On Favorite Pr’eks and the Effects of Lakorn in Reality
Posted on February 21, 2011
The world of thai lakorn is unstable and the status of one’s popularity can change drastically and quickly. However, there are actors and actresses that has accrued loyal fans due to their skilled acting, good looks and consistent performance over time. My personal favorites are:
- Aum Atichart
- Ken Theeradeth
- Tik Jessadupohn
I’ve recently discovered Aum Atichart (I’ve been away from thai lakorns for years..) and would have to say that he is my new, most favoriteactor! He captivated me from Jam Loey Ruk with Aff Taksaorn and has earned my loyal fandom from various lakorns that I’ve watched after that. A unique obsession of mine is when I like a particular actor or actress, I follow all of their movies. It is the same with romance novels, if I like a particular writer, I would read all of her books. So it goes without saying, that I have tried to watch all of Aum’s lakorn. He is an amazing actor, his eyes express his emotions so well. Another reason why I like Aum is because of his choice of characters in the lakorn, he chooses strong, stubborn, romantic and very authentic characters. This shows his versatility in acting.
Whereas Tik’s character primarily is lacking in confidence of the n’ek’s. He’s always listening to what others are probing and interfering. Ken’s characters are too uncaring, meaning that he doesn’t make the effort for the girls. Aum on the other hand takes control and what female fans don’t like that?
All three pr’eks have a few things in common: nice body, very good looking, all can act and all allow the viewers to hope and anticipate a soulmate just like the characters they portray in their lakorns and that is truly the purpose of romance novels/movies/lakorns. However, each pr’ek have their own flaws that makes them seem more human.
It has been said before that lakorns pose a negative influence among the viewers in Thailand (source: wikipedia) distorting the reality and encouraging viewers to lead their lives as melodramatic as the lakorns i.e. manipulation etc. Because I can’t speak to the entire lakorn community, I will speak to my personal experience. Lakorns, movies and the romance novels did not cause me to be distorted with reality. I live in reality every day, however, lakorns allows me to take a break from the world and lose myself in the lovers’ story. It is a unique, wonderful experience to be able to tune in. It also allows me (and many viewers) a positive outlook in relationship and marriage- that there can be a happy ending and that we should seek for it in our own lives. I am very fortunate to say that I have found mine, so don’t give up 🙂
Tagged: Aum Atichart
I love Aum’s acting too!
Yes, and he’s out with Pim Mala too! I can’t wait to see Roy Mai 🙂
In your view what are Aum, Tik and Ken’s flaws ?
It is very much in human nature to have flaws.. seeing that I am a big fan of all three men, it’s going to be hard for me to critique them (as I more often than not, defend them) but I’ll give it a shot 🙂
Tik: play more lakorns! Lol, I admire Tik as his true self- meaning that outside of the tv screen, he is an amazing guy. If you haven’t already and if you’re a fan of Tik’s, I would recommend watching his interview with “Woody,” after a three year hiatus from acting. Tik is funny, charming, smart and a tree hugger! As far as Tik in lakorns though, I’d say the stiffness. Among the three pr’eks, I feel he needs to loosen up more. For instance, in Wanida, he is wonderful to watch, but as far as the hugging scene (ending) it was so awkward. When it comes to embracing a n’ek, Aum wins hands down! And choice of characters.. it seems he ends up as the pr’ek who has a “light ear,” meaning, he gets lead on by the antagonist too much.
Ken: As you’ve mentioned before, I have the same issue with Ken, I feel that his characters aren’t too versatile (in exception to Sawan Biang- he was phenomenal.) But a lot of the lakorn he’s in, he’s always “ken-“‘ rich, handsome and the n’eks are too into him (which I don’t blame them one bit..) 365 days, Kon Ruk Luang Jai, Jai Rao (although he hides his feelings from the her.) But honestly, his flaws don’t bother me that much, because after I watch a dramatic Aum lakorn, I find myself coming back to Ken because I know he can make me laugh, and he’s cute. So Ken’s lakorns are reliable.. enjoyable.
Aum: I love that Aum likes to stretch his versatile lakorn muscles, literally and figuratively speaking and he plays all of his characters to perfection. But that is also his flaw. He enjoys playing different characters, I totally understand that, but his last few lakorns has been a hit or miss as far as romance thrown in for the fans.. For instance, Pim Mala (playboy repercussion), Koo Dued (brother revenge), Namtan Mai, to name a few. I just love his acting to pieces though, so I don’t have much to critique on that end. And he’s made up with Roy Mai (hopefully Khun Seuk and Maya Tawan down the road.) His eyes, voice, the way he hugs the n’ek, gah.. he’s just fabulous! I’m totally bias when it comes to Aum!
As I said earlier, strengths can be considered as their weakness at times and their flaws can be seen as a benefit.. what is important is that the three pr’eks are wonderful in their own right, they have their appealing strengths and weaknesses for their respective fans. I feel lucky to watch their amazing acting abilities on screen and I am seldom disappointed!
Thank you ! I agree with everything you said !
Adding to my favorite actors list and they are in no particular order:
Om Akapan- he has really impressed me with Sao-chai and now Tawee Pope
Por Nattawat- always a favorite- for his catch-you-off-guard tenderness despite his tough pr’ek persona.
Pong Nawat- he modestly says what he doesn’t have in looks he makes up for in acting. I agree with the acting and disagree with the looks because the man has both!
Mario Maurer- a newbie in lakorns but a veteran in movies.
And don’t forget the charismatic Chakrit Yamnam! – always a favorite. Why? read: http://lovefia.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/a-change-of-heart-for-chakrit-yamnarm/
Hi ! Good morning !
From your list the one I like the best is Por Nattawut and I can’t wait for his lakorn with Aff ! Yeaaaaaaaaah
Om Akapan was “the hot man in the town” to me because of his Wayu role in Prajun Lai Payak. He was so charismatic ! Gosh he looked the best during this period and his acting was convincing ! But nowadays he doesn’t shine too much in my view. In Bundai Dok Ruk I liked his pair with Sammie and how he played the playboy brother but I didn’t liked too much his acting in Sao hi-tech and Tawee Pope because I feel too much stiffness in his acting.
Chakrit is a hit or miss to me and he doesn’t age well.
Pong I don’t like him too much.
And about Mario he needs some improvements too. I don’t know but he didn’t convinced me in Plern Toranong. I don’t how he do in movies but in lakorn he still has to impress me
We definitely do not have to agree on everything and I respect your opinions!
I can’t wait for Ruk Prakasit, I hope it will be a great one for Por and Aff!
Yes, Ruk Prakasit sounds so cute ! They already released a trailer, that prooves this show will air soon !
Have you caught up with Roy Mai ? The devotion between Aum and Aff characters in this show is electrifying !
Gah.. 1.5 more episodes left until I’m caught up! They are absolutely electrifying. Will post another reflection soon 🙂
I am also a fan of Aum Atichart too! Although I haven’t watch all of his works (only done Jam Loey Rak, Badarn Jai, Ban Ran Pai Fun, and a little of Pim Mala). I watch several of Ken Theeradeth’s too, but Aum Atichart is still my favorite 🙂
I’m with you on Tik regarding his stiffness. Tik looks great and all but I’ve never been able to connect with him when I watch his lakorns but never say never! Look what happened with Mart. haaaa.
My favourite p’eks are also Ken and Aum though with regards to Ken, only his lakorns with Ann has worked for me so far.
lol. I’ll watch Tik’s acting over Mart.. heh.. it’s a matter of personal preference 🙂 Have you seen “Jai Rao” with Ken and Aff? It’s unique, intense and realistic.
Haha, I have no defense for Mart. All I can say is the characters he played helped him a lot! lol
I’ve watched a bit of Jai Rao and followed the story but it’s just not my thing. I like angst in dramas but I’m especially not fond of characters who go back and forth between two guys/girl for whatever reason and Aff wasn’t able to let me sympathise for her character. I do have to qualify that these are opinions form on the teeny weeny bits of JR that I watched.
And you’re certainly entitled to it. Jai Rao Is touching to me because their story and history is more than what meets the eyes.. The main characters are rich, tormented and full. Maybe it struck a cord with me because I remember marathoning it and crying buckets. Another background for the story is that Ken just had his first baby when he filmed that lakorn, and he had to force himself to be extremely sad, which is hard because he was extremely happy. It was a challenging role for him and I thought he more than fulfilled it. Besides, Ken and Aff are too cute. I guess to me Aff plays a pitiful role really well because the tears just flow so naturally, and Ken is a fantastic, tormented jerk 🙂
I read you wrote some fanfictions ! I can’t wait to read them. I am sure they are great because I like your reviews and the way you write them.
Oh those.. They are very old.. I haven’t written fanfics in ages and haven’t gone back to the old ones to edit them lol. But they are there to be read so enjoy Lilly 🙂