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Eyeyore's drama votes (12)
Fumo Chitai [不毛地帯]
Hanayome to Papa [花嫁とパパ]
Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko [結婚できない男]
I looked forward to every episode.lots of dry humour.
Kimi ga oshietekureta koto [君が教えてくれたこと]
My Little Chef
A rare jdorama with the main characters not romantically involved, the older artistes pulled off so elegantly, the preparation of Crepe Suzette Flambe was unforgettable. I have never been eager to watch Yada Akiko but every chapter is so beautiful to watch......and none rely on heavyweight actors. The only fault is the screenwriter is not familiar with gastronomy at all when this is written. Risotto is Italian, not French. A real cook does not need to taste his food to measure how much seasoning to put. It goes with experience. Wine glasses for champagne and burgundy are different.....that's the only hiccup. My favourite chapter is about the diner who arranged for her father to meet her prospective husband.The hilarious thing was both men are of the same age but one looks older than the other ! Guess who ?
Odoru Daisousasen [踊る大捜査線]
corny jokes and irritating bureaucrats
Shiroi Kyoto [白い巨塔]
Team saiaku de saikouna futari [チーム]
Good scriptwriting and directing are hard to come by in jdorama these days. The intention of the writer is clear. It is just a big loophole in the legal system to have a blanket clemency for all juvenile crimes. Now that we have done away with the Statute of Limitations, perhaps laws against juvenile crime needs to be beefed up to tackle bullying ?
TOKYO Airport [TOKYOエアポート]
Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi 2 [翼の折れた天使たち]
Yasashii Jikan [優しい時間]
for the song, for calming my nerves, for the snow, for the autumn leaves, for the witty script

Eyeyore's artiste votes (9)
Abe Hiroshi [阿部寛]
Mukai Osamu [向井理]
Nakai Kiichi [中井貴一]
Nishimura Masahiko [西村雅彦]
Takeuchi Yuko [竹内結子]
Toda Naho [戸田菜穂]
Tsutsumi Shinichi [堤真一]
Oh ! pls don't put him in comedy again! He just doesn't look cool with his grins.
Wakamura Mayumi [若村麻由美]
Her looks have changed over the years. The current avatar doesn't look like her. But age has made her screen presence more sizzling.http://suspense-drama.up.n.seesaa.net/suspense-drama/image/wakamura.JPG?d=a1
Wakui Emi [和久井映見]

Eyeyore's dramas (357)
14 Getsu [14ケ月]
Rating: 6/10
99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi [99.9 刑事専門弁護士]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Lots of puns. I can't figure out if this is a comedy or soap opera. A sequel will be icing on the cake.
Abarenbo Mama [暴れん坊ママ]
Rating: 4/10
One show which everyone tries to sound cute. Hardly notice Mukai Osamu........
Ai to iu nano moto ni [愛という名のもとに]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Aibou [相棒]
Rating: 6/10
Aibou 10 [相棒 10]
Rating: 6/10
Aibou 2 [相棒]
Rating: 7/10
Aibou 3 [相棒3]
Rating: 7/10
Aibou 4 [相棒 4]
Rating: 7/10
I enjoyed the special cases
Aibou 5 [相棒 5]
Rating: 7/10
Aibou 6 [相棒 6]
Rating: 7/10
Aibou 7 [相棒 7]
Rating: 5/10
When the partnership dissolved, so did the chemistry between the leads.
Aibou 8 [相棒 8]
Rating: 5/10
Aibou 9 [相棒 9]
Rating: 5/10
Aijou Ippon! [愛情イッポン!]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Aishiteiru to Ittekure [愛していると言ってくれ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Ame to Yume no atoni [雨と夢の後に]
Rating: 7/10
Ando Natsu [あんどーなつ]
Rating: 8/10
Asakusa backdrop. Cultural setting. Not a fan of azuki beans but every episode is meaningful to watch.
Antique [アンティーク〜西洋骨董洋菓子店]
Rating: 7/10
The cakes reminded me of the old forgotten romantic feel in Jdorama of the 1990s. However, this is one drama which i feel having a female in the main cast is redundant.
Arifureta Kiseki [ありふれた奇跡]
Rating: 7/10
It's kind of weird that the two families should meet so often before marriage. The two fathers were cute.
Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan [浅草ふくまる旅館]
Rating: 6/10
Teenagers will yawn if they watch this. It's all about Japanese culture and "make you feel good" kind of drama for a lazy afternoon.
Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan 2 [浅草ふくまる旅館 2]
Rating: 8/10
Neat finale. As good as the first series.
Ashita ga arusa [明日があるさ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
At Home Dad [アットホーム・ダッド]
Rating: 7/10
Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]
Rating: 5/10
One of the earliest slapstick comedies that triggered a string of comedies on air-stewardesses. If 'Good Luck' is too serious for you, this is a good alternative.
Bambino! [バンビーノ!]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Bengoshi no Kuzu [弁護士のくず]
Rating: 7/10
the most unlikely gentlemen to play lechers
Big Money! [ビッグマネー!〜浮世の沙汰は株しだい〜]
Rating: 8/10
this show really taught me how to invest in shares and don't trust your banker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big wing [ビッグウイング]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
It sure brighten up a groomy evening. worth a watch.
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Bitter Blood [ビター・ブラッド]
Rating: 8/10
Boku to Star no 99 Nichi [僕とスターの99日]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
BORDER [ボーダー]
Rating: 7/10
Brand [ブランド]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Bull Doctor [ブルドクター]
Rating: 5/10
Bus stop [バスストップ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
CA to Oyobi [CA(シーI−)とお呼び]
Call Center no Koibito [コールセンターの恋人]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Career ~ Okite Yaburi no Keisatsu Shochou [キャリア ~ 掟破りの警察署長]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Carnation [カーネーション]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
The matriarch is exactly what Japan needs. The silver-haired need to find new meaning in life when their home becomes an empty nest.
Celeb to Binbo Taro [セレブと貧乏太郎]
Rating: 4/10
Good plot to begin with. Storyline is badly developed and everything fizzled out as the story progresses. What a pity.
Chakushin Ari [着信あり]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
some episodes are violent. VERY SCARY. For the whole month, that ring tone rang in my ears........yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
CHANGE
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Chef [ザシェフ]
Chef ~ Mitsuboshi no Kyushoku [Chef ~ 三ツ星の給食]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Cinderella wa nemuranai [シンデレラは眠らない]
Rating: 6/10
Akiyoshi Kumiko stole the show with her portrayal of high-strung rich widow who vents her frustration with her husband on her children. Good plot. Short and sweet.
Danda Rin ~ Roudou Kijun Kantokukan [ダンダリン 労働基準監督官]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Deka Wanko [デカワンコ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
(Watched)
Dinner
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Great cinematography. The lighting makes the food delicious and makes me hungry too. Story is quite cliche and it's quite like My Little Chef. I like how the show wraps up. If anyone knows where I can access the italian music that runs in the opening of the drama, pm me. thx.
Dirty Mama! [ダーティ・ママ!]
Rating: 3/10
I like the armoured pram. Period. The cases were trashy and the script, mushy.
Doctor [ザ・ドクター]
Doctor Chousahan ~ Iryou Jiko no Yami wo Abake [ドクター調査班 ~ 医療事故の闇を暴け]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Doctors who go undercover in hospitals to investigate malpractice. Worth A watch.
Doctor-X 2 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko [ドクターX 2 ~ 外科医・大門未知子]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Doctor-X 3 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko [ドクターX 3 ~ 外科医・大門未知子]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Except for Dr Daimon's impeccable dress sense, this third installment is a repetition of previous episodes with a change in character names. What a yawn.
Doctor-X 4 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko [Doctor-X 4 ~ 外科医・大門未知子]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Doctor-X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko [ドクターX 〜外科医・大門未知子]
Rating: 7/10
Surgeon by day, handbag model by night. Did anyone noticed her parading her handbags every episode? If I had to compare this medical drama with those filmed in the same period, this is a lot better than Doctors2 and Gynae. At least this is not the weepy weepy soap opera.
DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii [DOCTORS 最強の名医]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not sure if the official synopsis in wikipedia is correct. Can the loss of real calling to a noble profession and the absence of empathy be considered a corruption? I really didn't see the dimpled doctor 'punish' his colleagues for their contemptous nonchalance but the dimpled doctor did challenge the status quo and motivate his colleagues in a very subtle manner. Some scenes of the heir apparent to the hospital were really funny. so were the scenes with his director obasan.
DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii 2 [DOCTORS 〜 最強の名医 〜 2]
Rating: 6/10
Dokushin Kizoku [独身貴族]
Don Quixote [ドン★キホーテ]
Rating: 8/10
Double kitchen [ダブルキッチン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Double score [ダブル スコア]
Rating: 9/10
Doubles ~ Futari no Keiji [ダブルス ~ 二人の刑事]
Rating: 5/10
Dr. Irabu Ichiro [Dr.伊良部一郎]
Rating: 6/10
I had wished it wasn't a comedy. Good themes spoilt by zany scriptwriting.
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Most of the study methods mentioned are realistic.That's how I passed my examinations too......with so much to study, it all boils down to strategy.
Dream Again [ドリーム☆アゲイン]
Rating: 7/10
I'm still wondering. Is it the maturing charisma of Sorimachi or the good script that is keeping me glued to this drama? Sorimachi isn't aging any faster than his wife yet he graduating from a daddy of a three year old (Hotman) to a 12yr old ! It's really a bonus to have the young actress who acted in "14yr old mother" in this drama - very matured acting. Funny, those with a crown of white hair are the ones who try to act cute ! i love the theme song
Egao no Hosoku [笑顔の法則]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Erai Tokoro ni Totsuide Shimatta! [エラいところに嫁いでしまった!]
Rating: 7/10
......it's still funny at ep. 3...... lovely garden, rich family, a husband who is not the eldest son, a husband who doesn't call his wife an idiot, a dotting mother-in-law and a 'constipated' father-in-law ("nggh"), why is it hell ? that's heaven :) Does anyone know where is the filming location of the Yamamoto family. I thought the neighbourhood looks so Kyoto.
FACE MAKER
Rating: 6/10
Fake Kyoto Bijutsu Jiken Emaki [フェイク 京都美術事件絵巻]
Rating: 5/10
First Kiss [ファースト・キス]

I didn't finish the show but I like the theme song soooooo much. Oda-san still composes great ballads and sings like a nightingale at the age of 60.......Michael Jackson should learn from him !
Food fight [フードファイト]
Freeter, Ie o Kau. [フリーター、家を買う。]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Fugoh Keiji [富豪刑事]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
I CAN'T STAND HER VOICE.I rather go on 'mute' and read subtitles. The dialogue is a prescription for insomnia
Fumo Chitai [不毛地帯]
Rating: 7/10
Furuhata Ninzaburo 3 [古畑任三郎 3]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Fuyu no Sakura [冬のサクラ]
Rating: 8/10
great scenery, psychotic husband cum surgeon, matriarchial mother in law
Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku [外交官・黒田康作]
Rating: 3/10
-7 for storyline and +3 the last 5minutes of every episode.
Galileo [ガリレオ]
Rating: 8/10
I think I am drawn to this drama......neh...not because of Fukuyama. The guest stars are more famous than the main cast. The criminal cases just got better and better
Galileo 2 [ガリレオ 2]
Rating: 3/10
Gegege no Nyobo [ゲゲゲの女房]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I testified that over-riped blackened babanas are really sweet and cheap. I became a Mukai Osamu fan after this drama. And i watched all Gegege movies, bought the manga war biography of the author. For someone who had lost his arm during the war, nobody can dispute his testimony of the war. However, I must say it takes more than love on the part of his wife to endure his idiosyncracies and poverty.
Ghost Friends [ゴーストフレンズ]
Rating: 6/10
Ghost Mama Sousasen [ゴーストママ捜査線]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Simple plot. Good drama to pass off a lazy Sunday.
Gift [ギフト]
Gin Nikan [銀二貫]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
male hero of an Asadora. Great storyline
Giragira [ギラギラ]

great theme
Gochisousan [ごちそうさん]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
A feel-good asadora.
Gokuaku Ganbo [極悪がんぼ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I couldnt quite understand the scams and trickery but it's still entertaining to watch.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Gonzo - Densetsu no Keiji [ゴンゾウ]
Rating: 4/10
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Good Partner ~ Muteki no Bengoshi [グッドパートナー ~ 無敵の弁護]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
It lacks humour and and after a few episodes, I started to fast forward to its conclusive 10 minutes.
Guren Onna [紅蓮女]
(Watched)
Haikei, Chichiue-sama [拝啓、父上様]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Thanks for the info on Ippei. I think i will watch it again, not for the story which wasn't properly researched developed and went round in circles. There is a thick Japanese flavour to it, whether in terms of speech, body language, decor, ornaments. The production set took care of so much details that it's worth a second look. The other reason for watching it again is the lady boss, a former geisha. She can be funny without betraying her kimono facet.
Haken no Hinkaku [ハケンの品格]
Rating: 7/10
Hanamura Daisuke [花村大介]
Rating: 7/10
Lewd Bengoshi doesn't get his girl. Whew! Good comedy effect though.
Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai [花咲舞が黙ってない]
Rating: 5/10
Hanawake no Yon Shimai [華和家の四姉妹]
Hanayome no Chichi [花嫁の父]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Yanagiba's most lovable role.
Hanayome to Papa [花嫁とパパ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Dramatic. i have not seen this dad and daughter do comedy before but this show has such a funny script.every appearance of the dad in front of the couple comes with star wars' phantom menace !!!! Ha Ha Ha.
Hanayome wa 16-sai! [花嫁は16才!]
Rating: 6/10
Not bad. but eldest brother seems to have a constipated acting. I had wished there would be a side romance between the housekeeper and Obasan. Second and younger brothers are cuter than the main actor.it daunts on me that eldest 'oni-chan' straight-kind of look is already 'outdated' with young ladies during that era. The 'in' looks are the street-smart, messy hair, uncouth mouth, rebellious like Kimuya, Soriamachi ?
Hanayome wa Yakudoshi! [花嫁は厄年ッ!]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
some sort of repeating the daughter-in-law vs mother-in-law series.
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [花ざかりの君たちへ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Half the time, i press forward to watch scenes between Mizuki and Nakatsu, the funniest to watch. The rest of the show is forgettable. My only grouse is : WHY MUST Kamikawa Takaya DRAW HIS EYEBROWS AND PUT ON MASCARA IN THIS SHOW JUST TO TELL EVERYONE HE IS GAY ???? He acted well, but I would prefer his wholesome image still.........
Hancho 2 [ハンチョウ 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Most of the cases are interesting and realistic. Reallly underrated show but I'm glad it is going into a third series.
Hancho 3 [ハンチョウ 3]
Hancho 4 [ハンチョウ 4]
Rating: 7/10
This is the best installment out of the four. More depth to the plot and characters. Although I do prefer it to run a faster pace.
Hancho 5 [ハンチョウ 5]
Rating: 3/10
I cannot say I have given fare judgement to this drama. I dropped it after the second episode. I see a Hancho handling a bunch of rebellious cowboys...Even with the same lead, the rest of the cast went through an overhaul and the Jinnan spirit no longer exists. Hancho 5 bears no resemblance to the previous series and should have been re-titled altogether to give it a fresh start forcing viewers to associate it with the previous installments.
Hancho ~ Jinnansho Azumihan [ハンチョウ ~ 神南署安積班]
Rating: 7/10
Hero
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Hero 2
Rating: 9/10
Hi wa Mata Noboru [陽はまた昇る]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Well-paced. Avg storyline.....only for the bored.
Himitsu [秘密]
Rating: 4/10
complex. Without getting physical, just the thought of it is sheer incest and makes me squirm.
Himitsu Chouhouin Erika [秘密諜報員 エリカ]
Rating: 4/10
Hito ni Yasashiku [人にやさしく / 3ピース]
(Watched)
Home & Away [ホーム&アウェイ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijo Nashi [本日も晴れ。異状なし]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Almost like Dr Koto except the protagonist is a policeman with a goofy character.
Honjitsu wa Taian Nari [本日は大安なり]
Rating: 1/10
This is not about the wedding planner. It's about five dysfunctional couples getting married. One drama that allows me to cruise through 10 episodes in 1.5hrs. Oops, that's already too much time spent. Just the first and last episode will do.
Hoshi no kinka 1 [星の金貨]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
it reminds me of my all-time favourite romance, the little mermaid......One of the rare few music theme that is supported by a full orchestra ? I love it.....
Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I laughed so hard that i hit my head when Amemiya drank her beer from a glass, wears her sunday's best...ahem and best of all, whines for "buchou" 'buchou' as if buchou means darling.
Hotaru no Hikari 2 [ホタルノヒカリ]
Rating: 8/10
hoteriaa [ホテリアー]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Hotman [ホットマン]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Hotman 2 [ホットマン2]
(Watched)
i think i prefer the first version
HUNTER ~Sono Onnatachi, Shoukin Kasegi~ [HUNTER〜その女たち、賞金稼ぎ〜]
Rating: 5/10
Hyakki Yakosho [百鬼夜行抄]
Rating: 7/10
it talks about how a boy with the third eye breaks curses and spells in the spirit realm. Nope, it's not scary.....some parts are funny too.
Hyakunen no monogatari [百年の物語]
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [1リットルの涙]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I call this one bucket of tears.....gosh ! and it's one bucket of tears for every episode.
Ie Uru Onna [家売るオンナ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A new genre about real estate agents. The houses and apartments on screen are beautiful although I doubt it represents the majority of Japanese households. My favourite plot will always be the rich woman who tried to find a bigger compound for her companion, the terrapin.
Ii hito [いいひと。]
Rating: 3/10
Yuks.
Iryu [医龍 Team Medical Dragon]
Rating: 7/10
Highly addictive. Tried hard not to start ep.1, believing that many scenes are far-fetched, hero-centric,etc. Well, it is. And in addition to that, every surgery is like watching a baseball match. All the other doctors had so much time that they are either gossiping, politicking or watching the 'baseball match' 'live' broadcast. By throwing aside logic and reality, this show is enjoyable.
Iryu 2 [医龍 2]
Rating: 6/10
Took me a long time to get started because the medical jargons are a put off. I thought the sequel is as good as the first although i cannot understand how a bunch of doctors can go on exile, lay around, watch tv or get drunk.
Itsuka mata aeru [いつかまた逢える]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Jikou Keisatsu [時効警察]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
1st episode boring but it got better and better. no spectacular plots but worth a watch.....i would fast-forward some of boring conversations though.
JIN [JIN-仁-]
Rating: 7/10
JIN 2
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Can I say it's carries a rating of 8 in the first few episodes and three in the last few?
Joker Yurusarezaru Sosakan [ジョーカー 許されざる捜査官]
Rating: 4/10
Jui-san Jiken Desu Yo [獣医さん、事件ですよ]
Rating: 2/10
Juui Dolittle [獣医ドリトル]
Rating: 7/10
Jyoou no Kyoushitsu [女王の教室]
Rating: 5/10
Kaidan Hyaku Shosetsu [怪談百物語]
(Watched)
Kaiki Daikazoku [怪奇大家族]
Rating: 6/10
slapstick comedy. telecast in 2004
Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka [確証 ~ 警視庁捜査3課]
Rating: 6/10
Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]
Rating: 1/10
Kamo, Kyoto e Iku. [鴨、京都へ行く。]
Rating: 4/10
Karei naru Spy [華麗なるスパイ]
Rating: 6/10
only watching this because I had great faith in Nagase, the comedien.
Kaseifu no Mita [家政婦のミタ]
Rating: 7/10
Watching this for the delicious display of breakfasts and dinners...wish I could be at the film set. Three cheers for Nanako for acting herself, a mother.
Kasouken no Onna [科捜研の女]
Rating: 8/10
Kasouken no Onna 2 [科捜研の女 2]
Rating: 7/10
Kasouken no Onna 3 [科捜研の女 3]
Rating: 6/10
Kasouken no Onna 4 [科捜研の女 4]
Kaze no Garden [風のガーデン]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
The cast was good but the whole family relationship was very stiff and formal. The script and filming give me the impression that it was written in a rush. The main theme sounds like a requiem and so this really reminds me of Leo Tolstoy's Ivan Illyich. Only one thing gives it a spark : the funeral prank. And that's ironic.
Keibuho Sugiyama Shintaro [警部補・杉山真太郎~吉祥寺署事件ファイル]
Rating: 7/10
no violence. a happy go lucky detective drama.
Keibuho Yabe Kenzo [警部補 矢部謙三]
Rating: 7/10
funny but cliche plot
Keiji 110kg [刑事110キロ]
Rating: 4/10
Keiji 110kg 2 [刑事110キロ 2]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Less of Kyoto sceneries. The plot is just lame. Why would anyone want to watch further if we already knew the perpetrator in the first place?
Keizoku [ケイゾク]
Rating: 5/10
Ep1-7 were forgettable plots...all predictable. It only started to get exciting thereafter. One small plot that snowballed into a bigger one. I wished the final episode had been really the final episode but the producers ruined a fine script by continuing the drama with SP and a movie. 'Reviving' the characters in the drama is the ultimate nail on the coffin for a bad script.
Keizoku 2: SPEC [ケイゾク 2: SPEC]
Rating: 5/10
"Men in Black"....all acting like aliens.
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko [結婚できない男]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Mr Bean - japanese style.I think his secret camaraderie with the dog was more interesting than his romantic relationship.
Kenshui nanako
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Kiken na Aneki [危険なアネキ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Kimi ga oshietekureta koto [君が教えてくれたこと]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This is one perfect romance that doesn't need passionate kissing. The supporting cast apart from the family is weak.But the script and exchanges between Mayuko and Sakuma are something i would watch and re-watch again.The sweetest part is of course her tugging at his shirt.
Kindaichi shonen no jikenbo 1 [金田一少年の事件簿 1]
(Watched)
Kindaichi shonen no jikenbo 2 [金田一少年の事件簿 2]
(Watched)
Kinkyu Torishirabeshitsu [緊急取調室]
Rating: 5/10
Kira kira hikaru [きらきらひかる/法醫物語]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Kogane no Buta [黄金の豚]
Rating: 8/10
twist of the plot saved the show.
Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai [恋がしたい恋がしたい]
Rating: 5/10
quite like the ending......everyone found their direction in the end
Koi ni Ochitara ~Boku no Seikou no Himitsu~ [恋におちたら〜僕の成功の秘密〜]
Rating: 7/10
Without Tsutsumi, this show is nothing.
Koi no Chikara [恋ノチカラ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
watched it because i like the theme song and the aloof Tsutsumi.....
Konkatsu Deka [婚活刑事]
Rating: 7/10
The drama synopsis makes me think I am going to watch a dumb drama about a bimbo detective. The story turns out better than I thought and thankfully without exaggerated acting.
Konkatsu! [婚カツ!]
Rating: 4/10
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
Rating: 7/10
the rich girl is more attractive than Nanako !
Konya Hitori no Beddo de [今夜ひとりのベッドで]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
i like the title and the cast however the story just doesn't glue together. i still have no clue...the plot just goes round and round, with lots of rambling. not a show to look forward to after a tired day.
Koshonin [交渉人]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
It just got better and better.
Kou kou kyoushi [高校教師]
Rating: 1/10
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 1/10
Kowloon de Aimashou [九龍で会いましょう]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Kuitan [喰いタン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
last chapter was too long-winded.
Kuitan 2 [喰いタン 2]
Rating: 5/10
Kurisumasu Nante Dai Kirai
Rating: 2/10
annoying.
Kurokawa no techou [黒革の手帖]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
jaw-dropping....
Kurokochi [クロコーチ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Kurosagi [クロサギ]
Rating: 4/10
Kyumei byoto 24 ji [救命病棟24時]
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 2 [救命病棟24時 2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 3 [救命病棟24時 3]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 4 [救命病棟24時 4]
Rating: 6/10
Matsushima Nanako has aged somewhat. I was pleasantly surprised by Kimura Tae, who looked more like a rookie in the 3rd series; in series 4, she was most outstanding among the women cast and she displayed such femininity that it's hard not to take a second look at her beauty. Eguchi's acting brought no new breakthrough despite being a real Kyumei patient a few months ago. Still the most essential character around, the show just ain't the same without him. The rest of the supporting cast was rather weak. I would prefer series 2 and 3.
Last Doctor ~ Kansatsu-i Akita no Kenshi Houkoku ~ [ラスト・ドクター]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
It started out interestingly but missed the beat subsequently when the plot could not develop a logical sequence that led to the coroner's 'right' deductions. As the episodes developed, it began to look like an Aibou detective series. ......And then i realised the main guy was from the Aibou series. Funny.
Legal High [リーガル・ハイ]
Rating: 8/10
My favourite comedy for 2012.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
(Watched)
Loss:Time:Life [ロス:タイム:ライフ]
Rating: 7/10
What will you do if you die suddenly and for compassionate reason, you are given 4hrs (or less) of 'extra time' to 'wrap up' your life. This is a black comedy somewhat. Some chapters are really funny, the referees always, because they are on the 'run'.Well, what can you do ? Given 4hrs or shorter, every dead person on the show has to run to rush their last deed. What I like about this show is the way each chapter neatly wraps up. By the way, there is always a prominent artiste in every episode........
Lotto 6 de San-oku Ni-senman En Ateta Otoko [ロト6で3億2千万円当てた男]
Rating: 7/10
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Rating: 5/10
Nothing to shout about except for the great clothes they are wearing
Love Story
Lucky Seven [ラッキーセブン]
Rating: 5/10
It began well and went downhill when Eita disappeared. I guess the TV is too small to squeeze Etai and Matsu-Jun in one screen. The martial arts choreography kept me in.
Lunch no Joou [ランチの女王]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
makes me hungry everytime....but i am still no fan of egg omelette.
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Rating: 1/10
i love the song
Manhattan Love Story [マンハッタン ラブストーリー]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Marumo no Okite [マルモのおきて]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Marusa!! [マルサ!!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
7. for the funny disguises.Don't think of the plot logically, the cases aren't logical.
Mayonaka no Ame [真夜中の雨]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
storyline quite ok....but Oda Yuji is sooooooooo cool. he kind of overshadowed Abe Hiroshi, didn't he? Are Japanese hospitals really that huge ??
Mayonaka no Panya-san [真夜中のパン屋さん]
Rating: 6/10
Medical Team: Lady Da Vinci no Shindan [メディカルチーム レディ・ダ・ヴィンチの診断]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Don't watch this if you are from the medical field. A kind of detective series about a bunch of women in the pathology department finding the cause of ailments and diseases. I enjoyed it better if I don't find out the accuracy of their conclusions.
Messengers [メッセンジャー]
Miss Cinderella
(Watched)
Mona Lisa no hohoemi [モナリザの微笑]
Rating: 7/10
7/10 for entertainment value. If I were an art connoisseur or auctioneer, I would have given this a 1/10. The scriptwriters didn't do much research into auction houses or valuers, and the producers simply banked on Eguchi's charm to bring in the ratings. Booooooo
Mop Girl [モップガール]
Rating: 7/10
The first few episodes were silly. I prefer the latter ones. Sometimes when man start to reverse history, it doesn't always have a desirable ending.
Moto Kare [元カレ]
Rating: 4/10
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi has put on weight. Ryoko looks better and better. ......but the plot is boring.
MR. BRAIN
Rating: 7/10
Not something I would watch again.
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 8/10
Musashi [武蔵]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Giving this figure to Musashi, Matahachi and his mum.....
My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nagase's acting style seems exactly like his "Mukudono". I would really call this show the "Hotshots - The Godfather version".....some parts are abit longwinded though.
My Little Chef
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
The theme song remains one of my favourite classics.
Nanase Futatabi [七瀬ふたたび]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
a good start but merry-go-round it went.
Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idomunda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~ [南極大陸〜神の領域に挑んだ男と犬の物語〜]

If only there are two rating systems. I say,8 for the dogs. 2 for the cast
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
Rating: 3/10
Nemureru mori [眠れる森]
Rating: 1/10 (Watched)
Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten [熱烈的中華飯店]
Rating: 6/10
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru [鼠、江戸を疾る]
Rating: 7/10
Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru 2 [鼠、江戸を疾る 2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Ningen no Shoumei [人間の証明]
Rating: 5/10
Nobunaga Kyousoukyoku [信長協奏曲]
Rating: 8/10
Without too much deviation from history, this is more light-hearted than a taiga. Great cast.
Ns' Aoi [Ns’ あおい ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
weak storyline.some parts remind me of shiroi tower and some parts, Nanako the doctor.For people who like sensationalism in hospital drama.
Nurse's Station
(Watched)
Nurseman [ナースマン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nurseman ga Yuku [ナースマンがゆく]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Odoru Daisousasen [踊る大捜査線]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
corny jokes, great music, funny characters......and Yanagiba and his charming frown ! He should frown more often in his dramas.....
Oh! My Girl!! [オー!マイ・ガール!!]
Rating: 6/10
Ohsama no resutoran [王樣のレストラン]
Rating: 8/10
The comedic scenes were fantastic. The last episode featured the real French Iron Chef and the Iron Chef commentator as one of the diners!
Oishii Gohan [おいしいごはん]
Rating: 8/10
enjoyable and relaxing except that it says little of rice.
Oishii Kankei [おいしい關係]
Oishii puropozu [おいしいプロポーズ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Okusama wa Majo [奥さまは魔女]
Rating: 4/10
no chemistry between the cast. a real catwalk display of pretty clothes. Come on ! who would walk around in 4 inch stilhettos in a japanese home?
Omiai kekkon [お見合い結婚]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
boring and draggy
Onnatachi no Teikoku [女たちの帝國]
(Watched)
Osen [おせん]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A traditional Japanese restaurant becomes a conduit for conveying the fragility of Japanese traditions and history. Each episode deals with a specific tradition/culture, two thirds on food actually, vis-a-vis the 'microwave' or 'fastfood' culture which Japan now embraces. And so, we have rice, tofu, dining ware,architecture, miso, bonito, radish etc, and a generous dash of dramatic scenes to make us all hungry for more.
Oshin [おしん]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Osozaki no Himawari [遅咲きのヒマワリ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Otenki Onee-san [お天気お姉さん]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Mystery cases which only a deadpanned weather girl can solve.
Otoko Meshi [侠飯 ~ おとこめし]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Great music soundtrack to make viewers excited over the yazuka chef's cooking. I must confessed I skipped most of the stories and zoomed in to his cooking. I have tried putting my tuna over the stove and adding lemon to it. Oiishi!
Otto no Kanojo [夫のカノジョ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Over Time [オーバー・タイム]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Pan to Soup to Nekobiyori [パンとスープとネコ日和]
Rating: 4/10
There wasn't a clear plot to follow. Just a very slow moving drama.
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan [パパとムスメの7日間]
Rating: 9/10
For an old man to act cute, that's tough....but absolutely enjoyable
Perfect love [パーフェクトラブ!]
Pretty Girls [プリティガール]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
It's almost obvious that the first and second halves of the story were written by different scriptwriters. Nonetheless, the first half of story was very refreshing and entertaining. It makes people want to visit Isetan, Daimaru, Mitsukoshi again. The second half of the story speaks truth to the reality of department stores today but none of us want to watch cliche plots anymore.
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Psychometrer eiji 1
Rating: 8/10
it's the plot that makes me stay with the show.....but some parts are a bit gluesome.
Psychometrer eiji 2
Rating: 7/10
Pure [ビュア]
Rating: 7/10
reminds me of Rie Miyasaki's autistic character. saccharin sweet character
Puzzle [パズル]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Not trying to find a drama to spit at. 'Puzzle' is trying too hard to be a Kindaichi or Trick wallaby. Get stuck in an enclosed place/island, people in the group get killed, then find the murderer.
Q.E.D. ~ Shomei Shuryo [証明終了]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
funny
Quartet [カルテット]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
...will watch it again for the lovely chamber music.Slow tempo, but it's winter anyway. Every player has their own story or history to tell. The dialogues are funny, but they can also be very sad. The storyline reminds me very much of Overtime. Some idealists and realists in the story. But they all have dreams. Matsu-san hasn't aged much. The wide age gap of the cast wasn't apparent. On the whole, it's great cast, just like Overtime, warm and cosy.
Rasen [らせん]
(Watched)
Real Clothes [リアル・クローズ]
Rating: 4/10
Rebound [リバウンド]
Rating: 4/10
I didn't watch every episode though. Feels like a carousel, going round and round. The magazine editor reminds me of Vogue's New York editor, Anna or better known "The Devil Wears Prada".
Remote [リモート]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Rich Man, Poor Woman [リッチマン、プアウーマン]
Rating: 2/10
There was something attractive about Aibu Saki but the rest of the cast was a letdown....so is the script. This idol-drama is for Oguri Shun's fans
Rinjo [臨場]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Rinjo 2 [臨場 2]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
I thought the scriptwriters ran out of ideas in this sequel. It really ain't realistic.....the casefiles, I mean.
River's Edge Ookawabata Tanteisha [リバースエッジ 大川端探偵社]
Rating: 6/10
What the hell was that all about ? I still enjoyed the quirkiness.
Ryusei no Kizuna [流星の絆]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Really not Nino's fan but he never fails to pick up a good script. I thought it's some dark drama. But it's so witty and funny in some scenes.
S - Saigo no Keikan [S -最後の警官-]
Rating: 6/10
I was drawn into it because i heard Misia's voice. First episode sets my adrenaline pumping.
Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi [最後から二番目の恋]
Rating: 8/10
Maybe when I hit 45, I'll watch it again and comment. Hopefully, jdorama.com is still around when i grow old.
Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~ [最高の人生の終り方~エンディングプランナー~]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Family story on reconciliations.....plus a murder mystery
Saikyou no Futari ~Kyotofukei Tokubetsu Sousahan~ [最強のふたり ~京都府警 特別捜査班~]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought)
I love the Kyoto backdrop. The casting was fantastic but the story development falls short of my expectations.
Sailor Fuku to Kikanju [セーラー服と機関銃]

still watching. Quite a refreshing theme. I have taken a liking to Masami's acting but i thought the rest of the artiste look sheepish.I think i prefer the gangster smell from My boss,my hero.
SAKURA ~ Jiken o Kiku Onna ~ [SAKURA 〜 事件を聞く女 〜]
Rating: 5/10
Samurai Sensei [サムライせんせい]
Rating: 5/10
Satorare [サトラレ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Very unique concept to address how Japanese culture works. his echoing thoughts strip bare the faux pas of others.
Sayonara, Ozu Sensei [さよなら、小津先生]
Rating: 5/10
Ozu Sensei certainly doesn't look like an ex-basketball player. An average drama touching on social issues - teenager sex, family abuse, financial woes. Gee, the only thing missing is the 'ketai'.
sengoku Jieitai [戦国自衛隊〜関ケ原の戦い〜]
(Bought & Watched)
still watching....i thought it was a comedy. it's a good plot actually. just a pity that it wasn't up to expectation. i guess they couldn't make Tokugawa a joke after all. He is the Japanese version of Qin Shihuang; without him, Japan would still be in civil war.
Sengyou Shufu Tantei ~Watashi wa Shadow [専業主婦探偵〜私はシャドウ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Sennyu Tantei Tokage [潜入探偵トカゲ]
Rating: 5/10
Senryokugai Sosakan [戦力外捜査官]
Shiawase ni Naritai [幸せになりたい]
Rating: 7/10
The drama is so well written that HER presence didn't spoil the show......and my appetite for it.
Shigeshoshi [死化粧師]
Rating: 7/10
Tonnes of misrepresentation of an embalmer but every deceased in each episode represents the different social issues in Japan. Ep 3 was full of regrets.
Shika Otoko Aoniyoshi [鹿男あをによし]
Rating: 8/10
Shinsengumi [新撰組]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Shinya Shokudo [深夜食堂]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Shinya Shokudo 2 [深夜食堂]
Rating: 8/10
Shinya Shokudo 3 [深夜食堂 3]
Rating: 7/10
Would love to visit such establishments. Quirky as usual.
Shinzanmono [新参者]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
would like to get hold of the book.
Shiroi Haru [白い春]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Would have given this an 8 if it hadn't been had such a cliche ending.
Shiroi Kyoto [白い巨塔]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I read the book in Chinese. The Japanese bushido spirit really set me scratching my head.....it ain't easy to understand the Japanese culture i realised.
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Shomuni 2 [ショムニ 2]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Shomuni Final [ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
SMOKING GUN ~Ketteiteki Shoko~ [〜決定的証拠〜]
Rating: 5/10
Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni... [それは、突然、嵐のように…]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
No grounds for the main character to find a new romance especially if there is a caring and sensitive husband. Yamapi pales in comparison with Yanagiba. I guessed i wouldn't have hated the ending as much if the hubby was a balding, big tummy, bespectacled ojisan.....
SP [エスピー]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
The first action-packed drama that goes slow motion. What an oxymoron !
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
I love the hams, her clothes.....that's about it. i thought the both of them just didn's sizzle.
Stepfather Step [ステップファザー・ステップ]
Rating: 3/10
They have good actors but a lousy script. Oh dear, I could still hear the twin boys talking in chorus still.
Strawberry Night [ストロベリーナイト]
Rating: 7/10
Good storyline. A sequel is a possibility. As recommended in some other threads, watch Strawberry Night SP first. The SP certainly wets my appetite for more. However, if you think Yuko-chan is reprising her kawaii persona like Queen no Joou, you might be sorely disappointed. She doesn't kick butts but she really sounded like a yakuza.
Style! [スタイル!]
Rating: 3/10
Subarashiki kazoku ryokou
Suteki nan sen Taxi [素敵な選TAXI]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Taiyou wa shizumanai
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
TAKE FIVE ~ Oretachi wa Ai wo Nusumeru ka [TAKE FIVE 〜 俺たちは愛を盗めるか]
Rating: 7/10
Middle-age guys and gals who ooze charm like George Clooney
Tamiou [民王]
Rating: 8/10
Fun watching it. The most unexpected comedians.
Tantei no Tantei [探偵の探偵]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
The casting is disappointing. It could have been a better drama.
Team saiaku de saikouna futari [チーム]
Rating: 9/10
I don't like dark themes; i don't have any favourite artiste in this drama but somehow I stuck on as the drama progresses. There is a fair balance of melancholic themes and positive character portrayals in the drama. Good and witty script. i don't mind watching it again to savour the funny moments between the two detectives - Darth Vader vs C-3PO
Tenno no Ryoriban [天皇の料理番]
Rating: 7/10
I enjoyed most of it except the last few chapters. The Paris adventure kind of left me with a sour taste.
Tentai Kanzoku [天体観測]
(Watched)
The theme song was beautiful. The drama boring
Teru Teru Ashita [てるてるあした]
Rating: 5/10
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi [特命係長 只野仁]

okay....the guy looks a bit like Eguchi, with a sonorous voice. Unfortunately rating in this website is between 1-10.... no avenue to rate it "Over 18" or "R" or "XXX". just those boobs and butts can make one forget what the story is all about.....didn't finish the show....my nose will bleed.
TOKYO Airport [TOKYOエアポート]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Fukada Kyoko didn't kill the drama. Halfway through the drama...but this is way better than the glamorous cum emotional turmoil plot in Good Luck!
Tokyo DOGS ~ Saiaku de Saiko no Partner [東京DOGS]
Rating: 7/10
It's a comedy, I think. Every quirky individual in the police team has a joke to tell. Thankfully, the jokes were funny. Ignore all those scenes when Oguri-kun returns to his pretty mum. Those were the most irrelevant and worst acting I have ever encountered. Ignore the criminal cases (except for the last case)....and what are we left with? Nakamura Toru, the most mesmerizing yakuza boss who stole the show; Oguri Shun, the cowboy who shoots everyone anywhere; Mizushima Hiro, the Johnny Depp look-alike. The casting is fabulous, but the two main leads were boring.
Tokyo Friends [東京フレンズ]
(Watched)
Tokyo Love Story [東京ラブストーリー]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Tokyo Scarlet ~ Keishicho NS Gakari [東京スカーレット 〜 警視庁NS係]
Rating: 8/10
it wasn't boring. it wasn't a one-man show.
Tomorrow
Rating: 3/10
i would give 8 for the first episode, 3 for the rest and 10 for the theme song
Toshishita No Otoko [年下之男]
Rating: 1/10
Casting is horrrrrrrrrible. why would anyone put a sexy Takahashi Katsunori with ....ahem, a obasan-looking obasan. the theme and ending didn't go down well with me either.....
Totto Terebi [トットてれび]
Rating: 8/10
When I saw the real Totto, I thought I saw Spirted Away's Baba witch.Ouch......The first four episodes were hilarious and it makes me wanna see the real b/w footages.
Trick [トリック]
Rating: 2/10 (Watched)
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Rating: 5/10
Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi 1 [翼の折れた天使たち]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I wonder if they are real stories. They ought to be shown in the school boardroom. Not surprising that many young ladies live a double life.
Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi 2 [翼の折れた天使たち]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I don't quite appreciate story 3, but stories 1,2 and 4 are very memorable......will watch it again a few months later. I thought this second collection is even better than the first.
Tsuhan-Man
Rating: 2/10
Unfair [アンフェア]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Untouchable [アンタッチャブル]
Rating: 6/10
Really untouchable if you have something else to watch.
Ushi ni Negai wo: Love & Farm [牛に願いを - Love & Farm]
Rating: 4/10
oooops, after all the moo-moo episodes, the show starts to drag and every character is alloted one episode to tell their story. The show is so blatant in showing appreciation to their main sponsor - cell phone NT DoCoMo......why does the cell keep ringing ?????
Utsukushii hito [美しい人]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Voice [ヴォイス]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Nothing like Kira kira hikaru. It's not a suspense or crime drama. It's more like the living reconciliating with their loved ones. Melodrama.
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
Rating: 5/10
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
(Watched)
White Lab ~ Keishicho Tokubetsu Kagaku [ホワイト・ラボ〜警視庁特別科学捜査班〜]
Rating: 3/10
With love
Rating: 3/10
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
(Watched)
I enjoyed it so much that i forgot the fact that i don't understand baseball........all right, I know what's homerun at least.
Yama Onna Kabe Onna [山おんな壁おんな]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
still watching. Never have been Fukuda's fan as i have dreaded her bimbo acting but the theme is unique and realistic. The gags are really funny and cleverly done without without being vulgar or explicit. Forget about acting skills..........but do take note of any flying buttons !!
Yamada Taro Monogatari [山田太郎ものがたり]
Rating: 6/10
So far so good.....very funny. Don't look for their acting skills...it's all far-fetched and exaggerated - that's what draw me to the show.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
'9' for the theme song, 'everything'.'8' for Tsutsumi Shinichi and the huggable and chubby cat at his fish shop ! '7.5' for Nanako glamour. '4.5' for the story........which i can't quite remember.
Yan Papa [やんパパ]
Rating: 7/10
Fun. I am learning to enjoy Tomoya's acting.
Yasashii Jikan [優しい時間]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Got to get myself a coffee grinder, book myself a ticket to Hokkaido in autumn…..and oops, cut down on my coffee – it’s my 12th cup now. I am going crazy over this all guys’ story. You don't need a pretty gal in this setting or the branded clothes to catch the eye. The story is slow all right, but the crackling firewood, sound from grinding coffee beans, birds chirping is so calming.
Yasuko to Kenji [ヤスコとケンジ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good clean fun. Never mind about the overacting and lack of originality. Every character is funny and every episode is, too.
Yoiko no Mikata [よい子の味方]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Unless you love little children, this drama has nothing to shout about.
Yoisho no Otoko [ヨイショの男]
(Watched)
Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari - 10th Anniversary [世にも奇妙な物語]
Rating: 7/10
Yonimo kimyou na monogatari
(Watched)
Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso [よろず占い処_陰陽屋へようこそ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Yube no Curry, Ashita no Pan [昨夜のカレー、明日のパン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
i wonder why it's seven episodes. Slow take-off in the beginning. I needed a third attempt to dive into it because it takes a while to warm up to the story and characters. And thereafter, it becomes fun to watch. Every episode has its hilarious moment.
Zenkai Girl [全開ガール]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Zero no Shinjitsu ~ Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao ~ [ゼロの真実 〜 監察医・松本真央 〜]
Zettai Kareshi [絶対彼氏]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I think the manga writer makes a mockery of human nature. The behaviour of that robot, Nighto, is a contrast to selfish nature of the human characters in this drama. I didn't know manga could turn out themes in literature. Wonderful to say the least.
Zettai Reido [絶対零度]
Rating: 6/10
Ueto Aya plays a rookie detective. Kind of irritating actually. But the cold cases were worth a watch.
Zettai Reido 2 [絶対零度 2]
Rating: 7/10
Bearing no relations to the prequel, Ueto Aya is taken off the cold cases and placed in a storyline with better plots. One of the better sequel, I guess.
Zoku. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi 2 [続・最後から二番目の恋 2]

Eyeyore's drama reviews (11)
Deka Wanko [デカワンコ]
Credible nose [Rating: 7/10]
A fashionable wardrobe is never a priority in detective dramas, so if the crimes involved are not intriguing or if the lead detective has no charisma, the show doesn't sell. In this case, I can't watch Deka Wanko on a black and white screen. Her lolita wardrobe and room setting are a feast to my eyes. After all, lolita fashion is peculiar. Having Wanko to run with platform shoes is unbelievable because we know even Lady Gaga topples over hers. But she needs those shoes to look taller than her 5 foot 2". I cannot recall what criminal cases were involved or who her monotanously-dressed colleagues were. But I do remember her main rival is a german shepherd. How funny can it get when she sniffs like her rival, and gets called by her colleagues the same way you would call your dog's name.
Fumo Chitai [不毛地帯]
How Itochu Corp transform itself. [Rating: 8/10]
This is a remake of the 1979 TBS version. Fumo Chitai is basically an autobiography of Ryuzo Sejima who was the Chairman of Itochu Corp from 1978-1987.The story incorporates the history of Itochu Corp from a textile trading firm to a major trading firm. Since Fumo Chitai is not an official biography, all the names have been changed (but the fictional names do rhyme with the real ones and it's not difficult to guess). Like all Yamazaki Toyoko's works, it promises excitment, revelation, lessons all rolled into 19 episodes that will keep us at the edge of our seats. Is there any plot that will spoil the drama ? Yes, Koyuki-san. I'm sorry but I believe a good drama doesn't require a pretty vase to enhance.
Gegege no Nyobo [ゲゲゲの女房]
Story of an Eccentric Artist [Rating: 7/10]
Before Ghostbusters, there were already similar horrific creatures in Mizuki Shigeru's manga, GeGeGe no Kitaro. Having lost an arm during the Second World War,he returned to Japan and started his life as an manga artist.The story began when his parents decided to find him a wife outside of Tokyo.As his wife came from a well-to-do family,his impoverished life in Tokyo wasn't what his wife has anticipated. The plot encircles the hapless encounters in his career and his ever-enduring wife by his side.
Hanayome to Papa [花嫁とパパ]
celebration of fatherhood [Rating: 8/10]
There seems to be quite a number of dramas on fathers this year. If you think fathers are distant creatures like those in Yasashii Jikan or Papa to Musume no Nanokaken, then Uzaki-papa is the opposite. Sure he is irritating (so are the rest who tried to act cute). He is ubiquitous. He is intrusive. He tells everyone in his workplace about his daughter. He sings his displeasure with his guitar for his daughter when she breaks that dumb 7pm curfew. Any daughter would rush to get married just to get him off her back. But at the end of the show, i have only one thought of this relationship - envy.
Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]
My Fair Lady [Rating: 8/10]
When Eliza Doolittle left Prof Higgins' house to marry Freddy, there is this song sung by Prof Higgins which I thought fits the mood of this story: "I've grown accustomed to her face She almost makes the day begin I've grown accustomed to the tune she whistles night an' noon Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs Are second nature to me now Like breathing out and breathing in I was serenely independent And content, before we met Surely I could always be that way again, and yet I've grown accustomed to her looks Accustomed to her voice Accustomed to her face But I'm so used to hear her say "Good morning" every day Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows Are second nature to me now Like breathing out and breathing in I'm very grateful she is a woman And so easy to forget Rather like a habit one can always break and yet I've grown accustomed to the trace Of something in the air Accustomed to her face" AND I HAVE GROWN TO ACCUSTOMED TO THE FRONT PORCH AND THE FIREFLIES........
Karei naru Ichizoku [華麗なる一族]
1st of many father dramas. Doze off & u get lo [Rating: ?/10]
Suzuki Kyoka's presence as the mistress was awesome in comparison to her miget rival. The music score is great I just feel the drama didn't do as well as Shiroi Kyoto which also carries a controversial theme and was also written for a different era, a trademark of the authoress. The film set, make-up and costume setting were too modern for the 1960s. Taking Shanghai's coastline as Tokyo in the 1960s added to the distraction in this whole drama because that coastline is unmistakenably Shanghai's famous landmark ! This is the first time i see Takuya in so many monologues - tough job but nonetheless, this is Takuya's best piece. My palms are sweaty everytime there the music reaches a climax.too intense. BTW, the opening scene of Karei is so captivating that I suspect HK-TVB's new drama, The Drive of Life, did a copycat of Karei in their opening too.
Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten [熱烈的中華飯店]
Before The Magic Chef, there was this [Rating: 7/10]
It's almost like magic.People who knew nothing about Haute Couture Chinese dining or basic cooking suddenly whipping up Peking Duck,handmade noodles and shark fins. This show is entertaining and delicious if we all put aside our logic and reasoning.
Shika Otoko Aoniyoshi [鹿男あをによし]
Myth and Redemption [Rating: 8/10]
The viewership rating in 2008 didn't do justice to this drama. Had it been shown after March last year, many would have given it a second chance. In fact some would have hoped this myth becomes a fact and faithfully worship the deer as the redemptive deliverer from earthquakes. A talking and un-kawaii deer doesn't appeal to me. The first episode taught me. Enjoy it, don't ask why and don't ask how. At first glance, the puppet looks as eerie as the moose head mounted on the wall of some American homes. The witty dialogues + colourful characters saved the story perhaps. An old chauvinistic deer anoints a hapless dole-eyed melancholic laboratory researcher to be the 'deliverer'. I would rather call him the delivery man. He is saved from disaster by two women, a gallant kendo expert and a history teacher who sounds like a museum headphone. Am I being sensitive? The writer seems to dig on the fact women are underemployed in Japan when they could do the job better. We have seen enough of Tokyo and Kyoto on TV, but Nara is really new to me as a foreigner. Those glimpses of the old capital and archaelogical sites around Nara did stir my curiosity. Ayase proves she is a comedian. Every move she makes reminds me of Hotaru. The deer steals the show whenever he encounters Ayase. Again, don't ask why, otherwise we all be wondering why couldn't they use Facebook to recognise each other? It could have solved all their problems.
Shinya Shokudo [深夜食堂]
For the Nocturnal [Rating: 7/10]
Shinya Shokudo is adapted from a manga by Yaro Abe. How much does this screenplay differ from the manga, I do not know. It's a heartwarming drama to wind down after a working day. It doesn't promise a good ending to every episode because real life doesn't work out this way. So long as the customer is alive, his ups and downs continue. Each episode peers into the background of one/a pair of interesting customers and is accompanied by a dish much cherished by that customer. Nothing is mentioned about Master, the owner of the eatery. He is just a host, a man of few words and an occasional advisor.
Team saiaku de saikouna futari [チーム]
Team SPs (2000-2003) [Rating: 9/10]
The four SPs will reveal the inner world of the main characters and how they reconcile with their past traumatic experiences. Roles and responsibilities have evolved since 1999. Some are still on the career track (Sōgōshoku) while others have either given up or have been relegated to the non-career track (Ippanshoku). Laws have not changed though. The delinquents are well awared that they are not subject to the same punishments imposed on legal adults.
Yube no Curry, Ashita no Pan [昨夜のカレー、明日のパン]
Quirky Characters at Crossroads [Rating: 8/10]
A dentist so lonely that she has to find company with a tortoise. A female colleague who couldn't let go of a past relationship. A gynaecologist who smirks on wrong occasions lost his job as a result, meets an ex-cabin attendant who lost her job because she couldn't smile . A cousin who quarrelled with his girlfriend over an old car. A widower and a retiree trying to make themselves useful. Two second generation gentlemen who took over their fathers' profession. Sounds boring? It was in the beginning. I thought it was a winter drama, deadpanned script dealing with how to cope with grief. But there were very funny moments in their interaction. It's all about people encountering their crossroads in life and taking courage to start a new beginning. Still sounds boring? Well, skip this then.

   

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