Reader’s Weigh-in (2013 Lakorn Year End Review) [Poll!]
Posted on December 17, 2013
Is the end of the year really upon us? Perhaps if I keep saying this, time will slow down?
This year is not the most productive lakorn watching year for me, in spite of the collage of lakorns you see in the picture above. I find myself seemingly stuck in the former half of the year, praising primarily the Gentlemen Series. This has more to do with my out of control work schedule and busy social life for the latter half of the year, then the desire not to watch lakorns. Because I wish I have time to watch everything.
Who doesn’t love a story world that takes you away from your normal world? A la the Gentlemen Series, we’ve been given an outstanding world, loveable characters and so many new pairings to fangirl over. If we can get four exceptional lakorns out of the year, that is more than I can say for prior years. Other standout lakorns this year are Dao Kiaw Duen, for meeting its lighthearted romcom expectations, and ironically, as much as I harp about 3 Taharn Suea Sao Series, I found some entertainment value from it, namely Mon Jantra.
I’ve only barely scratched the surface on the three currently airing lakorns, Samee, Madam Dun and Rak Sudrit, thus without enough substance to form an opinion of the show aside from my first impressions. Although I would say all three have potential.
So I’m going to turn the final month and the year-end review to you, my readers. Because at this rate, you have likely seen more Channel 7 lakorns (since I have seen zero) and have a more well-rounded view on the happenings in the lakorn world (Ch.5 and Ch.3 combined) than I can admit to possessing in 2013. So the podium is yours!
WAIT.. before you rush to the podium, make sure you vote first! You can vote as many times as you desire, lakorns are randomized! Voting ends 12/31/2013 @ midnight.
List taken from Asianfuse.
I barely watch Channel 7 lakorn. I stick with Channel 3 and Channel 5 only!
can you explain the difference between all the lakorn channels? is it 3,5,7,and 9? i think
@heysayjumper, there are network channels and there are cable channels (which is paid TV.) The big two rating dominating channels are 7 and 3. Channels 5 and 9 trail slowly behind, but has excellent production team (Exact.) They are all different in that they have exclusive actors/actresses/directors. That’s why you don’t see certain actors mixing with other actresses. Ch.7 have far reaching audience as they are available in the countryside/upcountry. Lately however, Ch.3 is able to reach even higher or comparable ratings. Internationally, I think Ch. 3 could be more popular because their lakorns are more readily available on YouTube etc, while Ch.7 will police their lakorns and remove any viewings on YT. If Ch.7 want to reach their international fanbase, I would recommend that they stop their enforcements. Personally, I watch primarily Ch.3. Hope that answers your question! Welcome to the lakorn world!
[Ch5] Sud Sai Paan (Exact & Scenario) – Vill Wannarot, Toomtam Yuthana !!!!!!!!!
That is the Lakorn of the YEAR !!!!!!!!!
Mmm, so many lakorns. I can’t say I have a more well rounded opinion, since there’s so many lakorns I still need to watch (like the Gentlemen series which I started, then put off. Or Koo Kum or Pan Ruk Pan Rai,
My favorite lakorn I watched this year was Raeng Pratana, it had a great pairing with good chemistry, the best I watched this year although it was plagued by being overly long and became repetitious. Sud Sai Paan started out strong, another great couple, but towards the end the whole thing became more and more of a farce with amnesia, multiple murders, and jail time as the evil twin took center stage.
Marjurat See Nampueng had similar problems that Raeng Pratana did, too long, and also I wasn’t that impressed with Pichy’s acting. But I think what I most disliked was turning Pichy’s character into a soft doormat for her mom and sister to step all over on.
This is too difficult. Let me break it down. I still stand firm on best actress- NONG UNDA for her role as Nong May/Tunyong. Oh she should also win best wardrobe or best fashionista!!! She even surpasses and outshine Bella.
I really love the Jutathep series and Dao Kaew Deun. Putting my bias aside, Jutathep should take the award. Entertainment wise Dao Kaew Duen.Although it was not a spectacular lakorn, I adore the realism and simplicity of it. It is something qukte refreshing. I hope to see more modern lakorn that we face in reality.
I waz cut short lol
Tong Nuea Gao is more of being moral. Noon did a fantastic job but honestly it could have cut down to 12 episodes.
Oh Hua Jai Rua Puang would have made it if they didnt include the killing. Wth is wrong with Exact!?!
Fav lakorn of this year for me : Fah Krajang Dao. I liked the acting, the chemistry between the lead actors and Matt character and her nephew. I liked the topic of the lakorn itself which did not revolve around love only and it did not bore me. The only lakorn I could finish this year (sorry Gentleman boys but at times it was draaaging and sood sai pan second half was bleh). Dramas I would like to finish is Bodyguard Sao with Sammie and Es. The first two episodes were pleasant too bad Ch7 boycott Youtube 🙁
Hello are you going to accept any requests?? I would love for you to cap Jao sao Salatan. i rmb long time ago i have asked you please consider 🙂
Since I don’t speak Thai, I can only watch what the individual subbers upload with English subs. From your list, only six are available for me to watch. Too bad that there aren’t more Thai subbers uploading Thai lakorns, but I’m thankful for the few that I am able to watch.
@Patricia, @jamieguo, @:), @asl, @sirey, @ Greta Fye
Thanks for chiming in, guys. It’s always so interesting to read everyone’s take on their favorite lakorn.
@pajai, unfortunately at this time I’m not taking any requests. I still need to catch up on a lot of lakorns that’s on my “currently watching” list. Thanks for the feedback though!
Now if only Ch7 is more lenient and friendly about their lakorns being on youtube, we’d be able to watch their lakorns more readily, or at least more easily.
In regards to the poll, do y’all really think Sud Sai Pan is the best this year? One word, wow! Either that, or someone’s real keen on SSP taking the crown, ha. At any rate, thanks for polling and we shall see who wins.