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Tra Barb See Chompoo
18 people found this review helpful
Jan 2, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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First off: I rarely watch revenge lakorns, mostly because no self-respecting man or woman should put up with that kind of abuse, let alone FALL IN LOVE with their abuser. I watched this one because it's the same director who did Full House, and I ADORED Full House.
WARNING: RANT AHEAD

THINGS I LIKED: Directing is exemplary (as usual). I especially like how this director humanizes the nang rai; Chaya really wasn't evil for the sake of being evil. They portray Chaya as someone who is so desperate for love that she will do anything for it. Childish, but mostly realistic.
The music was good, mostly. The dramatic music was definitely overused, though.
Peat and Kiew's chemistry was AMAZING.
Peat is SUPER HOT.
The romance between Kiew's friend and the bar owner guy was SO CUTE and serious relationship goals.
Those few episodes where Peat and Kiew were happy together made me so happy, though they were fleeting.
I was glad they showed how hurt Peat was. Instead of being just an angry guy up to his eyeballs in revenge, they showed us that underneath all that, he was deeply hurt (not that that justifies anything). In short, I loved the emotional depth of the characters.
I liked Kriss a lot until I realized in ep 9 he was probably evil.
The story is mostly unique; it followed a few stereotypes, but everything else felt very original.

Now for THINGS I DISLIKED (here comes the rant):
The overused dramatic music.
Peat was WAY TOO CRUEL. I desperately wanted Kiew to find somebody, anybody, better than him so she could stop suffering. I couldn't even be happy they ended up together at the end because Peat was so abusive.
Pest and Kiew's dad. I HATED the BS of "use your love to thaw Peat's heart because he still loves you." How DARE he ask Kiew to endure more abuse based on the TINY possibility Peat actually loves her! It doesn't matter if Peat still loves her, when he is abusive to her, he deserves JAIL. Period.
Chaya and Kriss. Honestly I would've shipped it if Kriss hadn't tried to ASSAULT her that one time. Messed up.
Peat's repentance came too quickly. It should've been a slow process of him learning from his mistakes, not one sudden revelation that made him good again.
Kriss. Oh, Kriss. His repentance scene is downright cringey. Not that I don't believe in repentance, but the guy TRIED TO KILL THEM AND RUIN ALL THEIR LIVES. NOT cool. Again, it's a slow process, not "Wow you just shot me but I forgive you cuz you said sorry haha lol BFFs 4ever!!" *facepalm*

Strangely, I still enjoyed the drama pretty well. I guess it's the same with all revenge lakorns: it's just a guilty pleasure. I've seen too many even more frustrating dramas to say this one was horrible, though I will say it could've been a lot horrible. If you like great chemistry in a guilty-pleasure lakorn, this one hits the mark.

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Ruk Ok Rit
7 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2018
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
It's been a while since I watched this one, but I'll submit some thoughts anyway.
STORY: I really enjoyed the plotline of this one. While it is somewhat similar to the Samee Tee Tra 3-husband thing, the similarities really end there.
The plot is very different. There really aren't very many detective lakorns (at least that I've seen) out there, so this one has a refreshing premise.
HOORAY FOR NO LAKORN STEREOTYPES!!! There's no crazy ex-girlfriend, no stupid misunderstandings between characters, and a super cute romance between Pope and Mew.
The plotline is simply adorable, well-written, well-paced, and consistent. Plus, it's funny.
ACTING/CAST: Really can't go wrong with Pope and Mew. The supporting cast also worked really well together, and didn't overact everything like supporting casts usually do.
Pope almost made me cry when he did his crying scenes. His comedic timing is great, but then he gets to the emotional scenes, and I just wanted to reach through the screen and give him a big hug.
MUSIC: Fun and light, nothing super remarkable.
REWATCH VALUE: I'd watch it again when I need a light and fun drama to balance out all the dramatic ones.
I highly recommend this drama for anyone who wants a light, funny, and non-frustrating drama. And for anyone who loves Pope :)

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Luerd Ruk Toranong
6 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2018
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
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I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. Of course, it has Pope in it, so that definitely helped.
STORY: Well-developed childhood romance that carries into adulthood. I was fully invested in the Ram-Krathin relationship the whole time.
The misunderstandings actually didn't follow the lakorn stereotype. They were frustrating, but they didn't drag on and on like others do. Additionally, they were understandable. Ram's and Krathin's misunderstandings weren't about them thinking the other person was evil or bad, but about being upset that the other person didn't confide in them, which was a problem the drama displayed in their relationship from the very beginning.
Pupe needed to die in a hole. She unfortunately was the typical nang rai. I did like that Ram was very direct with her, instead of the usual "I don't want to dishonor her" "I don't want to hurt her" stuff.
The evil people, especially the mother, were typical lakorn crazy. I skipped a lot of her scenes because they got so repetitive. The stupidity of the characters also got to be a bit much. The mother literally (spoiler) kills people, and they KNOW she killed those people, yet they still let her run free and do whatever she wants. Then when something bad happens, they're all shocked and trying to figure out who the culprit could be. It takes talent to be that stupid.
But all in all, the plot was engaging, well-paced, and emotionally evocative. There were a few inconsistencies here and there and a few forgotten characters near the end, but those were all very minor flaws.
ACTING/CAST: Pope is wonderful, as usual. He was able to add depth to Ram, making him a supaburoot (gentleman), but also showing that Ram was always a little childish, even after he grew up.
I was impressed by Diana.She did a very good job, especially for a newcomer. She had good chemistry with Pope, and though she's a little stiff here and there, on the whole she acted well. Diana gave Krathin strength without falling into the trap of apathy.
I've only seen Alex in Raeng Pradtanah, and liked him alright as the villain in that one. But he really outdid himself in this drama. Every little mannerism he had pointed to his gentlemanly character; he even softened his voice and spoke quietly and evenly, like a gentleman would. I had SLS so bad because of him XD
Mae Nim was a little annoying, and Putkrong became boring to watch. But all the supporting cast's acting was good.
MUSIC: Lovely. I'm fairly certain that whoever wrote the music for Padiwaradda also wrote this drama's.
REWATCH VALUE: This isn't one I personally would watch on repeat, but I'll probably come back to it again in a few months or so. It'll definitely be worth it to rewatch Ram and Krathin grow up together, now that I know what happens later.
All in all, a lovely drama that plays into a few lakorn stereotypes here and there, but is an overall satisfying watch.

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Wanida
5 people found this review helpful
Dec 29, 2017
16 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
I don't have much experience watching dramas with the older generation of actors (Anne, Tik, Andrew, etc.) but I truly enjoyed this drama. Sure, there were small things I didn't like about it, but on the whole, I came away from it smiling and glad I watched it.
STORY: Quite well-done. Yes, the nang rai (Pisamai) is a little typical, aka super possessive and crazy. But they make an effort to show you that she really is hurt by Prajak's associations wih Wanida, which honestly is understandable. Prajak made me both want to pull my hair out and grin like an idiot at the same time. I appreciated that his character wasn't perfect, because we're human and no one is perfect. Lakorns often portray either the male or female leads as perfect little angels that can do no wrong, but that just isn't true in reality. None of us are like that. Prajak's hubris was that he couldn't stand up for himself. It drove me crazy, but his character was also kind, understanding, and loyal, which counteracted his weaknesses. Wanida's growth as a character really added to the drama. She starts out as a spunky, naive young woman who gets into trouble constantly; later, she matures a woman who still has that spunk, but has a little better idea of when and how to channel that spunk.
I liked that while this was an arranged marriage drama, the leads didn't follow all the stereotypes, such as sleeping together, having to kiss at social events, etc. I also liked that Prajak didn't fall into the lakorn stereotype of the nang rai accusing the nang ek and the male lead blindly believing the nang rai. Prajak reminded Wanida that he "knows what kind of person she is," so when people talked bad about her, he would listen to her side of the story as well. The mother's "deathbed repentance" scene was a bit much, but whatever. And I had a hard time buying into the storyline with clearing Wanida's grandma's name because it just felt superfluous.
The story lags at the vety beginning and at the very end, but the pacing is good everywhere else.
Montree honestly made my life. He was hilarious and hot at the same time.
ACTING/CAST: I can't imagine anyone better than the people in the drama. Tik has got the loving look down-pat, he's on the same level as Colin Firth in that respect. Aff was simply gorgeous, and she did well in playing the naive, childish character without overacting and without becoming annoying. Wanida's father was hilarious. Prajak's brother was cute. The servants had AWESOME chemistry together, though Aunt Thom drove me crazy because of how badly she overacted.
MUSIC: Beautiful soundtrack. This is the only drama I've seen that didn't suffer from using the same music too often; the songs switched up once in a while, so you would expect the main theme, only to hear another very pretty and very fitting song. The only fault I found wih the soundtrack were the "soap opera" tracks used in a million other dramas for the dramatic moments. They felt out-of-place and a little obnoxious.
REWATCH VALUE: I would definitely watch this again, though probably just for Tik and Aff ;)
All in all, a very enjoyable drama that I highly recommend. Though it has its faults, the drama as a whole is so beautiful, any viewer will be willing to overlook its faults.

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You're My Destiny
5 people found this review helpful
Jan 18, 2018
17 of 17 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
DISCLAIMER: I have never seen the other versions of You're My Destiny.
Honestly, this is one of my new favorite dramas. The acting, direcing, writing, sets, costumes-- all stunning. We finally got a few REAL kiss scenes from Bie (who's a great kisser) and Esther (who's a good kisser compared to just about every other Thai actress).
STORY: Amazing. The storytelling was consistent, thoughtful, and heartfelt. I usually find melodramas cheesy (let's face it, You're My Destiny is a melodrama), but this one was able to make me laugh and cry without overdoing anything. I especially loved the character development in the last four episodes; it's obvious that both Wanida and Pawut changed, but they were still fundamentally the same people. The family values were sweet, and Taya was totally hot (poor second lead...). And no NANG RAI!!!! Thank goodness, everyone in this drama were logical, NORMAL people and not crazy psychopaths!
The story was a little out-there, but that's the point of You're My Destiny; Pawut and Wanida were brought together by fate.
The only complaint I have was with the ending. Sure, everything was satisfactorily wrapped up, aside from the aunt and her son (I'm not really even sure why they were in the drama... even the other characters seemed to forget about them), but the way it was wrapped up felt very abrupt. They should have split some of the wrap-ups between the last two episodes instead of spending three episodes being completely unproductive story-wise.
ACTING/CAST: I mean, Bie's cute, but I honestly think Esther and Taya were the standouts in this drama. Esther often plays the innocent pushover role, but when she transformed into the later Wanida who wasn't a pushover and who was willing to fight for her man, that's when her acting really shone. Taya was adorable and hot for one, but he also did a very good job of portraying his one-sided love for Wanida. You could tell he had feelings for her just by the way he looked at Nid. And his abs...
MUSIC: Lots of variety to this soundtrack, great OST by Bie. I especially loved the "Smile" song that Bie sang in English... that one made me bawl my eyes out when they played it at the end of episode 13, which is a first for me.
REWATCH VALUE: I would definitely rewatch this one, in spite of the slightly disappointing ending. The acting, directing, and story are just too good to limit to one watch.
I HIGHLY recommend this drama for anyone who enjoys beautiful dramas that avoid the Thai drama stereotypes, and loves heartwarming stories with happy endings.

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Khun Mae Suam Roy
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 1, 2018
31 of 31 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I really didn't expect to enjoy this drama as much as I did. I'm not usually into mysteries because I can usually guess who the murderer is. And this drama was full of mostly newbie actors. But it really kept me on my toes throughout the 31 episodes, so much so that I hardly skipped any of it.

STORY: Very well done. I applaud the writers on their brilliance in this one. The drama was fast-paced (unlike most lakorns) and engaging. The romance was adorable, the characters well-developed and believable,. The mystery never lost its intrigue, and I was fully convinced that any one of the people in the drama could've been the murderer the whole time. I was shocked when the big reveal came, though it was still believable, and didn't come out of the blue at all.

ACTING/CAST: Pop was so adorable in this one and such a pra'ek guy. He was funny and cute with good morals, but he still had his flaws. Pop did an awesome job at keeping his character consistent, even when Thi wasn't so cute and became more angsty. Bua did a great job too. Her Sina and Siriya had distinctly different personalities, but still had depth as characters. Sinna acted strong even though she wasn't always so strong on the inside, while Siriya was kind and sweet, but she didn't allow herself to be a doormat for the people around her.
The supporting cast was great too. The Sutharaks made a believable family, and the villain was downright amazing in their role.

MUSIC: Very enjoyable. I especially liked the song that sounded like the songs that used to play in old superhero TV shows :)

REWATCH VALUE: Now that I know who was behind everything and the whole evil plot, I'll definitely be watching this one again to look for clues. I'll also rewatch the romance because Bua and Pop were so great together.

All in all, this drama was an awesome watch for all 31 episodes. It has a bit of everything, from romance to comedy to action to drama. Plus, it has a strong female lead who ISN'T a damsel in distress for once. I highly recommend this one.

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Ugly Duckling Series: Boy's Paradise
3 people found this review helpful
Dec 6, 2017
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
This lakorn is light-hearted, cute, and a short watch. It also had me rolling on the floor laughing XD
STORY: Pretty lacking. The premise is cute, but there are a lot of little hints that are never explained. Why Esther's character hates men so much, for example. Not one word of explanation. Or why Sean's character pretended he was a photography major... the list goes on. I didn't watch this drama for the story, only for the premise. Don't expect incredible writing or anything from it. I did, however, like how the lakorn wasn't about gay or not gay. It was about Esther's character giving men a chance, and not being preachy for either side.
ACTING/CAST: Sean and Esther. Hot men. Esther's mother. What's not to like?
MUSIC: Cute, not a soundtrack that really stood out for me, though.
REWATCH VALUE: Something fun to watch in between long/overdramatic lakorns. I watched it twice, because the humor is such that it really doesn't get old XD I watch it when I want to laugh... and watch Sean and Esther's thoroughly satisfying REAL kiss scene that's slightly more than just touching lips and calling it a kiss.
Overall, a cute lakorn that makes you laugh. Very little plot to follow, and one that is just fun.

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When I Marry A Stranger
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 27, 2018
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I initially liked this drama. But then they played into all the old lakorn stereotypes, and I ended up skipping through the later episodes.
STORY: Mik and Pooklook's part was well done. The marriage without love after a one-night stand, living together, all factors in an entertaining romance. It definitely helped that Mik and Pooklook have GREAT chemistry together.
Unfortunately, aside from the romance, the plot was same old same old. Long lost brother, estranged father, forgiving everyone at the end... golly I've seen the exact same storyline in way too many lakorns. Unoriginal and cringey.
ACTING/CAST: Mik and Pooklook were definitely the highlights of the show, though the secretaries were fun XD Everyone else did well with what they were given.
MUSIC: Lovely.
REWATCH VALUE: I'll probably rewatch Mik and Pooklook's parts because they are SO CUTE TOGETHER, but nothing else.

If you enjoy a good romance and some major eye candy from our two leads, go for it. If you want a good plot to go with the former, look elsewhere.

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Pin Anong
2 people found this review helpful
Feb 28, 2018
22 of 22 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Pin Anong, which I have watched twice in its entirety, is the clumination of a lot of elements that individually wouldn't work but combined made Pin Anong a great lakorn.
STORY: Yes, there's the crazy evil lady who spends all her time "fraternizing" with men. Yes, there's Nee who bullies Pin for no reason. The plot is pretty typical: evil lady wants to steal the farm and is willing to kill to do it. That being said, Pin Anong is acutally very different from other lakorns of its kind. It has complex characters like Khun Yai, who pretends to be a criminal but is actually a total softie. Nee, who gets her own redemption story. Pin, who's just as good as Weir pretends to be bad. Parn, who is an adorable wimp but softens Nee's heart. The well-developed characters make the lakorn not so cheesy and actually feel a little bit closer to reality.
The whole plot is also very complex. There are people who die, people who come back to life, an elaborate scheme to take the farm back. It's very engaging and actually surprises viewers with some of its plot twists.
I know a lot of people stop watching when Yai and Pin misunderstand each other in ep 12ish and start to hate each other. Yes it was frustrating, but I thought it acually made sense in this drama, as opposed to others where the leads break up for stupid reasons. Yai and Pin constantly doubted each other, even though they loved each other. They had to spend time apart to get over their misgivings and learn to trust. And once they do, they never mistrust each other again.
ACTING/CAST: Weir and Min make the whole drama. They have lots of sweet scenes that could have been super cheesy but are actually really cute. They make playing the married couple totally believable and aren't prudish about kissing (thank goodness). Their portrayals of their characters contrast each other nicely.
Weir is about the sexiest man on two legs. He's exactly he kind of man (most) women swoon over: a bad boy who's actually a good boy. He's absolutely adorable, yet still very manly.
One of the major selling points of this lakorn is the chemistry of the cast in general. The main and side characters all mesh together seamlessly and really seem like one big happy family. All the humor is delivered with ease and never comes off badly because their comedic timing is so on point.
MUSIC: Okay, but about the only thing I didn't like about the drama. It had typical "soap opera" music that got old very quickly. Though "Pull the Wool Over My Eyes" was definitely worth listening to.
REWATCH VALUE: This drama is so complex, it's bound to keep people engaged through multiple watchings. Plus, no one can get over Weir and Min's cuteness that quickly XD
Overall, a surprisingly unique and complex drama with awesome character development. It's got humor, action, drama, and real romance that is actually believable.

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Tarm Ruk Keun Jai
2 people found this review helpful
Feb 28, 2018
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
This drama wasn't anything particularly spectacular, but the fun characters and cute plotline (not to mention sexy Nadech...) made it worth a watch.
STORY: Simplistic and overdone. That being said, the drama didn't try to be more than it was. The story mainly revolved around the leads' love story, and that's really what made the drama worth watching. It was awesome seeing Singh go from the tough guy to an adorable little cinnamon roll. Mew's character was good too, and it was nice to finally have a heroine who will actually stand up for herself once in a while.
ACTING/CAST: Nadech stole the lakorn easily. He was so hot as Singh; seeing him play a sexy guy instead of a goody-two shoes made my life.
Mew did a great job with what she was given. Her character didn't have much depth, though. I was pleasantly surpirised at how great the chemistry between Nadech and Mew was. A lot of it was he height difference... Mew is so tiny compared to Nadech, but they were honestly couple goals in this drama.
The side characters overacted as usual, but they were funny and kept the lakorn lightm
MUSIC: Nothing amazing, but the theme was good and blended well with the drama.
REWATCH VALUE: I'd rewatch for the couole scenes and skip through the rest of the plot. But I'd watch it again.
This drama is for lakorn lovers who love a good romance but don't want to have to endure the usual emotional rollercoaster. The lakorn is logical and doesn't fall into the usual stereotypes with the leads breaking up because they think one is lying or because they believe the evil girl, etc.

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Ruk Tong Oom
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 9, 2017
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
*sniff*... This one had SO MUCH potential. SO MUCH!!!! And it completely ruined it! Don't get me wrong, the first ten episodes were EXEMPLARY for a lakorn. Interesting premise, awesome chemistry between the main leads, fun side characters, great directing. But then came episode 11.
STORY: Epsiode 11 made the entire lakorn go down the drain for me. I would rather gouge my own eye out with a spoon than watch those last four episodes again. The first ten were great, with a smoothly developing plot line and everything. But then episodes 11-14 came along, and it was as though the first ten episodes never happened. The show started acting out every romantic cliche ever (I've seen the balloon with the ring attached to the end of it in about a hundred different rom-coms), and I don't remember anyone even mentioning Ta Nu in the last two episodes. They created a whole new plotline for the story in the span of one episode, and went off of that for the remainder of the drama. It wouldn't have been so bad if the new plot had 1) been relevant to the first ten episodes, and 2) not played off of every lakorn cliche there is. That whole line with the nang rai came completely out of the blue and was downright frustrating. Then the last episode... ugh. They literally wrote in Great getting injured in the most random way possible so we could have a scene of Matt crying over his hospital bed, then he recovered in less than ten minutes, and we rushed into a random pregnancy montage in the span of five minutes. It felt like the show had a complete personality transplant, and was trying to cram in every sweet scene possible with minimal plot development (if any). It made me so angry because the first ten episodes were SO GOOD. Then the drama just threw it all away.
ACTING/CAST: The cast did a really good job in their respective roles. The couples were well-developed and believable, and each of the characters was flawed in small ways, just like the rest of us. Great/Matt chemistry was on point, and Ta Nu was absolutely adorable.
MUSIC: Good, but nothing too remarkable.
REWATCH VALUE: 9 for the first ten episodes, 2 for the last four comes out to about 5. I have rewatched the first part, but the second is just too painful.
All in all, this lakorn had a lot of potential until it threw it all away in the most horrific ways possible.

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Ngao Jai
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 7, 2017
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 6.5
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
I love me some ToomVill, but this was a disappointment for me.
STORY: Honestly, this drama's huberis was its story. The premise was unique, which was good, but very poorly executed. The storytelling was choppy to the extreme; at one point in the drama, Vill twists her ankle, and Toomtam has to carry her. Then the next morning roles around, and it's like the ankle never happened! Frankly, unless Vill has superhuman healing powers, that ankle was a deus ex machina if ever I saw one. And that was certainly not the only time something like that happened.
The villain made me laugh. He literally shouted about all his evil plans right outside the OPEN DOORS of the house. Seriously, no one EVER overheard him? Was everyone in this drama deaf?
Wathit was just downright terrible as a character. Not a single scene depicts him even feeling SAD about his brother's death, and then he goes and makes a play for his dead brother's wife, all without ANY remorse at all. Any normal human being would have a raging internal battle at the very least, feeling attracted to the dead brother's wife but wanting to honor the brother's memory. But apparently Wathit was above such petty matters. I almost wanted the villain to get the girl, because in my eyes, Wathit was more villainous than Denkhun.
The sweet scenes were well-done.
ACTING/CAST: The acting was good for the lousy material given. None of the actors could shine because the script was so bad, though. Denkhun did do a good job as the villain though, and ToomVill's comedic timing was downright hilarious, something a pleasant surprise from Vill.
MUSIC: The music was awesome. I listen to the soundtrack for this drama all the time, even though I have never rewatched the drama itself.
REWATCH VALUE: If you can stand the shoddy writing/directing/storytelling, it's a good one for rewatch. If you're like me, you'll watch it once and never watch it again.
This drama was a lot of wasted potential.

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Leh Ruk Bussaba
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 20, 2019
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
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Just finished watching this one. It's a fun one.

STORY: Pretty simplistic. Evil birth father tries to destroy his rival's farm and everyone gets shot or beaten up in the process. The usual lakorn unlikelihood. The way lakorns make it sound, farming must be the most exciting job on Earth! XD The love story between the leads was very funny and sweet. No nang rai either, which is always a plus.

ACTING/CAST: Personally, I'm still not totally sold on Mike. He did a good job overall, but sometimes his acting seemed to waver, he got a little stiff and unsure of himself. At first I found Peak annoying, but she grew on me.
WHY DID THEY CAST A 50-YEAR-OLD GUY AS THE SECOND LEAD??? Not that I didn't like him or his character, but they were trying to pass him off as 35 or so. Honey. Anyone with eyes can see there's no way in HECK that guy is 35. To be fair, I think his acting was some of the best in the drama. Bussaba's ex's girlfriend was over-the-top, but so are all lakorn villains.

MUSIC: Cute. I especially liked the main track sung by Mike. That is, until he made a "music video" and sent it to Bussaba to tell her how he feels. It was so corny I almost wretched.

REWATCH VALUE: Might come back to this one in a year or so. I enjoyed watching it the first time, I think a second time through would be worth it just to watch Din and Bussaba fall in love again.

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The Eternal Love
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 6, 2018
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I marathoned this one over a few days.
This drama was cute. It's not one that I'll rave over, but it was short and fun to watch.

The cast mostly contains people who are new to acting, so they tended to over-act. But I was impressed by the leads, they had good chemistry and even though they were an unlikely couple, the lead actors made their love completely believable. They were shaky on the sweet scenes, but did a decent job.

The plot was simplistic, with just enough originality to spice the drama up a bit. The modern girl stuck in the past has definitely been done before, but modern girl trapped in another girl's body whose spirit keeps switching out with hers is definitely different. The solutions to problems were superficial but adequate.

Honestly, the best thing about this drama (besides the leads) was the music. The use of modern music in a historical drama made for an interesting contradiction that kept us in the female lead's head.

Overall, nothing amazing. "The Eternal Love" is a cute drama that you skip through on a weekend if you want some fun romance that's not too taxing on your emotions. I might rewatch the parts with the leads, but probably won't invest in the entire drama. I'm looking forward to what they do with season 2, though.

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Leh Ratree
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Dec 6, 2017
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This lakorn really knocked my socks off. I usually can't stand the super-dramatic, soap opera-like lakorns, but this one was just fantastic the whole way through.
The story gets a 7.5 from me not because it was bad, but because it was a little difficult for me personally to swallow. I mean, carrying a baby for a guy you don't even know? And expecting nothing to happen, no emotional strife, no attachment to the baby? Hard to believe for me. I also have a difficult time with R/willing scenes, being a Westerner. That being said, the writing was some of the best I've seen. The characters were thoroughly human, with complex emotions and human faults. The nang rai is a little crazy, but not in an out-of-the-blue way. Overall, the story-telling was extremely vivid and while it did have some lakorn cliches, it pulled them off without seeming cheesy.
Acting- 9.5 because I didn't like Kate's mother. Too over-dramatic and unrealistic for me. But SEAN AND ESTHER!!! Their chemistry is fantastic throughout the entire lakorn. Sean really humanizes his hi-so character, and Esther plays the innocent without being annoying. And let's be honest, Jespipat is downright HAWT.
Music is great, especially the theme song. A little repetitive though, and that's the only song that really stands out.
Rewatch Value: This lakorn has just enough complexity (and sweetness) to make you want to watch it again. You watch it and find nuances in the plot and in the characters that you didn't notice before. And the story doesn't get old :)
All in all, a jewel of a lakorn that I highly recommend.

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