The premise of “Bandai Dok Ruk (Stairs to love)” is rather silly, the main female character “Kachao” played by ‘Min’ Pechaya Wattanamontree is preconditioned by her mother Juangjit to aim high and marry a rich man because her husband Chitchai (Kachao’s father) left her for a wealthy woman who owns a fruit market. Kachao’s mother is a bitter woman and a drunk, who has trained her only daughter to care about one thing, to find a rich man, then marry him in order to raise their family’s status above that of Chitchai’s new rich wife Jay Pintong. You can say nang’ek’s mother has an inferiority complex towards her ex-husband’s new wife. When her husband left her, she turned to alcohol for solace and started training her daughter to aim ‘high’ for a rich husband. Kachao supports this goal too because she hates her stepmother Jay Pintong passionately for flaunting her wealth and for taunting her mother by bringing her father around. Her goal in life is to get rich by marrying a rich husband because she knows with her talents it is hopeless to get rich by finding a job and working hard for herself.
Kachao’s ‘target’ is Tian (Om Akapan), a good looking guy from a wealthy family. His family lives in Bangkok and owns an Orchid flower farm. Tian is a good guy, a man who likes to have fun, and he is somewhat of a player. In the summary, his character is described a guy who changes women as often as he changes his underwear. Well, that’s not good. Nonetheless, Tian is Kachao’s target.
Tian has an uptight businessman brother named Thup. The brothers don’t get along, Tian resents Thup for the pride of their parents and for being awesome at everything. Thup is kinda annoyed with Tian’s care-free style, Tian cares more about having fun than work. When Kachao comes along to trap Tian, Thup becomes her obstacle because between Tian and him, he is just smarter.
As he uses himself as a physical barrier between Tian and Kachao, Thup starts to fall for this silly woman whose only dream is to marry a rich man and she falls for him too. Lets face it, between a sincere responsibility man and a silly man-child, who would you choose?
“Bandai Dok Ruk (Stairs to love)” is airing this Wednesday February 8, 2011 on Ch7.
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