Hello! Here we are with another review–actually I don’t like calling it a review because I feel like I don’t really do a good job at it. It’s more of a feedback of either me complaining or me complaining! LOL. I don’t even know if people read these “reviews”, but whatever, I feel I owe it to myself to express the frustrations, love, angst, all the emotions I get after finishing a lakorn if I don’t do it enough while subbing already. So let’s begin!
Poobao Indy Yayee Inter, what can I say besides giving it a sigh of relief! This lakorn was just full on comedy and they never fail to crack jokes even in serious scenes. From the get go, I had an idea what I was getting myself into but I didn’t expect it to be overwhelming. I only decided to sub this in the first place because well, Weir of course and I didn’t mind Stephany but I never translated a lakorn where the setting and the people were all speaking Isaan minus the city people. Though Isaan and the Lao language are practically twins, some Isaan words are foreign to me too. That was my first challenge. My second challenge was translating the morlum songs. Good lord I know I did a bad job at it because morlum songs are so poetic that it shouldn’t be touched. And sometimes the soundtrack helps express more of an individual scenes and its meaning. But because I didn’t want to leave blank lines on screen while they were singing and leave nonThai speakers questioning what they are singing, I went for it. Those were my two biggest challenge and I overcame it. *bows down* kekekkeke
This lakorn started out really well but I felt my frustration came towards the 10s episodes, especially those ridiculous added scenes that shouldn’t even be there. Storyline wasn’t going anywhere and godly they extended the arc of helping Mae Pong out from jail then they went on to do that ridiculous competition in the village, that OTOP event. They could have wrapped everything nicely in 15 episodes like other CH7 lakorns lately. To think they extended this to 17 episodes, you would expect them to wrap everything nicely and leave you with no questions. But errrr I had one question and that was, whatever happened to Mo???? It never showed her again after Pol, Seua, and Uncle Waeng tried to drill her teeth out. Then it never really showed a developemtn between Dr. Pat and Thip. One scene she would be mad at him, another scene seems like she was okay with him and I’m over here saying WTF. Weir and Stephany had chemistry, there’s no doubt about it but I personally felt Weir had more towards her than she did towards him. If Weir wasn’t holding the fort and giving her chemistry, this lakorn would have been hell for me. I just felt Stephany was holding back, like there’s this thin line between them. Even off screen, you don’t see much interaction, she’s so reserved and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing and that she needs to be all playful with him when the cameras aren’t rolling but I am saying as it can affect their chemistry onscreen. Even in interviews you can tell she’s holding back. I do wonder if Weir ever takes photos of her. If you’re a fan of Weir, you know that he’s into photography and he takes photos of his nangeks. Fans know this. You can be reserved all you want but you’ll know if Weir and his nangek are playful if she posts photos taken by him. Now I’m just basing this off from Thisa. Thisa is reserved but Weir takes photos of her since Sampatan Huajai days til now in Yodrak Nak Rob and she credits him in the photo. You see behind the scene clips of them on her Instagram stories and sometimes posts. I didn’t see much of that with Stephany (OR I COULD BE WRONG) and to not sound so bias towards Thisa, in Patchara Montra, Bow posted photos of her taken by Weir, so did Hana and the other chick, forgot her name. In his newest lakorn Marn Bang Jai, he took photos for Mookda when the set surprised her for her belated birthday. MY POINT IN ALL OF THIS IS Stephany needs to loosen up a bit because I know she’s not an uptight person, according to her instagram posts. I don’t think she’s a shy person either.
ANYWAYS, back to this lakorn, if you love straight on comedy, you would probably enjoy this a lot. I think this is my first time watching a Weir lakorn where it’s comedic and I’m not going to lie, he’s pretty good. His laugh is contagious hahahaha. But I prefer him in drama roles. I can’t picture anyone else playing the role of Tossapol though. Weir was born for this role. The role of Chilo aka E-Veung, Stephany does match the role but I could also see Min playing the role as well. I think what made this lakorn successful was the supporting cast, especially Pol’s family. Gosh I just love how loving and supporting they were especially towards the end. Mae Pong was annoying af in the beginning but once she realizes the truth, she became such a loving mother and mother-in-law. Chief Pan and uncle Waeng, I love this duo especially when they’re with Weir. Their chemistry as father son makes you believe they are father and son. Jampun and Jampi, these airhead girls, they crack me up especially when they annoy their dad and calls him “Daddy” LOL. I teared up a little in the end though when their dad was reading their letter in jail. Overall, I did enjoy the lakorn though. I just hated how they extended the lakorn and added nonsense stuff. Would I visit this lakorn again? Probably not. It’s not the worst lakorn I’ve subbed though. So here I say my farewell to Bak Pol, E-Veung, and everyone in Coak E-kerng. I’ve elarn some new words and hopefully you did too. Thank you to everyone who have watched and supported MY subs! Thank you to the ones that have taken it and uploaded elsewhere. Though you have no shame but at least you cared enough about my subs that you come here and take it elsewhere. Happy watching!