What happens when Roy Mai meets Tae Bangkorn meets Sarp Poosa? That is three super classics smack together to make a cross-generation period, ghost haunting storyline. I am very impressed by what I’ve seen so far. A ghostly thriller on the story of two love that transcend two lifetimes. The love promise between Khun Luang and Ma Cheun that destined them as lovers for eternity and the obsessive love of E’Pang that is bond to haunt and split them in all lifetimes.
Buang (Loop) is another remake of its 1992 original and also a novel adaptation. Because it is a remake, there’s a lot of info that’s known, but I’ve learned not to count too much on Channel 3 remakes being close to their predecessors. Netizens are extremely happy that RTeam Rome Patchata and Rita Sririta have reunited but show dislike of the storyline, their characters, and the overshadow of Noon Sirapan as the ghost. Veteran actor Mew Chamaipon [who plays Khun Ying Onchoi] said something that struck me: Buang is beyond a happy ending lakorn, it’s a life lesson and dharma-meaningful lakorn that’s meant to educated us people today. Too deep for me I say.
Rome, Rita, and Noon express how they are scared of ghost but are all pleased with their work. The cast gave alms multiple times throughout the production. Noon’s makeup at times took three hours to perfect. A whole riverside house was semi-built for a film location. Broadcast Thai has been praised for their excellency in horror lakorns, so for this one, come with expectations.
In the past life, the first time Pra Pakdiporntapan (Rome Patchata) and Cheunclen/Ma Cheun (Rita Sririta) meet, it was love at first sight. Ma Cheun is a prestigious prim and proper woman and Khun Laung is respectful gentleman. He soon comes to ask for her hand in marriage; it’s a match made in heaven. However, E’Pang (Noon Sirapan), who is a servant at Ma Cheun’s house, has a one-sided love for Khun Luang. She is obsess with winning him surpassing Ma Cheun because she longs for her right as an illegitimate daughter. With Ma Cheun’s mother Khun Ying Onchoi (Mew Chamaipon) further mocking and punishing E’Pang for her actions, she seeks to better herself by learning voodoo dark magic. She puts a love spell on Khun Luang. He starts to go to a riverside house to see E’Pang and changes. E’Pang is able to steal him from Ma Cheun and becomes his second wife. Because Ma Cheun is soft-spoke, her mother is always inserting herself to stop E’Pang. Eventually the love between Khun Laung and Ma Chuen perseveres over E’Pang’s spell. Ma Cheun gives birth, and when Khun Luang comes out of his spell and is near death, he makes a promise that for every lifetime, he hopes to meet her forever. E’Pang is enraged and heartbroken at his death and vows that no matter where Khun Luang is reborn, she will follow him.
In the present life, Khun Luang is Samon and Ma Cheun is Rampa/Pa. They’re a loving couple with twins. He is an only son who is a talented successful man but his soft heart makes him vulnerable. When the family return to Thailand to live in Samon’s ancestral house where the body of his great-something grandma is preserved in the house. In the riverside house, E’Pang calls to Samon and he releases her and she starts to get her long-awaited revenge. The family starts to witness haunting and everyone is scared of the house and the family moves into the riverside house. Between Rampa being label crazy, ghost E’Pang makes Duangram (Mai Sukontawa) lures Samon into cheating. He changes into a different person again, and Rampa have to confront with the past to free her husband and save her children. In the end, Samon becomes a monk to repent for all the wrongdoings he did. He forgives E’Pang and the circle [to play on the title, the loop of karma] of love, hate, revenge and haunting ends.
Probably by now, you’re yelling at me somewhere along the lines of: You suck man! Where’s the heck did Pope go? How am I suppose to fit Pope and his most-anticipating playboy role among that mess up there? That’s why this paragraph is dedicated to him. You can thank me now. Glaa (Pope Thanawat) is a Nai Yok [a rank] and the close friend of Khun Luang. Along with his couple Buasawan (Esther Supreeleela) who is the younger sister of Ma Cheun (I thought Ma Chuen was an only daughter? will update this), Glaa is the one always warning E’Pang of her actions and trying to help his friend. In the present life, Glaa is Anugoon/Nu who is the
kind playboy co-worker friend of Samon. He a big flirt who sleeps around and a bad-mouther, but he falls for the awkward dharma girl Pachanee/Pat. She’s the modest, buddha preaching conservative and he’s the sexy playboy. Their boss-secretary relationship enables him take full advantage of her. Yeah, I can imagine how that unravels. Probably the single best-selling point of Buang.
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