Category Archives: First Impressions

Winter 2017:Strings, Marriage, and Gods

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I just couldn’t keep up with 2016, before I knew it, it was already January (and now it’s February, c’mon time, slow down a bit). It’s definitely hard to get back into the blogging routine, but seeing as how the winter j-dramas are looking pretty good, maybe I’ll have better luck this year. Continue reading Winter 2017:Strings, Marriage, and Gods

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Summer 2016: Cakes and Time Jumps

I’m still finishing up the last bit of spring dramas, but the summer season has already started. There’s not a lot really jumping out at the moment, so I don’t think it will be quite as good as last season, but there’s still a few I’m waiting to air so I’m keeping my hopes up.

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Summer 2015: A Deadly Book, Mysteries, and a Chorus

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There is a startling amount of dramas streaming this season, about six or seven, I think, which is a lot more than usual and even more being subbed, so I’m happy about that, even if I haven’t gotten around to watching everything yet. Now that I have some downtime and the drama season is in full swing, I guess it’s about time to check in on what’s airing.

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Dr. Rintaro: Episodes 1-2

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So recently, k-dramaland had a trend of mental illness dramas, none of which really resonated with me, so I was hesitant to try out Dr. Rintaro, a drama about a psychiatrist and his relationship with a geisha who may-or-may-not-but-probably-does-I-don’t-really-know have a mental illness. Plus, medical dramas aren’t really my thing; I’m pretty sure the only medical drama I’ve ever finished was Code Blue and that was when I was in my extreme Yamapi-fangirl phase, so yeah, definitely not my favorite genre. Dr. Rintaro is definitely sappy, but the mystery, romance, and yes, even the medical (though it’s sometimes questionable) is solidly intriguing.

So let’s set the stage, shall we?

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Spring 2015: Stalkers, Handymen, and Crazy Hearts

YokosoWagaya1 FubenBenriyaKokoroPokitto I’ve sort of been in a drama slump lately as I’ve mostly been watching anime, but I resolved to do a write-up for each season this year because somehow or another, I always manage to miss at least one every year. It’s inevitable that there will be a bad drama season and while spring 2015 is certainly not the worst season I’ve sat through, it is the most lackluster I’ve seen in a while. Continue reading Spring 2015: Stalkers, Handymen, and Crazy Hearts

Winter 2015 Part 1: Gold Watches, Novelists, and Battle of the Sexes

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The winter j-drama season is usually pretty bare, but there was a surprising amount of dramas that piqued my interest this time around. I was pretty excited going into this season and though not everything is living up to my expectations, I think I’ll find something to watch.

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