|Romance between a secret agent Nogami (Kaneshiro) sent on a mission to Japan, who fell in love with a systems analyst Rieru (Nakayama).|
|Le Chateau de Jo|
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|Drama Reviews (18)|
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|1. ||Unless you are a die hard Takeshi or Miho fan... [Rating: 5/10]|
As much of a Takeshi fan as I am, I couldn't sit and watch through this whole thing at first. But I still managed to finish it though because I figured since I bought the drama, might as well. My views are biased because I came off such a high from watching "God, Give me more time" I was really looking forward to something good from him. They tried to do too much with this drama, drama, love, suspense, and somewhere in all of this is a spy story. It was just bad, and I personally don't think Takeshi should have done something like this. He should have stuck with more mainstream stuff that is more likely to win viewers. This was too deep or too dark for most fans to sit and watch. I am guessing this was one of those dramas that looked good on paper, but when they filmed it, it became a totally different story.
|Reviewed by Hiro Toyo on 26 January 2004|
|2. ||Love 2000 -> Like The Ending ^_^ [Rating: 8/10]|
Many people couldn't accept such ending, but for me it's a good surprising ending, and somehow i just like it that way. I like the whole story also, love does come in any unknown time, no matter how the situation is. The decisions to make on handle every conflicts is one of the interesting part in this dorama. Kaneshiro Takeshi and Nakayama Miho are both playing good enough here, the role of Nakama Yukie as Mashiro Maria is also interesting to see.
|Reviewed by HimuraGirl on 29 August 2002|
|3. ||Love It..... [Rating: 10/10]|
I really like this drama not just because Takeshi Kaneshiro is my favourite actor but the story line is not bad as well. Even though there is not so much of love scene, but the chemistry between Takeshi Kaneshiro and Miho Nakayama is superb! They made a good pair. And not forgetting the songs, especially Yesterday and Tomorrow. Beautiful song and goes well with the story. I'm a bit disappointed with the ending but after all its a good drama.
|Reviewed by peeka on 4 August 2002|
|4. ||BAD [Rating: 3/10]|
The story plot was okay but for the ending,yuri should have shot naomi instead of rieru.Then,when naomi drops the time bomb controller, yuri could have shot it.I wonder why didn't the director thought of it at the first place.It the ending goes this way,then it will end with a happy ending.Wait,one more thing,i wonder when did naomi slept with yuri.They didn't even say anything about it but at the ending,suddenly a child appeared.So weird.
|Reviewed by joychin on 26 October 2003|
|5. ||it's not that bad after all-serious [Rating: 9/10]|
great drama despite the bad reviews i read..
pretty confusing in the beginning as i'm not really into politics, i love the chemistry between yuri and rieru, i have to say that miho's n takeshi's performance was as superb as usual. the ending is something i expected. overall it's worth watching, i took 3 days to finished this off.
|Reviewed by juliana_phang on 18 September 2004|
|6. ||Only managed to sit through half an hour of this [Rating: 1/10]|
Was all hyped to watch this (because of Takeshi). Then I couldn't even managed to sit through more than half hour of this dorama and I fell asleep. Terrible!
But the funny thing was, the OST still stuck in my head despite so many years later.
|Reviewed by chokakoi on 21 December 2007|
|7. ||not bad and not good drama [Rating: 6/10]|
Not very people want for drama about love. Kaneshiro acting so well he is very great actor, Nakayama not showing the emotion enough for her acting. For the ending I must said impossible and unbelieve it. The story is enough touching.
|Reviewed by rinarina on 4 October 2002|
|8. ||to all friends [Rating: ?/10]|
Hmm, this drama's music really touch my heart, till i know how to sing DO AS INFINITY ~Yesterday & today~ , and know more about DAI BAND, when malaysia-johor bahru got special contest, i will sing that , hahaha!!!!
|Reviewed by manting_jb on 14 May 2006|
|9. ||Ey..ey..eye...can..can..candy...zzZZZzz(need I say [Rating: 5/10]|
A fabulous OST (and a ridiculus plot,ridiculus even for Jap dramas)is/are all this drama can boast of.U will cry for Takeshi as you watch...pathetic acting and even pathetic-er chose to participate in this drama.
|Reviewed by GunGod on 20 June 2001|
|10. ||Didn't like it at all. [Rating: 3/10]|
there was so much hype about this show. but when i watched it, i was really disappointed with the show... great looking cast... but the storyline is really kinda crap.
nice theme song by DAI tho.
|Reviewed by kook05 on 22 December 2003|
|11. ||Whyyyy?!!! [Rating: 10/10]|
Romantic drama for those who like some spy action scene. I love Miho act, Takeshi's act is great too to be a spy. Why almost all the drama I wacth ended so sadly ?????!!!!!
|Reviewed by kuuryu on 26 April 2002|
|12. ||Above Average [Rating: 8/10]|
Good actors and a so call (eye-candy) show. The story was a little slow at the beginning but it picked up at the end. The ending was full of suspense! Above average show.
|Reviewed by jdfan on 1 July 2002|
|13. ||~*~A Good Drama~*~ [Rating: 10/10]|
I personally liked this drama. I guess it's becuz im a huge Takeshi fan.This drama is really good.There are a lot of good music in this show and the ending is really sad.
|Reviewed by LiLaZnBaByAnGeL on 14 January 2002|
|14. ||Could have been better [Rating: 8/10]|
Very well acted tho the plot is a bit weak. Thank goodness Kaneshiro Takeshi was so gorgeous to look at through out the whole drama. Avail for trade, 8-VCD, Chinese sub.
|Reviewed by lovejdorama on 25 April 2005|
|15. ||Good enough [Rating: 7/10]|
Even I didn't like the ending but I think this dorama was good enough. Takeshi was amazing as always and miho was too, they were a great couple.
|Reviewed by ester_grace on 23 December 2010|
|16. ||emmmmmmmmmmm [Rating: 7/10]|
i think..................this drama is kind of emmmm slow, well not really but........ you'll see if u watch it
|Reviewed by horse35 on 16 September 2005|
|17. ||abit sad at the end!! [Rating: 9/10]|
indeed, it has great musics. especially the theme songs.
the acting by the two are not bad either.
|Reviewed by tequilavodka on 23 July 2001|
|18. ||Spy [Rating: 7/10]|
It's cool to see takeshi as a spy :)
|Reviewed by ester_grace on 29 January 2011|
|Comments From Users (55)|
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|1. ||Comments by jo [Rating: 1/10]|
ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL, NAKAYAMA MIHO CAN'T ACT! She was like a tree who stood there doing nothing, she didnt show some freaking emotion. This is another one of those SPY movies, not for everyone, slow and dark. The only bright spot in this drama, is the acting of FAYRAY and her sexy outfits(I wonder if she makes more drama). Alright back to this, this is not recommended for everyone but if you like slow, dark dramas, then this is for you.
|2. ||Comments by Michi [Rating: 8/10]|
A Millenium Love~
So it must be extra-ordinary than other story! But i don't like the way it ends, it's kinda weird~ Well but i like the way it goes, whenever Rieru made a drastic decision, they will play that wonderful song! 'Dear friend,...' ~so touchy and classy ~ Its sad when all Yuri family died ~
And when Yuri told his name to Rieru! So touching and meaningful!!Coz it shows that he trusts her~
|3. ||Comments by Love Revolution [Rating: 8/10]|
Many ppl would disagree with the ending perhaps. But, I love the ending though. Of course I never expected the ending to be like that..it's quite weird for Miho Nakayama to have a baby. But, the drama was still ok for me..I love the last part when Takeshi Kaneshiro was forced to shoot Miho Nakayama, coz Miho Nakayama was so brave and let herself to be killed!
|4. ||Comments by rastelou [Rating: 6/10]|
Was pretty hyped up over this show, especially since Nakayama Miho and Kaneshiro are the leads. BUT as the story unfolded, it became harder and harder to swallow. In addition, there just wasn't much chemistry between Kaneshiro and Nakayama. IMHO, i think both of them didn't act well in this dorama.
|5. ||Comments by *さら~sara* [Rating: 10/10]|
What can I say? Kaneshiro Takeshi and Nakayama Miho has got to be the greatest couple. Both such great actor/ress. His character so in need of her yet so kakkoi and manly. And that saigo no kiss. Haa-. Dreamy, I say. The ending eas totally the way its supposed tobe setsunai yet so good
|6. ||Comments by jdfan [Rating: 7/10]|
Good actors and a so call (eye-candy) show. The story was a little slow at the beginning but it picked up at the end. I don't know why nut most Miho's shows are slower than other drama. For example, Lover Story is another one. The ending was full of suspense! Above average show.
|7. ||Comments by nadrika [Rating: 5/10]|
BORING!!! But i watched it because it was shown on Channel 8 during the Jdrama wave (?) and just wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt. Over-hyped most definitely. Plot was way out of this world. I can suspend my disbelief but there's a limit. Nice theme song though.
|8. ||Comments by Yuki [Rating: 10/10]|
Nakayama Miho acted very very good in this dorama. She sure does have style. The main theme is nice sung by Do As Infinity - Yesterday and Today. The sub song also quite nice , Forbidden Love (piano). It's worth to spend our time watching it!!
|9. ||Comments by Aunty Coco [Rating: 4/10]|
I was attracted to the huge advertisement and overwelming publicity... It is afterall the first Jdorama of the millenium... Although I luv Kaneshiro Takeshi very much... I gave up halfway... Zzzzz... The only consolation is the great OST...
|10. ||Comments by peeka [Rating: 7/10]|
This drama is worth a watch eventhough not so realistic. I like it maybe because Takeshi Kaneshiro as the main cast with Miho Nakayama. But overall, I would say that both Takeshi and Miho has acted very well.
|11. ||Comments by Ikha [Rating: 9/10]|
something about forbidden love that tugs at your heartstrings. incredible storyline, great casting.
catch this one if you're really into sad stories. takeshi kaneshiro is great in playing the tortured soul
|12. ||Comments by heimu [Rating: 7/10]|
Remember this dorama because I was told that it's one of the dorama where it's shown together in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. I'm not sure how true is this report, but it's still a decent dorama to watch.
|13. ||Comments by Longman [Rating: 7/10]|
Too much hype surrounded this series and it eventually didn't lived up to the expectations. However, I do agree that Kaneshiro Takeshi is extremely cool throughout. The soundtrack is nice as well.
|14. ||Comments by rikastar [Rating: 6/10]|
I was kinda intrigued by the story at first but the plot got a bit absurd. Takeshi looks awesome here though. The music by S.E.N.S is great too, and really gives the whole show a very good mood.
|15. ||Comments by Bsalez [Rating: 9/10]|
Learn somthin bout N.Korea here..Da sountrack is great S.e.n.s doin a great job here...Quite romantic..n what an ending..Takeshi N Miho act so cool here...with gun
|16. ||Comments by 4julls [Rating: 9/10]|
very very kakkoooiiiiiiii aniki :D
with all those suit ... hehhe
for the story its nice also though its kind of not a very happy ending .. but its okay ...
|17. ||Comments by juliana_phang [Rating: 9/10]|
great performance by miho and takeshi. and of course not forgetting the ost, superb.. i've always love sens, never fails to produce great instrumental piece.
|18. ||Comments by aimare [Rating: 9/10]|
Takeshi Kaneshiro and Miho Nakashima were a good match for this drama.
The ending is very sad, I still remember tears running down my face.
|19. ||Comments by Amika [Rating: 5/10]|
another disappointing drama... maybe because of the high expectation for this drama that make it such a disappointment at the end...
|20. ||Comments by eversenses [Rating: 10/10]|
Let me tell you.. this is the drama that open up my interest in JDorama. it's kind of my very 1st JDorama that i watched.
|21. ||Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: 7/10]|
** watched 4/21/05,
avail for trade, 3-DVD English Subbed /Malay Retail http://www.geocities.com/reddashay/jdorama.html
|22. ||Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]|
Tragic but beautiful. :( It's up there in the hard to watch a second time drama like One Million Stars of Kimura.
|23. ||Comments by ryce [Rating: 6/10]|
Very slow moving dorama... Was rather bored as the show progressed... Great musical score by S.E.N.S. though.
|24. ||Comments by NuOy [Rating: 5/10]|
well, i've seen this drama in the year 2007.Seem to be boring.Kaneshiro's eyes always sad and very annoying.
|25. ||Comments by hibiscus920 [Rating: 3/10]|
Is there any other reason to watch this other than Kaneshiro? His hotness can't save the insipid storyline.
|26. ||Comments by Signo [Rating: 6/10]|
the last episode was "nice", but the other 10 episodes were a little bit boring. the plot could be tighter.
|27. ||Comments by mii-chan [Rating: 8/10]|
I'm not really sure what to think of the plot but well, Kaneshiro Takeshi is reason enough to watch it...
|28. ||Comments by Akakage [Rating: 5/10]|
I got disappointed by Takeshi and Miho for choosing to play in this drama. It's too dragging.
|29. ||Comments by HimuraGirl [Rating: 9/10]|
I like the story, and the ending, I think it's the perfect ending for this kind of story.
|30. ||Comments by SugizoYoshikiX [Rating: 8/10]|
Story has flaws but i really enjoyed watching it + diff story from all other jap drama
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|Users who voted for this drama (14)|
I just remember that I like this dorama when I watched it, but now frankly I've forgot the detail ^^;
Love to see the "cool" takeshi kaneshiro and the "warmhearted" miho nakayama
something about forbidden love that tugs your heartstrings... must watch!!!
until i know how to sing DAI yesterday & today **********
Nice story and kaneshiro-san is very cool
Cool, nice story, and cool takeshi
|7. ||cursed within|
A TRAGICIEST LOVE STORY EVER!!!
I love this drama.