The girls still aren’t faring too well in the love game this episode and it definitely seems like the end for all of these love lines, which doesn’t bother me since none of these guys seem to fit any of them anyway. Well, except for Yu and Emi, but I’m starting to wonder if even they’ll end up together. Continue reading Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu Episode 3
I was really looking forward to Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu (The Reason I Can’t Find My Love), though I think it was mostly because I finished Love Shuffle recently and wanted to see Karina and Yoshitaka Yuriko in another potentially interesting romantic drama. Yet, the premise appealed to me, in particularly the friendship between the three women, recalling to mind the k-dramas The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry and I Need Romance, both of which I liked, but could never fully relate to, which I assumed was due to the age factor. Since WatashiRenai has a younger group of women, I thought it would be more up my alley and decided to check it out. Continue reading Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu Episodes 1-2 (The Reason I Can’t Find My Love)
What’s interesting about this show is that it’s called Even So, we will live on, but no one’s really lived on. They’ve tried, sure, but they haven’t really dealt with the problem, which is why it’s popped up again 15 years later. They can’t go on living, at least not this way. No one has gotten any closure about Aki’s death and Fumiya’s arrest so this is the journey how to. Continue reading Soredemo, Ikite Yuku Episode 2
It’s a sad day for NEWS fans. Today, it was announced by Johnny’s Associates that Yamapi and Nishikido Ryo of NEWS have decided to leave the group. Yamapi wants to pursue solo activites and Ryo, also a member of Kanjani8, has found the burden of being in two groups too hectic and has decided to only continue activities with Kanjani8. NEWS will continue as a four-member group with its remaining members Koyama Keiichiro, Shigeaki Kato, Masuda Takahisa, and Tegoshi Yuya.
WTF? Can someone please tell me this is a bad dream and I’ll wake up tomorrow and NEWS will be six members again? Or that Yamapi and Ryo are just taking a break and plan to re-join NEWS next year? Please, pretty please. Continue reading NEWS loses members…again
Even though the first episode left us hanging with the kiss at the end, I still was unsure if Zenkai Girl would be able to pack as much of a punch in the follow-up episode. Romantic doramas, more often than not, tend to get bogged down by the sub-plot employed each episode, so I was wary of how they were going to deal with the aftermath of the kiss, thinking it would merely be tossed aside and the main focus would be put on the sub-plot. So, I’m more than happy to see that Shota and Wakaba’s relationship keeps moving forward because of the sub-plot used in this episode, rather than in spite of it. Continue reading Zenkai Girl Episode 2
So, going into Soredemo, Ikite Yuku (Even so, we will live on) I thought it would be a sad, yet uplifting story about two families trying to overcome grief. Something mellow to contrast with the usual bout of rom-coms I watch, but nothing to write home about. After watching the first eight episodes though, I was surprised by how gripping it was and how much I felt for these characters. It hurts to watch sometimes, but in a good way. Still, the drama’s definitely not for everyone, so mentally prepare yourself before watching. Continue reading Soredemo, Ikite Yuku Episode 1
Summery, romantic Getsu9 dramas always manage to sucker me in. Always. Even if I don’t know about the drama beforehand I always end up watching it. So, I’m not surprised that I watched Zenkai Girl as much as I’m surprised that I liked it. A lot. The setup isn’t anything new, but the execution is interesting and the characters are fresh and likeable. Plus, there’s cute kids. And a Johnny’s boy. How could anyone resist that? Continue reading Zenkai Girl Episode 1
So, I’ve been watching Asian dramas (j-doramas, k-dramas, and to a lesser scale, tw-dramas) for about three years now. It’s reached the point that my family even jokes that I’m half-Asian. Anyway, in order to feel a little more like I’m actually doing something besides sitting in front of my computer screen and watching dramas mindlessly, I’ve decided to start recapping some of the dramas I’m watching. Also, it will help clean up my writing skills, which are admittedly rusty and in desperate need of some improvement. Will I keep up with it? Who knows, though the probability is low since I’m still in school and so time is limited. I also tend to move on to new obsessions without any warning, so I might lose interest and this is mostly a project (though it’s already been three years, so I doubt it). Besides dramas, I’ll probably blog about other things that interest me every once in a while.