Full-time Japanese drama watcher (J-drama and I are currently living separately). Occasional other countries drama watcher. Learner of Japanese. Beginning learner of Chinese. Eighter and Johnny's fan; I like the odd ones and the ones that talk a lot. (Talk to me about Johnny's and I'll love you forever.) PLEASE~!!! send me a message when sending me a friend request. I am active on the feeds. I post almost exclusively to the friends feed (not public).
FEEDS CONTENT WARNING: Bad language, BL, British politics, BBC News, RL ranting, not-so-serious hating on K-dramas, totally serious hating on Fukushi Sota, mood-dependent screencap spam, non-drama-related Johnny's screencaps
Taste: Fundamentally, I don't like K-dramas. I watch them to criticise them. I don't like romantic comedies, I don't like bad clichéd writing, I don't like actors taking their shirts off for the camera. Those are the hallmarks of typical K-drama. And yet I watch them. And post about them. So please don't friend me if you're going to get pissy about that. At heart I'm still a J-drama fan, although I've not been in a J-drama mood for a while now. I'm still discovering C-dramas. I'm not interested in any of the other countries.
Character writing is most important to me. I don't like flowerpot men. I tend to love supporting actors. K-drama romance is definitely not my thing, but I don't hate romance in general. I find it difficult to find comedy to my taste. I like main character death (when it's appropriate). I don't like forced "happily ever after" endings. I love character-driven mysteries. I don't like action scenes. I ship non-canon couples often. I don't believe in "chemistry". I'm the type who will watch almost anything for a favourite actor. I try not to drop.
Ratings: 5 is a positive rating! My "good" ratings start at 5. Ratings 5-7 are something like a "lower positive" tier, and 8-10 are an "upper positive" tier. 4 is my neutral rating. 1-3 are my negative ratings. I aim to rate objectively. Dramas I love might get 6. Dramas I like might get 3. Dramas I don't like can get 8.
Other: I like red clothing, pylons, robots, idols, BL, politics and current affairs, British dramas, quiet time. I dislike bigotry and prejudice, excitement, sensory overload, my accent, people who take Asian dramas too seriously.
These are the ending comments I've made on almost everything I've watched over the past three years. They're mostly friends-only by default. I'm still in the process of collecting the older posts due to the MDL update last year. I won't give up! The linked/re-linked ones from 2016/17 are in italics.
MDL Resolutions 2018:
- 50 Japanese movies (1. Bara no Souretsu (rewatch), 2. Manji, 3. )
- 10 Chinese language dramas (1. Intouchable, 2. Seven of Me, 3. HIStory 2: Right or Wrong, 4. Medical Examiner Dr Qin, 5. HIStory 2: Boundary Crossing, 6. , 7. ) and 10 Chinese language movies (inc. HK) (1. )
- 15 Korean dramas (1. Orange Marmalade, 2. Cinderella's Sister, 3. Prison Playbook & review, 4. Local Hero, 5. Heartless City, 6. I'm Not a Robot, 7. Under the Black Moonlight, 8. The Village: Achiara's Secret (rewatch), 9. Sirius, 10. Vampire Detective (rewatch), 11. Borg Mom, 12. Mistress, 13. Secret Mother, 14. Sketch & review, 15. Come and Hug Me, 16. Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School (rewatch), 17. Are You Human Too?, 18. Chicago Typewriter, 19. ) and 10 Korean movies (1. Socialphobia, 2. The Crucible, 3. A Frozen Flower, 4. )
- Japanese dramas (1. Eien no Ko, 2. Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! (1993) Season 1 & Season 2, 3. Byplayers Season 2, 4. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou, 5. Watashi no Kirai na Tantei, 6. Keishichou Zero-gakari, 7. Ossans Love, 8. )
MDL Resolutions 2017:
- Japanese movies, favourites in bold (1. Creepy, 2. DEAD OR ALIVE 1, 3. Toshokan Sensou 1, 4. Zebraman, 5. Sonatine, 6. Kuroi Ame, 7. All About Lily Chou-Chou (rewatch), 8. Ore, Ore, 9. Ai no Koriida (In the Realm of the Senses), 10. Azemichi no Dandy (A Man with Style), 11. Himizu (rewatch), 12. Tetsuo: The Iron Man, 13. Otousan to Itou-san, 14. Setoutsumi, 15. Death Note: Light up the NEW world, 16. Magare! Spoon (Go Find a Psychic!), 17. Kisaragi, 18. Tokyo Ghoul)
- Chinese language dramas (1. Sealed with a Kiss, 2. The Fairy Fox, 3. Falling in Love with a Rival, 4. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Season 1 & Season 2 & review, 5. MARS, 6. Super Star Academy, 7. Rakshasa Street, 8. Addicted Heroin (rewatch), 9. Hello Mr. Right, 10. Wind Chime (rewatch), 11. Sparrow)
- Chinese language movies (inc. HK) (1. Blue Gate Crossing, 2. Forest of Death, 3. Look For a Star)
- Korean dramas (1. Goblin, 2. Imaginary Cat, 3. Defendant, 4. Evasive Inquiry Agency, 5. Shopping King Louis 6. Liar Game, 7. Bad Guys, 8. I Remember You, 9. EXO Next Door, 10. Who Are You, 11. My Beautiful Bride, 12. Save Me, 13. 38 Task Force, 14. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, 15. High School King of Savvy, 16. Missing 9, 17. Circle & review, 18. Black)
- Korean movies (1. The Handmaiden, 2. Okja)
- Japanese dramas (1. Boku no Yabai Tsuma (rewatch), 2. Cold Case, 3. Suna no Tou, 4. Kaiki Daikazoku, 5. Fuben na Benriya (SP), 6. Otousan wa Nido Shinu, 7. SCANDAL, 8. Kekkonshiki no Zenjitsu ni, 9. OUT, 10. Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! (1989), 11. Anata Dake Mienai, 12. Death Note (rewatch), 13. Ossan's Love (SP), 14. Sniffer - Kyuukaku Sousakan, 15. Okaasan, Musume wo Yamete Ii desu ka?, 16. Haruka 17, 17. Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku (rewatch), 18. Nietzsche-sensei, 19. Akuma no You na Aitsu, 20. Byplayers, 21. Triangle, 22. Toubousha, 23. Atami no Sousakan, 24. Gonzo, 25. Tsumiki Kuzushi, 26. Kinkyuu Torishirabeshitsu, 27. Reverse, 28. Shoujo ni Nani ga Okotta ka, 29. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, 30. Kiseki no Hito, 31. )
- Thai dramas (1. SOTUS: The Series, )
- British dramas (1. Edge of Darkness, 2. Broadchurch Series 3, 3. Y Gwyll (Hinterland), 4. State of Play (rewatch), 5. Theresa vs Boris, 6. Born to Kill, 7. Broken, 8. The Loch)
MDL Resolutions 2016:
- Japanese movies, favourites in bold (1. Fantastipo (rewatch), 2. Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, 3. Seven Days: Friday-Sunday, 4. Gift, 5. Lakeside Murder Case, 6. Koisuru Vampire, 7. Udagawa-chou de Mattete yo, 8. Tokyo Tribe, 9. Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu, 10. Bara no Souretsu, 11. Koushikei, 12. Tanin no Kao, 13. Shinjuku Dorobou Nikki, 14. Misono Universe (rewatch), 15. Onna no Ko Kirai, 16. All About Lily Chou-Chou (rewatch), 17. MOZU, 18. Kagi Dorobou no Method, 19. ST, 20. Survive Style 5+ (rewatch), 21. Himizu (rewatch), 22. World of Kanako (rewatch), 23. Ju-on: The Curse, 24. Ju-on: The Grudge, 25. Suicide Circle, 26. Noriko's Dinner Table, 27. Yokokuhan, 28. Air Doll, 29. Picnic, 30. 20th Century Boys 1)
- Chinese dramas (1. Nirvana in Fire, 2. The Lost Tomb, 3. Detective Sweet, 4. Wind Chime, 5. Addicted Heroin, 6. When a Snail Falls in Love)
- Korean dramas (1. The Village: Achiara's Secret, 2. Signal, 3. Missing Noir M, 4. Special Affairs Team TEN 1, 5. Healer, 6. Vampire Detective, 7. Wanted, 8. W - Two Worlds, 9. Let's Fight, Ghost)
- Japanese books (1. Dorobou no Meijin, 2.5/5, 2. Amai Mizu, 3/5, 3. Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka, 5/5, 4. Boku no Star, 4.5/5, 5. Tengu no Yome-tori, 3/5)
- Anime (1. Samurai Flamenco, 10/10, 2. Junjou Romantica: Season 1, 7.5/10, 3. Monster, 9.5/10, 4. Tokyo Ghoul: Season 1, 7/10, 5. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu, 6/10)
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