^Yanie, thanks for telling us about Asunaro hakusho
Wow, I find the character parallels rather uncanny. Eriko Kitagawa is quite good at writing coming-of-age dramas, I guess she didn't want to set Sunao
at a campus because she already did that fairly recently with Orange Days
(2004), and both Eita and Juri were in that cast as well. I also see some similarities with OD- the chirpy little kid sister Ayumi played by Juri is quite like Doctor's sister, and Eita played the funny and naive Keita in the group who had a cute crush on Shiraishi Miho's character Akane, who in turn liked Narimiya Hiroki's Shohei, the aspiring fashion photographer. It's interesting that the person who played the supporting "third wheel" in the group of 5 from Asunaro hakusho
, Takuya Kimura - is now the most popular and successful Jdrama idol of all time, and Eita himself has come a long way from playing the comic relief sidekick in Orange Days
to becoming a well-liked lead actor himself. Maybe that's why Eriko Kitagawa was so complimentary and encouraging to DBSK's Hero Jaejoong's debut in Sunao. She thinks he'll have a bright future in acting. It must be exciting to know that you're following the path taken by both Takuya Kimura and Eita.
yanie wrote:I'm not interested anymore in this drama now, except that I'd like to know the ending^^
Then leave. No need for you to come in here bashing the show and slandering the writer with your flimsy claims just to get a rise out of people.
Eh...what's with the hostile attitude? You don't have to be rude to people who hold a different opinion from you. Besides, I don't think Yanie was bashing this drama at all or slandering the writer. If you want to get pissy with everyone for not talking about Sunao and Eita in 100% positive glowing terms all the time, then that's your problem not theirs. I'm a fan of Juri but that doesn't mean that I'll like all her dramas and every character she plays. Maybe that makes me a 'bad fan'. Whatever. Perhaps you should go to a dedicated Eita fanboard where you'll only see gushing comments about him. Geez, and I thought JE fangirls were obnoxious.
One last thought before I go because this thread is getting too tense - I get that some people like this show and it's characters very much, and others not so much. There's nothing wrong with posting your own thoughts on the characters and whether you like/dislike the direction the story is going. After all, that's what this discussion thread is for, no? Most of us are here because we like one or more of the actors and look forward to the drama. We don't aim to 'be negative' and try to diss the drama to spoil it for others. I want
to like the drama! The problem is when people try to censor others from expressing themselves if their opinion doesn't sit well with their own. Best to skip the comments that you don't agree with rather than try to prove others 'wrong'. Your opinion is not better than the next person's opinion so quit with the superiority complex. As for critiquing the actor's hairstyles/look, it's all in good fun and tongue-in-cheek, nothing to get your feathers ruffled about. Even though I personally think Eita looks like a birdman, with his alert eyes, beaky nose, pointy ears and wild frizzy hair, he makes for a very prett
Oh, one more thing. Stolenxkisses - I agree with you that the chemistry between Juri and Eita in Sunao
is not that strong. It's partly due to their characters in Sunao
...for me, I like Ruka and Takeru's relationship better than Nakaji and Haru so far. They were sizzling together in Last Friends
, and that was just as platonic friends; so I really expect them to up the ante in Suna
o. Here's hoping that the rest of the drama will let us see more of JurixEita magic unleashed. God knows that I waited 2 years for it!