If you had told me three months ago that this drama was going to be my crack drama for the year, I would have looked at you like you’re crazy. Yet three months have passed and I have stalked tumblr, weibo, Facebook and any blogs that have anything to do with Itazura na Kiss, hoarded screencaps, and watched way too many fan music videos. I have squeed and cried with this show, watching just about every episode a dozen times. I haven’t been this obsessed with a drama, well, ever, but all good things must come to an end and I was hoping that ItaKiss would go out with a bang. Did it deliver? Well… Continue reading Itazura na Kiss~Love in Tokyo Episode 16 (Final)
We’re barreling towards the end and I guess the production finally realized that we don’t have time for any more awkward scenes or filler moments. This episode is so good, probably the best since episode ten even with a predictable cliffhanger, so you will probably hit replay as soon as you finish.Fair warning though, have a box of tissues handy, you might need it. Continue reading Itazura na Kiss~Love in Tokyo Episode 15
With Itazura na Kiss ending in a week (yeah, I don’t want to think about it either) it’s about time to start looking for a new j-drama to watch. Luckily the summer season has started and it’s looking better than last season. Continue reading Summer 2013: Aliens, Single Moms, and the Beach
I’m itching to watch this week’s episodes, especially since it appears something big happens (or is about to happen), but I thought that I needed to get some thoughts out on last week first. Continue reading Heartless City: Episodes 11-12
We’re starting to wind down and with only two episodes left, I find that I’m not that willing to let go of these characters just yet. It’s not just Kotoko and Naoki who I’ll miss, who I love individually and together and have been wonderfully portrayed by Honoka Miki and Furukawa Yuki, but also the ever dependable Kin-chan, who I adore, and even Yuko, who wasn’t being as annoying and manipulative as she usually is in this episode. These two pretty much saved the episode for me as Kotoko and Naoki don’t do a lot and though she changes the game, Sahoko must be the most boring love rival yet. Continue reading Itazura na Kiss~Love in Tokyo Episode 14
My feelings are torn about these episodes. On the one hand, there was a lot more action, and that’s always good in my book, but on the other hand, the narrative seemed to go down, especially with the gigantic twist at the end.
I am woefully behind on Heartless City because real life has been catching up with me and I wasn’t as enthralled with these episodes, so it took me a while to do a write-up. It felt like the show slowed down a lot as there was a lot of moving people into place and not a lot of stuff actually happening. Even Shi-hyun’s fight scene in episode seven felt like the writers were trying to remind us that Shi-hyun’s
Batman a badass, which duh, I watched the first six episodes, I already know that, instead of actually furthering the plot. On the other hand, these episodes did focus on fleshing out the characters and their relationships and I did appreciate that. Continue reading Heartless City: Episodes 7-8