Tuesday, July 21, 2015
So I went in to the new jdorama with no expectations. They start Light off as more of a regular guy instead of the proud asshole of a genius in the movies. The new dorama does not establish that he is a genius except the comment by his employer that he is very quick at calculations or something.
Changes I can take as long as they lead to something interesting. However the new L is, not interesting and seems more of an asshole compared to the original. The two things that really bugged me were that the Death Note dorama looks pretty 'cheap' and that scene where the police officer over explained Light's father's motivation. Seriously, why not let the audience put 2 and 2 together? Anytime I run into overt exposition, it tells me the writer is shit.
Anyway as I was watching the first two episodes of the series, the thought at the back of my mind was why am I watching this when I could be watching the movies. So I popped in the 2006 movie and oh boy, I never realised that Mitsushima Hikari was Light's sister.
I forgot how much I enjoyed watching this unapologetic bad guy as the main character.
I was too crazy about Toda Erika at that time to notice......
... but you can't really blame me, right?
The casting in the movies is so much superior,
and let's not forget Katase Nana (Ushijima-kun).
Why watch the dorama when you can rewatch the much better movies?