Monday, March 12, 2012

Jdorama ramblings 12/3/12

Someone suggested I change the blog to white. Which do you prefer? White is too white for me and yellow is not white if that makes sense. Lots of blogs and web pages are white but the formatting of the template makes it seem like there's too much space. I'll see how I feel in a couple of days. Probably due to using the same template for 5 years.

6-jikan Ato ni Kimi wa Shinu


Eiji from KDO walks up to Maki Yoko one day and tells her that she has only six hours to live. Pretty fun to watch story with the drawbacks being the usual ones for prediction stories. If the prediction was that you would die in a dark area somewhere, why not go to a brightly lit karaoke room and sing for six hours instead of looking for your potential killer?


Great cast and they made it work with limited budget. Not must watch but its more than watchable. With this and Lupin, I'm really enjoying the Wowow dorama specials. Need more Maki Yoko. She certainly has potential.

Shaken Baby!





Some story about some uni students trying to do Shakespeare plays which is just an excuse to put a lot of young actors in a dorama special cobbled together with not that funny gags. Shaken Baby! lost me in the beginning when this dude with Mick Jagger lips, make up and half a can of gel in his hair is trying to convince the audience that he is a normal/futsu guy. Avoid.

Kyogu


Very watchable TV Asahi special about two women who grew up as orphans and have always been best friends. Matsuyuki Yasuko plays the wife of a politician and Ryo is the best friend who works as a journalist. One day Yasuko's son is kidnapped and she receives a ransom note demanding that she reveal the truth. Pretty fun show about friendship though the ending was not as impactful as it needed to be.

Seinaru Kaibutsutachi ep 6


Nakatani Miki kept me watching but everything else in this dorama doesn't work for me. The main problem is the audience knows the truth since the beginning. Its mostly about this boring main character uncovering what the audience already knows and acting all shocked and angry at every discovery.

Bunshin eps 2-3


Huge drop off. I don't really care about the personal life of the other Masami character. Ep 3 finally gets into what we want to know but its just about the obvious stuff that the audience would have guessed. Hopefully episode 4 gives us what we want, Masami talking to Masami and why all the secrecy and deaths.

15 comments:

Black Background Forever said...

I like black like it's always been. White is too bright. It hurts my eyes. I like the regular look since it's simple and isn't "loud" or "busy." Keep it simple I say.

Anonymous said...

"Back to black!"

Antspace said...

Black +1 : )

Bunshin ep 2 was quite boring. Ep 3 Picked up a little. I think Nagasawa Masami does better at light comedy roles. She seems to be unable to act unhappy : ) (like in Last Friends or this one)I'm really worried about the two Masami's meeting : P

Anonymous said...

I figured white was to commemorate the quake.

Jung said...

I like black too. It goes better with occasional r-rated screenshots you put on.

Bunshin is a bit of a letdown.

jt said...

so white. i tried refreshing it, i thought i was the only one.

the background hurts. i'll read later when things are back to normal or when it's readable.

nigamushi otoko said...

black, please. :)

Jadefrosts said...

Black! It fits the style of your blog.

I feel blinded and squinty with white. It's funny that I'm saying this when my own blog is white. Somehow, the first reaction when I came to the site was to wonder if I got to the wrong place.

Anonymous said...

make it light gray at least lol. white is too much . light green, light blue anything.

ao said...

Black black black. White is so not you.

Anonymous said...

maa~ I concede defeat. Since the popular opinion is so overwhelmingly for the original background...

But thanks anyways for trying the white out! (though I must veer from the mass and express my preference for the lighter background...)

Akiramike said...

I tried grey which looks better than white but I'm just too used to black for some reason. Thanks for the comments!

tayorinai tenshi said...

Agree about Miki, she is one intense woman. And i just had to tell you that you have to watch her in this old drama 永遠の子 (eien no ko) with Watabe Atsuro and Shiina Kippei.

keiko1981 said...

Black here as well, easier on the eyes.
White is too bright.

Akiramike said...

Eien no ko sounds good. Unfortunate the torrent and megaupload links are dead. :(