Mia Jum Pen (2020) or The Necessary Wife would have caught my eye anyway because of its marriage genre, my fav. But the recent stills that really showcases the chemistry of the lead couple elevated this on my Plan to Watch list. This is a Channel 3 lakorn and there’s no word yet on when it will come out.
Synopsis from 2001 lakorn: Tawan is an orphan who lives a Cinderella life with her aunt and cousin Yardfah. She was treated like a servant and did whatever she was told to do. Her cousin’s dad and Tomorn’s dad arranged a marriage between her cousin Yardfah and Tomorn when they were kids. Years pass by, her aunt’s status changed but Tomorn’s dad wants to keep his promise to give his son away.
Tomorn hates the idea but agrees to meet Yardfah before making his decision. He ends up falling in love at first sight but it was with Tawan instead. When Tawan’s aunt found out, she made Tawan pretend to be her daughter because she wanted his money.(Source: mydramalist.com)
Mia Jum Pen (2020) is a remake of a lakorn that’s been filmed at least 3 times before, with the most recent version in 2001. It stars Mai Warit (Rak Rai) and Pie Rinrada, who is mostly a supporting actress, so this could be a breakthrough role for her.
The 2001 version of Mia Jum Pen was billed as a slap n’kiss including rape. I haven’t seen it, but you can watch it with English subs. The 2020 version seems more light hearted, and hopefully they’ve made changes to make it improve it, not just copy it.