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.
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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.
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    MysticLullaby Mar 27, 2017 - edited
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      wuzhangs Mar 27, 2017

      Lmao watching you going nuts over this drama is really entertaining tbh haha over the span of 17 hours... imagine those who waited week after week for the episodes

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      MysticLullaby Mar 27, 2017 - edited

      Hahaha and ikr i could only imagine! I am so glad I didn't watch before it finished airing, i have no patience >.<

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    MysticLullaby Mar 26, 2017 - edited

    ON EPISODE 12 AND MY BRAIN IS WRECKED, EVEN MORE MISUNDERSTANDINGS OMG THIS HAS THE MOST MISUNDERSTANDINGS IN LIKE ALL THE DRAMAS I HAVE WATCHED.

    EDIT: EPISODE 14 AND STILL NO CLEARING OF ALL THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND THERE IS EVEN MORE LOL! I AM GOING CRAZY

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    MysticLullaby Mar 26, 2017 - edited

    Am I the only one who thinks Satit looks really like Ji Chang Wook? like seriously some scenes i think I'm looking at Wook lol.

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    MysticLullaby Mar 26, 2017

    I am laughing that even by episode 9 everyone thinks Jee is a massive slut lol she legit has kept away from guys her whole life from what I see, she never even mentions having a boyfriend or anything before, couldn't be further from the truth.

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    MysticLullaby Mar 26, 2017 - edited

    Piak is honestly such an bitch, you could never have a healthy relationship with someone like her, she is so annoying, on another note, love the leads and so happy they changed the disgusting rape scene, it makes it much better and fits Satit's character more, it would have been ooc for him to do that, he is actually a good guy.

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      coolcancerian Mar 27, 2017

      True the only most irritating thing in drama is piak..stupid lady

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      Eunha Apr 5, 2017

      It probably can't be a thai drama without an insane character like her right? Though I am so glad there was only one.
      I think it was mutual but angry between them. A total rape scene would have just ruined the drama for me. Plus you are right, Satit is essentially good, whenever he thinks he went to far he goes back.

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    coolcancerian Mar 26, 2017

    wow a really good drama ..i must say very very less irritating thai drama ..this kind of dramas u can count on ur fingers ..that few in thai category
    esp the lead couple wow so amazing & beautiful together:) ..one of the best couple ever
    they make more dramas together ..heroine's best friend girl and her manager are really good charecters too ..very pure:):)
    unable to get over prin suparat's cuteness and yaya's beauty:) so good they are!!

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    Kikka Mar 26, 2017

    Loved it! Although the story was nothing new, the acting and the cast were excellent and awesome! :D That made the whole lakorn awesome ^_^ Also, I liked that there was no rape :) Moreover, all couples were so cute and great together xD Worth a watch :D

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    MysticLullaby Mar 24, 2017 - edited

    Just to double check, there's no rape in it is there?

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      MysticLullaby Mar 24, 2017 - edited

      Ikr, I can't watch anything where someone ends up with their rapist so always gotta make sure with Lakorns.

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      Panda Mar 24, 2017 - edited

      Yeah i ended up watching my first lakorn and 4th episode. There was a rape scen and it lasted for 10minutes. And that was the last time i ever watched thai dramas. But this one has high ratings so im checking the comments for confirmations

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      wuzhangs Mar 24, 2017

      Yeah cause most thai lakorns are adaptations from old novels... and idk there must be something in the water years ago for novelist and their obsession with rape.

      No worries guys, no rape in this lakorn

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      MysticLullaby Mar 26, 2017 - edited

      It's messed up, and I hope since they changed it in this that maybe Thailand will start changing it more because that really needs to leave their culture, anyway thanks again for answering, currently on episode 9 and really enjoying it so far.

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      GrnGrnTmt Apr 4, 2017 - edited

      No, there isn't. I read a review about the old version of Kluen Cheewit and was really worried about that scene but the director (who is female) handled it really very well. Watching it you get the sense that they both love each other and it is all clearly consensual but there are a lot of hurt feelings, guilt, anger and emotional complexities. What's great about this lakorn is that there are so many complex emotions involved and both actors do a fantastic job digesting it and expressing the complexities clearly to the audience. So as a viewer, I felt it was consensual and felt both of the character's emotional confusion. Also, I thought the scene was well done because both the guy and the girl were equal in their interaction, no aggressor, no victim.

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    Valier Mar 23, 2017

    I loved her styling! The clothes and make up were really gorgeous!

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    NaijaLuv_88 Mar 19, 2017

    I am going to miss this lakorn, every single Wednesday after lectures I would eagerly watch both newly subbed episodes, rewinding to hopefully extend the show. This lakorn was one of the best and makes it possible that just a great cast, plot, characters, and storyline can pull off a wonderful drama. I highly recommend for everyone and don't let the dark undertones in the beginning throw you off. Such a wonderful lakorn!!!

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    guccigall Mar 19, 2017 - edited

    They all look like mixed race

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      cityhunter83 Mar 20, 2017

      i have noticed that a lot of Thai actors don't have what westerners might consider a stereotypical "asian" look, at least not as strongly as Chinese, Japanese and Korean actors do.

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      wuzhangs Mar 21, 2017

      majority of thai celebrities are mixed blood.. like yaya is thai-norwegian, kimberley is thai-german, margie is thai-spanish

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    Tzuyu Mar 18, 2017 - edited

    Piak is so annoying, crazy and irrational, If I was her husband, I would ask for divorce.

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    KT HTTT Mar 18, 2017

    I felt that Yaya really excelled from her usual roles as G in here. She possesses the ability to make viewers cry with her and that takes talent.I always balled my eyes out each time she felt alone in the world. As for Mark, I think he did his best during this last episode. Maybe it was because he was playing the nice guy again. Lol. He was most watchable as the non-vengeful Sathit, which goes to show that the guy can't handle dramatic roles. Haha. His best crying was in the car when he couldn't find G because she ran away from him after her discharge from the hospital. He was crying a river, but it eventually ran dry within a few minutes. Lol. He couldn't squeeze anymore tears, which was disappointing because I was starting to be impressed with him.

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    Tzuyu Mar 17, 2017 - edited

    I'm so in love with the female lead. Usually I love the male leads and spazzing because of them, but this time she was my unconditional fave. She is so amazing, cool, admirable and so pretty that all the time I have heart eyes for her.

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    blabla100 Mar 17, 2017 - edited
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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 753 users)
  • Ranked:

    #67
  • Popularity:

    #111

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