Remakes of Thai Soaps are faster and more violent than originals
A couple of new Thai soap operas are remakes of old favorites, but there are some significant changes, writes Sirinya Wattanasukchai: “If you are not a hard core soap fan, you may think that what’s going to be shown on prime time tonight on local free TV will be just repetitions of what you saw five or 10 years go.
But take a closer look: Some things have changed while others have remained the same. Many viewers praise the latest remakes with their younger cast, more contemporary context and costumes, faster-paced scripts, better production and new directors. Others complain about the increasing brutality and violence that has almost become a formula for modern TV drama series.”
More at The Bangkok Post.