GTO [麻辣教師] GTO was surprisingly very good--although the individual problems of Eikichi's class were on their own levels, I enjoyed watching how he solved them, and by his own means. I'm glad that this series was able to express that there ARE teachers that care about their students than treating them like profit or trash.
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [１リットルの涙] Very touching and true to life--this was a drama that I really enjoyed watching despite watching Aya suffer throughout the series.. Because this was a sad story, I had a box of tissues nearby!
Summer snow My first drama and the acting by all the actors was simply believeable--especially Tsuyoshi's!~ He was always jittery and trying to keep a brave face; I love that~! I now wish I had a caring older brother like him! I'm so happy I watched this, though I did cry an awful lot!
Feng's artiste votes (4)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi [堂本剛] He is a wonderful and talented actor! The fact that he is so flexible with his roles and portraying each character's emotions is amazing. In one drama, he could be a caring older brother, the next, a selfish guy who is blind to the girl who is in love with him. I like how he stylizes his hair as well! It changes in every drama! It's cute and amusing at the same time~!
Fujiki Naohito [藤木直人] One of the greatest actors I've ever admired! His performance in Ichi Ritoru no Namida was phenomenal--playing a doctor--and when he played Saejima in GTO, I got a kick out of him being a pervert, probably even more so than Onizuka~! He had his touching moments in GTO! However, I don't know how to label his acting in Antique--perhaps static? But that was what the role called for. Love his acting so much <3~
Oguri Shun [小栗旬] He is an exceptional actor! I feel happy being able to see him as a munchkin in GTO and then watching his career shoot off from there to Summer Snow then Hana Yori Dango as Rui~ He can show many emotions in his roles and that is a golden attribute! I hope to see more of his work in the future!
Sorimachi Takashi [反町隆史] He is a very expressive actor. Although I've only seen GTO, it's more than enough to see how well he can perform! I love how he can act both silly and serious and is able to use body language, as well, to make his roles more energetic <3
Summer snow Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched) This series made me cry profusely, especially in the latter half of the series... But I loved every moment of it! <3<3 Everyone acted so convincingly that it touched my heart.
Feng's drama reviews (2)
Summer snow A Wonderful Masterpiece [Rating: 10/10] This is only the second dorama that I was been able to get my hands on recently. I'm happy that I got it because my real life seems unfulfilling. When I first watched this, I didn't know what to expect, as I don't really support watching soap operas that often. What I found, as I watched along with this dorama, is that there is more you can learn if you watch deeply.
Summer Snow is very realistic in a way that it doesn't make you think of the predictablilty of life and because the dorama doesn't hint on what happens next, you have to watch and become drawn into its fingers. You watch each of the characters grow and metamorphosis right before your eyes and that's completely beautiful, all because of Natsuo.
Some may say that that is a very boring thing, and I understand that this is not everyone's cup of tea, but there is no reason not to say "don't watch this." If you cut through THIS dorama, you've just wasted the entire series. I seriously recommend this to others to watch, but don't make the mistake of it becoming your first tear jerker. ^_^; My first dorama was Hana Yori Dango with MasaJun. ^^
I hope this helped.. <3
Yoiko no Mikata [よい子の味方] To be honest [Rating: 7/10] To be perfectly honest, I find that the energy of this drama is very high. I believe that this show is either you like it or you don't, there is almost no middleground. When I began watching this, it was out of a request of my friend's and to say the least, it was enjoyable but it wouldn't be one of the dramas that I would watch from a random stack.
First of all, if you don't like little kids that are in kindergarden, this is not the drama for you. It's fluffy and cute, but it really gets on your nerves when they constantly shove that kind of element in your face so many times in one episode. Also, the female kindergarden teachers--I don't understand them. They act completely younger than they really are, with the exception from the principle and the Elder teacher with overly exaggerated gestures and overused expressions that usually teenagers usually use.
Some of the mothers of the children, I understand that they are protective of their little ones, but it gets annoying when they say something like: "We're going to find a way to have you fired just because you are a male teacher." That is very annoying. Any new mother would give a teacher, male or otherwise, a chance unless there was a valid reason not to trust them. The best person, unless otherwise specified, are the best people to trust in the world is a teacher--that's what they are there for.
The drama itself.... the plotline is pretty lame. All of the predictabilities of an American Soap-opera that can be guessed... yep, those techniques can be used here too. You can tell just what is going to happen, what lesson Sho is going to teach and the events are so predictable that my friend who has never watched a dorama before knew just what was going to happen next.
Lastly, Sho's acting is not bad. If you are an Arashi fan, I highly recommend this dorama, however, if you are not, then this drama is not going to please you unless you have a liking for young children or are a mother yourself.
BTW: I also have to add that Sho cries... a lot in this drama and each episode is roughly 70 minutes each. Personally, I think that that is pretty long, but if you enjoy it, then there is no complaint!