2PM has got to offer, mostly coz they're funny and also coz clips of them accompanied with sub-titles are so highly accessible that I just can't help it.
Anyway, I finally got around to finish some dramas that I've started before the Great Jdrama Break(GJB) that I created for myself in order to study for finals and meet deadlines, where I stopped watching any new dramas. So here's an update for myself.
I really really liked this. My adoration for Kase Ryo has multiplied after watching this. Like I've mentioned before, the drama is really...chill, for a lack of a better word. It is such a simple love story; no ridiculous love triangles, or crazy evil step-mother or crazy jealous ex-girfriends or...you get the drift. The characters are relatable and the problems they encounter are believable and somewhat honest. Arifureta Kiseki, if I remember correctly, means Ordinary Miracles and the drama is certainly about ordinary miracles. The dialogues are interesting as well. You'll get the funny, realistic bickerings between the family members (I really enjoy the dynamics of the Tasaki(Kase Ryo) family; so funny but so heart-wrenching) justaposing the thoughtful text messages exchanged between the 2 main characters. Overall a well-written, well-paced, well-acted human/romance drama. Those who enjoyed Haikei Chiechiue-sama, like myself, would love this too.
Aaand, that's it. Hah. So much for a drama update. I thought I've been watching quite a bit but then I realised I never really did finish any of the series. I just kept on watching a new one instead of continuing with an old one. Let's see, unfinished dramas I've watched recently,
I am currently at ep 8. I stopped watching this during the GJB and haven't got around to continuing it. Well, let's be honest, it is kinda boring. The only reason I've been watching it is because I like watching the 5 main characters interact with each other. They really are an interesting bunch, the stories within each episode? Not so interesting. I don't know if I'm gona pick it up again. I feel like I'll prolly end up watching only the bickerings and Eita-being-a-dork moments and fast-forward through the actual drama.
This is only my 2nd Kimura drama(well, not really since I didn't actually complete it but I'm gona put it as 2nd coz I almost completed it?). I know, I fail as a former-Jdrama-junkie. My first Kimura drama was Kazei Nare Ichizoku which was awesome, but let's not talk about that here now. Anyway, I'm at ep 8 before I stopped. I don't know how or why I had a sudden desire to watch a typical romance drama but I did, so I took the opportunity to start this. And then halfway through it, I realised I couldn't take the predictable storyline any longer. It is as typical as any typical romance drama can get. I even got tired of rolling my eyes at the expected plot twists. However, I can totally see why this series was a big hit though; gorgeous cast, likable main characters and it's not so slow either. But, urgh, not for me I guess. Typical romance dramas are not my cup of tea afterall.
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
I really enjoyed watching this. The only reason I stopped this was coz of the GJB, I'm gona start watching the rest of the series soon. Apparently, there is a Korean remake of the drama which is currently really hot. I watched bits of it and it does look really good and funny which makes me want to get on this series asap before I get hooked on the Korean one coz I have this sense of loyalty towards Abe Hiroshi who is the drama's main lead. I guess I like those love stories that doesn't look like a love story, coz that's what this is. Abe Hiroshi is hilarious in this, playing this eccentric and stubborn character who can't seem to settle down because he's too difficult to deal with. The other casts are pretty brilliant as well. No JE pretty boys here, but there's Abe and Tsukamoto Takashi! I haven't even finished this yet and I already think this is gona be a good drama, plus it has to be good for it to be remade into a Korean version (that seemed to be doing really well).
That's pretty much all I have for now. I haven't been having the desire to watch dramas in such a long time. Finishing Arifureta Kiseki has rekindled that flame a bit. :D
Till much later.
Hello journal, it's been awhile. This journal was initially meant to track my obsession with Japan (both the low and high cultures); Jdramas, Kanjani8, random JE clips that are amusing, etc. But for the past month or more, I have been denying how this obsession seemed to be cooling down from an obsession to just occasional interests that I check up on occasionally, hence the lack of updates. Instead I've been into whatever