Highlights of best thai drama

The popularity of Thai dramas is skyrocketing around the globe. I picked up my first drama two years back and now I’ve probably watched every good Thai drama that is out there.

In this post, I’ll be sharing with you my 25 most favorite Thai dramas and along with it, I’ve added 5 more great Thai Dramas as honorary mentions.

For your convenience, I’ve arranged the list in two sections and separated the Boys Love Dramas from the rest, so it’s easy for you to choose what to watch

Click here to jump to either section of the list:

The list is made in an unorderly fashion and the dramas are not ranked. Every drama has its own charm and every single one of them is watch-worthy.

Straight Dramas

1. Full House

  • Logline: Two people end up falling for each other after forced to stay in the same house together.
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Cast: Pirat Nithipaisarnsakul, Sushar Manaying, Pirat Nipitpaisalkul

This Thai Lakorn is based on a Korean drama of the same name. By some tweaks made to the scripts (comedy part I would say)and covering the loopholes(slow progression), the Thai version took over the original by far.

The show follows a story of a writer who was deceived by her sister to go on a free trip and selling of her ancestor house in her absence. On returning to Thailand she has no place to live.

Soon she finds out the new owner, Mike, a British actor. Someone she had met on her trip and shared tragic conflicts. With some twists and turns, she manages to enter the house but with a one-year marriage contract with Mike.

Realistic comedysweet glimpses of romance and amazing chemistry between the main roles are some of the reasons you might consider watching this Thai remake over the original.

Where to Watch Full House?

Watch this Thai drama on YouTube for free.

2. Hormones

  • Logline: A coming of an age story of nine Thai teenagers studying in a high school.
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Cast:  Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha, Sananthachat Thanapatpisal, Sirachuch Chienthaworn 

I am sure anyone’s who reading this has gone to a high school or is currently studying there. So you have that experience and that why you’ll relate to this Thai Lakorn who dives deep into the lives of Thai teenagers in school.

The story revolves around a group of teenagers who are studying in the same school. Each of them comes from a different background and has a different way of looking at life. This drama focuses on the issues and experiences those kids go through in high school. 

Relationships, sexuality, sex, bullying, school gang violence, family issues, and substance abuse, the drama takes on all the hot topics and present everything beautifully in a story.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 13 episodes of Hormones on Netflix. The drama has two more seasons which are also available on Netflix.

3. The Gifted

  • Logline: A classroom full of children with special abilities and a deep conspiracy building up slowly.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Cast: Korapat Kirdpan, Wachirawit Ruangwiwat, Apichaya Thongkham 

People often tag Thai Lakorn with light-hearted and cheesy romantic stories. Although it was the case in the past, at present we are seeing shows like ‘The Gifted’ coming out from this industry and it is a great thing.

The story revolves around a school called Ritdha High School that runs a special class for a select few students with special abilities.

The aim is to awaken the potential within those students, but the reason for doing this is unknown. Soon the students realize that there are conspiracies that can cause huge harm to everybody. 

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 13 episodes of The Gifted on YouTube.

4. Kiss Me

  • Logline: A romantic tale of a nerdy girl and a popular genius.
  • Year: 2017 
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Mike Angelo, Aom Sushar, Tao Sattaphong

A unique Thai Lakorn that twisted the roles of a genius boy and a dumb girl in such a way that it came out as one of the highly-rated Thai dramas. The sequel Kiss me again was also a big hit.

As I mentioned above, the story follows a dumb girl and a popular boy having an IQ of 200. For Taliw it was love at first sight. Tenten is kind and generous but it is hard to know for Taliw what he feels for her

The creators have portrayed Tenten as a realistic character having unusual human abilities. The drama is a blend of sweet romance, comedy and high school love. Highly recommended for all who are looking for a new Thai Lakorn.

Where to watch Kiss Me?

This fancy story airs on YouTube.

5. Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat

  • Logline: Kadesurang life’s changes when she’s sent back 300 year and that too in someone else’s body
  • Year: 2017 
  • Genre: History, Romance
  • Cast: Ranee Campen, Thanawat Wattanapoom, Louis Scott

A famous Thai historical drama also know by the name of Love Destiny, gained popularity all across the world owing to the fantastic screenplay, amazing costume designs, and perfect locations.

The drama has a unique theme of time travel along with the romance and political and family drama. Kadesurang is a famous archeologist who one day meets a ghost that sends her to the Ayutthaya era around 300 years ago.

To her surprise, she wakes up in Karakade‘s dead body, who is mean and selfish and for this attitude is hated by everyone.

She was promised to Date, as both their fathers were best friends. When the archaeologist woke up in her body, everyone got confused. Later on, with her cheerful personality, she is successful in winning everyone’s heart.

If you are fond of historical and political drama, then definitely this is the show for you! 

Where to watch Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat?

All episodes are available for free on Dailymotion.

6. Kleun Cheewit

  • Logline: Jeerawat accidentally hits a woman with her car resulting in her death, now that woman’s fiancee is out for revenge.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Cast: Mark Prin Suparat, Yaya Urassaya Sperbund, Louis Scott

After you watch a lot of Asian dramas, every romantic story seems to be repetitive but this was not the case with this Thai Lakorn. The plot is fresh, interesting and most importantly, believable.

Jeerawat is a popular actress and is also very kind. One day her stepfather drugged her to take advantage of her but she escapes. Under the influence of drugs, she accidentally hits a woman with her car resulting in her death. 

Sathit, the fiancee of that woman vows to take revenge from Jeerawat. But after a while, he discovers her true nature falls in love with her.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 15 episodes of Kleun Cheewit on YouTube.

7. Girl2K

  • Logline: An immortal girl who doesn’t want to live anymore gets a chance to become mortal if she finds the love of her life.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
  • Cast: Sushar Manaying, Jumpol Adulkittiporn, Pathompong Reonchaidee

Girl2K was one of the most anticipated Thai Drama of 2021. It made me laugh and kept me hooked to the screen the entire time. If you are looking for some light hearted comedy then go for Girl2K.

Momay is an immortal girl and has been living for 2000 years. Despite all her efforts of dying, she is trapped in this world.

When her fortune-teller friend tells her that she can become mortal if she finds the love of her life, Momay gets hope. But now she’s confused about who to choose as there are four great candidates.

Where to Watch Girl2K?

Watch it on Dramacool.

8. Hua Jai Sila

  • Logline: Abused by his step-family in childhood, Sila returns back years later to take revenge from those who hurt him.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Cast: Thanapob Leeluttanakajorn, Nopjira Lerkkajornnamkul, Siraphan Wattanajinda

Also known as ‘ Man of Vengence‘, this Thai Lakorn is a classic family rivalry story that is filled with twists and turns and keeps the suspense up in every episode.

Sila is the son of a rich businessman and a mistress. After his mother died he was forced to live with his father’s family.

He was abused by his stepmother when he was a child so he jumps into the river and was presumed dead. But he survives and returns as an adult to take revenge from those who hurt him.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 27 episodes of Hua Jai Sila on Dailymotion.

9. Duang Jai Nai Montra

  • Logline: The love story between a girl and a cursed immortal being.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Business, Romance
  • Cast: Tono Pakin Kumwilaisuk, Nychaa Nuttanicha, Peter Corp Dyrenal

Just like Girl2K, the main lead in this drama is an immortal, but the coincidence ends there. This story is very different from Girl2K. If you like a little fantasy in your Romance drama then give it a watch. 

Pachara was cursed to be an immortal by his lover Matira which makes him heartless. Years later when he sees a girl resembling Matira, he thinks of her as Matira’s reincarnation and starts hating her.

But is that girl really Matira’s reincarnation and can Pachara go on hating her forever?

Where to watch this Thai drama?

Watch it on Dramacool.

10. U-Prince: The crazy Artist

  • Logline: A sweet love story of a rock band singer and a geeky girl.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Cast: Kunchanuj Kengkarnka, Note Panayanggool, Amp Phurikulkrit Chusakdiskulwibul

First of all, you need to know something. U-Prince is actually a collection of stories. It has 2 seasons and both seasons have a collection of more than 5 different stories and every story has 4 or more than 4 episodes.

There are many stories that I like from this series but I am just gonna talk about one i.e. ‘The crazy Artist’.

The story revolves around Mel B, a geeky girl, and Hippy, a Rock Band singer. Mel B was dumped by her boyfriend and on the same day, she meets Hippy who likes her Beatles t-shirt.

He asks for her t-shirt but Mel B wants him to pretend to be her boyfriend for five days as an exchange for it.

Like this one, I’ll also recommend you to watch U-Prince: The Lovely Geologist, U-Prince: The Single Lawyer and U-Prince: The Badly Politics. If you like you can watch all the 12 stories from both seasons.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 4 episodes of this Thai Lakorn on KissAsian.

11. Leh Ratree

  • Logline: Kate is sold off to Sake by her father to clear off the debt that he owed to him.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Sean Jindachot,Esther Supreeleela, Keerati Mahapreukpong 

After reading the logline you might be thinking what kind of an absurd story is this. In the 21st century, these kinds of dramas can get really bad publicity but it is the sharpness of the story that makes it a must-watch drama.

The story starts with Sake who is looking for Kate’s father who stole his money and ran away. After nabbing him, he sends off his daughter to Sake to pay off his debts.

Although this relationship began with a weird start, over time both start to have feelings for each other.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 15 episodes of Leh Ratree on Dailymotion.

12. Girl From Nowhere

  • Logline: A mysterious, clever girl transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Mystery, Psychological
  • Cast: Kitty Chicha, Gap Thanavate, Pan Pajaree

Girl from Nowhere is a Thai drama that dives deep into human psychology and unravels stories deep-rooted in darkness, misdeed, greed, lust.

Every episode has a different story that makes you question humanity. The show doesn’t hold back from entering into the controversial zones. If you are looking for a dark and serious Thai drama then go for this one.

Nanno is a sinister teen girl who looks sweet and goofy on the outside but is very dangerous and manipulative.

She switches schools quite often and targets kids who have done some serious wrongdoings and tempts them to go beyond and reach their doom.

She is a sociopath who likes people falling into her traps and she doesn’t care if her victims harm her in revenge.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

Streaming on Netflix.

13. My Forever Sunshine

  • Logline: A relationship started with hate turns into something pure and beautiful.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Cast: Mark Prin, Kao Supassara, Punjan Kawin

My forever Sunshine is a Thai drama based on a very popular ‘Hate to Love’ trope. Even though this plot has been used a lot, this drama successfully places itself as unique and truly fun to watch.

But you have to be patient with it in the beginning as it gets better as the story progresses.

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Paeng is a rich spoiled girl who falls for a country boy named Artit. But an accident caused Artit to hate Paeng very much.

The two separated for four years. Paeng still has feelings for Artit but his hate for her hasn’t subsided. Paeng decides to endure it to make Artit fall for her.

Where to watch ‘My forever Sunshine’?

Available on WeTV.

14. Praomook

  • Logline: A classroom full of children with special abilities and a deep conspiracy building up slowly.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Cast: Pon Nawasch, Bua Nalinthip

Praomook is another Thai drama that uses the Love-Hate trope to progress the story. If you enjoy watching such types of shows then this drama will surely satisfy you.

Though don’t expect a super great storyline and the lead characters might frustrate you a little. 

Praomook is in love with Chalantorngot but he despises her. They are forced to marry by Chalantorngot’s parents. Praomook agrees and she decides to make Chalantorngot fall in love with her as a way to get back at him. 

Where to watch Praomook?

Watch it on WeTV. 

Boys Love Dramas

15. Until We Meet Again

  • Logline: A love story of two guys who couldn’t find happiness in their past lives gets a chance to do things right in their new life.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Romance, Fantasy
  • Cast: Natouch Siripongthon, Thitiwat Ritprasert 

Recently I wrote an article about the best Thai bl drama and this drama was positioned number one on that article. The reason is simple. This is a heart-touching story played by a talented group of artists and tries to brings out many social evils prevalent in society.

It is a romantic tale of two swans, Pharm and Dean. Both are pulled together by their past life connection with each other. Throughout their life, they have lived as if something was missing until they found each other.

Pharm and Dean’s story as Korn and Intouch meet a tragic end in their past life. Their love is inevitable therefore fate gives them another chance to find happiness this time around.

Where to watch this BL Drama?

You can watch all the episodes of ‘Until we meet again’ on Line TV for free.

16. SOTUS: The Series

  • Logline: What started off as bickering ended up in a romantic fuss.
  • Year: 2016 
  • Genre: Friendship, Romance
  • Cast: Prachaya Ruangroj, Perawat Sangpotirat, Chanagun Arpornsutinan 

An LGBTQ Romantic Thai Drama based on the novel by the same name. If you haven’t already watched any BL drama this might be a perfect one to try out.

The premise of the drama is set up in an engineering college. The seniors misuse the powers offered to them and abuse the freshers

Arthit, one of the third year seniors, is unstoppable in this mental abuse until one day a fresher, Kongpob stood up against him and thus ignited the spark of resentment between them.

In a series of conflicts and continuous encounters two of them settled off as friends but at last, ended up as lovers.

Where to watch SOTUS?

All episodes stream on Netflix.

17. I Told Sunset About You

  • Logline: Best friends turned rivals meet each other after a while and all the complex feelings get awaken.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship
  • Cast:  Putthipong “Billkin” Assaratanakul, Krit “PP” Amnuaydechkorn

A super sweet teenage love story that incorporates all the emotions of a teenager. All the insecurities, ego, innocence, rawness are beautifully presented in this Thai drama.

A masterpiece in all senses and a story that has the potential to be in your top 10.

Teh and Oh-aew were best friends but later turned into rivals. Years later they encounter each other during University entrance and the sudden reunion gives rise to complex and uncertain feelings.

Where to watch ‘I told sunset about you’?

You can watch all the episodes of this Thai drama on Dramacool.

18. A Tale of Thousand Stars

  • Logline: The heart wants what it wants. 
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Mix Sahaphap, Earth Pirapat, Aye Sarunchana

Probably one of the best Thai dramas that came out in 2021. A story so beautiful that it will make your heart melt for sure. Everything from action, direction, the cinematography is worthy of praise. I’ll highly recommend you to give this drama a try.

Tian got a heart transplant from a woman. He decides to know more about the donor. He finds out that she was a volunteer teacher and loved a guy named Phupha.

Tian gets intrigued by their love story and decides to become a volunteer teacher and meet Phupha. As the two guys get closer, Tian noticed his new heart beat quickly whenever near Phupha. 

Where to watch this Thai Lakorn?

KissAsian is streaming all the episodes.

19. Tharn Type

  • Logline: A story of two guys who are roommates but the problem is that one is homophobic and the other is openly gay.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Rom-com, Boys Love
  • Cast: Suppasit Jongcheveevat, Kanawut Traipipattanapong, Kittipat Kaewcharoen

Another popular New Thai Drama that has made its place in the list of 2021’s updates of best Thai drama is Tharntype.

It is one such show that has boosted Thailand drama’s popularity over the globe. Therefore it would not have been fair to skip such a gem from this list.

Tharn and Type are collegemates. Being polar opposites both are forced to share rooms together in the college hostel. Tharn has a cheerful personality and is open about his homosexuality.

Type, on the other hand, suffers a childhood trauma that makes him hate gays. Caught in 4 walls together, their relationship begins with hostility but with time things start to change.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 12 episodes of ‘TharnType’ on KissAsian.

20. Love By Chance

  • Logline: Pele’s life transforms when he meets his perfect match.
  • Year: 2018 
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Saint Suppapong, Perth Tanapon

While most BL drama runs almost on the same plot, Love by chance is a Thai Lakorn that brings out the complexities of being a young gay male in an orthodox society.

Pete is an intelligent, shy and silent boy. His timidness is caused by the fact that he is gay and chooses not to disclose it. His life went like this until he met Ae, a kindhearted boy of a similar age. 

The show is one of the most refreshing and purest stories in BL dramas. Don’t miss out on this one if you are a BL Drama lover.

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Where to watch Love by Chance?

Viki is the perfect place to stream it.

21. Theory of Love

  • Logline: A story of a gay boy who falls for his straight friend.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Rom-com, Boys Love
  • Cast: Phumphothingam Nawat, Jumpol Adulkittiporn, Atthaphan Phunsawat  

This drama lives by its name. It literally describes the roller coaster one goes through while falling in love. If you want to feel joy, sadness, anger, and heartaches, then my friend this drama is just the one you need.

The story centers on two young guys in their 20s. Third is a good-looking guy who is secretly in love with his best friend Khai. But the problem is Khai is a ladies’ man.

Despite all his efforts, Third can not squash his feeling for Khai. But when he finally decides to let go of everything, Khai decides to pursue Third.

Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 12 episodes of ‘Theory of Love’ on YouTube.

22. Manner of Death

  • Logline: Two men team up to solve a murder mystery.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Cast: Max Nattapol, Tul Pakorn, Great Sapol

If you are looking for a real tear-jerker then this Thai drama is what you need. And not just that, Manner of Death is class apart in its storytelling. It keeps you hooked at all times and the characters of this drama feel so close to heart that you are always rooting for them. A must-watch.  

Dr. Bunnakit did an autopsy on a women’s body and he concluded that she was murdered and that it was not a suicide. He comes under fire from very powerful people who want him to change the report.

Dr. Bunnakit does his own private investigation into the matter and he comes across a guy named Tan, who Dr. Bunnakit thinks is the culprit. But Tan denies the charge and asks Dr. Bunnakit to form a team with him and find the real answers to this mystery. 

Where to watch Manner of Death?

This Thai drama is available on WeTV for free.

23. Lovely Writer

  • Logline: A sweet story of the relationship between a writer and an actor.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Up Poompat, Kao Noppakao, Chap Suppacheep

Lovely Writer is a very popular Thai BL drama from the year 2021 that became a sensation. The show brought a different kind of freshness to the BL romance genre that people appreciated.

The drama doesn’t hold back in showing intimate and controversial scenes, which makes it a treat to watch.

Gene is a popular writer. His new Boys Love book is a huge success and is being turned into a drama. On the set of the drama, he meets Nubsib, an actor auditioning for the lead role.

Nubsib acts polite but is a wolf in reality and deceives Gene, thus beginning a new chapter in the writer’s life. 

Where to watch Lovely Writer?

Find it on WeTV.

24. Fish Upon the Sky

  • Logline: Pi wants to crush Mark to get closer to his crush but fate has decided different plans for him.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Phuwin Tangsakyuen, Pont Naravit, Jan Ployshompoo

Based on a ‘lovers to enemies trope”, Fish Upon the sky is a banger of a Thai drama that you should give a shot at watching.

The story is nothing uniques that we haven’t already watched in a BL drama but the execution is commendable. The screenplay and cute actors make this Thai Lakron a sweet and lovely experience.

Pi is an average Health Science student who isn’t confident about his looks but dreams of proposing Nah, the hottest student in the school. His dreams of proposing Nah are shattered when he meets Mark, his love rival.

Pi tries hard to defeat Mark in every activity to impress Nah but he fails. Though in this process Pi starts to develop feelings for Mark, making things more complicated.

Where to watch this Thai Drama?

All the episodes are streaming free on YouTube.

25. 2Moon

  • Logline: Wayo will do anything to win the heart of his crush.
  • Year: 2017 
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Bas Suradej, God Itthipat, Copter Panuwat, Kim Varodom

Based on a Thai novel series Moon Courting Moon by Chiffon cake this LGBT Thai Lakoran has been summarised in 2 series with 24 episodes in total.

Wayo Panitchayasawad (Yo) admits to a university in the hope to impress his high school crush, Phana Kongthanin who is a senior in the same university.

Wayo and Phana’s initial meeting starts with chaos. But Wayo didn’t lose hope and is helped by his best friend Ming in his mission to win Phana’s heart. 

A similar storyline to SOTUS, a simplified one I would say. Don’t expect too much from this light romantic drama as it is more inclined to sweetness then seriousness.

Where to watch 2 Moon?

Watch this BL drama on YouTube.

Honorary Mentions:

26. Together With Me

  • Logline: What happens when two childhood friends reunite in college only to make things complicated after a drunken night of sex.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Life
  • Cast: Max Nattapol, Tul Pakorn, Aim Satida, Maengmum
Where to watch Together With Me?

Watch it on Netflix.

27. The Prince Who Turns into a Frog

  • Logline: A shrewd businessman turns into a soft heart person when he loses his memory.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Business, Romance
  • Cast: Vill Wannarot, Son Yuke, Kade Tharakade
Where to watch this Thai drama?

Watch it on Dailymotion.

28. The Crown Princess

  • Logline: The life of a newly coronated foreign Princess is threated so she’s sent to Thailand for her protection.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Cast: Nadech Kugimiya, Sara Legge, Yaya Urassaya Sperbund 
Where to watch this Thai drama?

You can watch all the 12 episodes of The Crown Princess on Dailymotion.

29. Dark blue kiss

  • Logline: A accidental kiss ignites the flames of love in the heart of two close friends.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Tawan Vihokratana, Thitipoom Techaapaikhun
Where to watch this Thai Drama?

You can find ‘Dark Blue Kiss’ on KissAsian.

30. 2gether

  • Logline: Two people decide to get into a pretend relationship but later start growing feelings for each other.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Metawin “Win” Opas-iamkajorn, Vachirawit “Bright” Chiva-aree.
Where to watch this BL Drama?

Watch every episode of 2gether on Netflix.