Piece Review

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Ratings: 7/10

Another intriguing drama adapted from manga that caught my attention. I have not read the manga though. It stars another Johnny boy, Yuma Nakayama who’s also in a band called NYC. Basically, it’s a little like a reunion drama and tons of flashback occurs.

Summary from Asian Wiki:

University student Mizuho Suga (Tsubasa Honda) learns that her former high school classmate Haruka Origuchi (Erina Mizuno) died from an illness. At her funeral, Mizuho meets another former high school classmate Hikaru Narumi (Yuma Nakayama). In their high school days, Hikaru Narumi was famous for being a playboy. Mizuho and Hikaru Narumi were also in a special relationship. Hikaru was outgoing, but Mizuho found it difficult to make new friends. They once kissed in the classroom and went on a one day summer trip together. They weren’t friends or lovers and kept their relationship a secret.

Meanwhile, Haruka Origuchi’s mother tries to talk to Mizuho, believing Mizuho was her daughter’s best friend. Haruka’s mother asks about Haruka’s boyfriend. Haruka became pregnant with her boyfriend in the past.
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Hanazakari no Kimitachi e remake (2011)

Been out of comission for so long due to university admission. Uni-life now onwards. Although I’ll continue blogging, it may be less frequent. However, there’s always time to watch dramas!!

Ratings: 7/10

Following the success of the original Hana Kimi in 2007, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e or shot-formed as Hana Kimi gets a remake. Many wonder whether a new cast, an old story and a same setting would once again spark hearts of fans of the original. Can it retain the flavour which the original gave? Or give new impression to a plot that perhaps have been overused a little? OR would it get bashed when compared to the 2007 version? I’ve seen many that praise the drama, but also many that would prefer the original version.

Hana Kimi is adapted from a manga by Nisaya Nakajo and it tells the story of a girl, posing as a boy to enter Osaka Gakuen, a boy school. She wants to help Sano Izumi who is a high-jump athlete which stopped jumping after since an injury which she was indirectly the cause. Girl, Ashiya Mizuki finds herself among a bunch of ikemens but the majority of them are quite naive which makes most situation hilarious. She also forms a tight friendship with Shuichi Nakatsu who falls for her but tries to resist because he thinks it’s gay. Poor Nakatsu doubts his sexual orientation but it’s often funny. Sano finds out that Mizuki is a girl half-way through the series and protects her from allowing her identity to slip out. And of course, love blossoms somewhere in between.
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I Hear Your Voice Review

Rating: 8/10

I Hear Your Voice has been one of the big daddy in ratings, hitting 20% and above, which is apparently a feat. It has garnered attention and love from Korea and I can see why. LEE JONG SEOK is just too cute 😀 (drooling) That however wouldn’t have suffice if Lee Bo Young and Yoon Sang Kyung didn’t perform well. Well, who am I kidding, they are both senior in terms of acting. This also marks Lee Bo Young’s second big break after My Daughter Seo Young.

Synopsis from dramawiki:

A thriller courtroom drama with fantasy and romantic comedy elements. It will depict the story of Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young), a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk), a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun), an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha’s first love after she gave a decisive testimony on his father’s murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer’s threats. Meanwhile, Cha Kwan Woo is Jang Hye Sung’s fellow lawyer who is a cheerful and idealistic former cop even though his character a bit slow, he is nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. Together they will team up to to find the justice in the courtroom and solve the toughest cases with less than 1% chance of winning.
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