Prissana is such a charming and delightful drama – like having a breeze pass over you on a lazy summer day. It seriously could pass as a BBC series… in fact, it's totally Pride and Prejudice with a dash of Emma. And knowing me, I'd lap up P&P in any language, no question asked. But umm… before you get into this one, just be prepared to accept/ignore some era blunders. That, or pretend it's set in the 1970's instead of the 30's. To make their point about Prissana being the strange Americanized girl, they have her prance around town in short shorts for half of the drama (she finally stopped doing so in public from episode 10 on, thank God).
The story revolves around a family of four sisters and their various lovelines, the main one being Prissana and Prince Puth. This lakorn goes at a very leisure pace… Prissana and the prince don't even meet until episode 04. And I love it! I love the slow burn, the anticipation, the steadiness of their developing relationship. Prissana is a cross between Lizzy and Emma. She's intelligent & bold like Lizzy, but young & willful like Emma. Her sister Anong is the sweet-tempered Jane. Prince Puth is of course the proud Mr. Darcy/patient Mr. Knightley. Praweet is a strange mixture of lovesick Mr. Bingley and the womanizer/freeloader George Wickham, and perhaps a dash of slick-tongue Mr. Elton. No amusing Mr. Bennet nor gauche Mrs. Bennet here, but there's an overbearing aunt and a conceited interloper to complete the chart.
Boy, this has got to be my favorite out of the bunch I've been bulldozing through. The writer never lost the plot for this one. No makjang elements, no senseless misunderstandings… just very sensible people doing and saying sensible things, still managing to pull heartstrings by being genuine. How hard can that be, oh ye of the rest of dramaland!
Someone complained about the chemistry. And someone else complained about the rushed ending. Why~~~~ It's so perfect! Okay, sure, they weren't burning up the screen with passionate ardor, but the actress was barely a teenager at the time. And this being an Austen piece (yes, I call it so), less is always more 😉 Just pay attention to the little details. I love it that they naturally always latch onto each other in the middle of scenes. And the adoring gazes they send each other's way… Eeee!! The entire last two episodes are schockful of OTP sweetness I don't know what more anyone can ask for.
^look at the hands! she beelined for him across the room to listen in on a gossip and naturally places her hand on his as she sat down. Eee!
My poor Than Chai. That's what you get for proposing on behalf of somebody else.