From 'A Girl from Nowhere' to 'The Maid,' Thai shows are keeping Pinoy audiences entertained

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It’s undeniable that Filipinos continue to be infatuated with Korean dramas. But another country has been steadily winning Pinoy hearts, with its incredibly cheesy but heartwarming shows as well as entertaining horror films. 

Thai series and movies have been steadily gaining a following among Pinoys. And while original Filipino films have also become popular on Netflix—just check Through Night and Day, with Paolo Contis and Alessandra de Rossi, which although made in 2018 has recently been among the most watched films on the streaming platform—Filipino viewers have been consuming Thai dramas (and comedies and horror) a lot. After all, great stories can come from anywhere and be loved by everyone everywhere. 

Here’s a quick guide to must-see Thai content on Netflix.

Girl from Nowhere 

Stars: ChichaAmatayakulThanawetchSiriwattanakulPajareeNantarat

Genre: Thriller, anthology series

A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.

The Maid

Stars: Ploy SornarinTheerapatSajakulSavikaChaiyadej

Genre: Horror film

In a haunted mansion, a new maid with a vendetta uncovers her employers’ secrets and encounters supernatural inhabitants.

2gether: The Series

Stars: MetawinOpas-iamkajornVachirawitChiva-aree

Genre: Romantic comedy series

To evade an admirer, a college student plays up a relationship with a pretend boyfriend until the act turns to reality. This Thai boys love or BL shows is adapted from JittiRain’s novel.

Premieres July 30

The Stranded

Stars: PapangkornLerkchaleampoteChayanitChansangavej, ChutavuthPattarakampol

Genre: Mystery, suspense, series

Trapped on an island destroyed by a tsunami, the students of an elite school try to hold on to hope. But mysterious forces seem to work against them.

Tootsies & The Fake 

Stars: Araya A. HargatePaopetchCharoensookThongkanthom Thongchai

Genre: Comedy

After knocking a celebrity unconscious before a huge job, a bumbling pack of pals tries to avoid a lawsuit by replacing her with a look-alike.