If you’re a fan of supernatural lakorns, Kong Gra Pan Naree (Invulnerable Woman), might be a good choice for you. This lakorn is slated to air on July 5, 2016 after Nang Tard, in the Monday-Tuesday timeslot. Broadcast Thai Production is spearheading this show, with Ken Pupoom and Wawwa as the leads. The story sounds very Thai superhero to me, and Wawwa plays this superhero called Kong Gra Pan Naree. Every 1000 years a power inhibits earth to conquer evil and it takes the form of Kong Gra Pan Naree. The person who possess this supernatural power can do some damage, if you can imagine, thus it’s wanted by everyone. Wawwa’s character’s name is Worramai aka Aeport who has to flee constantly to evade people wanting her power. She has no recollection of how she got the power or why, just that her eyes turn blue when the power displays itself. Ken Pupoom plays Nattaded, a cop who gets assigned to protect Worramai, and he helps her adapt to her powers and learn to control them. The two work together to carry out Kong Gra Pan Naree’s duty, which is to stop evil from taking over the world.
The most interesting aspect of this show to me is the romantic throughline. When these two were younger, they had made a promise to marry each other when they grow up. Unfortunately Worramai doesn’t remember Nattaded – and I can already imagine the indignant angst from Nattaded’s end – but I’m a sucker for a good love story that involves a tough heroine with an equally endearing hero to watch her back, especially one that might have already loved her. They won’t have time for standard first lead fights, because they’ll be too busy taking on the end of the world as we know it. I mean the baddies are going to want to recruit her so that they can have an indestructible weapon, while girl just want to have a hot bowl of noodle soup on the side of the street, yunno? The struggle to live a normal life is real for this show and our heroine. And I’ll be lying if I say I’m not a little intrigued to watch it.