Comments on: Thai Soap Opera’s http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/ Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:17:30 +0700 hourly 1 By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7414 Catherine Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:01:59 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7414 'it’s ok I won’t tell anyone cept maybe Martyn and Pete…' Well, then that's ok then... :-D ‘it’s ok I won’t tell anyone cept maybe Martyn and Pete…’

Well, then that’s ok then… :-D

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By: Martyn http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7412 Martyn Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:59:49 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7412 Nice one...I've been planning a post on Thai soaps for a while now, just haven't got round to it, when I do it's going to be an assassination that Lee Harvey Oswald would have been proud of. Wilai is not quite up to Pookie's levels of soap euphoria but she comes pretty close. Many a time in the past whilst staying at a hotel we have finished our meal at about 8-15 in the evening and she has then said to me "Hus...band, me tired I think I go room first, maybe I come back down later,"...and she's off like a rocket to watch the soaps. Nowadays she's a little more upfront with it and we quite often sit in a hotel bar watching the soaps...well she watches them but I find clocking her happy as Larry facial expressions a lot more entertaining than watching the TV. At our village house she can actually follow 3 soaps at one time by switching channels during the commercials and slightly boring bits...bloody confusing for me, I pop outside for a smoke watching some Bangkok drama and return to see two jealous sisters fighting over the same bloke on some island. Amazing Thailand. .-= Martyn´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.thaisabai.org/2009/06/the-ghosts-of-kamchanod/" rel="nofollow">The Ghosts Of Kamchanod</a> =-. Nice one…I’ve been planning a post on Thai soaps for a while now, just haven’t got round to it, when I do it’s going to be an assassination that Lee Harvey Oswald would have been proud of.

Wilai is not quite up to Pookie’s levels of soap euphoria but she comes pretty close. Many a time in the past whilst staying at a hotel we have finished our meal at about 8-15 in the evening and she has then said to me “Hus…band, me tired I think I go room first, maybe I come back down later,”…and she’s off like a rocket to watch the soaps.

Nowadays she’s a little more upfront with it and we quite often sit in a hotel bar watching the soaps…well she watches them but I find clocking her happy as Larry facial expressions a lot more entertaining than watching the TV. At our village house she can actually follow 3 soaps at one time by switching channels during the commercials and slightly boring bits…bloody confusing for me, I pop outside for a smoke watching some Bangkok drama and return to see two jealous sisters fighting over the same bloke on some island. Amazing Thailand.
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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7411 Talen Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:24:43 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7411 You are definitely right about the voices of the Thai actresses Natta...like fingernails on a chalkboard at times. So far the best place I saw a T.V. in Thailand was in a temple in Mukdahan when we went to get a blessing :) I don't think the monks were watching soaps though... You are definitely right about the voices of the Thai actresses Natta…like fingernails on a chalkboard at times.

So far the best place I saw a T.V. in Thailand was in a temple in Mukdahan when we went to get a blessing :) I don’t think the monks were watching soaps though…

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7410 Talen Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:22:17 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7410 You know you wanna say she's hot...it's ok I won't tell anyone cept maybe Martyn and Pete... You know you wanna say she’s hot…it’s ok I won’t tell anyone cept maybe Martyn and Pete…

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7409 Talen Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:20:37 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7409 I believe you are correct about that soap being the jealousy code. My favorite pastimes are eating, and sleeping but my Thai lady takes eating, sleeping and watching tv to new levels. When I talked to her the other day it was raining but she told me she had a very busy schedule that day. 8-8:30am eating 8:30-10:30 watching tv 10:30-12pm nap 12-1pm eating 1-3pm Thai soaps 3-7pm cleaning and eating 7-9pm watching tv 9pm sleeping because she worked too hard She also loves the Japanese and Korean soaps I believe you are correct about that soap being the jealousy code.

My favorite pastimes are eating, and sleeping but my Thai lady takes eating, sleeping and watching tv to new levels.

When I talked to her the other day it was raining but she told me she had a very busy schedule that day.

8-8:30am eating
8:30-10:30 watching tv
10:30-12pm nap
12-1pm eating
1-3pm Thai soaps
3-7pm cleaning and eating
7-9pm watching tv
9pm sleeping because she worked too hard

She also loves the Japanese and Korean soaps

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By: Natta http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7408 Natta Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:12:55 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7408 I haven't watched a single Thai soap opera in 5 years, no make it 10. From what I've heard from friends (Of course, I can't avoid it), the plot hasn't changed much in the past 5 years. There's always a high-pitched voice BAD girl who is trying to steal a guy from a pitiful young lady or something. Her voice sounds like some sort of noise pollution to me and it seems like many Thai actresses have this hidden talent of creating such voice! But I haven't realized we have TVs everywhere in Thailand. Wow. I haven’t watched a single Thai soap opera in 5 years, no make it 10.

From what I’ve heard from friends (Of course, I can’t avoid it), the plot hasn’t changed much in the past 5 years. There’s always a high-pitched voice BAD girl who is trying to steal a guy from a pitiful young lady or something. Her voice sounds like some sort of noise pollution to me and it seems like many Thai actresses have this hidden talent of creating such voice!

But I haven’t realized we have TVs everywhere in Thailand. Wow.

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7407 Catherine Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:11:08 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7407 Well, as a gal I can't say she's hot. But how about, 'she cleans up well'? :-D .-= Catherine´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/EvP3wzX0QBI/" rel="nofollow">Habits of Highly Effective Expats</a> =-. Well, as a gal I can’t say she’s hot. But how about, ’she cleans up well’? :-D
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By: Nice is Thai http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7399 Nice is Thai Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:19:59 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7399 My mom is a housewife and really love watching soaps. I enjoy watching some soaps on 8:30 pm too. My 3 favorite pastime are also eating, sleeping and watching TV. No joke (I don't understand why this is a joke in the first place huh?. :P ) hah, I can regconize the soap on the pics, Rahat Rissaya (The jealousy code ) It used to onair at the primetime (8:30 pm) and now re-run in the afternoon, right? Some Thai people like Japanese and Korean series moe than Thai soaps. They complain about repeatative plot and characters. My mom is a housewife and really love watching soaps.
I enjoy watching some soaps on 8:30 pm too.

My 3 favorite pastime are also eating, sleeping and watching TV. No joke (I don’t understand why this is a joke in the first place huh?. :P )

hah, I can regconize the soap on the pics, Rahat Rissaya (The jealousy code )
It used to onair at the primetime (8:30 pm) and now re-run in the afternoon, right?

Some Thai people like Japanese and Korean series moe than Thai soaps. They complain about repeatative plot and characters.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7397 Talen Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:33:40 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7397 The screaming and crying drives me nuts...the girl in the first picture above screams for half the show and cries for the second half and every show is her planning the breakup of this other womans relationship so she can get the man. I do have to say I like your soap much better when she gets out of the fake mole ...she's hot! The screaming and crying drives me nuts…the girl in the first picture above screams for half the show and cries for the second half and every show is her planning the breakup of this other womans relationship so she can get the man.

I do have to say I like your soap much better when she gets out of the fake mole …she’s hot!

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7396 Talen Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:31:41 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7396 Mike, They are part of all our Thai lifestyles lol. I get the evil looks when I laugh which is usually every 5 minutes when the same woman starts crying again for 20th time that episode. Mike, They are part of all our Thai lifestyles lol. I get the evil looks when I laugh which is usually every 5 minutes when the same woman starts crying again for 20th time that episode.

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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7395 Catherine Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:08:10 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7395 It is also the Thai soap with the least amount of screaming. I can't take the screaming... .-= Catherine´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/EvP3wzX0QBI/" rel="nofollow">Habits of Highly Effective Expats</a> =-. It is also the Thai soap with the least amount of screaming. I can’t take the screaming…
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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7394 Talen Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:27:59 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7394 That would be Pookie's second favorite Thai soap. I love how the mole always moves and her friend that is always freaking out. That would be Pookie’s second favorite Thai soap. I love how the mole always moves and her friend that is always freaking out.

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By: Mike http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7393 Mike Wed, 24 Jun 2009 05:21:06 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7393 Talen love them or hate them they are a part of my Thai lifestyle. I can't help but laugh sometimes which of course upsets MTF! They are a good language resources and I sort of like to watch them if only to see how much I can understand. I actually quite enjoy the Real X programme (not a soap) for the same reason and also because it deals a lot with Thai culture and superstitions. .-= Mike´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTeflDon/~3/OkXhAroBF1I/thai-names.html" rel="nofollow">Thai names</a> =-. Talen love them or hate them they are a part of my Thai lifestyle.

I can’t help but laugh sometimes which of course upsets MTF! They are a good language resources and I sort of like to watch them if only to see how much I can understand.

I actually quite enjoy the Real X programme (not a soap) for the same reason and also because it deals a lot with Thai culture and superstitions.
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By: Catherine http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/06/23/thai-soap-operas/comment-page-1/#comment-7392 Catherine Wed, 24 Jun 2009 03:52:16 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=1929#comment-7392 I didn't realise the bit about TVs being everywhere, but you are SO right! I first came across a TV running Thai shows in Brunei of all places. It was in my favourite Thai restaurant, over by the Istana (Palace). It was also my first peek at reality TV - Thai news (ugh... during dinner?) My favourite Thai soap has already finished - ????????????? /ma?e krua kon ma?i (The new cook) but I can find it on YouTube if I want. It's the one with the girl with the black mole that keeps moving around her face.... I won't ruin it for you by saying more :-) .-= Catherine´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/womenlearnthai/PKcd/~3/EvP3wzX0QBI/" rel="nofollow">Habits of Highly Effective Expats</a> =-. I didn’t realise the bit about TVs being everywhere, but you are SO right! I first came across a TV running Thai shows in Brunei of all places. It was in my favourite Thai restaurant, over by the Istana (Palace).

It was also my first peek at reality TV – Thai news (ugh… during dinner?)

My favourite Thai soap has already finished – ????????????? /ma?e krua kon ma?i (The new cook) but I can find it on YouTube if I want. It’s the one with the girl with the black mole that keeps moving around her face…. I won’t ruin it for you by saying more :-)
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