Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer 2010 doramas

The spring season has finished and the summer jdoramas have begun. I'm not too excited since I'm still waiting for many of last season's doramas to finish subbing and I've got a huge backlog of jmovies to watch. Nevertheless, lets have a run through the new jdoramas starting with those that are going to be English subbed.

Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku 

Not another fucking Matsumoto Jun dorama! Seriously, if I had the choice between killing Osama and Jun, I'd be very tempted to rid the jdorama world of this horrible acting. The casting people being very aware of this have cast Takeuchi Yuko and Sawamura Ikki in it. Gaaaaaahhh.

If they had just cast another talentless 'talento' I could have easily ignored this show. However, the subject matter is interesting since Jun is a second generation actor who only appears in variety shows due to his father's fame. I hope some director tells him in the dorama that he can't act. The behind the scenes of the idoru world should be interesting though the story will be cringe worthy when Jun's character starts to become a 'real' actor.

I just don't see any chemistry between the two leads. Jun looks like a whiny brat despite being only 3 years younger than Takeuchi Yuko.Will check out first episode but its going to be torture.

Hotaru no Hikari 2

Can't remember anything about the first season. Looking back at my past reviews it seems like the acting and chemistry was pretty flat. Too bad Kuninaka Ryoko is no longer in this one.

Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo

Naka Riisa plays a Japanese teacher to foreign students in one of the most brilliant concepts ever. We're going to get cringe worthy stereotypical gaijins but even if this turns out to be a mess, it'll be like watching a car accident. My most anticipated dorama.

Unubore Deka

Nagase Tomoya as a cop who always falls in love with the female criminal and gets rejected in the end. Would be quite funny if he can tone down his overacting. IMHO, for this type of show to work he would have to play it pretty serious but after watching so many of his shows, there's no freaking way its gonna happen.


Yoshitaka Yuriko in another fatal disease dorama. Gah, I miss disability doramas. Why does it always have to be some stupid rare and uncurable disease? Why not a dorama about STDs? At least its got Tanihara Sousuke Sousuke and some nice girls in it. Best case scenario the first half could be as fun as Sekachu but most probably it'll be another Ichi Litre no Namida.

Gakeppuchi no Eri 

Yamada Yu as a struggling manga artist. No expectations for this one. Don't think she's goo enough to be a main actress but we'll see.


Joker Yurusarezaru Sosakan 

 Sakai Masato as a two faced cop who normally acts like a nice guy but takes his anger out on criminals at night? A dorama about moral grey areas? WTF is Nishikido Ryo in this? Gaaaaaahhhhhh. Has Anne shown that she can act or is she just cast in this because of her father? If its not subbed then no way I'm getting the HK dvd as there is a  very high chance of it being a bad show though Sakai Masato can carry the series by himself as long as the story is not retarded.


Normally a dorama with GTO, Amami Yuki and Nagasawa Masami would be must watch. But a single mom raising her kids to be Olympians? I can't even think of any interesting potential storylines in this one. If they want to do a dorama about creating atheletes, I've got a better idea; what if the Japanese government created an organisation where women are sent all over the world to bed world class atheletes, get pregnant and raise the children in Japan? If Japan wants to win the world cup, they should just invite Pele, Maradona, Becks, Zidane, Ronaldinho etc for an orgy in Japan.


bframe5 said...

Watched Mioka ep1 last night.
Wasn't expecting too much, but I was pleasantly surprised!
The male lead, Hayashi Kento isn't too shabby either.

As for Hotaru no Hikaru 2...

The book and manga for Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo are extremely popular, so it tanks, a LOT of people will be disappointed.

Jung said...

I too fail to understand the appeal of Matsumoto Jun. But I guess he has a strong screen presence compared to other boy tarent-ress.

But don't write Gold off yet. I watched ep 1 and I liked it. Finally something different for a change. Besides, it has nagasawa masami, and she's pretty funny in this show. :-D

Anonymous said...

nyaa fansub's main translator LOVES nishikido ryo, and I'm sure there's many others who feel the same

I don't see this not getting subbed by someone

Anonymous said...

You forgot Tobo Bengoshi

Ishihara Satomi, Murakawa Eri, Oriyama Miyu, and Yada Akiko!

Really, this is a much watch!!