This is an old post, but I decided to update it as I want to look at specific tropes/genres and what lakorns fall in those categories. I will be making more posts on lakorn genre/tropes as I find the topic interesting and hopefully it can help you find more to watch! 

There are a lot of lakorns about married couples, and it's a favorite trope of mine. Full House (Thai version) is based off of a kdrama and features a celebrity and aspiring writer who enter a contract marriage for various reasons, but ends up falling in love.

Jao Sao Jum Yorm

Contract marriages is just one of the many different tropes regarding marriages in lakorns. There's also arranged marriages, fake marriages, marriages of convenience (Jao Sao Jum Yorm) and so on. Read on to find out more.

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For a look at more genres/tropes, look out our other pages: Genres, Specific Tropes


- The parents/guardians/relatives have arranged the marriage.

Awayjee See Chompoo, Badarn Jai, Dum Khum, Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Game Sanaeha (2018)?, Jao Sao Chang Yon, Kuan Kamathep/Cupid Gang, Majurat See Nam Pueng, Mia Taeng, Namthaa Kammathep, Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised, Princess Hours Thai, Raeng Pradtanah, Roy Marn, Ruk Nai Marn Mek, Samee, Tam Hua Jai Pai Sood Lah, Wanida, Wiwa Wa Woon

Roy Leh Sanae Rai

                                           Best of the Best                                                                                          Marriage dramas we recommend.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, Fah Jarod Sai, Game Rai Game Rak, Gol Ruk Game Payabaht/Game of Vengeance, Jao Sao Jum Yorm, Kaew Tah Pee, Khun Chai Puttipat, King Gor Rah Kah Gor Raeng, Khun Chai Rachanon, Manee Yard Fah, Majurat See Nam Pueng, Mia Taeng, Oum Ruk, Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Pin Anong, Rahut Rissaya, Raeng Pradtanah, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Marn, Samee (2013), Samee (2000), Sud Sai Paan, Tang Parn Kamathep/Cupid Pathway, Wanida, Wong Wian Hai Jai/Love Rotation, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You're My Destiny

Jao Sao Chang Yon

                                                        Bride for Money                                                            - literally, the bride (or groom) marries to pay off debts or for other money issues. Also, marrying for inheritance.

Dung Sawan Sarb (2015), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Ka Khong Khon, Mere Jum Pen/The Necessary Wife, Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised, Roy Leh Sanae Rai, Roy Leh Sanae Rai 2015Samee (2013), Samee (2000), The Bought Husband ~ Samee Ngern Phon, Wanida

Dum Khum

City and Country Folk Marriages          
People from very different backgrounds marry, and this difference creates problems in their marriage.

Dum Khum, Keuy Bann Nok, Khun Chai Rachanon, Majurat See Nam Pueng, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You're My Destiny

Tur Keu Prom Likit/You're My Destiny

               Contract Marriages            
- marriages that are meant to last only for a while, these often involve contracts.

Full House (Thai version), Game Sanaeha (2018), Jao Sao Chang Yon, Jao Sao Rim Tang/Bride for Money, Ka Khong Khon, Likit Ruk, Paragit Ruk Series: Yeut Fah Ha Pigat Ruk, Rahut Rissaya, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You're My Destiny

Plerng Boon

- These are marriages that aren't just troubled, but are headed for divorce. WARNING: Lots of these have cheating in them.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, Mia 2018, Mia Mai Chai Mia/Not My Wife, Peak Marn/Satan's Wings, Plerng Boon, Ton Ruk Rim Rua/Love Started at the Fence? 

Soda Gub Chayen

The couple pretends to marry or pretends to be in love in a 
Fake marriage/engagement
Dao Kiao Duen, Jao Sao Jum Yorm, Ka Neung Ha, Kao Tom Mud Love Story, Khun Mae Suam Roy, Khun Samee Karmalor Tee Rak?, Mam Gaem Daeng?, Mia Mai Chai Mia/Not My Wife?, Paen Rai Long Tai Wa Rak, Sapai Tornado, Soda Gub Chayen, Tang Parn Kamathep/Cupid Pathway?, Wong Wian Hai Jai/Love Rotation?

Oum Ruk

For the Kids
 - Our hero/heroine marries for sake of kids/pregnancy. 
Oum Ruk, Tur Keu Prom Likit/You're My Destiny
Piang Jai Tee Pookpan

Marrying for Love
 - These lakorns have couples who get married for love, but find out that love doesn't  solve all the troubles they face in their married life.

365 Wun Haeng Rak, Baan Sai Thong?Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat, Game Rai Game Rak, Peak Marn/Satan's Wings, Piang Jai Tee Pookpan/Bonded Hearts, Ruen Mai See Beige, Samee Tetra (2000), Samee Tetra (2014), Sao Noi 2012, Sud Sai Paan

Game of Vengeance

Revenge Marriage
Spoiler!!! One (or both) of the people involved marries the other for revenge. 

Gol Ruk Game Payabaht/Game of Vengeance, Jai Luang/Lying Heart, Jaosao Prissana, Khun Mae Suam Roy, Rahut Rissaya, Roy Marn

Marriage of Convenience - One or both of them don't want to marry, but they must because of debt or other issues.

Literally every lakorn except the ones under the 'Married for Love' category falls into this category.

Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife

He married the wrong bride? These husbands all end up getting married to someone other then they thought they were going to marry.

Padiwaradda/Beloved Wife, Jaosao Prissana, Khun Mae Suam Roy, Majurat See Nam Pueng, Roy Marn, Sud Sai Paan

This is by no means a complete or completely accurate list.
Sources: Asianfuse wiki, as credited
2/02/2015  10/14/2018



  1. i guess i've watched 90% of the arranged marriage dramas stated above LOL.. this genre was what attracted me to watch thai LAKORNS thumbs up.. lately im into Mafia themed lakorns =)

    1. Any recommendations in Mafia theme? I watched dessert girl.. waiting fro cubic, liked musketeer series especially mafia one (-:

  2. I added this category to the specific trope page, but most people like the romance in Mafia Tee Ruk. Also coming up this year, a whole new series of 5 lakorns involving the mafia called Mafia Luerd Mongkorn.

  3. I like the way you summed these up. It even gives me a few ideas of what to watch next. I think I have watched 80% of these, but some are worth a repeat. Thank you.

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