06-22-2011 05:18 AM
Crossdressing / Gender Bending Drama Recommendations
Since I really loved Coffee Prince and You're Beautiful, I really want to watch more dramas with a crossdressing / gender bending theme (it doesn't necessarily have to be Korean).
Any recommendations please? （・∀・）
Merged with Bakakoro's post:
I am looking for any genderbender dramas that I might be missing. I find these fun and enjoyable, I think i have seen most of them but if you know of any please list them, or if you would like to comment on any please do so.
Here is my list so far and a quick thought about them.
(Green = LOVED) (Orange = LIKED) (blue = in between lol) (Red = DIDN'T LIKE)
Hana Kimi (Korean version) (2012) - Will give this one a shot.
ONES I'VE SEEN-
Hana Kimi Remake (Japan 2011) - Was *ehh* shrugs shoulders - not much to say. Nothing was added to make this special. Not really sure why they remade it so soon.
Ikemen Desu Ne (2011) (J-version remake - you're beautiful) - Was cute, nothing really stood out, especially after having seen the other version. I think if I hadn't seen the original I would have liked this more, but still well done.
Ouran High School Host Club (2011) (J) - Was disappointed. Liked female lead and most of supporting cast, didn't like male lead. (i really wanted to like this one too) I did like the sort of looney-toon animations that they used - I thought that was cute.
The Tempest (2011) (J) - I liked this but it seemed too rushed. Like they tried to put too much story into only a few episodes. I like Yukie as an actress and thought she did a pretty good job of switching back and forth.
Secret Garden (2010) (K) - LOVED IT! While not a "true" gender bender I included it because of the body swapping! This was a really well written story. I laughed, I cried, I keep hearing "Kim Soo Han Moo..." Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won were phenomenal! Their mannerisms while in the opposite bodies were beyond perfection!
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) (K) - really good, well done and well paced. Like the theme of women bucking tradition to better themselves or their society.
You're Beautiful (a.k.a. He's Beautiful) (2009) (K) - Well done, enjoyed this one. Cute story and funny.
Mendol (2008) (J) - started 1st ep twice, couldn't really get into it, might give it one last try?
The Painter of the Wind (2008) (K) - currently watching - BEAUTIFUL, really well done. Main actress is adorable, I love her eyebrows lol (very expressive) and the cinematography is really pretty.
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007) (K) - One of the first I ever saw! Liked this one too. Cute story and well acted. It's always funny to watch the male leads question their sexuality >.<
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (a.k.a. Hana Kimi) (2007) (J) - Was enjoyable, cute and funny. Definitely think this is the best of the two Japanese versions.
Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (a.k.a. Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu) (2006) (T) - HYSTERICAL! (but then I might be biased because I really like Ella) Loved the slapstick throw back feel of this one!
Boku to Kanojo no XXX (2006) (J) - Again even though body swap, I included this. Kinda campy - so bad it's ok - if that makes sense?
Princess Princess D (2006) (J) - Really didn't care for this one at all .
My Bratty Princess / Mischievous Princess (a.k.a. Diao Man Gong Zhu) (2005) (C) - This was cute, it's the only C one I have seen - I know there is a sequel to this one but I haven't seen it yet.
I would also consider dramas where the main actor's sexuality is questioned.
Personal Taste (2010) (K) - The male lead pretends to be gay so he can live in the house of a famous architect. I thought Lee Min Ho did a really good job. I like that they didn't sink to over the top stereotypes.
Down With Love (2010) (T) - Female lead is mistaken as lesbian (somewhat stereotypical because a lot of it is based on how she dresses). Again, I like Ella, and I think she and Jerry had good chemistry. Story was cute.
06-22-2011 05:30 AM
Sungkyunkwan Scandal..i loved it..i have a feelin u will too
Originally Posted by Empyreal Dreamer
06-22-2011 05:39 AM
Agree fully with above two posts.
06-22-2011 05:45 AM
There is always Hana Kimi - although I prefer the Japanese version, I still don't mind the Taiwanese version. I haven't watched Mendol Ikemen or My Bratty Princess but heard they are ok. Haven't watched Painter of the Wind but believe it is really sad.
06-23-2011 01:21 AM
Thanks guys, I'll check them out! ^^
06-23-2011 07:27 AM
Ouran High School Host Club
The manga was great, I can't guarantee for the drama, though am going to watch it....whatever happens...even if Yamamoto s playing my precious Tamaki (T_T)
06-23-2011 08:40 AM
i saw the trailer and it looks good : DDD I think it might be a hit XD tho i'm still not convinced by the main actress...
Originally Posted by VioletSakura
06-23-2011 10:43 AM
TRAILER??? WHERE??? PLEASE!!! POST!!! or PM!!! ONEGAI!!!
Originally Posted by HAVA-RAVA
06-23-2011 01:26 PM
Na du!!!! I want to see a trailer!!! *excitedly searches world wide web*
Originally Posted by VioletSakura
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