What we need in our lives
Posted on May 13, 2013
Maybe even in society. Khun Chai Puttipat, our latest weekend installment, is serving to remind me that in a world with bad, bad men, there are also very good men too. The gentlemen; specifically Khun Chai Mor (doctor) who inspires doctors and nurses to do their best, champions the frail and underdogs, and ultimately, always chooses to do the right thing despite how difficult the opposition. I was at first blinded by his youthful flare, but after this weekend’s episodes, I am sold. So on board this James Jirayu train, as he takes us on a journey to more than fairytale conception- because he suffers from human tendencies too- but his character brings us the hope of good men.
Speaking of those human tendencies, Chai Pat is falling in love with Krong Kaew, the current Miss Siam, because of her beauty (there has to be that onset chemistry and physical attraction after all) but more so with her resilience. No matter the condition of her life, Krong Kaew is a survivor; she finds a way to get out of a predicament, even if it requires self-inflicted pain, and she is selfless, sacrificing her future to help her ailing father. These are characteristics that attracted Chai Pat. What I find so entertaining though, is his predicament. Chai Pat, our sensible, brilliant doctor is confused about how he should deal with the young and inexperienced Krong Kaew, she brings out a different side of him, one that many has never seen before.
And that poor piano. Struggling to abide by his grandmother’s orders to court Marathee, struggling to deal with his feelings for Krong Kaew, Khun Chai Mor takes it out on the piano, thrashing his skillful fingers along the piano chords. I do enjoy watching our gentleman’s feathers getting ruffled. At the end of the day, he wants to be treated and seen as a friend (although perhaps we know he wants to be more than that..) but Krong Kaew treats him as her savior, someone she should respect, look up to and ultimately, not inconvenienced. This bothered Chai Pat to no end, because he wants to be there for her, be the person she calls on. And I want to see him get his happily ever after.
In addition to having such a wonderful, strong willed pr’ek, we get to watch Krong Kaew as she goes through the bumpy journey of growing up and falling in love. She meets a strong woman, Khun Kate who serves as her mentor and guides her to do the right thing. What I love most about Khun Kate and her coaching skills, is that she’s inspiring Krong Kaew to fight and face her adversaries. Khun Kate tells Krong Kaew that she must attend the charity ball because even though her father is getting the treatment from Khun Chai Mor at no cost, Krong Kaew still deserves the winnings and she must take care of her future by securing the funds. I adore the interactions between Khun Kate and her hubby, Professor Chinakorn. I know through their love, Krong Kaew can see how happy one can be if one marries the person one loves. Even though Krong Kaew doesn’t have the higher education, she is smart, a true “kullasatree” (lady) and willful. Definitely fitting for our Khun Chai Pat.
So how will their love come to fruition amidst adversaries like the insatiable Tan Pinit (not to mention the nasty son of one of the scouts), the insufferable Marathee and finally, the insistent grandmothers? But despite the challenges and obstacles, they have a solid support system in Khun Kate and the rest of the wonderful Juthatheps, who is willing to help without even knowing what they are getting into. We definitely need more gentlemen in our lakorns and more importantly, we need them in our lives.
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Fia, so glad that your onboard with Khun Chai Puttipat! I myself am fangirling pretty hard. Thank you for your thoughts!
Yay! I love love love Khun Chai Mor…I don’t know how I got on the train but I don’t want to get off any time soon! I read on the a message board somewhere that the ratings for Sunday’s episode was quite high for a Channel 3 lakorn.
For some reason these two just sold me on the story and their love…I believe and can’t get enough…I heard it will end episode 9 or 10 and then transition to the 4th brother. I will be very sad to see my fave couple go away on their happy sunset but glad I got to be part of this crazy ride 🙂
I seriously haven’t been this glued to my laptop since my Aum and Aff days in JLR. I feel like a young school girl sighing after her first crush, silly or what?!
Thanks again for echoing my thoughts…I love your blog!!!
Great to hear your thoughts on Khun Chai Pat and Kaew. They are such a great match. It’s very nice to see Kaet and her husband, they are such a good and sweet couple who is always ready to lend a helping hand. Kaew has met some bad people but through this experience, has met some really great ones also. I’m happy that Mint N is in this role as Kaet, she’s there throughout each of the last two series to help the main couple somehow. Through her, we can see the negatives in her father and siblings.
I feel sad that this show is maybe only 9 episodes but the story really flows well. It doesn’t feel draggy and I hope that it doesn’t abruptly stop also. Khun Chai Pee and Khun Chai Lek are adorable also, they see the changes in their brother and want to support him in any way that they can. I love the love story as well as the relationships between the brothers. I can’t wait for more. Thank goodness there is someone subbing it as well as two people that I know of who are recapping it. This is one great lakorn. Great start for James J and another great lakorn for Bella.
Ah.. you guys are such bearer of bad news. 9-10 episodes? So short and I’m just joining this very fast train ride. That means we’ll have to treasure the remaining episodes as much as we can- I’m hoping that we will be given lots of fan service and screen time! I did not care for the evil people’s screen time in this lakorn, they took up precious moments, and I wanted to throttle them. But Chai Pat and Kaew? Completely spasm worthy.
Oh no! Sorry Fia 🙁
I really hope I’m wrong but I don’t speak Thai and was checking the Spicy English lakorn forum and the girls there were saying they think it’s only going to be up till 9 or 10…
I totally agree about the bad guys…Ugh they need to be minimal next week!
I haven’t read any of the spoilers because I want to be swept up in the moment but the forum members have translated a lot of the stuff that has been posted online. Can’t wait for Friday!
I concur with this, although I was already in love with the both of them since when they aired the “Berd Kong Wic 3.” I was so fangirling when it was the proposal scene and now I can’t wait for the “reun hor” scene too! 🙂
Officially love this Lakorn! It took some time to get me invested in the lead male & female characters, but I am there lol. Heres to hoping it continues to be spectacular…oh and I really dislike the ‘fiance’ chick w/ a purple passion.
Heeh, you’re on board too, woo! Hah, you are about to hate Marathee even more! She talks a lot of smack about these “nang ngams” (beauty queens) and their unscrupulous conduct (sleeping with wealthy men) that she too is calling the kettle black!
I absolutely loved the what you wrote about Khun Chai Puttipat. I couldn’t have said it any better. It’s a lakorn that has me hooked and ‘obsessed’ with James Jirayu. I cannot wait for the last episode, though I’m super sad that its ending thsi week. Hopefully the directors are kind and show how the couples doing in the last two instalments of the Gentleman series.
Thank you Belle, I appreciate your feedback and support. I am sad as well that it’s ending this Friday, what are we going to do with ourselves?
I watched this movie and I also read this book, it’s great and James Jirayu is so cute. I also met him in BKK 🙂