Yay people! I have reached my 50th project (Pom Athan) and it’s been a long journey! But a fun one. I started subbing back in 2014. Didn’t know anybody, didn’t get any help until Kitkat contacted me and she was the one I guess you can say “built connections” for me to other subbers and people in the subbing world. She also helped me with encoding and uploading in the past so I’m grateful for that and her fast internet haha! Thank you to fellow subbers and the timing teams these past years for lending a hand even though I’m too scared to ask for help sometimes lol. (You all know who you are). Thank you to my haveners for your support either by words or silent reading/watching. Someone had asked me did I think I was going to sub this many lakorns or subbed more? Honestly, I don’t live life with expectations. I think I did at some point in the past during my younger years and the outcome of those expectations got me disappointed and the feeling of disappointment sucks! So my answer is no. I did not expect to come this far but I do hope to stick around in the subbing world a little bit longer hehe.
So we are in the third month of 2020 and I realized that this year is going to be a year of reunions for me when looking at my future projects. I already finished three and two reunions are on their way this year (so far).
Weir & Thisa (Yodrak Nakrob)
Goodness! I love Weir & Thisa from Sampatan Huajai so when I found out they were reuniting again, I was so thrilled. Then the promo teaser of Yodrak Nakrob came out and my excitement went down so quickly. I have expressed few times in the past that comedy was not my forte when it comes to subbing because it takes a lot of creativeness. This lakorn was just silly, silly to the point of almost being stupid. Even drama scenes had comedy in it. I was like jeez! Where’s my angst? Where’s my pull and tug feelings? But there are scenes in the lakorn where I LOL few times because it was unexpected. I did not like this storyline. I didn’t like the fact that they made Nakrob died. I didn’t like Yodrak’s character. I thought he was selfish. I mean he slept with Chonlada. She still thinks he’s Nakrob at this point and found out after they slept together that he’s not her boyfriend this whole time and that she had lost the one thing she’s been saving herself for to the wrong guy. Yodrak is a good person but I just didn’t like the way he lied his way to get Chonlada’s heart. Like Chonlada told him, Nakrob would never do that to her. They could have gone a thousand way to redo this storyline and made it more interesting. Like have the roles reverse, have Yodrak die and Nakrob takes his place. I think that would have been a better storyline. Or have Yodrak and Nakrob both be alive. I don’t know! But between Sampatan and this one, I definitely preferred Sampatan and I think the Thai fans agreed too.
Porshe & Sammy (Suphapburud Chao Din)
I waited five years for their reunion and their reunion sucked! When I read Porshe & Sammy were going to be in this remake, I was like noooo! I didn’t watch the previous version (Pinky Savika & Oil Thana) but I did hear that this lakorn was very melodramatic. I like me some drama but this lakorn was too much drama and less romance. Our leads barely had any skinship due to the characters and roles they played. This lakorn was airing in the same slot as Yodrak Nakrob and I felt they sucked out all the skinship and romance from this lakorn and dumped it into Yodrak Nakrob and sucked out all the drama from that lakorn into this one! No lie! But Porshe & Sammy did still have that chemistry from five years ago. This lakorn was slightly better than Yodrak only because there was no silliness. It was straight to the point but it had it’s frustration with the villains. And so many good people died! It was like funeral after funeral. Our praek aka male lead was too much of a suphapburud aska gentleman in here. He was gullible but thank goodness he came back rich and smart hahaha. Nudee is too nice of a nangek. I felt there were some moments where I wanted her to speak up and stand her ground, especially the situation of her engagement to Aont. And I’m so mad that her friend Lida never told Nudee that she was fooling around with Aont. I don’t think Nudee would care that Aont was cheating on her bc she never loved him but I do think Nudee would care that her friend would do this to her. Luckily Nudee never got to marry Aont but imagine if she did! Like hello?! Are you still going to keep the secret? Pleng Rak Pha Puen Taek for sure. Nuff said! Oh! Fun fact: the actress playing as Nudee’s mom played Puangmanee in the previous version haha.
Masu & Preem (Pom Athan)
Okay so their reunion is a bit better than the two I mentioned above because the weight on the scale I think is almost equally balanced. First off I would like to say if you are scared to watch this lakorn because of the horror genre, I’m going to tell you right now that it is not scary! 90% of Thai lakorns (not movies) are rated PG. I mean even the American series Nancy Drew freaks me out than the ghost Kesinee in here. I don’t know if you realized this but Masu and Preem first worked together in Chuamong Tong Mon and that involved a ghost. A gay friendly ghost. They reunite in another ghost story but this ghost was more serious and had vengeance. PA was actually an okay storline. I didn’t expect the leads to have enough romance scenes (had more than SCD) and it had comical moments. I think one of my LOL moment was when Kawin told Pakorn he was going to bring more people to find three dead bodies. Here I thought he meant his workers from his resort but instead he brought his attorney, his doctor friend who is a neurologist and his secretary hahahahhahah. That whole scene was funny. But I was more intrigued on who the killer was. For those that watched it, were you surprise it was that person or you knew from the beginning? I knew that that person was one of the suspect but after it ended, I’m not quite sure why that person killed Kesinee. As I was watching/subbing this lakorn, I had moments where I wished Namtarn and Preem would have switched roles because Preem to me is a weaker actress than Namtarn so Preem as Mintra in the beginning was bad. I don’t know if it’s the way Preem was portraying Mintra or Mintra was supposed to be like that but Mintra/Preem demeanor was such a bitch. Her belief that Kawin killed Kesinee was so ugh! I think if Namtarn had played Mintra it would have been less annoying but I don’t think Preem can pull off Kesinee either. Even when Mintra was posessed by Kesinee she was so monotone and I don’t think it was done intentionally either. I think Preem does better in romcoms than serious roles like this. It’s just cringe worthy watching her go all dramatic. Masu, I know not a lot of people are fond of him but I like him. He’s a cutie so his cute face makes up for his acting hahaha. (Neko can agree with me on this statement) Actually I don’t think Masu is a bad actor compared to others I’ve seen. I’m excited for his new lakorn Ubat Rak Ubat Rai with Mo Monchanok though. I don’t think we’ll see it this year though.
Other reunions: Om & Sammy | Louis & Yam
Om & Sammy have Plerng Prissana, a revenge type lakorn and I hope this makes up for all the kisses that the editors edited out in Rachanawee Tee Rak but then I hope it isn’t too dramatic because it’s the same production that produced Suphapburud Chao Din, Lhong Ngao Jun.
Louis & Yam worked together in the Hero series Tai Peek Paksa and I liked them in there. Their chemistry was cute and their reunion Phipob Himmapan is set to air this year and the teaser looks really good so hopefully when that airs, I hope a lot of you will join me in this adventure to the msytical Himmapan forest. 🙂