Posted by: asiandramareviewer | December 4, 2010

Tuning In – 12/04/10

Distractions from blogging:

  • Oh. Just the normal stuff. Being lazy, schoolwork, etc.
  • I have a D in Yearbook. How crazy is that?!
  • I actually don’t know why I’m not blogging as much, because it seems like a lot of the dramas I’m watching are gonna end pretty soon or already ended, like Endless Love or Zhong Wu Yan.

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Currently Watching:

Juui Dolittle (TBS, 2010)

Mary Stayed Out All Night (KBS2, 2010)

Nu Wang Bu Xia Ban (CTV, 2010)

Q10 (NTV, 2010)

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Waiting For:

Athena: Goddess of War (SBS, 2010)

Love Buffet (GTV, 2010)





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Posted by: asiandramareviewer | December 4, 2010

Randomm Svweettss – 12/04/10

I don’t know how I just realized this. I guess I wasn’t paying any attention at all.

Jerry mentions Long Vacation in Down With Love!

It’s in Episode 13, no 12. Ugh. I don’t know.

You know, when he and Ella were sitting on top of his car overlooking the scenery.

In case you don’t know what Long Vacation is, it’s an amazing Japanese drama.

Yes, 1996 is a bit old for a drama, but it doesn’t matter.

At first, I didn’t know he meant Long Vacation until he said that it was a classic Japanese drama and it had Kimura Takuya in it.

Ha. Just thought of sharing that with everyone.

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | November 23, 2010

미남이시네요 – You’re Beautiful

Cast:

  • Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
  • Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam/Go Mi Nyu
  • Lee Hong Ki as Kang On Yu/Jeremy
  • Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Episodes: 16

Broadcast Period: October 7th, 2009 – November 26th, 2009

Synopsis:

The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tae Kyung’s voice, was hurting. However, the new member, Mi Nam, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mi Nyu,to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mi Nyu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn’t want to spoil her brother’s chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.

Review:

For this drama, the big question is: Why did you like it. And there are two answers: The boys or their acting skills. Unlike Boys Before Flowers, I didn’t think this drama was that overrated (It still was), but I think that it deserved to be recognized. As to how I look at it, I think that some of the fans of this drama didn’t even care about the acting, because the only thing that went through their mind when they were watching was: OMG! Tae Kyung/Jeremy/Shin Woo is so. Hot. I’m just kidding, but still, it’s a little bit true. On the other hand, there were still people who watched You’re Beautiful for it’s acting, which was not the best in the world, but it was good enough to keep me going till the end. I mean, give them a break, they’re pretty much amateurs at acting.

I guess I’ll talk about Tae Kyung first. He was.. Um.. interesting? I don’t know really how to describe him, except that he really was a jerk at the very beginning, but as the series went on, I realized that he was just a lost puppy that really wanted to reconcile his relationship with his mom. Well, I thought that Jang Geun Suk did a pretty good job of taking on Tae Kyung. His acting wasn’t too dramatic, and it wasn’t too shabby either. And his eyeliner.. He wears it better than me, and I’m a girl. Seriously, Jang Geun Suk can totally pull off eyeliner, no doubt about it. Whoever doesn’t think he’s not hot with eyeliner on.. Well, go live in a hole. No, no. I am totally kidding, but still, how can you resist?? Can you tell that I ate a whole bunch of candy this morning?

I have mixed feelings about Park Shin Hye’s acting. It was.. Interesting, again. Maybe it’s just that I think everyone’s acting is interesting. Her acting was good though, but it was a little bit too shallow, if you know what I mean. Sometimes, I thought that she wasn’t stepping into Go Mi Nam’s shoes all the way, just 3/4 of the way in. Even though I think that way, I still thought Park Shin Hye acted good enough as Go Mi Nam.

As for the other two characters.. You can’t expect much out of them, they were newbies. Worse yet, they sang, which basically gave away that they would pretty much suck at acting, but it wasn’t that bad. Even though their acting didn’t really meet my expectations, I really liked how they portrayed their characters, quiet and cool Shin Woo and happy and optimistic Jeremy, they both were able to express that really well, which I was thankful for, so I wouldn’t have to moan about how bad their acting was. In other words, I was just happy that they were able to step into their character’s shoes.

Rating: 8.5/10

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | November 21, 2010

Baka! They’re Quotes. – Yamaguchi Kumiko

2 Quotes.

“It’s not a matter of winning or losing! Aren’t you his friends? People can’t do anything on their own. That’s why they stick together. Stand by each other until the end, no matter what happens. Don’t abandon your friends! It’s okay to be hit and beaten up. Even though you guys are stupid, rude and hopeless, I believed that at least your heart was in the right place. I’ve never been so disappointed. You guys are the worst!”

“If you can’t protect your students, then there’s no point in being a teacher.”

– Yamaguchi Kumiko [Nakama Yukie], (Gokusen, Episode 2)


Posted by: asiandramareviewer | November 21, 2010

グッドラック!!- Good Luck!!

Cast:

  • Kimura Takuya as Shinkai Hajime
  • Tsutsumi Shinichi as Koda Kazuki
  • Shibasaki Kou as Ogawa Ayumi
  • Uchiyama Rina as Fukaura Urara

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 11

Broadcast Period: January 19th, 2003 – March 23rd, 2003

Synopsis:

Having achieved his life-long dream of being a pilot, Hajime is first officer on an international jetliner and is now working to become a captain. He can’t seem to please Captain Koda Kazuki, who has become a perfection taskmaster since an air incident many years ago. To complicate matters, he begins a relationship with stubborn and straight-talking mechanic, Ogawa Ayumi, whose parents died many years ago in the plane crash for which Captain Koda feels he is responsible for. What follows is a story of 21st century love, dreams, and passion.

Review:

You know, after watching this drama so many times, I still don’t know why this drama is called “Good Luck!!”, besides the fact that Kimura said it at the very end when he was flying to Iraq. Other than that, I seriously don’t know. Maybe it’s because the director thought “Good Luck!!” was a nice name, so he/she named this drama it. And what’s up with the two exclamation marks at the end? Sorry, pardon me for bakaness right now. I think I drank too much coke this morning. But anyway..

I don’t know what I feel about this drama. Honestly. It’s not Kimura’s best work, but this was his only work that I didn’t skip the boring parts, because there were no boring parts. I’m not saying that it’s a perfect drama, but for some reason, I thought it was amazing. You guys might disagree with me on this, at least the most of you that have watched Good Luck!! The thing is: I really don’t know what got me through this drama. Was it the chemistry between the actors? Was it because I like airplanes? Was it because Kimura was in it and that was enough? I seriously, legitimately don’t know. I have so many mixed feelings about this drama that I don’t know what to say. I liked it, but I don’t know why. I know. I am sooooo lame. How can I be a blogger if I can’t even talk about my feelings about a drama?

You know what? I’m just gonna say this. I really liked this drama. It might be my favorite out of all of Kimura’s works, but why? (OMG. I’ve been going around this topic like five times already.) I’ve decided. I’ll talk about what it’s about then, even though that’s what a synopsis is for.

In the beginning, we see Shinkai (Kimura Takuya) sleeping on the beach in Honolulu. He ends up almost being late for his flight, which is definitely not good, since he’s the co-pilot. But he gets there on time, and they start flying back to Japan. During the middle of the flight, the pilot starts having health problems, and Shinkai had fly the plane down. Thank the lord, he lands safely, and he’s pretty proud of himself, until he meets Captain Koda (Tsutsumi Shinichi), who starts pointing his problems one by one, ever so carefully. Obviously, Shinkai doesn’t like this. As the show goes on, you’ll see that slight brother bond between the two build.

And the love story. I mean, it’s there, but it’s not the most significant part of Good Luck!!, even though it is a romance. There was chemistry between the two, I admit that, but it wasn’t like amazing chemistry, and I know that Kimura can definitely do better with that, just go watch Love Generation or Long Vacation. I like Shibasaki Kou, she was good Galileo, and especially in Orange Days (even though she wasn’t even talking for the whole show..), but I just can’t fit her into the tomboy image. I don’t mean that Ogawa Ayumi was a tomboy, but just a little bit, and Shibasaki Kou just seems more like the little girl who lost her bear or the mature woman who stomps everyone who’s in her way. But I did like the way she portrayed Ogawa Ayumi, I had to give her that. She totally had the temper and passion. And her and Kimura looked like a real couple on screen, even though Kimura is what? Nine years older than her. You know, now that I think about it, most of the women he falls in love with in his dramas are a lot younger than him, but anyways (Getting off topic again), it’s a good drama, but not everyone will like it. I just sayin’

Rating: 9.5/10

 

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | November 20, 2010

MV #10 – Otoshimono

Miwa – Otoshimono

OP of Juui Dolittle


Posted by: asiandramareviewer | November 4, 2010

My Top 10 –

Usually, I really don’t like to do top 10’s (Cuz I lose about 1 million brain cells), but I guess it’ll be fine.

10. Nodame Cantabile (Fuji TV, 2007)

9. It Started With a Kiss II (CTV/GTV, 2007)

8. Autumn’s Concerto (TTV/SETTV, 2009)

7. My Girl (SBS, 2005)

6. Long Vacation (Fuji TV, 1996)

5. Full House (KBS2, 2004)

4. Good Luck!! (TBS, 2003)

3. Pride (Fuji TV, 2004)

2. Fated to Love You (TTV/SETTV, 2008)

*drumroll*

1. Hana Yori Dango (TBS, 2005)

General Comments:

So, here’s my list. Not much, most of it, you guys probably have seen, maybe except for Long Vacation. And if you haven’t, go and watch it now. It might be a little bit old (It came out before I was born.. That kind of explains how old it is.), but it’s a classic Asian drama. But I recommend everything on my list. Of course, there’s a lot more other Asian dramas I like, but these are the ones that stood out. And Hana Yori Dango. How do I explain Hana Yori Dango? It’s not perfect, the actors aren’t the best actors ever, and it isn’t the most creative plot there is, but it’s just. That. Good. GO WATCH ALL OF THESE RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | September 22, 2010

Tuning In – 9/21/10

I am so so so (* a million) for not posting a post in 2 weeks. School started and I’m getting some what busy.

Distractions from blogging:

  • Downloading episodes of Nodame Cantabile from Sars-Fansubs. If you don’t know who they are, they are a subbing group for JDramas, like WithS2 for KDramas, and Intangible FS for TWDramas.
  • Being lazy.
  • Watching Liar Game: The Final Stage, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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Currently Watching:

GOLD (Fuji TV, 2010)

Zhong Wu Yan (TTV/SETTV, 2010)

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (SBS, 2010)

Playful Kiss (MBC, 2010)

Nu Wang Bu Xia Ban (CTV, 2010)

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Waiting For:

Gloomy Salad Days (PTS, 2010)

Mary Stayed Out All Night (KBS2, 2010)

Juui Dolittle (TBS, 2010)                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nagareboshi (Fuji TV, 2010)

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | September 5, 2010

MV #9 – Only Human

K – Only Human

OP of 1 Litre of Tears

Posted by: asiandramareviewer | August 28, 2010

My Man Crushes-

Well, let’s get started, cuz there’s a LOT. No kid.

Shuji (Kame) & Akira (YamaPi)

Akanishi Jin

The Boys From HanaDan (MatsuJun, Oguri Shun, Matsuda Shota, Abe Tsuyoshi)

T.O.P

My Fahrenheit Boys (Wu Chun, Aaron Yan, Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen)

Hayami Mocomichi

Danson Tang

Shiseido Fog Bar Boys (Oguri Shun, Miura Haruma, Eita, Tsumabuki Satoshi)

The Meteor Garden Boys (Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu, Vanness Vu)

Hiro-san

KimuTaku (I DON'T want long hair..)

Lee Jun Ki

The Korean F4 (Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon)

Jang Geun Suk

Ikuta Toma

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