ร่ายริษยา Rai Risaya

7 February 2015, TV = 1075.7 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1069 hours, total class time = 2007 hours

Scene from early on in ร่ายริษยา (rai risaya), as the story — along with the protagonists’ romance —  is just getting started; a scene I had wanted to come back to because it’s got a lot of vocab that flies right over my head:

ร่ายริษยา (rai risaya) is a fun little Thai TV channel 3 lakorn from 2007 which starts off as an island resort romance, morphs into the story of a young couple who are the subject of multiple machinations designed to tear them apart, and then becomes a tale of attempted murder and revenge. A lot of the pleasure for me in watching this lakorn was in seeing the plot spin off in new, unexpected directions, and watching the transformations of the characters; by the time rai risaya comes to an end, the story — and some of the characters — have moved quite far from their beginnings.

It’s the kind of lakorn that though I’d probably never rewatch it, I enjoyed immensely.

Note that there are some problems with the (currently) only available copy on youtube: some of it’s missing (probably roughly an hour’s worth), while another segment (again, about an hour long) has been muted out; nonetheless it remains a very watchable, enjoyable story.

Here’s the playlist.

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12 thoughts on “ร่ายริษยา Rai Risaya

    1. adamf2011 Post author

      Well, although I didn’t actually see the notice to the effect that no animals had been harmed in the production, I had assumed that that was the case. 🙂

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      1. adamf2011 Post author

        That’s a really interesting article. When you were in Greece, did you ever run into the concept of the future being behind you, and the past in front? — similar to what the article describes as the Malagasy concept of time. “Backing into the future” describes the concept, and is also the title of a book that, I believe, contains an essay about it.

        And yes, time and space in Thailand can sometimes be challenging for my linear (?) Westerm sensibilities; I’ve on occasion had problems when asking where something is or when an event is going to start… It’s like someone (a Westerner) once noted over a half century ago, “In the evening
        Everything has a schedule, if you can find out what it is.” 🙂

      2. Things That Never Made It Into Print...

        Hahahaha. I like that quote. “…if you can find out what it is.” The key, of course, to the solution. I didn’t come across that sensibility when I was in Greece, but it makes sense to me, but only in a conceptual framework – i.e., The past is always reflected in the future – or I would say, “the present.” And the future began in the past – Which is different from what you’re saying, I think. I wanna read that article though. Sounds fascinating! And the idea intrigues me.

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