Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Thai soap operas: lives of the rich and fatuous
This goes out to all Have You Sayers with Thai families. Do you, like me, find your evening perusal of The Nation distracted by “lakorn” soap operas blasting forth from the TV? Much as I try to resist these portrayals of the miserable lives of Bangkok’s hi-so, I find myself drawn like a moth to a flame.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:09
Thai soap opera inspires traditional dress for ID cards
“I want to be a part of those who preserve Thai culture,” one lady told us.
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:00
PM’s favourite TV show a backward vision of Thailand
The soap opera “Buppasannivas” is in the news. I am not a fan of Thai soaps but just to be fair I decided to struggle through a few episodes of the series.
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:06
Thai soap hunks enlisted to boost military pride
BANGKOK - Sporting flak jackets, machine guns and smouldering stares, four Thai heartthrobs have been enlisted to woo fans -- and some say spruce up the ruling junta's image -- in a new soap opera dividing the army-run kingdom.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:39
Thai soap angers family of Myanmar's last king
The family of Myanmar's last king hit out on Sunday at a Thai soap opera inspired by the palace intrigue of their ancestors, accusing Thailand of double standards in how it treats another country's royals.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:41
Thai soap 'Wanida' on Myanmar TV
Popular Thai soap "Wanida" looks set to expand cross-border cultural exchanges between Thailand and Myanmar with its episodes dubbed in Myanmar airing on weekdays since November 3 on Myanmar's Channel 7.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00
Are Thai soaps amateurish? Discuss online
Thailand has 15 million Facebook users and they're all commenting on the latest episodes of the TV soaps, but you can't get away with it that simply if you're a "somebody' - like filmmaker Chookiat "Madiew" Sakveerakul.
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00
Thrills, but not as many spills
A New Year without political predictions is like a Thai soap opera without that scene where the heroine puts a blanket on the sleeping hero whom she "hates".