Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan

Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan (2014)

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"Roy Rak Hak Liam Tawan" is the first story in 'The Rising Sun' series. It is about a Thai lady name Preawdao/Seiko who just got a scholarship from Japan for her Master's degree in Economics. Preawdao's beauty impressed Takeshi, the second son of a very powerful family, Onizuka. He keeps following her from a distance, but never approaches her. Finally, Ryu, Takeshi's cousin helps him talk to her and their relationship begins. read moreWhen Preawdao finds out that Takeshi & Ryu are members of gokudō, a powerful family, she becomes afraid and distances herself from them. Takeshi doesn’t give up, and goes every day go to her class to watch her from distance. To complicate things further, Takeshi already has a fiancé his father has arranged for him to marry from another powerful family. When his dad and brother die from a car bomb he becomes the Oyabun. the head of Onizuka's gang. He announces that he will not marry his fiancé until he gets revenge for those responsible for his dad & brother’s death. Aiko, his arranged fiance, is in love with Takeshi. When gangsters kidnap Preawdao, Takeshi risks his life to rescue her. To ensure Preawdao's safety, Takeshi takes her in and announces that she is his mistress. Even more problems begin for the couple. As the head of the family his rivals begin attacking him at his weakest point, his loved one, Preawdao. She becomes prey and a mark for all his enemies.

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    The Rising Sun Part 1

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Sep 8, 2015
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
This is nothing short of sugary cuteness with some over the top evil villains that don't get anywhere close to what they deserve in the, basic Lakorn ;-) I'll admit to only watching a few Lakorns, but this seems to be the basic formula that I keep coming back to watch.

Story: This drama centers around the honor of old samurai families. The way the families were presented gave off more read more of a Yakuza vibe, but that was one of the things that drew me in. There is an unfortunate love triangle that just KILLS me because we really didn't need that. It was just... sad and heartbreaking.

Acting/Cast:The good characters were angels and the bad characters were downright unforgivable. Aiko was TOO much! But, like any good 'villain,' the plot line would have been so boring and gone nowhere without her. And, even though I went into this drama really interested in the main couple (Seiko and Takeshi) the supporting couple (Mayumi and Ryu) were solid too. (Glad they'll be focused on in the sequel)

Music: Good. Whenever a drama's OST allows me to recognize the drama instantly, I can't really hate it too much.

Rewatch Value: No. Although I love watching Lakorns, the 2 hour runtime is a bit much to sit through the first time around, let alone a second time when I know exactly what is going to happen and when. Especially when it comes to the ending that only wrapped up for our main couple in a happy ending. Most everyone else got a bad ending, and anticlimactic ending or no ending at all. I'll give the writer/director/etc the benefit of the doubt that it was left like it was in hopes that the sequel would cover some.

Overall: I'd recommend it. This isn't something that is easily marathoned like other dramas. As I've said the runtime is a bit much for casual interest. But if you're interested in dipping your toe into the Lakorn pool, this isn't a bad place to start.
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Roy Fun Tawan Duerd is the second part of The Rising Sun Series - It is about Ryu who is in an arranged engagement to a very young lady named Mayumi. About Ryu taking over Takeshi's place and his love line story. - if you liked it you might as well continue the rest of the series. :)
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Both have charismatic gang leaders swooning over the pure and innocent damsel. Very unrealistic but oh so fun to watch!
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    Vegmeh 25 days ago - edited

    A thia drama set in Japan? I'm intrigued.
    edit: I really like this drama, but the main girl seems uncomfortable with male lead all the time. I don't know if it's intentional or the actress doesn't like to be touched, but I feel uncomfortable just watching.

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      MusicalVeggies 13 days ago

      Agree about your comment re: main female lead's appearance of discomfort. That was my impression too, and that led to my feeling zero chemistry from our lead couple as a result. It just seemed too one-sidedly lopsided.

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    Nana8 May 25, 2017
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    Cheer Apr 7, 2015

    Well, I certainly expected more than what I got. Of course the concept of Japanese Yakuza made in Thailand got me intrigued and I had those little feelings of excitement. It's not that I was disappointed on that regard but I didn't much appreciate what I got. Not to mention that Takeshi was such a boring character, too soft and kind for his own good.
    The action was better than other Thai lakorns and the production value was overall way above other lakorns.
    Other than that, the acting was your average lakorn standard. The characters were generally acceptable except that psycho Aiko, I totally skipped her off the charts.

    I am not really excited about the next part but I owe it to Nadech. Even if it takes lots of skipping too.

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    KMR Nov 26, 2014

    Ok I get that in lakorns antagonist females are always insanely crazy and all...but wow that Aiko reached the sociopath level! lol

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    WhiteCloud Oct 23, 2014 - edited

    Thanks for the recommendation, this sweet and easy to watch drama is more than good for thai drama

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    rainruma Oct 1, 2014 - edited

    This is a good Story... filled w/ very Interesting characters and ... good actors ..... lots of wonderful Romance .... plenty of Angst and suspense ... Beautiful Scenery shot on location in Japan ......and..... the two leading couples are very Adorable !!!

    Except for "Psycho Aiko" as the token psycho obsessed female, and some typical Lakorn trappings .... mainly due to writing weaknesses.

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    NewKDramaAddict Aug 23, 2014

    Liked it a lot! I am a big fan of Taew and this was my first experience with Mario. Good chemistry, good story but Im saying now the next will be better!

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    Dreamer Aug 8, 2014 - edited

    My first ever Thai drama. Not bad, not bad at all :-).

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      kristel0714 Aug 15, 2014

      is this drama still on going? i've seen the first 2 episodes :)

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      dramalatte Aug 16, 2014 - edited

      Edit: viki has 10 ep subbed so far. It seem ongoing

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      kristel0714 Aug 20, 2014

      hmm viki has annoying subs though.i'll just wait the uploads on youtube.. thank you <3

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    MissEurydice Jul 18, 2014 - edited
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      NewKDramaAddict Jul 26, 2014

      Whipped AND careless with that psycho biatch around!

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      MissEurydice Aug 2, 2014

      lol, im scurred of that chick. she needs to be put in an insane asylum!

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      AyumuAi Aug 6, 2014

      Crazy antagonists are a must in lakorns, but she is really too much and no one does anything and it makes me crazy!! -.- I would have slapped her long ago if I was Takeshi since she is his fiancee anyway so he has the right XD


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    Jul 16, 2014 to Aug 20, 2014
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    Channel 3
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    1 hr. 50 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 188 users)
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