|Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]|
Standard love drama [Rating: 7/10]
Quite standard love drama. Boring at times but the jokes are works of genius at times. Mirai was fun to watch.
|Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]|
A feel good hilarous drama [Rating: 10/10]
This is the first JDorama I've watched and it rocks. I don't write reviews but I'm writing for this one because it is really a good drama. First off, don't get put off by the cheesy WaterBoys name. It may sound gay, but basicly it's about male synchro swimming.
What's so interesting about a drama based on male synchro swimming? Well, you can't create much from it, but with the great vision of the director and the actors, they made this drama and fun one to watch. It is funny, hilarous and touching at the same time. It tells about the brotherhood of friendship, love and determination to achieve one's dreams. Added all that, there are lotsa funny scenes inside.
The story is about this group of male synchro club which consists of Shindo, Norio, Tanaka, Takahara and Ishizuka fighting their way for a chance to stage a performance during their school's festival. Throughout the journey, they came through obstacles together, suffer love lost, breaking up friendships and etc etc. Seems like a standard drama story, but it is actually better.
The 1st quarter of the whole drama is very interesting and funny and fun to watch. Throughout the middle part towards the end, it becomes rather dull as things gets repetitive and predictable. Nonetheless, the finale performance paid off all. It was really good and if you actually watched the whole drama from start til the end, you would be at the edge of your sit watching the finale.
Overall, a feel good drama that will last in your memories for years to come.