I began watching Thai dramas or lakorns when i happened to go to wishboniko’s channel and out of curiosity watched an episode of Kob and Num’s series “duang jai patiharn” or miracle of the heart.
It was really a good lakorn,some glitches here and there that made me fast forward some scenes but overall really good.
What impressed me the most was the acting of the lead actors especially the female lead, Kob.
From then on i subscribed to wishy’s channel and started watching her uploaded lakorns.
I just skip to the “Rape scene” because with lakorns that is sort of their trademark, but thankfully there are a good few that doesn’t have “R” scenes like (Oum Ruk, Duang jai Patiharn).
Lakorns are different from our teleseryes.For one, their dramas have 13-20 episodes only like korean dramas that’s why i like it, it ends fast.While ours is from 150 episodes or more.
We sort of got that from our Spanish ancestors.If you watch mexican telenovelas then you know what i’m talking about.Their series are also looooonnngggggg…..
To be honest, i had a BIT of a culture shock when i first started watching lakorns.
I plan to travel and one of my destination is Thailand so now i read a lot about Thai culture.Knowledge in other countries’ culture before you go there is a must to avoid unintentional disrespect.
So watching lakorns is a learning experience for me, one way of looking at their culture.
What i still have a hard time understanding are the “rape” scene and physical abuse that happens to lead actresses in lakorns. And the more shocking part is that it’s the lead guy who does it. It’s very disturbing.Some would say that it’s a lakorn so it should not be taken seriously because in real life of course you’ll go to jail if you do that.
Still, I am not accepting it. EVER. I believe that television and internet have great influence in societies. Where do you think we get all our fashion sense, songs we like, celebs we favor and some expressions? Whether we like it or not, we do get influenced by what we watch.
As an adult, I can discern what’s right and wrong but for some people most especially the young ones, they have yet to figure it out. So parental guidance when watching is a must.
With lakorns, I guess what I can advise is: what happens in lakorns is what you should NOT do in real life. Capisce??
So to avoid endless arguments on YT or viikii, i just do what i usually do whenever there’s a rape scene, skip and Fast Forward or if it’s really horrible, stop watching and look for another one.
Now, i prefer romantic comedies when i watch a series so watching lakorns is no different.
They have some really hilarious series like ”mae khanom wan” which was my favorite romcom lakorn last year (2009).
It also enlightened me about thai desserts (yummy!) and what they symbolize. See? i learned something already
Anyway,KOB was my first fave Thai actress.Then i happen to like others so here’s a list.
They are all beautiful. Some are mix just like some of our Filipino actresses.
KOB SUVANANT-(born 1978) for her lakorns she starred opposite Num like Duang Jai patiharn and Daddy for hire.I am watching “Silamanee” right now.There are some series where she is paired with other actors that i was curious enough to watch but in then i stopped because i just didn’t understand a word they are saying,or i just didn’t like the story.Congrats and best wishes to KOB..she finally got married to her bf of more than 10 yrs.
What’s interesting was they haven’t signed the marriage certificate yet, which is good as ‘living in’ and not married. Oh well, whatever. I don’t really care about her personal life.Ihope she’ll continue doing lakorns even when she’s married.She’s a great actress so it will be a waste if she stops ultimately.
Aom Piyada- (born 1976)
I didn’t like her at first but her beauty grew on me.And she is a great actress.I watched “luerd kattiya” but i like her the most opposite Ken in “ruk ter took wun” really nice lakorn,made me cry and laugh.And she also got married (August 2009).The good news is, she is still active doing lakorns.
ANN THONGPRASOM-(born 1976)
I liked her in “the princess” though i haven’t finished it yet.I was hooked on “Oum Ruk” her team-up with Ken.Hilarious series with a touch of drama.
She’s a versatile actress,can do drama and comedy.
AFF TAKSAORN-(born 1980)
I noticed her existence in “Jum ley Ruk” or “defendant of love” thanks again to Wishy’s effort in subbing.It’s tiring to sub so i’m grateful to Wishy.She must have been exhausted at the time JLR was airing because thousands of us non-thais were hooked.But thankfully she was also hooked so she was uber nice to keep up with the demand.
To be honest,I skipped the first few episodes and some scenes because i never really liked the “torture” scenes most especially the “Rape” scene.But after that i just kept on watching.
Aff is a good actress.I also was impressed with Aum’s acting.He’s hot and he’s a great actor.
They have such a great chemistry.I am eagerly awaiting for their team up again in “burnt sugar”.
I don’t really care about her personal life, most especially her love life but she’s been targeted by the media these days, most news about her are ‘bad’ publicity and her fans are blaming her new BF.
All i can say about that is, if she doesn’t care about the bad publicity then why should you?
RITA JENSEN-(born 1980)
At first i thought she’s pure caucasian,but she’s mixed.She’s half-thai,half-dutch if i’m not mistaken.I liked her in that lakorn with Rome “Klin kaew klang jai”. In “Gae roy rak” she’s funny but i didn’t really finish it since ghostly series is not my thing.
KWAN USAMANEE-(bron 1988)
Well obviously she’s mixed like Rita.I liked her acting in her lakorn “Khing gora” with Oil.
And i watched bits and pieces of “duang haruthai”.
She’s good,i thought she was older at first but she’s just 21.She has potential to be a great actress.I read a lot about her personal life, rift with fellow actresses, being a pain on the set. As you know, show business is dirty business, there might be some truth to some news written about her but i doubt all of it is true. And she’s still young so given time she’ll mature (i hope).
Her latest (January 2010) lakorn that i’ve watched was “Liam Ruk” opposite Vee. A good lakorn, i recommend it.Kwan plays twin characters. Great chemistry with the lead actor too.
CHERRY KHEMUPSORN-(born 1980)
I liked her in “Kaew ta Pee”and that series with Aum,”Rai rissaya”.In the story i like how she took revenge on the antagonist,really good acting! She can play the conniving bitch very well.
She’s also good at playing a tomboy in “Mae Khanom Wan” and she also pretended to be a guy in the drama.She looked like a korean idol,lol. If you want a good laugh, i recommend this lakorn. It’s on wishboniko’s playlist.
So far I only have 2 fave Thai actors .I love them both because they can really ACT.With KEN,he’s a versatile actor,can switch from comedy to drama.
While AUM is a great drama actor.
KEN THERADEE (born 1977)
Sorry ladies, he’s married!
AUM ATICHART (born 1980)
Really love Ateam!