Fun Fueng (Daydream)

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The story begins with Athit, a driver, pretending to be his boss, Ratrawee. And Wilailuck, a servant, pretending to be a high-class woman by stealing her mistress, Montira's, dresses. They both go on a date and fall in love at first sight not knowing that the other one is lying. When the two bosses know about this, they demand for both of the servants to tell the other the truth, but they continue to lie. When Ratrawee first encounters Montira, he immediately falls for her and tells Athit to continue lying. Ratrawee and Montira got to spend times together and started to fall in love, too. Will both couples be able to accept each others' true identities at the end? - viki
Unless I read some great reviews, my go-to lakorns normally are the ones with either Anne Thongprasom or Ken Theradeth. If they both are in it, even better. But those two are quite a veteran in the industry already and new generation is booming so might as well I find a new anchor, like finding a new actor/actress that I like. I found this drama while browsing viki site and recalled the same title was mentioned at another website so I thought I should give it a try. I was excited to see new faces in the cast as well. As the summary says, this is a series about mistaken identity in the beginning, and pretty much concealed identity throughout the series. The rich guy likes the rich lady and the driver likes the maid. Let's be honest, It is a pretty straight forward coupling, right? Should be no issue, but I guess there's no drama in that so they switch identity and problems ensue. Let me just go straight to what I don't like about it:

Shitsuren Chocolatier / Heartbroken Chocolatier (2014)

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Koyurugi Sota looks up to and adores his senior in school, Takahashi Saeko. With his one-sided love for her, he decides to leave for Paris to learn the art of making chocolates, as she loves chocolates. After returning from Paris, Sota dreams of creating the perfect chocolate to present to Saeko, and that it will make Saeko fall madly in love with him. Saeko, who is already married, is actually quite the airhead, but her actions seem to lead Sota on. Does Saeko not know that Sota is madly in love with her? Or is she just playing with his feelings? (

This was a japanese drama that I picked up without knowing much what to expect. A drama about chocolate can't be all that bad. But I have mixed feelings by the end of it. While most of the time I was taken aback with the high tolerance for immorality in this series, I do admit it was intriguing to watch for it was less straight forward than your standard romance. I don't have any particular characters to root for because the characters make all sort of choices, regardless whether it's rational or not, right or wrong, dumb or dumber, so I thought whatever endings they have is what they deserve. It's life.

I wouldn't recommend this unless you can watch it with an open mind and mature enough to differentiate between good and bad. 

Date (2015)

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After Nodame Cantabile, I think this was the first J-drama that made me LOL till my stomach hurt. While Nodame Cantabile was more towards slapstick comedy, Date was deadpan humor, and often times got pretty hilarious in places that I didn't expect. I just had to pause at certain scenes just so I could continue laughing.

Date depicted the 'adventure' of a highly intelligent but emotionally-challenged Yoriko Yabushita to find a marriage partner before she hit 30. She wasn't initially keen on relationship and thought romance was nonsense. But she overheard her father crying one day brooding on her future while looking at his dead wife's picture. With a sense of filial duty, she signed up with a dating agency to look for the perfect match.