Joined: 23 Jun 2009 Posts: 248 Location: Naperville Country:
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:31 pm Post subject:
Well, I finished the entire series of BOSS, overall, though it looked really flashy, it was only that. The stories were ok, I didn't really get into the characters, but, getting that out of the way, it's onward and upward.
Joined: 08 May 2007 Posts: 2331 Location: in South Atami Country:
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:00 pm Post subject:
I've been taking a break from dramas because I was getting a bit burnt out. And it didn't help that the summer season was chock full of horrible shows.
Summer was dark indeed - I checked out and dropped immediately:
- Saru Lock - too crude
- Karei no Spy - too unfunny
- Orthrus no inu (which I dled accidentally - I didn't know who was starring otherwise I wouldn't have bothered) - too Takky
Re-watching Nobuta wo produce for the first time in 3 years Sweet as ever!
Joined: 11 May 2009 Posts: 479 Location: up hill and down dale Country:
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:55 am Post subject:
Thanks for the link. It's nice to know that other nimrods struggle with comparing one version of a show with anothers. My longest running argument with my best friend is who's Henry V was the definative version. Laurence Olivier's or Kenneth Branagh.
My pleasure, Geez.
Haven't seen either Henry V rendition... Branagh was pure gold in MUCH ADO..., but his HAMLET was such a snooze, lol. I remember thinking, dude, why do a role Mel Gibson's already done--AND owned?
Re: Dragon Zakura". Now there's a show I didn't think much of. No way it compares to "Trick".
^ Trick is better than Dragon Zakura (which is yet another high school drama ).
Trick is a much more complex drama.
Dragon Zak has Yampi in it and it silly High School fare.
But fun nevertheless.
Hehehe... Thanks for all those earnest efforts to dissuade me from said drama, appreciate your commentary. But, well, I just HAD to go see for myself, ne?
OT: DRAGON ZAKURA, Episode One, and I doubt I'll ever slog through the rest of it. It ain't GOKUSEN 2-bad, but still subpar. More cardboard characters! More cock and bull story lines! More woefully underutilized character actors (well, hello, Abe Hiroshi, whaddahell are you doing there?)! Blerg. (Sorry, Eve, maybe if I stuck around long enough I'd find this drama fun, but after the first 20 minutes my mind began to stray to other things. Danged show just couldn't sustain my interest.) You'd think Abe Hiroshi's compelling screen presence and acting chops would make up for the drama's defects, but not so, apparently.
(So far the only dramas of the High School sub-genre that I really, really loved, are NwP and STAND UP!--which technically isn't even set in school, lol.)
So in the interest of, ehem, fairness, will get started on TRICK tonight.
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