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12 Best Romance Thai Dramas to Watch This Season

After Korean dramas and Chinese dramas shot to popularity, it is now the turn of Thai dramas to bask in the spotlight. These Asian dramas shot and developed in Thailand are famously known as Lakorns. They are known for their cheesy feel-good element and uncomplicated storylines. However, one of the major themes in most of these Thai dramas is romance. In this article, we have brought to you a detailed list of the 12 Best Thai dramas: Romance streaming on different platforms.

Read on!

Man of Vengeance/ Hua Jai Sila (2019)

  • Creator: Mi Thanawat Panyarin
  • Cast: Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Ferny Nopjira Lerkkajornnamk
  • IMDb: 8.5
  • Streaming on: WeTV, meWATCH

Plot:

Watch this if you are a romance, revenge, and family drama fan.

This Thai drama is about a boy living with his father’s family and stepmother after his actual mother dies. He is mistreated by the evil family members, who are presumed dead after a violent altercation. But years later, the main lead, Sila, returns to take revenge on his stepmother and her family. There is also an element of a budding romance with his childhood friend Mingta.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Fans on the popular site of MyDramaList have given this one a re-watch value of 10 on 10. The lead character has done commendable acting, and the opening score is enjoyable. However, Thai Lakorn fans describe it as “a hot mess in the best possible way.”

Gifted (2018)

  • Creator:
  • Cast: Korapat Kirdpan, Wachirawit Ruangwiwat
  • IMDb: 8.3
  • Streaming on: Netflix

Plot:

Watch it if you like adventure and romance among high school students.

Adapted from a novel of the same name, this is one of the Thai dramas which enjoy a cult following among Thai teenagers. It revolves around a gifted program held in Ritdha high school where a special class is given to a set of students with unique potential. But something seems to be amiss as the school authorities scurry to hide a dangerous secret.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

This tv series has a globalized fan following after it got a place on Netflix. People have praised the unique story as well as the chemistry among the characters.

Girl from nowhere (2018)

  • Creator: Pokpong Pairach Khumwan
  • Cast: Kitty Chicha, Tris Ren
  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Streaming on: Dramacool, Netflix

Plot:

Watch it if you want elements of psychological mystery in your romance drama.

The main lead actress portrays a smart and mysterious girl Nanno, the new school kid. She punishes the wrongdoers in her whacky way. She has heartfelt moments with TK, for whom she harbors feelings in her heart.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Fans had expected a Mean Girls sort of drama but ended up getting something more compelling. The different shades of the character played by the leading actress exude talent. The smooth transitions between the happy-go-lucky and cheerful new girl to the avenge-full and sinister dark woman who will have justice at any cost is a roller coaster ride to watch.

My Forever Sunshine (2020)

  • Creator: Chudapa Chantakett
  • Cast: Mark Prin Suparat, Kao Supassara Thanachart
  • IMDb: 8.5
  • Streaming on: WeTV

Plot:

Watch it if you like a passionate love-hate love story.

This Thai drama revolves around a couple who, in the beginning, start hating each other from the moment they meet but, with the passing of time, couldn’t help but fall in love with each other. The man is arrogant and possessive even though the woman is the first to fall in love!

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Fans of the actors, as well as the show, have called it one of the best Thai lakorn, and not without good reason. The audience gets that the bickering couple is a perfect match for each other, even though they don’t comprehend it till later! The casting is on point, and the chemistry is slightly toxic yet sweet.

The Crown Princess (2018)

  • Creator: Aew Ampaiporn Jitmaingong
  • Cast: Cindy Siringya Bishop, Urassaya Sperbund
  • IMDb: 8.1
  • Streaming on: Dramacool

Plot:

Watch it if you like a royal romance drama.

After getting crowned, Princess Alice has to go into hiding in Thailand after a series of threats on her life surfaces. Here she meets a strong and handsome Navy man, and it is love at first sight. However, of course, they don’t acknowledge it!

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

All the reviews have unanimously praised the crackling chemistry between the leads and their acting. The backgrounds, especially the waterfalls and mountains, are picturesque in this Thai drama.

The New Cook/ Mae Krua Kon Mai (2007)

  • Creator: Prapaisri Srinatom
  • Cast: Nattaraht Maurice Legrand, Pat Napapa Thantrakul
  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Streaming on: Dramacool, WeTV

Plot:

Watch this Thai drama if you love romance peppered with comedy and drama.

This Thai lakorn aired during the first decade of the 21st century and was very popular with the people of Thailand at that time. The story revolves around a girl engaged in a contract marriage with a guy she knows nothing about. To know more about her future husband, she disguises herself as a cook and gets employed by the family.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

The reaction of the fans was lukewarm at the beginning, but as the episodes progressed, the audience fell in love with the characters.

Game of Love/ Game Sanaeha (2018)

  • Creator: Chudappa Chantakett
  • Cast: James Jirayu, Taew Natapohn
  • IMDb: 8.1
  • Streaming on: Netflix

Plot:

This Thai tv series got inspiration from the novel Buang Sanaeha. It is about a broken family, a rich girl with family issues, and a very nice man who falls in love with her. Watch to find out if they will give in to their feelings.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Fans reviewed this show as one of the best Thai dramas with amazing casting. However, the dark angst portrayed in this Thai drama gets shadowed by the romance.

  1. The Unwilling Bride (2018)
  • Creator: Thanaphol Phangdee
  • Cast: Mik Thongraya, Pooklook Fonthip
  • IMDb: 7.9
  • Streaming on: WeTV

Plot:

This drama is also called When I Marry A Stranger or Servitude Bride. There were two weddings, in one of which the bride ran away, and in another, the groom stood up the bride. So when these two left-behind people meet in a drunken state on a beach, sparks fly.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Fans loved this one despite the predictable plot of Thai lakorn. The reason is the sweet chemistry between the leads in this love story.

Once Upon a Time in My Heart (2016)

  • Creator: Tawan Jarujinda
  • Cast: Mik Thongraya, Pim Pimprapa
  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Streaming on: Draamacool

Plot:

You will love this if you are a fan of Thai dramas with a very aggressive lead.

A trip to Japan goes wrong when a girl falls in love with a very dangerous gangster there. But it seems they are meant for their love destiny. Then crops up a love triangle when the cheating ex-boyfriend returns to acclaim his love.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Oh My Boss (2021)

  • Creator: Golf Sakon Wongsinwiset
  • Cast: Mook Worranit, Luke Ishikawa
  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Streaming on: Netflix, Line TV

Plot:

After getting a job, the woman goes out to celebrate in a bar. There she meets a man with whom she has amazing chemistry. They sleep together only to find out the next day that man is her new boss! Now the mystery remains whether he remembers her or not.

Watch this Thai drama if you like a cutesy whirlwind romance.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

My Husband in Law (2020)

  • Creator: Aew Aampaiporn Jitmaingong
  • Cast: Mark Prin Suparat, Mew Nittha
  • IMDb: 8.3
  • Streaming on: Netflix, meWATCH

Plot:

This Thai drama is a slow burn where the girl nurses a year-long crush on the guy who only sees her as an object to taunt. He is a player, but circumstances make him marry the girl. Will the boy change his ways, and will the girl ever get her love reciprocated?

Watch this Thai lakorn to find out what happens if you like the genre of unrequited love!

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

U-Prince Series (2016-2017)

  • Creator: Chatkaew Susiwa
  • Cast: Puttichai Kasetsin, Esther Supreeleela
  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Streaming on: meWATCH

Plot:

Watch this twelve-part series inspired by the novels of Jamsai if you love elements of drama in your rom-com!

This one is not your average Thai lakorn but an anthology of stories going on for two seasons. Each season consists of around four to five stories, with four episodes of each story. The most favorite and romantic one is ‘The Crazy Artist’, a love story about a geek girl and a rock star.

Fans’ reactions and reviews:

Recommendation by fans!

There are different types of fans of romance. Some love the idea of childhood sweet-hearts getting together, and some are thrilled by the trope of enemies-to-lovers and strangers-to-spouses. In this list, you will find all of these and romance in different settings like high school, fantasy worlds, science fiction, etc. So take your pick of Thai lakorn and settle in for a binge-watching session!

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