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Trouble-chan

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Trouble-chan

United Kingdom
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Pretty Li Hui Zhen
20 people found this review helpful
Feb 1, 2017
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I gave this 10/10 because, although slower (because it's a LOT longer) than the Korean original - it's still very good. I honestly believe that the first and second lead actors (Sheng Peter and Zhang Vin) should've been swapped. Sheng Peter as Bai Hao is new to acting in this kind of role and needs to polish it off a bit - he plays it all way TOO cool, cold and well....cool. It worked in 'Go Princess Go', but not here.

Zhang Vin as Yi Mu was PERFECTION - but you really do feel he is wasted as the second lead. I think, having seen him as the cool, quiet and calm KO (who also had a warm heart) in 'Love O2O' he could've EASILY played Bai Hao instead and REALLY made it believable. The whole problem here has been that that we fans ship Yi Mu and the female lead, Hui Zhen, TOO much and it goes beyond the usual 'Second Lead Syndrome' - they just have INSANE chemistry in EVERY scene and Sheng Peter pales into the background if he has to share the scene with them. You HONESTLY see Bai Hao as the second lead and not the main love interest - whereas, even if he WAS the main lead, you're REALLY rooting for Yi Mu to be with Hui Zhen..

Sure there were differences between the original Kdrama ('She was Pretty') and this Chinese version - sure there was some things the Kdrama original did better, the male lead played by the always wonderful Park Seo Joon is an obvious choice. Another is that Go Joon Hee as Min Ha Ri certainly played the 'bad best friend' with a slightly more sympathetic air than the Chinese version, Xia Qiao, who is played (rather lack-lustrely) by Li Sierra.

BUT, and it's a big one. there are also MANY things this one did BETTER than the original. The Kdrama had the better LENGTH, however, this one has the better STORY because it also does at least have time to flesh out the characters a bit more; so the bullying main lead you REALLY despise, the BBF betrayer (or 'Female Dog Friend' as I called her, lol!) was MUCH worse in this one and so the hate we felt was much more real too. I think Sheng Peter should be patted on the back because a LOT of expectations are on this role and he did his best. I REALLY think we'll be seeing a LOT more of Zhang Vin in the future - the man was EXCELLENT as KO in 'Love O2O' too.

I think overall BOTH versions are very good and one is not worse than the other; they're just different. I give this 10/10 because it deserves it.

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Close-Knit
10 people found this review helpful
Sep 18, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 10
I adored this film - the story was very well put together and I liked the plotline which was very different (and very welcome because of it). Much kudos has to go to Ikuta Toma who was wonderful as Rinko. He really was completely believable as a male to female transgender and I adored Rinko so much. Ikuta and Kiritani Kenta (who played Makio) worked really well together - they were a completely believable couple and had you rooting for them and Maiko's niece..

The music was okay; nothing special or memorable but not horrible either. But the rewatch value, for me at least, is very high. I liked it so much - just not the ending; I really wanted it to be just a slight little bit different to make it happier for everyone - but it still raised a smile. However, that's why it wasn't a 10 overall for me.

This are my scores -
Story - 9.5/10
Acting/Cast - 10/10 (especially Ikuta Toma, who wound the dial all the way to 11)
Music - 5/10
Rewatch Value - 10/10
Overall -- 9.5/10 (just because of the ending).

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Kakekomi
6 people found this review helpful
Aug 23, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This was brilliant - I loved every minute and there wasn't really a slow moment; to me it wasn't really a comedy, that lessens the story to say it was. There were comedic moments, but there was so, SO much more to it than that. This is a movie I KNOW I will watch over and over and still enjoy as much as the first time. I honestly can't praise this enough.

As a bit of a history buff I've spent the last hour looking up the history behind this wonderful film and the names I could find in history from it. It's been an education on so many levels and because of that alone, let alone all the other good points in it, I would give it 10/10.

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Go Brother!
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 1, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Just watched this - it IS quite funny, especially if the viewer has annoying siblings (I don't but I still loved it). However, the ending is bittersweet and will tug your heartstrings.....and tear ducts. I cried my way through the last ten minutes or so. So go in with tissues, chocolate and water - you will need it....unless you have no soul, in which case don't worry.

This movie is really lovely - and definitely brings home the old saying "you never miss someone until they're gone...." We often don't appreciate those we love the most until they're no longer around. The ending is a cliffie so be prepared to hurl abuse, tearfully or otherwise (mine was very tearful but very definitely annoyed too). I hope there's another movie where she perhaps helps another set siblings overcome their differences without ending up as she did or something - so that way we at least know if the end......changed the cliffie (sorry, I don't know how to word that without spoilers....so take what I offer and run with it).

So now to the usual review stuff:

STORY - The story was pretty good; very much along the lines of what I think many siblings wish for when not getting along. The beginning was very funny. I laughed a lot and I thought the female lead would immediately regret her decision, but she didn't. The last ten minutes or so were very bittersweet - unless you have heart of stone, I mean it, you WILL cry though it's not really an unhappy ending......just...open,

ACTING/CAST - the two leads playing the siblings were EXCELLENT. Seriously they were really good; especially Peng Yu Chang who played the older brother Shi Fen. That young man is destined for great things you can see that already. The rest of the cast were pretty good too - the mum was played well, and the actor playing her boyfriend was very goo in his role as the bumbling but earnest stepfather to be. But Chang Peng Yu was the best of the whole lot, with Zhang Wendy as Shi Miao a solid second. The last scene will tear your heart I swear and you'll see why I'm praising these two so highly.

MUSIC - that's a straight 8 all day. Not terrible, but not memorable either; though it did really play well with the final scenes.

RE-WATCH VALUE - ooh that was a tough one to call; for me it was a definite 9 because I would definitely watch this again AND make all my bickering cousins sit down with their siblings and watch it too. But others might feel differently.

OVERALL - for me it was a 9.5 because the message was clear and simple - be grateful for who you have in your life because when they're gone you'll miss them and it's often to late then. It's a simple message and one that too many movies and dramas overdo; really labour the point, thereby making it a lot more complicated than it should (or even needs to) be. This movie however, kept it simple and the more touching because of it. The message remained the same, but more simply told and therefore all the more moving because of it.

I think it's also a movie that parents who leave older siblings as the younger children(s) caretaker/babysitter/entertainer, etc should watch. YOU have kids because YOU want them, so DON'T make the older ones the 'parents' to the younger ones so that you can have a social life/career - you should've thought of that BEFORE producing offspring.

Finally, I would say this - really, give this movie a try........you won't regret it.

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5-ji Kara 9-ji Made
4 people found this review helpful
Aug 20, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
I could NOT stand the grandmother - seriously, death was too good for the old shrew; mind you she was so much like mother-in-law that could've made me loathe her more. :D The main couple were who you were rooting for from the get-go; as much to spite her as for any OTP hopes. As usual Yamashita Tomohisa is excellent - and even when you're angry at his character, you still really like him because you know he's doing things for HE feels are the right reasons (even if you don't agree with him - which you won't).

The other couples in the drama - of which there were many - were adorable too and the ending wrapped things up nicely; just not in the way you'd necessarily expect for everyone. Of course there will be many who will suffer 'Second Lead Syndrome' - but with this drama there may even be a few suffering a new disease called 'THIRD Lead Syndrome' as the main female character has THREE men in love with her.

I really have to recommend this drama though - it is funny in places as you have a man and his grandparents living in a mindset better suited to the TWELFTH century and a possible bride living in the REAL twenty-first century. Of course the fact that the main character has a younger brother also quite happy to reside in the real world mindset whilst living amongst family doggedly determined to remain at least EIGHT HUNDRED years BEHIND everyone else in the world also adds to the story (and let's remember, not even the Amish live in a mindset THAT far back).

The difference in cultural attitudes causes many lighter moments; but it's also responsible for darker ones towards the end - not least from the evil grandmother, and occasionally from the 'bad boy' younger brother. You will find yourself crying, laughing and repeatedly face palming at regular intervals. I was even reduced to table and wall palming - which only really happens when face palming just isn't enough any more.

BE WARNED - you WILL find yourself INVENTING swear words for the grandmother by the end of the last episode.

SIDE NOTE - for those who remember Furukawa Yuki most for his role as 'Irie-kun' in 'Love in Tokyo 1 and 2' it's likely to be as strange for them as it was for me to see him not only actually speaking in a human way, but is also animated and emotional in his role here as Mishima Satoshi. He even SMILES - like properly SMILES. He's clearly a good actor; because as Irie-kun he was almost a cyborg compared to his 'normal' character here. Please give 'From 5 to 9' a watch - you honestly won't regret it.

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Muean Khon La Fark Fah
3 people found this review helpful
Feb 24, 2018
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This wasn't terrible.   It was actually nice to watch a Thai Lakorn that didn't resort to the old 'slap/kiss' and even rape or attempted rape to get the story moving. Andrew Gregson was actually good as Chat - sure he wasn't all macho and mean, but that was the point.  He was a damaged soul but one that didn't feel the need to rape, slap, or brutalise the woman he 'loved' to get her to care about him too.  He was kind, thoughtul, a bit pushy sure but nothing like we're used to.
 Sure it was indeed slow in places because it didn't have the usual 'girl runs, man chases her and slaps/kisses her into submission' sections and, despite everyone saying they were speaking their minds to save misunderstandings, no one was actually doing that with anyone right up until the end.   Lies and deflection seemed to be the order of the day; which will drive some viewers mad as you scream "for God's sake just TELL <insert name> the TRUTH!!"

The 'villains' were annoying to the point where death was too good for them.  Even their insults were lame compared to the lead female and her grandma (who I  ADORED)  As the elderly villains went in this I'd have just thrown them under the bus so hard I would've won a prize LONG before the end.  Having said that there was so much plastic in their faces you could've just stood them next to an open flame, hell even a lit match would've worked, and watched them melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

As to their seeming teflon coating when it came to get rumbled,  I know families love each other, blah blah, but come ON!  there's a limit to how far familial loyalty will go (especially these days) - if my mother in law tried to ruin my daughter's life, rest assured she would be supporting a new patio in my garden in a more literal way than she should.  I do get that Lakorns have to be angsty - I get that adult kids have to be tortured by parents/grandparents/older or younger siblings/ or even just insert random person who wants revenge here for the story; but really when the parents are supposed to be 'protecting' their tortured offspring, then they should DO that not just pay lip service to it before pressing on with tweets of '#worried' to everyone.  I also loathe the Second Lead in these (usually the female who is NOT a villain) who just wafts around a with a 'kicked puppy' look.  In this drama that girl had that look NAILED - seriously, there are puppies out there as we speak taking lessons from her it was that good....sadly, though I just wanted to slap her silly, shake her so hard her teeth rattled and then tell her to GROW.A.SPINE.  She is a grown woman, running a business; NOT a 2 year old who's just been told her favourite blankie has been put through a woodchipper.

The music is pretty good and the theme song is nice too.  The re-watch value isn't awful because you know which bits to avoid, but it's not a must-see.  Overall, this isn't as bad as some people say and I'd give it a solid 8.


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High School King of Savvy
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 5, 2016
17 of 17 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
High School King of Savvy is just brilliant. The lead female character, Jung Soo Young, is not your typical 'strong noona' and the lead male character (and dongsaeng) Lee Min Suk, isn't your typical 'puppy love' type; but it just really works. They are shown as being flawed but also that their flaws each completes the other.

Not to mention that it has a second lead male, Yoo Jin Woo (son to the Ceo), who is a real arse rather than the usual dreamy sweet cutie, and who has, apparently, no soul.....certainly the blindingly beautiful Lee Soo Hyuk looks like THE most beautiful vampire throughout most of the drama (even down to appearing to have snow white skin in a few scenes) ;)

I have to say the moment Yoo Jin Woo realises the colossal and monumental mistake he's made and what he's lost by it ...it just breaks your heart (you know his back story by then); especially when Lee Min Suk confronts him. You loathe Jin Woo but can't help but feel sorry for him too. There were times when I cried for him, but also times when I hurled foul-mouthed abuse at him (always a sign of an excellent actor and good drama; neither Lee Soo Hyuk nor HSKoS disappoint here).

It's just another twist in a story that has been done so many times, yet this puts a few curves in that make you like it and make it a little different. The 'noona' in this, Jung Soo Young (or Popcorn Sister as Min Suk has her labelled on his phone, which is a sweet touch) is very strong in her own way, just not the usual 'noona' way; she fights for those she loves and those she feels are bullied.

Likewise, so the younger' dongsaeng, Min Suk, is not your typical 'puppy' in his own way - there's not all the usual dog-like devotion and puppy eyes; he's tough and gets frustrated and annoyed with her too. None of the relationships are easy - every one gets tested. This all makes a pleasant change and a very entertaining watch.....so much so I bought the dvd.

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Battle of Changsha
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 15, 2016
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm a sucker for Huo Wallace and usually find if he's in it then it's always pretty good. Once again I was not disappointed. This didn't really have the old time elegance and plot of 'Cruel Romance' (my current favourite drama) - it was more like an historical 'docudrama' and so could be quite slow in places. But the characters were believable, the setting suitably bleak and the story more than watchable; and, of course, Huo Wallace was brilliant. I'd give it 8.5/10.
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ATARU The First Love & The Last Kill
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 9, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
"A mystery unfolds with a woman named Madoka, who is a killer, and Ataru. The woman possesses the same extraordinary memory and deductive reasoning abilities as Ataru." -- That's the blurb on the movie but, sadly, it really doesn't convey the sheer wonder that this movie holds.

Ataru is an autistic savant with the deduction and reasoning skills even Sherlock Holmes would envy. His fate is tied to Madoka's in a fundamental way. Autistic people have feelings even if they can't always relate to them properly, and Ataru certainly has his AND his own unique way of expressing them (which does have some comical moments as well as sad ones).

Nakai Masahiro truly NAILED the autistic characterisations, he also made Ataru such a complicated character but so lovable at the same time. He's a truly gifted actor to play an austic savant so FLAWLESSLY and it's why I gave this film a 10 on the acting scale.

I would love to see a series with Nakai Masahiro reprising his role as Ataru, and witness how he deals with everything from the this point onwards - his life was never easy; trying to live in a world he didn't understand, populated by people he couldn't really comprehend. But now it's even more complicated and lonely - so I'd like to see not only how his friendship with Maiko and Shunichi progresses, but also how he now relates to Larry....the latter would be the MOST interesting one to witness.

The movie has it's funny moments, it's sad moments and some pretty weird ones. But it's a truly wonderful movie and one I KNOW I will definitely watch over and over again. It has a twist at the end that is one of those 'NONONO!!' moments and if you don't shed a single tear then you have no soul. Me? I cried a veritable river of them..... T-T

Trust me, not only will I be watching this one again; if KissAsian get the others I will DEFINITELY be signing up to those too. I found this movie by accident - so, SO glad I did. Watch it - you won't regret it. I'll definitely give it 9.5/10.

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Cruel Romance
2 people found this review helpful
Aug 15, 2016
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
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Acting was a bit OTT in places, but it really had the spirit of the 30s era movies as well as being set in that era. I thought the 'antiheroes' were exceptionally well done and you were really rooting for them - along with the (very) bad guys who you were desperate to see die; preferably with great pain and suffering.

Huang Xiao Ming was absolutely brilliant as Zou Zhen; his utterly focused and unwavering love for Rong Jin Xiu was breathtaking ------* SEE NOTE BELOW ---- It had a few slow moments, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be watching it more than once I can guarantee - in fact if I can find a region free, English subbed DVD I will also be buying it! I'd give a 9.5/10.

* READ THIS LINE *AFTER* WATCHING IN CASE IT'S A SPOILER - (especially as she as an utter moron when it came to her own safety and not trusting those who meant her harm).

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Zombie Fighters
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 25, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
As the headline says, this is really worth a watch. There's some humour there to break up the horror and whilst this isn't 'Train to Busan' (and isn't trying to be), it's really entertaining. I loved it.

STORY - Pretty good story. Basically no one is safe, there is no real 'hero' or ;heroine' that you can say the start "oh yeah they're the survivors"; that trope is abandoned here. For me that's a good thing, because it means you don't really know who, if anyone, will still be there at the end. The horror is pretty average; there's the usual ripping neck and throats out that ALL zombie movies have, with the accompanying blood. There is the usual dry Thai humour through this which helps in some of the bloodier moments. (I give it 8.0)

ACTING/CAST - Most of the cast was really good. Maybe the zombie extras left a bit to be desired, but certainly overall it was really good and the main cast were very good. Although the guy with the pudding bowl haircut that was crying and the noise he made for his clearly fake crying drove me nuts by the end. I kept begging for zombies to eat him, you'll have to watch to find out if they do. (Another 8.0)

MUSIC - music was okay but not really anything to write home about. (a midrange 5.5)

REWATCH VALUE - I have to admit there isn't much rewatch value. Once you've seen it, that's it. A zombie film is a zombie film and there's not really enough going on for you to go back and view it again. (only 5)

OVERALL - I think it's pretty good. Typical Thai horror and that's not a bad thing. Certainly worth a watch. (I give 7.5)

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Love Stories From Fukuoka 12
1 people found this review helpful
Apr 15, 2018
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 10
Not quite as cute as the 10 (blind guy and his ex-girlfriend) and 13 (deaf girl and young guy who learns sign language just to talk to her), but still very cute. it was a bit more teary for me - I because think we've all had crushes on people at some time in our lives. Occasionally those feelings are returned, mostly they're not (I was most definitely a frequent sufferer of 'unrequited love' thanks to 'being uglier than Quasimodo' as one crush told me).

So for me this resonated a lot, even though my crushes were never teachers and many moons ago now (I'm 52 and happily married), I can still recall the feelings of being faced by the person I liked so much and being overcome with shyness and nervousness. Sometimes people can hurt you without even realising and other times they do it knowingly because they believe it's 'for your own good' ( I HATE those words in any context). I can't say much more as I don't want to spoil it.

This was really adorable, don't get me wrong; as all the ones I've watched so far have been - but this definitely brings a lump to your throat where the others didn't.
At least with me it did; especially as, once again, you know it really happened to someone. I've watched them all raw and can only hope one day someone subs them for the rest of us....they deserve to be enjoyed by as wide an audience as possible. It's at times like this I really want my grasp of Japanese to hurry up and get better so I can start subbing....

So here's the overall stuff:

STORY - VERY good; it was a nice take on the old 'teacher/student' trope (and one that's currently being done a LOT right now). It was entertaining and engaging from start to end. For me it was definitely 10/10.

ACTING/CAST - Right on the nose. They really made you care about them; especially the younger ex-student who was still genuinely in love with her 'Sensei'. Both actors who played the main leads were excellent - so much so I will be looking out more of their work. The only reason this part got what it did was for the way some of the narration got a bit clunky. Okay, my grasp of Japanese is rudimentary to put it mildly, but even I could tell it was a bit stilted in places - though that could be more down to the script and my interpretation of what was being said. I won't know for sure until it's (hopefully) subbed. So it gets a 9/10.

MUSIC - This was the worst part of it; it was just like background noise.....the sort of music you expect to hear in a lift as you ride up and down a shopping mall, not as the soundtrack to an really cute, sincere and engaging drama. So hence it's 6.5/10.

REWATCH VALUE - This is really high as it's one of those little dramas that's engaging enough that you enjoy it and short enough to slip it in to any short viewing window you might have; the story sticks with you and you will want to watch it again. So far I've watched it twice.....there will be more times too. So it got a full 10/10.

OVERALL - so overall I gave it 9.5/10 due to the musical let down and the little bit of stilted moments and narrations along the way. But it's a well deserved 9.5.

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Long Time No See
1 people found this review helpful
Mar 23, 2018
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
I loved this - I seriously did. It was a good story and the chemistry worked with the two male leads really well. The kisses felt real which was good as some straight actors really struggle with the more physical side of any gay roles they take on.....

STORY - As I said - it was good. Engaging, entertaining - funny in places and also had it's more sad moments.

ACTING/CAST - VERY good; they really made you care for the two main characters. The more peripheral cast were a little more sketchy - mainly the actors playing the bad guys who were just lacking moustaches that could be twirled. But the actress playing the sister was very good too. Overall the two main leads were completely believable to the point if you saw them in the street then you'd not be surprised if they were holding hands. That kind of believability is rare in BL/gay dramas.

MUSIC - Sadly this is where it was let down - the music wasn't great. A lot of it was the type you'd expect to hear in lifts (aka elevators) and the rest was just utterly schmaltzy and forgettable.

REWATCH VALUE - Actually pretty high because it was well acted and a good story. I would certainly watch it again.

OVERALL - so overall for me I gave it a 10/10 - it deserved it. Sure the peripheral cast were a little OTT in the acting and the music was bad, but the story and the acting by the lead couple was brilliant and on point. The run up to the ending is NOT what you think either, so don't worry.

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HIStory2: Right or Wrong
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 22, 2018
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
I LOVED this - the story was brilliant, not too much drama and 'death, doom, destruction' that usually accompanies such dramas.

STORY - the story was very good.  There was an age gap of about 11 years and a child from a previous relationship for the character Shi Yi Jie (wonderfully portrayed by Jiang Chang Hui - aka Steven).  He also had an ex-wife but, without adding spoilers, I can't say much more on her.  The younger character Fei Sheng Zhe (played by the very cute Zhang Xing - aka Hunter) was the right balance of emotionally damaged (due to traumas at high school) wariness and desperate to love, nurture and be loved in return soft-heartedness.  His relationship with Yi Jie's daughter, Yo Yo, was wonderful too.  It had a happy ending and never left you feeling disappointed.  the last scenes definitely made me smile...but a teary one of happiness.

ACTING/CAST - here's why I only gave this 9.5.......the KISSING.  Seriously, I know that Hunter was the young and inexperienced student, they're straight men in RL and all that - but guys come on, kiss PROPERLY.  They're supposed to be besotted with each other and yet the kisses (on hunter's part to be fair to Steven) was just VERY tame.    Hunter seemed determined to keep it to the always disappointing 'lip bumping' no matter what Steven tried to do to make it more realistic.  That is the ONLY reason I gave it a 9.5; the wife's character was a nutjob anyway, so any overacting there can be forgiven.  The storyline was a lot for a little girl to take on and understand, so  a major pat on the back for the little girl who played Yo Yo; she did a really good job.  The other two characters who  were Sheng Zhe's student friends were also well portrayed.

MUSIC - the music was good; the ending song was the best.  It didn't have the catchiness that the songs from series one did - but they were still good and I liked the ending song in particular.

REWATCH VALUE - well, I've already watched the last three episodes three times so I can definitely say that it's 10/10.  What I did like a LOT was the hugging, little touches, affection and cuddling that was included - I have a gay cousin and I know she's like that with her partner; it's not always all sex and passion.  the LGBT community have the same companionship and affection side of their love as we do,and it was so genuinely nice to see it properly portrayed for once. It's one of the reasons for me rewatching the last three episodes almost on repeat.....it made those episodes the cutest of the eight.

OVERALL - although the little indicator above suggests 9.5  as an overall score - for me this has to be a 10.  Sure the kissing was a bit tame (especially in the bed scene), but other  than that it was such a well acted, beautifully cute and low drama story that to not give it a 10 would be criminal.  HIStory: Right or Wrong is a MUST WATCH for any BL fan.....in fact anyone who loves a decent love story and  can look past the bad kissing.

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Innocent Curse
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 3, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Very good and very creepy.  Not very horrific as such.  But it was a good movie and the motivation of all those involved could be understood. As usual Takizawa Hideaki was excellent in the role of the 'mysterious man' - but the whole cast worked well.

The story was believable, but sadly I can't say much without spoiling it.  So all I will say is that given what is done to the children, the consequences are understandable.  I didn't find the 'Mysterious Man' a monster in the real sense as he was only doing what was wanted of him.  

The acting was first rate - the entire cast gelled very well together and all were convincing in their roles.  However, for me at least, Takizawa Hideaki stood out as the main protagonist; an almost childlike figure lashing out at those he held responsible.  It showed children can be remarkable in coping with a horrific life and finding allies in the most unlikeliest of places.

The music added to the story and certainly the organ grinder style music was creepy.  The final few frames with the child at the door, organ grinder and the little doll were unsettling but also strangely satisfying.  I would love for there to be a sequel.

Even though I know the ending, I did watch it raw and, only having a few sentences of Japanese learnt, I would like to watch it again with subs and see if I was wrong in my assumption that the 'monster' wasn't really a monster, just a being existing for justice for those unable to seek it themselves.  I would watch it more than once, or even twice, that's for sure.

 Overall, it wasn't too scary and certainly a nice film for a winter's evening with a mug of hot chocolate and some marshmallows.  A real campfire story really.  It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it and will give it 10/10.

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