Now that Tsumi to Batsu has been subbed and I've tried everything I want to watch, its time to look back at the best and worst doramas that came out in 2012. Not really a memorable year because nothing that was an absolute classic came out and it was more a year of doramas that could have been. Actually 2012 is the year many great 1st episodes which are followed by crap.
I CAN'T BELIEVE AWARDS 2012
I can't believe Hancho has been around for 7 seasons and averages 11% rating.
I can't believe Fuji TV expected Going My Home to get good ratings.
I can't believe all the I.T. and business bullcrap in Rich Man, Poor Woman. Now I understand characters in the old trendy doramas always worked in advertising.
I can't believe someone tried to remake perfection. (GTO)
I can't believe the producer of Renai Dekinai still has a job.
I can't believe Ishihara Satomi's lips won best actress for pouting through 10 episodes.
I can't believe the scripts for Suitei Yuuzai and Magma were so bad after great episodes. Surely someone with common sense must have read the scripts first?
I can't believe I never really called out Nagasawa Masami's lack of acting ability until Bunshin.
I can't believe there's a second season of Legal High.
I can't believe I'm still spending so much time watching jdoramas.
Kaho - Hitori Shizuka. She has gone from child actress to showing that she can be the main actor.
Honourable mentions -
Koizumi Kyoko - Shukuzai and Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi.
Kimura Yoshino - Hatsukoi. The first time I can remember being impressed by her acting.
Nakatani Miki - Seinaru no Kaibutsutachi. Its a horrible, unwatchable dorama but she kept me in it for 6 episodes. An actress of her caliber deserves better scripts.
Matsu Takako - Unmei no Hito
Abe Hiroshi - Going My Home. Its always Abe's award to lose.
Honourable mentions -
Nakai Kiichi - Saga Kara Nibanme no Koi
Masahiro Motoki - Unmei no Hito
Kora Kengo - Tsumi to Batsu
Tanihara Sosuke - Tsugunai
BEST DORAMAS OF 2012
5. Nemureru Mori no Jukujo.
4. Unmei no Hito
1. Hotori Shizuka
BEST OF THE REST
1. Double Face (dorama SP)
2. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
3. Going My Home
4. Tsumi to Batsu
5. Kodoku no Gurume (1st season)
7. Spec Sho (dorama SP)