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Interests: watching jap drama, basketball and reading manga
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ben_soh23's dramas (82)
Ashita no Kita Yoshio [あしたの、喜多善男]
(Bought)
Asunaro hakusho [あすなろ白書]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Bara no nai Hanaya [薔薇のない花屋]
(Bought)
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Classic of the Classics! It's the jap drama tt glued me and alot of Singapore fans to jap dramas... it also made me like Takashi Sorimachi... Loved the way they mixed laughters and tears together.... and who can forget the songs "forever" and "sing a love song for me"?
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
lovely drama although i do have to admit i got pretty bored in the middle portion n find it a tad too draggy..... the casts put in great performances n u'll really feel for them as if u noe them in person (at least i did)... although i already knew wat happened in the end (through spoilers in this website reviews :( but i still cried during the last few episodes after Kyoko fate was confirmed.... especially the last part when Shuji put makeup for her, really cannot control myself....
Bokura no yuuki ~miman toushi~ [ぼくらの勇氣 ~未滿都市~]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
really unexpected..... this show is really gd!!!! excellent storyline... so much so tt it made me feel as hopeless n fearful as the characters when i watched the show.... the atmosphere was tense n dark enuff...... i nv expect to see the kinki kids flim such a dark themed drama when they were younger..... overall, this drama is really gd wif great actings fr all the actors and actresses!!!
CHANGE
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
Cheap Love [チープラブ]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought & Watched)
do not really like this show except for takashi sorimachi... do not like the stupid and totally uncalled for ending.... i personally think that the female lead wasnt likable enough and tt spoil my viewing as well....
Chuushingura 1/47 [忠臣蔵 1/47]
(Bought)
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
i absolutely love this drama!! a fantastic n well paced drama abt growing, courage, sacrifices n love.......laugh out loud scenes r splattered throughout n there r some scenes tt really touched the heart.... a very highly recommended drama!!!
Double score [ダブル スコア]
(Bought)
Dream Again [ドリーム☆アゲイン]
(Bought)
First Kiss [ファースト・キス]
(Bought)
Food fight [フードファイト]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great show, although a bit nonsensical..haha, more like manga or anime than a drama... loved Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's character and of course, the lovely kyoko fukada!!! Innovative show with alot of funny and touching moments.... loved the theme song "lion heart" by Smap as well....
Gachi Baka ! [ガチバカ !]
(Bought)
Gakkou no sensei [ガッコの先生]
(Bought)
Galileo [ガリレオ]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
Gift [ギフト]
(Bought)
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
veri gd and entertaining drama.... had to mentioned that it was veri inspiring as well...... i can see the love of Kimura's character for flying n hw hard he work to get tt dream back..... the romance between the two leads were great n i had a gd laugh whenever they were together....such a cute couple..... the rest of the cast were great as well n i really like them, except for uchiyama's character who i found to be irritating.....
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 10/10
My all time favourite if i have to choose just one Jap drama (Mukodono come close).... this is the first jap drama that make me teared.... especially the last few episodes..... haha... i read the manga as well but i still loved the tv series better as it's more realistic and Takashi's Gto showed more concern for his students (i noe diehard fans of the manga wont agree wif me)... i loved the song "poison" (although i think the movie version of "poison sounds better but pls don watch the movie, it sux :) as well...
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
pretty entertaining drama, though a bit too short.... veri manga-like n the sets r a real beauty.....
Handoku [ハンドク]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought & Watched)
maybe it's becuz i juz watched a better show about trainee docs, but this show really disappoint me as i was expecting much more..... tomoya nagase's acting is nt as gd in this as compared to "mukodono"..... the storyline is also too skin deep..... overall, this drama is nt tt bad but since my expectation r higher, this is a disappointment.....
Hero
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
didnt like this show as much as i will like to.... still enjoy watching takuya kimura and matsu takako together..... they r a joy to watch when they bicker...haha... but this show didnt affect me as much as other jap drama although it's pretty funni.... and since he is a persecutor, y didnt they showed the court room scenes?
Hitotsu yane no shita 1 [ひとつ屋根の下 1]
(Bought)
Hitotsu yane no shita 2 [ひとつ屋根の下 2]
(Bought)
Hotman [ホットマン]
(Bought)
Hotman 2 [ホットマン2]
(Bought)
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
pretty interesting drama but wasnt as good as i thought.... the comical parts n serious parts juz don mix well together, thus making this drama seem pretty distorted..... but the G-boys r pretty cool n i love Kato Ai and Koyuki characters in the show... the twist abt Kato Ai character was the highlight of the show to me...
Ima Ai ni Yukimasu [いま会いにゆきます]
(Bought)
Kanojo ga Shinjyatta [彼女が死んじゃった]
(Bought)
Kao [顔]
(Bought)
Karei naru Ichizoku [華麗なる一族]
(Bought)
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikembo 3 [金田一少年の事件簿 3]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
interesting drama, though i liked the first version better.... Matsumoto Jun is too handsome to play the blur Kindaichi....
Kindaichi shonen no jikenbo 1 [金田一少年の事件簿 1]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Kindaichi shonen no jikenbo 2 [金田一少年の事件簿 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
pretty much like this drama due to the pairing of dohmoto tsuyoshi and tomosakai rei... like the manga, this show was full of suspense and make u wanna find out what happens and who's the killer.... but to me the manga was more entertaining..... but dohmoto tsuyoshi do look a bit like kindaichi...haha
Kochikame [こち亀]
(Bought)
Konya wa eigyouchu [今夜は営業中]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a pretty dark n sad drama as the characters mostly have dark secrets or ulterior motives.... but the whole drama turned out to be beautiful wif it's settings n music....it has a deeper than usual love story questioning whether dependancy is love....loved the performance fr Ueto Aya as well....overall, a worthwhile drama :)
Laundry
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
interesting movie wif pretty good actings fr the two main characters..... abit slow in pace but its a pretty entertaining ride while it lasted :)
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
very entertaining drama..... didnt make a big impact on me (compared to my favs) but was entertaining throughout with a few heartbreaking moments.... loved yamaguchi tomoko in this show (takuya kimura was pretty gd too).... and of course who can forget the song "what will i do?" by natalie burks?
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
A classic Tokyo love story.... nothing very unique in storyline compared to all the other jap love dramas i watched but it's unfair to compare it to dramas tt were made yrs after this classic... though the storyline is a tad too cliche,i still enjoyed it n feel tt's hw a classic jap love story should be done.... the chemistry between Takuya Kimura n Matsu Takako was sizzling as usual n i really love the part where Takuya's character proposed to Matsu's character at her homeland.... such a beautiful place to ask for a lifetime commitment of growing old wif the person u love :)
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
well, i really like this show.... loved esumi makiko (she's so sexy!!!)!!! she's the main reason y i even buy this.... fujiki naohito was pretty gd as well (although i nv saw him b4 this).... veri sweet drama and a few scenes really broke my heart.... loved the ending as well.... and of course loved ken hirai "kiss of life"...
Minamikun no koibito [南くんの恋人]
(Bought)
Moto Kare [元カレ]
(Bought)
MR. BRAIN
(Bought)
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿2003]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
great drama, although i have to minus one mark for the ending (a bit ridiculous).... watched both "mukodono"s and i really cant decide which one is better (although alot of ppl loved the original better)... i think mukodono 2003 showed a different part of sakuraba yuichiro... 2003 focus more on his longing for his mother, which i can relate to (the first mukodono, i cannot relate to him being devastated due to someone tt is not even close to him).... nagase tomoyo is great as yuichiro sakuraba, super convincing (as both the nerd and the star)and the bigger budget for this 2003 version make him look more like a superstar (the bigger amount of fans and security guards).... noriko sakai is so gd in her role (which is pretty different from takeuchi yuko's role in the first) tt i want to marry her n bring her home!!!haha... loved the song "Omae yanai to akan nen", such a romantic song!!! this is one drama tt made me cried during nearly every episodes.... P.s i really like shinohara ryoko too... she's juz so sexy....
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Another of my all time favourite (ranked way up there wif GTO)... this is one drama tt cannot be missed.... i was crying during nearly every episodes (as was the case wif mukodono 2003) and this show is funni like hell too... loved the role of yuichiro sakuraba (nagase tomoyo is way too likable in this role)... takuechi yuko is also veri likable and sweet as his wife..... i personally loved shinohara ryoko (too bad she's not tt popular in japan), so seeing her in this show was a big bonus.... lastly, the song "Hitoribotchi no Haburashi" is juz too nice!!!
Mystery Minzoku Gakusha Yakumo Itsuki [ミステリー民俗学者八雲樹]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
interesting detective drama about japan folklore.... was laughing throughout but wasnt too exciting as the case wasnt veri difficult or suspenseful enough...
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
(Bought)
Nemureru mori [眠れる森]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
this drama is pretty gd... it's also the first jap drama tt i ever bought.... great thriller wif great plot and fantastic soundtrack (the music was great).... really like takuya kimura character in this show.... miho nakayama was veri gd in her role too.... basically the whole cast was gd.... but i don like the ending (i don understand y it had to be like tt) so i minus marks off....
Nurseman [ナースマン]
(Bought)
Nurseman ga Yuku [ナースマンがゆく]
(Bought)
Oda Nobunaga [織田信長]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
Onmyouji [陰陽師]
(Bought)
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a very entertaining drama... reminded me of "Beautiful Life", though this isnt as sad.... good protrayal of the struggles of jap undergrads (like getting jobs n worrying for their futures)....the whole cast did a pretty good job, thus making all the characters pretty likable :)
Over Time [オーバー・タイム]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
wasnt as good as i expected but still a piece of classic jap drama (my expectations were pretty high for this)... love the realistic ending because Sochiro and Natsuki are not only lovers but soulmates, who do not have to be always together, they are there to spur each other on even if separated :)
P.S. Genki desu, Shunpei [P.S.元気です、俊平]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
sweet old jap drama tt made me remb y i even like jap drama in the first place.... didnt care much for Momoko (Seto Asaka) when the series started but began to fall in love with her as Shunpei (Dohmoto Koichi) fall in love with her.... the ending was pretty good in my opinion as it's realistic..... no one know what will happen in the future, thus we can only anticipate :) though i hope they do get together in the end :)
Perfect love [パーフェクトラブ!]
(Bought)
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
did not perform to my expectations..... i wasnt as touched as compared to "Good Luck", let's not even mention "Beautiful Life"..... is it becuz i watched 3 Takuya Kimura dramas in succession? or is it becuz my expectations were too high? disappointing romance between the two leads (n to think i really like kimura n yuko), especially since the starting seem to promise so much..... though i like the ending.... the other characters were quite interesting but they were not engaging enuff..... i think they can make the hockey scenes longer, as i thought those scenes were really exciting n uplifting..... disappointment overall.... just an above average jap drama..... :(
Psychometrer eiji 2
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
entertaining n funny detective drama.....Matsuoka Masahiro is great as Eiji, though he don look like the Eiji in the comic.....
Puzzle [パズル]
(Bought)
Remote [リモート]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
A pretty interesting drama although it could have scored higher if it was a bit darker. The first 7 episodes r too light hearted although they were all murder cases, only from the "hungry man" episode onwards, do the episodes get a gd balance of seriousness, excitment n fun. Maybe it is because i have the comics, that's y i'm pretty bored at almost all the cases as i knew the processes n endings to them. I do not understand y they changed some of the cases but the "hungry man" n the last 2 episodes were pretty entertaining although they were different from the comics. The cast have to be given credit for bringing alive the characters. dohmoto koichi n kyoko fukada r really like the characters in the comics n the guy who acted as bob is even more entertaining than the bob in the comics! Only the caretaker looked too stiff n weird for her role. So ppl, stop blaming kyoko for being whiny, tt's how kurumi is like in the comics, innocent n whiny.
Rookie!
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
veri entertaining show throughout.... dohmoto koichi and kakei toshio make a great team... dohmoto koichi and uchiyama rina was also veri cute and funni when they r together.... uchiyama rina is so likeable and cute, y wasnt she the female lead in more drama???? how can i not mention kuroki hitomi? she really aged wif grace man!!! looking so pretty always... overall a pretty gd show wif a veri likable cast and funni and exciting plot... the song "jounetsu" was pretty likable too...
Saimin [催眠]
(Bought)
Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]
(Bought)
Sensei shiranaino? [先生知らないの?]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
this drama is pretty gd but maybe i watched GTO b4 i touched this, so this pales in comparison although it's way more realistic..... n also maybe becuz i'm more interested in watching teens' probs than kids' probs.... one thing i have to mention is that all the characters r veri likable n tt's wat glued me to the show although i may be bored at the kids' probs.... n ishida yuriko looked great in the show although the hair n clothes really made her look outdated, cant blame them as it is a old drama :)
Shinjuku boso kyukyutai
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
super recommended!!! one of the best jap drama i ever watched!!! was super funni and super touching at the same time.... London boots were great throughout and who can find fault wif the pretty uehara takako? too bad not alot of ppl here watched it.... but juz go n get it, u wont regret.... eriko imai also guest starred in one episode and she's so cute!!!! loved the theme song "misaki" by london boots (a pretty entertaining punk rock tt really act to the show)...
Shiroi Kyoto [白い巨塔]
(Bought)
Sono toki haatowa nusumareta [その時,ハ-トは盜まれた]
(Bought)
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi [空から降る一億の星]
(Bought)
Summer snow
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Team saiaku de saikouna futari [チーム]
(Bought)
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi [特命係長 只野仁]
(Bought)
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi 2 [特命係長・只野仁 2]
(Bought)
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi 3 [特命係長・只野仁 3]
(Bought)
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi 4 [特命係長只野仁]
(Bought)
Umizaru [海猿]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Umizaru [海猿]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
(Bought)
Yan Papa [やんパパ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
pretty entertaining drama abt family love.... was pretty touched during certain episodes when Nagase's character showed how much he loved the children n was willing to sacrifice for them.... the whole cast was very likeable especially the super 'kawaii' Goto Maki n the little boy.... Kato Ai was a joy to watch as well as her character was very funny and irritating :)
Yoomigaeri [黄泉がえり]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
pretty interesting movie about meeting your dead loved ones again but the concert portion at the end seem out of place, to shorten tt portion will be way better...
Yume no California [夢のカリフォルニア]
(Bought)

ben_soh23's drama reviews (7)
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Classic!!! [Rating: 9/10]
Classic of the Classics! It's the jap drama tt glued me and alot of Singapore fans to jap dramas... it also made me like Takashi Sorimachi... Loved the way they mixed laughters and tears together.... and who can forget the songs "forever" and "sing a love song for me"?
Food fight [フードファイト]
Manga-like... [Rating: 8/10]
Great show, although a bit nonsensical..haha, more like manga or anime than a drama... loved Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's character and of course, the lovely kyoko fukada!!! Innovative show with alot of funny and touching moments.... loved the theme song "lion heart" by Smap as well....
GTO [麻辣教師]
Superb drama!!! [Rating: 10/10]
My all time favourite if i have to choose just one Jap drama (Mukodono come close).... this is the first jap drama that make me teared.... especially the last few episodes..... haha... i read the manga as well but i still loved the tv series better as it's more realistic and Takashi's Gto showed more concern for his students (i noe diehard fans of the manga wont agree wif me)... i loved the song "poison" (although i think the movie version of "poison sounds better but pls don watch the movie, it sux :) as well...
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
sweet n heartfelt drama.... [Rating: 8/10]
well, i really like this show.... loved esumi makiko (she's so sexy!!!)!!! she's the main reason y i even buy this.... fujiki naohito was pretty gd as well (although i nv saw him b4 this).... veri sweet drama and a few scenes really broke my heart.... loved the ending as well.... and of course loved ken hirai "kiss of life"...
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿2003]
Fantastic!! [Rating: 9/10]
great drama, although i have to minus one mark for the ending (a bit ridiculous).... watched both "mukodono"s and i really cant decide which one is better (although alot of ppl loved the original better)... i think mukodono 2003 showed a different part of sakuraba yuichiro... 2003 focus more on his longing for his mother, which i can relate to (the first mukodono, i cannot relate to him being devastated due to someone tt is not even close to him).... nagase tomoyo is great as yuichiro sakuraba, super convincing (as both the nerd and the star)and the bigger budget for this 2003 version make him look more like a superstar (the bigger amount of fans and security guards).... noriko sakai is so gd in her role (which is pretty different from takeuchi yuko's role in the first) tt i want to marry her n bring her home!!!haha... loved the song "Omae yanai to akan nen", such a romantic song!!! this is one drama tt made me cried during nearly every episodes.... P.s i really like shinohara ryoko too... she's juz so sexy....
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Best drama ever!!! [Rating: 10/10]
Another of my all time favourite (ranked way up there wif GTO)... this is one drama tt cannot be missed.... i was crying during nearly every episodes (as was the case wif mukodono 2003) and this show is funni like hell too... loved the role of yuichiro sakuraba (nagase tomoyo is way too likable in this role)... takuechi yuko is also veri likable and sweet as his wife..... i personally loved shinohara ryoko (too bad she's not tt popular in japan), so seeing her in this show was a big bonus.... lastly, the song "Hitoribotchi no Haburashi" is juz too nice!!!
Remote [リモート]
A view from a person who have read the comics [Rating: 7/10]
A pretty interesting drama although it could have scored higher if it was a bit darker. The first 7 episodes r too light hearted although they were all murder cases, only from the "hungry man" episode onwards, do the episodes get a gd balance of seriousness, excitment n fun. Maybe it is because i have the comics, that's y i'm pretty bored at almost all the cases as i knew the processes n endings to them. I do not understand y they changed some of the cases but the "hungry man" n the last 2 episodes were pretty entertaining although they were different from the comics. The cast have to be given credit for bringing alive the characters. dohmoto koichi n kyoko fukada r really like the characters in the comics n the guy who acted as bob is even more entertaining than the bob in the comics! Only the caretaker looked too stiff n weird for her role. So ppl, stop blaming kyoko for being whiny, tt's how kurumi is like in the comics, innocent n whiny.

   

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