In case you may want to know whether or not I checked out the newly premiered lakorns, well, I did, not many though.
Lom Sorn Ruk (Ch3)
Sorry, the first episode didn’t win me over. I read the novel a bit and didn’t remember feeling annoyed with Patrin, so I was disappointed, and Nadech’s curly hair bugged me. Hehe.
Then I came back for episode 3 and 4, aww…it’s cute. The show got into its groove so I’m happy to report to you that I like it for now. However, I felt that it’s Nadech who is shouldering most of the show. Thanks to his sweet banters now I started to hear some good feedbacks. The problem is I didn’t see a huge different between the twins yet and was wondering if it’s Nadech’s intention or, you know, he didn’t do a good job. Let’s hope it keeps getting better.
Luerd Mungkorn Series: Seua (Ch3)
This lakorn aired in the same time slot after Bangrajun, which ended with a record high ratings for its finale and set the bar higher, so the expectation was high then dropped in comparison, production wise.
For the first episode, Ananda surprised me with his solid acting while Kimberly was okay, though she’s quite loud (I read that her character in the novel meant to be annoying, so in that sense, her acting was well on the way).
After episode one aired, I checked some viewers’ comments. Most of what I encountered were, the title song wasn’t ear-friendly; Kim was too loud; the opening scene of five leading characters wasn’t done well (not grand enough) with dated action sequences. LOL.
FYI, I read that the opening scene is the same one for five lakorns in this series, and all five stories happen simultaneously. There are five books and I only bought one – Seua. Hehe, too lazy to read.
For me, who didn’t read the novel or the synopsis, I found the story confusing, the connections and all. I hope the next and next episodes won’t make me even more confused, because that could mean a drop in ratings. Once the viewers get confused, they change channel. At least that’s what I heard happened to The Rising Sun Series. Well, it just started so there’s still time for the ratings to pick up.
These are the only two lakorns I checked out. KaewTa Wan Jai is wrapping up and I grinned watching last night episode. The problem with this one for me is I didn’t find the chemistry between Boy and the little girl endearing, and when that’s the whole point of this lakorn, it didn’t manage to hook me. I read from people who read the novel, Uncle Chang’s character was supposed to be quite domestic so casting Boy (with beard and all) for the role, didn’t live up well to that image, and personally that could be the reason why I didn’t connect with uncle Chang. However, it surprised me though that I learned men loved this show. Humm…may be it’s their ideal girl/wife. LOL.
Now to lakorns I’m looking forward to,
Hua Jai Patthapi (Ch3)- I like the premise and the tone. I’m also aware that the leading female’s acting might not appeal to me much, but I’m willing to give it a try.
Mai Sin Rai Fai Sawat (Ch7) – I loved the leads in Fah Jarod Sai, so I’m happy they are back with a new lakorn. But, I didn’t like the tone of the story: a man seeking revenge by forcing a woman to be his mistress, while he also has a wife (and she agreed to it too!). A battle is on going among the fans that, while woman rights are being promoted, if it should be put on air at all and whether or not offensive scenes for some are acceptable. This lakorn will air in the same time slot with Seua and already a fan war. I hope the producer could tone it down a bit since the novel was written many years back, but now the world is changing. I will try to check out the first episode and see what happen then.
There’s another one coming on channel 7, a period (remake) lakorn, Ateeta starring Om, not sure I will have time for it though.
That’s it for the time being. Any lakorn you are watching and love it, please share so others can enjoy 🙂