Gokusen [ごくせん] This was a fun drama to watch overall. Though its not like the manga and/or anime, it was a very good theme. Jun is a pretty good actor, and the whole cast was fun to watch. You'll enjoy it far more if you don't compare it to the original manga (which I did and was initially disappointed).
GTO [麻辣教師] Very entertaining series, and interesting to watch a teacher behave a lot more like a student. And boy was I surprised to see so many of those students who turned out to be successful actors in their own right - quite an old series, isn't it?
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース] First episode, I thought every character was weird. In fact, I could actually identify better with Nobuko (sorry Nobuto) than the others. But later, they started growing on me, and besides, its always nice to see Cindrella type stories.
Yamashita (the guy who has the role of Akira) was a real surprise because his character was one I found *extremely* annoying but then started liking the most after a while. You really get used to all those irritating things he did and the way he spoke.
In short, the acting's pretty alright all in all and its a nice way to pass time.
Tiger & Dragon [タイガー＆ドラゴン] Loved this series!!! Its the best!!! First started seeing it because of Nagase, but Okada Junichi's acting is great as well. As is the rest of the cast. Its fun and very interesting and totally, totally worth it!
Anego [アネゴ] Rating: 5/10 (Watched) It was alright, though I really only did like the female protagonist's acting (though even that grated at times). And her friend, you know, that quiet, really professional female who was with her. The others really needed to work on their acting. I'm not taking names coz I don't want fangirls cursing me to the end of my existence here.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク] (Watched) Loved this series, though it seemed kind of spaced out in the beginning. Definitely worth watching!! All the people acting in it were good actors.
Kisarazu Cat's Eye [木更津キャッツアイ] Rating: 10/10 (Watched) Loved this series! AND, I discovered Arashi (coz of the ending song) and so I'm grateful to have seen this drama as well.
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿２００３] Rating: 9/10 (Watched) Way better than the original Mukodono and a LOT funnier :D And not overly emotional.
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人] Rating: 7/10 (Watched) Its nice, though it seems a little overly dramatic and lengthy at times.
My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ] Rating: 8/10 (Watched) I enjoyed this series - very funny, entertaining and good acting. Made me a fan of Nagase. That Sakura-nanto guy was also good :P
My Little Chef Rating: 8/10 (Watched) Very nice story with good acting and wow - FANTASTIC food!
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース] Rating: 7/10 (Watched) Akira (Yamashita I believe?) turns from annoying to actually likeable, much to my surprise. And all the characters seem whacky at first but that only made the drama fun to watch. First episode, I was like what??? but then later, I really started to enjoy myself.
As for the main guy, he's a pretty good actor and certainly deserves being as popular as he apparently is. (Kamenashi I think?)
Nodame Cantabile [のだめ カンタビ−レ] Rating: 9/10 (Watched) I liked it a LOT, though I was surprised at the very cartoony effect some of the scenes had.
SP [エスピー] Rating: 8/10 (Watched) The story is fast paced and the music is good, and its overall interesting. Bad point - NO character development. Whatsoever. And the SP seemed almost meaningless.
Stand UP!! Rating: 8/10 (Watched) I enjoyed this series, and its not as perverted as people made it out to be. Though I thought the character of the person who liked trains was not very well defined or maybe just not very well acted (yamapi's role).
Suekko chounan ane san nin [末っ子長男姉三人] Rating: 6/10 (Watched) Interesting though a little slow paced. Or maybe its just that I can totally understand what the female protagonist is going through. Nice, all in all.
Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ] Rating: 5/10 (Watched) It was kinda timepass to watch. Entertaining, with nice acting, though it didn't seem very close to reality. Still, a heavy dose of reality can get boring too, I guess.
Tantei Gakuen Q [探偵学園Q] Rating: 7/10 (Watched) Very nice to watch as a stand alone feature, as the actors are good, and stories are reasonably good as well. However, if you have read the manga and/or seen the anime, you will make comparisons and you will be a little let down.
Tiger & Dragon [タイガー＆ドラゴン] Rating: 10/10 (Watched) I really enjoyed this, though some of my friends didn't seem to get the humour. Anyway, its one of the best I've seen.
sword_of_heaven's drama reviews (1)
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク] Very interesting series and funny at unusual momen [Rating: 8/10] Pretty interesting... the series seemed to be the work of a spaced out director at first, but got focus later... and hilarious a lot of times... definitely worth a watch - and made me a fan of Nagase Tomoya, because he's a pretty good actor - despite the unusual hairstyle.
Other cast was interesting as well - I especially liked that gang leader. Or maybe its just my natural affinity towards weird characters :D
But well, I wasn't entirely happy with the way people kept getting chopped off and the way the drama turned out wasn't what I quite expected. I will give it an 8 however, because the rest of the episodes make up for my disappointment with how they executed the last few episodes.