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by seirin
Jan 24th, '12, 08:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

Then if you follow that situation. Evidence can also be easily planted at the scene of the crime and used to incriminate. That's not investigation. Seems like they're saying there's no code of ethics. Ummm, I think it's just a fictional drama, not a social commentary on Japanese policework. That's ...
by seirin
Jan 24th, '12, 08:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

Then if you follow that situation. Evidence can also be easily planted at the scene of the crime and used to incriminate. That's not investigation. Seems like they're saying there's no code of ethics. I know some police don't follow things by the book and beat up suspects during interrogation (It ha...
by seirin
Jan 24th, '12, 07:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

I was just watching ep 2 and the writing seems really flawed. Or do they run things differently in Japan? The scene of the crime is suppose to be untouched until the forensics arrive. Then the forensics gather all the evidence from the scene and label it. They're documented and delivered directly to...
by seirin
Jan 23rd, '12, 21:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

So due to work and schooling I've been forced to limit my Japanese Drama watching for the past year now and as it stands now I have much more free time, but so much has aired since then that I am a bit overwhelmed. So I am looking for recommendations of good J-Drama to start with. Any series starti...
by seirin
Jan 21st, '12, 05:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

Hello. I've never posted here before and I kinda lost my old login so this is a new account lol Well for the past two years I took a break from watching dramas and now I'd like some recommendations for some dramas to watch during winter break :) Atm I'd prefere something like Proposal Daisakusen yo...
by seirin
Jan 21st, '12, 03:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

Mmm...this is a little bit off topic, but does anyone know if this is basically the same thing as the special that aired a while ago? I was hoping that the Special was some sort of prequel...but I'm not so sure...I guess maybe I'll answer my own question by watching the first episode. But thanks to...
by seirin
Jan 21st, '12, 02:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hungry! (Mukai Osamu, Tsukamoto Takeshi etc)
Replies: 62
Views: 27458

Thanks for all the Mukai goodies :w00t:
by seirin
Jan 20th, '12, 02:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

If you believe the police are in any way as they're depicted in jdramas, then you'd have to believe the Japanese police are amongst the world's most incompetent of coppers. I'm just referring to the sexism at work. It wouldn't be surprising if females are treated inferior to men since Japan tends t...
by seirin
Jan 19th, '12, 03:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

I am starting to wonder though. Does the police in Japan really act that way? Racist against females I mean. If a female makes it up in ranks, do the males give them a hard time?
by seirin
Jan 19th, '12, 02:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

I already watched BOSS and my interest in conan alread faded away because it's so boring >,< but I do watched the movie. now just done watching Kaseifu no mita, and it's not really entertain me >< so this is the list : I agree about the Conan drama. I stopped after ep2, it was so boring. I liked th...
by seirin
Jan 17th, '12, 06:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 42935

I think if she considered him "just a friend", she wouldn't have been so rash to quit her career for him. They are in between friends and lovers. Why create all that fiasco for a friend? I'm sure she has friends in Korea too. Her brother is in Korea. She should go find him instead if their relation...
by seirin
Jan 17th, '12, 00:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 42935

I think the hint they are still dating and keeping a long distance relationship is Kohei asking why Yuna didn't keep in touch with him and he was acting jealous asking if she's as nice to her bodyguards as she is with him. And she claims they are completely cactus (no emotion, only doing their job ...
by seirin
Jan 16th, '12, 22:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

It was difficult to read the text but it's great there's subs. I think the first ep is pretty good. We'll try harder to pick a better font set next time. I think I'm glad we were able to do hard subs at all. Thank you for subbing the drama! I think a simple font with white text and black outline is...
by seirin
Jan 16th, '12, 21:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

any one can recommend me a good dorama ? have kawaii actress inside, good story line , comedy will do but not lame comedy. My favorite genre is Logic and comedy, a lil romance maybe good. These are my favs dorama : 1. Hana Yori Dango <-- The Best Ever 2. Liar Game 3. Kurosagi 4. Bloody Monday 5. Mr...
by seirin
Jan 16th, '12, 17:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

Thanks. I googled it and noticed the subs yesterday. It was difficult to read the text but it's great there's subs. I think the first ep is pretty good. I watched the special previously and enjoyed that too. I always thought Reiko should date Kikuta, especially when the mom insists she marry before ...
by seirin
Jan 16th, '12, 02:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 40424

I'm still waiting for subs :(
by seirin
Jan 13th, '12, 22:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 42935

- The "breakup" between Teson and Momo was a little bit...sad? I don't know, I don't see the reason, why he could not have stayed in Japan for studying. The two would have been a nice couple. I think he just considered her a friend. She was the one who likes him. - The "it went to nothing" between ...
by seirin
Jan 13th, '12, 05:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hungry! (Mukai Osamu, Tsukamoto Takeshi etc)
Replies: 62
Views: 27458

I just finished watching ep1. It's pretty entertaining so far. Thanks for subbing it Yanie! Mukai is HOT. :w00t: Those shower scenes remind me of Korean fan service :lol
by seirin
Jan 12th, '12, 15:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hungry! (Mukai Osamu, Tsukamoto Takeshi etc)
Replies: 62
Views: 27458

I haven't seen it yet, but if it's Mukai Osamu I'll watch to check it out. :wub:
by seirin
Jan 9th, '12, 07:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

I'm looking for some Japanese romantic dramas. A little comedy or tear jerking will do. I have watched and liked : Boku to Star no 99 nichi [ Jp ] 1 Litre of tears Goong Take care of the young lady Coffee prince The vineyard man Lie to me (I just personally like YEH) Thank you for your recommendati...
by seirin
Dec 29th, '11, 04:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

I shall be sad if I have to watch Hidetada burn down Osaka castle. Hideyoshi put his whole imagination into making it the most beautiful living place for ChaCha and Hideyori. The decorations were apparently so wonderful and gold was used everywhere. Unusual to see such glorious decorations, as Japa...
by seirin
Dec 28th, '11, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

Hello~ could anyone recommend me a romance drama about a couple with age difference? I'd also like to try out mature love stories and older J-drama! There's quite a few. 101 Proposal, shotgun marriage (Dekichatta Kekkon), Nagareboshi, Abarenbo Mama, Anego, Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku, Suppl...
by seirin
Dec 25th, '11, 09:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

Hi everyone! I'm looking for dramas aimed at young men. Something similar to Kekkon Dekinai Otoko would be nice. You'd probably like Akihabara@Deep (otaku drama) and maybe You're Under Arrest. Ouran high school host club and Nodame is pretty funny. If you like the costume fighting superheros, there...
by seirin
Dec 25th, '11, 09:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I honestly can't inderstand why you constantly comparing these two drama and Nanako and Yuki together? :scratch: I think the person is comparing because both roles are quite emotionless. But Yuki's role in Queen of the class has less emotion than Nanako's role as Mita. Quite frankly, I couldn't wat...
by seirin
Dec 25th, '11, 07:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I don't like the actress for Yui either. I don't think it's her Japanese issue. I managed to watch Takeshi Kaneshiro and he has accent :P I think it's her facial expression. Or lack of rather. I don't feel her character other than the fact she's an annoying bi*ch. She was less annoying later but tha...
by seirin
Dec 24th, '11, 18:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

Actually, I would like an SP to show Mita going back to visit the family when the kids grow up. They promised to see each other again.
by seirin
Dec 17th, '11, 16:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I didn't really notice she got that old. She still looks pretty much the same she did then. However, maybe they mean her perky character who's lighthearted and smiles often? I remembered she used to smile a lot in dramas. But she hasn't really been smiling as much anymore, especially in this drama. ...
by seirin
Dec 17th, '11, 07:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

Oh, I've seen Mother...I found it sad/horrifying, but the only scene that caused me to tear up was when they were leaving the old lady...I haven't seen One Liter though (for other reasons), you got me there. >.< I cried almost every ep because of their plight. The little girl tries so hard to hold ...
by seirin
Dec 16th, '11, 21:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I loved this last episode like the rest of you guys. Honestly, I can easily say that I've never actually cried while watching anything with the exception of one instance when I was eight...it was the Titanic. But this episode got me pretty close...my eyes teared up when Mita started crying. This is...
by seirin
Dec 12th, '11, 14:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

Hi everyone ! I am looking for dramas ocurring on workplace and/or with job interviews in it. Need to work on my keigo and job-hunting-related vocabulary, and somehow dramas work better for me than books (at least to start :)) Any recommandations ? Thanks !! No interviews but workplace related. Hat...
by seirin
Dec 12th, '11, 13:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I somehow just can't see Keiichi with Mita. He just doesn't seem like a reliable husband. He seems like a wishy washy guy. The kids would be good for Mita though. They really show their love for her. Although Keiichi isn't good husband material, I wouldn't wish Urara on him either.
by seirin
Dec 12th, '11, 02:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

:offtopic: Jav_sol, did you see the sexy photo of SYJ on the sofa? I didn't think she was all that pretty in Spring Waltz but she sure seems to have changed since then. She was in Spring Waltz? I don't think so, but I didn't watch that show. What photo are you referring to? got a link? But, yeah, s...
by seirin
Dec 11th, '11, 19:14
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

Those that earn the 250-500k are very well off and fairly rich I suppose. But even those people hang out with certain types of people. They wear certain types of clothes, travel and hangs out with their own kind. Then you come across someone with no money, no background, no special skills or knowled...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 18:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

Regarding the candle issue. I was thinking they should have blown it out too LOL However, if you think about it some more. It wouldn't have helped. Kakeru blew out the other one and Mita just picked up a new one. So even if they blew it out, Mita would just pick up another candle and the process wou...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 18:17
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

The reason that the rich/poor-theme is often used is also very plausible. In dramas they need obstacles for the "love", which can be conquered. Rich/poor is an obstacle, which the most people from the target audience (the kyyaaaa-girls) can understand and imagine. Other obstacles, which are more su...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 08:30
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

Regarding Korean dramas. Another point I want to make is that the stories aren't very realistic. They throw in a lot of emotional turmoils like revenge and stuff. The parody on MAD TV about Korean dramas was hilarious. It's so true too. And why is it all rich guys fall for poor girls? And why are gu...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 02:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

but what I still can't understand is how people around Mita (in her past) blame her for everything (even though she had no part in any of it) just because she was a happy go lucky person who used to smile all the time. her mother, her brother and her in laws. :scratch: Mita's mother is just jealous...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 02:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

Yea i know. But kactors(the popular ones) have the same tight schedules with 2 hours sleep. But i think, while kactors are doing CFs, veriety and promotions, the jactors are shooting dramas. But this is just a theory and not a fact, because i haven't looked into the jactor- activities. So its just ...
by seirin
Dec 10th, '11, 00:17
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

That's because jdramas are shorter and more compact. The run time is 45min compared to kdrama 60min. And Japanese people seem to be workaholics. The schedule they showed for Oguri Shun had him working 7 days a week, 365 days a year almost. I think he slept 2-3 hrs a day. Ashida Mana is probably slee...
by seirin
Dec 9th, '11, 11:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

tarumpaw wrote:I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.
1 litre of tears (prepare a box of kleenx)
Aishiteru
Itoshi Kimi e

Yomigaeri
by seirin
Dec 9th, '11, 10:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

I'd like a J-drama recommendation please! ^.^ I've watched (and enjoyed): Hana yori dango* Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake* Hana kimi Ikemen Desu Ne I want something with a nice storyline or at least interesting characters, and perhaps comedy but not corniness. Romance is always lovely, but it need not b...
by seirin
Dec 9th, '11, 08:22
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

I think the reason why they're bad with romcom is cuz their romcom is more geared for teenagers. So many are adapted from mangas. I love their mangas btw. So it's fine. I just pray they don't kill it in the adaptations. Anyhow, Japanese dramas sometimes require more thinking. They have a tendency to...
by seirin
Dec 9th, '11, 05:59
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Personal Taste (MBC, 2010) Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin
Replies: 205
Views: 100416

Jdramas are the direct opposite of kdramas. IMO Jdramas= interesting ideas, fresh ideas, different ideas, but poor execution (not in all cases) and a lot of dramas are ruined by unnecessary and poor "wackiness" and there is a lot of overacting, so that a lot of dramas have the feeling of animes wit...
by seirin
Dec 2nd, '11, 20:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

there is no doubt that seirin's reasons for Mita's conditions are valid enough but we still can't say they are the actual reasons here. Why? Because no previous hints what so ever were made regarding her health state. Normally, if the person is suffering from some sort of health problem, it is alwa...
by seirin
Dec 2nd, '11, 02:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

Episode 8 :clap: it didn't explain why she don't feel pain, don't feel sad for other people, don't feel surprised, almost never eat, not having tears when she slice the onion, has cold hands, and how she can have near-perfection skills on the stuff she did in Ep8. Is this simply a plothole? Or will...
by seirin
Nov 28th, '11, 19:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

Cha Cha has been an idiot for ages. LOL. :lol But yeah, I totally lost respect for her after she fell under Hideyoshi's spell... Being the eldest, you'd think she would be the least gullible, but it wasn't the case. Well, you've got to wonder. Like you, I think she would be the least gullible since...
by seirin
Nov 27th, '11, 17:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

Cha Cha has been an idiot for ages. I couldn't believe she fell for Hideyoshi's sweet lies. I somehow felt maybe she wanted power. Hideyoshi was going to marry her off. I think that person had less power. If she married off, she wouldn't get the power she would. If she married Hideyoshi, who seems t...
by seirin
Nov 25th, '11, 09:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I think everyone makes mistakes. I'm sure everyone's thoughts at one time were similar to theirs. Well, some of them. That's what I meant to write but forgot to add. as for annoying characters and their problems, we won't have a story to begin with if they did not behave like this. It's in your eve...
by seirin
Nov 25th, '11, 08:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I think the family is pretty annoying too. But the ending for each character redeems themselves. I think everyone makes mistakes. I'm sure everyone's thoughts at one time were similar to theirs. Well, some of them. Like Kaito. I would want to beat up or wishing the kid would get beaten up if that ki...
by seirin
Nov 24th, '11, 07:33
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: K-movies discussion
Replies: 501
Views: 106518

sounds a bit like "crying out love in the center of the world"
by seirin
Nov 21st, '11, 18:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

^ But I don't want it to end with a cliffhanger. If it does I will be disappointed. I did not think that storyline has enough suspense to stretch to a movie and a second season to begin with. Unless they leave Asuda family and make her work for anther dysfunctional family which in that case the dra...
by seirin
Nov 18th, '11, 09:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

It's not a big issue. I haven't seen McPhee either. I just googled the synopsis and it made me cringe because Mita isn't one bit like her. She's more like Mary Poppins but in a more subdue sense. BTW, although Mary Poppins is old, I highly recommend it. Great story. I love the supercalifragilisticex...
by seirin
Nov 18th, '11, 06:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

Mary Poppins leaves after family problems are solved too. *shrugs*
by seirin
Nov 18th, '11, 05:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

^ I guess it's kinda like Nanny McPhee?(sp?) Just a twisted/sad/depressing version....... I don't think there's similarities after reading synopsis for Nanny McPhee. The children loves the Nanny/house keeper and Mita never does anything bad to them. She just follows their orders to the T. The only ...
by seirin
Nov 13th, '11, 17:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

GaussAlgorithmus wrote: AFAIK in the 1920s, the aprooven scientific theory was, that there is oxygen, gold and other sort of stuff on the backsiede of the moon. ;)
eh? Is that a sarcasm or an oxymoron? If it's proven, why is it still a theory? It would be an assumption.
by seirin
Nov 12th, '11, 19:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

The youngest son looks a bit like Oguri Shun in GTO. So far the youngest son seems to be the most rational child in the family. Yui needs a reality check and I'm starting to feel real sad for Mita. She reminds me of Aishiteru Kizuna. She needs help to move on. Hopefully the family she works for can ...
by seirin
Nov 6th, '11, 18:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I actually don't find anything wrong with abortions depending on the circumstances if it's done properly. I hate it when laws enforce anti-abortions. There may be situations where the mother might wish to have one. Such as if it endangers the life of the mother. Or if the female was raped and got pr...
by seirin
Nov 6th, '11, 02:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

I wonder what took him to finally cheat on her because at the same time he could've just found an escort girl...) I don't think he's the type to "fool around". He seems like the responsible type. Otherwise he could have just told GF to take a hike. He'll pay for abortion or else he won't take any r...
by seirin
Nov 5th, '11, 23:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 81080

You could argue why he had so many kids before deciding on divorced. But he did mention he was just going with the flow. He resigned himself thinking he's married and he has kids now so he should live like any other people. But one day, he fell in love with a woman. He finally felt love rather than...
by seirin
Oct 23rd, '11, 06:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

Many things to notice in this drama and finally I think we shall see that Gou will mature away from the girlish presentation About time, since she has married thrice and had three children already. Six more to come maybe. They are ten years in Edo so Ieyasu must be very powerful by now. I don't thi...
by seirin
Oct 18th, '11, 04:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Marumo no Okite (Abe Sadao,Ashida Mana)
Replies: 32
Views: 13185

Thanks for the heads up. I just watched the SP yesterday. Mana-chan is so cute :) She's also quite an intelligent girl. I just attended a training session regarding children's social reasoning abilities. Kids are usually self-centered until age 6 and up when they start understanding other people's p...
by seirin
Oct 18th, '11, 04:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unfair
Replies: 60
Views: 28581

I think the head was pretty realistic maybe? Well, if the head was egotistical and sexist. Yukihara Natsumi faced enough sexism while she was at the work force. It's nothing new. Especially the one reporting the incident is a newbie. They might feel undermined to be told by a newbie what to do. As f...
by seirin
Oct 17th, '11, 15:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

Of course is it not easy to overlook the battles, but it was the Warring States Era in Japan, which was war either way. Nobunaga just started not to lash out like all the other daimyo, he offered the alternative to work together with him. That seemed fairly fair. :-) I don't know how that's fair wh...
by seirin
Oct 11th, '11, 03:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
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Nobunaga never wanted to be the ultimative ruler about the world, that´s why he also never intended to become shogun (not that he would have had the requirements, but there is always an alternative if powerful people want). His real intentions were to unify, not to take over. Even in his unificatio...
by seirin
Oct 11th, '11, 01:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
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Because of Akechi, he was also known as a intriguer and very unpleasant person under Nobunaga´s retainers. In reality, Nobunaga wasn´t kicking out Akechi and also didn´t planned to take back his little water castle how old speculations went. Nobunaga wasn´t treating him nice, but Akechi´s behaviour...
by seirin
Oct 10th, '11, 17:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
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Did the drama try to make Hideyoshi into a good person? I found I was hoping they would kill him off and get it over with. Ep13 (iirc) was a good example of what I was talking about. And of course the draggy plots on Hideyoshi-Chacha's love story also kinda made an attempt on that. But yeah.... I t...
by seirin
Oct 9th, '11, 15:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 302586

Did the drama try to make Hideyoshi into a good person? I found I was hoping they would kill him off and get it over with. I didn't find Hideyori nice. I thought Chacha was crazy to fall for him. He seemed like a loon.
by seirin
Oct 1st, '11, 02:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
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Views: 302586

I've been waiting for Gou to grow up since the early episodes. Some of the comments from reviews were correct that they should have gotten someone younger to portray Gou. Seeing Juri act as a 13 yr old or so is kind off odd. She comes off as childish for her age. I thought she was in her 20's but ac...
by seirin
Sep 27th, '11, 04:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ouran High School Club
Replies: 195
Views: 80222

I kind of wonder if Wentz Eiji might have a better choice for Tamaki? From the story he seems to be mix of European and Japanese. I'm sure he could pull off wacky characters.
by seirin
Sep 24th, '11, 02:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
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dangitsdon:

Oddly enough, I loved Kamen RIder Kabuto. It's pretty hilarious. Den-O isn't too bad either. I also liked Garo. They're action manga type stories. If you want shojou stories, atashinchi no danshi isn't too bad.
by seirin
Sep 15th, '11, 06:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
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Views: 1479235

I don't know Endless Love Taiwan version. I've seen Endless Love Korean version. And I only saw part of Coffee Prince. I didn't like it so I never finished it. Anyhow, I guess you want heart wrenching romance stories? Maybe you might want to try some movies like "Crying out Love, in the Centre of th...
by seirin
Sep 15th, '11, 06:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tempest
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Views: 7039

I don't know. Maybe I'm sensitive to facial features? I thought he was creepy as Jo Teigai. First scene with his tongue already spooked me. I thought he was a snake in disguise. Then there was that crazy look in his eyes and when he smiles. It's not a sweet smile... It's evil. He just gives me the s...
by seirin
Sep 12th, '11, 16:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tempest
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Views: 7039

They mentioned why Jo Teigai was acting like that. They didn't do flashbacks or anything but he explained that he was investigating the opium smuggling issue but the more powerful officials kicked him to Ryuku pretty much like Son was kicked to Yaeyama. Jo Teigai gave up hope and immersed himself in...
by seirin
Sep 12th, '11, 15:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

hi, I had gotten three new ones, nodame cantabile, proposal daisakusen and kimi ha petto, and I had a peek at them and i am not sure if they are going to be the sort of thing i like. I can't say for sure until i give them more time but i was hoping i could get some other recommendations. I like thi...
by seirin
Sep 11th, '11, 06:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1479235

What a coincidence. lol I just finished Marumo no Okite which made me want to check out Mother. I can't stop watching 愛奈ちゃん now. But I was thinking of stuff like zen gardens, bonsai trees, old-style traditional houses, etc. Maybe something set in the past? Me too! I can't get enough of Ashida Mana....