What’s Next? Wong Wien Hua Jai (2021)

Looks like the first slap and kiss of 2021, so Wong Wien Hua Jai (2021) starring Porche Saran (Sai Lohit (2018)) and Now Tisanart (Duang Jai Kabot (2019)), who both starred together in (Sai Lohit (2018)). The remake is a slap and kiss about a guy who marries? a girl to keep her from interfering with his sister’s marriage. The orginal lakorn aired in 1984, and there was a popular remake in 2009 Wong Wien Hua Jai which starred Weir Sukollawat and Pinky Savika. Airing January 21, 2021 on Channel 7 on Wednesday and Thursday. Thippy will be English subbing this.

Source: Channel 7’s yt channel

Synopsis: Bow returns to Thailand after she learns that her boyfriend, Pong (Takphet), has cheated on her and has impregnated Vithinee (Ploy) who he is now going to marry. Vithinee is the younger sister of the male lead, Tos (Porche ) who is the owner of a plantation and is extremely protective over his sickly sister.

Lost in the pain of heartbreak and deceit, Bow decides to go to a club alone and drink her pain away. There she somehow ends up in a bad situation — almost being drugged and compromised by a criminal. She is, however, saved by Tos, who manages to take her to a private room safely.

The protective older brother — unwilling to let Bow ruin his sister’s happiness — ends up using this opportunity to tie Bow to himself. He tells Bow’s father that he has slept with his daughter, which makes the older man marry Bow off to Tos in order to protect his daughter’s virtue. Thus begins a very push and pull love story of Bow and Tos. (Source:thaidramatic_update; Edited by Soju at MyDramaList)

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Source: Channel 7’s yt channel

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What’s Next? Praomook

So it’s time to start talking about lakorns I’m looking forwards to in 2021. We have a brand old pairing in the upcoming lakorn Praomook (2021) starring Pon Nawasch and Bua Nalinthip, both also starred together in Tra Barb See Chompoo. This is about a forced marriage and of course, I am excited! A Channel 3 lakorn, Neko has it on her subbing list, so I’m hopeful it will be English subbed😍🥰😘. No word yet on the exact airing date, but there’s been some material released recently that suggests it’ll be in the 1st part of 2021, so hopefully we’ll see it soon!

Source: jaywell48’s yt channel

Synopsis: Praomook works at a nightclub to earn money and pay a debt. She doesn’t get along with Chalunthorn because he misunderstood her, thinking she’s a bad girl. One day, his parents ask Praomook to marry Chalunthorn to remove the bad luck from him. She accepts the proposal just to get back at him. He pretends to be gay to avoid her but she doesn’t believe it. They will eventually start falling for each other, but there are obstructions to their love. Treenutch, Chalunthorn’s ex wants revenge while trying to get Chalunthorn back. There’s also Maithong, rival of Praomook’s family and Chalunthorn’s fling.

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Tuesday’s Teaser: Rahut Rissaya (2020)

I already talked about Rahut Rissaya (2020) in a previous post, but now we’ve got some teasers and an airing date and I’m still excited!!! Pinkploy Chansamorn (Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang) stars as the scheming nang’ek out for revenge and Artit (Bank) Tangwiboonpanit (Panthakan Rak) is the pra’ek whom the nang’ek plots against. This is a remake of a 2007 drama and hopefully they’ll keep the forced marriage theme. The lakorn airs Monday and Tuesday on Channel 7 and I’m hoping it will be English subbed.

Source: Channel 7’s yt

Synopsis: When the heiress of a billionaire family lost everything including her parents who got murdered…lost all the properties to her aunt and her daughter. Her revenge starts with a businessman who is a fiancé of her aunt’s daughter, as he becomes a chess piece in her game. She uses a confidential document that shows his father’s bad deed as a way to force/pressure him. But their closeness turns to love. Before she starts to see the value in his love and to learn how to forgive, everything is almost too late. (Source: Choi’s_(MY) at MyDramaList)

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Source: Channel 7’s yt

I watched the the 2007 version of Rahut Rissaya and it remains one of my top ten lakorns to this date. (You can watch it from here.) The heroine was one of the baddest I’ve ever seen in lakorns as she was calculating, cool and focused on her revenge. The hero or pra’ek was overall sweet and attracted despite himself. Both he and the heroine went back and forth in that drama, it was awesome. He tied her up, she tied him up, etc. I hope that they don’t get rid of that back and forth, she was more than his equal in that lakorn. The nang’ek or heroine in that version blackmailed the hero (pra’ek) into marrying her because she needed to be close to his family to get more evidence on who killed her parents.

I’m hoping that they continue to have the forced marriage theme here (although it’s usually the other way around, this time it was the girl forcing the guy into marriage, 😂.) There was rape in the 2007 version which they could easily do without though this time around. Definitely will be watching this one!

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What’s Next – Praomook?

There are a lot more adaptations from new books these days in lakornland, and I’m loving it. More novel adaptations means more new material and less remakes, so yeah! Praomook (2020). This Channel 3 lakorn is another forced marriage lakorn, complete with numerous misunderstandings. 😁

Pon Nawasch and Bua Nalinthip already showcased their chemistry in 2018’s hit Tra Barb See Chompoo, so I’m sure fans will be waiting anxiously to see the magic happen a 2nd time.

Synopsis: Praomook works at a nightclub to earn money and pay a debt. She doesn’t get along with Chalunthorn because he misunderstood her, thinking she’s a bad girl. One day, his parents ask Praomook to marry Chalunthorn to remove the bad luck from him. She accepts the proposal just to get back at him. He pretends to be gay to avoid her but she doesn’t believe it. They will eventually start falling for each other, but there are obstructions to their love. Treenutch, Chalunthorn’s ex wants revenge while trying to get Chalunthorn back. There’s also Maithong, rival of Praomook’s family and Chalunthorn’s fling.

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TOP THREE: Pong Nawat

Another top three featuring favorite actors, I already did one on Tik and Andrew. I’ll get to the ladies as well, don’t worry. The top three this week will focus on one actor. Instead of focusing on a certain genre like remakes, or genres, today’s top three will focus on one actor: Pong Nawat.

1. Blood & Treasures (2016)Noon Woranuch as Ubon is a force to be reckoned with in this lakorn, but Pong Nawat holds his own as Akkanee very well and makes his character more sympathetic and realistic then you might believe possible.

Blood & Treasures (2016) synopsis: Present Life: Akkanee is an archaeologist who loves antique so much. He already has a lover who is Thipapa, but they are not yet married because it seems like he is waiting for someone. That’s when Sarochinee came into his life. She is a beautiful and mysterious woman. She is a millionaires who also loves antique from the Ayutthaya period. Most importantly, she has a piece of Siraporn, which Akkanee is researching. When Sarochinee appeared, she caused fear in many people around her. Nobody can answer why unnatural deaths occur with people around her. Everybody whoever breaks a promise has to die. Nobody knows why, but everybody feels that Sarochinee is somehow involved. Sarochinee’s arrival brings back the past of Ubon, a woman from Ayutthaya. Karma starts to circle again, until everybody reincarnates, and meets together in this present lifetime. This is just the beginning.

Past Life: Akkanee is a soldier in Ayutthaya’s ending period. He killed Ubon, who is his wife. He sacrificed her to protect the nation’s treasure. Ubon was very angry at Akkanee. Because of his actions, she was cursed for centuries and was not able to reincarnate. The Heavens pitied her and allowed her to find a successor that will take her place. If Ubon can’t find a successor, she won’t be able to reincarnate again and has to remain a protector of the treasure for eternity. For this reason, Ubon came back as Sarochinee. She come to take Akkanee’s life as her next successor. (Source: asianfuse.net)

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2. Tawun Thud Burapah (2015) – I haven’t watched it yet, but this is one of those highly rated lakorns that are on my list. Bromance, action, thriller, crime, romance, this looks to have a little bit of everything. This teaser is pretty intense.

Tawun Thud Burapah (2015) synopsis: Burapa and Tawan are brothers and the sons of a well-known cop. They are very close as brothers. Burapa is into boxing, while Tawan wants to follow in their father’s footsteps to become a cop. One day, they hear a gun shot and go to see what is going on. This way, they witness a murder and when the time comes to point the finger at the killer, Tawan is not hesitant to do the right thing. Burapa knows that the bad guys will not leave their family alone and he begs Tawan not to be a witness. This is how the conflict begins

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3. Dum Kum. A slightly more recent lakorn of Andrew’s, this lakorn features Aff Taksaorn as Wanida. This is a period lakorn set in the 1940s. I thought this was a light romantic drama that was sweet. It has a marriage of convenience and a cute main couple. Watch it streaming here.

Dum Kum (2009) synopsis: Not wanting to marry Tuthiya, a man who looks down on country folks, Dum paints her body black and pretends to be an uncultured woman to make Tuthiya despise her and break off their arranged marriage. Sure enough, he does. (Source: Viki)

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What are your top 3?

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Marriage Genre

This is an old post, but I decided to update it as I want to look at specific tropes/genres and what lakorns fall in those categories. I will be making more posts on lakorn genre/tropes as I find the topic interesting and hopefully it can help you find more to watch! 

There are a lot of lakorns about married couples, and it’s a favorite trope of mine. Full House (Thai version) is based off of a kdrama and features a celebrity and aspiring writer who enter a contract marriage for various reasons, but ends up falling in love.

Contract marriages is just one of the many different tropes regarding marriages in lakorns. There’s also arranged marriages, fake marriages, marriages of convenience (Jao Sao Jum Yorm) and so on. Read on to find out more. Where can you watch these lakorns? Try here.

Arranged/Forced Marriages

              Arranged 
Marriages – The parents/guardians/relatives have arranged the marriage.

Awayjee See Chompoo, Badarn Jai (2008), Dum Kum (2009), The Crown Princess (2018) or Likit Ruk, Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Game Sanaeha (2018), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang (2006), Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang (2019), Kuan Kammathep (2009)/Cupid Gang, Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013), Maya See Mook (2013), Mia Jum Pen (2001), Mia Taeng, Mon Ruk Kao Tom Mud (2009), Namthaa Kammathep/Stupid Cupid (2015), Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo WisedPrincess Hours Thai, Raeng Pradtanaha, Roy Fun Tawan Duerd (2014), Roy Marn, Ruk Nai Marn Mek (2010), Samee (1999),  Samee (2013), Stupid Cupid (2015), Tam Hua Jai Pai Sood Lah (1997), Wanida (2010), Wiwa Wah Woon, Wong Wien Hua Jai (2009)

Best of the BEst

Best of the Best – Marriage dramas we recommend.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, The Crown Princess (2018) or Likit Ruk, Full House, Game Rai Game Rak (2011), Jao Sao Jum Yorm (2018), Kaew Tah Pee (2006), Khun Chai Puttipat, Khun Chai Rachanon, Manee Yard Fah, Oum RukPadiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Pin AnongRahut Rissaya, Raeng Pradtanaha, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Leh Sanae Rai (2015), Roy Marn, Samee (1999),  Samee (2013), Sao Noi (2012), Sud Sai Pan, Wanida (2010)

City and Country Folk Marriages

Dum Kum (2009)

 City and Country Folk Marriages –People from very different backgrounds marry, and this difference creates problems in their marriage.

Dum Kum (2009), Keuy Ban Nok, Khun Chai Rachanon, Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013), Tur Keu Prom Likit/You’re My Destiny (2017)

Contract Marriages

Contract Marriages – marriages that are meant to last only for a while, these often involve contracts.

Full House (Thai version), Game Sanaeha (2018), Jao Sao Chang YonJao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Kha Khong Khon (2011), Likit Ruk or The Crown Princess (2018), Paragit Ruk Series: Yeut Fah Ha Pigat Ruk (2017), Rahut Rissaya, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You’re My Destiny

Failed/Failing Marriages💔

Game Rak Ao Keun (2019)

Failed/Failing Marriages – These are marriages that aren’t just troubled, but are headed for divorce. WARNING: Lots of these have cheating in them.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, Ching Ruk Rissaya (2017), Game Rak Ao Keun (2019), Mia 2018 (2018), My Dear Loser Series: Happy Ever After (2017), Peak Marn/Satan’s Wings, Plerng Boon (2017), Raeng Ngao 2 (2019), Ton Ruk Rim Rua (2013)/Love Started at the Fence?

FAKE OR PRETEND MARRIAGE

Soda Gub Cha Yen (1999)

The couple pretends to marry or pretends to be in love in a Fake marriage/engagement                     
Dao Kiao Duen (2013), Jao Sao Chapor KitJao Sao Jum Yorm (2018), Kha Neung Ha (1998), Kao Waan Hai Noo Pen Sai Lub (2019), Khun Mae Suam Roy, Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak, Leh Roy Ruk (2012), Love at First Hate, Mam Gaem Daeng (2012), Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak, Paragit Ruk Series: Yeut Fah Ha Pigat Ruk (2017), Sapai TKO, Soda Gub Cha Yen (1999), Tang Parn Kammathep (2001)/Cupid Pathway?, Tang Parn Kammathep (2015), Wiwa Wah Woon, Wong Wien Hua Jai (2009)

For the Kids

For the Kids – Our hero/heroine marries for sake of kids/pregnancy. 
Oum Ruk, Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak (2017), The Sand Princess, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You’re My Destiny

Marriage for love

Marrying for Love – These lakorns have couples who get married for love, but find out that love doesn’t  solve all the troubles they face in their married life.

365 Wun Haeng RakBpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018), Game Rai Game Rak (2011), Peak Marn/Satan’s Wings, Pieng Jai Tee Pook Pun (2010)/Bonded Hearts, Ruen Mai See Beige, Sai Lub Rak Puan, Samee Teetra (2001), Samee Tee Tra (2014), Sao Noi (2012), Sud Sai Pan

Marriage of Convenience

Marriage of Convenience – One or both of them don’t want to marry, but they must because of debt or other issues. Literally every lakorn except the ones under the ‘Married for Love’ category falls into this category.

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Marrying for Money – literally, the bride (or groom) marries to pay off debts or for other money issues. Also, marrying for inheritance.

Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Kha Khong Khon (2011), Kom Ruk Kom Sanae Ha (2006), Kon La Kop Fah (2016), Mia Jum Pen (2001)/The Necessary Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised, Roy Leh Sanae RaiRoy Leh Sanae Rai (2015), Ruk Nai Marn Mek (2010), Samee (1999),  Samee (2013), The Bought Husband ~ Samee Ngern Phon (2001), Wanida (2010)

Revenge Marriage

Revenge Marriage – Spoiler alert!!! One (or both) of the people involved marries the other for revenge. 

Jai Luang/Lying Heart (2017)

Gol Ruk Game Payabaht/Game of Vengeance, Jai Luang/Lying Heart (2017), Jao Sao PrissanaKhun Mae Suam Roy, Kom Ruk Kom Sanae Ha (2006), Kon Rak Game Payabaht (2006), Plerng Ruk Plerng Kaen (2019), Rahut Rissaya, Roy Lae Sanae Luang (2013), Roy Marn, Tra Barb See Chompoo (2018)

Substitute Bride

He married the wrong bride? These husbands all end up getting married to someone other then they thought they were going to marry.

Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Jao Sao Gae KatJao Sao PrissanaKhun Mae Suam Roy, Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013), Maya See Mook (2013),
Mia Jum Pen
 (2001)
, Ngao Jai (2015) (Substitute Groom), Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak (2017), Roy Marn, Sud Sai Pan

This is by no means a complete or completely accurate list.

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Music Monday

🥰😍😻🤩😘 Marriages!!!! Marriages of convenience, forced marriages, arranged marriages, substitute brides, fake marriages, failing marriages, you name it! We’re talking marriages this week and I love it! It’s my favorite trope by far.

Lucky for me, lakornland is rife with marriages. Unluckily for me, I had to make some choices. Naturally, I couldn’t choose, so I picked two lakorns, both with couples who have loads of chemistry and lots of 😘 too.

Source: Grammy Gold official yt channel

Dum Kum (2009) synopsis: Not wanting to marry Tuthiya, a man who looks down on country folks, Dum paints her body black and pretends to be an uncultured woman to make Tuthiya despise her and break off their arranged marriage. Sure enough, he does. (Source: Viki)

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Jao Sao Jum Yorm (2018) synopsis: Maysarin is a famous socialite who’s engaged to Sarut, but he left her on the day of the wedding. Kadethaen is a 30 year-old real estate businessman who’s waiting for Pinmanee, his bride at the reception of a luxury hotel, but he saw her escape the wedding with another man. Kade walked out to a party at the beach, where he met May, who was still in her wedding dress drinking alone. They started drinking together and people thought they were a couple, so they went along with it and he jokingly proposed to her. Afterwards, they went back to the hotel and spent the night together. In the morning, May regretted what happened and wants to forget about Kade, but he’s not going to give up on her. (Source: MyDramaList)

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