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17 August 2006 @ 09:25 am

I have never written a proper review of any doramas that I watched. This is my very first one so please pardon the amateur review. :-p

Drama Info: My Little Chef Wiki

My Little Chef... some spoilers maybe involvedCollapse )
02 January 2006 @ 07:34 pm
This is a review of Sassy Girl Chun-hyang (KBS, Korea), which isn't exactly spoiler-free (T_T).

Sassy Girl Chun-hyang // WARNING: not spoiler-freeCollapse )

**Thanks to team7, who gave me my copy. :D Without her I would never have written this.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Anatani Aini Iko - Yuri Chika
25 August 2005 @ 07:20 pm
Just finished watching Engine, and decided to catch up with some reviews of With Love and Tokyo Love Cinema, two other Jdramas that I watched this summer.

Engine was not quite what I expected.  I thought it would be another drama with Kimura Takuya playing some cool guy having a romance, this time set in the racing world (as opposed to his other jaunts as a hockey player, airline pilot, lawyer, chef, beautician (!), etc).  However, Engine has very little to do with racing.  It's all about little semi-orphaned children.  Yep, KimuTaku does family drama.

Start your EnginesCollapse )

While I was mostly busy studying this summer, I did have a little time to enjoy myself.  Two Jdramas that I got around to watching were With Love and Tokyo Love Cinema.

With Love is an older drama that came out in 1998, starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Tanaka Misato.  Consider this a Jdrama version of You've Got Mail.  The premise is very similar--a misaddressed email leads to romance between two people who already know each other, yet have no idea they're having a net romance.

Love, Love, LoveCollapse )

Finally, Tokyo Love Cinema, starring Eguchi Yosuke and Zaizen Naomi.  What happens when two rivals meet on the field of movie-buying?  Love, of course!

Okay, there's more to it than thatCollapse )

X-posted in reynardine
16 February 2005 @ 09:41 am
Now this is more current...

So I did end up doing a Valentine's Day marathon of Tokyo Wankei (Tokyo Bay).  I haven't marathoned a series in a long time, so let's see if I remember enough to write a review of it!  Tokyo Wankei aired last summer in Japan, and starred the lovely Nakama Yukie and a newcomer, Wada Toshihiro.  It's about a young Japanese-born Korean woman who is trying to find her place in the world.

The Wide Water That Separates UsCollapse )

The fansub was well done (by Studio Oto), and it should be available on sites such as d-addicts.  Check it out!

Next up:  Pride.  Yep, another one with KimuTaku.  However, he tends to be in good dramas, so hopefully this one will continue the trend.
16 February 2005 @ 09:40 am
Older review--I forgot to post it here...;-D

(No, Sakai Masato isn't in this one.  I just like looking at him. ;-D)

Nanisama! (Ms. Know-It-All/Who Do You Think You Are?) is a drama that was broadcast in the fall of 1998.  It stars Kishitani Goro and Matsuyuki Yasuko.  Futaro (Kishitani) is a former college athelete who got hired on to a salaryman job at Chitose Foods.  He had a run-in with a superior, though, and was busted down to working for one of their factories.  After 6 years in the factory, his sempai (played by character actor Watanabe Ikkei, who is in just about every third Jdrama produced) manages to get him a position back in the main office.  The catch?  He has to assist a ball-busting bitch of a manager that they have hired in creating a chain of Italian Restaurants. Izumi (Matsuyuki) is hard and tough and all business, but after getting to know her, Futaro finds that she has a secret life outside the company.  How will this affect their work?  And can they get the restaurant chain started before they kill each other?

You Think You Know It All!  Spoilers ahoy!Collapse )
02 February 2005 @ 11:16 pm
Warning: long, long, long review ahead for a long series. With several spoilers, but none of the major ones (well, none of the major interesting ones).

Daejanggeum [Korea]Collapse )
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: Silence
25 January 2005 @ 07:06 am
Bijo Ka Yajuu is a Jdrama that aired during the winter of 2003.  It stars Matsushima Nanako and Fukuyama Masaharu.  A hardnosed businesswoman takes over a faltering TV news department and has to deal with a talented but undisciplined producer whose approach to work is very different from her own.

Tale As Old As TimeCollapse )

It's worth watching, so check it out!   

x-posted to reynardine
18 January 2005 @ 03:09 pm
I first saw this drama four years ago but now seems like a good time to post up a review since the first two episodes are currently up for download at D-Addicts. (Pssst! Go download!) I've seen everything except for most of the last episode (though I did see the ending) and it was generally very enjoyable.

FIVE is the story of five teenage girls who stage a prison breakout and escape, only to be recruited by a man named Yodobashi as his "spy dogs."

FIVE (also known as Five Spies)Collapse )
16 January 2005 @ 10:01 pm
Oh, wow. Will post second review today after all.  I'm just in the mood, I guess.

Diamond Girl is a Jdrama that was televised in the spring of 2003.  It starred Mizuki Arisa, Kishitani Goro and Tanihara Shosuke. After being jilted by her fiance, a girl tracks him back to his workplace in Tokyo.  By strange circumstance (not that this ever happens in Jdrama, right?), she manages to get a job as a legal assistant there. Will she survive her irascible new boss and win back her man?

Sure Do Shine!Collapse )

Be sure and check this one out!

X-posted in reynardine
16 January 2005 @ 03:37 pm
Lunch no Jo-ou (The Queen of Lunch) is an amusing Jdrama starring Takeuchi Yuko, Tsumabuski Satoshi and Eguchi Yosuke.  By strange circumstance (are there any others in Jdrama?), a young woman finds herself as a waitress in a restaurant run by a father and his sons.  Hilarity ensues.

Hail to the Queen!Collapse )

X-posted on reynardine
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