Channel 7’s 2016 Lakorn Lineup
Posted on June 7, 2016
As many of you may know, Channel 7 is the Big Dog in terms of receiving most audience and market share in the TV industry. They are by far the most popular and most commercially successful, due in part to its availability throughout the country. I want to preface that I am not an authority over Channel 7, and my experience and knowledge pretty much dates back to when I was still watching their shows, so pardon any erroneous errors.
But I do think that we can expect to see bigger and better projects from Channel 7 this year, as they recently won big in the Awards show, also sweeping in the Best Actor and Best Actress category. It is only natural to ramp up from this high and make more compelling and award-winning shows.
As I compile this list, I noticed that like Channel 3, Channel 7 is fostering SO many new talents. I don’t even know the half of them, so I will mainly list the new lakorns but will highlight the actors and actresses that I am familiar with (and who are practically larger than life). At least lakorn life. Life mimics lakorn though, right? Or is it the other way around?
I’m an Aum Patcharapa fan and one thing I noticed is that this Queen of Channel 7 only has one lakorn currently in filming or projected to be broadcasted this year. It’s called Plerng Pranang. I mean, it’s the fanciest one yet, but still it’s a little crazy that she doesn’t have at least two. I guess girl’s gotta take a break.
Weir Sukollowat, the man who won Best Actor for his performance in Peuan Paeng has three lakorns this year: Morrasoom Sawat (already aired), Koo Za Rod Zab with his koo-jin Min Pechaya and Petch Tud Petch (which is a remake) with Kwan Usamanee.
Min Pechaya also has two lakorns, one with Weir and the other called Look Mai Glai Ton (another remake). LMGT is actually one of the older lakorns that I love, which I reviewed awhile back. You can read it here. It will be Min’s reunion with Om Akkapan (who has three lakorns this year).
Kwan Usamanee has three lakorns as well (perhaps she is the new Queen) and those include Koo Wun Lun Paen Ruk (already aired), Petch Tud Petch with Weir and Maya.
Based on the title and picture alone, “Garn Krang Neung.. Nai Hua Jai” sounds fluffy and very romance novel-esque. But they did say not to judge a book by its cover, because it’s Channel 7 after all, and there’s got to be some bitch slaps and heart attack inducing angst somewhere. If I were to watch one, it would be this, which literally means “Once Upon a Time.. In My Heart.” Dreamy, aimirite?
Without further ado, here’s the list. Feel free to add if you find that I’ve missed anything.
Morrasoom Sawat – Preaw Tasaneeya and Weird Sukollawat
Fed Long Hon – Louis Dalson and Maggie Apa
Kon Krathing – Cee Siwat and Green Ausadaporn
A-dtee Dtaa – Om Akkapan and Pooklook Fonthip
Koo Wun Lun Paen Ruk – Kwan Usamanee
Sarawat Teun – Arnus Rapanich, Grace Kanklao, and Kelly Thanapat
Fai Rak Game Rorn: Fire Series 1 – Sammy Cowell and Thanwa Suriyajak
Pak Bung Gap Gung Nang – Pai Partith, Bigm Likhit and Kat Sonya
Norah – Bow Maylada and Michael Pattaradet
Yieow Ratigarn – Jakkajan and Win Thawin
Talay Fai – Mik and Stephany
Likit Rissaya – Jakkajan, Grace, Es, Fai
Garn Krang Neung.. Nai Hua Jai – Boom Piyaphun, Mick Tongraya and Pimmy Pimrapa
Ka Ma Kon Diow – New Wongsakorn and Thisa Varitthisa
Cheun Chee Waa – Camilla Kittavat and Porshe Saran
Sanaeha Maya – Ann Sirium, Bank Arti, Kelly Thanapat, Sammy Cowell
Khunchai Kai Tong – Porsh Sarun and Bow Maylada
Khunnai Sai Lap – Am Peerawut and Ploy Randa
Koo Za Rod Zab- Weir Sukollawat and Min Pechaya
Koo Hoo – Au Nawapol and Gunjaezol Parnthong
Chantana Sarm Cha
Nangfa Peun Fun
Banlang Hong – Fern Pimchanok and Michael Pataradet
Petch Tud Petch – Weir Sukollawat and Kwan Usamanee
Plerng Pranang – Aum Patcharapa
Rissaya – Aof Chanapol, Hana Lewis, Tuptim
Rahat Pritsana – Mai Davida and Porsh Saran
Look Mai Glai Ton – Om Akkapan and Min Pechaya
Hor Heokan Hua Luk
Maya – Kwan Usamanee
I’ve always thought Ch.3 had better cinematography and story lines. Very interesting to learn something new! 🙂
Hi Jiong. To me being more popular doesn’t always mean better quality 🙂 Ch.3 is my preferred channel for many reasons, but at the end of the day, we like what we like.
I discover lakorn world really late , the first lakorn I watch was Leh Ratree with Esther and Shaun and they say your first is very important , thanks to that amazing drama that introduce me to the world of Thai lakorn , from that day on there is no looking back , today I can proudly say that I have at least 30 lakorns under my belt , unlike some people even when I watch my first slap/kiss lakorn it never bother me , cause I always know it’s a drama just for entertainment , my escape from reality I think the thing that bother me more is the scretching from the female villain , I mean I know you suppose to be bad and all that but can the writer think of other way for them to express their evilness without screaming their head off ( those of us who wear headset while watching really feel it and half of the time I feel also bad for the actress I mean some of them sound like they could lose their voice after that )
I think Thai lakorn is amazing and could get as much a fan base worldwide as Korea drama if only there more Eng sub and contribute on the internet , not a lot of website out there for people to discuss or get news about it , I’m so glad I stumble upon this blog a while back , love all your review and rating that help me find new ( or old ) lakorn to watch
Thank you so much for all your hard work and I really appreciate the news about up coming lakorn , please have more post about this so fan like me who do not speak Thai at least aware of drama that would be coming soon
I don’t care what anyone say Weir is my future husband , Bella can be the second wife lol
Thanks for taking the time and commenting. An overdue warm welcome to the lakorn world: once you get a taste of it, it’s really hard to stop, isn’t it? 30 lakorns in already? You make me proud. I think there are English subtitles for lakorns out there, but there’s not a central hub where lakorn fans can easily go to. The subtitles are scattered among hardworking fansubbers whether it’s via Viki, Youtube or their own site. And you’re right, not ALL lakorns are subbed, and if some even attempt to sub Channel 7, they get slapped with a copyright infringement. It’s a tough world for lakorn subbers out there to be sure. Although, Jasmine Lakorn site really does a great job compiling what they can. I do wish that there’s a central place where fans can go and watch reliable subs – I know I can go to a number of places for Korean dramas and the live shows get subbed on a timely manner. Having said that, resources and awareness are two things that kinda hold us back at the moment.
What is your favorite lakorn so far? I bet it must be one of Weir’s 🙂 He hasn’t totally come out about Bella yet, so he’s definitely holding out for you.
Regarding villains/second leads always screeching – it’s a lakorn trope for sure. We apparently know they are the bad guys because they scream all the time, though screaming does not equal being sassy or high strung. I feel badly that you have to listen to lakorns through an earbud, I can only imagine the earache. I will say that not all lakorns do this, but a certain number of the primetime ones do, let’s hope writers are paying attention and toning it down for you a bit. Your poor ears.
At any rate, it’s my pleasure to write about lakorns. I wish I have more time so I can write to my heart’s content, but alas, if only we have more than 24 hours in a day. I do intend to cover more articles about upcoming lakorns, not just the ones I intend on watching. I look forward to seeing you around more and chatting with you!
One thing I dislike about Ch7 is that they LOVE to prolong their dramas and extend multiple unnecessary episodes. Take all those unnecessary out and you get a day’s love confession instead of months. haha My blood pressure boiled higher watching ch7’s lakorns being that the baddies never dies in a close range gun fight, although there are some good ones. I stopped watching. Weir is coming to MN in August this summer…I cannot wait to go see him! **fan girl squeal**
That’s so awesome you’ll get to meet Weir! I’ll squeal from here for you!
Thank you sooo MUCH for the list of upcoming lakorn for Ch.7 Fia !!!!
I don’t watch much of Ch.7 lakorn as well but I was just carious to what was coming up next because some summary on asianfuse wiki has some very interesting one. And I can’t wait for Look Mai Glai Ton!!! Your review of LMGT was the reason why I finish watching Andrew and Kob version. With Om and Min reunion for this lakorn, its even better.
Once again, THANK YOU !!
Ask and you shall receive 🙂 it will be interesting to see another take on LMGT. Lots of new lakorns to look forward to!
I went through the list and I barely know half of the actors starring in the dramas 😀 *hangs head in shame*
I watched the first ep of Morrasoom Sawat for Weir, but I’m yet to get back to it. Koo Wun Lun Paen Ruk (Kwan & Tawin) is definitely on my watch list.
What I’m watching at the moment is The Fire Series, I’m watching both parts simultaneously as Eng subs are made available. I would like to give Norah a shot, but I have no idea how crazy the plot might get lol! If Eng subs are provided for Kon Krathing, I might give it a shot.
For upcoming shows, I so on board for Gam Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai and Koo Za Rod Zab.
BTW Likit Rissaya is a remake, right?
Morrasoom Sawat is on my to-watch list as well! I hope it’ll be engaging enough to keep me going *crosses finger* So many lakorns, so little time.
Don’t quote me on this, but I don’t think Likit Rissaya is a remake.
I heard Morrasoom Sawat was pretty good. Yeah so true, so many dramas but not enough time lol
So far I found ch7 lakorns are appealing this year, eg Norah, Fai Ruk Game Rohn, and currently I am watching Talay Fai. Hehe, I love ch3 too (peace!)
I have heard that Norah and the Fire series are actually pretty good. Thanks for the feedback!
Loved the review. I am a fan of good storyline. The first lakorn I watched was Sawan Biang, and i was floored by the acting skill of ken and anne, after that I have watched almost all eng subbed lakorn, in past 1 year.
I loved the reviiew on Luk Mai. I havent watched the latest one, as it is not subbed, but watched the incomplete subbed old one. I can say, Kob and Andrew are wonderful actors. The story line, acting all was too good.
In summary, i can say, whatvere Ch7 lakorns I have watched they are really good. But Ch3 lakorns are the ones which are subbed the most!!
There are many lakorns which I want to watch just after reading the story, but cannot as they are not subbed.
Thanks for this nice review page, and a heartfilled thanks to all subbers for painstakingly subbing the lakorns for non-Thai viewers!!