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  • Drama: Muscle Girl
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 19, 2011 - Jun 21, 2011
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.0 (scored by 1,121 users)
  • Ranked: #3650
  • Popularity: #1382
  • Watchers: 2,604

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Ichikawa plays the part of Azusa, the only child of the owner of a small female pro wrestling organization. After her father dies of illness, she has to take over the business, which is already losing money and is on the verge of shutting down. To make things worse, their referee suddenly disappears on the day of one of their shows, leaving behind only a resignation letter. The desperate Azusa then runs into a young Korean man (Lee). She persuades him to serve as a referee just for that day, though she doesn't realize he is actually a popular star in Korea. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 19, 2011 - Jun 21, 2011
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 6.0 (scored by 1,121 users)
  • Ranked: #3650
  • Popularity: #1382
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
blackstar_aria
11 people found this review helpful
Aug 7, 2011
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
1 word over-acted. Of course Lee Hong Ki is as adorable as a puppy, and his Japanese was surprisingly good, but the whole thing is way overacted. It is a comedy, with some action (the wrestling). It is built on an interesting premise and seems like it would be really good from the first 2 episodes, but the story line seems to go in circles making the 30 minutes that you watch it feel like an hour. The flash backs are numerous and repetitive and that makes you feel like you have already watched this episode. The end was lack luster and felt rushed as if the drama got cut short and they had to hurry and finish it. Some things were never explained and why the antagonist of the story had a sudden change of heart I guess we will never know.

What I did like was Hong Ki's smile, the girls overacting, and them pretending pro-wrestling was a sport. I have never been a fan of wrestling, but when they did the moves it seemed funny and made me want to clothes- line someone.

All in all, unless you are a fan of Lee Hong Ki, pointless dramas about girls trying to be tough, or if you are a pervert and like to see girls in mid-drifts and skirts hitting each other this drama is for you. Otherwise the first 3 episodes are enough to understand the plot and I really wouldn't bother with the ending.

oh and I didnt understand the lack of common sense and magical happenings in the last ep. just a note.

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Completed
Emily
9 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
Lee Hong Ki. Why!?
I'll be completely honest here, I watched all 10 episodes straight. I literally watched them side by side, with few breaks. But now that it's over? Ugh, I regret it. It wasn't worth my time.
I thought the story would be more of a 'Girl is rough yet lovable, boy is spoiled egotistical idol.' but alas, that would imply that there was actually progress in the story.
Honestly, while I loved the cast, and most of the acting was good (the antagonists were dreadful. 'Yes.' 'Yes.' ...I hope you never have to watch it to find out what I'm talking about.) the characters were horribly underdeveloped and shallow. But that was the writers fault- there was a lot they could have done with this concept that they just didn't, instead opting for the traditional Japanese drama style of several unrelated story lines with one underlying cast and setting. There were several times when Hongki's idol status is completely forgotten- it's as if the plot lines were made for a completely different drama.
HK's Japanese is great- I'll admit that. It sounds really natural, at least to these ears which have been listening to anime and Jdramas for a LONG time. His mother's Korean? Ugh, not so much. I honestly cannot comprehend why they didn't get a Korean actress, seeing as how his mother did not have any Japanese lines.
If you're watching this for romance, stop now. You will be sorely disappointed, as I was. Here I was, hoping for a happy Lee Hong Ki that would get the girl, but no. Any romance is too insignificant to call romance.
As a hardcore LHK fan and Primadonna, I have to say that I liked the music. The whole...two songs? Yeah. I'm pretty sure they only used two songs the entire drama. They were good songs, but come ON. Honestly?
Another thing about this drama that upsets me is the 'Pro Wrestling' aspect of it. It was a joke. I don't know wrestling, but this was SO bad.
Basically, I don't plan on ever watching this again. I don't plan on getting anybody I know to watch it. It's not even worth watching it to see Hong Ki being adorable.

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