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A story of a historical adventure set around the search for soldiers lost in the Vietnam war, the Mekong River Phuri tribe and the great Naga said to be protecting the land. A Thai-American company begins to build a bridge across the Mekong River connecting Thailand and Laos. Dave Shaun—an American and former soldier in the Vietnam war—is currently the construction site manager for the bridge. Kimberly Baker is a professor researching the ancient Phuri tribe. (Source: thaidramatic_update on Instagram; edited by Soju at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel “Mekong” (แม่โขง) by Paul Adirex (ปองพล อดิเรกสาร). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Burmese
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 34
  • Aired: Nov 6, 2023 - Jan 4, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Channel 7
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 15 users)
  • Ranked: #85894
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
JulesL
6 people found this review helpful
Jan 5, 2024
34 of 34 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

Only if you are a fan of fight scenes, Mik or Louis

Would I recommend this lakorn?

Yes - if you like action, more specifically hand combat because even though everyone went around carrying guns, they would rather fight. The hand combat is probably the better part of the show with Mik as Dave and Louis as Drago coordinating well and duel fighting against the bad guys.

No - if you are looking for romance. Very little chemistry between the main couple. Visually, they looked good together, but their interactions were rather stiff. Other than some hugs and a forehead kiss, and lots of "Are you OK?" from the ML, there was nothing else to satisfy the viewers. There was much more chemistry between the two male leads with their constant nodding and exchanging of looks with each other. There was definite romance for the secondary couple. Even then, it was a little unbelievable since the girl did so much bad stuff to the guy, so he's a total doormat to me.

No - if you are looking for a good story execution. Everything is kind of weakly linked together and some loose ends were never explained. This drama could have wrapped up without the extra 10 episodes, but the director must really like fight scenes since that was at least a showdown between the good and bad guys in every episode. Also, the bad guys were always around because the good guys must really wanted to make merit and they would never kill the bad guys. In fact, they constantly welcomed them back into the group. With this group of leads, you get infinite chances to do all sorts of evil stuff because the leads just never learn their lessons. It's like rinse and repeat - "Oh we got attacked doing this...that's ok, let's do it again because it cannot possibly happen again...ooops." Or someone is told not to leave the safety of the place because she's targetted and the next minute, she does exactly that...

Maybe - if you are a fan of Mik or Louis. They carried the show, more Louis in my opinion. They looked good and they did well in the fight scenes. Preaw did not impress me at all. She constantly had a shell-shocked look and her character was just ok, a little weak and useless. She's pretty much there to be a damsel in distress. Even though she can shoot a gun, no one gave her one to protect herself even though everyone else had one. She was constantly hiding in the best spots to be caught. Her strength is that the Naga won't eat her.

Speaking of Nagas, they showed up during some crucial moments but they were not featured much. The story was connected to them but as I mentioned before, kind of loosely. The story was also about past lives, but the plot development there was bad, and I think they cut out scenes since those scenes were shown in the ending credits but not in the show itself.

The best part for me is the romantic OST. The intro rock song was interesting but way too long. It was about 3 and half minutes long and really dragged into the start of the show.

Overall, I started off enjoying the show but it got too draggy. I would ask people to give it a watch and feel free to skip some episodes since you won't miss much.

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Ongoing 15/34
Sara Dinehart-Shields
1 people found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2023
15 of 34 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 3.0

Wrong synopsis?

So there's no way this takes place 2 yrs after or anything to do with the Vietnam war which was 50 yrs ago. Mik's character would be elderly 72 yes old. It seems to do more with drug traffickers and an embroidered piece of cloth. It takes place in 2022. Going by current synopsis made this very confusing. In the 1st episode one character was born in 1998 so unless there's time travel in here I don't see how they could be searching for Vietnam soldiers, who would've died from old age. My point is who ever writes these descriptions needs to get the information correct.

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Details

  • Drama: Mekong
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 34
  • Aired: Nov 6, 2023 - Jan 4, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Channel 7
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 15 users)
  • Ranked: #85894
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 171

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