Majurat See Nam Pueng

Majurat See Nam Pueng (2013)

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This is a story of two close families that promised and agreed of their children's marriage before they were born. Madam Lamphao, the head of Wichanee family, has two daughters: An elder daughter called Rojanasnai and her youngest Romereuthai. The elder sister already has a lover named Prawut Wuttisak. While Madam Preme, the head of Pathamakul family, has only one son called Paat Pathamakul. When the time came and the youngest daughter read moreRomereuthai learned that she had to marry a son of her mother's friend, she was dissatisfied and opposed it because in her opinion Paat is a rustic, old-fashionable fool. So she forced her sister to marry him instead but Rojanasnai also defied it since she had her lover. In order to get her sister consent to get married Romeruethai used her last choice by revealing the truth that Rojanasnai was not her biological sister but an orphan that her mum adopted at the very young age. Overwhelmed with consciousness of gratitude Rojanasnai finally accepted the marriage to pay back the debt of gratitude.When Pathamakul heard the news of marriage acceptance Paat came to see his fiancé for the very first time and when he arrived and found out that his fiancé is not Madam Lamphao's daughter he was angry thinking that they tried to fool him and that she was after his money. When Romereuthai met Paat she was stunned, she never thought that a rural guy could be that amazingly handsome. So she tried each and every way to seduce him but he didn't fall for it or worse he was not interested in her at all. Paat decided to bring Rojanasnai back to his home and under the mutual misunderstanding and conflict he always threatened and reminded her that they were only technically married. And if she leaves him during the first three months this will mean war between these two families... Will this loveless marriage which was born of a promise and hate turn to love at last?
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  • Native title:

    มัจจุราชสีน้ำผึ้ง
  • Also Known as:

    Honey-colored God of Death; Majurat See Nampueng; Matchurat Sinamphueng; Honey Colored Death; Sweet Death;

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Humbledaisy
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Dec 28, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
First off the bat - this is what it is, a lakorn. It has cultural specific behaviors and attitudes that don't cross between all cultures and nations. Just like the behaviors of nasty girls, promiscuous boys and drug dealers from American shows like Gossip Girl or The Vampire Diaries don't sit well with many other cultures, you have take this storyline with a grain of salt. Not everyone in Thailand is like read more this, I'm sure, but most people there would probably recognize the stock characters.

Cast - Well, let's take a look at the cast first: Ken (Wonpuapan Theeradeth) plays the lead - Paat. He's a tea farmer, not terribly well behaved or educated but proud of rebuilding his family fortune and farm. I'm sure it's a part that Ken could play in his sleep but he really made you feel his sadness and anger at what he viewed as betrayals from his deceased wife and society in general. Yes, he's got a few friends and his workers see him as fair but that's about it. Think, walking thundercloud. It's a convincing act!

Every grumpy/mean lead needs a heroine to change him. In this drama, it's Namtarn (Wongsarattanasin Pichukkana) playing Rojanasnai, the innocent heroine. Friendly, good to her family (who does not treat her well as she's the adopted daughter) and a good student. Plucky to a certain extent but your are mostly believing it because she seems like a genuinely nice person. I've read this ingenue part was her debut role and she acted it convincingly.

The other main parts are all acted convincingly so I guess these actors did their parts well. Only a few seemed over the top and that eventually toned down. If you watch lakorns, you'll be familiar with the stereotypical roles - foolish servant vs. the proud servant, the brave soldier (in this case, the police officer), the villainous drug dealer, the humble, hardworking farmers, the ferocious beauty, the spoiled sister, etc. One item of note - the older actors playing the dads, moms, etc. were especially good.

Plot: Their forced-cohabitation romance comes about because their families' promises to wed their children together. It's a classic asian dam trope but with more of a city/country clash to it. He thinks she's too soft and she'll give up on the marriage. There is a fair amount of revenge-based behavior but it doesn't get too bad. In the script, his friends and mother know what he's trying to do and tell him to cut it out - but it still isn't something you'd want to experience. The side characters and plots - the women who want Paat, the drug dealers who want Paat to stop interfering in their trade and the guys who like Rojanasnai - all are well done. Even the monstrously bad behavior of her obviously mentally-unbalanced sister (whose been spoiled because her parents don't want to set her off) has some believable aspects. There are also some nostalgic plot lines involving the Hmong people now living in Thailand. Outside of the "will they or won't they fall in love" plot line - the most obvious storyline is about how lovely living in the Thai countryside is. The countryside and the tea plantation is filmed beautifully and seems like ad for Thai tourism at times.

Music: Nothing terribly special but nice. It doesn't overpower the plot although the theme song does get used a lot at what were probably commercial breaks.

Rewatch Value: You know, if it popped up on my playlist, I'd rematch it. Ken and Namtarn made a nice, believable couple There were some nice kisses and some witty dialogue. The countryside looked very soothing. I'm not watching lakorns for realistic, gritty modern life so, yes, it has a pretty high re-watch value.

I hope I'm not making this sound horribly bland. It's not a ground-breakingly exciting drama but it isn't the worst thing out there. It might help you acquire a taste for Thai lakorns.
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SSKF
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Sep 17, 2015
  • Overall 1.0
  • Story 1.0
  • Acting/Cast 2.0
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Was horrible. Another revenge drama gone wrong. I don't think even the male lead knew why he was treating the girl so badly. Bad story development. Also, that sister clinched for me. Crazy doesn;t begin to describe her.

Rewatch value is a definite "not at all".

The acting was bad for a thai drama too. Nothing else is worth mentioning.
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Another arranged marriage /period lakorn. The male lead had ex-wife syndrome and the female lead had a lovelyboyfriend but they end up to marry each other. Then the lakorn shows us typical hate/ slow burning love relationship between main protagonists.
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Another arranged marriage lakorn with ex-girlfriend syndrome followed by evident slow burning love. Perfect chemistry between lead actors.
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    Maxmoiselle May 11, 2017 - edited

    if you want a ridiculous and over the top drama with lots of crazy women and asshole men, look no further. Some of these actors deserve a better script than this total shitfest.

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    tinnybo Nov 19, 2016

    This was on Viki. It seems they deleted a lot of lakorns off that website.

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    jinnborn Nov 10, 2016
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Marisa Fernandes Dec 28, 2015

    Where i can watch this drama?

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    peachycal Nov 29, 2015

    I really really liked Prawut and Rojanasnai, so I couldn't stand it that they won't be together, so I couldn't really get past the first few episodes ):

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    roumaissapilsuk Sep 9, 2015

    the 1st part was better ! but it was still a good lakorn

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    darkn3ss Mar 27, 2015 - edited

    My general state of mind when I start a Lakorn is throw all common sense out of the window. Because I'm sure that there is a 100% chance that the story is going to make no sense.

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      Closeacademy Mar 24, 2016

      That's part of the reason I think they can be so addictive. You just have to go where they take you and enjoy the ride or not.

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      darkn3ss Mar 24, 2016

      true but sometimes the lack of suspension of disbelief is what can kill a drama that had potential.

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    Mssankacoffee Jan 15, 2015 - edited

    This was my first lakorn, and to sum it up, it was the craziest, unrealistic, most nonsensical drama I have watched to-date. I was annoyed most of the time while watching but stuck with it hoping things would get better. But they did not! At some parts, I thought logic and common sense just went out the window for the sake of the story. Too many crazy people in one drama, and not enough character development to explain the craziness. I agree with Rain's comment that Paat's distrust of women should have been more fully developed because his behaviour did seem irrational, including his determination to remain obtuse to the truth staring him in the face.

    I did not like the main female character, 'Pueng', very much; she was too good, and oftentimes stupid because she had a slave mentality and blind loyalty as a result. She and the rest of her family helped to create the monster of a sister, but refused to hold her sister accountable; her sister can only change for the better if she is made to acknowledge her wrong doing. It's not going to happen because Pueng wants it to be so. I felt Paat was too good for her in that she was not ready to be the kind of woman he needed; she had a ridiculous, irrational sense of indebtedness and responsibility to her family, low self esteem and super subservient attitude. How attractive is that?

    My chief complaints are the writing could have been better, the editing tighter; there was too much repetition in theme and dialogue making the pace excruciatingly slow, and some characters needed further development. There was also a glaring lack of accountability for some criminal acts. I gave a generous rating of 7 and that's because I liked Ken, and some of the supporting characters.

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      rainruma Jan 15, 2015 - edited

      Hahaha ... the shock of a first Lakorn ... a whole new world, right?
      --- Craziness comes w/ lakorns.... some more than others ... but they usually have one token psycho female - recognized by her red lipstick ....lol.
      --- The self-sacrificing 'Noble Idiot' is also often present ... sometimes it comes in the form of a strong smart woman, other times as a naive stupid girl. Pueng was very unrealistic in her sense of obligation.
      --- "glaring lack of accountability for some criminal acts" ... when I first started watching lakorns, I thought it was the Wild Wild West ;) .... Guns and shootings are commonplace, and in Slap/Kiss Lakorns, so is kidnapping and rape :( ....
      --- but one thing I learned, is that once a couple sleeps together, they are considered husband and wife ... and parents approve, even if it is not 'Legally' registered,
      --- some are dragged out needlessly at the end :P
      --- Blatant bad editing in every single lakorn that I've seen ... I ignore it now!

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    rainruma Sep 16, 2014 - edited

    This was a very good story ... But , something was missing ....
    --->>> Mainly , the writers should have explored a bit more why Paat would have such distrust and hatred for women and love .... 1 ex-wife leaving him for money is not enough to explain his extreme reaction !!!
    (I'm Thinking of "Sawan Biang" .... I completely understood Kawee , why he had so much anger and hatred , and why at first he did not 'Sympathise' w/ or 'Love' anyone.)

    Also, some of the Supporting Characters were not well developed ....
    ... and two over-acting actresses playing the sister and the GF.... not worthy of Ken at all :(
    ... On the other hand , the male supporting actors were all very good : Chit, Waraat and especially Pootawee (the actor is great!)

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    RhopalocerA Aug 30, 2014

    Really can't stand Ken's character here..

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    meganjoy12 Aug 7, 2014 - edited

    Loved this lakorn, the story was so good and it had the perfect amount of angst, drama and romance. Plus I not only loved the personalities of both leads but also the acting by them was amazing.

    Some spoilers below -

    There was one thing I'd have maybe liked to have been added ( I actually kept waiting the entire drama for it to happen but it never did) ... At first the reason that Paat hated Peung so much was because he overheard her lying to her boyfriend about being a gold digger. It was pretty much the cause of most of the conflict for the story but he never once told her he heard what she said, and she never once told him she was forced into the marriage, she kept lying that she was the one that forced her parents to let her marry him. Even after he admitted his love for her they never talked about it, which I found a little weird.

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      Ginger Aug 10, 2014

      He guessed it dear...he always knew she loved Prawut...after he knew about her father's sickness...he realized why she still married him and why she was always crazy about money!

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    Maya Jul 30, 2014

    Honestly the synphosis doesn't do the drama justice as it doesn't show the enormous level of angst, reluctance and general emotion in this drama.

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    abracadabra Jul 18, 2014 - edited

    The idea of goodness in this drama is kinda worn out so the storyline is full of nonsense. I like that karma concept in Thai dramas, but in this one it's wasted. At the beginning, I hated the lead guy, but in the end, the idiocy of female lead character was collosal - it was extremely annoying. All in all, Ken is such a good actor...

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    Ginger Jul 18, 2014 - edited

    The female lead is annoying but I can handle it for the sake of Ken!

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    abracadabra Jul 17, 2014 - edited

    I'm watching this drama right now - good God, in the first few episodes, the lead guy acts himself as Joffrey Baratheon or something. I wanna kill him... Poor girl

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      venetia ponds Oct 21, 2016

      Joffrey Baratheon, that is sooooo funny. Didn't just love it when he died.

Details

  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    15
  • Aired:

    May 13, 2013 to Jul 1, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    Channel 3
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 265 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1604
  • Popularity:

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