Tuesday’s Teaser: Song Sanaeha 2021

So I know I’ve talked about this lakorn before, but it finally has an airdate and everything!!! Song Sanaeha (2021) is one of those high profile lakorns that’s getting plenty of buzz, thanks to the star power of the main couple, Kimberley Voltemas (Dung Duang Haruetai) and James Ma (Klin Kasalong), not to mention it’s their much anticipated reunion (they both starred together in 2016’s Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised! This twin lakorn starts airing May 5, 2021, two days a week on Channel 3. It will be English subbed on Viu, we’ll have to see if anyone else picks it up.

Source: CH3Thailand’s yt channel

If you can’t see the teaser, here’s the link. And there’s a great ost song here.

(Warning; possible spoilers ahead)

A remake of a 2005 titular lakorn, Song Sanaeha (2005) starred Aum Patcharapa and Vee Veraparb. I looked to find more info about it and discovered this thread here. Apparently, the pra’ek Warit is divorced in the 2005 version and nang’ek (the good twin) Pit is something of a tomboy who promised her dad to protect her younger sis (they’re twins so…. lol!) and she does so with her fists. Her younger twin Duan is a bit of a mess, a famous actress who was in relationship with rock star and got pregnant from him but aborted the baby. Warit encounters Pit first of course and they even kiss, and there are the usual misconceptions/mistaken identities, but apparently he knows from the 2nd episode who is whom. Thank goodness they don’t drag that out. Of course, Duan tries to get in between the couple as she throws her sister under the bus (she drugs her and sets her up to be raped), but there’s a happily ever after ending and Duan ends up dead I think? That is not that unexpected an ending, a lot of twin lakorns seem to have only one twin left alive by the time they end, since the bad twin would probably end up in jail otherwise.

It remains to be seen how much the 2021 version will copy Song Sanaeha (2005), but at least we have some idea of how the plot turns out.

Synopsis: Two twin sisters, so similar in appearance, but so different in nature, go through life in different ways. Duen is a capricious model and actress, she’s not considerate of anybody’s interests and feelings. Pit, after the death of their parents, takes care of her sister and constantly helps her. While Duen was in a scandalous relationship with a rock musician, Pit met Warit, a worthy young man who first was confused by the twins, but soon realized the difference between them. By a strange coincidence, he turned out to be the nephew of Duen’s new lover. Duen, tired of the elderly uncle, switched her attention to the nephew. And the more he resisted, the angrier and terrible her tricks became to quarrel the lovers. (Source: MyDramaList)

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What’s Next? Song Sanaeha???

I feel like I’ve been hearing about this lakorn forever! I mean, they finished filming Song Sanaeha last year, and there’s been numerous rumors about this lakorn airing soon. And yep, there’s another rumor going around now that it’s coming ‘soon.’ No idea what that means exactly, but hopefully this isn’t another false alarm. This is one of those high profile lakorns that’s getting plenty of buzz, thanks to the star power of the main couple, Kimberley Voltemas and James Ma, not to mention it’s their much anticipated reunion (they both starred together in 2016’s Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised!

Source: KMLM ZIM’s yt channel

Song Sanaeha is an upcoming Channel 3 lakorn that is a remake of a 2005 lakorn about twin sisters and the one guy they both love. Not a big fan of the twin lakorns, but I do like the cast well enough so I might check it out. Muse was going to sub it, they’re gone now, but I’m pretty sure another subbing group will pick this up although no airing date has been announced yet.

Synopsis: Two twin sisters, so similar in appearance, but so different in nature, go through life in different ways. Duen is a capricious model and actress, she’s not considerate of anybody’s interests and feelings. Pit, after the death of their parents, takes care of her sister and constantly helps her. While Duen was in a scandalous relationship with a rock musician, Pit met Warit, a worthy young man who first was confused by the twins, but soon realized the difference between them. By a strange coincidence, he turned out to be the nephew of Duen’s new lover. Duen, tired of the elderly uncle, switched her attention to the nephew. And the more he resisted, the angrier and terrible her tricks became to quarrel the lovers. (Source: MyDramaList)

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Music Monday

This week, I’m still working on a number of different posts, so whatever finishes first is what I’ll post. Things are sort of up in the air because of the coronavirus. Some stations are already playing reruns instead of showing new content, but there will be some new shows still airing.

One of the first lakorns with A list actors out this year is Dung Duang Haruetai (2020) which just ended. It didn’t make quite the big splash that people expected as the ratings were in the 1s and 2s. Muse is subbing this so check out their site if you want to watch.

Dung Duang Haruetai (2020) synopsis: 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)

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Tuesday’s Teaser: Dung Duang Haruetai

Finally! The 2020 version of Dung Duang Haruetai starring Tik Jesadaporn and Kimberley Anne Woltemas aired March 5th! There has been multiple remakes over the years, a 1996 version, a 2007 remake and now the 2020 remake. It’s all about three kingdoms and their complicated relationships with each other. There’s a hate to love relationship here, kidnappings, forbidden love, and so on.

Dung Duang Haruetai (2020) The story of three kingdoms. Kasit ruled by King Rungsimun is the wealthiest and most powerful but they lack a sea route, for this reason, King Rungsimun had planned to politically wed Princess Munisala of Thanta in order to conveniently use their water route. However if both Kasit and Thanta 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 Munisala decided to flee in order to escape the wedding because she had heard many ruthless stories about King Rungsimun but she accidentally fell into a trap and was rescued by Prince Tiyuttithorn/ Pee Chai of Puntoolat where she asked to seek refuge. Upon hearing the news of Princess Munisala’s disappearance and learning that it may be linked to Pee Chai, Princess Tasika feared the start of a war and so she made her way to speak to Pee Chai and got kidnapped by King Rungsimun and brought to Kasit. Tasika believed she was kidnapped as a hostage in order for Kasit to negotiate Munisala’s return and so she began at first to dislike Rungsimun. However Rungsimun had fallen in love with Tasika at first sight and so began their love story, but things get complicated as Mina constantly stirs up trouble, by trying to harm Tasika as she was in love with Rungsimun. Meanwhile, Munisala and Tiyuttithorn also started to slowly fall in love. Matters get complicated as Mina’s father committed treason against Rungsimun. (Source: Sharerice)

Dung Duang Haruetai (2020) is on Muse’s upcoming project list to English sub. You can watch the classic 1996 version here or dl here. The 2008 version is available here. I definitely have this on my must watch list and so should you!

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TOP 3 – Upcoming Historical Lakorns

I’m liking the fact that lakorns are becoming more diverse in plot and genre. A woman with a medical background solving mysteries in a historical period? Sounds like China’s Miss Truth (2020). But no, it’s actually one of several upcoming lakorns I’m looking forwards to.

1. Lai Kinnaree (2020) – This lakorn stands out for several reasons. 1. It stars Nadech Kugimiya, Yaya Urassaya 2. It takes place in the Ayutthaya period of time 3. It’s about a woman with medical knowledge she uses to solve cases and mysteries. More pics here and here.

Synopsis: The reign of King Narai was the most prosperous during the Ayutthaya period. Ayutthaya kingdom at that time has great commercial and diplomatic activities with all foreign nations especially the west. Everywhere was full of foreign immigrants, merchants, missionaries diplomats and military personnel. Foreigners especially westerners were backed to oppress Ayautthaya people causing the rage among Ayutthaya people. Lady Pudsorn is the beautiful daughter of a famous deceased doctor. She well inherited medical knowledge from her father. Aok Luang (Viscount) Indra Ratchpakdee is a handsome police nobleman who is responsible for the peace and safety of people in the metropolitan area. Monsieur Robert is a handsome French guy who closes to an important French military diplomat whom King Narai borrowed from King of France to work for. Faith brought the three of them to met and work together in investigating the suspicious death of an important French cargo ship captain who died while wearing female sarong cloth with Lai Kinaree (Half Bird Half Human) patterned which is the kind of pattern prohibited for royal ladies in the palace only. Therefore this case has the existence of Ayutthaya Kindom at stake because it may trigger the war by being claimed as a rightful cause for the French army to seize Ayutthaya Kindom. The investigation leads the three of them to many somehow involved people, many stories and many suspects which each of them has unexpectable secrets. Moreover, one of the suspects is a very powerful lady in the royal palace too. Besides that, the investigation also leads those two gorgeous and high-profiled guys to fall for Lady Pudsorn and both of them ready to compete to win her heart. What should Lady Pudsorn do? (Source: Asianfuse & ShareRice)

2. Dung Duang Haruetai – This will be the 2nd remake of the popular lakorn and it stars Tik Jesadaporn, Kimberly Voltemas as the main couple. I’ve posted before about the detailed, if sometimes questionable fashions of the lakorn. It will be interesting to see if it holds up to the previous versions.

Synopsis: The story of three kingdoms. Kasit ruled by King Rungsimun is the wealthiest and most powerful but they lack a sea route, for this reason, King Rungsimun had planned to politically wed Princess Munisala of Thanta in order to conveniently use their water route. However if both Kasit and Thanta 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 Munisala decided to flee in order to escape the wedding because she had heard many ruthless stories about King Rungsimun but she accidentally fell into a trap and was rescued by Prince Tiyuttithorn/ Pee Chai of Puntoolat where she asked to seek refuge. Upon hearing the news of Princess Munisala’s disappearance and learning that it may be linked to Pee Chai, Princess Tasika feared the start of a war and so she made her way to speak to Pee Chai and got kidnapped by King Rungsimun and brought to Kasit. Tasika believed she was kidnapped as a hostage in order for Kasit to negotiate Munisala’s return and so she began at first to dislike Rungsimun. However Rungsimun had fallen in love with Tasika at first sight and so began their love story, but things get complicated as Mina constantly stirs up trouble, by trying to harm Tasika as she was in love with Rungsimun. Meanwhile, Munisala and Tiyuttithorn also started to slowly fall in love. Matters get complicated as Mina’s father committed treason against Rungsimun. (Source: Sharerice) (Source: MyDramaList)

3. Prom Likit – Not much is known about this except it’s a sequel to Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (2018) and the main couple of Bella Ranee and Pope Thanawat will be returning. Also returning is the director Mai Phawat Panangkasiri, but Louis Scott won’t be returning. This will have an opening ceremony on May 2020. It remains to be seen whether it will air in 2020, but is a couple worth waiting for!

Synopsis– This sequel is set in King Thai Sa’s reign (1709-1732) and will focus on Por Date and Kadesurang’s kids 20 years after Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat’s ending.

What are your top 3?

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Music Monday

There’s no particular theme this week, although I do want to talk about some of my favorite actors and actresses. I also want to talk more about workplace dramas and the lack of them in lakornland except there’s not much to say. Japan has lots of workplace doramas, and Korea also has their fair share, but not Thailand. Even when there is a workplace drama, it’s more a workplace romance then a drama showcasing the work environment and the people there and their relationships to each other. Today I picked a mv because I really liked how it was made, although I’ve haven’t seen Ab Ruk Online (2015)😁.

Credit: emma’s yt channel

Ab Ruk Online (2015) Awatsaya is a beautiful boss with bright future. She is in her mid-30’s and expected to remain single, until she secretly falls in love with the new hired young man, Pranon. He’s the perfect man, who just got his heartbroken. He’s handsome, talented and kind. But she can’t allow her position and image to be impacted, so she uses an online chat program to court him. Their online relationship starts growing and going smoothly. Her secret love starts to get messy when Prippreaw, a rich and young woman who is in love with Pranon, pretends to be Pranon’s Ab Ruk. Also, she got a new handsome playful boss, Mr. Lipta. Lipta is a playful, handsome boss, who likes to tease her. Unknown to her, the handsome boss has a secret love toward her. Source: Viki

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Music Monday

We’ll be focusing on comedy this week, taking a look back at 2019 comedies, what was English subbed and what interesting lakorns weren’t English subbed. Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang starring Kimberly Voltemas, and Mario Maurer was a romantic comedy with a historical bent. Here’s two mvs from the show that was subbed by Muse.

Credit: missshiannelee‘s yt channel

Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang (2019) synopsis:

Credit: Channel 3’s yt channel

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)

The first mv showcases the 2nd couple in the lakorn. And the 2nd mv is just a ball of crazy. It’s weird. I don’t know if I like it, but I felt you all deserved to experience the weirdness too 😁. You’re welcome. That chorus of moans is quite something. But this really showcases the main couple well. Enjoy!

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Song Sanaeha (2019)

This is another big name lakorn starring Kimberley Voltemas and James Ma. They’re still filming this so you won’t see this for a while, but I’m loving Kimberley’s look here and the chemistry between she and James.

Source: versalon’s ig

Synopsis: Two twin sisters, so similar in appearance, but so different in nature, go through life in different ways. Duen is a capricious model and actress, she’s not considerate of anybody’s interests and feelings. Pit, after the death of their parents, takes care of her sister and constantly helps her. While Duen was in a scandalous relationship with a rock musician, Pit met Warit, a worthy young man who first was confused by the twins, but soon realized the difference between them. By a strange coincidence, he turned out to be the nephew of Duen’s new lover. Duen, tired of the elderly uncle, switched her attention to the nephew. And the more he resisted, the angrier and terrible her tricks became to quarrel the lovers.

(Source: MyDramaList)

This is a remake of a 2005 lakorn about twins, a good twin and an evil one. I actually don’t really like twin dramas, with one exception, but I do like both stars, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this lakorn.

Source. james_jamesma

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Fab Five – Actress Edition

To continue our week of posts for lakorn newbies, I present to you some well known actresses. As a bonus, I’ll even add in info about them. I’ll also talk about what lakorns they starred in. Next week will be Thai actors turn.

The Actresses

BELLA RANEE – 29 years old, been an actress since 2011. Her top hits include Phope Ruk with Mark Prin, and Padiwarada. Bella’s successes have mostly been in historical lakorns, and the hugely popular lakorn 2018 hit, Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat really cemented her stance as a top actress in Thailand.

Taew Natapohn – 30 years, has been in lakorns since 2006. She’s garnered numerous acting awards, along with a reputation for getting along well with co-stars. 2016’s Nakee was a big hit, Nueng Dao Fah Diew had Taew pairing with James Jirayu and Game Sanaeha is a favorite with international lakorn audiences.

Yaya Urassaya Sperbund is 26 years old, but has been in lakorns since 2008. Yaya’s frequent pairings with Nadech Kugimiya have made them a favorite couple and they’ve starred in 7 lakorns together already, with an 8th reunion already planned. It all started with lakorn series 4 Huajai Haeng Koon Kao, in which Yaya starred with Nadech in Duang Jai Akkanee. Game Rai Phaai Game Ruk in 2011, again with Nadech, was another success. Kleun Cheewit (2017) is very popular and she had great chemistry with Mark Prin.

Kimberley Anne Voltemas – 27 years old, was also part of the lakorn series 4 Huajai Haeng Koon Kao along with Yaya, and to this day, they are best friends. Her role in the series didn’t garner as much notice, but it was her first real role apart from a cameo, so I’m including the lakorn Thara’s Himalaya, part 1 of the series. Kimberley starred in 2013’s Rang Pratana with Nadech Kugimiya, but really is famous for pairing with Mark Prin, whom she became a koo-jin couple (couple people ship together) with. Piang Chai Kon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised was another big hit for Kimberley.

Vill Wannarot is 30 years old, and is one of the more prolific actresses on the list. Vill’s first role in 2008’s Kaew Lorm Petch with Son Yuke was a hit, and she has continued to star in hits such as Sud Sai Pan (2013) with Toomtam Yuthana and Leh Nangfah. Vill has starred with a number of different actors, but look out for her roles pairing her with Son Yuke or Toomtam Yuthana.

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