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chiibea

CA, USA

chiibea

CA, USA
Completed
My Girl
14 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This drama is simply great :)

Aiba Masaki indeed do a great job as Masamune-kun. He fully showed the anxiousness and uncertainty that Masamune-kun was feeling about the changes in his life. Masamune-kun did his very best in his own way to show his daughter her value to him, realizing along the way how the little girl changed his life for the better. He loved Yuuko-san, tho the way she left was kind of a cliche, I still think that it's a nice way of using those predictable conflicts.

Ishii Momoka-chan was just so good in this :') Every time she cries, I would feel tears in my eyes. She portrayed her role magnificently, showing the viewers how mature and independent Koharu-chan is at such a young age, even after the loss of her mother and a faithful meeting with the father she only knew from stories. She would do her best to help Masamune-kun take care of her.

Other characters really helped build up this great drama and helped the two connect, like father and daughter. The music was great, as well.

It's definitely worth to re-watch this drama. It's warm feeling and sweetness will bring you guys smiles :)

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Boys Over Flowers
18 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2012
25 of 25 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 5.0
I watched Meteor Garden when I was a kid and read the manga after watching all the live-actions so I guess I'm a die-hard fan of HYD.

Boys Over Flowers was a nice drama. It has its sparks here and there but it never really caught my heart. The story line was good, the cast was just amazing and the soundtrack just makes you flutter.

But Hana Yori Dango/Boys Over Flowers, in my sense, was a story about a kind and brave girl who fell in love and changed a guy who longed for love among everyone else. A girl who did all she could to protect her loved ones and fight for herself. A guy trying to show to the girl he loves that she was the only one for him, with the help of his friends. A not-so-cliche couple, trying to prove to the world how much they treasure each other and how they can overcome all the hardships reality threw to them.

BOF gave viewers great visual on how the F4's lives were. But I never saw the friendship between them. They were good-looking as hell but, the closeness was not there. Jan Di was, sure, poor, but I don't think she would gobble down food like that.

Jun Pyo and Jan Di had sparks, just wasn't enough. Their chemistry just never caught my heart, unlike Domyouji (Matsumoto Jun) and Makino (Inoue Mao). Never got their version of the necklace either. Domyouji gave Makino the necklace as to let her know that she is his soul-mate, based on horoscope. Why the moon never escaping the star?

I guess every adaptation has its own twists and patterns to make it different from the others. Just so happens that this one, indeed caught me eye, but not my heart.

( Tho I love the fact that they made a side story to Ga Eul and Yi Jung, even tho it was not in the manga xDD )

I don't regret watching this. It was a nice drama. Lots of eye-candy and idol-ish faces. Just that, compared to the other versions, BOF was probably the one I like the least. I recommend this to those who have watched HYD or Meteor Garden, since if you're a real fan of this story, you definitely have to see this.

:D

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He Is My Ex-Boyfriend
7 people found this review helpful
Oct 2, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
Okay. So, after seeing this in DramaWiki, and noticing that the Domoto Tsuyoshi and Hirosue Ryoko's in it, I figured I'll give it a try. And that went well, I guess.

The story revolves around a man named Kashiwaba Toji and his love life, both present and past, set up in a department store where he works at. Everything was going well for him, even with his ima-kano (current girlfriend), Hayakawa Nao. He was just starting to get used to his new job and newly-found relationship, but after a fateful encounter with his moto-kano (ex-girlfriend), Saeki Makoto, his whole world turned upside down again.

It's kind-of a typical situation where the former couple never really got over each other, but since there's a new person in either one of their lives, both of em are being passive about it. Although it's based on that type of situation, it's not the cliche for me, after I finished the drama. It's very realistic, and although it was not the best, it really gave a slice-of-life situation where one can be really torn between the pain of a love you never got over, plus the unclear reason of your separation, and the new love you gained but slowly forcing to commit yourself.

I did not like Toji's character at all -.-' Sorry to say. He's so.. uh. I mean, I even read somewhere that Tsuyoshi said that he did not like playing the character at all. Maybe that's the realistic feel to it. I can't really point out what's wrong with Toji, but I know he just feels... uhh.

Anyways, Hirosue Ryoko and Uchiyama Rina did a good job on their roles and made me cry. So, the casting was really good ^^b It's just Toji really -.- But, really, I can't imagine any actor playing Toji except Tsuyoshi. Hm, maybe Nakai Masahiro? or Matsuda Shota? But, oh well.

The music was just, Heaven. HAKKA Candy by Kinki Kids was great especially the insert song titled Teko's Theme. It's in English and the meaning was just really beautiful. So, OST is OutSTanding to me :)

I do recommend this drama to those who wants to see a real slice-of-life kind of drama. I think not every person will appreciate this, but those who really likes dramas, will definitely appreciate and see what this drama is really for. I would definitely re-watch this, but not any time soon. Maybe if I have time in the future.

Have fun with this drama. It's nice, not the best, but very heart-warming :) Enjoy

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