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We join the hysteria over Thailand's favourite melodramas

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Lakorn, popular Thai TV soap operas, are a national pastime enjoyed by many. Even if you're not a fan, you won't be able to escape them with your friends confessing their love for phra ek (male lead) on Facebook daily, or the recapping of last night's episode at lunch. There's no denying that lakorn are an unshakable part of contemporary Thai culture. Since you can't avoid them, we here at Guru have come up with some lakorn-inspired games that all can enjoy. We have also dug up some unbelievable facts and drama that surround the cultural staple. 

Thai soap operas usually have a happy ending in which the phra ek and nang ek (female lead) get together and live happily ever after despite the nang itcha or nang rai (bad girl who does anything to bag the phra ek) stirring up trouble and getting what she deserves in the end. If you're a lakorn fan, you know your lakorn cliches by heart. If you're not a fan, you've probably made fun of these cliches before. Put these abilities to good use by spoting unique characteristics of Thai lakorn to gain the satisfaction of winning in our very own bingo game.

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