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damouse's drama votes (1)
Boku dake no Madonna [僕だけのマドンナ] I really enjoyed this drama, because it's light-hearted and very well-developed in terms of all characters. Even the supporting characters were well-developed and they all added comic relief and substance to the whole story. Most of all I really like the evolution of the relationship between Kyoichi and Surumi. It was obvious that he had a crush on her at first sight, and it was interesting to watch how that gradually turned into something deeper.
I really recommend this dorama if you're after something fairly short and light - this dorama will keep you laughing, and tearing at certain parts.
damouse's artiste votes (1)
Takizawa Hideaki [滝沢秀明] Takizawa Hideaki, or more fondly known to me as Takki, is not an extraordinarily superb actor ala Academy Award material, but to me, he is a true talent and a consistently good actor that raises the bar in his performances. You can tell that he really is working very hard in his craft and is improving himself with each serial. Other than that, he has the most enigmatic presence on screen - he lights up the screen not only because he is pretty beyond belief, but there's something about him that is just so appealing.
Takki is still very young, lots of room for further development and improvement and I really look forward to seeing more of him.
Boku dake no Madonna [僕だけのマドンナ] Light-hearted and extreme enjoyable [Rating: 9/10] I have to admit I chose this dorama to watch primarily for Takizawa Hideaki, whom I am the hugest fan of because of the singing duo, Tackey & Tsubasa. I don't have high hopes for it, nor did I expect to love it as much as I do.
The dorama told the story of a chance meeting between Kyoichi, a 21-year-old architecture student and Surumi, a mysterious 26-year-old that somehow appeared in his life. Not surprisingly, Kyoichi fell in love with her although her heart (initially) was elsewhere, and the story revolved around them finding out more about their feelings for each other and the people around them, eventually leading up to Kyoichi having the courage to go after the one he loved.
The story is a very simple one, and cliche, admittedly. However, there was added elements that made this dorama an original one on its own. The plot (although simple) was well-developed and each character was well-explored. I was attached to every single one of the characters - there was not true evil villian, the only "villianous" bits were the very humanistically selfish actions of certain people (Surumi, Shimada, Keiko) that one can surprisingly relate to.
The supporting characters were a delightful bunch, from Kyoichi's nosy neighbours to his lazy security-guard partner, his timid teacher and his other love interest, Keiko.
Nothing Academy award superb about the acting, but everyone gave good performances that made the dorama a very very enjoyable watch. Hasegawa Kyoko is very pretty and pulled off the bratty Surumi well enough. Although she's older than Takki, they somewhat matched because at least she is shorter than him. >.<;; Their chemistry weren't electrifying or anything of that sort, but there was a bittersweetness to it that I really like, particularly when Kyoichi's feelings were obviously unrequited.
I certainly must commend Takki here (not because I love him and therefore biased) but I really could see why people are making the Kimura Takuya comparisms. I was honestly skeptical about his acting, but I can now safely say that Takki is honestly a good actor. He brought a life and a sparkle to Kyoichi that made Kyoichi a wonderful character. I think with the wrong acting and perception applied, Kyoichi would come off as whiny and pathetically stupid rather than the somewhat freshly innocent, lovable and adorably confused yet silly character that was portrayed by Takki. Being that he is only 23, there is definite room for improvement and I can't wait to see his future works. =)