Bie Sukrit Wisedkaew as Pathavee
View Wannarot Sontichai as Anusorn & Ood/Anucha
Fang Pitchaya Srithep as Janejira
Toey Jarinporn Joonkiat as Patcha
Oh Anuchit Sapunpohng as Thanh
Pei Panward Hemanee as Jitree
New Chaiyapol Pupart as Sithisak
Ann Alicha Laisattruklai as Pavina
Kitthi Chiawongsakul as Voice of Hungtu
Running Time: 28 episodes, 50 min.
Release Date: May 10, 2010 to Jun 24, 2010
Dok Ruk Rim Tang is a story about a young woman named Anusorn whose father suddenly died. Upon returning home, Anusorn found that her father’s new wife has sold the house and left her with Hungtu, the dog as her only piece of inheritance. Anusorn became suspicious that something was not quite right. She tried to find out the truth and almost got killed in the process.
As for Pathavee, a young photographer who constantly argued with Nuanjan (his mother) and Pavina (his older sister) about Janjira, a sexy actress and a younger sister of Jitree. Nuanjan and Pavina believed that Janejira only wanted Pathavee’s money. As a result, they tried matchmaking Pathatvee with Patcha, one of their friends’ daughter.
Pathavee bought the house from Jitree. Anusorn disguised herself as a boy named Ood in order to go back to her old house to look for the truth inside the house. She became Pathavee’s assistant. Anusorn asked Thanh (her trusted friend) to help with her disguise.
Pathavee and Ood became very close. Vee started to have feelings for Ood. Vee became so depressed about his feelings towards that he even went to consult with a Psychologist. Janjira kept on nagging Vee about their marriage. Vee agreed to marry Janejira against his mother and sister’s wish. Ood who also developed feelings for Vee, felt very bad about Vee’s up coming marriage. Ooth decided to pack up her belongings and leave the mansion. Vee caught Ood trying to take one of the painting from Vee’s office. Ood lied to Vee and said Anusorn sent her to look for the will. Vee believed Ood and agreed to help look for the will..
Combine a talking dog and a gender bender drama done right, you have a winning combination! Let’s just say I was riveted! You remember all of the times you are watching a drama and you are yelling at the television/laptop or however you watch your dramas? Well guess what, every thought, every thing you’d yell, my new found friend, Hungtu would be saying it! I swear, I have never laughed so much as I read what the dog was saying. OMG! HILARIOUS! His thoughts were my thoughts! When I wanted to call the evil woman a bitch, Hungto was there to say it for you! Every single time!! It was like “He read my mind!!” I loved this drama! I literally couldn’t stop watching it!
The scenes with the dogs are what carry the drama during what you would expect to be the filler moments! There were no filler moments for that reason. I was never bored! There was the scenes with the klepto dog; you’d have to see them to know what I am talking about, but I wanted to adopt the dog! It was just amazingly funny!
The second romance between Ood’s friend, Thanh and Patcha was too cute! It was instant love between the two, a nice change for once. Thanh was definitely a loyal friend to Ood/Anuck. He protected her while she was in hiding and helped her at every turn! He was a true blue friend until the end. Patcha was constantly playing “super sleuth”. She knew there were secrets but just couldn’t put 2+2 together but she was smart, I loved her character.
Talk about two seriously twisted and psycho people! Sak and Jitree were two of the worse human beings you could see in a drama! They killed without remorse. Sak wouldn’t waste time before pulling out a gun AND using it! He didn’t care who it was. Jail was too good for this couple. By the end of the drama, I wanted them both to meet their demise in the most horrible of ways!
Although annoying, with her constant screeching, nagging, and possessiveness, Janejira was a breath of fresh air compared to her older sister Jitree. I’ve seen worse second lead female, she was like a gnat that I just kept swatting at until they went away.
So why did I feel this was a better done gender bender? Because for once the main lead figured out the girl posing as a guy was a girl! When I think about all of the ones I’d seen before, the lead may figure it out but not where he hides that he knows from the girl to get his “own revenge” for all his torturous thoughts of being gay! But like all gender bender, Vee comes to grip with his “gayness” until he figures out he isn’t. Talk about chemistry? These two had it in spades! I enjoyed their on-screen interactions tremendously! And I have to figure out whether Bie is the Thai Peter Ho or Joo Won; depending on the scene, he reminds you of both.
Overall, there is no question that I truly enjoyed this drama from beginning to end. Complaints? A few because there were times when Hungtu could have easily overpowered little bitty Jitree so I don’t know why they made him so weak at times. At the end, it was fun watching both sister go “cuckoo for cocoa puffs” Still, it was worth my time and definitely a keeper. Will I watch again? No doubt. Sure with most of the older Thai dramas available on the web, the video isn’t best all of the time but if you overlook that, it is fun! Fun! Fun!
MDL Rating: 9, simply for the talking dogs!