06-09-2012 04:17 AM
Meatier than a comedy, but not depressing
I'm after something a bit heavier than a comedy, but with good outcomes for the lead characters.
-There must be a romance.
-The main characters MUST SURVIVE! No terminal illnesses, no sudden deaths that come out of nowhere after everything is resolved just because the writers weren't satisfied with the previous victims. It doesn't have to be all roses and sunshine, but surviving the series/movie would be nice.
-I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that this kind of character is a staple of Asian drama, but it would be great if there aren't any horrible female antagonists. Horrible male antagonists are fine, but I'm a bit over petty, evil female characters.
-No police, political, spy, or war dramas.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
06-09-2012 01:11 PM
I've briefly gone through your list and I would recommend:
-Tatta Hitotsu No Koi (J)- very nice romance, no comedy, no politics, no war, no evil antagonist (I am fed up of those too)
-Secret Garden (K)- it's actually a romantic comedy, but not the light type. It's definitely juicier than the usual romcom
-Autumn Concerto (Tw)- very classic romance. There's illness, but I've read you clearly about the outcome.
-Scent of a Woman (K)- well, this depends a lot on what's depressing for you. I think this is a drama full of hope. Heavy stuff, but not the... lethal kind.
-Pride (J)- beautiful love story, great chemistry, very nice ending
06-09-2012 01:39 PM
Bara no nai Hanaya, Full House, re-watch Coffee Prince.
06-10-2012 08:03 PM
Thank you everyone, I'll give these a try :-)
06-11-2012 05:39 AM
Kimi wa Petto
Fits perfectly. Lighthearted and certainly not as frustrating as some romance dramas. Very cute all in all.
Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~
The later two are more serious while the first two are more funny I suppose.