Kleun Cheewit

Kleun Cheewit (2017)

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Jeerawat ''Jee'' is an actress and model. She had a bad childhood, since her mother left her with her grandmother and married someone else. Her stepfather wants Jee to be his mistress, so one day he drugs her so that he can rape her, but she manages to escape and drives off, while accidentally hitting and killing Tiw, Sathit's fiancee.
Sathit is a lawyer with a bright future. He is friends with read moreChaiyan, a director, who happens to be very close friends with Jee. When Sathit meets Jee, he lashes out at her, in anger, at every opportunity. Then, he notices the closeness between Chaiyan and Jee, and believes they must be having an affair. Although Chaiyan has feelings towards Jee, they are only good friends. Piak, Chaiyan's wife, is jealous of their closeness and also believes her husband is having an affair with Jee. So Sathit and Piak conspire to ruin Jee's reputation, defame her and destroy her career.
But as Sathit goes on with his revenge he realizes the good in Jee, while Jee also falls for him along the way.

  • Native title:

    คลื่นชีวิต
  • Also Known as:

    Waves of Life; Life's Waves; Kluen Cheewit

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GrnGrnTmt
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Mar 14, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
My first Thai drama and it was FANTASTIC! Personally, I think the acting really made the difference for me. The chemistry between the leading couple (Mark Prin and Yaya) was off the charts! Yaya was great at the emotional scenes, not just the crying but the ability to really project the emotions. It was captivating. As for Mark Prin, he is great at the subtle facial expressions. The attention is in the read more details and he nailed the subtle emotions each time. As a viewer you definitely get more invested in the characters and the story if the actors are able to elevate the story and the depth of the characters. They both did it for me. The story itself could be deemed somewhat cliched but what made it was the nuanced attention by the actors and the director. The conflicts, the emotional complications, the internal struggles all seemed very realistic and understandable. Each episode wasn't drawn out without reason, each had a purpose for adding to the layers of emotional complexity and the turmoil the characters were feeling. I LOVED it. I usually watch K-Dramas and Taiwanese or Chinese dramas but I have to say, this drama really impressed me and blew my perception of Thai dramas out of the water. I will be watching a lot more Thai dramas and now, I'm a huge Yaya and Mark Prin fan! Oh yes, a shout out to P'Suki - Jee's gay manager in the drama. He is arguably the best gay side kick I've seen in any drama! AWESOME!!!
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NaijaLuv_88
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Mar 16, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I have been watching lakorns since last year and even longer have watched various of other Asian dramas for seven years now that I easily lose interest because either the plot, characters, or the overall storyline makes no sense or changes within the middle. The same cannot be said of this drama, from beginning to end the storyline, characters, and plot has always been consistent. I didn't know much of Yaya or read more Prin before heading into this drama, but afterwards they have made a huge impact when it comes to further lakorns in the future.

The story is like Secret (kdrama), if anyone ever watched it, and although Secret has been one of my favorite dramas when it comes to revenge/hate turning into love and obsession, this lakorn has beaten it out of the water due to the main characters but more so to Yaya's potrayal of Jeerawat or Jee.

Story:
Very Simple, Jee is a major nangek/celebrity who despite all the fame and status lives her life constantly in the rumor mill potrayed as a whore and slut who snatches up people husbands. In reality, she is anything but and instead is just a woman or rather a girl who just wants love, mainly from her mother that she continuously protects at the cost of her own self-respect. While Satit is a young lawyer who is deeply in love with his fiance Tiw, all for justice and the fight for the underdog and the little man. Unlike in the synopsis, Jee is NOT an alcoholic and instead is lusted after by her stepfather and is heavily drugged (IM style in the arm) and in her pursuit to run away from her eventual rape innocently hit and run over Satit's fiance Tiw. Instead of actually running, Jee tries to express her apologies and own up to her mistake, however, the people around her refuses for her to do so and instead her assistant takes the fall while she lives her life in a constant cycle of regret, guilt, remorse, and horror for the fact she cannot pay for the crime that she caused.

Satit, however, doesn't believe what is released to the public and is in hot pursuit to punish Jee for his fiance's death which leads to his obsession. Eventually constant interactions, fighting/arguments, and slowly seeing the inner truth of who Jee really is makes him falls in love with her. But at the same time, he struggles with the reality that he might be falling for the very woman who killed the love of his life and is constantly struggling to battle his own feelings.

Of course there are two other couples but in reality it became such a nuisance (really in Piak and Chaiyan's case) but they only at times help the main draw closer and own up to their feelings.


Acting/Cast:
If I didn't state it earlier, this show was amazing not from the story itself alone, but from the flawless potrayal from the main characters and the amazing chemistry between Jee and Satit. Although Prin was amazing showing Satit as someone obsessed, I have to give the full recognition to Yaya for such an amazing job as Jee.

Yaya: have never seen her before, never knew her before, or etc...but my GODDDD!!!!! She was simply amazing as Jeerawat. She potrayed the hard as nails, aloof, bitch that everyone saw her but at the same time show the vulnerabilities of a young woman (more so girl in my opinion) that just wanted love. Love from her mother and those around her that were actually genuine. At times female leads that just cry nonstop would be annoying and ridiculous but you knew Jee was crying was because she built such a icy facade for the world that when it came to herself, her manager Suki, and her best friend Dao, that was the only time she could really be herself and let it out. Each time, each time, Yaya did such an amazing job showing the emotions of someone lost, tired, hopeful, yearning, and just wanting someone to just love her for herself. Although as the audience battled with the decisions she made at times Yaya did such a seamless job in showing someone fighting with herself and inner desires, wants, and needs. She was not a Candy female lead or someone so darn evil you wonder if she was REALLY a lead female. Rather she was human. She was realistic. She came from a broken home, her mother and her struggled and suffered for everything they got, and even then she wouldn't show others her true self. she was tough as nails and at the same time vulnerable. She was as real as you are gonna get if you want a realistic female lead that is not sugarcoated but is not always wearing a smile despite all the crap life hands to her.

Piak: a insecure housewife now producer/director who constantly suspects her husband Chaiyan is sleeping with his female actresses (nangek) and more specifically, thinks he is sleeping with Jee. Her (adopted) brother is Satit.

Chaiyan: is best friends with Jee, rather shares a brother/sister relationship to Jee that is constantly misconstrued to his wife and the media as an affair.

Dao: Jee's best friend with Jee and is in love with Jate

Jate: confused and playing both fields. In love with Jee but attracted to Dao.


Rewatch Value, Overall:

I would watch this show again at least a few months from now to completely forget the story-line (which i doubt) as this show is just so darn intriguing, and not so predictable compared to most dramas. As i stated before this show has two other couples and to me were either annoying at times or just so unbelievable, but they don't ruin the story. This lakorn is sooooooo enjoyable, intriguing, and unpredictable. Highly recommend to watch, and watch, watch, and then watch some more.
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Both female leads are blamed for the death of the male lead's girlfriend. But in Secret, the female lead doesn't really killed the girlfriend of the male lead, she just took the responsibility for what her fiancee did. Also, both aggressive male leads.
Recommended by moongchi
Both female leads are famous actresses and have similar personalities. They're independent and would stand their ground for what they think is right. They won't let anyone push them around. Also, they started on the wrong foot with the male leads, who both seek out justice for the people.

Kleun Cheewit and Nang Rai Tee Rak are my top Thai dramas. We know that their TV series lean more on the slap/kiss genre, which is actually a very good watch if executed properly. I do believe that both have managed to balance the love/hate relationship that the characters have. Too much angst and drama and there are characters who go over-the-top but all in all, both dramas are highly recommended.
Recommended by Kim Gonzales

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    MusicalVeggies 9 days ago

    Finally managed to complete this drama, goodness. I can see why it is receiving a lot of love from viewers here - Yaya is amazing as Jee, and the chemistry between her and Mark Prin is certainly magnetic! But the whole plot & shenanigans happening throughout the show was driving me nutty and I definitely think the slap/kiss genre is not my cup of tea.

    Despite my personal dislike of the slap/kiss genre (this was the only lakorn of this genre I managed to finish!), I can still appreciate the production for this show. The pacing was well-balanced - lots of forward movement in the plot throughout thus keeping the tension high without much faltering, and the editing was smooth and snappy as it moved from scene to scene seamlessly. Strong directorial hand too, as the main leads and supporting actors produced scintillating performances all round. You get a strong sense that the director knew what he wanted the scene to look like and the kind of emotion he wanted his actors to portray - strong intensity comes to mind. Well done in maintaining that consistency throughout the show.

    And of course the acting was really something else - I've not seen Yaya in any previous series before but wow, her screen presence is really something else here. Amazing performance from her as Jeerawat! She really stole the show here, even from Mark Prin, lol.

    I doubt I'd be keen to watch another slap/kiss again (who knows, I could end up eating my own words), but this has been one crazy but high quality ride. Certainly a marker has been laid down for the slap/kiss-revenge genre. Phew!

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    Airtox 9 days ago

    one of THE BEST series I've watched from Thailand

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    SarahEm 18 days ago - edited

    Does anyone know where i can watch this?

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    Kian 18 days ago

    This was my first Thai lakorn ever, and I didn't expect much in the beginning. Yaya blew me away with her acting, and I've gotta say that Jeerawat has officially become my all time favorite protagonist. I just love the fact that she wasn't a one-dimensional character (like many other protagonists)--she had multiple layers to her and I think Yaya portrayed that perfectly. After watching this drama, I watched 3 of Yaya's other dramas. The evolution of her acting is amazing. Although I have to say that Yaya did overshadow Mark at some parts, their chemistry together was out of this world. The hate, the love, the tension, all of their parts together were my favorites.

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    Suki 18 days ago

    first original thai drama, besides remakes, that i fell in love with <3 you dont really c this type of deep hate and love relationship that often. Reminded me a bit of Secret, too, with all this revenge and love tension

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    Lhay 19 days ago

    Im soooooo proud of yaya in this drama! she really is a great actress! I hope she can get so many awards! Though i lover her with Nadech , she also have a great chemistry with Mark. LOVE IT!

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    MusicalVeggies 25 days ago - edited

    Stalling at episode 8 - I have a feeling slap/kiss lakorns might not be my cup of tea.

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      Raksha 20 days ago

      Believe me if you finish watching each and every episode you're gonna love it like everyone else

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    mshcj6 30 days ago

    I Looooooooooooooove this drama so much =(

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    Meyrisa Jul 11, 2017

    This is a great lakorn.. Yaya just simply amazing, her chemistry with Mark is great

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    Brownie Jul 8, 2017 - edited

    Well I've finally. This drama nearly made me go doolally with all the ups and downs. It has a bit of everything. Finished this after 11 days which is the longest I've taken to finish any drama. The length of each episode had a major part Such a nice drama, the main couple had such great chemistry, the second couple (especially the wife) did annoy me so much I nearly gave up but I decided to just continue to watch as it was such a good drama. Jee's assistant always cracked me right up. The ending is lovely.

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    real_Mokona Jul 7, 2017

    The main actors has a great chemistry. I liked their story and everything around them. Different from a lot of lakorns it was surprisingly well directed and really emotional staged. I watched it in 3 days.

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    Shichi Jul 4, 2017

    Well that was a rollercoaster of emotions! It was amazing! And Yaya is a very talented actress. Whenever she cried, I cried with her. The last few episodes were a bit messy in my opinion but it was still a great drama. I didn't think I would like it at first but I'm glad that I still tried to watch it. Also, it's the only drama where I ended up sympathizing with the "villains". There was real character development and nothing was rushed.

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    VAMSHI GARLAPAD Jul 2, 2017

    jeerawat is suffering from poor decision making skills hence the drama

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    _Muffty_ Jun 30, 2017

    This is so damn stressful I'll be a nervous wreck soon...

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    Brownie Jun 28, 2017

    I started this last night but WHY IS EVERY EPISODE 1 HOUR AND 50 MINS????? I lose interest if a drama is over an hour long but this one makes me wanna keep watching. Only thing is why does the woman who thinks her husband is cheating open her mouth so wide? lol

Details

  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    15
  • Aired:

    Jan 23, 2017 to Mar 13, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    Channel 3
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 661 users)
  • Ranked:

    #74
  • Popularity:

    #130

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