The Cupids Series: Kammathep Hunsa

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Hunsa, Nu’Sa, is a clumsy (but so cute) employee of Cupid Hut, a modern matchmaking company.

When Nu’Sa gets stressed out, she has a hard time forming coherent sentences, her vocabulary gets completely mixed up and she even resorts to creating words. Despite the clumsiness and the fact that she often gets yelled at by her boss (Ken Theradeeth!!! So happy to see him in this lakorn), Nu’Sa is pretty happy with her life.

She likes the PR work she does for Cupid Hut and gets along pretty well with the 7 other Cupid Hut female employees.

Things take a turn for the worst (or the best) when Cupid Hut puts together a matchmaking event that turns into a lawsuit when the identities of two guests are exposed – Tim (He is totally annoying and full of himself) and Ton (He seems too nice. I trust him even less) .

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The two brothers decided to attend the matchmaking event at their mother’s request . The two boys are handsome, smart and rich. The only thing missing in their mother’s eyes is a good wife from a good family (Hum, she is in for a rude awakening).

It’s no surprise that Tim, who reluctantly attended the event, is even more annoyed when he sees his presence at the event revealed in the tabloids. The blame quickly falls on Nu’Sa as she was in charge of the event: It was her duty to make sure that the attendees’ privacy was protected.

Nu’Sa is forced to pursue Tim to apologize and avoid the lawsuit. If the lawsuit is not prevented, Cupid Hut might have to shut down. The business is already financially struggling and this would only make things worst. But apologizing is no easy task because Tim is hellbent to teach a valuable lesson to Cupid Hut – work ethic.

Nu’Sa’s series of  apologies also start off on the wrong foot. Nu’Sa’s clumsiness makes her look more and more careless in Tim’s eyes. In addition to that, there is a series of murder attempts on Tim’s life, which happens to take place with Nu’Sa around. Completely paranoid, Tim starts by blaming Nu’Sa for the first incident, insinuating that Cupid Hut is after his life (Like yes, sure. She wants to  burn down the building you are in and kill herself in the process too. Tim might be smart but sometimes he makes zero sense). The truth is that Tim has many potential enemies – business competitors employees, and even his own brother.

Despite Tim’s accusation,  Nu’Sa keeps pursuing Tim to apologize, becoming more embroiled in his life. For instance, they end up stranded on a island (Lakorn Land never fails to deliver on the usual cliché), spending quality time together.

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Comments (and Spoilers)

An unlikely but complementary pair

The two couldn’t be more different.What wins Tim over is the contrast between his personality and Nu’Sa’s. He is cold and solely focused on work. Since Tim was little, he aspired to greatness, causing him to miss out on his childhood (No Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Cobra for Tim but instead a lot of reading on marketing, business and management). Meanwhile Nu’Sa is lovable and warm. She might not be the best at her job but she is dedicated and full of optimism, leaving room for growth.

Tim and Nu’Sa are bound to learn from each other, which the lakorn perfectly highlights. Tim learns to be less stringent and more understanding. At first, Tim is portrayed as the boss who will make you cry in the middle of a meeting and fire you in the blink of an eye. But, Nu’Sa changes his perspectives and the way he treats the people around him. Tim starts to praise his employees when they deserve it and encourage them. What’s funny is that every time, Tim starts yelling he sees Nu’Sa appearing before him and scolding him (It drives him insane): Nu’Sa slowly becomes his conscience. Meanwhile Nu’Sa, who is always frazzled, begins to learn how to process her thoughts and act in a coherent manner in a professional setting – earning praises at work.

Destiny at work

One thing that Nu’Sa doesn’t know is that Tim and her should have been paired at the Cupid Hut event. Each attendee at the event was given a half heart and the goal of the game was to find the matching half heart held by another attendee. I think Tim does know that their halves match but he refuses to believe in such things and he probably can’t conceive the fact that Nu’Sa and him could be a thing. Tim looks down on Nu’Sa quite a lot (Especially at the beginning). Tim’s (first) love confession shows the reluctance to admit his feelings. His confession is something along the lines of: “How can a person like me, who has everything, could fall for such a clumsy, weird, and useless person like you?”

Yup, not the best confession. The way he said that reminded me of Pride and Prejudice when Darcy confesses to Elizabeth: A hot mess. The confession is awkward and insulting for the other party.

Road blocks ahead

Despite the mutual feelings, there are a few issues ahead for the pair (Minus Tim’s nasty character and the failure to communicate effectively). First, the employees at Cupid Hut are strictly forbidden to date clients. Although Nu’Sa’s boss wants his employees to find love (Even promising money if they do), Tim can’t be the one. Second, Nu’Sa thinks she is bad luck. Due to her previous relationship, Nu’Sa thinks she’ll only create trouble for her significant other.

Jealousy

This is a recurrent theme in this drama, especially between Tim and his brother Ton. Tim is jealous of Ton because the latter seems to receive everyone’s affection (At home and at work). Meanwhile Ton is jealous of Tim’s professional achievements. Tim was always the smart one and Ton always came second.

What’s worrisome is that the jealousy keeps on growing. Tim even starts suspecting Ton when there are several murder attempts on his life. I place some of the blame on the parents. When the father was still alive, he showed a great deal of appreciation for Tim’s intelligence while looking down on Ton’s abilities, almost dumbing down things for Ton. Meanwhile the mother seems to appreciate Ton’s gentleness and shows more affection for him. That can only create trouble as the parents unconsciously push the children to compete for attention, affection and praise.

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Toey Jarinporn 

Apparently Mint Chalida was supposed to play Nu’Sa but I am glad that she didn’t. I think Toey Jarinporn plays the part so well. I was interested in seeing how she would pull off a more cute, nice, and funny character after seeing her acting all crazy in Kleun Cheewit. I am not disappointed.

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