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What’s On My Radar (2013)


The mark of a new year brings forth much anticipation, excitement and curiosity of what will come. It is also a great time to reflect the past year, what was accomplished, and what should improve.

In our make belief world of lakorn however, we can only enjoy what is given to us. And with that being said, I find myself excited for a rare few. (Yet my pondering mind still cannot help but imagine what could have been if I had things my way.)

First on my list, and first to air bright and early this new year is Raeng Prathana (Powerful Desires) starring Nadech Kugimiya and Kimberly Woltemas, the brother (Fai) and sister (Dr. Nam) in 4 Hearts of the Mountains. This time around, they are more established (quite the resume they have), more beautiful, and doubly more popular. Kimberley is taking on a different role, sounds more like a bitter woman who discovers she’s in love with a man she can’t have. So I’m hoping she has more character depth in this drama. Nadech plays more of the same, gentlemanly pr’ek. No matter how clichéd, I’m tuning in, if anything, just to see whether this “new” pairing will sizzle or fizz out. (Anony is subbing this one, and she’s real fast so I’m not sure if recaps are necessary.

Regardless, I am still considering this one as my new project, but it all depends on timing. When it will air and whether I’ve settled into my home yet. )

Following Raeng Prathana is Maya Tawan, first story of the 3 Musketeers series. You already know I’m looking forward (and will be recapping) this one in particular. There’s a lot to be excited for, 1. Aum Atichart, 2. Aum Atichart in a contemporary setting, 3. Aum Atichart with Yaya, and lastly 4. Girl power- Yaya + Matt + Margie. There is an obvious trend: I’ll pretty much watch anything Aum Atichart is in. ‘Nough said.

The final lakorn I’m looking forward to is Phan Rai Phai Rak starring Matt Peeranee and Film Rattapoom. It’s a compatible and interesting pairing.

I have a few more on my list, but I’m not sure if it will even film or air in 2013: Dao Kiew Deun (Janie + Aum Atichart), Rising Sun Series, the rest of Musketeers Series, Yah Leum Chan (Tik + Ann), Ton Rak Rim Rua (Mark + Kimberley).

Maybes: Ch.5 Koo Kum, Majurat See Nam Pueng (Ken T + Pichy), The Sixth Sense 2, Raak Boon 2, and I’m sure there’s more that will go on this list.

Passing: ALL Ch.7 lakorns- thanks, but no thanks.

Slim pickings you may say? I’m afraid so.. unless the other, myriad of lakorns airing in 2013 will wow me, grab my attention and surprise me. It’s happened before and I can only hope that it will happen again.

What about you, what’s on your radar?

*Pic credit: Asianfuse

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