Khong Khai is a spoiled rich brat, who refuses to take anything seriously. His mother is worried about his future and decides to give him a good bride. Arunprapai is pretty, simple, hard working, and honest. Arunprapai agrees to marry Khong Khai to escape from her ex boyfriend. Poochom – the ex boyfriend – cheated on Arunprapai and made the third party pregnant. Arunprapai knows Poochom has new responsibilities and a relationship between them is now impossible. She does her best to push him away, but he refuses to let go.
Things would be a lot simpler too if Khong Khai wasn’t in a relationship with Brung, a famous model. Brung sees her relationship with Khong Khai as a getaway from her abusive adoptive family, especially her brother who has feelings for her. Brung’s adoptive family is interested in Khong Khai’s family business and they are willing to do anything to get full control. Khong Khai’s mother knows Brung’s family intentions and in addition she thinks Brung is not suitable.
Pause. I want to mention the amazing song that plays throughout the drama:
Anyhow, Khong Khai has no choice but to marry Arunprapai. The marriage doesn’t stop him from seeing Brung and he promises that he will end things with Arunprapai soon. Brung accepts but keeps an eye on Arunprapai. Dramas start when Khong Khai starts being intrigued by Arunprapai’s behavior. She doesn’t pay attention to his childishness and is not intimated by him at all. Worst, she even ignores him sometimes. Khong Khai’s behavior quickly moves from annoyance to love. He is able to see the sweet and caring Arunprapai. The fact that other men keep chasing after Arunprapai, despite her being married also makes Khong Khai realize what is so special about her.
Khong Khai falling for Arunprapai causes him to neglect Brung, which she doesn’t fail to notice. She does her best to create misunderstandings between the couple and that isn’t too hard to do. Khong Khai doesn’t give much respect to his legal wife. Brung follows him everywhere, including his home. At business functions, Brung wants to be recognized at his partner even when Arunprapai is present. In a way, Khong Khai promised to Brung that she would always have his heart, but at the same time feelings can’t be controlled. Brung is also not the best thing for Khong Khai since she is the daughter of the enemy; it’s not unlikely for her to betray Khong Khai. Let’s just say that Brung also doesn’t push Khong Khai to be the best version of himself – successful and hard working.
This is the first drama that made me hate the pra’ek with a passion. I hated Khong Khai plus I thought Arunprapai was a pushover. I wanted her to resist Khong Khai’s harsh words and Brung’s madness. I stopped watching the drama then tried again. The only reason why I gave it another try is because I was bored and had nothing else to watch.
I was able to understand that if Arunprapai had been irrational and pushy, Khong Khai wouldn’t have changed at all. Arunprapai was patient enough and loved Khong Khai to the point that she was willing to endure. Something that she always repeats throughout the drama is “It’s a wife’s duty.” She has a lot of pride, but is willing to put it aside for her husband and family. She believes that’s how a proper woman should behave. There is a lot of beauty in the thought, but to be honest that concept is a little outdated. Things turned out well because Khong Khai was able to reciprocate her feelings and yes, this is lakorn land. In real life, things are much harder.
To be honest, Brung should have never let Khong Khai marry someone else. It was not worth taking the risk of losing him. Besides, Khong Khai would have never agreed to marry Arunprapai if he truly loved Brung. Let’s face it. Since the first episode, Khong Khai is seen with several girls. Yes, Brung was is favorite girlfriend but she always had to share Khong Khai with someone else.I don’t know what made her think that she would always be the main one. I don’t think she loved Khong Khai as much as she claimed she did either. Khong Khai was her only chance to escape her abusive family. On top of that, he is attractive and has a nice family background. I hated Brung watching it the first time, but seeing what her family put her through I was able to feel pity for her. Plus her relationship with her gay friend Sasha was adorable, until she started abusing him. Poor Sasha. It’s also funny knowing that the actress that plays Brung and the actor who plays Sasha were dating back then. They are now married and they are seriously one of the cutest dara couple!
Another thing that bothered me is the portrayal of women, and I have seen it in other lakorns too. A good woman is a virgin. She is also reserved and humble. Arunprapai is the good one partly because she is able to endure a lot. Whereas Brung was often portrayed as the evil one because she was sort of cray cray, but also because she had several relationships before Khong Khai. Yet, it is alright for Khong Khai to sleep from left to right. He is still a perfect marriage candidate. Double standards much. I believe that a woman’s value means more than her being a virgin.
Lastly I thought Chompoo was perfect for this role. She played the cold one so well and that totally drove Khong Khai nuts. Chompoo’s face is beautiful, but sometimes expressionless. I guess it wouldn’t have been too hard to play this character :-D. Don’t get me wrong! I do like her ~ I actually watched Khun Samee Kamarlor Tee Rak because she was in it again with Rome. It was pretty cute and you should definitely check it out.
~ maniac Ride