Even though K-dramas and Chinese dramas have hogged most of the spotlight of Asian dramas, Thai dramas are slowly and steadily increasing in popularity. Thai dramas are called Lakorns and they have garnered fame and are mostly popular due to their emotional yet uncomplicated storylines.
These are the types of binge materials that let you rest your brain and unwind in front of the screen after a tiring day. In addition, the romance and drama quotient will surely cheer up your mood. Read on to learn about the most popular Thai dramas that are currently trending and are absolute fan favorites.
12 Most Popular Thai Dramas:
12. Lies and Love
- Cast: Wiraporn Jiravechsoontornkool, Il-Woo Jung
- IMDb: 8.9
Lies and Love Plot:
The head of the PR department in the entertainment industry comes across a newly famous celebrity. There are a few clashes in the beginning, but then they start falling for each other. Along with romance, this Thai drama also deals with familial issues like an abandoned father, childhood trauma, etc.
Lies and Love Fanbase:
The show’s smart, arrogant, and rich male lead had enamored the fans since the beginning. The handsome character is shown to be Korean in this series, which is quite uncommon in Thai dramas. This has earned a brownie point for the k-drama fans!
11. The War of Flowers
- Cast: Metinee Kingpayome, Sonia Couling
- IMDb: 9.2
The War of Flowers Trailer:
The War of Flowers Plot:
This is currently reigning as one of the trending Thai dramas, as fans love the revenge element in the show. The wronged mistress of the man returns after years for justice. But the enmity passes down to the next generations, making it even more interesting to watch.
The War of Flowers Fanbase:
The fans love the complicated family drama as well as the interesting characters.
#KristPerawat #สงครามดอกไม้ #เกลียดเธอไม่ลงMV @kristtps
THE WAR OF FLOWER OST
[Chinese Thai subtitle]
"I can't hate you" KRIST PERAWAT
A romantic song ,classical beauty
Krist never stops working on the of music 💕❤️. https://t.co/qJg5YVTuUc pic.twitter.com/8HswUFnWrt
— Sophia (@Sophias42069642) February 15, 2022
10. The Eclipse
- Cast: Kanaphan Puitrakul
- IMDb: 9.3
The Eclipse Trailer:
The Eclipse Plot:
This Thai drama belongs to the BL (Boys Love) category and is a current favorite. In a high school, two rival boys fall in love with each other. The show revolves around them trying to fight their feelings but, in the end, succumbing to the desires of their hearts.
The Eclipse Fanbase:
Since BL has shot to popularity with the teenage demographic, this show is a hit. Mainly teen girls are fans of the two handsome leads.
9. Game of Vengeance
- Cast: Rattapoom Tokongsup, Amy Klingpratoom
- IMDb: 9.2
Game of Vengeance Preview:
Game of Vengeance Plot:
There are two rival families in business, and they are linked in ways more than their enmity. Both the men fall in love with each other’s sisters, and drama ensues. But it soon turns out they have a common enemy, and the mystery deepens.
Game of Vengeance Fanbase:
There is action, there is drama, and there is good old romance. Also, this Thai drama has all the ingredients to satisfy the demographics of all the audience, and it does. If social media is any indicator, this is one of those Thai dramas which has made it to the best Thai dramas list of every Asian drama fan!
8. The Love Proposal
- Cast: Tre Porapat Srikajorn, Ferny Nopjira
- IMDb: 9.2
The Love Proposal Plot:
This is a story that mainly revolves around a love triangle. The girl is torn between love and duty. While she is promised marriage to one brother, her heart is captured by the other brother.
The Love Proposal Fanbase:
This Thai drama is also popularly known as Wayla Kammathep; this show has regularly made it to the list of the top 6 highest-rated primetime dramas in Thailand when it first aired.
Win’s song TPMBY appears in a thai lakron “the love proposal”
— 𝐾 🐰 (@mlkxmtw) April 29, 2022
7. Endless Love
- Cast: Thanat Loekhunnasombat, Violette, Wautier
- IMDb: 9.2
Endless Love Trailer:
Endless Love Plot:
A young boy and girl fall in love despite their social statuses. But before their marriage, a dark family secret comes out. Instead of dealing with it, the boy runs away, only resurfacing years later. The girl decides to save their love story instead of moving on.
Endless Love Fanbase:
This romance Thai drama was a hit with the fans due to the female lead’s dedication to her love. The audience rooted for the young couple as the main characters had amazing chemistry with each other.
6. Not Me
- Cast: Jumpol Adulkittiporn, Atthaphan Phunsawat, Kanaphan Puitrakul
- IMDb: 9.0
Not Me Trailer:
Not Me Plot:
This BL Thai lakorn is a fan favorite with thriller buffs. There are elements of crime and action in it. There is a pair of twins as the lead characters, one of whom is attacked and is in a coma. The other one disguises himself as his twin to find out the mystery assailant.
Not Me Fanbase:
This Thai drama is a big hit with Thai teenagers due to its unique storyline and action genre.
- Cast: Sushar Manaying, Jumpol Adulkittiporn
- IMDb: 9.0
This Thai comedy-drama features an immortal girl from nowhere who has attempted to take her own life several times. She is ageless and forever youthful. However, she is tired after living for 2000 years and wants to die.
A prophecy says she can only age and die if she finds true love in a year. And that ensues a comedy of errors and whirlwind romance.
Aimed mainly at the female audience, the fans of this show are mainly lovers of the sci-fi and fantasy genre.
4. The Crown Princess
- Cast: Cindy Siringya Bishop, Urassaya Sperbund
- IMDb: 8.1
The Crown Princess Preview:
The Crown Princess Plot:
The crown princess Alice of a small kingdom has to go into hiding after her life is threatened. She’s sent to Thailand, where a handsome Navy seal is entrusted with her protection. Despite coming from different walks of life, the unlikely pair falls in love.
The Crown Princess Fanbase:
This royal rom com became one of the best Thai dramas. Its popularity led to talks of even a Malaysian remake.
The first Thai TV-show I ever watched was with Urassaya and Nadech called The Crown Princess ✨
Amazing acting, actors, chemistry and story. I recommend it to everyone.🔥 @netflix what are you waiting for?😎
— Lejlic 🥜| fan account ⚡️ (@lemonlejlic) May 25, 2021
3. Hua Jai Sila
- Cast: Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Ferny Nopjira Lerkkajornnamkul
- IMDb: 8.5
Hua Jai Sila Preview:
Hua Jai Sila Plot:
This trending Thai drama is about a boy named Tor, whom his father’s family mistreats. His mother also dies. One day after getting assaulted by his stepfamily, he is presumed to be dead.
Sila returns as a rich man with revenge plans on those who had driven him out and wronged him. In the process, he meets his childhood best friend Mingta, who recognizes him at first sight, but Sila denies it to carry out his plans.
Hua Jai Sila Fanbase:
This drama showcases one of the most complicated relationships and is a family drama and rom com all in one. It has garnered fame as Man of Vengeance across the world.
2. The Gifted
- Cast: Korapat Kirdpan, Wachirawit Ruangwiwat
- IMDb: 8.3
The Gifted Trailer:
The Gifted Plot:
This Thai drama revolves around the Ritdha high school, which boasts of a gifted program where only a handful of students are selected for a special class.
One day, the main character gets selected for the special program at Ritdha high school. However, the newly admitted students feel something is amiss with the whole thing and are set on solving the mystery.
The Gifted Fanbase:
The fanbase consists of mainly Thai teenagers loving superheroes.
1. Kleun Cheewit
- Cast: Mark Prin Suparat, Urassaya Sperbund
- IMDb: 9.0
Kleun Cheewit Trailer:
Kleun Cheewit Plot:
Another one of the best Thai dramas, this one features a smart and talented woman who works hard and is a beautiful model. She tries to escape from the clutches of her evil and lustful stepfather, only to fall into more trouble.
Kleun Cheewit Fanbase:
Lakorn lovers worldwide watch this popular Thai drama and are crazy about the lead actress and her acting skills.
Watch all of these on lakorn streaming websites like Dramacool, KissAsian, GMMTV, and Viki. English subtitles are available in all of these. So, take your pick and start the binge sesh!