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  • Drama: Rak Ork Akard
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 14
  • Aired: Feb 19, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network: Channel 3
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 34 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 139

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Jai is a country sort of girl who is pretty bold while Jaokhun is a stuck up rich city guy. He is very shy and can’t stand being the center of attention because of a past experience and is still ridiculed by Matt for it. Jai is delivering something to the city and runs into Jaokhun, where they didn’t get off to a good start when Jaokhun almost kills her with his car making her drop her last piece of pork. His girlfriend, Amy, is also cheating on him with his rival, Matt. Jai still isn’t over her ex boyfriend, Goh, and keeps thinking about him. For his friend’s reality show, they want Jaokhun to go undercover and go to the country, however, they know he wouldn’t agree to it so Matt made a bet with Jaokhun, if Jaokhun can live in the country side for a month, he will do prostrate bow at Jaokhun’s feet & will stop making fun of Jaokhun, but if Jaokhun cannot live in the countryside, Jaokhun was to give Matt a prostrate bow at his feet. Determined to stop Matt’s bullying, Jaokhun lied to his mom that he wants to go to England to continue learning, but he’s actually going for his friends Kong & King’s reality show. Now, a spoiled rich boy has to live in the country for a month without even knowing that he’s on national television. (credit to dearestbao at tumblr)

  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 14
  • Aired: Feb 19, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network: Channel 3
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 34 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
For fans of WHO GOT MARRIED, THE BACHELOR, similar dating game shows, or of THE GREATEST LOVE / THE PRODUCERS / WORLDS WITHIN.
Basically anyone who enjoys seeing the romantic lives of celebrities, or of ordinary people in front of cameras and how fans react to the celeb couple. Fame combined with love. However this drama is also about the warmth, sincerity and relationships between people in a close-knit village. For people who love to root for underdogs.

.....or for anyone who enjoys a GREAT OTP/leads. For fans of Romance stories.


STORY
The MOST IMPORTANT aspect of any story, and the STRONGEST POINT of this lakorn.
Thai lakorns can never reach a 10, lakorns overall low quality compared to Kdrama. There was alot of loopholes/not perfect writing BUT this is still very much a recommended thai lakorn watch! Any drama even if lakorn deserves a 8.5 if it can make me become this addicted to it.
1st ep buildup was a pain but addicted from ep 2 already ALL THE WAY to the end. The small village with its warmth and the OTP who stole my heart. A Romcom but with dramatic aspects, the last few eps seemed almost like a light melodrama. Lovely plot idea, the hidden cameras that secretly broadcasted the village and the OTP  as reality TV lol


ACTING / CAST
While the ACTING itself could've been better (like in many thai lakorns and even kdramas/asian dramas unfortunately) the CASTING itself was PERFECT. Not only was the OTP suitable to each other but very suited to their lead roles. And the rest of the cast was on point too, I ended up caring for all characters in that village as well the the King and Kong duo.
The best acting from the leads/OTP, and while not the BEST acting itself from the rest of the cast everyone managed to still somehow charm with their characters. This is very much a character and relationships driven show. Even "annoying" characters ended up being somehow cute in their annoyingness. Eventually you get used to the ridiculous humor and the ridiculous characters.
Features one of the BEST FEMALE LEADS in all of Asian dramas. She was not only brave, stood up for herself and for others but was still vulnerable. She was extremely kind-natured yet without being a pushover. She didn't just pretend to be tough with a tough exteriour, she really was a strong lead. Sometimes hid her feeling but knew eventually how to open up. The male lead was weak though but even he eventually manned up, just wish it'd had been sooner.
Now I've become a fan of the female lead actress Cherry, she is the star of the show.
BONUS points to this lakorn for featuring GAY and BI (supporting) characters.


MUSIC
Beside the occasionally thrilling melodrama/thriller esque music, absolutely nothing special. Not bad enough to distract from the plot either. Some parts of the lyrics in fact really fit the plot, but otherwise just lame forgettable, plain bad music. Better music would've made it even more enjoyable but oh well it was good without music enhancement. Would prefer though that they'd used better music.
....1 point for music overall HOWEVER...
....Bonus points for the HILARIOUSLY over-dramatic music at not SO dramatic moments, parodying melodramas. Absolutely hilarious!


REWATCH VALUE
Don't take my rating of this aspect too seriously, I'm generally not a fan of rewatching, not even of good drama.
Overall not much reason to rewatch, but could rewatch some sweet moments of the village people and their warm community. The OTPs scenes I'd say are very rewatchable since they're so cute.

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