Thai drama list & Daily Updates (2022)

Most exciting new Thai dramas to watch in 2022

Thai drama, commonly referred to as lakorns, is a popular genre of fiction on Thai television. In Thai it is called "ละครโทรทัศน์" ("lakhon thorathat"; lit. television drama) or "ละคร" (lakhon or lakorn). Most Thai dramas are adaptations of existing novels.

Thai dramas are becoming more and more popular abroad.

A series usually lasts about three months and airs 2-3 episodes a week. Primetime dramas are typically two hours long, with commercials included, while regular lacons are typically one hour or half an hour long. For international broadcasts, the running time is about 45 minutes per episode. The channel usually airs three dramas at a time at different times, each featuring a different storyline.

The most common time zones are Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday, and Friday-Sunday. They are usually aired during prime time on Thai television channels from 20:30. After the 2014 Thailand coup, Rakhon was briefly suspended or delayed on Friday night due to the simultaneity of the Thai Prime Minister's government-requested weekly address. The weekly speech ends between 20:50 and 21:00, after which the lakorns resume broadcasting. The July 2019 weekly speech was halted shortly before the formation of a new cabinet following the 2019 general election in Thailand. Featured dramas are usually aired right after the news to get more views, while smaller productions and short dramas air between 17:00 and 18:00. Occasionally, if a show is popular enough, it will be rebroadcast a few years after it first aired, usually in the afternoon.

The largest broadcasters are Channel 3, Channel 5, Channel 7 and to a lesser extent Channel 9. Unlike other Asian countries, Thai actors and actresses often contract directly rather than contracting with third-party entertainment companies. broadcaster. As such, the channel also seeks to attract viewers through casting and competing for the most popular celebrities to sign.

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