Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Thai soap hunks enlisted to boost military pride"

Sporting flak jackets, machine guns and smouldering stares, four Thai heartthrobs have been enlisted to woo fans -- and some say spruce up the ruling junta's image -- in a new soap opera dividing the army-run kingdom.

The series, titled "Love Missions," follows four leading men -- one from each branch of the armed forces, plus the police -- as they take down drug traffickers, foreign terrorists and of course, traverse the battlefield of love.

The junta, which seized power in 2014, is not directly funding the series but has been lending props and extras for the production.


The name of the first instalment, "Pull the Trigger on My Heart," quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter.