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Pareena's life had always been beautifully perfect until the demise of her father, who was like her life's sunshine. After her father's death, Pareena discovered a mystery surrounding his untimely demise and thus began a journey of discovering the mystery and restoring her father's honour. The more she digs, the more she learns how different human personalities can be in front of different people. This is not just for her later father, but also for Korn who behaves like a rebel with a free spirit, and Karn who has always been her perfect brother. The more she digs the more she realises that where there is sunshine there are also shadows. Humans can do wrong. Nobody is truly perfect. (Source: Thaidramatic_update; edited by Soju at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel “Tai Ngao Tawan” (ใต้เงาตะวัน) by Piyaphon Sakkasem (ปิยะพร ศักดิ์เกษม). Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Mar 29, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Channel 3
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 225 users)
  • Ranked: #6913
  • Popularity: #6449
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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7 people found this review helpful
Jun 3, 2023
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 1.5
Story 1.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

i am badly disappointed

i am here to stop and save 19 hr of all viewers who are planning to watch this hit.....seriously.....whole story of nothing its just piece of shit.........from episode 1 to 7 u will get trusted seeing male lead proper scene....nothing is shown ....other characters have more screen time than leads...then out of no where there becomes lovey dovey couples within one episodes.seriously I don't get it ..may be I have hoped a lot from mark prin because I loved all his last dramas...for me he used to be superstar of thailand but this drama ...made me to think will he able to maintain that status......eclipse of the heart is like watching good looking actors doing nothing just spoiling image with such nothing drama...at one point I thought I have better story than they made it. i think script writer must have drunk a lot and written whatever comes in his mind....after spoiling drama till episode 7 it doesn't fell good to watch couples romancing........
if u r planning to watch ...go and watch kleun cheevit again....its headache.i would love to watch kleun cheevit hua jai sila 100 time rather than watching this drama again

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Completed
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3 people found this review helpful
Jun 3, 2023
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.5

PRETTY AND FORGETTABLE...

Eclipse Of The Heart is an imperfect but noteworthy project—one of the freshly-minted newer lakorns with clearly expanding production value. They spent tons of cash on this project, and you can tell. It's exciting to see Thai dramas start to embrace the power of good lighting, picturesque on-site filming locations, and decent cinematography. Compared to others in the revenge/romance genre, this is an impressive entry going by visual aesthetics alone.

The chemistry between our leads Mark and Bow was a little inconsistent, but in its best moments was outstanding. If you're watching for romance and are familiar with lakorn plot formulas, feel free to skip around to your heart's content. There is not a lot that's new here plot-wise, and you'll probably be able to put the pieces together without all of the extensive context. I wasn't feeling that spark between the leads at first, but once it got going—slowly, and then all at once—I was actually amazed at the very poignant, and sometimes rather moving (!!!) bond and relationship that was built up between Korn and Rina. I squealed and replayed several clips during their 'travels' and you probably will too.

Performance-wise, Bow felt a little stiff at times, especially earlier on during her crying scenes (of which there are many) but she eventually found her groove. Opposite her costar, when she got comfortable, she genuinely shined. Mark however was phenomenal here. He's noticeably improving his craft with every project, it seems. There were times when Korn displayed moments of quiet, resigned despair which truly made my heart ache with grief. Very, very good work by Mark Prin.

The core issue with EOTH is how forgettable most of it is. It suffers from the classic lakorn malignancy wherein the pilot drops you into a world without providing enough narrative context, making you wonder for a moment if you missed an episode. All of this stuff started happening and I found I...just didn't really care? At all? And indifference is a stage IV drama-killer. Perhaps I'm just sensitive to this phenomenon, but I never really recovered from the jarring introduction. I continued to be frequently unengaged. I only just finished watching the finale and I barely remember anything that happened. The irritating side characters didn't help, often feeling like caricatures or glorified extras with no real purpose but to provide outer conflict. The creeper cheating husband, for example, and his insulated family drama, was so bizarre and ick-inducing.

The show felt too long and too short at the same time, impossibly—the result of poor pacing and a draggy final arc, by which time a lot of the momentum and mystery had been lost and I simply just wanted it to be over. Lakorns too often present contrived dramatic tension in the last few episodes, undoing hard-earned character development faster than warp-speed so we're infuriated enough to keep watching out of spite. Rarely does it make the ending feel earned; usually it just makes us feel exhausted. EOTH is no exception. The ending did not feel satisfying because the journey had shaky foundations. Beware!

All this aside, there were some scenes between the main couple that felt so intimate, heartfelt and genuine that they induced chills. For me, a romance addict, that's worth it. If romance is not your speed, you may be better off skipping this one. The romance for the most part is not formulaic; however, the rest of the lakorn undoubtedly is. EOTH is a missed opportunity. Given the right background setup, and more careful pacing, this love story could have been epic compared to its similar predecessors.

Unfortunately, the manufactured bloat of the rest of the drama really hurt its potential. But the potential was there, I promise! You will not be able to deny how vastly more refined this show is compared to others like it, even ones as recent as 1-2 years ago. There is hope! The future of lakorns is getting brighter, slowly but surely.

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  • Drama: Eclipse of the Heart
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Mar 29, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Channel 3
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 225 users)
  • Ranked: #6913
  • Popularity: #6449
  • Watchers: 1,489

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