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Posted 2012-01-23 13:18:56
No More Explicit Love Scenes on Channel 3 Soaps
Channel 3 soap opera fans will no longer get to see any kissing scenes as the big boss of the channel is now only allowing love scenes to feature kissing on the cheeks and foreheads and hugging and embracing.
Channel 3 is moving ahead to become a family-friendly station with more children programs.
Executive Prawit Maleenont has given the no-no for kissing in soap operas and told soap producers to go the traditional Thai love scene route with only kisses on the forehead and cheek and hugging and embracing.
Production executive for Channel 3 Somrak Narongwichai says this year's soap will reflect social problems and will be more realistic in that characters will have occupations and careers instead of past soap operas where characters are not portrayed while working.
-- Tan Network 2012-01-23
Posted 2012-01-23 13:55:33
Those explicit 'kissing on the lips' scenes will be the downfall of Thailand...
Posted 2012-01-23 14:02:21
Prawit should have a look at the amount of domestic violence on his TV channel. Kissing is forbidden, but slapping people / family members around is OK for kids- suitable "family entertainment"?
Edited by bino, 2012-01-23 14:03:10.
Posted 2012-01-23 14:12:21
Too bad they didn't limit the screaming to once in ten minutes. The only qualification of an actress in Thailand is be able to scream continousy at the level of 170 decibels.
Posted 2012-01-23 14:26:43
What about the "funny" "soundeffects"???
By the way:
We had a discussion about what to allow on TV (Germany) in the 80's- I always found it strange, that "sex and violence" were mentioned together.
Something as beautiful as "sex" in the same drawer as "violence"...weired way of thinking!
Wait a minute....EXPLICIT??????
Edited by DocN, 2012-01-23 14:27:21.
Posted 2012-01-23 14:29:54
Try getting rid of all the attempted rape scenes in these soap operas as well, also the squeeky voices and screaming.
Posted 2012-01-23 14:34:50
2 Hours of tripe, take them off altogether and multiple problems solved! Explicit scenes are always best on the radio!
Posted 2012-01-23 15:00:05
Domestic violence, gun play and attempted rape are OK....
Just no kissing on the lips....
Posted 2012-01-23 15:49:38
The problem is the kids grow up watching this tripe, and mostly copy the tripe that it portrays...... no wonder there are so many heart broken westerners posting stories in the PUB section
Posted 2012-01-23 16:20:23
Why don't they just blur the people kissing, or thinking about it?
Posted 2012-01-23 16:25:36
They also demean the Thais by making the women look like, well anyway.... and the Thai men look like imbeciles and incapable of having any brains.. And the Thais laugh at these stupid things, and the kids watch the violence day after day. Then the Vocational school studnets go out and kill each other school fight. Then the Thai people wonder how they have failed their children. Next, out come all the Government departments trying to set policies and procedures to do something. Then 6 months later, back to normal.
Edited by Lifer, 2012-01-23 16:25:59.
Posted 2012-01-23 16:26:45
They really should pass a law about the sheer volume of these soaps.
It isn't that a little bit isn't ok, but when they take up the entire prime time, on every channel, every night, is it no wonder that the men are all out on the p**s chasing birds while the wives are at home? They talk about wanting to save the "culture" of the country, but it seems to me that the culture of the country is to turn every teenage girl into a raving screaming maniac bitch, and every man into a schemer who talks to himself in the corner.
Posted 2012-01-23 17:10:02
non-stop slapping, screaming, greed...just don't kiss on the mouth
Posted 2012-01-23 17:20:45
It makes me laugh how they will blur out cigs in movies, a glass of alcohol or any sign of a breast, yet violence goes absolutely uncensored. I went in the Toyota garage the other day just waiting for my car to be finished, and in the nice coffee area there were a load of kids sat round the TV watching the Thai equivalent of the Texas chain saw massacre, with lots of screaming and dismembering going on (2pm), parents sat in blissful ignorance as the kids ranging from age 2 to 10 sat wide mouthed in horrific silence.....until.............big bad GentlemanJim went over and flicked to channel 34...Junior Disney. Parents glanced up in a "why didn't we do that" sort of look and the kids kind of complained till i gave them a grimacing stare and they all fell into submission and were then quite happy watching Chuggington and Special Agent Oso.
Edited by GentlemanJim, 2012-01-23 17:22:30.
Posted 2012-01-23 17:31:54
Not sure what you mean by this, perhaps a bit of plain speaking is needed, instead of trying to be a cunning linguist !
Posted 2012-01-23 17:32:30
OMG, it just dawned on my that I am constanly being obscene in front of my children. I have this nasty habit of kissing my wife on her lips on front of my children. Imagine what a bad influence I am having on my kids! Tender love and affection, all day long! This has got to stop!
May be I should switch to shouting and slapping, that's much more "Thai - like", right?
Edited by dominique355, 2012-01-23 17:33:09.
Posted 2012-01-23 17:46:03
Don't forget stomping the feet and pouting.
Posted 2012-01-23 18:05:35
It has always seemed strange to me that in terms of commercial television here, it's pretty much only music videos, silly comedy skits, celebrity interview shows and soap operas... lakorns...
My Thai wife watches the lakorns at home after she comes home from work, so I see a lot of them around the house... Lots of seemingly impossibly rich people who never seem to work but live in elegant, mansion-like houses and drive ridiculously expensive sports cars. And the invariably bitchy women characters screaming at each other ad nauseum...
And I've thought from time to time... geez.... no drama shows.... nothing resembling anything about real life for most Thai people. Nothing showing people actually working for a living. No doctors and nurses... no police officers or detectives investigating crimes, no court shows.... Well... then I thought about that last part, and I realized, well, maybe there's some reasons they don't want to show that on Thai TV...
Posted 2012-01-23 18:07:28
I'm always switching channels when the soaps are on to see who is getting the best Hospital treatment.
Posted 2012-01-23 18:08:13
Once again the elites running the show in Thailand. Can the soaps on all channels in Thailand and replace them with family fun that does not have to rely on sex,violence,drugs,smoking,alchol etc etc to keep "actor and actress's" employed.
Posted 2012-01-23 18:09:56
The hypocritical faux prude mentality is beyond contempt.
Shoot them, but mustn't kiss them.
And with little doubt the moron minister in charge of these
regulations of social morality has a mia noi on the side,
and some fluff besides here. And would steal from the common man
to feather his nest and reinforce his status.
Posted 2012-01-23 18:10:32
No kissing on the lips. Shock horror.
No chance of them showing Spartacus Blood and sand, then?
All that nudity, shagging, kissing, lesbian sex, the blood, guts and general mayhem (for those not watching it).
Posted 2012-01-23 20:34:19
I can't stand Thai drama's. My girlfriend occasionaly watches Thai drama, All i hear is shouting and screaming, i got so fed up with those annoying drama bitches i bought my girlfriend a wireless headphone. She has to wear the dramaphones every time she wants to look a Thai drama show, otherwise no TV!