My Love From Another Star Episode 1 Recap

So we start off with a quick overview of when our hero comes to Earth with rather laughable computer generated shots of a ship. Immediately he saves a girl called Bua from falling over a cliff in her runaway carriage, with his freezing time skills and and then we see him in modern-day time, where he talks about how he’s been here for 333 years and how his skills and senses are superior to humans. In 3 months, he will finally have a chance to go back to his home, his star.  I am totally getting Spock-like flashbacks from Nadech’s styling.

Then we have our heroine, the actress Falada (played by Matt Peeranee), at the scene of one of her lakorns.

Cut to our heroine, a famous actress who right on cue, sheds a tear, much to the delight of the director and crew, staff. And then we are immediately shown another side of the story, as she immediately shows her lack of knowledge and vanity. Love it as the lakorn goes on to show she has some smarts as well as she plays her managers to avoid getting censured by them by telling them about how other companies are interested in her joining them. 

Falada’s main talent, crying on cue.

They’re upset at her because she always shows her lack of knowledge of the Thai language through her social media posts, which make her seem ignorant and stupid. Falada is upset to be reminded of this, and in this mood, goes to her new apartment building where she meets our hero.

Falada think she’s got a stalker when our hero steps onto the elevator with her. Of course, he’s just going to the same floor and he doesn’t even know who she is. Falada can’t believe he doesn’t know who she is, everyone knows she is and she’s further upset when she goes online and she sees lots of comments about how stupid she is.

Look at the expression! lol

And then we get a look at her mother, who like Falada seems to be a lot of fake bluster, boosting about her famous daughter at a luncheon of women, but showing at the same time she doesn’t have a close relationship with her. We find out one of them is the mother of a supporting actress in Falada’s drama. The other mother shows up Falada’s mom’s bad relationship with her daughter by having more knowledge of what Falada is doing then she does.

Falada’s mom calls to get some money out of her and complain that Falada has nothing, everything she’s got, her beauty and talent of crying, is from her. Oh, and Falada is to check in on her brother as her mom hasn’t heard from him in awhile, so we get a fast peep of the brother next, who’s at an Internet cafe and gets upset at some teens who are talking about Falada.

It’s bedtime, the hero is soundly asleep, except he hears first the faucet running, then Falada singing. So he goes to have a word with his new neighbor about noise control, and in the process, manages to insult her intelligence. Well Falada, as she should, goes off on him, Talking about how she didn’t get enough nutrients for her brain because she can’t get fat and all the things she never got to do like anybody else because she had to start working at 13. So the H gets to hear her cry throughout the night.

Next, we have a look at the second female lead Roong or nang-rai? and  her manager Thot? who is upset at the treatment that her client is getting. Thot is pleased to inform Roong about a show that is dissing Falada. So we see Falada and her team watching the show, and they begged her to go back to school.

The villains of the drama enter (or at least they look like the villains) and it looks like a meeting at a corporation regarding a mall with the father in charge, who’s pleased with his son’s behavior. He has another son, we learn as we cut to Mork.

Mork is a confirmed playboy who picks up Falada and they chat as he takes her to school, where she is greeted like the superstar she is. But to Falada’s surprise, the professor is none other than her new neighbor, and she thinks back to what happened between them. Bored by the mating habits of a fly lecture, Falada drifts off, and later tries to appease the professor,  who ain’t having it.

Mork, our heroine’s bf, or wanna be bf. Not sure which.

We’re next introduced to Arun, the professor’s lawyer friend and only friend, whom Archira informs him that he’s leaving in three months, so he’ll need another death certificate. And a quick scene change to Falada having dinner with Mork and friend Roong, and Mork pulls out a ring to propose. They already talked about marriage in the car, but Falada said that she didn’t want to get married right now cuz she wanted to continue to get leading roles, so I have no idea why he is proposing, but Roong looks upset.

There are a number of scene changes between the two groups, Professor Archira and Arun, and Falada, Roong and Mork as they both tell their side of the same story. Arun asks why Archira never returned before to his home, and the professor talks about a woman named Bua he met when he first arrived, who gave him a gift. She died three hundred years ago. But something strange happened 12 years ago when the Professor was working in a hospital. He had a vision of the future where a truck is about to run down someone who looks like Bua.

Of course, that girl 12 years ago was Falada and Mork had come over there to see her and saw Falada running away in tears (Why? We don’t know yet), about to be run down by a truck. The professor saves Falada from the truck naturally. Falada says that she still thinks of the man and wants to see him again.

Flashback to the past, where we see aliens’ gathering insects, flowers and other specimens and our hero seems particularly fascinated, we see him going to wander around village looking at the people playing games, fighting.

Bua is there too, copying some writings on hell that her mother-in-law had her do. Bua bemoans her state, her mother-in-law blames her for her son’s death, but Bua says that she didn’t want to marry, she had no choice and wonders if her mother-in-law wishes her in hell. That’s a possibility, Because she falls unconscious, and an assassin comes in to carry her away. He carries her to the forest, where he prepares to kill her, but Bua wakes, sees she’s in danger and tries to get away.

Bua is saved by our hero, Archira and seems to recognize him from before, when he saved her life in the carriage. She wants to exchange names, but he doesn’t speak, instead he levitates. Bua is amazed at this and wants to learn to fly too, but all he does is give her a hair pin. Briefly flash back to the present, where the hairpin is being shown in a museum setting and a tour guide explains about it and the anonymous donor of it, it’s of course the professor, who’s shown listening in.

W…want to see something special?

To finish the story, Professor Archira tells Arun that he wants to meet the girl again, and we see the two of them later on the elevator together. Falada tries to explain away her previous behavior, But the professor just gives her another lecture and leaves, although he’s secretly spying on her through his spyglass in his home with an amused look a moment later. In the middle of the night, he has a vision of a person in a silver dress and heels falling off a building.

Wait a minute. Stop the presses!!!! Let me back that up.

Is that a hint of an emotion???

I want to continue the investigation into whether Nadech was actually emoting there, but the lakorn continued and so must I. Sigh. Archira tells his friend Arun about the vision, Arun thinks that it means he should try to save the person, but Archira doesn’t agree. He tells Arun he did that before in the past, only to have a bad outcome. When he helped a guy win a game, the guy continued to gamble and later on ends up trying to sell his daughter for money. But Arun tries to convince him it’s different this time, maybe it’s someone important to him.

So to recap this recap, Archida had a dream or vision where he sees someone (no face shown) fall off a building, someone in silver high heels.

Now we go to Falada being asked to star in a show, she doesn’t want to do it until she learns her rival Mina is going to get the part instead. Mina wanted the part and asks Falada’s friend Roong why Falada took it even though she doesn’t like doing shows. Falada’s friend talks about how Falada does things just to take it away from Mina. Which upsets Mina even more, of course, and Falada’s friend, who was with Falada and Mork at the restaurant (seemed to have a thing for Mork), watches with a small smile as Mina rants against Falada.

In the last part of the episode, we see the professor growing things, having a relaxing time until…. Someone comes home drunk and rowdy and trying to input her passcode on his door. Archira tries to tell her that this is not her apartment, but she slips past him and falls onto his couch. Bemused, the professor picks up after her and he turns and looks at her and they’re having a moment.

Shh. They’re having a moment.

Random Thoughts

So yeah, if you haven’t noticed from my commentary, Matt as Falada was killing it, she’s cut down on the overacting (hopefully for good) since the last time I saw her in Kuan Kammathep. And yeah, that was 10 years ago, but glad to see she’s changed. Nadech, on the other hand, seems have been stuck in a time loop, emotionwise. And I love him. Since, uh, Rang Pratana (2013). (I have a massive lakorn backlog to watch….)

But anyway, Nadech, don’t just be a beefcake. I know you can do more!

Random shower scene because, why not?

Streaming Now

In this post, I’ll talk about the state of streaming lakorns today, what lakorns are available for streaming and where in the USA. The focus will be ones that have English subtitles, so just assume I’m referring to sites with English subtitles.

Oh My Ghost Thai is now streaming at Netflix USA.

As far as I know, there are two, count them, two official streaming sources to watch lakorns or Thailand dramas legally from the USA. Those are Netflix and youtube channels like Channel GMM. Oh, and Channel 3 too, but that’s a little different. Netflix started streaming lakorns years ago, but they’re mostly lakorns from GMM, and True4u.

Viki has like one lakorn, A Fleet in Time, from GMM. Other sites like Kocowa, OnDemandKorea, Hulu, and Amazon Prime focus mainly on Korean drams, with some Japanese ones for Amazon Prime. And sites like Viu aren’t available in the USA. This is why fansubbers such as Neko, Muse, Thippy, wishboniko, anonyblue1, chobling and others are sooo appreciated and beloved with lakorn fans. They’ve subbed dozens of lakorns for years now.

Here are just a few shows fansubbers are working on!

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That’s also why we encourage, and by we, I mean just about all involved in the lakorn community, fansubbers, fans, etc. ask viewers to watch lakorns from fansubbers sites as much as possible because most fansubbers want them to, so please do so. Most lakorns that can be found on popular unofficial sites are there without the permission of subbers. So please watch from official fansubbers’ sites when possible and please leave them a note of thanks!

Where and What to Watch

Want to know what’s playing on streaming sites like Netflix? Check out Asian Addicts Anonymous site, a great resource that keeps track of what Asian dramas are available. In fact, I used their site to help write this post and instead of making my own lists, I decided to not reinvent the wheel and just link you to their site.

NETFLIX

In Family We Trust

What lakorns are available on Netflix? Check Asian Addict’s site here for a list, they usually use the English titles. I also want to give a few recommendations. Definitely need to watch Pidsawat (Blood and Treasures on Netflix), that was awesome, also Luead Khon Kon Jang or In Family We Trust is highly acclaimed and I’ve got it on my plan to watch list.

YOUTUBE

The Gifted

What about youtube? Click here for a list. Well, there are a few older lakorn fansubbers like wishbonika, chobling, anonyblue1, swtannenat, SJDK Fansub (now called Muse), but virtually all new content on youtube can be found on official youtube channels like GMMTV. GMMTV has a intriguing show called The Gifted, which sounds amazing, and lots of romantic comedy series including popular U-Prince series and Ugly Duckling series. Channel 3‘s yt channel (GMMTV does this as well) also has some fansubbed lakorns like Krong Kam, because they opened up their videos to let people sub some of them! Muse is also in the process of adding subs to some of their lakorns.

Credits: mydramalist.com, Asian Drama Anonymous,

First Impression: My Love From Another Star

My first impression of the new remake of a kdrama, My Love From Another Star. It comes out every Monday and Tuesday, raws are on Channel 3 youtube channel and it’s being subbed by Muse now. I just watched the 1st episode. What did I think?

The mothership

So we start off with a quick overview of when our hero comes to Earth with a rather laughable computer generated shots of a ship. Immediately, he saves a girl called Bua from falling over a cliff in her runaway carriage, with his freezing time skills and and then we see him in modern-day time, where he talks about how he’s been here for 333 years and how his skills and senses are superior to humans. In 3 months, he will finally have a chance to go back to his home, his star.  (I am totally getting Spock-like flashbacks from Nadech’s styling and demeanor. )

Then we have our heroine, Falada, a famous actress, who is also being heavily criticized as ignorant and stupid for her lack of knowledge of the Thai language. Our heroine is also moving into a new apartment today, right next door to our hero Professor Archira. Later on, she starts taking classes to combat the criticism she’s been receiving and guess who is her teacher? Professor Archira, that’s who.

Falada, our plucky heroine

We meet lots of the characters in the 1st episode, Falada’s mom, her friends, staff, rivals in acting, her boyfriend? Mork, and so on, while we also meet Archira’s one friend, an older man named Arun who knows he’s long lived. We also get flashbacks to the past, as Archira talks about wanting to see Bua again. She died 300 years ago, but 12 years ago, he saved someone from being ran over and she looked exactly like Bua. Meanwhile, our heroine Falada also wants to meet someone, whom she never forgot, who saved her life 12 years again. No surprise who that is, right?

Overall, I enjoyed the first episode. I think Matt is perfect for the role, but I have to see more of Nadech to see if he’s right for this. Not sure either of how much chemistry between the two, but I didn’t think the original stars had that much chemistry either. I don’t see any big changes here, this looks like it’s very similar to the original drama. While the computer generated parts aren’t impressive, the production seems to have placed a lot of effort elsewhere to get the look right. Some of the scene transitions seemed abrupt, but I liked it and want to see more.

Credits: mydramalist.com, channel3thailand.com,startrek.com

TOP THREE

So this week, we’re looking at Thailand remakes of foreign dramas/movies. There’s been a lot. But the top three I recommend?

Kiss Me

1. KISS ME – remake of Taiwanese drama It Started With a Kiss, makes almost all the right decisions in this lakorn about what scenes to keep and what to leave out. Wished more dramas would do so. And it’s perfectly cast with the chemistry of Mike Angelo and Aom Sushar leading the way. Like any good drama, there are some scenes that aren’t in the original that are pure magic, like the back hug, and kisses. I think Thailand does remakes best when they keep the best of a drama, and then add their own details.

Full House

2. Full House (2014) was a remake of a well-known Korean drama. It was one of my first dramas I’ve watched and the nostalgia is real. But, Full House wasn’t a very good drama, really. The heroine was just plain stupid at times, the plot emptiness filled with scenes of cooking, cleaning (and more cooking, cleaning), the ‘romance’ was overly chaste and complicated by the hero’s infatuation for another woman most of the drama. Thankfully, Full House Thai solves most of the these characters by having the heroine (played by Aom Sushar) be bubbly and sweet enough to make you forgive her shortcomings. Of course, the chemistry between Aom and Mike Angelo, our hero, is there and the overall look of the drama, the blue filtered ambiance of the lakorn makes it more fluffy and cheerful then the original.

You’re My Destiny

3. Last, but not least, You’re My Destiny. A remake of a popular Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You, Bie Sukrit and Esther Supreeleela are a more realistic and likable couple then in other versions (like the Korean one). This lakorn seems to follow the Korean version of the drama at times rather then the original one and I have some serious caveats about the way they choose to show various plot points. Still, this was an enjoyable remake with a sweet, more than passionate, romance.

What are your top 3?

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

What’s Next?

With My Love From Another Star beginning September 17, 2019 on Channel 3, what other remakes from foreign dramas/movies can we expect to see in the next year or two? Well, stay tuned because I have a list of remakes coming next!

Turn Left Turn Right
  • Turn Left Turn Right is a GMMTV remake of a 2003 Hong Kong movie about a pair of lovers whose lives brush past each other until they finally meet, but then are once again separated by fate. It stars Singto Prachaya and Pat Chayanit. Teaser.
  • Boss and Me remake of a very popular Chinese drama stars Push Puttichai and Aom Sushar in this story of a girl who loves food and her boss.
  • Another Miss Oh has Yong Armchair and Green Ausadaporn as the leads in this remake of a critically acclaimed Korean drama in which the lives of two women intersect because of their shared name.
  • In Time With You – starring Pae Arak and Mo Monchanok is a remake of the 2011 Taiwanese drama about best friends who strive to find love only to realize they love each other.
  • Voice – veteran actors Andrew Gregson and Pancake Khemanit are detectives who work to solve crimes using her distinctive ability with voices. Remake of Korean drama.
  • My Sassy Girl was just recently announced by True4u and of course it’s based off the mega classic Korean movie of the same name. With Kaew Jarinya as sassy girl and Best Nathasit as the boy who finds himself in a relationship with her.
  • Deja Vu is another Tawanese drama remake with few details right now on where it is at production wise, but it’s supposed to start Pong Nawat and Esther Supreeleela as a couple with lots of tragedy in their lives, but the heroine has a chance to change things through time travel.
  • The Frog Prince has a favorite couple in Son Yuke and Vill Wannarot in a story of a hero who has amnesia, meets heroine, forgets heroine and so on in this remake of a famous Taiwanese drama.

Which Thai remakes are you looking forward to?

Tuesday’s Teaser – My Love From Another Star (2020)

This week, we are focused on Thailand remakes of foreign dramas. In today’s teaser, we are looking at a remake of a Korean drama, the 2013 hit You Who Came From The Stars starring Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun. The 2013 megahit was about an alien stranded on Earth, who meets and falls for a spoiled, flighty actress. 

My Love From Another Star, the Thailand remake, should follow a similar, if not almost identical storyline with Nadech Kugimiya and Matt Peeranee in the lead roles. My Love From Another Star starts today on September 17th 2019 and will be subbed by Muse. You can find the raw videos uploaded on Channel 3’s official YouTube channel.

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

Monday Meeting – Princess Hours MV

This week, September 15-21, we are all about Thailand lakorns that are remakes of foreign dramas. So expect to see a lot of info coming up about Korean, Taiwanese remakes. I thought it made sense as a topic since the remake My Love From Another Star comes out tomorrow September 17, 2019.

My Love From Another Star

I watched some of the Korean drama, and liked some of the plot, but I couldn’t see the chemistry. I actually like remakes, think of them as a chance to rewrite wrongs, so fingers crossed I’ll like the new version.

But anyway, here’s a music video I’ve been watching and loving, even though the actual show, Princess Hours Thai, disappointed me. Just watch for yourself!

Welcome to Lakorn View!💖

Welcome to Lakorn View, connecting viewers across one land, one sky. My name is Jazmin and I’m a long time lakorn viewer. I’ve spent the last 10+ years watching lakorns, helping segment them and even blogging about them (I’m a part of JL Subbing and Jasmin’s Lakorn Blog). For more about me, check out the About me section in FAQ.

I wanted to make a blog where people could come together and talk about their favorite dramas, and express their views. How do you feel about the latest trends, what do you love, what you’re watching oh, and what is giving you feels? But this blog is not just about lakorns.  Instead, I hope we can talk about different aspects of the entertainment industry from the perspective of a lakorn viewer. So please join us in our discussions about lakorns and the world of entertainment (namely movies, books, and tv series)!


Lakorn View Rules: The 3 B’s


So expect to see posts about music, genre, trends, upcoming lakorns and more! But before we start our journey together, I do have some things I want to address as the lakorn subbing community recently have had a rash of trolls.

Be Kind – If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Does that mean you can’t talk about what you hated about a lakorn or the acting in a lakorn? NO, of course not. You can be as mean as you want towards lakorns as long as you’re following the other rules. Be kind to other viewers, other people, but you can be frank and open about tv shows, lakorns, movies, etc.

Be Factual – Please no gossip without credible sources. Be able to back up what you say.

Be Respectful – Please make sure to avoid cuss words or other language. Also remember, this is strictly a PG -13 rated blog.

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