More Chinese dramas with contract relationships on the way? Yes please! Hello Mr. Gu (2021) stars newbies Chen Jing Ke (The Legend of Jin Yan (2020)) as a CEO and Yan Zhi Chao as two people who enter into a contract marriage together. This is a Tencent production and it should have English subs. The drama stars airing March 30, 2021 three days a week.
Synopsis:A CEO with a phobia of crowds enter into a contractual marriage with a broke heiress by accident. With opposing personalities, the two butt heads but eventually becomes each other’s confidant. The two imperfect souls heal each other and fall in love. (Source: DramaWiki, Baidu)
There are really no upcoming lakorns that I’m super excited about, but there are a couple airing that feature ‘revenge’ as the main theme, so I’ve decided to make a post about them! You’re welcome, lol.
If you can’t play the video, here is the link to the teaser here. Of all the lakorns I list in this post, this is the one I’m most excited about. It stars Om Akkaphan, who may not be the greatest actor, but he often has great chemistry with his co-stars, who in this case would be Sammy Cowell. This Channel 7 lakorn airs March 29.
Synopsis: Top’s aunt has him execute revenge against Rinlada’s family due to what happened to his mom in the past. He plans to ruin Natee Farm, her family’s business. He also gains her trust and makes her fall in love with him. Later he finds out he’s just another chess piece in his aunt’s plans, and a birth secret is revealed. (Source: MyDramaList)
Barb Ayuttitham (2021) airs March 22, 2021 on Channel 3 and it stars Boy Pakorn and Gina Yeena, hmm not bad. But it also stars Bomb Tanin, maybe as the villain? That… will certainly challenge Bomb’s acting skills. The trailer is all action, which you can watch here if it’s not showing below, but this MV does showcase the sweet moments between the couple.
Synopsis: Chidtawan go to the jail because was framed for what he had nothing to do with. After get free, he decide to take revenge any peoples who is the cause of this (Source: Thaidramatic_update) ~~ Remake of the U.S. series “Revenge”.
Sweet Revenge (2021) is billed as a romance, but that synopsis suggests that it could easily veer into thriller/horror territory. I’m hoping for a thoughtful, heart touching look at love and loss of love from this Fuji Tv production. The Japanese dorama airs March 22, 2021 on Monday, should be the usual 10 episodes. You can watch the trailer here if it doesn’t show up below.
Synopsis: Mariko who seems to have no luck with romance but is actually the president of a company named Sweet Revenge which helps their female clients take revenge on men who have dumped them in cruel and harsh ways. (Source: MyDramaList)
Sapai Jao Sua (2021) is a remake of a 2010 lakorn of the same name. It features my favorite trope, marriage of convenience, so of course I’m interested! This is going to be on Channel 3 and stars Ohm Kanin, Prim Prima (Mia Archeep) and Prim Prima (Sai Tarn Hua Jai). This will be released on April 7 2021, airing five days a week on Channel 3, and at least this lakorn is on Neko’s English subbing list so it should be English subbed.
Synopsis: Tien, a Chinese-Thai business tycoon and his wife, Liu had four sons – Traipob, Traitep, Traipoom , and Traiwit. Tien had planned his sons’ lives from what they should study to whom they should be married to without caring about their willingness. Traitep got married with Ruengrin and Traipoom got married with Wallapa, while Traipob who was very religious, chose to stay single.
All of Tein’s three sons helped Tien in his textile business but Traiwit, the youngest son, didn’t want to be like his older brothers. He decided to become a policeman, and left his home to move to the North-Eastern part of Thailand. There, he met Fahsai, the country girl who was a developer of her hometown. Traiwit didn’t reveal his identity at first, so Fahsai thought Traiwit was trying to trick people in her hometown and didn’t like him.
Traiwit was transferred back to Bangkok, so he hired Fahsai to marry him and to help him fight against his father. He brought her back home to try to make his dad accept what he wanted to be. Tien couldn’t accept Fahsai and tried every way to get her out of the house with the help of Ruengrin and Orn-nisha, the girl that Tien wanted to match up with Traiwit. Fahsai had to strive to win Tien’s heart, while she and Traiwit started to have real feelings for each other. (Source: MyDramaList)
Sapai Jao Sua (2020) has a little twist, a disapproving father instead of a villainous mom. Honestly, how many dramas are there with this trope? I oughta make a list about it. The Chinese Tycoon’s Daughter-in-Law is the English title, so I wonder if the Chinese heritage will play a part in the new remake. Here is the link to the teaser if you can’t see it above, and here is another teaser too. Also, this mv shows a lot details from the show.
I might be mistaken, but I think this is the first Thai remake of a kdrama airing this year. Let’s Fight Ghost (2021) is a remake of 2016’s Bring It On, Ghost (2016). Our ghost busting team consists of Saint Suppapong and Orn Patchanan. This is going to be on Channel True4u production, which is well known for their many kdrama remakes, some good (Full House) and some bad (Princess Hours). This will start airing today March 3, 2021, two days a week, and it also will be a Netflix release (not sure what regions though), so hopefully it will be English subbed.
Synopsis: A cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.” One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost, and during the fight, they accidentally kiss and sparks fly.” (Source: IMDb) (Source: MyDramaList)
Check here for the trailer if you can’t see the link and here for highlights of Episode 1.
I’m definitely in the mood for something light hearted and fun and this Japanese dorama about a tomboy dressing up as a cute cafe maid may just fit the bill. Himitsu no Ai-chan (2021) is based on a manga and stars Taira Yuna (I’m Underage But I’m Not a Child (2017) – cute film by the way) and Sato Kanta (Sweet Tai Chi). This romantic comedy already started airing on Fuji Tv on February 20, 2021 once a week, 10 episodes as usual. Hopefully, some fan will English sub this dorama.
Synopsis: Kasumi “Ai” Aiko is an athletic, tomboyish member of her school’s basketball club. She is very popular among the girls and can even outplay the boys’ team, with the exception of one person—Amano Reo. His skills on the court are only matched by one thing: his popularity. Envious, Ai proclaims him as her rival, and every day after practice, they compare the number of love letters they each received, which always results in her loss. In need of workers, Ai’s brother employs her at his maid cafe called “Spica.” Since she does not appear girlish enough, her appearance is changed with a wig and some makeup.
One day, Reo visits the cafe with other members of the boys’ team. Worried that they will see through her disguise, she tries to hide, inadvertently spilling drinks on Reo. As she is cleaning up after her mistake, suddenly, Reo asks to go on a date with her. After thinking about it, she eagerly comes up with a plan for revenge—she will make him fall in love with her and then dump him. (Source: MyAnimeList) ~~ Adapted from the manga of the same name by Kaori.
I’ve talked about this lakorn before, but now it’s finally airing!Girl2K (2021) stars Aom Sushar (Full House) as a 2000 year old woman trying to end her curse by falling in love with 1 of her 4 suitors, who are played by Off Jumpol (Girl Next Room: Richy Rich)), Fiat Pattadon (The Gifted: Graduation)), Toy Pathompong (Girl Next Room: Motorbike Baby) and Utt Uttsada (Chun Cheu Bussaba). Girl2K (2021) is airing Febrary 17, 2021 on GMM on Wednesday and Thursday. GMM may be English subbing this, as they sub some of their series and it has an English subbed trailer, so fingers crossed!
If you can’t play the video, here is the link to the teaser here. And you can find a song from the ost here. The trailer is a mix of comedy and drama, with a hint of tragedy here and there that it’s hard to tell what exactly the end result will be, whether it will be more comic then dramatic or vice versa and blend them successfully, but irregardless, I’m glad we’re getting more unique storylines and plots from Thailand.
Synopsis: Momay is two thousand years old. For centuries she has never aged, never gotten sick, never died. Having tried hundreds of methods to kill herself over and over again and always failing, Momay finally sees a ray of light at the end of the tunnel when her friend Krateng, a fortuneteller, tells her that she will be able to age and pass on if she finds the love of her life within the year. The problem is, there are four candidates. Thawin—her hardworking and generous boss, Khun Prom—their company’s biggest client, Kampun—a sweet young man—and Moo Tod—the dashing new guy. Four candidates and one year to find the love of her life. But who’s the right one? (Source: Soju at MyDramalist)
Really loving the pics from yet another Chinese drama about a married couple, this time it’s Rebirth For You (2021). You might have seen female lead Ju Jing Yi in The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion and male lead Joseph Zeng from The Journey Across the Night (2020). This is a new pairing for the couple, but both the director Zhi Lei and the screenwriter Ju Fang Fang have worked with Ju Jing Yi before. I already love the stills from this drama so looking forwards to it. This is a Tencent production that has no air date yet, but hopefully will be English subbed.
Synopsis: Story of how Jiang Baoning uses her capability to balance the different forces in the imperial court, and together with her husband Li Qian, helps the young Emperor stabilize the court and create a peaceful golden era. (Source: DramaWiki) *Adapted from novel of the same name by Zhi Zhi
I’ve written before about upcoming lakorn remake Mia Jum Pen (2021)) that stars Mai Warit (Mia Archeep) and Pie Rinrada (Krong Karm), but now it’s actually getting ready to air!!! So yes, this will be on Channel 3 starting on January 4 (correction this will star airing on January 22, 2021. This is another marriage lakorn and I’ve loved the chemistry between this couple so far, and the teaser is funny. This looks like a winner. Neko should be subbing this one.
Synopsis: Tawan live with Yuanjai, aunt in law and her daughter Yardfah as servant. Yhod, her uncle once made promise with his friend Trong to set their child marriage. Yhardfah refuse it, think that Tomorn, Trong’s son, is rustic and poor guy, also being in relationship with Bunlaeng. They don’t make any money, just spend Yuanjai’s money. One day, Tomorn gives his hand to pay a debt for Yuanjai, so she let Tawan to marry him as Yhardfah. Because of telling that he hate liar, Tawan start feeling awkward about this. At Tomorn’s house, she’s always bullied by Sawai, his mother, Gingkaew, nanny of his sister and Sopit, his friend who crush on him (Source:thaidramatic_update). (Source: MyDramaList)
Dramas about married couples are my favorite genre, so this Chinese drama Monarch Industry (2021) is on my list to watch. With a well known cast, it stars the famous movie actress Zhang Zi Yi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ), Zhou Yi Wei (New Face (2020)) and Tony Yang (Lady & Liar). There should be lots of palace intrigue, power struggle and more in Monarch Industry (2021) which is supposed to have 80 episodes. 80 episodes is ginormous, but I think under the right direction, writers and production, this could be done (plus episodes are only 45 mins long). This is a Youku drama has a lot of people interested so I’m sure it’ll be English subbed. The drama will start airing on January 9, 2021
Synopsis: The imperial power is decaying, and the nobles are extravagant, regardless of the lives and deaths of the people. The king of the county, Wang Hao, and the first love of the three emperors, the young and beautiful, were entangled in the battle for the prophecy of “getting the best of the world.” Become a father’s chess piece, marry the Yuzhang Wang Xiaoyu who is given the cold door.
On the night of the wedding, Xiao Yu was forced to leave the capital, and Wang Hao was shamed and disheartened. Prince Helan was tied to Wang Hao to seek revenge for Xiao Yu, and the husband and wife both became acquainted with each other in disguise. Wang Hao was moved by Xiao Yu’s wish to protect the world’s people. The two men separated from each other because of the struggle between the two kings and the Xie. The two men have gone through many hardships to reunite and defeat the rebels.
When the rebellion rebelled, Wang Hao desperately sent the unintentional son to Beijing to protect him. Wang Hao took the soldiers to defend the city, and died in his life. He finally stood by Xiao Yu, who was in the chaos of the border. In the end, the husband and wife will work together to create a new era to protect the people of the country. Based on the novel of the same name. (Source: baike.baidu.com (translation by Google))
You are My Heartbeat (2020) is romantic comedy that’s been in the works since the beginning of 2020. Not many details about this one, but the main couple, played by Mai Davika (My Ambulance) and Push Puttichai (Happy Birthday (2018)) look good together and my attention was caught by these photos of them filming together. Filming is said to be almost completed, so let’s hope we see this lakorn soon in 2021!
The director is Sarasawadee Wongsompetch, who has also directed a lot of popular lakorns including Full House, Raeng Tawan, Tra Barb See Chompoo so I really hope this lakorn has a strong writer as well. Apparently, this is related to 2017 cdrama The Fox’s Summer (2017), so I’m wondering if this is a remake, or sequel or whatever of the cdrama?
Synopsis: Here’s a synopsis of The Fox’s Summer (2017) Gu Cheng Ze, the adopted son of the Gu family, is the CEO of Gu Mall Corporation. Mrs. Gu wishes for her biological grandson, Gu Jin Yu, to take over the company, and Gu Cheng Ze is tasked with guiding the rightful heir towards becoming a respectful businessman. During this time, he meets fashion designer Li Yan Shu and discovers that she is Gu Jin Yu’s ex-girlfriend. He decides to hire her to motivate Gu Jin Yu, who still harbors feelings for Li Yan Shu. The plan works because Gu Jin Yu decides to join the company and pursue her. When Mrs. Gu finds out about Gu Jin Yu’s feelings for Li Yan Shu, she is livid and tells Gu Cheng Ze to separate both of them. This creates an opportunity for Gu Cheng Ze and Li Yan Shu to get closer to each other. (Source: Wikipedia) ~~ Adapted from the web novel “When the President Falls in Love” by Shen Cang Mei