Drama Matchup: Marriage Lakorns part 3

Our last part in this drama matchup is one of the best matches I’ve made, scout’s honor! Let’s just call this a royal match! Switched brides, arranged marriage, young love. But there is actually a very clear message that the drama is trying to convey. Curious? Read on!

2006 Korean drama Goong or Princess Hours, holds a special place in my heart. I loved the story about a young couple in an arranged marriage who fall in love with each other. If you want to watch a lakorn with the same premise, Roy Marn (2011) is the closest to it (er, outside of the Thailand version of Goong, Princess Hours which I’m trying to forget ever happened🤣.). No royalty in Roy Marn, but they do have interfering exes and lots of sweet moments together.

Roy Marn (2011). Boy Pakorn and Margie Rasri work surprisingly well together as a couple here. And like Goong, there are some boring parts here related to the family’s history. Both Goong and Roy Marn really make a point about how the past affects the future, and that the choices that people made years ago can come back to haunt them. I didn’t find them boring, but some might not care for all the flashbacks.

In both dramas, there are references to a love in the past that directly affects the characters in the present time. Also in both dramas? The male love interest has had a love relationship with another girl and that relationship comes back to haunt him in the present. Watch Roy Marn streaming here.

Roy Marn (2011) synopsis: A lakorn involving a forced marriage that wasn’t meant to be. Bee’s cousin should have married Mark but the day before the wedding, her cousin was kidnapped by a guy who had loved her for years. He kidnapped her, assaulted her, got her pregnant, and thus everything changed. The young and bratty Bee had to take the place of her cousin because it was a marriage to erase a debt. Her uncle owed money to Mark and his father. Since he can’t use his daughter, he’ll use his niece instead.

Source: mydramalist

What are your drama matches?

Credits: mydramalist.com, asianfuse.net, asianfuse.wiki

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