Muean Khon La Fark Fah

Muean Khon La Fark Fah (2017)

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When Yothaka's mother marries Chatcharun's rich father, Chatcharun is not happy. He believes that her and her mother are both gold diggers. Also, Yothaka has just returned from abroad and has a care-free "western" attitude. She is a rebel at heart, while Chatcharun is conservative. Along with believing she is a gold-digger, he also thinks she is "easy". She encourages that misconception just to annoy him. He harasses, she teases. They bicker. read moreA lot.
~ A remake of the 1995 drama.

  • Native title:

    เหมือนคนละฟากฟ้า
  • Also Known as:

    Different Like the Sky's Horizon; Like a Different Sky; A Different Sky; Muean Khon La Fark Fa; Meuan Khon La Faak Fah; Meun Kon La Faak Fah;

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Jun 6, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I have really conflicting feelings for Meuan Khon La Faak Fah. On one hand, I appreciated how it started, how the female lead is strong and cute, and how much chemistry our lead couple had. On the other hand, I thought the plot was weak, there wasn't enough emphasis on the main leads, and the ending seemed too hasty as well.

Where should I start? I think on the whole the acting read more was good. I found Andrew Gregson really awkward with his hand gestures, but I can totally see how that ties in to his character. It's just an unfamiliar sight for a male lead to be so... childishly adorable (...) . He's absolutely fantastic in the more emotional scenes though. Matt Peranee was really cute. I wonder if all the "oppa" references were actually ad-libs on her part. In any case, the female lead was an easy character to root for (at least at the start). They also had exceptional chemistry with each other. The lunch scenes were so heart-tingling! It's a pity that their scenes got lesser and lesser, and the drama went into a makjang spiral at the end [1].

It may be because I'm not that familiar with Thai dramas, but this is one of the rare instances where I found the youngsters acting better than the veterans (youngsters and veterans are relative really, but you get the idea). Midway through the drama I got this vibe from both the father and the housekeeper that they are actually villains, but they are obviously not. The aunt was overacting so much that it actually became sort of funny.

The plot was a little meh. For a drama about romance, they spent too much time on the angst. It'll be better if the angst gave the leads some screen time, but the angst gave the supporting characters too much screen time. By the end of the drama, I just skip-watched all those portions. Episode one was so-so, episode two and three dragged me in, but at the end I survived only by crumbs of the sweet OTP moments. I think the best thing that happened to the drama was possibly the editing of the preview. I swear in every episode I think the next is going to be better and full of cute scenes, but yeah. Also, I'm a little piffed at how they wrapped up everything so hastily. They got together in the end alright (this is totally not a spoiler), but it was a little underwhelming and the flashback was way way way too long. It's almost like they decided to re-edit the OTP scenes into a whole new MV for the opening theme.

Also, the kiss scenes. Wait, I mean the lack of kiss scenes. I know how Thai dramas are like with my few experiences. There's virtually no intimate scenes at all, not the lip-on-lip kisses anyway. Even if there is, it's just them manipulating angles. Usually, I don't really mind it. On second watch of the MKLFF episodes though, I realise that there wasn't even a peck anywhere. I'm completely fine with watching them on the same screen doing nothing except eating and talking (the lunch scenes were really the highlights of the drama), but if you are going to have a kiss scene do it properly. For the forehead "kiss" in the last episode, Andrew Gregson was just kissing air lol. Like whaaaat? It's just the forehead! I'll admit that I wasn't watching properly the first time and got tricked though.

All in all, despite my complaints, I actually think this is a decent drama. Perhaps it's because I just came from a horrible one [2]. I feel the start and the interactions between the leads were really refreshing, and even though it went downhill, it didn't erode my fondness for the drama. It's probably also because of my impression that Thai dramas are in general overly theatrical. This drama actually scores lower on the makjang scale compared to the others I've watched (and tried to watch). I also have a personal preference for dramas with stronger female leads as well so there's that.

- Footnotes -

[1] I wonder how much of this is due to the fact that this is actually a remake and they had to somehow follow the plot. From what I understand though, it's nothing like the original version. I think they probably should've done away with the not-so-great plot points and kept the better ones, but I really have no idea what the original was like.

[2] For those who are curious, that terrible drama is the Thai adaptation of Princess Hours.

EDIT: Grammar and spelling.
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    Vegmeh Aug 20, 2017

    I'm on episode one and the male lead already looks like he's disgusted constantly. He just has a grim look on his face half the time.

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    Lili Jul 9, 2017 - edited

    Where can one watch this with english subs?

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    JPT Jun 25, 2017

    Like Anna said. It started pretty good. But then the main male lead turns awkward like if he had some sort of syndrome. I feel like if he had some sort of drug that cause him to be slow.

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    anna Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    This started off really well, the first few episodes were amazing and I was completely invested in the story and in the OTP. Their chemistry was so natural, I could watch an entire episode of them just being cute and happy together and would not get tired of it. But the last few episodes were kind of a mess, it's like it went on full makjang mode and started focusing less and less on the OTP. That was kind of disappointing.

    And about Andrew's acting, I didn't find it awkward at all. If Ken T had accepted this role, Chat would've probably been the typical angry pra'ek with daddy issues you find in a lot of lakorns (don't get me wrong I love Ken T!). But Andrew's unique portrayal of Chat with all the little things he added to the character, his mannerisms, way of speaking, emotions etc made him more realistic and different from the usual pra'ek. It was a breath of fresh air for me and it just made me love Andrew even more. And what can I say about Matt? The girl just proved once again why she's one of the best actresses of her generation (and my favorite). I really loved her in here.

    Despite its flaws this is a good lakorn, just wish they've focused more on the OTP, but nonetheless I still loved it. 9/10.

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    makeuptemple Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    Thanks to meow who just completed subbing the drama, now I can watch it

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      anna Jun 7, 2017

      SJDK Fansub are the ones who subbed this.

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      makeuptemple Jun 8, 2017

      Oh i thought meow subbed it, thanks :)

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    sani-panda Jun 7, 2017 - edited
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      anopinion Jun 7, 2017

      On Andrew Gregson's acting, I think it's clearly intentional, but I'm not sure whether it's the right interpretation of the character. Sometimes I think it's alright, sometimes I think it's a bit too much.

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    aleena Jun 6, 2017

    something that is different from normal thai lakorn. love it

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    herah Jun 6, 2017

    The leads have great acting skills, you can't help but cry when you see them in pain.

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    sani-panda May 29, 2017 - edited

    Should I start watching? How is the drama going?

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      anopinion May 29, 2017 - edited

      I think the first few episodes were pretty engaging. From there on the writing sorta went downhill. I'm not too sure about the "corny" part because a lot of things may be lost in translation and all (I'm watching it subbed). Anyway, the main couple has great chemistry and their acting is pretty good. There is a lack of conflict which makes the drama not so dramatic, but I'm really only watching for the leads. From what (little) I know of Thai dramas, I think this is one of the better ones.

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      MysteryMel-Bookish May 30, 2017

      This lakorn is not bad. Chemistry of leads is the magic as @anopinion stated. Lakorns are acquired taste. Beautiful people doing extremely wicked things to each other with a level of violence always included.

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      Serin May 31, 2017

      You definitely should! I loved this lakorn. Chemistry and acting skills are awesome. I like the story too. No rape, less misunderstandings. %100 worth watching.

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      Andie May 31, 2017 - edited

      I think this is one of the better lakorns. The acting is really good and personally I just love the story and the main couple. At the very least, it's worth watching for the chemistry between the leads. Also, there's no crazy second female lead (just the male lead's grandma and the aunt that are crazy lol) and the few misunderstandings are easily cleared without dragging the story.

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      sani-panda Jun 1, 2017

      Thank you all so much for replying! I think I'll try it out because I'm a fan of good chemistry and less misunderstandings!

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    MysteryMel-Bookish May 21, 2017 - edited

    Tell me - Thai MiL are portrayed over-the-top evil - pure satans spawn. So far this lakorn has a lot of spawns...

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      3ngin33r May 25, 2017

      Korean makjang drama ones are at the top

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    makeuptemple May 20, 2017 - edited

    where do we watch this drama?

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    MysticLullaby May 6, 2017 - edited

    Is there rape in this?

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    3ngin33r May 5, 2017

    The female lead was in a similar situation the male lead is in on one of her previous drama

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    Andie May 2, 2017 - edited

    2 episodes in and I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying this. Good acting, amazing chemistry and I just love the female lead's personality. She's silly, funny and carefree but also strong, smart, confident and would do anything to protect her mother. I love how she doesn't take crap from anyone and can insult people so good with a smile lol

    I love the interactions between the main couple too. Their lunch dates were so cute. He's slowly warming up to her and I can't wait to see how their relatioship will develop.

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      anopinion May 16, 2017

      I'm surprised as well. I tried watching while browsing a famous Chinese video site just because the lead couple looked gorgeous on that cover. I didn't expect myself to fall in love with it. The female lead is simply awesome!

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    Almonda Apr 26, 2017 - edited

    I have just watched the first episode raw and am really liking what I have seen so far. This ep showed again, why Andrew is one of my top 3 favourite Thai actors. The same with Matt, I love watching her act.

    I really hope someone will be so kind to sub it.

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      3ngin33r Apr 26, 2017

      Subbing has started part 1-9 in SJDK facebook

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      Almonda Apr 26, 2017

      Thank you so much for these amazing news!!

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      NaijaLuv_88 Apr 27, 2017

      Really? Thank you so much. :-)

Details

  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    13
  • Aired:

    Apr 25, 2017 to Jun 6, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    Channel 3
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 65 users)
  • Ranked:

    #18102
  • Popularity:

    #2476

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