We listened to your requests about adding new Thai shows and are happy to report that they are finally on Viki! If you enjoyed watching popular U.S. sitcoms like “Friends” and “How I Met Your Mother,” then you’ll enjoy these Thai shows. They’re lighthearted and playful with a great mix of romance and drama, but with an added bonus of crime-fighting detectives! What more could you ask for?
See below to learn about these exciting new Thai sitcoms and the reasons why you should be watching them!
The term “hapa” is used to describe anyone of mixed ethnic heritage. However, if the hapa is of mixed Thai origin, then he/she is called “ลูกครึ่ง” or “luk khrueng.”
In “True Love Next Door,” two of the main leads, Paula Taylor and Sunny Suwanmethanon, are luk khruengs. Paul is of Thai-British descent while Sunny is of Thai-Singaporean-French descent. This probably explains their exotic good looks!
|Paula Taylor rocks her red lipstick along with a beautiful smile|
|Sunny Suwanmethanon shows off his manly good looks|
Classic Love Triangles and One-Sided Loves
Nothing beats watching a battle over a woman’s heart, especially when the guys are complete opposites, such as in “True Love Next Door”! One is a musician (played by Sunny Suwanmethanon) with a bad mouth while the other is a nerdy scientist (played by Bo Thanakorn Chinakul). Do either of them have a chance?
Meanwhile, in “The Bedside Detective,” you’ll find a sweet girl, Amm (played by Pattie Ungsumalin Sirapatsakmetha), in love with Chalam (played by Dan Worrawech Danuwong), but he only sees her as an annoyance. The beautiful thing is that after meeting on the set of this sitcom, Pattie and Dan have been a real-life couple since 2009!
Additional Eye Candy
We know the previously mentioned luk khruengs aren’t the only reasons to watch Thai shows, so check out these other Thai hotties, too!
Noona Neungthida Sophon
For K-drama fans, her nickname is pronounced just like the Korean word for older sister! In “Opas the Series,” Noona is reunited with costar Ter Chantavit Dhanasevi from the movie “Hello Stranger.” We bet you’d be surprised to learn that she has had a long career in music since 2007!
Ter Chantavit Dhanasevi
It was only in 2010 with the blockbuster romantic comedy “Hello Stranger” that Ter became a household name for his comedic acting chops! Since then, he followed up with another hit movie “ATM,” which included his “Opas the Series Season 2” costar, Ice Preechaya Pongthananikorn.
Pattie Ungsumalin Sirapatsakmetha
In the six years since her debut, Pattie has become a well-established actress with popular movies such as “Bangkok Traffic Love Story” and “Valentine Sweety,” and the breakout teen series “Hormones” under her belt. She even brought her cute charms to “The Bedside Detective.” We expect to continue seeing much more of her in the future!
Dan Worrawech Danuwong
Pattie’s boyfriend is actually a former member of the famous boy band D2B, but he has worked hard to build up his acting credibility over the years. Dan has landed starring roles in sitcom “The Bedside Detective” and movies “Bangkok Sweety” and “Valentine Sweety.”
Here’s the complete list of the new Thai sitcoms on Viki:
- True Love Next Door Season 1
- True Love Next Door Season 2
- The Bedside Detective
- Opas the Series Season 1
- Opas the Series Season 2
The great news about these sitcoms is that they’re all available worldwide (except Thailand)!
Which series are you most looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments!