Buang Athitarn – How they first meet
Posted on August 16, 2016
It’s so nice to see Mark’s face again. It feels like it’s been awhile. I think the last lakorn that I’ve seen of his is Punyachon Gon Grua, one of the most adorable lakorns. Mark Prin isn’t the best actor out there, but when he’s on screen, there is something compelling about him. I’m sure it’s the charm and charisma, not to mention great choices in character selection. And when you can’t have a swoony hero, at least there’s the goofy ones – and Mark’s character – Kritthon is such a goofball. He makes me smile.
Kritthon is the son of a hotelier and ancient artifact collector. Ever since he was a child, his father is obsessed about old things. They even live in one of those cute traditional homes. He helps dad in the hotel business, but as the oldest son, hasn’t found a woman who quite makes him want to marry her. He dated, certainly, but he’s not a lady’s man. Just half picky and half fickle. SO much like a girl, I want to be his friend. He’s forgetful, he’s kind of a romantic AND he’s nice? Love the role reversal. Even his brother questions whether he ought to see a shrink so that he can come out of the closet. HAHAHA.
Kritthon forgets his briefcase on top of the car (I thought I’m the only one who does that) and starts driving to work unknowingly. Our heroine, Yositha is on her way to work as well and spots his BMW with a briefcase on top. She goes out of her way to alert him of this, but Kritthon would look at the giant truck following him and keeps trying not to make eye contact because he doesn’t want to get in a fight. HAHAHA. This guy cracks me up. I would so do that too.
But she doesn’t stop and thinks to herself, “how is this guy such a naiveté?!” She drives a TRUCK like a boss. Soon, she manages to pull up next to him and rolls down her window- and that is when it hits him – Kritthon is mesmerized by her beauty and then wants to find a way to thank her for her troubles. Yositha is good with just a mere thank you, but Kritthon thinks of something else – like maybe buy her coffee or something – but Yositha tells him to keep his money to himself, not everything could be paid with money. I’m sorry, did our story change from funny to slap kiss? Lol.
Kritthon is totally smitten but Yositha could care less. They meet for a second time at his hotel because her best friend works there – and she recently heard that her best friend’s boss is a total asshole who scold her for talking too loudly. Angry at her friend’s behalf, when she sees Kritthon and is introduced as her friend’s boss, she immediately lets him have it. ONLY, the asshole is his younger brother, not him. Kritthon just smiles at her mistake, knowing that she’s about to eat a handful of crow. He can’t wait to see her again.
Kritthon’s dad mentions that he wants to build a personal museum and would need a photographer to inventory his collection. So when Kritthon goes biking and spots Yositha doing a wedding photoshoot, he gets an idea of how he could see her again. Like everyday! So Kritthon approaches Yositha and proposes a job offer. But Yositha thinks that it’s ANOTHER wedding photoshoot and says no thank you. She’s had her fair share of wedding drama and thinks she’ll just end up jinxing everything – her past clients either end up in a fight and cancel their wedding, or the photoshoot just goes awry. Kritthon couldn’t put a word in edgewise to correct her, and when he finally does, she’s all ‘WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST SAY SO?” Turns out, Yositha had been trying to get into the antique dealer realm in order to help her dad (a renowned archaeologist) find the missing tablet- you can read my previous synopsis about this show.
At any rate, Yositha fully agrees and Kritthon does a jiggle. Little did they both know that their past, in the form of a very angry ghost, is about to be rekindled.
Mark Prin’s goofball portrayal of Kritthon and the plot aside, I think the weakest link is Patricia Good. I’m not connecting with her portrayal of Yositha, even though there are plenty of opportunities to like the girl. She’s no-nonsense, drives a frickin truck, and a pretty cool chick. However, Patricia seems too young for the role and her home-alone-mccauley-caulkin terror every time she’s confronted with the ghost is a little off putting. I would think that after five lakorns under her belt, her acting would have improved. Perhaps it did, but not at the level necessary to help carry the show. I do hope, for the sake of this lakorn, that she gets better as the show progresses. Otherwise, it would be too bad. I quite liked Kritthon and the potential great storyline with Yositha.
Check out Buang Athitarn every Mon-Tues on Channel 3, first episode aired today, August 16th. *If you’re looking for English subtitles, go on over to Dynastykat33’s Youtube.
Tagged: Buang Athitarn, Mark Prin, Patricia Good
Thanks for this! But WHOA you didn’t see Pope Rak?! Kob may be my all time favorite Mark but to date, that was certainly his best drama all around!
And I do agree about Patricia. Though she has improved, it is not to any extent that you can excuse, dismiss or overlook how lacking she is. I really do hate it too. I like her (her public persona, that is) but she needs to improve her expressions. The “Home Alone” as you put it, is more like an afterthought or something someone whispered in her ear she MUST DO to portray fright, surprise or dismay and it shows and it’s pretty cringeworthy to witness. I’m also reluctant to bring up her age, (though I did question whether she was even old enough to be behind the wheel for a second or two), mostly because female actors younger than she, have solidly played characters of much more complexity but also because I think this role is perhaps her second most age appropriate role and I was also thinking the personality was quite a good fit for her. I actually believe she has a good grasp of who she wants her Yositha to be but isn’t fully capable of developing that onscreen.
I have to hope that she improves as time progresses and sets to take a more natural approach to acting because I am looking forward to the two dramas she’s currently filming.
I think Pope Rak aired during my maternity leave, and anything that kinda happened in that time period falls in a black hole for me. I don’t always have the time to move backwards, but maybe, one day, I’ll give it a shot. I don’t know when a “slow” time is for me anymore, I just take it one day at a time.
But anyway, regarding Patricia. What’s interesting is that she was so cute and great in Numbanrai, her first lakorn as Peter’s daughter. But as she got older and starred in more lakorns, she struggled emoting her characters. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt, so I end up tuning in to at least the first few episodes of her lakorns, but she just hasn’t sold me on her acting. I may stick around to see Mark, because I like his carefree attitude in this one, at least I should enjoy the drama free lakorn until Kluen Cheewit rolls around. Cos that one is going to hurt, I already know it.
I told myself I do not want to watch lakorn that have ghost with revenge in mind , cause I think those storyline just too unfair to the people , I mean not only the ghost have supernatural power but they also remember everything while the human do not , think how would you feel when somebody come asking you to pay a debt that you don’t remember borrow ( “you kill me in my past life and now I’m gonna make your life miserable” “I don’t know what you talking about so can I call raincheck and pay it on the next life ? a little busy right now what with work , family and friends , not that I pay a lot attention to them but still have to make an appearance once in a while and most importantly lot of lakorn to watch , so take a number and come back 50 years later will ya ? I mean you already dead so what the rush , right ?” ) but your review now make me interesting , I’ll put it on the maybe list , but nothing annoy me more than watch a good lakorn with horrible actor in it , it just ruin the whole thing , is it me or is this girl look a little bit like Yaya ? they could have cast her in this , she’s a good actress and play the strong role really well
Will pass on this one. I will read your recaps if you continue with it. For those who are interested in this lakorn, DynastyKat33 is subbing this one and it is on Youtube. .
I won’t be recapping this one. But if I continue to watch it, there might be reaction posts. We’ll see :).
Thanks for sharing. Mark is so cute in this lakorn. I think Pat will do well in drama scenes, she usually starred in dramatic lakorns. I can’t wait to watch the past story because that one seemed more interesting even though Mark will be very ugly looking LOL — I’m gonna excited to see find out why Yard’s character is so in love with Jao chai Areeya!