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|1. ||Comments by mldesu [Rating: 6/10]|
good japanese dramas go one up by using its storyline to espouse a philosopy of life or dwell on issues like the meaning of life. the brand storyline is not original, but the drama seeks with each progressing episode to share a moral through its heroine. the summation of her lessons -- from learning to free herself from the thinking and expectations of others, to the meaning of what "branding" really is -- are offered in the good final episode. dramas may not offer practical solutions to life's problems, but hey, they do remind us it is important to dream. good acting from the three leads and supporting cast. imai miki's wonderfully warm smile. ichikawa somegoro's charisma grows with each episode. eisaku yoshida brings out the layers in his character as he goes from ex-boyfriend to renewing his love for midori to having it rejected again, and through it all, making his love and concern for midori startlingly clear. entertaining, good looking drama.
|2. ||Comments by Sorata [Rating: 6/10]|
Despite the rating i gave it, this was a very well played dorama, it probably would have been much more famous if the male lead wasn�Lt Ichikawa Somegoro, if his part was played by Kimura or Sorimachi this dorama would have very high ratings.
This was my first(and probably the last) dorama i watched with Imai Miki and i have to say she was awesome, great acting and such a beauty for a 37 year old woman(real age at the time of this dorama).
Ichikawa Somegoro played his part well, but he looks much more older than 25 and that killed a little the 10 year age diference problem.
I really loved the dialogue, very clever and interesting; the main plot is a lot like Anego, Sapuri and Hataraki Man, if you like those kinds of dorama you will enjoy this.
|3. ||Comments by aki_07 [Rating: 10/10]|
If there's a 11/10 score I would choose it! This drama portrays many real-life issues which to me are close to heart & what I can relate to. Once again the interesting dialogues and character development made me hooked and buffled. I was searching for it for yrs and finally managed to buy from HK. After 4 yrs and watched it the 2nd time, I am able to appreciate the issues at a deeper level. It's one drama that leaves me with lots of thoughts and reflections on life, one that requires a mature audience to unravel the underlying meanings of the scripts. The cast is very attractive and the soundtrack beautiful! One of the best ever!!
|4. ||Comments by kaonashi [Rating: 4/10]|
Pretty lame story about a romance in the fashion industry. What saves this from a much lower rating's the final episode where things sum up. That final episode's good & the reason alone for making this drama almost worth watching after all. But the overall problem with this story's the lack of credibility. And one great episode can't make up for 10 bad ones.
|5. ||Comments by heimu [Rating: 6/10]|
Similar to the title, I felt it's rather "Bland", umm.. Brand's storyline is something like man dorama for example OverTime and Majo no jouken where a older female is impress by a younger male and eventually fall in love...
|6. ||Comments by jdfan [Rating: 7/10]|
Imai Miki looks good in the show. It shows how difficult it is to be a business woman in Japn, where males dominate. The supporting case is quite good too. You'll stick around for the ending.
|7. ||Comments by chin5 [Rating: 9/10]|
miki portrayed a very elegant woman to the end. both supporting actors were very good looking. i love the plot wherein modernity and tradition struggles to the end.
|8. ||Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 7/10]|
Watching... this drama is more mature. I heard things about the ending but since I'm not there yet this is my rating so far.
Sato Aiko's character pisses me off. haha.
|9. ||Comments by amethyst [Rating: 6/10]|
Romance between a young man and an older woman, who is also his superior. Gets a little draggy in the middle with an unexpected ending but nonetheless well filmed.
|10. ||Comments by arashinokoto [Rating: 7/10]|
i loved the theme song by imai miki.. the show although focused on the lead actors.. gave an insight of the work done at these kind of designer houses..
|11. ||Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 7/10]|
I like this show. Its very intriguting and inspiring. Great acting. Love the way the show handle the feelings between the 3 people. So great!
|12. ||Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]|
Good work by Imai, Ichikawa and Yoshida. For some reason, I empathized with Yoshida's character (the twice rejected boyfriend) the most.
|13. ||Comments by elfgeek [Rating: 8/10]|
My first taste of Imai Miki. Great in this series teaching us the tough world of 'perceived value' and keeping up with the 'brands'.
|14. ||Comments by 4julls [Rating: 7/10]|
nice drama ....
down to earth ... means that though its a happy ever after but ... life is just like that
nice one ... :D
|15. ||Comments by ephesus [Rating: 9/10]|
Despite having a horrible theme song, I really enjoyed the development of this drama. Just a solid romance.
|16. ||Comments by uglymale [Rating: 7/10]|
Mildly entertaining, not outstanding in anyway. I like the tea house angle. At least it's not silly.
|17. ||Comments by kobashi [Rating: 8/10]|
I enjoyed this drama. I like the chemistry between the two leads. Interesting and memorable ending.
|18. ||Comments by Eve [Rating: 10/10]|
So interesting to learn about the Tea houses. And the love story is fantastic. Be sure to see it!
|19. ||Comments by lawsco [Rating: 8/10]|
Still not sure why I liked this as much as I did. Guess you'll just have to decide for yourself.
|20. ||Comments by tk_iva [Rating: 7/10]|
this dorama do not leave a deep impression on me but the theme song (goodbye yesterday) did.
|21. ||Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 6/10]|
Nice for a peek into brand management, that was about all that sustained my interest.
|22. ||Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: ?/10]|
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|23. ||Comments by [Rating: ?/10]|
Episodes:1-11 #Disk:6 Quality:B Subber:JEM
|24. ||Comments by ppx040481 [Rating: 6/10]|
watch it on tv...not much impression but nice theme song...
|25. ||Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]|
Thought it would be boring but I was glued until the end.
|26. ||Comments by MilkyWay [Rating: 4/10]|
I can't help myself but I think this dorama was boring.
|27. ||Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 4/10]|
Nothing would describe how bad and boring this show is.
|28. ||Comments by Geezer [Rating: 4/10]|
A nice enough time waster, but not very memorable.
|29. ||Comments by ryce [Rating: 8/10]|
Interesting perspective on Designer label goods.
|30. ||Comments by jindo [Rating: 8/10]|
Didn't like the ending but overall it was good.