Monday, November 04, 2013

Rest of the Summer jdoramas of 2K13

Anyone noticed the action going in the background?


Realised I forgot to do a write up about the rest of the series. Consistantly funny and I loved the last episode. Very 20th Century Boys like. Definitely deserves to be subbed because I probably missed half the jokes but I still found it funny as hell.

I am 100% sure there is no one in Japan who does not know what JK means.


Someone decided to sub this long running series and I thought I should go check it out. Aibou is basically Eccentric detective and young detective going around solving cases and division 1 people dislike them although the partners keep solving cases for them. The effort is there and its definitely better than Hanchou and your generic cop series but it never reaches the lofty heights of Furuhata Ninzaburo. Speaking of Furuhata, ep 6 from the second season was absolutely brilliant. Aibou is watchable and I managed to sit through 8 episodes but its lacking something. Probably won't continue watching.


I have not seen Matsushima Nanako in anything in the last 10 years that made me remember why I thought she was so good back in the day. Her last performance that I can remember that made me go wow was Story of One Century. I decided  to give episode 1 of this long running series a try. Absolutely atrocious CG explosion, impressive long one shot of the hospital preparing to receive the wounded but Kyuumei Byoto didn't give me a reason to care and I couldn't even finish watching. Probably need to watch from the beginning.

LIMIT 7-12

I'm downgrading this from watchable to bad. I basically just skipped scenes until the end. It feels like a survival story created for little kids to teach them moral lessons and how to solve teenage angst. Ugh.


alundiss2 said...

It's so good that you checked out these dramas because I was always curious about these two popular drama series but too lazy to give it a go.

There's one that I do want to watch but I don't think there's english subs to it. There's 9 installments about this forensic scientist who solves these cases but I forgot the name...the protagonist is a female...?

Akiramike said...

You might be thinking of Answer ~ Keishichou Kenshou Sousakan?

alundiss2 said...

It's definitely not a recent drama. An older one but oh well I guess the lady being old may be the reason no one can be bothered subbing it though.

Definitely enjoying the unusual tone of Dandarin though! A drama where you don't want to strangle anyone including the screenwriter. The casting actually works despite the oddity.