SPECIFIC TROPES PAGE


This is a look at more in-depth tropes such as birth secrets, cross dressing, cooking, twins, and so on.

What is a trope? Well, a trope is just a common plot device you'll see in a lot of movies, books, tv shows, etc. Sometimes tropes can be cliches when they're way overused, birth secrets such as "I'm your father." (From The Empire Strikes Back movie).

The first part of genre/trope page listed more general categories and tropes such as comedy, slap n'kiss and so on and can be found here. More info on marriage lakorns is here.

Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak (Fake Relationship)

King Kaew Kar Fark (Birth Secret)

Lakorns in red means it still needs subbing. A  question mark (?) means it may or may not fit that category.

Where can you find these lakorns? Check out our 'Incomplete' lakorn list for ones still being subbed, and 'Completed' lakorn list for completely English subbed lakorns.

New categories added 4/18/2014 - The Amazons -Strong women, and Spoiled Brats

Categories List:
The Amazons (Strong Women) New!
Bad Women
Birth Secrets (see 'Switched at Birth' category)
Celebrities
Cinderella stories (see 'Fairy tales and more' category)
Coming of Age
Cooking
Crossdressing
Disguises/Pretending
Fake Relationships
Farmers and City Folk
Golddiggers
Group of Friends Find Love
Island Romance
Kdrama Type
Mafia
Marriage
Past Life/Reincarnation
Poor Guy/Rich Girl
Recommended
Regular Folk with Regular Jobs
Royalty
Scam Artists
Spoiled Brats
Switched at Birth/Switch Bodies/Lost Heir/Twins
Time Travel
Tragic/Less then HEA (Happily Ever After)

WARNING: It's very possible this post might contain spoilers, so keep that in mind.
Oum Ruk

The Amazons (Strong Women) - These women are most of the following: independent, confident, smart, take charge, plot and plan and they protect their loved ones.

365 Days of Love (by end), Dum Khum, Dung Duang Haruthai (1996?), Fai Chon Saeng?, Gol Ruk Game Payabaht, Jaosao Prissana?, Khing Gor Rah Kah Gor Raeng?, Khu Kam/Koo Gum 2013, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, Oum Ruk, Rahut Rissaya, Ruk Tong Oom, Samee (2000), Sao Noi (2012-by the end), Taddao Bussaya 

 
Artit Ching Duang, Kularb Satan

Bad Women - It seems like every lakorn is comprised of bad women, but these women are some of the baddest! And by bad I mean bad as in not good. CL reference there.

Artit Ching Duang, Kularb Satan, Reun Sawn Ruk?

Birth Secrets - (see 'Switched at Birth') category

Full House (Thai version)

Celebrities - Movie stars, models, singers, actor/actresses, the main character(s) of this lakorn have stardom and fame, but at what price?

Full House (Thai version),  Game Loon RakJai Rao, Khun Chai Ronapee, Koom Nan Kruan ~ Nang Kruan VillageKwarm Lub Kuang Superstar,  Madame Dun, Nang Rai Sai LubNang Rai Tee Rak,  Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma, Rak Lamoon Loon Lamai, Rak Nee Hua Jai Rao Jong, Sai Roong, Sao Noi (2012), Sood Sanae Ha, Suay Rerd Cherd Sod/I’m Hot, Perfect, and Single?, Wannueng Jaa Pben Superstar ~ I Wanna Be a Superstar


Cinderella (Cin)/Romeo and Juliet (RJ) - see 'fairy tales' category - two common stories, lots of lakorns have a basic Cinderella story - poor girl meets, marries rich dude, but these have other Cinderella story elements - evil stepmom, stepsisters etc. Romeo and Juliet - Families who hate each other, their kids fall in love.

Awajee See Chompoo

Coming of Age While there's romance, the focus is on the main character as we watch them grow up.

Awajee See Chompoo, Grean House the Series Season 1, Kiss Me (Thai version of It Started With a Kiss), Love Starts at the Fresh Market/Ruk Kerd Nai Talad Sod?, Massaya


Mae Ka Khanom Wan,  Sood Sanae Ha

Cooking - Mae Ka Khanom Wan, Ruk Sorn Rode, Sood Sanae Ha, Suay Rerd Cherd Sod/I’m Hot, Perfect, and Single?

 
 Taddao Bussaya

Crossdressing - Like kdramas You're Beautiful or Coffee Prince, jdrama Hana Kimi, these dramas have girls dressing as boys, and even a man dressing as a woman (Khun Mae Jum Laeng).

Coffee Prince (Thai Version), Dok Ruk Rim Tang, Khun Mae Jum Laeng / Mommy Impersonator, Khun Chai Tharathorn, Mae Ka Khanom Wan, Ngao Kammathep, Sao Noi (2012 - not lead character), Sompong Nong Somchai, Taddao Bussaya

 Dum Kum

Disguises/Pretense So here we have our heroes/heroines disguising themselves or pretending to be someone else for most of the drama. Also check out the 'crossdressing' category.

Ab Ruk Online ~ Secret Love Online, Borisud Bumbut Kaen, Bpom Ruk Roy Adeed, Dum Kum,  Fun Fueng ~ Daydreaming, Khun Mae Jum Laeng, Leh Roy Ruk, Liem Petch Karat, Mam Gaem Daeng, Mon Ruk Kao Dtom Mud/Kao Tom Mud Love Story, Mook Liam Petch, Nang Fah Gub Mafia (kinda), Ngao Jai ~ Shadow of the Heart, Panyachon Kon Krua, Ruk Pathiharn, Jaosao Prissana, Jao Sao Salatan ~ Monsoon Bride, Lom Sorn Ruk, , Mere Jum Pen/The Necessary Wife, Nang Rai Summer ~ Villain of the Summer, Prao ~ Proud, Rak Lamoon Loon Lamai, Sao Chai Hi-Tech, Sao Noi (2012), Song Pradtana?, Song Rao Nirundon, Tan Chai Nai Sai Mok, Tard Rak, Tawan Duead, Theppabut Maya Thepthida Jumlang


Duang Jai Akkanee

Fairy Tales and more classic stories - most lakorns could be said to have a Cinderella (Cin) story, but these ones really fit the story.   Also includes classic stories like Romeo and Juliet (RJ)- Families who hate each other, their kids fall in love, starcrossed lovers.

Cinderella Tong Tao Tae?, Duang Jai Akkanee (RJ), Mon Ruk Kao Dtom Mud/Kao Tom Mud Love Story (RJ), Khu Kam/Koo Gum (RJ), Mere Jum Pen/The Necessary Wife (Cin), Roy Marn (RJ), Sao Noi (2012) (The Little Mermaid)


Duang Taa Nai Duang Jai,  Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak

Fake Relationships - See 'Disguises/Pretense' too. Although they're not in a real relationship, couples pretend to be girlfriend/boyfriend or have fake engagements/marriages.

Dao Kiao Duen, Duang Taa Nai Duang Jai, Jao Sao Rim Tang, Ka Neung Ha, Kao Tom Mud Love Story, Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak, Leh Roy Ruk, Look Nee Tee Rak, Mam Gaem Daeng?, Ruk Tong Oom, Sapai Tornado, Soda Gub Chayen, Tang Parn Kamathep/Cupid Pathway?, Wong Wian Hai Jai/Love Rotation?

Ruk Leh Saneh Luang

Farmers and City Folk - Dao RueangDum Khum, Jaew Jai Rai Kub Khunchai Thewada, Keuy Bann Nok, Kularb Rai Kong Nai Tawan, Majurat See Nam Pueng, Nang Rai Summer ~ Villain of the Summer, Num Baan Rai Gub Wanjai Hi-So, Pan Rai Phai Ruk, Phoo Yai Lee Gab Nang Ma, Ruk Leh Saneh Luang, Rak Ork Akard, Sapai Look Tung, Tarm Rak Keun Jai ~ Pursue Love Back to the Heart

Bow See Chompoo

Gold-diggers - Heroines in this category are gold-diggers and proud of it - until they fall in love at least.

Bundai Dok Ruk, Bow See Chompoo


 
Tae Jai Rak Nak Wang Pan

Group of Friends Find Love If you like dramas with lots of couples, these are for you.

(3 Musketeers Series -  Maya Tawan,  Mon Jan Tra,  Fah Krajang Dao), 3 Num Neua Thong / Sam Num Neua Thang, Kuan Kaan Tong Gub Gang Por Pla Lai, Ruk Tong Oom,Tae Jai Rak Nak Wang Pan, Ubat Ruk Kaam Kaub Fah 1 and 2, Whanjai kub nai Jomying, Yoothakarn Hak Khan Tong

Manee Yard Fah

Island Romance Some are born there, others are running away from danger, but they all end up on islands and find romance there.

Bu Nga Na Fon ~ Rainy Season's Potpourri, Fai Ruk Plerng Kaen/Fire Loves a Vengeful Flame?, Game Rai Game Rak, Jam Loey Rak/Defendant of Love, Mafia Luerd Mungkorn Series - Suer, Manee Yard Fah, Rak Nee Hua Jai Rao Jong, Sao Noi 2012, Tang Parn Kamathep/Cupid Pathway


Autumn Destiny

Kdrama Type - These are lakorns based off kdramas, are set in Korea, or have Korean actors/actresses.

Autumn Destiny, Autumn in My Heart (Thai version), Coffee Prince (Thai version), Full House (Thai version), Kiss Me (Thai version of It Started With a Kiss)



Mafia - Cubic, Mafia Tee Ruk, Mae Ka Khanom Wan, Nang Fah Gub Mafia (kinda), Mafia Luerd Mongkorn series, Rising Sun series - Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan and 
Roy Fun Tawan Deud, Yok Luerd Mongkorn (pretends to be one) 

King Gor Rah Kah Gor Raeng

Marriage - Arranged marriages, contract marriages, want to know what lakorns fit these and more categories? Check out this post on marriages here.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, Awayjee See Chompoo, Badarn Jai, Baan Sai Thong,
Dum Khum, Fah Jarod Sai, Full House (Thai version), Game Rai Game Rak, Gol Ruk Game Payabaht/Game of Vengeance, Kaew Tah Pee, Ka Khong Khon, Kao Tom Mud Love Story, Keuy Bann Nok, Khun Chai Puttipat, King Gor Rah Kah Gor Raeng, Kuan Kamathep/Cupid Gang, Jao Sao Ban Rai, Jaosao Prissana, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Khun Chai Rachanon?, Khu Kam/Koo Gum (2013), Kom Rak Kom Saneha, Mongkut Saeng Jun, Manee Yard Fah, Raeng Pradtanah, Mafia Luerd Mungkorn Series - Singha, Raed, Maya See Mook, Mere Jum Pen/The Necessary Wife, Mia Mai Chai Mia/Not My Wife, Mia Taeng, Neung Nai Suang, Oum Ruk, Peak Marn/Satan's Wings, Pin Anong, Piang Jai Tee Pookpan/Bonded Hearts, Raak Boon 2, Rahut Rissaya, Raeng Pradtanah, Roy Lae Sanae Luang, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Marn, Ruen Mai See Beige, Ruk Nai Marn Mek, Samee (2013), Samee (2000), Samee Tetra (2000), Samee Tee Tra (2014), Sao Noi 2012,  Sapai Glai Peun Tiang, Sapai Jao ~ Royal Daughter-In-Law, Sapai Look Toong, Seu Rak Chak Yai Olawon, Sud Sai Paan, Tam Hua Jai Pai Sood Lah, Tang Parn Kamathep/Cupid Pathway?, The Bought Husband ~ Samee Ngern Phon, Ton Ruk Rim Rua/Love Started at the Fence?, Wanida, Wiwa Wa Woon, Wong Wian Hai Jai/Love Rotation?


Roy Mai, Tae Pang Korn

Past Life/Reincarnation - Buang, Koom Nan Kruan ~ Nang Kruan Village, Roy Mai, Song Hua Jai Nee Puer Tur ~Two Spirits' Love, Sroy Saeng Jan, Tae Pang Korn, Waen Sawaat

Num Baan Rai Gub Wanjai Hi-So

Poor Guy, Rich Girl - Buang Rai Pye Ruk, Chuen Cheewa Navy, Cinderella Tong Tao Tae?, Keuy Bann Nok, Khun Nu Chantana?, Khun SeukKularb Rai Kong Nai Tawan, Leave the last light at horizon?, Nang Rai Tee Rak,  Num Baan Rai Gub Wanjai Hi-So?, Phope Rak ~ Two Worlds of Love,  Prao ~ Proud, Ruk Ok Rit ~ Jinxed Love?, Sood Sanae Ha, Suay Rerd Cherd Sod/I’m Hot, Perfect, and Single, Suparburoot Look Poochai?, Wanida

Sawan Biang

Recommended - These are recommendations by the staff of this site. * indicates it was picked by more then one staff member. For more info, see #10 on our faq.

365 Wan Hang Ruk, 4 Huajai Haeng Khun Khao series, Badarn Jai, Bo See Chompoo, Dao Kiao Duen, Duang Jai Akkanee, Fah Jarod Rai, Fai Luang, *Game Rai Game Rak, *Jam Loey Rak/Defendant of Love, Khing Gor Rah Kah Gor Raeng, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, Lhong Ngao Jan, Likit Kammathep, Mam Gaem Daeng, Manee Yard Fah, Marjurat See Nampueng, Mia Taeng, Neung Nai Saung, Ngao Asoke,  Oum Ruk, Panyachon kon krua, Pin Anong, Pornprom Aon-la-waeng, Prissana, Proong Nee Gor Ruk Ter, Rahut Rissaya, Raeng Pradtanah, *Roy Leh Sanae Rai, *Roy Marn, Samee, Samee (2013), **Sawan Biang,  Sawan Saang, Sud Sai Paan, Suparburoot Jutathep series, *Taddao Bussaya, *Wanida, Wong Wian Hai Jai/Love Rotation

 
Ruen Mai See Beige, Tokka Dai Hua Jai Ploy Jone

Regular Folk with Regular Jobs - 12 Rasee, Ab Ruk Online ~ Secret Love OnlineKa BadinKhu Kam/Koo Gum (2013), Love Starts at the Fresh Market, Massaya, Phope Rak ~ Two Worlds of Love, Ruen Mai See Beige, Ruk Ok Rit ~ Jinxed Love, Ruk Tong Oom, Tokka Dai Hua Jai Ploy Jone, Wanalee?, Yok Luerd Mungkorn

Tan Chai Nai Sai Mok

Royalty - Chaleuy Suk,  Dung Duang Haruthai, Fah Jarod Sai, Khun Chai Rachanon, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, Leave the Last Light at the HorizonLuerd Kattiya, Mongkut Saeng Jun, Manee Yard Fah, Silamanee, Tam Hua Jai Pai Sood Lah, Tan Chai Nai Sai Mok, Tard Rak, Thara Himalai, Wan Nee Tee Ror Khoi

Bpom Ruk Roy Ardeed

Scam Artists - Bow See Chompoo, Bpom Ruk Roy Ardeed, Buang Hong, Cinderella Tong Tao Tae?, Leh Roy Ruk, Sadud Ruk, Wiwa Wa Woon

Kularb Rai Kong Nai Tawan

Spoiled Brats - you know the type, rich and spoiled, but by the end of the show, they've learned their lesson, fallen in love and became a better person.

Buang Rai Pye Ruk, Chuen Cheewa Navy, Dao Lhong Fah/The Lost Star, Keuy Bann Nok?, Khun Nu Chantana?, Kularb Rai Glai Ruk, Kularb Rai Kong Nai Tawan, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, Leh Nangfah ~ Angel Magic, Num Baan Rai Gub Wanjai Hi-So?, Phope Rak ~ Two Worlds of Love, Prao ~ Proud, Raeng Pradtanah, Ruk Sukrit, Sawan Biang, Sood Sanae Ha, Song Naree, Suay Rerd Cherd Sod/I’m Hot, Perfect, and Single, Tai Ngao Jan

  Rang Ngao (2001), Sud Sai Paan 

Switched at Birth/Switch Bodies/Lost Heir/Twins -Autumn in My Heart (Thai versionBpom Ruk Roy Adeed, Bundai Dok Ruk, Dok Soke (lost heir), Fai Chon Saeng, Jao Sao Salatan ~ Monsoon Bride (twins), Kaew Lom Phet, King Kaew Kar Fark, Klin Kaew Klang Jai, Kularb Rai Narm?, La Ruk Sut Kop Fah, Luerd Hong, Mia Mai Chai Mia/Not My Wife (switch bodies), Nang Rai Summer ~ Villain of the Summer (twins),  Ngao Jai ~ Shadow of the Heart, Ngao Kammathep, Ngao Ruk Luang Jai, Pan Rak Pan Rai  (lost heir), Plerng Torranong/Lofty Fire (lost heir), Pornprom Aon-la-waeng (switched bodies), Rak Leh Saneh Luang (close to twins), Rang Ngao (2001) (twins)Rang Ngao (2012) (twins), Song Naree (twins), Sud Sai Paan (twins), Tae Pang Korn, Tard Rak?, Tawan Tor Saeng

 
365 Wun Haeng Rak


Time Travel - 365 Wun Haeng Rak, Buang Banjathorn, Jark Fun Su Nirandon,
Karm Waela Haruk/The Time Traveler, Sroy Saeng Jan?, Tawee Pope (1994)Tawee Pope (2011), Tang Pang Korn, Tawipob

Fai Chon Saeng

Tragic/Less Than HEA - This lakorn ends with the death(s) of one or more main characters, or it's not quite a Happily Ever After (HEA) ending.

Artit Ching Duang, Autumn in My Heart (Thai version), Bang Rajan, Dok SokeFai Chon Saeng, Fai Ruk Plerng Kaen/Fire Loves a Vengeful Flame, Jai Rao,  Khu Kam/Koo Gum (2013)Kularb Satan, Leave the Last Light at the Horizon, Luerd Kattiya?, Rak Nakara, Reun Sawn Ruk?, Sai See Plerng, Song Rao Nirundun

Other possible tropes: Kids, Hate you, Accidentally Pregnant, Bodyguards, Cops, Doctors, Sequels, Cold businessman, male lead falls first, best friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, bromance
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This is by no means a complete or completely accurate list.
Sources: Asianfuse wiki, as credited
2/03/2015

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6 Comments:

  1. thank you .... really a helful list
    anyway i will keep myself away from Tragic/Less Than HEA I hate this kind of Drama

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  2. Very nice list.. Now I can easily find what i want to watch

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  3. Song Rao Nirundon should be added to the tragic list whenever you update this

    spoiler below ................................................
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    (spoiler alert - both leads die)

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  4. another lakorn to add to the tragic list - buang banjathorn aka the enchanted bed.

    spoilers -

    you find out at the end that the leads died many years before

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  5. thanks for the recommended lakorn..i really like majurat see nampueng and sawan biang...can u suggest to me a lakorn that the hero is a bad guy and going to be mean like what ken theeradeth had did (other new hero) in sawan biang or majurat see nam pueng...PLEASEE,,,,
    TQVM..

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