To all the Thai drama lovers who are always waiting for new and fresh content to drop, this post is just for you.

Over the past few years, Thai dramas have seen a surge in popularity and the quality of dramas has also risen a lot. The year 2021 has given us many great Thai Lakorns and many greats are yet to come.

So in this post, I’ll be sharing with you the list of 11 Best New and Upcoming Thai dramas of 2021. Hope you find something good to watch from here.

New and Ongoing Thai Dramas 2021

1. Girl2K | สาวออฟฟิศ 2000 ปี

  • 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.
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
  • Cast: Sushar Manaying, Jumpol Adulkittiporn, Pathompong Reonchaidee

Girl2K was one of the most anticipated Thai Drama of 2021 and I was really excited about it. And now that I have watched it, I can gladly say that I am satisfied with the show. It made me laugh and kept me hooked to the screen the entire time. Highly recommend.

Summary

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.

2. A Tale of Thousand Stars | นิทานพันดาว

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

I’ll go as far as saying this that it is one of the best dramas in making. At the time of writing this post, this ongoing Thai drama is halfway through and it has garnered popularity beyond belief. I don’t know at what time you’re reading this post, just go and watch it.

Summary

Tian undergoes a heart transplant and decides to know more about the donor. He then finds out that the donor was a woman who 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 get closer, Tian noticed his new heartbeats quickly whenever near Phupha. 

3. Duang Jai Nai Montra | ดวงใจในมนตรา

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

Looks like 2021 is the year of immortal beings. Another new Thai drama where the main lead is an immortal, but the coincidence ends there. This story is very different from what is mentioned above. If you like a little fantasy in your Romance drama then give it a watch. 

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Summary

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?

4. Lovely Writer | นับสิบจะจูบ

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

Lovely write is another drama that is currently generating a lot of hype and is on the top of rating charts. If you are a fan of Boys Love dramas and comedy then I’ll recommend you to watch it.

Summary

Gene is a popular writer whose 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. 

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5. The Prince Who Turns into a Frog | รักวุ่นวายเจ้าชายกบ

  • Logline: A shrewd businessman turns into a soft heart person when he loses his memory.
  • Genre: Business, Romance
  • Cast: Vill Wannarot, Son Yuke, Kade Tharakade

To be honest, I have mixed feelings for this new Thai drama. It’s one of those dramas that just don’t live up to their full potential and make you feel a little disappointed. But despite that, I am sure you’ll enjoy it most of the time and is a good one-time watch.

Summary

Lookpat and the fellow people of Chuen Chiva depend upon resort business for survival. The business is down and on top of that, a shrewd businessman named Kin wants to take over that area.

But an accident causes Kin to lose his memory. Lookpat makes him believe that they are lovers to save the town.

6. The Cupid Coach | โค้ชลับสลับรัก

  • Logline: A sweet love story of a couple being coached by Cupid itself.
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Tee Khunakorn, Peace Nutchanon, Seua Pongphisut 

2021 has been the year of many great dramas but sadly I count this among one of those. It is definitely a good one-time watch but has some problems too.

Since most of the actors in this new Thai drama are fresh, the acting is less refined and the production quality is also lacking. But if you enjoy BL dramas and like giving chances to new actors then give it a try.

Summary

Latte is a young footballer suffering from a knee injury. He meets Phudit who starts helping him recover from the injury and both get close to each other. Out of nowhere a handsome cupid comes to help them and the drama begins.

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Upcoming Thai Dramas 2021

7. Between Us | เชือกป่าน

  • Logline: The story of Win and Team from Until We Meet Again.
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Boun Noppanut, Prem Warut, Fluke Natouch
a still from an upcoming thai lakron called "Between Us"

We often see parallel stories in Thailand dramas that are left uncounted. Between Us is one such effort to bring a parallel story of Win and Team from Until We Meet Again into the highlight. Add this to your binge list today and order a pack of tissues cause tragic breakups have always been a part of Thai Dramas. 

Summary

With just 30 minutes of appearance in Until We Meet Again, Win and Team‘s love chemistry impressed me the most out of all parallel stories. 

“Between Us” explores this chemistry and goes deep into how Win and Team meet through a swim club and eventually got into a relationship. 

Team’s childhood trauma holds him back from moving ahead in life while Win is too desperate to be loved. Both share an upsetting story which they are able to overcome by mutually supporting each other.

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8. KinnPorsche | รักโคตรร้ายสุดท้ายโคตรรัก

  • Logline: Kinn and Porsche are two opposing personalities who accidentally crossed paths only to get hooked forever.
  • Genre: Action, Romance
  • Cast: Mile Phakphum, Apo Nattawin, Build Jalapan

Softcore love romance is a cliché in Thai Drama. I don’t remember any good Thai Lakron that showed a story that didn’t support a soft & innocent-looking love story. KinnPorsche breaks these conventions and brings hardcore judo action to a bl romance.

Summary

Kinn belongs to a Mafia family. Upon being assaulted by a rival gang, Kinn had to run away to save his life. Kinn’s only hope to get out of this misery is Porsche. Porsche has mastered the art of judo and possesses amazing combat skills. 

Kinn pleads to Porsche to be his bodyguard in return for whatever he may ask for. At first, Porsche refrains from getting into trouble but after being threatened by Kinn and his rivals he had no choice to accept Kinn’s agreement. 

Eventually, both had to move in together and the intense forces of love start to kick in. Causing Kinn and Porsche to get involved in love and intimacy.

 9. I Told Sunset About You Part 2 | แปลรักฉันด้วยใจเธอ Part 2

  • Logline: A continuous story of Teh and Oh’s life as they start college.
  • Genre: Friendship, Romance
  • Cast: Billkin Putthipong, PP Krit Amnuayde, Oab Oabnithi

The highest-rated Thai Drama, I Told Sunset About You is about to be released this year. If you haven’t already watched the first part, well congrats! you just got a new show to binge-watch. It is about a long friendship that turns into a rivalry. 

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Summary

In the first part, we saw how Teh and Oh‘s long friendship turned into a rivalry but eventually to the end of the story both reunite, and what happens next will be unfolded in this part 2.

Teh and Oh are about to begin college in the field of Communication Arts. Unfortunately, we don’t see the same cast as season 1 but at the same time, it’ll be interesting to see these characters within new faces. 

10. F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers

  • Logline: The school bullies have a hard time dealing with school fresher Gorya. 
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Cast: Tu Tontanwan, Bright Vachirawit, Win Metawin

Having watched the Korean version of this drama, I am very much excited to see the Thai adaptation. Besides, I have higher expectations from the Thai version. The story was highly appreciated all around Asia and this has the potential to become the best non-bl Thai Drama of 2021. 

Summary

The story follows the life of Gorya. Gorya gets a chance to study in a prestigious university attended by the higher class people only. Gorya being a low-class girl encounters the school bullies called the F4. 

F4 are four rich spoiled children who rule over the school. Gorya stands against F4’s bully actions. This courageous effort make the group leader Thyme fall in love with Gorya. The story is an account of how Thyme and his bully friends change their way of life after meeting Gorya.  

11. Fish Upon Sky | ปลาบนฟ้า

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

Based on a ‘lovers to enemies trope”, Fish Upon the sky is an upcoming Thai drama that recently released its trailer. The trailer gives a feeling of a super cute series. The story seems predictable like most bl series but the screenplay and cute actors shall keep drama lovers hoping for a promising Thai Lakron.

Summary 

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

Pi tries his best to surpass Mark in every activity to impress Nah. However, his average personality doesn’t allow him to win over Mark. In the process of defeating Mark, Pi starts to develop a feeling for him, making things more complicated.