King Rangsimun is the wealthiest and most powerful but they lack a sea route, for this reason King Rangsimun had planned to politically wed Princess Maneesala of Tanta in order to conveniently use their water route. However if both Kasit and Tanta were to unite that would cause Puntoolat to become isolated and for this reason the three kingdoms have longed lived with suspicion of one another.

Princess Maneesala decided to flee in order to escape the wedding because she had heard many ruthless stories about King Rangsimun but she accidentally fell into a trap and was rescued by Prince Tiyuttithorn/ P’Chai of Puntoolat where she asked to seek refuge.

Upon hearing the news of Princess Maneesala’s disappearance and learning that it may be linked to P’Chai, Princess Tatsiga feared the start of a war and so she made her way to speak to P’Chai and got kidnapped by King Rangsimun and brought to Kasit. Tatsiga believed she was kidnapped as a hostage in order for Kasit to negotiate Maneesala’s return and so she began at first to dislike Rangsimun. However Rangsimun had fell in love with Tatsiga at first sight and so began their love story. (Source: Sharerice)

Reason it’s interesting: This had to be one of the most anticipated historical lakorns of 2020, but most reviewers gave it an unfavorable review compared to the 1996 in terms of the romance and fantasy elements. Others enjoyed the 2nd couple’s story more and the costumes and cinematography of the lakorn. Still, it got a rating of 7.8 on mydramalist and it stars Tik Jesadaporn and Kimberley Voltemas, so if you’re a fan of either, this might be for you. This was subbed by Muse. Trailer

Leh Bunpakarn (2020) Plerngfah has ability to see the previous lives of people since he was young. His parent decided to move to live in the US in order to treat his strange symptoms. He is no longer able to see weird images or have dream. 20 years later, Plerngfah is back to live at Thailand and work as a news reporter for Channel 6. Several bombing with ancient traces happened cause him to meet Sitang, a young archeology professor. Then Plerngfah is able to see past lives again. He is sure that Sitang is his soulmate and they has been together for many lifetimes. However, enemies who cause chaos in their previous lives, still follow them to this world and swear to sperate Plerngfah and Sitang again.
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. James Jirayu and Taew Natapohn both have their fans who will definitely want to watch this. It also looks like there are many different past lives that the lakorn looks at, which made it confusing for some viewers. I also think James having special powers is an unique slant to the past lives genre. It is English subbed by Muse Trailer above.

Ruk Laek Pop (2020) – A modern day reckless influencer gets transported back into the past where he meets his look-alike great grandfather. To somehow get back to the present, he needs his great grandfather’s help. Matters get chaotic when he gets involved in his great grandfather’s love life. If he alters who his great grandmother is he would cease to exist. What valuable lessons will he learn and how will he return to the present?.

Reason it’s interesting? Film Thanapat, Vill Wannarot and Bifern Anchasa Mongkhonsamai all star in this lakorn, with Film playing dual roles. The lakorn also has an interesting plot, one I’ve seen before in western films like Back to the Future, but is new to Thailand lakorns I believe. The 28 episodes this lakorn has did put some viewers off, but other people loved the chemistry between the couples as well as the acting by the leads. This lakorn is on Muse’s site. Trailer

Sunya Ruk Sunya Luang (2020) A story transitioning between the past and present lives.

Reason it’s interesting? Denkhun Ngamnet plays a cop who meets a mysterious woman, played by Namwhan Phulita he takes a dislike too. And there’s another woman too who always seems to be around. There are unusual deaths occurring and the cop has to figure out what’s happening and why. I’ve just started watching this and am already intrigued by the story, which is a love triangle. So far most of the story has been in the present times, so I’m wondering how much the past plays a part in this. This is was subbed by Muse. Trailer above

Kadee Rak Kham Pop (2020) – Puncha is an investigator and met Dunchaya who happens to be the suspect in poisoning a victim by being the one who made the food. Because of fear, she ran away and Puncha chased her. They were in a boat and strange things happen leading them to two crossed back to 1913. Puncha had to temporarily stop investigations into the case of Dunchaya, and they were looking for a way back together, but the two were accidentally involved in a murder case. Looking for a way to get back from the present time, the two investigated the case but the matter was not as simple as the leads thought, many killed in a row and they have to find who is doing it. (Source: Qoo25)
(Source: MyDramaList)

Reason it’s interesting. Honestly I saw the 1st episode and wasn’t impressed. But this is only 10 episodes, and there are not a lot of other options for historical dramas this year, sooo. This is English subbed by Muse and Thippy Trailer

NO ENGLISH SUBS AVAILABLE

Toong Sanaeha (2020) – The story is set in the 1970s, in a small Thai village. Paitoon is in love with Yupin, whose father has gambling issues. They planned on getting married but Pao, his mother, doesn’t like Yupin and won’t accept their relationship because of her father. While Paitoon is in monkhood, Pao forces Yupin to marry Praiwan, Paitoon’s brother who’s suffering from polio since childhood. From now on, Yupin is Paitoon’s sister-in-law, but their love for each other has not gone away. Will they be able to overcome all obstacles and be together again? (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from a novel of the same title by author Chulamani.
(Source: asianfuse.net) 

Reason it’s interesting? As one of the few actual historical lakorns of 2020 that doesn’t involve time travel/past lives, it would be neat if this were English subbed. Both the director (Padiwaradda) and screenwriter (Klin Kasalong (2019)) have a lot of experience and done many historical lakorns, so this lakorn was in capable hands. Plus it stars actors such as Sorat Jaron, Toey Jarinporn and Noi Busakorn.

Wimarn Montra (2020) “There’s a past at this house, there’s death at this house, waiting will be over at this house.” She try to beat her rival because of being betrayed by her lover, decide to spell his spirit to be with her. She use a blood from innocent girl to live as immortal. Waiting for new perfect body of her lover. (Source: thaidramatic_update)
(Source: MyDramaList) 

Reason it’s interesting? Yui Chiranan and BigM Krittarit star in this lakorn that aired on Channel 7. This is another past/present lives lakorn which seems fairly interesting from its trailer.

Pbop Phee Jao (2020) A young woman born with the fortune of a ghost’s successor But then you have to lose everything, including your lover. She tries to resurrect her lover from the dead until the end. At the prison with malice and waiting for the day the lover will return again.

700 years later, at Wiang Pha Chan, there is a big miracle. Awakening from a long and warm sleep in Chiang Rai city, Wiang Pha Chan has two wives, Mae Chao Thong-On. Who are pregnant and mother, mother-in-law from foreigners who try to not be pregnant

Returning to Wiang Pha Chan as the new mother of the Holy Hall Mother’s bracelet is to ask for the devil’s teacher. She conjured the soul into the belly of the bracelet and provided that, at the age of 20, that child had to become the heir of the death. Thongthong’s mother gave birth to an ugly baby, named Khamthong. In the middle of the night.

One night Ruang found Khamthong eating the victim, knowing that she was ghoul. Rueang would like to help her. Therefore will take her to see Luang Pho. But in the end, the words were not expensive to the appointment Bearing until trying to find the ring Showing that the ring is ugly and pregnant Ring lying that this is because of the expensive gold. Causing Rage to become angry and to plan to subdue the ghoul by luring expensive gold words to meet Reverend Father When she realized it, he was feuding and bearing out the heart to eat. Ring gave birth and died immediately. Doctor Phaseng, a medicine doctor who helped deliver babies to escape from Wiang. While the golden expensive words fled. (Source: thairath)
(Source: AsianFuse Wiki)

Reason it’s interesting? Uhhhh. This stars Smart Krissada and Natharika Thamapreedanan, among other actors, on Channel 8 and seems to be one of the few horror historicals of 2020. There was also a sequel that aired this year as well, which really surprised me because it’s not often this type of genre gets a sequel. Pbop Phee Jao 2 (2020) seems to have most of the same cast. Trailer.

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

Genre: ACTION

action

I’ve talked about the action genre before, discussed 2019 action lakorns here and here. This time, I’m looking at a wide swath of lakorns from the early 2000’s to now. So if you want to see what’s out there, take a look at this list! Not a complete list by any means, this focuses on lakorns that are English subbed only. Want to know where to watch these lakorns? Look at my complete lakorn list here or check youtube.

Action – Ooh, lots of guns and punches flying here. Usually involves cops and revenge is a common feature in these lakorns. And of course, there are bad guys and good guys and the hero usually has a love interest.

12 Rasee, Arkom (2017), Bangkok Vampire (2019), Bodyguard Sao, Cheewit Puer Kah Huajai Puer Tur (2017), The Crown Princess,
Fatal Destiny (2016), Game Maya (2017), Hua Jai Patapee, Insee Daeng (2019), Ka Badin (2015), Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai LubKarn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai, Kom Faek (2018), Kularb Kror Petch (2019), Kularb TUD Petch (2016),  Lah Ruk Sut Kob FahLeh Lub Salub Rarng, Lueat Tat Lueat, Kong Krapan Naree (2016), Mafia Luerd Mungkorn Series, Mafia Tee Ruk, Manee Yard Fah, Monkey Twins (2018), Mook Liam Petch (2012), Morrasoom Sawat, My Hero SeriesNang Fah Kap MafiaNang Rai Sai Lab (2013), Nang Rai Tee Rak, Nuer Mek 2 (2012), Padiwaradda, Paragit Ruk Series, Payakka (2018), Petch Tud Petch (2016), Pleng Rak Pha Puen Taek (2014), Plerng Naree, Pin Anong, Pope Rak, Rahut Torachon/The Villian Code, Roy Fun Tawan Duerd, Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan, Sai Lohit (2018), Sampatan Hua Jai (2018), Sapai Glai Peun Tiang, Suea (2014), Sueb Lub Rahat Ruk (2007), Suparb Burut Satan (2008), Suparburoot Jorm Jon Series, Suparburoot Jutathep Series, Tawan Deard (2011), Tawun Thud BurapahTunnel, Wan Nee Tee Ror Khoi (2013), Yark Yood Tawan Wai Tee Plai Fah, Yok Luerd Mungkorn (2012)

bodyguards

Bodyguards – Bodyguard Sao, The Crown Princess, Game Maya, Karn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai, Lah Ruk Sut Kob Fah, Manee Yard Fah, Nang Rai Tee Rak, Plerng Naree, Suparb Burut Satan (2008), Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Duang Jai Kabot (2019), Yark Yood Tawan Wai Tee Plai Fah

Kicka** women

Action women – in these lakorns, women play a center role and kick butt as much as the guys do or even more. Bodyguard Sao, Kularb Kror Petch (2019), Likit Haeng Jan (2019), Mae Ka Khanom Wan (2009), Mook Liam Petch (2012), Nang Rai Sai Lab (2013), Sapai Glai Peun Tiang

The Law

Law enforcement, cops, military, each of these lakorns have someone in that profession – Cheewit Puer Kah Huajai Puer Tur, The Crown Princess, Fai Hima (2019), Fah Jarod Sai (2013), Fatal Destiny (2016), Game Maya, Hua Jai Patapee, Insee Daeng (2019), Ka Badin (2015), Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai Lub, Karn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai, Khun Chai Ronapee (2013), Kom Faek (2018), Kong Krapan Naree (2016), Lah Ruk Sut Kob Fah, Leh Lub Salub RarngLueat Tat Lueat, Manee Yard Fah, Monkey Twins (2018), Mook Liam Petch (2012), Nang Fah Kap Mafia, Nang Rai Sai Lab (2013), Nuay Lub Salub Love (2019), Nuer Mek 2 (2012), Padiwaradda, Payak Rai Sai Lub (2019), Pleng Rak Pha Puen Taek (2014), Plerng Naree, Pin Anong , Pope Rak, Roy Fun Tawan Duerd, Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan, Sai Lohit (2018), Sapai Glai Peun Tiang, Sueb Lub Rahat Ruk (2007), Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Duang Jai Kabot (2019), Tawun Thud Burapah, Tunnel, Voice, Yok Luerd Mungkorn (2012)

mafia

Mafia – whether they’re still in the business or not, these are nang’ek who are the bad guys, not all are even mafia, but all are still on wrong side of law. Cheewit Puer Kah Huajai Puer Tur, Chumpae, Cubic, Karn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai, Mae Ka Khanom Wan (2009), Mafia Luerd Mungkorn Series, Mafia Tee Ruk, Morrasoom Sawat, Nang Fah Kap Mafia, Nee Ruk Nai Krong Fai, Ra Rerng Fai, Roy Fun Tawan Duerd, Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan, Suparburoot Jorm Jon: Maturot Lohgan (2019), Tawun Thud Burapah,

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!

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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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