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JCKdorama

Ohio, USA

JCKdorama

Ohio, USA
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Kurosagi: The Movie
23 people found this review helpful
Apr 29, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
If you loved the Kurosagi series, then you probably will not like this movie. For me, it didn't add any closure, especially with the relationship between the main cast. Maki only had 5 minutes in the entire movie. It was just like another normal episode. I loved the music and Yamapi did a great job with his character, but it was just Yamapi, the cop, and the old guy the entire time.



I was very disappointed. So if you have seen the series and watch this, just think of it as a bonus episode and not a movie. If you haven't already watched the series then I suggest you do because it is quite clever and enjoyable.

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It Started with a Kiss
28 people found this review helpful
Apr 27, 2011
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Why are you reading this review and not watching it?! This is one of my all time favorite dramas. While at times the characters can be a bit frustrating, they do a really good job playing them. The romantic scenes in this drama are very romantic and rememberable (unlike the Korean version...). I could on and on about what I like, but I would spoil it for you. The only thing I can honestly say I didn't like was part of the end, so thank goodness they have a season two! The second season of this drama is also very good and doesn't ruin the first season (unlike Meteor Garden II...).



There are also two versions of this drama, the 30 episode verison and the 20 episode version. If you are the kind of person with a lot of time to spend watching dramas, consider the 30 episode version. But if you are the kind that has little time or doesn't like really long dramas, the 20 episode version is good too and really doesn't leave out much. I forget which version, but one of the two cuts off the ends really weird (probably the 20 episode version.)



What are you waiting for? Go watch it! (I've seen it twice!)

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The Quiz Show 2
13 people found this review helpful
Jul 24, 2011
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Yay! Another great Sakurai Sho drama. At first I thought since I had not seen the first "The Quiz Show," that I would be left behind. But there is no need to watch the first one. (Though I do believe there are some appearances by the first cast that would make more sense if you saw the first, but it does not affect the story.) Though it may seem like it's the same episode over and over, I feel that as the show went on, it became more interesting. Each character was different but each played an important role in the continuation of the story behind The Quiz Show. Sakurai and Yu did a great job with their acting! They never fail to impress me. And of course, the ending song was sung by Arashi, though I think it didnt really fit the drama til the end of the series. I'm not sure whether I would ever rewatch this, maybe just the last episode. There is no romance, but it would be rather weird if this drama did have it. If you like mystery and suspense, then I would recommend this drama.

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TROUBLEMAN
9 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2011
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I LOVE this drama. At first, I'll be honest, I watched it for Shige, but this turned out to be a suberb drama. The characters had depth and the story never dragged because each episode was a different character's story. As the story progresses, everything starts to become more clear. It feels real while at the same time being a different crazy kind of universe. In my opinion, this drama is under-rated. There is also a hint of romance too. And while it is a mystery and a suspense drama, at the same time, it is freaking HILARIOUS! It felt very refreshing to watch. I also loved the ending song by NEWS. It's actually my favorite song by them now. The only reason I wouldn't watch it is if you are the kind of person who gets scared, creeped out, or disturbed easily since there are some scenes like that. It's defiantely worth a watch or two!

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Brown Sugar Macchiato
11 people found this review helpful
Apr 27, 2011
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas. Unlike most Taiwanese dramas, this is set when they are in high school. While the main story isn't very clear, the overall drama is fun to watch. The romance is more innocent and cute, which is good for this type of drama. It could have easily have been a typical romantic comedy drama, but I feel it was pretty imaginative. While there were definately some things I did not like, for example, their uniforms, there were a lot more things I loved. The actors and actress are both from idol groups and are not originally actors, so the acting was just ok. At the same time though, they are just playing awkward high schoolers anyway, so their lack of skills are pretty much hidden and some actors, my favorite was Gui Gui, did a pretty good job. The ending was a bit random, and almost made me feel like their could have been a season two. They did make another drama with most of the actors in this show, though I don't think it's a second season (more like ISWAK and Love&Bread).



If you enjoy idol dramas and romantic comedies, you will love this drama. Definately worth a watch!

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Innocent Love
17 people found this review helpful
Jul 25, 2011
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama is so under-rated, it's not even funny. I LOVE this drama! The actors do a fantastic job! Everything just feels so real. The romance is bitter-sweet and filled with innocence (hence the title.) I loved the song by Hikaru Utada "Eternally". It goes well with the drama. I also love the fact that the main girl is Christain. Not many Japanese are Christain, so it's nice to see it in dramas. This drama will make you cry, smile, laugh, and sad all at the same time. It is so simple yet so sweet. The two must overcome serious obsticles to be with each other, so much so that it would tear anyone apart. When this was airing, I would rewatch episodes while I waited for the next one to come out. The only thing I really didn't like was the end. I thought it was a bit off, but that's just me. I was still satisfied with it though. I would recommend this drama to anyone. Watch this!

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How to Date an Otaku Girl
13 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie is very cute and fun! If you like anime or just happen to be an otaku yourself, you can relate a lot to this movie. The actors played their roles very well thought I think the story could have used more depth. It is one of those movies that is very easy to watch and enjoyable. It is a nice little twist on the usual "couple's struggle" type of story. I don't actually remember the music, so I just gave it an 8. This movie is definately worth watching. :)
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[email protected]
9 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2011
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
It has been a while since I have seen this drama, but I remember loving it. If you or a loved one is an otaku, you will find this drama hilarious! It also has a bit of "action and mystery." I thought this drama wasn't going to be good and only watched it for Ikuta Toma, but it completely surprised me! The actors did a really good job in their roles too. There is one episode that I just absolutely love, but I can't spoil it for you so you'll just have to watch it. There are some moments that are just plain random (in a good way.) If you are looking for an interesting drama to watch, this is it!

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Hanayome to Papa
7 people found this review helpful
Jul 26, 2011
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm gonna start off by saying, this is one of the cutest Japanese dramas ever! Taguchi and the main actress are so cute together. The scenes with her father and him together are laugh out loud funny. The story was mainly about her and her father, which I believe a lot of daughters of crazy fathers can relate too. The only problems I had were that I would have loved some more intamite scenes and that I didnt like the songs that much, but they still were a good fit for the drama (I just like catchy Jpop better.) This drama is short and sweet, not filled with too much useless crap like some other dramas I know (Taiwanese dramas I'm looking at you *.*) Watching this drama made me want to see Taguchi in other dramas. However, I am pleasantly surprised to see the main actress in more dramas. She is such a good actress and really pretty. I would watch this drama again if I wasnt so behind on other dramas and had to work. I would recommend this if you are looking for a short and sweet romantic comedy.

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You're My Destiny
7 people found this review helpful
Apr 29, 2011
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
One of my all time favorites! This is pretty unique for a Taiwanese drama because it's a bit controversial, and that's part of what makes it so good. It is easy to watch, romantic, and funny. There are parts of this drama that will just jerk at your heart strings. The actors also do a very good job, even the supporting. I loved the beginning, middle, and end (yes I LOVED the end!) It's definately not a typical love story. The two both progress really well as characters. The music is also very cute and goes well with the theme of the drama.



The one thing I did not like was that when the new episodes were added, it was a bit slow. He also at one point said that a woman is pregnant for 10 months (it's 9...)



If it wasn't so long, I would probably rewatch it. A must watch for every drama fan!

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Playful Kiss
33 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 3.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 3.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I love dramas, and I know a good one when I see it. This...is a TERRIBLE drama. The acting and story were disappointing. I have seen the Tawainese version and feel in love with it. If you compare the two, it is clear that the Korean version falls short. The characters were not potrayed well at all! The rival guy wasn't even a rival! He was ignored most of the drama! Really the only thing I did like was the music and the woman who played the mother. She was hilarious! I watched the entire thing and it was a waste of my time. I also watched the short episodes at the end, and those were okay. Don't fall for the good looking actors, this is a joke of a drama and falls short at being a good manga adaption.

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Gloomy Salad Days
4 people found this review helpful
Apr 29, 2011
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I think this is one of the most under-rated dramas I know of. Like most people, I watched it for Aaron. But after the first couple of episodes, I liked it much more for the stories than him. Since they are based on TRUE stories, it always had the creepy feel to it. It was also pretty controversial, which is probably the only reason why they added a "Death Girl." The "romance" between the main characters lacked big time. Aaron's character was also kind of annoying and I felt kind of bad for him. The other characters' stories made up for these faults. The end was also pretty good.



If you don't like dramas about certain sensative issues like suicide and sex, then don't watch this.

If you do, then I would defiantely watch it!

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Hana Kimi
5 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2011
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This was the first Asian drama I had ever watched. I LOVED it! The story was easy to follow and funny. I think this drama was actually great with the mediocre acting. Jiro definately played the best character, but the others were also good at playing their roles. Now I know there is a lot of debate about the female role and how she is not pretty. Well when you look at it from the view that SHE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE A GUY, then it's better. This drama also goes well with the original manga, but the ending for me was a disappointment. It wasn't bad, but it made me feel a bit "out of the loop." Oh but not to forget the nurse, HE WAS HILARIOUS! So much much much better than in the Japanese version. But I won't go on comparing the two versions because frankly, they are almost two separate stories and are BOTH worth watching. Overall, I would recommend you watch this drama for an easy laugh.

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Dropped 9/9
Houkago wa Mystery Totomo ni
7 people found this review helpful
Jul 3, 2012
9 of 9 episodes seen
Dropped 0
Overall 4.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I usually don't review dramas until I've seen the whole series, but I can tell from the first two episodes that this is just a mediocre mystery drama. Both actors are too good/popular for this drama and honestly don't fit the roles well. There are plenty of other dramas that are worth your time. Heck, re-watch one if you have to.
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Apr 24, 2011
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This drama was just okay for me. I love the actors in this drama, but the characters were lacking which I think was more from the script than their acting. Miura's character seemed like he could not make up his mind and was very frustrating, and his relationship with the student was unclear throughout the drama. Some of the supporting characters also lacked a good background story. I didn't really like the P!nk soundtrack either and really only fit half of the situations. It is pretty realistic in terms of how the situations would be handled and the morals it taught. And I also thought the ending was good. While this wasn't one of my all time favorites, it is worth a watch if you have some spare time on your hands.

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