The Cupids Series – The Beginning – Kammathep Hunsa
Posted on June 1, 2017
Kammathep Hunsa is the first story among an eight part series from Channel 3 called The Cupids Series by Broadcast Thai Production Company.
The series as a whole centers on an unsuccessful matchmaking company called “Cupid Hut” run by Khun Phim (Ken Theeradeth) who is the son of a wealthy hospital chairman, but he prefers to treat people’s heart in a non-medical way. He deems that every single person is missing someone special in their lives, and his firm would be the company that will find the missing other half. Unfortunately after being in business for 4 years now, Khun Phim and his eight employees could not turn the company around. His mother, the stakeholder had bargained that Khun Phim has 5 years to turn a profit; otherwise he would have to fold the business and come work for her.
Indicative of men in this show, Khun Phim determines that his company isn’t doing well because his employees are single (they are all women to boot). His secretary Waralee (Chompoo Araya) is quick to note that he’s single too and it is HIS company so it is actually HIS fault that they’re not doing so well. Ha, I like this sassy secretary already. Khun Phim vehemently orders his eight employees to find a boyfriend by next Valentine’s Day and he entices them with 1 million baht as a reward (along with the ability to keep the company afloat). He believes that you have to practice what you preach, thus, in order to be a good matchmaker; you have to be a relationship guru, which reasons that you have to be in love. Khun Phim decides to put his money where his mouth is. Unfortunately, he’s not forcing himself to find a love interest (you know, lead by example?) Now wouldn’t that be fair play and less chauvinistic?
Each of his 8 employees isn’t in a relationship due to her own personal beliefs and experiences (Nantisa hates men, Milin is too frugal to be in a relationship, Waralee is too busy, Hunsa is too afraid to bring demise to their significant other, and Praewprao just doesn’t know how to find a boyfriend) which is ironic that his employees chose this career in the first place. But on the other hand, as the sassy secretary reasons, Khun Phim is in the business for the money just as she is. He’s using his algorithm to successfully match people while she’s just being a professional and doing her job as she’s paid to do. Touché. I find that this particular Cupid is most interesting because she’s rational and a devil’s advocate. Not to mention that I love her interaction with her boss, since she’s the only person who isn’t afraid of him or unwilling to call out his bullshit.
Regardless, the eight employees love their company and coworkers, and it’s in their best interest to turn the company around. Especially Hunsa (Toey Jarinporn), who needs the company the most, I mean, who else would hire her? Hunsa is our heroine in the first series, and I kid you not, I’ve experienced some second hand embarrassment just watching her. She’s beyond clumsy and clueless, almost borderline dumb, bumbling and idiotic. She has low self-esteem, terrible communication (as in, when she panics or is afraid, she switches the sentences around) and so incredibly mousy. Almost like a child inhibiting an adult’s body.
And on the other end of the spectrum is our hero, Tim Pitchiyatorn (Boy Pakorn) who on the outside is successful, educated, handsome and a perfect 10 in many people’s eyes. However, his personality is borderline narcissism. He’s a perfectionist and believes wholeheartedly that all he need in life is himself. Thus, he spends the majority of his waking hour scolding his employees about how subpar they are and why they are wasting his time. No one, not even his own mother, could avoid his scrutiny. I mean, we couldn’t find a more polar opposite pairing if we tried.
The conflict begins during a Valentine’s Day event hosted by Cupid Hut. Tim and younger brother Torn, attend said event to appease their mother. However, their faces make it on the cover of a newspaper the next day, much to Tim’s dismay (because we can’t have a renown business owner looking like he can’t find his own love.) He immediately sues the company, and since it was an event that Hunsa managed – and royally screwed up by not blurring out the faces – she is tasked to reconcile with Tim.
This is no easy task since Hunsa is as mousy as Tim is dauntless. And with character introduction that is set so low, there’s no way to go but up, right? If Hunsa needs to grow up and learn to be brave, then Tim needs to grow a heart and learn some compassion. Tim had randomly brought up that Hunsa is picking up behaviors of Korean heroine and he doesn’t think it’s cute. Which makes me think that the writer is either doing a parody of Korean heroine, or she’s designing Hunsa after them but is failing miserably. I would rather think that it’s the former.
At any rate, I may stick around to see Tim getting his comeuppance by someone who he believes is subpar compared to him, and perhaps even less worthy to live. So swoony, this one.
Tagged: Boy Pakorn, Kammathep Hunsa, The Cupids Series, Toey Jarinporn
It’s really decent. When you find out why Tim is the way he is, its heartbreaking! Or maybe I just love Boy and Toey!!
I love a good backstory- tragic or otherwise. Looking forward to finding out! Have you been watching all of the Cupid series?
Hi Fia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its been a while, I’m sure you had been very busy with life and your little one. I know that I’ll be skipping The Cupid series but I wanted to ask you if you know when Pong and Bella’s lakorn “Plerng Boon” going to air. I’ve seen tiny clips of up coming lakorn but wasn’t quite sure exactly what is happening.
Hi 🙂 !! It has been while indeed- how are YOU? Things are going well, just insane in the membrane with two little boys (infant and toddler to boot!)
Don’t quote me on this, but I think Plerng Boon may air in July, will let you know if I find out differently. Watching anything lately?
awe, infants are toddlers are just so darn CUTE !!! When toddlers starts talking, they are going to tell you that they don’t want to be our little one forever, they want to be big kids. Lol !!! so stinky cute!
As for me, same-o-thing everyday: Just working and coming home. oh, and also doctors appointment (nothing too serious). Thank you for asking. =)
So, Plerng Boon might be in July huh. Don’t worry, I wont hold you to that. Lol !! I’m just glade that it coming soon because I’ve waited forever!! Lol !!
As for lakorn, I’ve just finished watching Son and Vill’s lakorn “Tae Pang Korn.” I loved it in the beginning and then it kind of went down hill (dragging the 2nd life) a tiny bit. But I still love it. 🙂
thank you Fia _/\_
Hi Fia, been awhile. You know you had me at Ken. Definitely adding this to my watch list. Do you know if anyonr is subbing this?
Hi Lidy! Ken still looks irresistible 🙂 You can head on over to Neko’s site for eng subs: https://nekomeowmeow.com/hunsa/. Enjoy and send her lots of love!
I don’t recognize all the ladies except Chompoo! I love both Chompoo and Ken so it was unfortunate their last lakorn together was a miss for me… will definitely give their part of this series shot, hoping I won’t have to wait for a 3rd try with this couple!
Ha, I am hoping their story is great as well. We shall tune in together! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts 🙂 chat soon!
like the story but not a fan of toey
Really enjoyed part 1 . Kammathep Hunsa , it was a lovely story of two different persons who got to love each other so at the end they complete each other . Boy / Toey are a great couple , the chemistry it was amazing . I continued with part 2 / 4 / 5 just finished part 5 a few days ago and so far are the best among all the parts so far . I only skipped part 3 .