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by joeboygo
Oct 31st, '06, 22:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 592266

Ok, we finally get to see Chiaki and Stresseman wave the batons, but since I don't know squat about conducting, I can't tell if the actors are doing a good job of faking it. So, to those who know something about the art, your time to shine has come! Is the conducting bogus or kosher? Please step up ...
by joeboygo
Oct 28th, '06, 18:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 592266

One huge advantage the LA has over the manga is that you can hear the music (duh). This allows us to get into the characters' thoughts as they are playing, and we can sync up their emotions with the ebb and flow of melody. For me, Mine's rededication to classical music after playing the springtime s...
by joeboygo
Oct 24th, '06, 17:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 592266

Looks like episode 2 ramped up the screwball factor by more than a few notches. I wonder what instrument the mascot will play? :lol P.S. Episode 2 scored a 16.1% rating, down from the previous episode but still respectable, consistent with a general decline in viewership for doramas across the board...
by joeboygo
Oct 23rd, '06, 12:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 592266

As I type this, episode 2 is being broadcast in Japan. It's great to have something to look forward to.
by joeboygo
Oct 19th, '06, 23:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 592266

Yipee, I finally found something to watch this season. And it got picked up by a fast and competent subber. Lucky! :cheers: siantut, thank you for giving us a good show, I look forward to enjoying it with you. I wanted to watch your hardsub version because it had the commercials included, but if it'...
by joeboygo
Oct 4th, '06, 11:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Detective Conan Live Action
Replies: 144
Views: 71074

What a dumpy looking Ran. I would have expected a more athletic looking chick. They probably did that on purpose so that when the live-action Haibara Ai shows up, she blows Ran away.

And how in the world did they manage to make my Mayuko-chan look so plain?
by joeboygo
Sep 28th, '06, 05:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

So I was trying to watch the backlog of other dramas on my drive that accumulated because I kept replaying Kekkon. I think I just made it past the opening credits of Sapuri Ep. 3 before I found myself watching Kekkon again for perhaps the umpteenth time. I'm iin serious need of an intervention here....
by joeboygo
Sep 27th, '06, 10:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

And whats wrong with a guy eating by himself anyways?? Unlike Kuwano, Kaneda didn't like being alone, or wasn't used to it. He said so himself when he made that comment about parties. So eating yakiniku solo was out of character for him. But he appeared to be having a good time, so I suspected it w...
by joeboygo
Sep 27th, '06, 01:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

I do not think I was overthinking...the contradictions was just right there. There's nothing wrong with that. I consider this a thinking man's drama, after all. If anybody is overthinking here, it's probably me. My point about being picky is that she's picky, as having high standards, yet she chose...
by joeboygo
Sep 26th, '06, 23:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

goygakgoy wrote: EX) Why is Kaneda in this drama? For the most part, he just added minutes to the drama...that's it. Still, I'm glad he was in it. Just funny how he said hi to him every single episode with a surprise...haha. Kaneda is there to provide a comic contrast to Kuwano. Kaneda is the gregar...
by joeboygo
Sep 26th, '06, 18:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Goygakgoy wrote: She had to look over all his faults just to like him, but if she had 100 great guys to choose from, she wouldn't have to bother with all his faults. This kindas cheapens the drama...but still great. That is one way of looking at things. But if you recall, the first time we ever saw ...
by joeboygo
Sep 24th, '06, 17:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

sherekahn wrote: . Ok I guess, am I the only one who thought the very last scene pretty much told you where things were going.... Yeah, and if that wasn't enough, after the commercial break, they added the shot of the goldfish bowl. Aything more obvious would detract from the overall charm of the en...
by joeboygo
Sep 22nd, '06, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Hey auroragb, weren't you surprised that one of the DVD's Kuwano was interested in was called "Aurora Guardian?" Are you named after the same show?
by joeboygo
Sep 22nd, '06, 01:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

sushi is flavoured very differently than most western fish dishes, being soy sauce based. Japan's premier sommelier Tazaki Shinnya says reds tends to go best with sushi, and I'd agree. Unlike western cuisine, there's probably more leeway for personal preferences in choosing the right wine to accomp...
by joeboygo
Sep 21st, '06, 07:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Tho the lines seem strange, but because Natsukawa and Abe are such strong performers that it seems natural. I absolutely agree. If those lines were delivered by lesser talents, they would have sounded like complete hokey. What I found so funny about the situation between Hayasaka and Kuwano was tha...
by joeboygo
Sep 20th, '06, 14:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

For those who like stats, Episode 12 garnered an audience share of 22.0%. Compare this to the other Fuji doramas: Sapuri - 15.3%; Dandori 10.2%.
by joeboygo
Sep 20th, '06, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

siangsaolong Ha ha, that was sneaky of them, but that was the last chance for the sponsors of the show, so I can't blame them. Besides, there are people who may find that closing scene too subtle, so that last bit of symbolism should help them sleep well. As for me, watching that ending was like eat...
by joeboygo
Sep 19th, '06, 18:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

To give credit where credit is due, the bandaids where first noted by XrayMind. Nice catch man.

I say the two eloped.

And to siangsaolong:
It looks like we have an instant classic. Were you happy with the ending?
by joeboygo
Sep 19th, '06, 16:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Actually, auroragb and beer make a very good point that is well taken. But as someasianguy said, we'll just have to do whatever is necessary for us to buy into the show's premise, cuz it's more fun that way. Maybe aliens took over the bodies of those cashiers? Anyway, somebody mentioned this earlier...
by joeboygo
Sep 18th, '06, 22:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

It's like the suspense in a greek tragedy. When you watched the Titanic you (viewer) knew it was going to sink in the end, but the characters didn't. Same here. We know it's going to be her, but she doesn't, and he doesn't either. Then again, we could be wrong, and frankly that's gonna piss me off b...
by joeboygo
Sep 18th, '06, 22:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Yah, same thing bothers me, it suggests that the character has no "history", everything about him conveniently begins with the drama LOL, guys. You'll enjoy the drama a lot more if you fill in that blank yourselves. Suspend your disbelief and join the fun. As it is, his gait appears to get worse as...
by joeboygo
Sep 18th, '06, 16:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

I don't know if this is good or bad news for those of you who want to see a definite resolution to the story. According to the KTV website, both Nurse Aoi and Unfair have upcoming specials. This is significant because Kekkon is just clobbering those series ratings-wise. Episodes 9, 10 and 11 of Kekk...
by joeboygo
Sep 17th, '06, 23:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

For those who haven't noticed yet, the webpage where Kuwano saw his floral-themed design posted and mocked is real. Check it out at this url: http://blog.kentikukun-tubuyaki.com/
by joeboygo
Sep 14th, '06, 17:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Keeper: I agree with you that while Natsumi is longing for romance, Kuwano doesn't need it, so he is the more "complete" character. But, as Ken-chan and that supposed "girlfriend" showed us, once Kuwano bonds with somebody, he tends to enjoy and value the relationship, and can actually adjust to acc...
by joeboygo
Sep 14th, '06, 00:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Kuwano is indeed changing, but I think Natsumi played a big role in opening him up to others. She volunteered him as a body guard. She snuck into his mansion to examine him. She convinced (blackmailed) him to take in Ken-chan. Etc. So, she appears to be the first and only individual who was not afra...
by joeboygo
Sep 8th, '06, 15:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Here's another bit of useless info you may find interesting: Hiroshi Abe and Natsukawa Yui (Kuwano & Hayasaka) played a married couple shortly before reuniting for this series. This may explain some of the great chemistry between them. In Yoshitsune, Abe played a lord of the Taira clan and Yui was t...
by joeboygo
Sep 8th, '06, 01:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

TG3: Thank you for responding, I agree with your take on things 100%. Just let me add this little wrinkle: I think another reason Sawasaki called Hayasaka right after her little chat with Kuwano, and the reason she said it the way she did, is she now knows Kuwano likes Hayasaka. That would explain t...
by joeboygo
Sep 7th, '06, 21:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

Hey TG3: What's your take on Hayasaka-sensei's expression after she spoke with Kuwano's Mom: She tells his mother that Sawasaki is nothing more than a professional collegue to Shinsuke. I agree with your impression that Shinsuke's little quirks appear to have grown on her. But if this is so, why the...
by joeboygo
Aug 30th, '06, 04:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 59945

I'm surprised that this show is such a hit on this site. A lot of people are dowloading the raw. It's a great show, but isn't it aimed at an older demographic than the average member of this forum? I understand why people my age really dig this series, but I can only guess what aspect of the product...
by joeboygo
Jul 8th, '06, 20:05
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 31429

I'm embarrassed to admit I watch Korean dramas. On the other hand, I don't mind letting people know I like Japanese dramas. I'm still trying to figure out why that is so. Is it just me, or are there others out there with this situation?