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Ushi ni Negai wo: Love & Farm [牛に願いを - Love & Farm]

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Title:Ushi ni Negai wo: Love & Farm
牛に願いを - Love & Farm
Telecast:2007-07-03 to 2007-09-11
Season:Summer 2007

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

The story revolves around six third-year students at the Tokyo University of Agriculture who go to Hokkaido for a summer to get first-hand training in an agricultural setting. They will perform tasks such as milking a cow, cleaning pig sties, and feeding animals. One scene even features a cow giving birth.

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Actor/Actress Cast (13)
Tamayama Tetsuji
Koide Keisuke
Aibu Saki
Fujii Ayaka
Suenaga Mihoko
Toda Erika
Chiba Kazumi
Tanaka Kei
Arimura Miki
Hamada Mari
Aijima Kazuyuki
Ichige Yoshie
Kohinata Fumiyo
Osugi Ren
Nakajima Tomoko

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. A cheese maker [Rating: 6/10]
One episode had a cheese making scene but all the episodes were pretty cheesy. The story takes place in farm country but the writers
brought all their city jdrama cliches with them. It was nice to see something that wasn't set in a city but the farm scenes were pretty fake.
I grew up on a farm and I found most of the scenes of day-to-day farming to be hilarious (unintentionally).
There were a few times when the sentimental scenes were effective and several characters were enjoyable so overall I
did find some enjoyment to be had from viewing. I also did
appreciate how the series discussed the blight of small farming
communities. I just wish the writers had spent some more time with real farmers to get more of the details correct.
Reviewed by johnjeon on 29 July 2008
2. simple but quite nice! [Rating: 8/10]
story's really simple but i love the pastoral feel to it. i did enjoy the scenarios and the camraderie between the students and the locals. and amongs the students as well. tamayama was great in it in a more subtle role. might be slow to some but it didn't bother me at all. life can be kinda slow if you live a farm and there's not much stuff going on around you. i do have an appreciation for that, at times.
Reviewed by weetzie_bat on 20 April 2009
3. Love and farm [Rating: 7/10]
First time I watched this kind of dorama, I like the setting (farm, cow and village).. There are many familiar faces here, it will make u enjoy the show.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 25 November 2010

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1. Comments by pash [Rating: 1/10]
I knew that whichever dorama I watched right after "3-nen A-gumi..." would be at risk of faring poorly in the unavoidable comparison, so I decided to go with one I deemed bad from the start so as not to "ruin" any potentially good dorama, and maaaaaan, did I choose accurately: "Love & Farm" is even worse than I'd expected. If we asked Kumeta-sensei (the guy who did "Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei") to make one of his crazy recaps, it would probably be something like this:

"Six members of a talent agency hide in the Hokkaido countryside, masking their true identities and posing as students from an agricultural faculty. They're spotted right away though, and at the farm, instead of being welcomed with cow dungs and all kinds of smells, they are showered with pink overalls, rainbows and unicorns. Their reaction is ruthless: first they invent the least efficient way ever to move hay from one place to another, then they purposedly injure one of the cows, forcing the farmer to sell it to the slaughterhouse. All the while, aliens hide in the shadows and conduct experiments on them every night, making them up and doing their hair while they're asleep".

Or something like that, LOL! ^___^
2. Comments by Sakebitosan [Rating: ?/10]
I'm pretty much a sucker for anything having to do with Hokkaido, and having grown up on a farm (though an American one, where things are done differently,) I felt oddly at home watching this. A glimpse into Japanese agri-business was fascinating too in its own right, even as fiction. The dual intertwined theme is lightly presented but excellent anyway - effort vs. anti-effort + work as a reflection of character - and the father-son estrangement drama that provides its exposition was well-written and acted. And of course the pastoral Hokkaido scenery is awesome. Lastly, the cast members' having to birth a live calf on-camera, for real, with zero outside assistance and no special effects, should take some kind of award for dedication to realism above and beyond the call of acting. Nothing is done half-heartedly in Japan... 8^] Amazing. As the same calf grows, it becomes the students' pet and sort of an unofficial addition to the cast. Not as emotional a vibe as my other fave Hokkaido dorama "Yasashii Jikan," but a must-watch regardless.
3. Comments by Susan [Rating: 7/10]
The successes of this drama barely make up for its failures, but the fact is they do. I kept in mind that this drama was meant to be a slice-of-life series centered around the troubles of farming and family dynamics, and I think I was able to appreciate it more because of that. However, this drama did tease the viewers with little romances that are never resolved by the end, and I find myself unsatisfied with its conclusion. It was also somewhat boring and the "touching" scenes were over the top. "Is that it?" I asked. The true saving grace of this drama was Tamayama Tetsuji, who outshines every other performer in this series, practically carries the drama on his own. Overall, it's watchable if you know what you're getting into and you have an interest in cows.
4. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 5/10]
A good casting... a beatiful scenario (i loved the fact that now i can say that at least one dorama that i've watched dont take place in a big/medium size city*Osaka, Tokyo, Shizuoka....* or in some island in Okinawa)
Honestly "Ushi ni Negai wo" is quite funny. And the plot is not thaaaat bad (altough a little "cliche")
The major problem is the uncontable things that goes by without a explanation! SPECIALY the fact that one student keep appearing and dissapearing in a randomly way!!! And.. OMFG.. that love-square is REALLY annoying!
Eventough i kind liked this dorama... i cant give anything better than a 5 out of 10...
5. Comments by dekatrain [Rating: 5/10]
A drama set in the farming country of Hokkaido that explores the lives of many different university students - some with an unrelenting passion for farming, and some who would rather be at home or at the mall. Reasonably good cast, but they are held back by the lack of available story lines and a cop-out script that seems to have been conjured up over night. I'm sick of cliched stories - the ending could be seen a mile away.
6. Comments by opospa [Rating: 8/10]
The love story were left hanging... and the ending... Speechless... However, it is really a relaxing drama. Shows simple life on a farm. Quite like the drama though. Well, Wakamatsu himself is like the alien. Sometimes you see him and sometimes you dont. But most of the time you dont see him. I would hv give it a 10 if not because of the hanging love story. Erika Toda is really cute here, as cute as in Liar Game. ^_^
7. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 6/10]
this show was ok....i didnt like the things that went on in this show...it was probably the most annoying thing i have ever seen in my life....the ending was predictable also.....but on the other the hand the casting was nothing short of great, as was the acting...the comedy was really funny also...if you took this cast and made another show with a better story then i would definitely watch it
8. Comments by Eyeyore [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 ?????
9. Comments by saikokru [Rating: 8/10]
Great and unique story with a very good looking cast. A nice departure from the Tokyo or other city-based doramas. It had a nice combination of serious and comedic moments, although I rather wish the ending had been a bit happier...
10. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 4/10]
I grew up in the countryside so have little patience with unrealistic agriculture settings. It�Ls a though business and the horribly cliched drama doesn�Lt help. Not even the eye candy made this watchable for me.
11. Comments by Madrigal [Rating: 8/10]
This is a good show to kinda boring in some points but if your a fan of Nose Karina and Hiraoka Yuta its good to watch. I sugguest watching Daisuki first then see how well Karina plays differant roles.
12. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
loved the Hokkaido scene...green n all...love it oso if Tamayama had more romance in this one..but as always...super kakkoii
13. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 6/10]
Nothing much about the story unless you're really interested about farming. Also doesn't show much about farming either.
14. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 8/10]
Heartwarming drama about 6 agricultures students having their internship in dairy farms. Love & Farm.
15. Comments by sawadasmile [Rating: 9/10]
while it started out a bit slow, i really enjoyed this show. good chemistry and mix of characters. :)
16. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 7/10]
Entertaining, just too fluffy and predicatable though quite watchable, makes for great family viewing.
17. Comments by asako77 [Rating: 8/10]
I watched this more for the country setting than anything else. It's kind of slow but, still good.
18. Comments by kaitosan20 [Rating: 9/10]
such a nice dorama..and Aibu Saki, karina and erika toda played in it....soo good!
19. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: 7/10]
The casts are good, just the story... sometimes is kind of boring, but touching.
20. Comments by cutesawada [Rating: ?/10]
watched maybe 1 epi......w/o subs......in japan? Interesting concept but.....no
21. Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 7/10]
quite entertaining though a little over the top sometimes.
22. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 6/10]
watched a few eps for the cast, but quickly got bored...
23. Comments by yt [Rating: 10/10]
enjoying it so far. u got to see the cow birth scene!
24. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Better than I expected. Cast worked well together.
25. Comments by fataliste [Rating: 3/10]
Too many continuity errors with flimsy plot.
26. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 6/10]
Lots of popular casts but storywise...
27. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 7/10]
great actors in it, but boring story.
28. Comments by Milano [Rating: 7/10]
A long, boring "yawn".
29. Comments by nimadifob [Rating: 6/10]
strange not convincing
30. Comments by TakumaSan [Rating: 7/10]
the cutest girls ever!

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