Painful to watch [Rating: 4/10]
Really disappointed with this series.
Pretty solid cast but the plot and dialogue are weak.
Kitamura Ikki gives me the creeps in this.
I liked Jun's acting in HYD and KWP but his over-emoting as "Bambino" is too painful to watch.
I find it hard to care much for the main protagonist (Jun) in this series. Tanaka Koki also plays a pathetic chatacter in Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go, albeit infinitely more likeable.
Bambino lacks creativity and the characters are bland. Tokkyu, Hanyome to Papa, Proposal Daisakusen and Liar Game outshine Bambino by a fair margin in terms of entertainment.
|Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]|
Classic [Rating: 10/10]
Fall 2005 was when I started watching Jdramas on a regular basis and I was spoiled rotten with the likes of HYD, 1LoTs and my favorite of the three, Nobuta wo Produce.
Awesome cast. Tatta Hitotsu no Koi and Sapuri were godawful but Kamenashi Kazuya gives a standout performance as Shuji.
Yama-pi's performance was completely offbeat but extremely entertaining and equally outstanding. So many classic catchphrases. Horikita Maki also did a great job. Could not believe she was the same person who played the role of bi&chy sister in Densha Otoko.
Supporting cast was great all-around.
Awesome soundtrack with that distinctive Yoshihiro Ike sound.
Excellent/innovative camerawork and cinemetagrophy.
The ending was subpar but the story overall was magnificent.
This will always be one of my favorite dramas even though the actors involved particpated in horrendously crappy works such as Kurosagi and Tatta Hitotsu shortly after. hahaha.