dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
Is nobody on my friends' list watching the jdrama Love Shuffle? Seriously, come on, nobody? I just discovered it and, more importantly, discovered it stars Tamaki Hiroshi and Matsuda Shota (and a female star named Karina???) and involves people swapping relationships and boy/boy (i.e. Hiroshi/Shota) kissing. I'd think some of my flisties would be all over it but noooo. FAIL. :P

I have a huge jdrama craving though, so I am going to start both Long Love Letter (I have the entirety of it), My Boss My Hero (have first ep dl!), finally finish Ice World (I like it, just got sidetracked) and maybe check out Akai Ito, currently airing, which is based on a cellphone novel:



Can it be as cracktastic as Koizora? We can only hope!

Also, I really really must start Iljimae. So pretty!

dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
Is nobody on my friends' list watching the jdrama Love Shuffle? Seriously, come on, nobody? I just discovered it and, more importantly, discovered it stars Tamaki Hiroshi and Matsuda Shota (and a female star named Karina???) and involves people swapping relationships and boy/boy (i.e. Hiroshi/Shota) kissing. I'd think some of my flisties would be all over it but noooo. FAIL. :P

I have a huge jdrama craving though, so I am going to start both Long Love Letter (I have the entirety of it), My Boss My Hero (have first ep dl!), finally finish Ice World (I like it, just got sidetracked) and maybe check out Akai Ito, currently airing, which is based on a cellphone novel:



Can it be as cracktastic as Koizora? We can only hope!

Also, I really really must start Iljimae. So pretty!

dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
Is nobody on my friends' list watching the jdrama Love Shuffle? Seriously, come on, nobody? I just discovered it and, more importantly, discovered it stars Tamaki Hiroshi and Matsuda Shota (and a female star named Karina???) and involves people swapping relationships and boy/boy (i.e. Hiroshi/Shota) kissing. I'd think some of my flisties would be all over it but noooo. FAIL. :P

I have a huge jdrama craving though, so I am going to start both Long Love Letter (I have the entirety of it), My Boss My Hero (have first ep dl!), finally finish Ice World (I like it, just got sidetracked) and maybe check out Akai Ito, currently airing, which is based on a cellphone novel:



Can it be as cracktastic as Koizora? We can only hope!

Also, I really really must start Iljimae. So pretty!

dangermousie: (Lobbyist SIG by miss-dian)
For me, jdramas are the most 'polar' dramas of the bunch. Most of dramas that ended up not working out for me have been jdramas (probably in part because they are so much shorter than tw and kdramas, so I am less picky which ones to try). And I have realized that barring something extraordinary, any jdrama made before 1999 or so won't work for me (Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake being the only exception, and that is basically a kdrama masquerading as a jdrama). I am shallow, and cinematography and production values on those are not what I like. I finally realized it after remembering that both Long Vacation and Love Generation, two huge huge hits of the 1990s, did not work for me at all. I also do not click with most women jdramas try to label as 'quirkily spunky.' No thank you. They come across as pushy bitches to me with a side of demented cheerfulness. I can't care for a character who I'd hate to deal with in RL, unless they are deeply flawedly interesting (e.g. in Love Generation, in the beginning eps, I was putting myself in the shoes of someone having to deal with the heroine, and I think I would have strangled her).

BUT.

BUT.

When jdramas do work for me, they work brilliantly: with nuanced portrayals, complicated roles, some awesome acting, and gorgeous filming. Some of my all-time favorite dramas as jdramas.

So far, my next choice in jdramas is threefold. They are all pretty dark though, so help me pick.

1. Byakuyakou with Ayase Haruka and and Yamada Takayuki. A dark story about the OTP who escape parental abuse through murder but are trapped by it forever. Pros are that the storyline is something I'd love, I adore AH and YT is gorgeous. Cons: please spoil me for the ending. I can't see how it will end well, but at least let me know I won't die weeping.

Here is a MV. The last minute of it is spoilery for the end (I think).



2. Long Love Letter: a particular high school class is catapulted into an apocalyptic future. Pros: People on my flist loved it, has Yamapi etc etc. Cons: once again, is it too depressing to bear?



3. Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003: Posted about wanting to watch it some time ago. A teacher with a terminal illness and a student hook up. Pros: looks beautiful and stars Fujiki Naohito. Cons: supposed to be VERY dark.

dangermousie: (Lobbyist SIG by miss-dian)
For me, jdramas are the most 'polar' dramas of the bunch. Most of dramas that ended up not working out for me have been jdramas (probably in part because they are so much shorter than tw and kdramas, so I am less picky which ones to try). And I have realized that barring something extraordinary, any jdrama made before 1999 or so won't work for me (Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake being the only exception, and that is basically a kdrama masquerading as a jdrama). I am shallow, and cinematography and production values on those are not what I like. I finally realized it after remembering that both Long Vacation and Love Generation, two huge huge hits of the 1990s, did not work for me at all. I also do not click with most women jdramas try to label as 'quirkily spunky.' No thank you. They come across as pushy bitches to me with a side of demented cheerfulness. I can't care for a character who I'd hate to deal with in RL, unless they are deeply flawedly interesting (e.g. in Love Generation, in the beginning eps, I was putting myself in the shoes of someone having to deal with the heroine, and I think I would have strangled her).

BUT.

BUT.

When jdramas do work for me, they work brilliantly: with nuanced portrayals, complicated roles, some awesome acting, and gorgeous filming. Some of my all-time favorite dramas as jdramas.

So far, my next choice in jdramas is threefold. They are all pretty dark though, so help me pick.

1. Byakuyakou with Ayase Haruka and and Yamada Takayuki. A dark story about the OTP who escape parental abuse through murder but are trapped by it forever. Pros are that the storyline is something I'd love, I adore AH and YT is gorgeous. Cons: please spoil me for the ending. I can't see how it will end well, but at least let me know I won't die weeping.

Here is a MV. The last minute of it is spoilery for the end (I think).



2. Long Love Letter: a particular high school class is catapulted into an apocalyptic future. Pros: People on my flist loved it, has Yamapi etc etc. Cons: once again, is it too depressing to bear?



3. Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003: Posted about wanting to watch it some time ago. A teacher with a terminal illness and a student hook up. Pros: looks beautiful and stars Fujiki Naohito. Cons: supposed to be VERY dark.

dangermousie: (Lobbyist SIG by miss-dian)
For me, jdramas are the most 'polar' dramas of the bunch. Most of dramas that ended up not working out for me have been jdramas (probably in part because they are so much shorter than tw and kdramas, so I am less picky which ones to try). And I have realized that barring something extraordinary, any jdrama made before 1999 or so won't work for me (Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake being the only exception, and that is basically a kdrama masquerading as a jdrama). I am shallow, and cinematography and production values on those are not what I like. I finally realized it after remembering that both Long Vacation and Love Generation, two huge huge hits of the 1990s, did not work for me at all. I also do not click with most women jdramas try to label as 'quirkily spunky.' No thank you. They come across as pushy bitches to me with a side of demented cheerfulness. I can't care for a character who I'd hate to deal with in RL, unless they are deeply flawedly interesting (e.g. in Love Generation, in the beginning eps, I was putting myself in the shoes of someone having to deal with the heroine, and I think I would have strangled her).

BUT.

BUT.

When jdramas do work for me, they work brilliantly: with nuanced portrayals, complicated roles, some awesome acting, and gorgeous filming. Some of my all-time favorite dramas as jdramas.

So far, my next choice in jdramas is threefold. They are all pretty dark though, so help me pick.

1. Byakuyakou with Ayase Haruka and and Yamada Takayuki. A dark story about the OTP who escape parental abuse through murder but are trapped by it forever. Pros are that the storyline is something I'd love, I adore AH and YT is gorgeous. Cons: please spoil me for the ending. I can't see how it will end well, but at least let me know I won't die weeping.

Here is a MV. The last minute of it is spoilery for the end (I think).



2. Long Love Letter: a particular high school class is catapulted into an apocalyptic future. Pros: People on my flist loved it, has Yamapi etc etc. Cons: once again, is it too depressing to bear?



3. Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003: Posted about wanting to watch it some time ago. A teacher with a terminal illness and a student hook up. Pros: looks beautiful and stars Fujiki Naohito. Cons: supposed to be VERY dark.

dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
OMG. Is Million Stars Falling From The Sky the 'cest drama?

Because I found the MV for it and it looks SO GOOD.

OMG.

Must watch.

MUST.

(warning: this MV is spoilery. The one behind the cut is not)



Another MV for it )


You know, it's weird, but somehow it's always an almost physical shock, how mesmerizing KimuTaku is. It's just...

GUH.

And on that note, here is a MV or two for Pride, my favorite jdrama (and my second fave drama ever).

MV or two here )

I am finishing A Beautiful Life tomorrow. I think I got enough nerve. I think I am going on a jdrama binge actually.

BINGE, I tell you. On short list (other than finishing ABL and Brand and watching AMSFFTS): Karei-Naru Ichizoku, Sapuri, Proposal Daisakusen (yup not done), Love Generation, Orange Days, Yositsune, Strawberry on Shortcake, Long Love Letter.
dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
OMG. Is Million Stars Falling From The Sky the 'cest drama?

Because I found the MV for it and it looks SO GOOD.

OMG.

Must watch.

MUST.

(warning: this MV is spoilery. The one behind the cut is not)



Another MV for it )


You know, it's weird, but somehow it's always an almost physical shock, how mesmerizing KimuTaku is. It's just...

GUH.

And on that note, here is a MV or two for Pride, my favorite jdrama (and my second fave drama ever).

MV or two here )

I am finishing A Beautiful Life tomorrow. I think I got enough nerve. I think I am going on a jdrama binge actually.

BINGE, I tell you. On short list (other than finishing ABL and Brand and watching AMSFFTS): Karei-Naru Ichizoku, Sapuri, Proposal Daisakusen (yup not done), Love Generation, Orange Days, Yositsune, Strawberry on Shortcake, Long Love Letter.
dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
OMG. Is Million Stars Falling From The Sky the 'cest drama?

Because I found the MV for it and it looks SO GOOD.

OMG.

Must watch.

MUST.

(warning: this MV is spoilery. The one behind the cut is not)



Another MV for it )


You know, it's weird, but somehow it's always an almost physical shock, how mesmerizing KimuTaku is. It's just...

GUH.

And on that note, here is a MV or two for Pride, my favorite jdrama (and my second fave drama ever).

MV or two here )

I am finishing A Beautiful Life tomorrow. I think I got enough nerve. I think I am going on a jdrama binge actually.

BINGE, I tell you. On short list (other than finishing ABL and Brand and watching AMSFFTS): Karei-Naru Ichizoku, Sapuri, Proposal Daisakusen (yup not done), Love Generation, Orange Days, Yositsune, Strawberry on Shortcake, Long Love Letter.

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