W no Higeki Review

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Ratings: 6/10

Caution: May contain spoilers but I’ll try to minimize them 🙂

2012 was one of those years where you just saw a lot of Emi Takei. This is one of the four dramas she had in that year and the only one I watched. Not that I hate her, no no. She just appears so much, it feels like she is being squeezed so fast to show her still raw potential. It’s quite telling when they try to fit in two of her in ONE drama. Haha. I’m also watching her new drama currently, Zero no Shinjitsu. Off to the review!

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First Impressions: Love Shuffle

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From left to right:  Tanihara Shosuke, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Daigo, Karina, Tamaki Hiroshi,  Kanjiya Shihori, Matsuda Shota, and Kojima Hijiri

This drama aired back in 2009 and many has labelled it as one of their must watch rom-com. Can’t believe I left it in my to-watch shelves until now. The cast features some notable actors like Tamaki (Nodame), Karina (Summer Nude), Matsuda (Liar Game), Yoshitaka (Tokyo DOGS) and Daigo.

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BORDER review

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Rating:9/10

Caution: Review may contain spoilers 🙂

I watched BORDER a couple of weeks ago and FINALLY watched the final few epi today. It did not disappoint and I can see why it was very well-received in terms of ratings and critiques alike. Cheers to another of Oguri Shun’s successful dorama! Synopsis from AsianWiki:

Ango Ishikawa (Shun Oguri) is a detective with smarts and a keen sense of observation. He’s in a great physical shape and also highly ambitious. Ango also only focuses on his work and his personal life is pretty much non-existent.

One day, a former police officer is killed by a gun shot. Ango goes to the scene of the crime, but is shot in the head by the killer who is lurking at the crime scene. Ango hovers between life and death. At that time, he thinks to himself “where do people go after they die?” and then “I don’t want to die.” A miracle then happens. Anglo survives with the bullet still lodged in his head. He goes back to work.

A new murder case takes place. When Ango goes to the crime scene he notices a boy who looks like he is about to cry, but only Ango is able to see the boy. The boy is the one who was killed. Since Ango was shot, he can now see and talk with the dead.

You can’t miss this, Ishikawa makes it a point to say it in the opening of every episode. Another detective drama with added supernatural elements in it you think. That’s what it makes you think. But is it really all just that?
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杉杉來了 (Shan Shan Has Come/ Shan Shan Come Eat) Review

 

From left to right: Feng Yue, Yan Qing, Shan Shan, Feng Teng, Yuan Li Shu, and  Zheng Qi.

Rating: 8/10

For 2 or 3 weeks, I’ve been chasing episodes of Shan Shan Lai Le (literally Shan Shan Has Come) or Boss and Me on Youtube. Shan Shan Lai Le is a drama adaptation based on a novel “Come and Eat Shan Shan” , authored by Gu Man. You can check out the English translated version of the novel in here. Peanuts and Lidge are also doing a brief review/recap of episodes so you could watch the unsub version and read them to understand what’s going on as well ! It’s around 33 episodes long which is quite a normal figure for mainland Chinese dramas. Now, I can begin my rave.

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