The Beast in Rang Tawan
Posted on June 23, 2016
This show has me flip flopping like no other. I am one moment – I love you – than another moment – I dislike you. This third episode has me in the ‘I must be crazy to love you’ camp. The tone is still very dark, I think Aum’s character will forever be a dark character, but we are seeing how shadows have casted themselves on him and how he struggles with other people’s perception of him. He’s likened to a beast – very Beauty and the Beast esque – if you will. Even closest people to him, his guards and lawyer, aren’t allowed in Suriyen’s heart – one that is locked up in a deep cave somewhere. Those guards are loyal to a fault, and they know their master’s true colors, but it’s the women and the rest of the population that think very badly of him and abandon him, and that made him into the guarded, wounded animal that he is today.
Which really squeezes at my heart. Aum’s tears and pain always manage to compel the heart.
There was a scene where he’s in the car with his lawyer, and he’s gazing at his ex-girlfriend’s shop. We know that he occasionally watches her from the curb, but this time, she catches him. With her new man in tow, she spats that he need to stop stalking her and let her live her life. He ruins and destroys everybody around him, including her, and she has finally got her feet firmly beneath her. What angers him the most is that everyone seems to think that he’s a beast and are so terrified of him. He lets his anger get the better of him and nearly chokes her man to death, so Kim smashes his head with a nearby vase.
A similar scene plays itself out moments later when he goes to his sister’s house. Tarntawan finally has agreed to move into his farm and take care of his nephew. They are to move out to his farm the following morning. But that night, Tarntawan sees him in the dark, crying. The moment he spots her, he launches himself at her (which of course scared the crap out of her) and questions why she’s so afraid of him. Can’t she look him in the eyes as if he’s a normal person? He’s questioning it not so much to her, but to everyone who is afraid of him. So Tarntawan’s response confirms his fear, everyone detests him. She too smashes his head with a nearby vase.
Only this time, what happens after is a little different. Tarntawan wonders what has gotten into him (why the tears and the angst?) and feeling guilty about smashing his head, she goes back to him and tends his wound. In many ways, this is a great anticipation that Tarntawan could be different when she gets to know him better. Even though she thinks he’s a beast, she might be the only person who could tame said beast.
Another great moment that I liked in this episode, or really in this Show so far, is the moments between Suriyen and his lawyer. He’s a rational and calm influence on Suriyen, and he helps us understand the nuances of Suriyen. For example, the lawyer hands over official paperwork for Suriyen to sign, it’s a request to be a guardian for Nong Phit. Although Suri wants Suriyen to be Nong Phit’s guardian, it doesn’t have a legal stance. Since the boy’s father is still alive, he’s very much the legal guardian. Unless of course Suriyen petitions it and proves that he could be a fit guardian. The lawyer mentions that if Tarntawan understands this law, she too could petition to be the guardian and will win hands down. This means that Suriyen will have to do his best to win over Nong Phit’s favor.
Why go to all this trouble for a young boy whom Suriyen could care less about? He could just get his revenge and move on. But Nong Phit is his last remaining kin and at the end of the day, and perhaps deep down in Suriyen’s heart, he just wants a family. He’s been lonely and abandoned by everyone he loves, so he’s holding onto the one person whom he has left. It’s great and really sad. I just found something to root for. I’m here for the bromance, and watching Suriyen trying to gain Nong Phit’s heart – and along with that – the inevitable Tarntawan’s heart.
Now we are down to business. Tarntawan and Nong Phit has officially moved in. Our heroine decides there’s no other course of action aside from giving in, but she succeeds in making Suriyen promise to leave his sister’s murder in the hands of the police and to not to find her brother again since Tarntawan will pay her dues. But Tarntwan has her own motive too, she is determined to find evidences that will make Suriyen an unfit guardian. Meanwhile the secondary leads are slowly growing on me. At least it’s a laugh in between the tension.
There’s beauty, and there’s beast. Will our beast change into a prince? It’s a long and windy road ahead.
Tagged: Aum Atichart, Chippy Sirin, Rang Tawan
Jealous! This really sounds like my kind of drama!
Hey chica – Ning monmon is subbing this on YT, but there’s only a few parts available so far. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLJsGwIuWSg
Hi Fia, so glad you decided to stick with this crazy road and give us your thoughts on Episode 3! I keep waiting for Suriyen to stop acting like a beast if hes such a misunderstood soul. I am also waiting for him to win over Nong Phit, I feel that is going to be essential to complete our story. Darn all these extra characters and storylines, I need more development between our two leads. I do have to say I am loving the bromance and loyalty, at least we have that going on.
I was curious to see if show will give me another reason to stop watching, but then Aum cries in a dark corner and the abuse kinda toned down for a minute, so it kept me invested. Regarding his beastly side, it’s going to be awhile to calm him down. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Other non important characters? That’s what FF button is for, right? 🙂 sounds like you’re along for this crazy ride as well! Misery loves company! Thanks for hanging in there.
I like your comparison of beast. I’m looking forward to a tamed beast. About the extra characters, they don’t fit in this drama. I feel like I’m watching two different lakorns. Gets me confused what their roles and points are in the drama.
It’s like Aum and Chippy is in a drama while the others are in a romcom. Lol.
take one for the team Fia , I’ll wait till you done and get your opinion whether to watch this or not , my people lie to me , they put sub but when I click on the episode , it actually raw , get a little upset then realize I’m watching it for free lol , guess we too spoil by the internet to appreciate thing , still remember the good old day when I have to drive an hour to get to China town every week just to rent the new episode of the Hongkong’s drama I’m watching
Thank goodness for the Internet! Instant gratification is the name of the game these days. I do recall back in the day (like 20 yrs ago..) going to a video rental shop and paying $1/episodes… makes for great anticipation, and job security too, cos you need to keep working to pay for lakorn expenses. Now things are at our fingertips!
Anyway, I’ll stick around with Rang Rawan and see where this roller coaster takes us. Fingers crossed we don’t crash and burn.
I’ve been watching along with the raw episodes on the TV3 YTube channel and I’m glad to see that others (who perhaps understand the dialogue better) have the same questions. Peach and Aom are cute but – even the music for their story is from another show entirely. Thanks for following this show – I enjoy your input.
So many questions left unanswered, even the ones I’ve posed that are entirely unrelated to the plot, but more for background purposes. Thanks Daisy, more people to discuss this lakorn with!
I really feel Visut is miscast for the role as Pu’s energy. He’s too young to act the tough guy and too young to even go after Kate.
Nong Pit is the star of the show in my opinion. Boy can he cry and so convincingly too!!! I love how he love his Aunty Kate. So Sweet!!
I’ll continue watching for the beast to turn into a charming prince.
Oh, yes. That boy can cry.
Hi Nung, the secondary leads do a disservice to the main plot and tension. It really does take away from the angst. Other characters like the cop and Suriyen’s ex girlfriend even feels on par with the course. Perhaps Visut and Pen can go on their merry way in a romcom of their own. But don’t mind if I check out of that one. I still see Peach as an adolescent, and acting is subpar to Aum who seems to be pulling all the weight in this show.
Ugh I totally cried when Nong Phit cried, which makes me all the more anxious to see uncle and nephew getting to know each other and developing a much needed bond from both ends.
The first time I actually felt something (if even minor) towards Chippy’s character was when Nong Phit held on to the stairway and refused to leave the house. She pulled him in her arms to comfort him, then her tears started to fall- and I realized she’s trying to hold it all together for her nephew. It’s gonna be interesting to see beauty taming the beast.
Thank u so mucho Lovefis for giving us this updates. It’s been a while since I really got inererested in a lakorn. The story always keep me in suspense. Please continue with the hard job,,,,
You are so welcome! Stay tuned indeed, the show definitely keeps you on your toes!
Thank u so much for giving us updates lovefia 🙂 it’s been a while seen I got hit by a show loving it 🙂 please keep with the hard work 🙂
Thank you for your recaps. English subs take forever to be done. i congradulate your dedication and work💐 Thank you.