There has been two articles from Thairath newspaper describing Noon Woranuch and “Aum” Patcharapa Chaichuea’s lakorn “Kulap Neua Mek (Roses Above the cloud)” as a bad influence on kids and inappropriate for society. Advocate against the lakorn say it promotes sex, violence, and inappropriate behavior–they disapprove of Aum and Noon’s body hugging clothes and short skirts and the constant verbal and physical fighting from Aum and Noon over one guy.
It’s a big debate right now generating hundreds of comments from the public at Kapook.com where the article has been re-posted.
Both articles here and here in Thai. One article is about local market merchants discussing how the lakorn “Roses above the cloud” is bad for their children and how they are seeing big behavioral changes in their kids after watching the lakorn. Apparently some of the kids are imitating what they see. The other article is about how this lakorn is dangerous for kids.
It’s just a lakorn. However, I wouldn’t mind them cutting back on the bitch slapping between Aum and Noon, usually I don’t mind, but it’s just way too much. As one person mentioned in the comment section (comment #476), “in the lakorn, they have to slap each other every 5 minutes over a guy (the person used “husband”), it’s just sex and violence throughout the whole story. To watch it, it terrifies the mind.” As for the clothes, it is pretty skimpy. Again, normally I don’t mind, but as their characters in the lakorn are career women who own a magazine company, they could at least wear a business suit once in awhile or skirts that fall below the knee. I actually want to be more crude, but I’ll keep my opinions to myself. “Kulap Neua Mek (Roses Above the cloud)” is not bad or good, it’s just a lakorn. It just seems like Ch7 is always in trouble with the public. Kom Faek was too violent. Mia Luang is bad for society and promotes extramarital affairs. Shrugs. I don’t watch lakorns to gain any life lessons, I watch lakorns for pure enjoyment. I do see merits in their concerns; however, I do think they are overacting.
It was mentioned in the comment section that Thai lakorns is going down in the dumpster where as Korean dramas, which don’t have crazy bitch slaps are rising in popularity, and all of Thailand loves Korean dramas. Oh great, the big debate wages on, is Korean dramas better than Thai lakorns?
I’ll translate the full article and comments when I get back. Or not.