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|1. ||Comments by yume [Rating: 3/10]|
One wonders how Hasekyo and Koide Keisuke got paired in what is obviously a horrible drama matchmaking. Koide exudes little aura when next to Hasegawa Kyoko, who seems to be preoccupied with herself and the fact that her love interest co-star appears to be more of a brother than a potential boyfriend! Koide shined in his high school roles, and perhaps playing the main lead for a romantic comedy as the younger guy was a bad move on his agency's part? Furthermore, the script bleeds with boredom with only standard "love drama" tricks to peek viewer interest once every 2 episodes. Hasegawa Kyoko in a beautiful ball gown, Hasegawa Kyoko and her super adorable 'street/beach/casual styled clothing', Hasegawa Kyoko and her stubborn personality--all things we've grown accustomed to from Hasekyo's previous performances. Her character as a chef is flat, dull and uninspiring. Even "My Little Chef" was more entertaining and that was barely a blip on the charts. Nishimura Masahiko's acting talent is wasted in this Sunday night filler drama--he definitely didn't need this on his acting resume...And dear, dear Saeko. Since she hasn't had that many roles, let alone had many where her character needed to be changed, I suppose I'll let that slide. She was about the only breath of fresh air in the drama, but unfortunately overly sweetened.
If you're not a fan of any of these actors, stay away.
|2. ||Comments by calico [Rating: 7/10]|
I LOVE Hasegawa Kyoko. She is one of the most natural lead actresses I have come across in a while, but still so underrated. More people need to know how to appreciate her subtle yet highly-competent acting skills. In Oishii Puropozu, she was delightful as a headstrong yet talented chef in love with a younger man, and a somewhat spoilt rich brat at that. But I felt that the plot and the male lead casting let her down somewhat. Both were quite uninspiring and I wondered at the possibilities if both had been done correctly. I love dramas about food and therefore I have a soft spot for this one. While I thought young Koike Keisuke did a competent job and had surely come a long way from his student role in Gokusen II, I actually can't help feeling that if another actor was cast in the role of the male protagonist -- say, Akanishi Jin, for example, it would have made for a much interesting combination.
|3. ||Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 6/10]|
I really enjoyed this drama. Like NC I got it on a whim and like NC it really suprised my, I very much enjoyed it.
It was for most part a fantastic show, it was great to see Keisuke Koide in something without the afro XD (haven't seen him in anything apart from NC) I couldn't believe it was the same person his character was completely different, I guess it proves he's a good actor. It was my second Kyoko Hasegawa drama, she impressed me in this too.
It was a very, VERY cute love story. The end seemed a little rushed? Open and in general I didn't like it! Well ... that's my opinion. The rest of the show had a nice pace, the onlything that stops me giving it a higher mark is I'd like to see an SP or something, just to make me completely satisfied, tie things up!
Anyway a great show! Glad I watched it <3
|4. ||Comments by EstherM [Rating: 7/10]|
Extremely formulatic love story - accidental kiss in second episode, real action in episode 7 and 8 and break-up due to people meddling in episodes 9 and 10 but of course a silver lining in the last 2 minutes. It's a in a way a comforting watch because you have seen it all before (really all) and I thought the chemistry between Hasegawa and Koide was, if not great, acceptable enough. I didn't like any of the side characters, from the manager, the assistant, the banker/ex-lover, the brother to the father plus there was Saeko (only acceptable in Nodame). The kissing scenes were terribly awkward but I know that Koide amd Hasegawa can pull it off so I blame direction for this.
|5. ||Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 4/10]|
It's hard to stomach this drama which could have had so much more promise had it casted better leads (though the script left much to be desired too). Hasegawa Kyoko delivers a bland and uninspiring performance as a small Italian restaurant chef. Haven't we seen all those expressions before in previous roles? At least we were saved the pouts then. Koide Keisuke feels like her younger brother and there are no sparks between them and the ensuing romance is kinda unfathomable and anything but hot and riveting. Nishimura Masahiko has seen better days. This was just a waste of his acting talent.
|6. ||Comments by Sorata [Rating: 8/10]|
This is another of my guilty pleasure doramas, it has tons and tons of cliches and besides Hasegawa Kyoko the rest of the cast isn�Lt that impressive, but for some reason i really loved this dorama. The old woman/young guy relationship was very well played and i think that made this dorama much more enjoyable.
Anyways kudos to Hasegawa Kyoko but Koide Keisuke should stay away from this kind of roles, he was good in Rookies but not that good here.
|7. ||Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]|
Not a half bad drama, although I had a hard time believing the character of Katsuragi Haruki. Well acted, and definitely funny, but a bit too formulaic. The ending was also not satisfying. Some of the side-characters, as well, were confusing or annoying. But still I enjoyed the story. Hasegawa Kyoko is a top rate actress.
|8. ||Comments by natzumi [Rating: 8/10]|
The main chara is such a pretty boy or should I say petty. Honestly, I don't like the 2 main character combo. I just thought that it didn't work out that well. Storywise, hmmm... it's alright, I guess. hmm... I didn't pay much attention watching this one. For some reason, I wasn't that interested.
|9. ||Comments by rikastar [Rating: 6/10]|
I think Hasekyo is more suited for more glam characters XD But she's still so pretty <3 Unlike what some have said, I feel that the pairing of the 2 leads is pretty good imo, they have some cute moments together. The only thing is that the storyline is quite generic and not quite engaging.
|10. ||Comments by sweet_tapioca [Rating: 6/10]|
Although the storyline is interesting, Hasegawa Kyoko totally ruin the drama. I think she is one of the worst Japanese actress ever. Seriously, I think she has only one expression that she does for every emotion.
|11. ||Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 2/10]|
stupid dorama and useless! I have a question: Why Hasegawa is so cute in tentai kanzoku and so ugly here??? And restaurant-dorama are just getting boring. I feel having seen this kind of dorama 7569 times!
|12. ||Comments by Signo [Rating: 7/10]|
some kind of modern cinderella story without a cinderella end.
i think there is no real end at all! the story is about the conflict between business and personal emotions. (light-mind-dorama)
|13. ||Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 9/10]|
Pretty weird and all in the beginning, and I didn't like it much. Towards the middle I got to like it so much more and the characters became more lovable. Nice drama.
|14. ||Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 5/10]|
A ok watch...I've seen worse. Although I didn't think there was much chemistry between the lead actors, I liked the characters. The last episode was disappointing.
|15. ||Comments by speed.sheep [Rating: 7/10]|
watched it. The plot is interesting and HaseKyo's acting is superb. Maybe it's not that great, it's still an above-average drama and worth watching.
|16. ||Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: 7/10]|
Not a bad show. Some say that it is akin to a typical korean show but I still prefer this though. Makes me feel like having pasta every time!
|17. ||Comments by v1olet [Rating: 7/10]|
Light n simple romantic drama of young celebrity-like Italian Resto owner and his beautiful n talented chef. Trattoria Bambina! Bine!
|18. ||Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: 7/10]|
The story is pretty much predictable. However, the leading actress did a good job to pull my interest to watch further.
|19. ||Comments by emiko [Rating: ?/10]|
watched ep 1. so far quite good. definitely going for the next ep :) somehow IMO this Suzuko role suits Hasekyo.
|20. ||Comments by xxhiroxx [Rating: 8/10]|
Yet another food series. Seems like a mix of Lunch no Joou and Antique. But so far, not a bad watch.
|21. ||Comments by Megumi_Nagase [Rating: 8/10]|
Liked this dorama, but must rate 8 because the ending was just kind of non-sense =/
|22. ||Comments by Terryb [Rating: 8/10]|
How can you not love Hasegawa Kyoko, but man I wanna beat the crap out of Saeko XD
|23. ||Comments by Super No. 1 [Rating: 4/10]|
I was bored. I thought that it was so cheesy that it was almost unwatchable.
|24. ||Comments by Amika [Rating: 8/10]|
very enjoying drama, story is good and the food look good as well.. ^_^
|25. ||Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]|
Got off to a good start, tailed off in the middle and never recovered
|26. ||Comments by cirrus [Rating: 7/10]|
pretty sweet drama. unrealistic but left a smile on my face anyway.
|27. ||Comments by irwinner [Rating: 6/10]|
Rather uninteresting story though has ocassional funny scenes.
|28. ||Comments by chibichan [Rating: 7/10]|
romantic dorama but thats it, i dont feel the chemistry at all
|29. ||Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 8/10]|
Okay, if you're a Kyoko fan like me, not to be missed.
|30. ||Comments by adrxuan [Rating: 7/10]|
was pretty nice at the start..but it got boring...