These past few weeks I have been on a rampage (like a bull that was freed from its cage for the first time). On a rampage for a new type of drama that got me totally hooked and I introduce to you 'Lakorn'. First of all it would be appropriate to understand the meaning of 'lakorn'. In thai language, 'lakorn' would mean a 'play' but this term is also widely known or defined as a dramatic television series or that which we call a soap opera. Normally, lakorns are aired every Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday and an episode would normally run for about 90 minutes or an hour and a half without commercials. But if you add up the time spent on commercials an episode is estimated to run for two hours (wikipedia).
'How did you discover the wonderful world of lakorns?', you may ask. Actually, I had finished watching the latest Korean dramas I've been keeping up with even before my break had officially begun and found that I didn't particularly felt like watching the newer Korean dramas being aired and subbed simultaneously. So while I was browsing through viki, I found this enticing poster of the lakorn, 'Love Never Dies (Vampire)'. And decided to try it, I unexpectedly got hooked fast. And when I get hooked I research about the main actors personal lives. I started subscribing for 'Dome' Pakorn Lam's Official Youtube Account and also 'liked' 'Ploy' Chermarn Boonyasak's facebook page, it seemed like I couldn't get enough! I finished the drama in a span of 3 days. I honestly wasn't used to a 1 hour and 30 minutes long drama but I pulled through. Since then I have finished 4 more dramas and I liked each one of it.
The 4 lakorns I finished are 'Don't Marry Me!' (Roy Marn 2011) starring 'Margie' Rasri Balenciaga and 'Boy' Pakorn Chatborirak, then watched the 4 part series entitled, '4 Hearts of the Mountains' (4 Huajai Haeng Koon Kao) but unknowingly started with the 2nd story, 'Duangjai-Akkhanee' starring Nadech Kugimiya and Urassaya Sperbund, then the 3rd story, 'Pathapee Leh Rak' starring 'Mark' Prin Suparat and 'Mint' Chalida Wijitwongtong and just recently did I finish the 4th story in the series, 'Wayupak Montra' starring Margie and Boy from 'Roy Marn 2011'. I'm only missing the first story to finally complete this 4 part series! Credits to the complete and comprehensible english subbed series of '4 Hearts of the Mountains' to wishboniko! <3 Lotsa love to you for providing non-thais that don't speak a word of thai understand these wonderful lakorns!
So now, I think I'll slow down a bit from my current rate of consumption of lakorns and of any other kind of Asian drama since my 2nd semester as a 3rd Year College Student is about to start this Thursday and I really want to focus. :) I mean it! I enjoy studying! :)