Nangfah Gub Mafia (airdate:12/02/11). The Angel and the Mafia. Interesting title. And moreover, it has everything slapped into it. Romance. Comedy. Drama. Action. The whole package. I haven’t watched a Channel 7 lakorn since Kha Khong Khun…just maybe I’ll watch this one. But even more interesting than the title, the storyline, and the high ratings speculation is [drum roll please]…that Nangfah Gub Mafia stars Pancake and Weir. Ah, now I’m not sure whether which is more attractive, the actual lakorn or the Weir-Pan drama.
Nang Fah Gub Mafia stars “Weir’ Sukollawat Kanarot as Ram and “Pancake” Khemanit Jamikorn as Maekala with second couple ”Nam” Rapeepat Eakpankul & ”Jieb” Chompoonuch Piyatumchai and “Tle” Tawan Jarujinda, “Kie” Rattakorn Satirboot (MTT 2009), and Ying Ploypapas Thananchaiyakarn (MTT 2007). This is what Lyn got for us:
This lakorn is an action comedy about an undercover cop in the mob and a meddling air-hostess. Weir about his character: “The praek is from a rich family, but he has complex. He doesn’t like his stepmother, he thinks she killed his younger twin brother. In the story, I have a twin brother. He moves out, but luckily there is a guy looking out for him and he becomes a cop. He is assigned an undercover job in a mafia gang. Then he meets the nang’ek who is an air hostess. She’s has a g0-go personality, she causes havoc with all his assignments.”
Pancake described her character as reckless and always causing problems for her pra’ek, Weir’s character will find her annoying, but apparently they are forced into marriage by his stepmother. “We do have to marry,” said Pancake. “We have to get marry because of a promise. The person who raised me was his stepmother, it’s like I have to repay her kindness.” Oh. To see Lyn’s Post: Seeing Pancake and Weir together is so ODD
This is what I’ve got to add. First an overview: Weir is rich but he runs away from home because he doesn’t like this step-mom who he believes killed his twin brother. He enters the police academy and comes out top to be assigned as an undercover cop to spy on the mafia. Okay…typical. So why is Pancake an air-hostess? Because Weir is going to rob the airplane where she’s the air hostess. That looks like a good first meeting or the action-pack opening to the lakorn. Pra’ek hijacks the plane that nang’ek air host. They get started on the wrong foot, and then flash, we get the past run through of how pra’ek went undercover…then that brings us to the present. Just saying; that would hook me.
Other interesting bits. Weir and Pancake will be singing the OST. Her song is titled “Rai Mah…Ruk Pbai” which I translate to the feel of “You Come Bad…But I Love On”. Sorry, no duet though. I’m most anticipating their July trip to film in Korea. So excited to see how that unravels. A visit the one tower place where you lock locks. A kiss among the rows of trees. Dressing up in hanboks. Ahhhhhhhhh!!! But again the drama; I can’t forget to add the drama. South Korea was one of the places Weir-Pan traveled to while were ‘not really dating but dating’ each other. Oh, the sweet sweet memories. Pics on the film trip at DL with Pancake and Weir Reveals They Can Still Work Together…Even in Korea!.
To make this post longer and more juicy, and since I did such a kick-ass job with the blast from the past post on Kade-Noon, let’s move to the highlight of the post with the real drama behind the scene with our just as famous or perhaps even more so koo kwan Weir-Pan. Big Boss Khun Dang has always been the savvy [cruel and a bias player on favoritism too in my book] business woman known to feed on fame contagion. Weir-Pan was drew into NFGM two months after their high-profile breakup. Not only will people tune in to see if the exs can really ‘get along’, but the media will be hungry to know how all this will affect Pae-Pan. Very clever. High ratings or not, the media will be buzzing.
I am a Weir-sympathizer. Early on even before Pancake was rumored to be nang’ek, my Weir left a board message asking his fans to stop attacking Pancake. Even if it is Pancake, it’s about being professional and separating work from personal matter. Weir added that likewise, Pancake’s fans might feel the same of not wanting her to pair up with him. He tells his fans to please stop and try to have an open mind and that fans from both parties are prohibited on set. Then our worst fear came true. And for whatever twisted reason, NFGM, as their 5th lakorn together, involves a marriage. Talk about human cruelty. Weir fans, Pan fans, Weir-Pan fans, and Pae-Pan fans are raging war. Sorry, Weir…I’m not that open-minded. Imagine the awkwardness and scandal with:
Pae on set to see Pan doing this…
Pae getting jealous of their onscreen display of affection…
The close proximity of Weir-Pan rekindling their fresh wound…
Weir trying to get Pan back or something ridiculous…
This, this, this, that, and all these juiciness around and on the bed… o.O
Godninja: I guess the Weir-Pan-Pae drama is like this but with one chick.
As compiled from reading threads at AF and Spicy
UPDATE 12/08/11: Epi 1-3 summary by godninja:
Ram (Weir) is an American Interpol? CIA? agent. He refuses to return to Thailand because he doesn’t want to confront his past. Ram believes that his step mother drove his twin brother to suicide. The truth is that after his father’s death and under the suggestion of Ram’s uncle, the step mother ordered Ram and his twin to stop their career of interest to study business to take over his father. Ram only sees her cold control which drove Ram’s twin to commit suicide. But as the only Thai agent, he is forced to take on the mission to infiltrate the Thai Mafia organization. Ram’s follow the Mafia underlings to Korean on Maekala’s (Pancake) first air hostess flight. Mae is a hindrance to Ram’s attempt to sneak in a pen listening device on the Mafias and she mistakes him as a pervert and ends up picking up the pen. Ram stalks her all over Korean until he finally steals it back. He also saves one of the Mafia underlings and strikes up a friendship to pave his way into the organization. Caught up with Mae again, Ram lies to her of having multiple serious illnesses to escape to warn the Mafias of the Korean Interpol listening in and ready to raid. He succeeds and the Mafias were able to escape. Mae is left in the dust and taken in as a suspect of drug trafficking which caused the airline to laid her off.
Mae is a good deed doer angel (Nangfah) for she cannot deny other people’s requests for help or distress. She saves a woman to find out that she is the benefactor that had supported Mae through her education. Mae strikes up a mother-daughter relationship and the woman asks Mae to help her find her missing son—Ram. In Bangkok, via the Mafia underling friend he made, Ram makes his way into the organization. Mae and the step mother finds Ram, but he denies all and have them kick out. Mae is determined to drag Ram out and causes a commotion. She meets and lies to Taewada? Taewan? (Nam) who she didn’t know is actually the son of the Mafia Boss that she is Ram’s wife. Tae kicks Ram out and Ram is angry that Mae is complicating his mission and tries to ditch her but she always gets out. Via the Mafia’s daughter Teresa, Ram wins his way back in the organization. He realizes the blockage Mae poses on his mission and agrees to meet his step mother, but at the scene, he is knocked out with some chloroform spray by his Uncle and is unconsciously dragged back home to be tied to the bed post. We start to see the Uncle’s evil true colors are showing. Seems like he wants the company to himself and there’s more to Ram’s twin’s death. This brings us to date.