I wasn’t sure if I was going to manage a j-drama year-end review before February, especially since there were a few dramas I was still scrambling to finish, but I managed to do it (though just barely). While there weren’t any juggernauts like last year’s Amachan or Hanzawa Naoki and there were definitely a number of disappointments, I left 2014 feeling pretty optimistic about the j-drama scene. My list is rather long (how did I even watch this many dramas?), so let’s get down to it.
I doubt I’ll be able to recap like I used to, at least for this season, so I tried to get in as many dramas as possible for my first impressions post. As you can tell from the title, there’s a lot, and there might be a part two if I ever get the time, but I figured I might as well start with everything I wanted to watch and work my way down.
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