Undercover Villainesse – Margie and Peter – First Impressions
Posted on August 6, 2013
“Just because I play a female villain on TV, doesn’t mean I’m a villain in real life,” Surikarn (aka Soh) says ruefully.
This is the biggest misperception and a conundrum she faces daily in the show biz, but she takes it all in stride. Unlike many daras who play female villains, Soh has her own fanclub. In real life, she is a responsible, easy to work with and has an adorably funky attitude. Not the bad sort, well, only if it’s aptly deserved.
Cat fights, stealing other people’s husband and being a true villain in the sense of action lakorns, Soh can play it all, and that is why she won Best Female Villain of the Year award. Despite the stigma against her, Soh takes pride in what she does.
So she doesn’t take it kindly when a server has the nerve to 1. Break her award 2. Try to scramble without an apology and 3. Insult her hard work!
The aforementioned server is actually a Police Inspector (Sarawat) who’s currently undercover and needs to catch the baddies- and this woman is obstructing justice. Not the first time, either.
On the surface level, that is the premise of our newest weekend installment (airing Friday-Sunday on primetime) with only the first episode released thus far. Good Feeling has brought together for the first time, Peter Corp Dyrendal and Margie Rasri, as Sarawat and Soh.
They clash from the onset, whether that is an almost car accident, a run-in by the elevator where he broke her glass trophy, or at the mall where he mistook her for one of the baddies. In combination with the directing and acting, at first I thought I am watching a train wreck. The overacting, the bad action directing, I couldn’t stop the cringe or peel my fingers away from my eyes. I thought it was one of those horrible accidents that you can’t help but watch. But I stuck around for superficial reasons: Peter is so damn fine and I love Margie’s wardrobe.
Much to my surprise, the story took a turn for the better. Way better. We see a development to their characters, their weaknesses, and depth. Soh seems to be the mediator between her coworkers, the pra’nangs (leading male and female couple) who hate each other. The leading actress in this lakorn world is a total diva and Soh’s best girlfriend. They’ve been friends for a long time and we see how conflicted Soh is about that. Because, to what extent could a friend go for another? Especially when you can see that this is a one sided friendship: Soh is the only one trying.
Sarawat is a hardworking, career man. Not in the sense that he wants to be the best Inspector for the honor and prestige, but it is simply to follow in his father’s footstep, who was a wonderful cop. He seems to live a lonely life, aside from his housekeeper whom he loves like the last remaining family member, and who can bring out the laughter and little boy in him. When he takes his family picture out, we know that momma and pops is long dead.
Things suddenly got very interesting for me. I love the character developments, the teasers of what is to come. Sarawat and his team have been given a very big assignment to take down Richard, their target for drug trafficking. The problem is, Richard seems to like women, and they don’t have any hot single cop ladies to play undercover.
He suddenly gets a bright idea as he watches Soh take down a purse thief. Probably against his better judgments, Sarawat decides to make his next move.
The more I watch Peter and Margie together, the more apparent the chemistry. I don’t think I’ve watched a lakorn where Margie doesn’t have sizzling chemistry with her leading man (just a recent reminder, remember Mon Jantra? Hot!)
So I am glad I stuck around, because now, I’m so itching for another episode.
*Pic credit to darasuptar
Tagged: Margie Rasri, Nang Rai Sai Lub, Peter Corp
Haha I find it funny how there names are from mon juntra soh and Sarawat! Thanks for your impression! I’m loving the action and comedy!! I can’t wait for next episode! I love to read your opinions!!;)
People in uniforms in lakorns tend to be called by their titles. So Peter plays ‘sarawat’ which means police inspector, and I didn’t pay enough attention to learn his name, so I just call him sarawat, I’m sure I will catch his name eventually. Same goes for Mon Jantra/Fah Krajang Dao, Boy Pakorn plays Sarawat Heran (Inspector Heran.) But yes good catch, recycled names!
Thanks so much for your continued support 🙂
I feel interest in first episode too.Fia, why don’t you recap this drama?
Anyway, thanks you for your impression
Love Margie, she’s really growing on me. I like her character in this lakorn and agree with you, she has nice wardrobe huha. The ending of 1st episode left me itching for more. Sadly i’ll be away for 2 weeks, hence will miss 6 live episodes.On the bright side, i’ll get to marathon 6 episodes when i’m back. Hopefully the episodes will be subbed by then. Just sharing this info, a kind soul is subbing this lakorn: https://kudalakorn.w…ng-rai-sai-lub/. Will you recap this lakorn, Fia. I enjoy reading your reviews and spaz haha :D… Thanks for your recap 😀
Thanks @Fakuching @belle
I’m not planning on recapping this series, although I want to! It’s awesome that Kuda is taking this on and she’s such a fast subber, I’m sure her fans would be thrilled! I’m going on vacation too, but I also have other projects on my plate that I want to tackle, so taking it easy. But if you’ve been reading my work for awhile, typically when a lakorn propels me to blog, then I just can’t help myself, can I?
Have fun on your time off from lakorns belle!
r u going to recap this series or do you know anyone else that going to recap this series?
Thanks P’Fia. I too was cringing in the beginning but got pulled in by Margie and Peter’s good looks and stayed till the end of the episode. I hope the show will build on Sarawat and Soh’s story and less on the secondary story of the bus-i-ness of entertainment world, gaylords, divas, greedy models, etc. I want to enjoy watching these people not hating them.
I haven’t been waiting for it to air and its finally airing. I haven’t tune in yet, but I am glad to hear you are enjoying it. Thank you to your marvelous details and descriptions. Indeed, Peter is one hottie. Will have to find time to tune in and catch up with you ladies. Thank you!
This show is hilarious. Peter is hot and Margie is gorgeous. Thanks for your first impressions. I like it so far. This is a nice twist to a regular story.
Oh I’m enjoying this lakorn too even with its flaws. It really was over the top graphics for the action scenes and Peter’s not that great of an actor but at least he’s not stiff, just trying too hard. I do like Margie in more spunky roles like her monjuntra character and the actor playing the friend’s bf I remember him from somewhere. He looks like the son from ch5’s Ching Chang, Captain’s and Pim’s son, he’s just darker skinned now. Is it him? Cus i really liked him as an actor in there but then he just disappeared. If it is him to bad he’s playing an jerk role.
@C.H. I’m not familiar with ch5 lakorns, so probably wouldn’t be able to tell you if he’s the same person..
Yeah, the action sequence is cringe worthy, but the leading character, Inspector and Soh, are quite adorable. At least we can look forward to their interactions, as oppose to really, anything else. Ha. I don’t quite care for the side characters, they’re just not lovable, well as far as we can see now.
@ Everyone, thanks for the comments! I do like that the show is making a spin off of the entertainment industry though, that the people who play leading roles aren’t necessarily the same people outside of said roles. As viewers, we shouldn’t confuse the two. It’s a refreshing take off typical lakorn premises.
Thanks, Fia. I’m still undecided: to watch or not to watch this lakorn. Peter is a hunk but he being cast as a sarawat is not so appealing to me. Will wait for your comments first. 😀
Personally feel that peter has a very sexy voice ,looking forward for this lakorn .can i know how much episodes this lakorn has ?
Has nothing to do with the lakorn BUT for a good 5 mins I thought Chakrit & Margie were teaming up again due to the first picture lol. I got so excited only to realise belatedly that it wasn’t him but someone else hahaha ,,,