I recently finished watching Ningen Shikaku, Kinki Kids's first TV series. It's very good and meaningful, but extremely twisted and distressing to sit through. I couldn't watch more than one or two episodes at a time until towards the end. It's the best series I'll never watch again. I don't know if anyone else here has seen it, but if so, who do you think
I'm currently watching M no Higeki, about a woman who's out to ruin a guy's life because he's somehow indirectly responsible for the death of her lover. The storyline is interesting so far, but if that's Misa's motivation for ruining Andou's life, she's nuts and after the wrong person. Things probably aren't that simple, though.
I've also started Long Vacation, which so far seems overrated to me.
I happen to have the cast pictures for Himitsu no Hanazono
- Wataru, 1st brother
- Osamu, 2nd brother
- Satoshi, 3rd brother
- Hinata, 4th brother
Spring Summer Autumn Winter.
Pair ducks nest fly together.
Clemencies. Summer life, feather winter white.
Green meadow in spring, before the autumn bite.
Watching the red gown.
And none else, alone.
i'm currently watching Hana Yori dango II and GTO Live action...
Comparing LV with modern romance dramas, LV's plot may not seem to be as exciting or interesting. However, back then, the plot wasn't the driving force for romance dramas. The audience were more into the characters in the show and the chemistry they had together. People wanted to watch the way they communicate and interact.
This is what makes LV so enjoyable to watch. The undeniable chemistry between Kimura Takuya and Yamaguchi Tomoko. Backed with an excellent cast and very memorable BGM, LV is easily a timeless romance classic for many people back then, especially those who were able to identify themselves with the theme of the show of people being at the crossroads in their lives.
And that brings us to the 'greatness' of Kimura's shows.
He may not be a very technical actor but his charisma, stage presence and particularly, his natural ability to strike a strong chemistry with any of his counterpart, is the charm of his shows. This is why Kimura is able to pull in the ratings, even with a mediocre script. People find it enjoyable and interesting to watch him interact and work with his counterparts.
I used to think that Kimura is overrated as well, until I've watched all his dramas and slowly discovered his strengths and appeal.
To stay on topic, I'm currently watching Tiger and Dragon. A really creative and witty drama.
Currently watching Erika Toda's Liar Game & Aya Ueto's Hotelier...
I'm also currently watching Investigator Mariko seasons 1-4. Season 1 is actually my least favorite in terms of the cases 'cause I found them to be the most predictable, but I'd even rate that 8/10. Forensic shows rule! I like how the evidence is used to nail the culprits. Most of the cases are interesting and have a twist or two and gives the audience something to think about, although after awhile you get the hang of figuring out who the guilty party is quite easily. But to think this was made before Crime Scene Investigation! Captain Koba kind of reminds me of Grissom in terms of his demeanor.
but thanks very much for your post, it gave me a different perspective to Kimura.
Does anyone know where one can watch nino's Ao no honoo from? with e-subs pl...
are there any wacky japanese game shows with english or chinese subs on nowadays?
I've started Toshiie and Matsu, my first epic taiga drama. It's really good so far and I love Karasawa Toshiaki as Toshiie. He is dramatic, humorous, and adorable! I'm also attempting to continue Love Complex, but so far it hasn't been my cup of tea. It's interesting seeing Karasawa and Sorimachi Takashi star together in two completely different series and roles, though.
Love complex is funny!!! karasawa's acting is jus bravo in love complex as he is funny in tis drama.. hahaas!!! But the story and the title does not have ANY RELATIONSHIP.. so tink out of the box.. hahahas!!
lady zhuge, u may wanna watch "kobayakawa nobuki no koi".. or mayb u have watched it b4 bah.. XD
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I think Karasawa is funny in Love Complex, but the actual series reminds me of some Quentin Tarantino movie. That might be a good thing for most people, but personally I've never understood the popularity of films like Pulp Fiction. I don't mind thinking outside the box...(but what's to say it's even a box?)...
I haven't seen Kobayakawa Nobuki no Koi, but it's on my "to see" list. What did you think of it?
"Kobayakawa" i can say tat karasawa's image in tis drama is cute.. hahaas! but i tink the scriptwriter didnt do a really good job.. so dun expect much.. but i bought the vcd due to karasawa's cute-ness.. LOL
PS: "kobayakawa" going to be shown in my country's cable tv channel!! YEAH!!!
I read some reviews for Kobayakawa Nobuki no Koi and most people seem to be of the opinion that it's mediocre, which is kind of disappointing given the cast.
yup.. its very disappointing!!! the cast is good.. but the story jus too bad.. But from the beginning till the middle part, its okay for me.. the worst part is from the middle onwards.. And towards the end.. the story seems to drag while the story in front is at much a faster pace than the story behind.
Hajimemashite...... my first post in this thread.
Proposal Daisakusen --> awesome!! my fave this season
Hotelier --> just because it's originated from Hotelier Korean
Bushi no Ichibun (movie)
Hanakimi & Hero movie (Takuyaaaaaa.....!!!)
I think i am going to start watching Haikei, Chichiue-sama soon. It seems like a totally sweet drama or rather nino's Ippei seems totally sweet plus I am looking forward to the bonding scenes bet him and Yoko.