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MonsterZero65's drama votes (12)
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Possibly the funniest and one of the most romantic dramas I have seen.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Simply put this drama is a great time. Funny, well written and expertly acted.
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
Powerful drama! I was very moved.
Kou kou kyoushi [高校教師]
Extremely dark and very disturbing but really good. This drama made a strong lasting impression on me. I will never forget it so it deserves to be voted as one of the best dramas I have seen just for it's impact.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Oh this such a wonderful drama. I really felt the characters were all so interesting and pulled for them the whole time.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
My all time favorite no question or doubt about it. Simply perfect.
Musashi [武蔵]
This is the finest Taiga that I have seen. I could not get enough of it.
Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]
So moving. It was filmed beautifully as well. I really felt it was an epic drama and was really moved by it.
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
A sweet story with a great cast choice.
Tentai Kanzoku [天体観測]
A tale of true friendship.
Trick [トリック]
Mystery abound. I had so much fun with this drama. It was odd, cool and funny. I wanted more and more and more and luckily they came out with more.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
My 2nd favorite drama of all time. I just loved this drama so much. Great chemistry, story, music, everything came together perfectly.

MonsterZero65's artiste votes (12)
Abe Hiroshi [阿部寛]
Simply awesome in every drama I have seen him in.
Horikita Maki [堀北真希]
Fun, cute and so talented.
Ishida Yuriko [石田ゆり子]
She has been in so many awesome dramas and is always great.
Itoh Misaki [伊東美咲]
Charming and BEAUTIFUL!
Kimura Takuya [木村拓哉]
The king of drama's. Was he ever in a bad drama? If so I did not see it.
Matsu Takako [松たか子]
Lovely
Matsushima Nanako [松嶋菜々子]
Beautiful, Elegant, Intelligent, Talented, Sexy... I never saw her give a poor performance and I have seen almost everything she has done. Love her.
Nakama Yukie [仲間由紀恵]
Oh Nakama Yukie...What can I say but mesmerizing.
Tsutsumi Shinichi [堤真一]
Simply awesome in every part I have seen him portray.
Uchiyama Rina [内山理名]
Stunning. I am in love with this woman. I have never seen her in any drama where she did not steal the show.
Ueto Aya [上戸彩]
Cute, Talented, and Simply cool. How can you not love Aya Ueto???
Yada Akiko [矢田亜希子]
Beautiful and talented.

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MonsterZero65's drama reviews (99)
101 Kaime no Puropozu [101回目のプロポーズ]
Way better than I expected [Rating: 10/10]
I had actually put off seeing this for a while but when I did watch it I loved it. Great story and rich characters. Well worth seeing again.
11 Nin mo Iru! [11人もいる!]
Goofy but fun and kind of cute [Rating: 6/10]
If you like goofy shows that are meant to be over the top this is a pretty good one. The cast is good based on what they are given and though it is similar to at least 10 other drama's about a family that is poor with money but rich with love this one does differentiate itself by having fun. The drama does get better each episode if you stick with it. If you like over the top drama's give it a shot. I enjoyed it. That being said it certainly won't be in my top 20 list.
3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 5 [3年B組金八先生]
Kinpachi is the best [Rating: 10/10]
I can't get enough of this drama. The cast is always great and even though you know what to expect from Kinpachisensei it is always a treat.
3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 6 [3年B組金八先生]
Kinpachi rocks!!! [Rating: 10/10]
I love this series and Season 6 was a classic. The cast was inspired and the music and stories are all terrific. I wished to have such a teacher.
3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 7 [3年B組金八先生]
25 years worth and wanting more [Rating: 10/10]
I love this series. It never fails to be topical and timeless all at once. They do not shy away from issues in this drama and for that I have great respect. Awesome music and cast always.
Ace wo Nerae! [エースをねらえ!]
Could be better [Rating: 7/10]
Another drama that relied on Aya Ueto to carry it. She did well but the story was just not rich. It is a good drama to kill time and follows a typical script. Nothing revolutionary here.
Ai no Uta [あいのうた]
Moving [Rating: 9/10]
I found this to be a moving drama with a very good cast and though at times parts of the story seemed a bit random or off pace I enjoyed it very much. The theme song was also fantastic too.
Aishiteru ~ Kaiyo [アイシテル ~ 海容]
Very powerful drama! [Rating: 10/10]
Wow this is an amazing drama. Such fantastic acting from all the cast. Itaya Yuka was especially amazing in this. I was not sure if I wanted to continue after watching the first episode because I could not imagine that after such drama in the first episode that they could maintain a decent story line for the remaining episodes and honestly I was not sure I could take much more as it was so moving and sad but I hung in and it was amazing. A little slow at points and they could have done this in less episodes but I loved it. This is the kind of drama you do not just watch to pass time. It really makes you think and look at the world a little different. Bravo.
Anego [アネゴ]
Not terribly memorable but good [Rating: 7/10]
I really had to think about what this drama was about before remembering it. It just did not have a great deal of impact on me but it was enjoyable.
Antique [アンティーク〜西洋骨董洋菓子店]
A decent drama with yummy cakes [Rating: 8/10]
I wanted to eat all the amazing cakes and pastries and I like the cast in this drama but why didn't the characters grow? It could have been so good if they spent a little more time developing characters and a little less on side stories.
Atarashii Kaze [新しい風]
Political drama [Rating: 6/10]
The cast was talented but I just could not get into this drama. I follow politics but just was not impacted by this drama very much.
Atashinchi no Danshi [アタシんちの男子]
Up and down / good and bad [Rating: 6/10]
The plot was of course a bit ridiculous but that is okay I don't mind that as long as I know it going into the drama. I like Maki-san so I watched this drama. I found parts to be charming and endearing and others to be tedious and monotonous. It was really and up and down experience seeing this drama. I really enjoyed it then I would get bored by some of the over acting and ridiculous actions of some of the characters. I really have mixed feelings about this drama. I would say see it if you must but in my opinion there are countless better drama's.
Atsu-Hime [篤姫]
Miyazaki Aoi was very impressive [Rating: 8/10]
Miyazaki Aoi was the star of this Taiga and she did a wonderful job. I can't say it was a thrilling taiga drama but it was interesting and I enjoyed it. I really learned a lot from this drama about Atsuhime and personal research inspired by the drama.
Attack No.1 [アタック No.1]
Attack!! [Rating: 7/10]
Well I was excited to see this because of Aya Ueto and she was awesome in this drama but apart from her my interest could not last the whole series. I felt it got a little repetitive and dragged out too long without a lot happening and parts I thought should have been developed more did not develop. It could have been much better.
Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]
Oh Aya [Rating: 8/10]
Aya is so cute in this and that is probably why I rated it a 9. It is not a terrible serious drama or a great drama but I enjoyed it from start to finish and really cheered on Aya as she developed her skills.
Batsu Kare [バツ彼]
Decent enough [Rating: 7/10]
This drama is worth watching but not very exciting. I think it could have been so much better working with the great cast they had. The story was okay it just did not delve into characters enough.
Brand [ブランド]
Another classic [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is another memorable classic. I can't say that it is very exciting but it is good and Miki Imai was wonderful in this. I recommend it as a good drama for a mellow mood.
Bus stop [バスストップ]
Unlikely but awesome. [Rating: 9/10]
Though it is a bit unlikely I really enjoyed this story. It can be a bit slow but not terribly so and the cast is delightful. I really pulled for them to become a couple.
Chakushin Ari [着信あり]
Better than the movie??? [Rating: 9/10]
Kikukawa Rei was awesome. I liked this every bit as much as the movie which I enjoyed. The story held up well and kept a good pace. I thought it was thrilling and entertaining. Great for Horror/Sci-Fi genre fans.
Densha Otoko [電車男]
So incredibly funny [Rating: 10/10]
I laughed, I cried, I watched it again and again. The nerd who falls for the elegant and beautiful "Hermes". Easily one of my top all time favorites. Jinkama-san really made the show for me as well. Loved her.
Egao no Hosoku [笑顔の法則]
Pleasent [Rating: 8/10]
A pleasant drama. I wanted a little more romance than what was in the show but I enjoyed it enough. I ended up seeing it twice actually and it's decent enough.
Engine [エンジン]
Fast Cars attractive people cute kids [Rating: 9/10]
This is kind of a typical formula drama scripted to appeal to everyone and it was very good. I would not call it special in any way but it was entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Not something that really stood out to me but I had fun.
Fuurin Kazan [風林火山]
Taiga drama worth checking out [Rating: 8/10]
This drama was better than I expected. Though not much is really known about the real life man the story is based on they do a convincing job of making him seem larger than life. Well acted and as always beautifully shot as you expect with an NHK Taiga.
Ganbatte Ikimasshoi [がんばっていきまっしょい]
Inspirational High School drama [Rating: 7/10]
I found it to be a bit of a formula driven and predictable but inspirational High School drama. I thought the cast was enjoyable and it actually made me see rowing in a new way. I liked that about this drama. I was happy I watched it but can't say it was an amazing drama.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Memorable [Rating: 10/10]
When I think back of all the drama's that I have seen this is one that really always springs to my mind. It really has a steady flow of comedy throughout every episode and the characters are all rich and entertaining. I have seen it a few times and can enjoy it just as much each time.
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Kind of too similar to the first [Rating: 7/10]
Well I enjoyed it but really the formula was almost exactly the same and the story did not develop as much as I had hoped. The cast was good the stories though a rip off of the original are still entertaining. Worth seeing but don't expect too much.
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
More Rina Uchiyama please! [Rating: 8/10]
It was a good drama. I can't say outstanding but certainly worth watching. I am in Love with Uchiyama Rina so I wished she had a bigger roll but that aside I thought Kimura Takuya and Shibasaki Kou did decent performances but I never really felt that the love connection really ever came together. Their chemistry was off. Still it was enjoyable.
GTO [麻辣教師]
All time classic [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is just simply cool. It was one of the first drama's that I watched so that alone gives it a special place in my rankings but that aside it still awesome. Although it is old it's not outdated. The Chemistry among the cast and story borrowed from the Manga are outstanding. At the end of each episode I could not wait to see the next one. Love love love this one.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Pretty good [Rating: 7/10]
I liked it okay. The cast was good story was good but it just never really clicked for me. I enjoyed it but I never was really very excited like with many other dramas and never felt I can't wait for the next episode.
Haru to Natsu/Haru e Natsu [ハルとナツ]
Wonderful casting [Rating: 7/10]
The cast in this historical drama was awesome. It shows the lives of two sisters as they are separated by war and poverty. The story is very moving and touches on topics not spoken of often.
Hero
Great drama [Rating: 9/10]
I was hoping for more chemistry to develop among the characters but each story was very good and the characters were all interesting. It was a joy to watch.
Hitonatsu no Papa e [ひと夏のパパへ]
Not too exciting [Rating: 6/10]
Apart from Aya this drama had little else going for it. I had a real hard time caring for anyone else in the drama. The story was dull the soundtrack was awesome and well that is about all I have to say for this drama.
Home & Away [ホーム&アウェイ]
Fun [Rating: 8/10]
This was a fun drama of a woman on a journey and the people and lives that she touches along the way. Though their are some other side stories they are not well developed or important. I found this very enjoyable to watch. It is not a must see right now kind of drama but worth checking out when you have the opportunity.
hoteriaa [ホテリアー]
Enjoyable [Rating: 8/10]
I enjoyed this drama. I never saw the Korean version so I can't compare and contrast I can only go off of this drama. I thought it was a bit predictable and the ending was not all I had hoped but the characters were interesting and the journey was fun.
Hotman [ホットマン]
Great family drama [Rating: 9/10]
A wonderful collection of characters living under one roof. I really enjoyed the show and though it was not a wow kind of drama I really encourage people to watch it because it is entertaining and does not get draggy.
Iguana no musume [イグアナの娘]
More than a little dark and disturbing but awesome [Rating: 10/10]
Really this drama was pretty disturbing but it is the kind of drama that once you see you will feel a great impact on you. For that reason alone it is worth seeing. Kanno Miho and Kawashima Naomi were simply amazing in this. Bravo!
JIN [JIN-仁-]
Uniquely wonderful [Rating: 9/10]
Though at times it seems a bit absurd and out there it really is a wonderful drama on so many levels. The cast is terrific. A lot of familiar faces are present in this drama. The drama takes place both in the Edo period and present and deals with Medicine, Time and Space theory, Love, Friendship, Politics and more. I do not care for medicine based Dr. drama's but this is different. I really enjoyed it so if you are like me and not a huge fan of Doctor shows don't let that fact alone keep you away from this interesting and entertaining drama.
Keiji Ichiro [刑事★イチロー]
Bit of a time waste. [Rating: 5/10]
Could have been good but it simply was not. I tried to like it and it had moments but it never connected. It is kind of a waste of time but if you have time to kill and have seen everything else go for it and make up your own mind.
Keitai Sosakan 7 [ケータイ捜査官7]
Guilty pleasure [Rating: 8/10]
Okay this is really a dorky show about a cellphone and his "Buddy" but it was just so fun. I can't help but like this show. If you like old Godzilla and Ultraman kind of stuff this is a great show for you. If you thought they were horrible and hated them then don't bother with this.
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko [結婚できない男]
Good [Rating: 8/10]
Abe Hiroshi is awesome and he was great in this role. I enjoyed his performance. The story was not thrilling but it was good. I recommend it.
Kiina ~ Fukano Hanzai Sosakan [キイナ]
Surprising [Rating: 9/10]
I really liked this drama. Kanno Miho was awesome as the very off lead character. I really wanted more and more as I watched this which is always a good sign. I tend to like eccentric people so this was well suited to my taste.
Kiken na Aneki [危険なアネキ]
Fun but... [Rating: 8/10]
This was kind of a fun drama but not really so great. I like Itoh Misaki and the rest of the cast but this drama never really made a serious attempt to be good. The story line was loose and moments that could have been dramatic, funny or exciting simply never really came together like they should have. Still worth seeing if you have free time.
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Sorry. [Rating: 4/10]
What the heck? Great cast but the story really bored me to death. I could not really feel anything for any of the characters. It was so disappointing for me because I wanted to like this drama but I could not.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho [こちら本池上署]
Good clean fun [Rating: 8/10]
Kind of a typical family drama. The cast was fun it is a Police Story but Police detective work has little to do with the show. It is mostly about people and community. Each episode has a message and teaches values. The cast is good and stories are simple. An enjoyable show.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho 2003 [こちら本池上署]
Same as Season 1 [Rating: 8/10]
Pretty much the same as season 1. Good innocent cheesy fun. A light hearted show.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho 3 [こちら本池上署 3]
Some new cast members [Rating: 8/10]
The cast changed a tiny bit but most of the main people are still around and the tempo of the show remained the same. More goofy fun.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho 4 [こちら本池上署 4]
4 Seasons and still fun [Rating: 8/10]
Kochira Hon Ikegami remains just as good as the other seasons in my opinion and is still very enjoyable. I had hoped they would do a season 5.
Koi Seyo Otome [恋セヨ乙女]
Pretty decent show [Rating: 7/10]
The cast was enjoyable and the story was nice. I would not say it is a show you should rush out and see but if you have the time it is an enjoyable and light hearted show.
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
A fave for sure [Rating: 10/10]
I was so impressed by this drama. I knew it was something special from the first episode. A very moving story full of friendship, love, sadness, and hope.
Kou kou kyoushi [高校教師]
Dark but amazing [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is very dark. Don't let anyone tell you different. Don't think you will walk away from this in a cheerful mood because you won't (If you do get therapy!!!). The acting was incredible. Perfect performances by all. The music really stuck with me as well. This drama is packed with powerful emotions.
Kougen e Irasshai [高原へいらっしゃい!]
Decent [Rating: 7/10]
Nothing exciting. It was pleasant to watch and safe. There just was not much going on. It is good to watch if you are just looking for something mellow.
Kuitan [喰いタン]
So funny and enjoyable [Rating: 9/10]
This was a very fun drama. It is nothing you can take seriously so just sit back relax and enjoy the funny food based detective story unfold. I would have given it a 10 but the end was a bit of a let down.
Kuitan 2 [喰いタン 2]
A 2nd helping [Rating: 9/10]
Just as good as the first season and in some ways a little better as we can see additional sides of some characters. The first episode was a bit slow to me and I had doubted I would enjoy the series as much as I did but luckily I stuck with it and it just kept getting better.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
A favorite [Rating: 10/10]
I loved the cast in this drama. Some of my favorite people are in this. It is a beautiful and moving drama that really had no slow parts at least for me. I felt the pace was perfect.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
From start to Finish [Rating: 10/10]
From start to finish I loved this drama. The opening scene is one of the most memorable of any dramas that I have seen. I won't spoil it but it was awesome. You really grow to care about everyone in the drama though you root against some people at certain points. Rich acting and incredible story.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
My all time favorite [Rating: 10/10]
This is without a doubt my all time favorite drama. Great chemistry and story. I could really feel that these two characters were meant for each other and rooted for them the entire drama. Even seeing it years later I still have the same feeling about this drama. Best ever!!!
Lunch no Joou [ランチの女王]
Yummy drama [Rating: 9/10]
This was a delicious little drama. Not serious not funny but it hit a kind of sweet spot that was just really enjoyable. I looked forward to each episode and thought Yuko did a great job in particular.
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Serious kind of drama [Rating: 9/10]
The topic really puts some people off of an older woman and too young boy so many people will hate this drama based on that. I can't say it is a great drama. I love Nanako Matsushima and thought she acted her heart out so I may have given it a bit higher rating than if it was another actress in the roll. Still I thought it was well done and interesting.
Mei-chan no Shitsuji [メイちゃんの執事]
Wow I liked it! [Rating: 8/10]
I just kind of randomly watched this drama and after I figured out what it was I was already enjoying it. I think if I simply read the story I would not have started watching it which would have been my loss. The cast is good, the story is silly, the acting is over the top but still I looked forward to each episode despite the fact I am a guy and this is clearly a girls show it was fun to see much to my surprise.
Mirai Nikki ANOTHER:WORLD [未来日記]
Cool, fun, werid... [Rating: 7/10]
Masaki Okada and Ayame Gouriki were both great in this drama and the concept was very fun and interesting. I enjoyed the drama for the most part. It is kind of a survival battle story like Battle Royale with a twist and much less gore of course. Mix that in with the Matrix and you have Future Diary Another World. I enjoyed each episode but I wanted a stronger ending that is what really brought it down for me.
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Great plot and acting [Rating: 10/10]
I really enjoyed the whole premise of this drama. It was so well acted and so fun. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Certainly not for everyone as it is a bit cheesy but if you are okay with that then you will love it.
Musashi [武蔵]
Best Taiga ever. [Rating: 10/10]
They could not have picked a better cast to play in this drama. I enjoyed every single episode. Musashi is one of the true great swordsmen so it is fitting that in my opinion NHK's best work to date was based on his life.
My Little Chef
Sweet drama [Rating: 8/10]
This is kind of a sweet drama. Akiko Yada was so cute in this and the cast was terrific including many special guest appearances. No episode really stood out and nothing really exciting happened but you end up rooting for everyone and enjoying the pleasant ride.
Naomi [ナオミ]
Could have been better [Rating: 6/10]
I love Fujiwara Norika and I love the story at least when it was done in GTO but this really did not have the humor or passion of the previous mentioned GTO. I found it a lacking that special chemistry among cast.
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
Funny and Frustrating [Rating: 8/10]
Well I liked this drama but there were parts that just kind of frustrated me and got on my nerves. I could not understand their behavior and wanted to smack some sense into them. haha But I did find some good laughs in this drama and found it enjoyable overall.
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Entertaining [Rating: 8/10]
It had some pretty funny situations and the cast is high quality. I can't say it is among my favorites but I certainly think it is worth seeing.
Odoru Daisousasen [踊る大捜査線]
So much fun! [Rating: 10/10]
I enjoyed this drama. This is kind of like GTO for me in that it is simply cool. The cast is awesome the music is great and the story is fun. Time passes quickly while enjoying this drama.
Ooku~Hana no Ran~ [大奥〜華の乱〜]
Fantastic period drama [Rating: 9/10]
Eiko Koike and Uchiyama Rina rocked this drama. Really showed the rivalries and back-fighting among the Ooku so interestingly. I think if you are interested in Historical drama's this is a must see.
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Oyaji [Rating: 8/10]
Yes, that is a classic figure and the Kanzaki family is entertaining to say the least. The drama is good. It is a bit slow at times but I enjoyed it.
Rasen [らせん]
Worth seeing [Rating: 8/10]
This was creepy and cool. I liked it better than the movie. A different set of events but well worth seeing even if you saw other versions.
Salaryman Kintaro (TV Asahi) [サラリーマン金太郎]
Super cool! [Rating: 10/10]
Though the acting is a bit over the top it is meant to be. It really is a fun drama. Don't expect to use your brain just your lungs to laugh and cheer with. Kintaro fights for the everyman. Gotta love it.
Sapuri [サプリ]
Itoh Misaki [Rating: 8/10]
Well I can't pass up a drama with Itoh Misaki in it. This drama was good. It plotted along nicely and kept up my interest. I never said wow but never got bored. I recommend it.
Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]
Very touching [Rating: 10/10]
This drama left a huge impression on me. It is the kind of story that leaves a mark on you and really makes you think. The quality of the cinematography was outstanding and the acting was some of the finest that I have witnessed. Bravo!!!
Sensei shiranaino? [先生知らないの?]
Really a cute drama [Rating: 10/10]
This was one of the first dramas I watched. It was a really fun story with adorable kids. I can't believe it seems not many have seen it.
Shinsengumi [新撰組]
Good story and taiga [Rating: 8/10]
I have to say I found this to be good but not great. Though the acting was of course wonderful and the cast was talented the story was uneven and at times it dragged along. Most everyone knows of Shinsengumi and they did their best to show them in a new way I found it a little disappointing based on my expectations. If you watch it with lower expectations you may enjoy it more.
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Hilarious! [Rating: 10/10]
Oh I laughed the entire time. The cast plays such odd and interesting characters and they play them so well. Really my sides hurt at times seeing this.
Shomuni 2 [ショムニ 2]
Just so fun [Rating: 9/10]
The OL are just too funny not to see again. The start of the drama was a little slow for me but i got into it pretty quickly after that. Awesome and funny.
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Love Sutaa no Koi! [Rating: 10/10]
Fujiwara Norika was made for this part. She plays it so convincingly well that it made me wonder about the real her. haha. Really the chemistry and plot made me love this drama. One of my favorites.
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
If only... [Rating: 6/10]
This is a kind of love it or hate it drama for most people. I did not really like it very much myself. I liked Uchiyama Rina in this a lot though. It was my first time watching her and I thought she was the best part of the drama. Sadly her roll is short. I liked the music and that was about it... Sadly.
Summer snow
Wow! [Rating: 10/10]
Oh how I loved this drama. At times the characters annoyed me a little I could not relate to their actions but because of the cast and story I was able to overlook that and enjoy the drama anyway even though I want to slap the crud out of them sometimes for acting so stupid. That just means I was really into the drama and cared for the characters.
Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ]
Awesome in a geeky fun sense [Rating: 9/10]
This is really a cheesy drama but it is soooo fun. Expect sub-par acting and absurd situations. It is just a drama for pure fun. I have seen it a couple times and as I enjoy this kind of humor it was good to me but I can see many people not liking this.
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi [たったひとつの恋]
A little slow in parts but good [Rating: 8/10]
I liked this drama and would have loved it if it did not get so slow and lost in certain parts. They could have trimmed it down an episode or 2 and it would have been better or got a little more creative and filled in the draggy parts with more side stories. The cast was great and the chemistry was good. Worth checking out for sure.
Tenchijin [天地人]
Great taiga experience [Rating: 9/10]
I really enjoyed the unique point of view portrayed in Tenchijin. This is such an interesting period of Japanese history and looking at it from different angles is a great way to inspire new thinking. The acting was great as can be expected.
Tentai Kanzoku [天体観測]
A tale of friendship [Rating: 10/10]
This is an outstanding drama with a wonderfully talented cast. I really felt it captured the essence of true friendship. A group of friends who remained friends through good and bad times.
Teppan Shoujo Akane [鉄板少女アカネ]
weak plot but fun anyway [Rating: 8/10]
Horikita Maki was so cute in this. It is a little silly but really fun. I found the story line to be a bit inconsistent and unbelievable but it was still enjoyable. Really it is an excuse to see yummy food and a cute actress.
Tokyo Love Story [東京ラブストーリー]
The original drama [Rating: 10/10]
I think for many people this will always be one of the most important dramas as it really changed the face of jdorama with it's creation. A great story and amazing cast. I will always remember this drama.
Toshiie to Matsu [利家とまつ]
Outstanding drama!!! [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best Taiga dramas that I have seen. As always an amazing cast but the way the story was woven together was simply perfect.
Trick [トリック]
Hilarious and mysterious all in one [Rating: 10/10]
What a great chemistry and fun story. I just loved everything about this odd and goofy drama/comedy/mystery/detective story.
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Every bit as good as the first [Rating: 10/10]
If you enjoyed season one you will love season too just as much. Same basic plot with new "Tricks" and same awesome cast.
Trick 3 [トリック3]
Still great! [Rating: 9/10]
Even in it's 3rd season I kept wanting more and more of this great cast and odd story line.
Umi no Ue no Shinryojo [海の上の診療所]
A clinic on the Sea [Rating: 8/10]
This drama starts off pretty fun then seems to start to drag around episode 4 and 5 as things start to become too redundant but if you hang in there you will be rewarded as it takes off again. Shota Matsuda does a great job as Dr. Kota Sezaki who falls in love with a new girl every episode and Emi Takei as Nurse Mako Togami is perfect for the part of someone who is able to keep Dr Kota in line. A good cast in a fun series.
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
A classic drama [Rating: 10/10]
I loved this odd little romantic drama. I will sound like an old man saying this but it really has a classic feel to it that most recent dramas lack. They really take time and effort to make you care about the characters and it works in this drama.
Wakaba [わかば]
Harada Natsuki [Rating: 7/10]
I really enjoyed the performance of Harada Natsuki. This was a refreshing series and had a lot of pleasant moments and a great theme song. I felt the story got shifted a few times in the middle and end. It was as if a new writer suddenly decided to change the plot at random a couple of times. This annoyed me a little and destroyed the tempo of the show but it was still good.
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
Wedding planning can be fun [Rating: 8/10]
This is a cute little drama with some romance and character development in it. I had some laughs and enjoyed the chemistry. I was not wowed but I was glad I saw it and can safely say I recommend it.
With love
Hit home [Rating: 10/10]
This story really hit home for me. It really was similar to my own real life experience in many ways. I was touched by the drama and though it is kind of dated it still has a lot of relevance and with the superb acting I highly recommend it.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
LOVE this drama!!! [Rating: 10/10]
One of my top 2 all time favorites. Amazing cast and chemistry. Over each episode you really care more and more about everyone of the characters and the develop so deeply as well. The music was fantastic and story was so touching and Nanako Matsushima was so beautiful in this drama.
Yasashii Jikan [優しい時間]
Charming [Rating: 10/10]
I found the slow nature of this drama really well done. It left me feeling content and peaceful and I really loved the performances in this drama. Don't expect any major developments or thrills though there are some events it's really not a show that relies on them to keep your interest. I also have to say the soundtrack was perfect for this I loved the theme song especially.
Yoshitsune [義経]
Thank you to NHK [Rating: 9/10]
NHK always puts together a first rate cast for their Taiga drama's and Yoshitsune was no exception. The story is famous and it was shot beautifully. It was not my favorite taiga but it was very good. I recently watched it again and it grew on me a little more.
Zettai Reido [絶対零度]
Good Crime Drama [Rating: 7/10]
A Police show that focuses on a small team of of detectives assigned to cold cases. Each detective seems to have a little baggage and personal history that is tied in with the crimes they are assigned. I Enjoyed this drama. The acting was fine though I hoped for a little more depth in some of the characters. Aya Ueto played the rookie roll and did an admiral job of it and the stories were all very interesting. Worth checking out though it failed to really wow me for some reason.

   

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