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A comment on youtube to one of the eps of Sawan Biang:

"Gosh people ok yea he raped her four times but the first time was because of revenge second and third she kept making him piss and forth he was jealous calm the fuck down!!!!"

Well, duh, that totally justifies everything and makes it super-fine. Duh.

Fandom.
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A comment on youtube to one of the eps of Sawan Biang:

"Gosh people ok yea he raped her four times but the first time was because of revenge second and third she kept making him piss and forth he was jealous calm the fuck down!!!!"

Well, duh, that totally justifies everything and makes it super-fine. Duh.

Fandom.
dangermousie: (Default)
A comment on youtube to one of the eps of Sawan Biang:

"Gosh people ok yea he raped her four times but the first time was because of revenge second and third she kept making him piss and forth he was jealous calm the fuck down!!!!"

Well, duh, that totally justifies everything and makes it super-fine. Duh.

Fandom.
dangermousie: (Default)
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

Hero of Sawan Biang has just raped the heroine. On her birthday! Telling that he's doing it because her sis wants him and now she will be jealous of heroine forever (WTF! I fail to see how anyone will be jealous of being violently raped).

And then in the next few days, he rapes her a few more times.

Did I mention that eventually they live happily ever after?!?!

I take this back, this even sicker than DoL.

THE FUCK THE FUCK THE FUCK WHAT KIND OF SICK PSYCHOS WRITE THIS STUFF!

I want to slowly dismember the hero while staking him out on top of an anthill.

Honestly, wtf is the fixation lakorns have with rape? Is it some sort of 'good girls don't enjoy sex unless forced to' thing or what?

OTOH the rage from this has cleared the misery from BBJX and I can properly watch good stuff now.
dangermousie: (Default)
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

Hero of Sawan Biang has just raped the heroine. On her birthday! Telling that he's doing it because her sis wants him and now she will be jealous of heroine forever (WTF! I fail to see how anyone will be jealous of being violently raped).

And then in the next few days, he rapes her a few more times.

Did I mention that eventually they live happily ever after?!?!

I take this back, this even sicker than DoL.

THE FUCK THE FUCK THE FUCK WHAT KIND OF SICK PSYCHOS WRITE THIS STUFF!

I want to slowly dismember the hero while staking him out on top of an anthill.

Honestly, wtf is the fixation lakorns have with rape? Is it some sort of 'good girls don't enjoy sex unless forced to' thing or what?

OTOH the rage from this has cleared the misery from BBJX and I can properly watch good stuff now.
dangermousie: (Default)
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

Hero of Sawan Biang has just raped the heroine. On her birthday! Telling that he's doing it because her sis wants him and now she will be jealous of heroine forever (WTF! I fail to see how anyone will be jealous of being violently raped).

And then in the next few days, he rapes her a few more times.

Did I mention that eventually they live happily ever after?!?!

I take this back, this even sicker than DoL.

THE FUCK THE FUCK THE FUCK WHAT KIND OF SICK PSYCHOS WRITE THIS STUFF!

I want to slowly dismember the hero while staking him out on top of an anthill.

Honestly, wtf is the fixation lakorns have with rape? Is it some sort of 'good girls don't enjoy sex unless forced to' thing or what?

OTOH the rage from this has cleared the misery from BBJX and I can properly watch good stuff now.
dangermousie: (Default)
Still mainlining Sawan Biang and am on ep 3. Still no rape yet, but I am beginning to think heroine is lucky that is all that is going to happen because hero gives off every indication, with his violence and sociopathy and lack of control (who behaves the way he did at his father's wedding?) of a future killer. Honestly, if I were a friend, I'd tell heroine to get the hell out before he gruesomely murders her and everyone else in the house, then keeps a body part as a trophy, and dies in a stand-off with police.

Also, while that doesn't diminish his responsibility in being what he is one bit, his father should be smacked into doomsday. First for warping him into what he is by never showing him any affection despite the kid begging and second by being a model by treating women like things - his wife died in a car crash and he is wooing the next one within days! WTF. Also, put a leash on your kid, old dude! He's not five any more - you should give him an ultimatum to behave and if he does not, kick him out of the house. Honestly! Also, don't give your kid's dead mother's necklace to your newest wife in front of him and also allow your new wife to remove all his mother's stuff out of the house. Bad taste.

Also, three eps in, I finally found a person hero doesn't treat like dirt. Shockingly, it's his ex-girlfriend. He's *gasp* civil and even friendly. I don't know what magic powers the woman has.

Also, hero is currently being semi-friendly (for him) to heroine - it's pretty disturbing because it seems so out of character for him to be nice to anyone! He is totally liking the heroine even now which makes me wonder why on earth he is going to rape her. That is not the way to someone's heart!

Last point - most dysfunctional love quadrangle ever. Let me get this straight:

Stepmom likes Hero who likes Stepaunt who is liked by hero's previous Stepuncle. This makes my head hurt.

I don't get why stepmom digs him because he hates her and is awfully emotionally and verbally abusive to her. Is she a masochist? I get why she's making his life hell in return, but I wish she'd stop the one-upsmanship game because it's making everything worse. Why stoop to his level?
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Still mainlining Sawan Biang and am on ep 3. Still no rape yet, but I am beginning to think heroine is lucky that is all that is going to happen because hero gives off every indication, with his violence and sociopathy and lack of control (who behaves the way he did at his father's wedding?) of a future killer. Honestly, if I were a friend, I'd tell heroine to get the hell out before he gruesomely murders her and everyone else in the house, then keeps a body part as a trophy, and dies in a stand-off with police.

Also, while that doesn't diminish his responsibility in being what he is one bit, his father should be smacked into doomsday. First for warping him into what he is by never showing him any affection despite the kid begging and second by being a model by treating women like things - his wife died in a car crash and he is wooing the next one within days! WTF. Also, put a leash on your kid, old dude! He's not five any more - you should give him an ultimatum to behave and if he does not, kick him out of the house. Honestly! Also, don't give your kid's dead mother's necklace to your newest wife in front of him and also allow your new wife to remove all his mother's stuff out of the house. Bad taste.

Also, three eps in, I finally found a person hero doesn't treat like dirt. Shockingly, it's his ex-girlfriend. He's *gasp* civil and even friendly. I don't know what magic powers the woman has.

Also, hero is currently being semi-friendly (for him) to heroine - it's pretty disturbing because it seems so out of character for him to be nice to anyone! He is totally liking the heroine even now which makes me wonder why on earth he is going to rape her. That is not the way to someone's heart!

Last point - most dysfunctional love quadrangle ever. Let me get this straight:

Stepmom likes Hero who likes Stepaunt who is liked by hero's previous Stepuncle. This makes my head hurt.

I don't get why stepmom digs him because he hates her and is awfully emotionally and verbally abusive to her. Is she a masochist? I get why she's making his life hell in return, but I wish she'd stop the one-upsmanship game because it's making everything worse. Why stoop to his level?
dangermousie: (Default)
Still mainlining Sawan Biang and am on ep 3. Still no rape yet, but I am beginning to think heroine is lucky that is all that is going to happen because hero gives off every indication, with his violence and sociopathy and lack of control (who behaves the way he did at his father's wedding?) of a future killer. Honestly, if I were a friend, I'd tell heroine to get the hell out before he gruesomely murders her and everyone else in the house, then keeps a body part as a trophy, and dies in a stand-off with police.

Also, while that doesn't diminish his responsibility in being what he is one bit, his father should be smacked into doomsday. First for warping him into what he is by never showing him any affection despite the kid begging and second by being a model by treating women like things - his wife died in a car crash and he is wooing the next one within days! WTF. Also, put a leash on your kid, old dude! He's not five any more - you should give him an ultimatum to behave and if he does not, kick him out of the house. Honestly! Also, don't give your kid's dead mother's necklace to your newest wife in front of him and also allow your new wife to remove all his mother's stuff out of the house. Bad taste.

Also, three eps in, I finally found a person hero doesn't treat like dirt. Shockingly, it's his ex-girlfriend. He's *gasp* civil and even friendly. I don't know what magic powers the woman has.

Also, hero is currently being semi-friendly (for him) to heroine - it's pretty disturbing because it seems so out of character for him to be nice to anyone! He is totally liking the heroine even now which makes me wonder why on earth he is going to rape her. That is not the way to someone's heart!

Last point - most dysfunctional love quadrangle ever. Let me get this straight:

Stepmom likes Hero who likes Stepaunt who is liked by hero's previous Stepuncle. This makes my head hurt.

I don't get why stepmom digs him because he hates her and is awfully emotionally and verbally abusive to her. Is she a masochist? I get why she's making his life hell in return, but I wish she'd stop the one-upsmanship game because it's making everything worse. Why stoop to his level?
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
The only explanation is that the angst of Bu Bu Jing Xin fried my brain because I am not watching any of my drama backlog, but instead watching Sawan Biang, the infamous Thai lakorn starring Ken and Anne. I can't claim I have no idea what I am getting into - not only do I know the plot, ages ago, I watched the last third of it.



Well, now I am watching it from the start, because I am insane. This drama is exceptional in that it has the worst, most psychotic hero in anything I've ever seen by about 10 orders of magnitude. When I just watched the last third, I didn't get the full brunt because it was after he reformed and was being super-nice to heroine. I mean, I still was going 'stab him on principle' because the reason he was so sweet was because he fell in love with her and thus was awfully sorry for mistreating and raping (!!!!!) her but at least he wasn't doing anything horrible in the episodes themselves.

Not so here. I cannot think of a single redeeming or even neutral characteristic for this man in the entirety of the first episode (unless shocking good looks count). Ummmmm, he hasn't raped anyone yet? (1) When a girl confesses to him she likes him, he tells her she's hideous and he loathes her. (2) When his stepmom decorates a place for his birthday, he tells her it's hideous and if she wants to lick his Dad's shoes, not to do it at his expense. (3) When stepmom gets killed in a car crash, he goes ahead with the birthday party because what does the death have to do with him? He wants to party. (4) He tells stepmom's bro that he is so happy the woman is dead and it's karma. I have to say, so far the main impetus for my watching is a horrified fascination to see what awful thing he is going to do or say next.

Can you say, dream lover?

The only person to tell him to fuck off is the heroine.

And clearly, the psychoness runs in the family as the main reason hero is like that is due to his father, who changes wives like gloves (way to teach him to respect women, old dude!), couldn't care less if his son keeled over and never did even when hero was a kid, and tells him things like "I am your Dad but even I can't love you."

Ummmmm yeah. I want to take the heroine far away from this nest of maniacs and get the male lead therapy. In a maximum security jail.

Oddly, I don't have the same 'made by lunatics' problem with this drama as I did with Defendant of Love, mainly because Kawee is portrayed as out-of-control violent trainwreck not a supposedly normal person who just thinks it's OK to kidnap, torture and rape people (like the hero of DoL, who we were supposed to think is a solid citizen). I mean, I think hero should be nibbled to death by snails, but the drama agrees with me, so it helps. The whole 'and then he redeems himself and goes through hell to get her to like him again' is problematic because I can't see how she get over the raping, but at least SB acknowledges that the woman is going to hate your guts after this and it's something you should redeem yourself for, unlike DoL where heroine's reaction pretty much was 'yeah, you tortured and raped me, but you thought I was someone else and you say sorry and are hot. Luuuurve' and the drama didn't seem to think anything more than 'ooops sorry' was needed.

I make no excuses for watching this trainwreck. But I can't stop, even as I have to muffle my screams of rage so as not to wake Mr. Mousie. I just think I am not ready to be emotionally committed to another drama, after the devastation of BBJX, so this is how I decompress.

Have a non-rapey MV, mainly to show that Ken and Anne are very pretty together (though I rec Oum Ruk for their stuff, as there is no raping, and his character is an utter sweetheart).

dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
The only explanation is that the angst of Bu Bu Jing Xin fried my brain because I am not watching any of my drama backlog, but instead watching Sawan Biang, the infamous Thai lakorn starring Ken and Anne. I can't claim I have no idea what I am getting into - not only do I know the plot, ages ago, I watched the last third of it.



Well, now I am watching it from the start, because I am insane. This drama is exceptional in that it has the worst, most psychotic hero in anything I've ever seen by about 10 orders of magnitude. When I just watched the last third, I didn't get the full brunt because it was after he reformed and was being super-nice to heroine. I mean, I still was going 'stab him on principle' because the reason he was so sweet was because he fell in love with her and thus was awfully sorry for mistreating and raping (!!!!!) her but at least he wasn't doing anything horrible in the episodes themselves.

Not so here. I cannot think of a single redeeming or even neutral characteristic for this man in the entirety of the first episode (unless shocking good looks count). Ummmmm, he hasn't raped anyone yet? (1) When a girl confesses to him she likes him, he tells her she's hideous and he loathes her. (2) When his stepmom decorates a place for his birthday, he tells her it's hideous and if she wants to lick his Dad's shoes, not to do it at his expense. (3) When stepmom gets killed in a car crash, he goes ahead with the birthday party because what does the death have to do with him? He wants to party. (4) He tells stepmom's bro that he is so happy the woman is dead and it's karma. I have to say, so far the main impetus for my watching is a horrified fascination to see what awful thing he is going to do or say next.

Can you say, dream lover?

The only person to tell him to fuck off is the heroine.

And clearly, the psychoness runs in the family as the main reason hero is like that is due to his father, who changes wives like gloves (way to teach him to respect women, old dude!), couldn't care less if his son keeled over and never did even when hero was a kid, and tells him things like "I am your Dad but even I can't love you."

Ummmmm yeah. I want to take the heroine far away from this nest of maniacs and get the male lead therapy. In a maximum security jail.

Oddly, I don't have the same 'made by lunatics' problem with this drama as I did with Defendant of Love, mainly because Kawee is portrayed as out-of-control violent trainwreck not a supposedly normal person who just thinks it's OK to kidnap, torture and rape people (like the hero of DoL, who we were supposed to think is a solid citizen). I mean, I think hero should be nibbled to death by snails, but the drama agrees with me, so it helps. The whole 'and then he redeems himself and goes through hell to get her to like him again' is problematic because I can't see how she get over the raping, but at least SB acknowledges that the woman is going to hate your guts after this and it's something you should redeem yourself for, unlike DoL where heroine's reaction pretty much was 'yeah, you tortured and raped me, but you thought I was someone else and you say sorry and are hot. Luuuurve' and the drama didn't seem to think anything more than 'ooops sorry' was needed.

I make no excuses for watching this trainwreck. But I can't stop, even as I have to muffle my screams of rage so as not to wake Mr. Mousie. I just think I am not ready to be emotionally committed to another drama, after the devastation of BBJX, so this is how I decompress.

Have a non-rapey MV, mainly to show that Ken and Anne are very pretty together (though I rec Oum Ruk for their stuff, as there is no raping, and his character is an utter sweetheart).

dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
The only explanation is that the angst of Bu Bu Jing Xin fried my brain because I am not watching any of my drama backlog, but instead watching Sawan Biang, the infamous Thai lakorn starring Ken and Anne. I can't claim I have no idea what I am getting into - not only do I know the plot, ages ago, I watched the last third of it.



Well, now I am watching it from the start, because I am insane. This drama is exceptional in that it has the worst, most psychotic hero in anything I've ever seen by about 10 orders of magnitude. When I just watched the last third, I didn't get the full brunt because it was after he reformed and was being super-nice to heroine. I mean, I still was going 'stab him on principle' because the reason he was so sweet was because he fell in love with her and thus was awfully sorry for mistreating and raping (!!!!!) her but at least he wasn't doing anything horrible in the episodes themselves.

Not so here. I cannot think of a single redeeming or even neutral characteristic for this man in the entirety of the first episode (unless shocking good looks count). Ummmmm, he hasn't raped anyone yet? (1) When a girl confesses to him she likes him, he tells her she's hideous and he loathes her. (2) When his stepmom decorates a place for his birthday, he tells her it's hideous and if she wants to lick his Dad's shoes, not to do it at his expense. (3) When stepmom gets killed in a car crash, he goes ahead with the birthday party because what does the death have to do with him? He wants to party. (4) He tells stepmom's bro that he is so happy the woman is dead and it's karma. I have to say, so far the main impetus for my watching is a horrified fascination to see what awful thing he is going to do or say next.

Can you say, dream lover?

The only person to tell him to fuck off is the heroine.

And clearly, the psychoness runs in the family as the main reason hero is like that is due to his father, who changes wives like gloves (way to teach him to respect women, old dude!), couldn't care less if his son keeled over and never did even when hero was a kid, and tells him things like "I am your Dad but even I can't love you."

Ummmmm yeah. I want to take the heroine far away from this nest of maniacs and get the male lead therapy. In a maximum security jail.

Oddly, I don't have the same 'made by lunatics' problem with this drama as I did with Defendant of Love, mainly because Kawee is portrayed as out-of-control violent trainwreck not a supposedly normal person who just thinks it's OK to kidnap, torture and rape people (like the hero of DoL, who we were supposed to think is a solid citizen). I mean, I think hero should be nibbled to death by snails, but the drama agrees with me, so it helps. The whole 'and then he redeems himself and goes through hell to get her to like him again' is problematic because I can't see how she get over the raping, but at least SB acknowledges that the woman is going to hate your guts after this and it's something you should redeem yourself for, unlike DoL where heroine's reaction pretty much was 'yeah, you tortured and raped me, but you thought I was someone else and you say sorry and are hot. Luuuurve' and the drama didn't seem to think anything more than 'ooops sorry' was needed.

I make no excuses for watching this trainwreck. But I can't stop, even as I have to muffle my screams of rage so as not to wake Mr. Mousie. I just think I am not ready to be emotionally committed to another drama, after the devastation of BBJX, so this is how I decompress.

Have a non-rapey MV, mainly to show that Ken and Anne are very pretty together (though I rec Oum Ruk for their stuff, as there is no raping, and his character is an utter sweetheart).

dangermousie: (Chuno: hold by meganbmoore)


I've been craving a lakorn for a while. My choice - Oum Ruk, starring the legendary pairing of Ken and Anne.

They play a fashion photographer and a model respectively. They dislike each other intensely but end up in a drunken one-night stand anyway. All well and good, and both would prefer forgetting it ever happened, only she is pregnant! And the story goes from there.




I really loved Ken and Anne's chemistry in Sawan Biang (which was a drama which made me come closest to being OK with the insane 'fall for your rapist' trope many a lakorn seems to love. They just were so dysfunctional, I felt I could almost explain it away. Plus the chemistry and the fact that this was the sole lakorn which actually pointed out this was bad and made heroine put the dude through hell before she decided to trust him again. Not that it made it right or anything but I was almost sold. OK, I can't believe I just typed that - I feel dirty now. Maybe it was just not too bad in comparison to JLR which traumatized me forever and made anything else seem decent in comparison).

And this looks light and fun and rape-free. Plus, Anne is good at playing strong women and Ken is so ridiculously hot.

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (Chuno: hold by meganbmoore)


I've been craving a lakorn for a while. My choice - Oum Ruk, starring the legendary pairing of Ken and Anne.

They play a fashion photographer and a model respectively. They dislike each other intensely but end up in a drunken one-night stand anyway. All well and good, and both would prefer forgetting it ever happened, only she is pregnant! And the story goes from there.




I really loved Ken and Anne's chemistry in Sawan Biang (which was a drama which made me come closest to being OK with the insane 'fall for your rapist' trope many a lakorn seems to love. They just were so dysfunctional, I felt I could almost explain it away. Plus the chemistry and the fact that this was the sole lakorn which actually pointed out this was bad and made heroine put the dude through hell before she decided to trust him again. Not that it made it right or anything but I was almost sold. OK, I can't believe I just typed that - I feel dirty now. Maybe it was just not too bad in comparison to JLR which traumatized me forever and made anything else seem decent in comparison).

And this looks light and fun and rape-free. Plus, Anne is good at playing strong women and Ken is so ridiculously hot.

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (Chuno: hold by meganbmoore)


I've been craving a lakorn for a while. My choice - Oum Ruk, starring the legendary pairing of Ken and Anne.

They play a fashion photographer and a model respectively. They dislike each other intensely but end up in a drunken one-night stand anyway. All well and good, and both would prefer forgetting it ever happened, only she is pregnant! And the story goes from there.




I really loved Ken and Anne's chemistry in Sawan Biang (which was a drama which made me come closest to being OK with the insane 'fall for your rapist' trope many a lakorn seems to love. They just were so dysfunctional, I felt I could almost explain it away. Plus the chemistry and the fact that this was the sole lakorn which actually pointed out this was bad and made heroine put the dude through hell before she decided to trust him again. Not that it made it right or anything but I was almost sold. OK, I can't believe I just typed that - I feel dirty now. Maybe it was just not too bad in comparison to JLR which traumatized me forever and made anything else seem decent in comparison).

And this looks light and fun and rape-free. Plus, Anne is good at playing strong women and Ken is so ridiculously hot.

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Instead of watching various kdramas I am currently following or continuing with Joi Rak (which I continue to adore - it makes me think of a kdrama melodrama circa 2001), do you know what I spent my morning and afternoon doing?

If you guessed "watching Sawan Biang", you'll be right.

Just as with Defendant of Love, I can't claim I didn't know what I was getting into - flisties pretty much told me it's another "hero rapes heroine for revenge, they live happily ever after" dramas. I have no idea why I checked out SB - clearly the trainwreck syndrome is deeply ingrained. Or maybe I just don't understand how they can make dramas with that sort of storyline over and over and need to see for myself. Who knows.

For my own self-preservation, I skipped the first half and started with ep 8 (this drama is 12 eps, 90 minutes each), because that way I was pretty sure I'd avoid all the raping.

Hmmmmm. I will NEVER understand the Thai love of that particular trope but whatever the hell they mix into their lakorns it was sure addictive because I couldn't stop even if I kept chanting at the screen for heroine to brain hero with a frying pan. At least in this version, unlike in DoL, she made him jump through enough hoops to qualify for circus membership before she decided he's reformed and took him back and she kept it up for months, unlike the harebrained heroine of DoL whose thought processes basically went like "you tortured and raped me but it was a giant misunderstanding and you say you are sorry so squee!"

I must admit I mightily enjoyed watching him jumping through hoops, suffering, and otherwise reaping reward for years of bad bad karma he must have accumulated. My favorite bit was where he got a bunch of thugs to beat him into unconsciousness. I rewatched that bit twice, cheering the thugs the whole way. Heroine also told him what she thought of him, treated him like dirt (when he'd cook her meals every day and she'd throw them out in front of him = in your face), and ran away repeatedly making him search for her. My favorite bit when she told him the baby she was pregnant with was not his but another boyfriend's. Ha! Finally, she only took him back after months of his working his butt off to please her and then signing over ever bit of property he owns to her, so he was basically penniless, as a condition for seeing his kid and no guarantee of her even tolerating him around her. Ha! In your face! Now, I confess I wished she'd then call the cops and throw his penniless ass in jail where he can experience the joy of being a rape victim firsthand but we can't have everything in a lakorn.

Hero was a bit dim, I must say. So, the reason he wanted revenge was because his father married a new wife and she was a giant bitch who made his life unpleasant. So he got his revenge by kidnapping and raping...the wife's sister? How does that even make sense? At least the hero of DoL tried to get revenge on the person who was responsible for his little bro's death, not some family member (even if he blew it by getting the wrong person. Lakorn heroes are not very smart, are they?)

I have never seen the actress in anything before but she's truly gorgeous and has a very warm vibe. The actor is the same as in Joi Rak (I much prefer his non-rapist character in the latter) and is gorgeous as well, even if I wanted to scratch his character's eyes out. He played sweet and angsty very well, except I could not get over the whole RAPIST CREEP part (and what I saw from flashbacks was enough to convince me never to check the first half of SB if I did not want to put my fist through the screen). They have great chemistry and under other circs I'd probably ship the hell out of the pairing. But not being a 1970s romance reader, I am out.

In conclusion, I'd love for a hot guy to clean my floors, cook me yummy meals from scratch, cut my toenails, and decorate my view by standing by my window in a torrential downpour all night, but seeing as he'd have to kidnap me and rape me first, I will stick to cooking my own food and cleaning my own floors.

ETA: I watched it on youtube and the comments were the best part! Half the people were "he lurves her so much and is so hot, why is she holding out?" and the other half were "are you insane? He raped her, if it was up to me, he'd rot in jail forever!" and they really were going at it in a mini-flame-war. And then there were some people who blamed heroine's sister for the rape because if she didn't keep provoking hero, he'd never get pissed off enough to rape her sister which is...whaaaaaaaat?
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Instead of watching various kdramas I am currently following or continuing with Joi Rak (which I continue to adore - it makes me think of a kdrama melodrama circa 2001), do you know what I spent my morning and afternoon doing?

If you guessed "watching Sawan Biang", you'll be right.

Just as with Defendant of Love, I can't claim I didn't know what I was getting into - flisties pretty much told me it's another "hero rapes heroine for revenge, they live happily ever after" dramas. I have no idea why I checked out SB - clearly the trainwreck syndrome is deeply ingrained. Or maybe I just don't understand how they can make dramas with that sort of storyline over and over and need to see for myself. Who knows.

For my own self-preservation, I skipped the first half and started with ep 8 (this drama is 12 eps, 90 minutes each), because that way I was pretty sure I'd avoid all the raping.

Hmmmmm. I will NEVER understand the Thai love of that particular trope but whatever the hell they mix into their lakorns it was sure addictive because I couldn't stop even if I kept chanting at the screen for heroine to brain hero with a frying pan. At least in this version, unlike in DoL, she made him jump through enough hoops to qualify for circus membership before she decided he's reformed and took him back and she kept it up for months, unlike the harebrained heroine of DoL whose thought processes basically went like "you tortured and raped me but it was a giant misunderstanding and you say you are sorry so squee!"

I must admit I mightily enjoyed watching him jumping through hoops, suffering, and otherwise reaping reward for years of bad bad karma he must have accumulated. My favorite bit was where he got a bunch of thugs to beat him into unconsciousness. I rewatched that bit twice, cheering the thugs the whole way. Heroine also told him what she thought of him, treated him like dirt (when he'd cook her meals every day and she'd throw them out in front of him = in your face), and ran away repeatedly making him search for her. My favorite bit when she told him the baby she was pregnant with was not his but another boyfriend's. Ha! Finally, she only took him back after months of his working his butt off to please her and then signing over ever bit of property he owns to her, so he was basically penniless, as a condition for seeing his kid and no guarantee of her even tolerating him around her. Ha! In your face! Now, I confess I wished she'd then call the cops and throw his penniless ass in jail where he can experience the joy of being a rape victim firsthand but we can't have everything in a lakorn.

Hero was a bit dim, I must say. So, the reason he wanted revenge was because his father married a new wife and she was a giant bitch who made his life unpleasant. So he got his revenge by kidnapping and raping...the wife's sister? How does that even make sense? At least the hero of DoL tried to get revenge on the person who was responsible for his little bro's death, not some family member (even if he blew it by getting the wrong person. Lakorn heroes are not very smart, are they?)

I have never seen the actress in anything before but she's truly gorgeous and has a very warm vibe. The actor is the same as in Joi Rak (I much prefer his non-rapist character in the latter) and is gorgeous as well, even if I wanted to scratch his character's eyes out. He played sweet and angsty very well, except I could not get over the whole RAPIST CREEP part (and what I saw from flashbacks was enough to convince me never to check the first half of SB if I did not want to put my fist through the screen). They have great chemistry and under other circs I'd probably ship the hell out of the pairing. But not being a 1970s romance reader, I am out.

In conclusion, I'd love for a hot guy to clean my floors, cook me yummy meals from scratch, cut my toenails, and decorate my view by standing by my window in a torrential downpour all night, but seeing as he'd have to kidnap me and rape me first, I will stick to cooking my own food and cleaning my own floors.

ETA: I watched it on youtube and the comments were the best part! Half the people were "he lurves her so much and is so hot, why is she holding out?" and the other half were "are you insane? He raped her, if it was up to me, he'd rot in jail forever!" and they really were going at it in a mini-flame-war. And then there were some people who blamed heroine's sister for the rape because if she didn't keep provoking hero, he'd never get pissed off enough to rape her sister which is...whaaaaaaaat?

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