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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished the Beach boys tonight. Still great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Up thru episode 8 of 'Gokuaku Ganbo' and I still don't understand what it is these people are doing. Head Scratch

I noticed we haven't seen Odagiri Joe's character in the last few episodes. He was in it early on as some kind of crooked cop that helped them but he seems to have disappeared.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Started watching:

Border (w/Oguri Shun) - So far so good.

Team - Keishichou Tokubetsu Hannin Sousahonbu - Not bad, but not great.

Smoking Gun (w/Katori Shingo) - So far liking this one the most.

White Lab (Kitamura Kazuki & Wakui Emi) - Mmmm, only seen 1 ep so gonna give it a little more time.

Hanasaki Mai Ga Damettenai (Anne & Kamiyama Takaya) - mostly want to see what's going on between Karashima (Enoki Takaaki) & Shinto (Namase Katsuhisa)

& Keji 110kg 2 - I like Ishizuka Hidehiko, so sue me. Mr Green
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ Imoto-chan sighting...! Hug

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Oniichan, ohisashiburi! Genki desu yo! glomp

How have you been? Busy with work? Keeping up with the dramas?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Rinrin wrote:
Oniichan, ohisashiburi! Genki desu yo! glomp

How have you been? Busy with work? Keeping up with the dramas?

Not keeping up with the dramas fast enough, unfortunately... Got a bit of a backlog. Sweat
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Up thru episode 8 of 'Gokuaku Ganbo' and I still don't understand what it is these people are doing. Head Scratch

I noticed we haven't seen Odagiri Joe's character in the last few episodes. He was in it early on as some kind of crooked cop that helped them but he seems to have disappeared.


Might be because Odagiri Joe is actually in another drama showing on TV Tokyo called River's Edge Ookawabata Tanteisha. I think his part might be a little bigger in that drama, but small enough he can appear in both dramas? Head Scratch

Not really sure as I haven't seen either drama yet, but I was thinking that might be the reason why Odagiri Joe is not showing up so often.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:

Not keeping up with the dramas fast enough, unfortunately... Got a bit of a backlog. Sweat


Ah well, I have faith that you will use your "super oniichan powers" for good and catch up very soon! hehe
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Rinrin wrote:
Ah well, I have faith that you will use your "super oniichan powers" for good and catch up very soon! hehe

LOL. rofl

Oh, Check your PM. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Rinrin wrote:


Might be because Odagiri Joe is actually in another drama showing on TV Tokyo called River's Edge Ookawabata Tanteisha. I think his part might be a little bigger in that drama, but small enough he can appear in both dramas? Head Scratch


He's also in 'Alice no Toge' so he's trying to juggle three at once. Maybe it's because his wife just had another baby and he needs the extra cash. Ouch!

There have other actors doubling up this Spring season. Namase Katsuhisa is in both 'MOZU' and 'Hanasaki Mai'. And Yuki Uchida is in 'Zoku.Saigo Kara' and 'Gunshi Kanbei'. Probably a good thing. The more real actors there are the less chance of a role being wasted on an idol.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just finished Jiken Kyuumei ~ IMAT no Kiseki, a tanpatsu featuring Tamaki Hiroshi as a doctor. Hot stuff, I'd take him in scrubs any day Smitten Tanaka Kei was pretty good too, I hadn't realised he was the same nerdy young doc in Doctor X.

Also watched Hoshi Hitotsu no Yoru, pretty interesting look at an oddball friendship. It's been a while since I watched Watanabe Ken in anything, but it was a good match-up with the younger Tamaki Hiroshi.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Watched the first two episodes of 'Tsuma wa Kunoichi, Saishusho": http://www.jdorama.com/drama.1954.htm

Set in the Edo period, so far we've had ninjas, sword fights, a princess with an attitude and even though it's a serious drama the second episode was pretty funny.

With Somegoro Ichikawa it might make you nostalgic for back when taigas used to have a real actor in the lead which hasn't happened in over ten years. Plus, an ending theme by Masayoshi Yamazaki. Applaud

Edit: This is actually the second series. The first, "Tsuma wa, Kunoichi" aired in the Spring of 2013. There's enough flashbacks that you could probably watch the second series and get the gist of it, but you're better off watching the first one first. It's very good also.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Up thru episode 9 of "MOZU". Pretty dark and depressing, but well done.

There was a major hole in the plot during episode 9:

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There's been some complaining in the Japanese press about all the smoking Hidetoshi Nishijima's character Kuraki is doing. There's a scene in the beginning of episode 9 where's he standing on a roof in the rain and damned if he didn't light up a cigarette in the rain!! OMG
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Up thru episode 8 of "Hanasaki Mai". I cannot figure out why this is getting such great ratings. Head Scratch

It's not bad but really only just above average IMO. I guess Anne has more fanboys than I thought.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Episode 9 of "Zoku Saigo Kara, , ,". I thought the first one was good but I think the sequel might be even better. Applaud
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just finished Long Goodbye. Utterly brilliant!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

antspace wrote:
Just finished Long Goodbye. Utterly brilliant!


I liked that one a lot as well. They did a great job transferring the setting from Los Angeles to 1950's Tokyo. I really liked the mood they set. And they were more true to Chandler's novel than in the Robert Altman movie. In the movie, Marlowe (Masuzawa) ends of killing Terry Lennox (Harada).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished "MOZU" season 1. Season 2 starts tonight in Japan. Well done, good performances, pretty heavy on the blood and violence though.

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Kuraki and Akeboshi still haven't found the answers to what they're looking for hence, a season 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Episode 10 of "Zoku Saigo Kara". I'm torn between thinking they should stop with 2 seasons while they're way ahead or try for a 3rd season. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Miss Pilot, just finished episode 8. This is fairly average except for Aibu Saki who really excelled at playing serious, mature, introverted characters. She was great in this, I kind of wish the series is about her character instead.


Gokuaku Ganbo. Was following this until about episode 7 but I lost interest. This series doesn't appear to be about anything or anyone in particular, may be it's trying to tell too many stories together and ended up saying too little about any of the characters.


Zoku Saigo Kara, up to episode 6. This is really good, just as entertaining as the first series. The scenes between Chiaki and Wahei were the highlights and just as enjoyable as in the first one.
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