Thai drama’s (Lakorns) have a lot in common with the Hallmark Channel.
What do I mean? Well let me explain…
In the USA there’s a TV channel, Hallmark, that features heartwarming romances and family oriented movies/TV Shows. The movies are guilty pleasures and addicting to watch but they can be cringe worthy at times. There’s only so much cheesy dialogue, and unrealistic love stories a girl can handle. On this channel not only will you find multiple movies with similar plots, you’ll even find the same actors in all these similar movies.
Lakorns are exactly this. Guilty pleasures, that star the same actors repeatably! It’s not uncommon to finish watching a airing lakorn, and see one (or both) of the leads starring in this new show.
Want to know which Thai actors/actresses are popular? Just look at how many drama’s they’ve starred in. It usually tells it all! If the list goes on forever then, you know they’re popular. See that they starred in dramas released weeks apart? They must be superstars!(Although one big difference is that Hallmark movies cause you to cringe because their overly sweet. Thai dramas have you cringing because of the amount of jealous woman and slap/kiss moments.)
Today I have created a guide of my favorite, popular Thai actors and my favorite shows starring them!
Note: I repeat. When you are a popular actor in Thailand your face will be everywhere! Some of the shows listed might also star other actors from this list!
Push (Puttichai Kasetsin)
Note: It may not be official, but to me DJ Push is the prince of romantic-comedies! His goofy personality was mad for those kinds of shows! He was the main reason I decided to give Thai drama’s a chance. His smile (and body) are just beautiful!
Mark (Prin Suparat)
Mario (Nutthawuth Maurer)
Ken (Phupoom Phongpanu)
Boy (Pakorn Chatborirak)
Nadech (Nadech Kugimiya)
Note: I haven’t watched many shows staring Nadech, but that doesn’t mean anything! From the shows I have seen I can tell he’s very talented (and sexy). Something I have noticed though is that he stars alongside Urassaya, A LOT!! I don’t know if the producers did that on purpose (they do look cute together and their chemistry is great!) or if its because they fit the roles. The world may never know…
Golf (Pichaya Nitipaisalkul)
P.S. – Make sure to check out the other guides in my Thai Dramas for Beginners series!