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Location:  USA
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thetenken's drama votes (1)
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
One of the best dramas out there. Has humor, sushi, somewhat cheesy emotions, and sushi!

thetenken's artiste votes (3)
Natsuyagi Isao [夏八木勲]
One of the best character actors. Is easily able to convey deep emotions through his voice and actions, as seen in Shota no Sushi and Tokyo Wankei.
Takeda Tetsuya [武田鉄矢]
Great actor. Plays his roles with emotional heft and a measure of pride that sets him apart. Watch him in Virgin Road and of course, 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei. Showing off a sillier and touching side in 101st Marriage Proposal as well.
Watabe Atsuro [渡部篤郎]
Great character actor. He has a unique style, but his emotions are conveyed with every look, line, and mannerism. He creates memorable roles in Koi ga shitai x3, Koibumi, Hyakunen no Monogatari, and Swallowtail Butterfly (movie).

thetenken's dramas (59)
101 Kaime no Puropozu [101回目のプロポーズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
A classic, funny drama. Highly recommended.
3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 6 [3年B組金八先生]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Kinpachi-sensei, the ideal sensei.
3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 7 [3年B組金八先生]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Students weren't as compelling as in Season 6.
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Average drama, funny in some areas.
Aoi Tori [青い鳥]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A darker drama that was helped by the performances of the main roles. The ending kinda faltered a little, but a well-done drama nonetheless.
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Run of the mill drama with famous leads.
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Didn't really feel too much for the characters. They seemed too cut-out, especially KimuTaku's role. Good performance from Watabe Atsuro and Mizuno Miki, stealing the show...
Big wing [ビッグウイング]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Decent drama, not many surprises.
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Good performance from Nanako and Masaharu. Plot was a bit predictable as well...
Cheap Love [チープラブ]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Tried too hard. Sorimachi's character didn't work with the darkness of the story.
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Food fight [フードファイト]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Nothing too bad, but nothing too great. All the good looked good, though.
Friends [フレンズ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Mediocre collaboration between Korea and Japan.
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Nice sets, but characters needed help. Storyline was predictable.
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 6/10
Somewhat over-the-top. Sorimachi infuses Onizuka with a different flavor than what I had in mind from the manga...
Hatachi no kekkon [20歳の結婚]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Too predictable, and Yuuka needs to calm down. =)
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
An enjoyable look at the public prosecutor's office. A bit unrealistic, but funny. I liked it probably because I'm going into the law profession...
Hikon Kazoku [非婚家族]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Good, mature storyline with strong actors.
Hoshi no kinka 1 [星の金貨]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Sappy drama from the '90's. A bit predictable as well.
Hotman [ホットマン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Good, fun, safe family drama. More zany Sorimachi.
Hyakunen no monogatari [百年の物語]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Very good drama about the changing circumstances of three generations of women.
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Funny at parts, annoying at parts...
Kawa, Itsuka Umi e [川、いつか海へ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
One really funny story starring Watanabe Ken. The others were mediocre.
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Somewhat soulless.
Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai [恋がしたい恋がしたい]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A very well-acted drama. The three main characters were all very believable in their roles, and the other 4 weren't bad either.
Koibumi [恋文~私たちが愛した男]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good drama, with good character development.
Koishite Shinitai [恋して死にたい]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Good work from Dohmoto...Fukada was cute but rather annoying...
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Somewhat sappy, but decent drama starring some big names.
Kou kou kyoushi [高校教師]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Think of every kind of forbidden relationship, and it's in here.
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Slow, boring rehash of original.
Kougen e Irasshai [高原へいらっしゃい!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Warm, fuzzy feeling.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good romantic comedy drama with two likeable leads. Still, the beginning was better than the ending...
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Manatsu no Merry Christmas [真夏のメリークリスマス]
Mayonaka no Ame [真夜中の雨]
Meguri ai [めぐり逢い]
Moto Kare [元カレ]
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Too crazy and sappy...
My Little Chef
Nanisama! [なにさまっ!]
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Odoru Daisousasen [踊る大捜査線]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Funny and enjoyable drama, helped especially by Oda Yuji in probably the most charismatic role I've seen him in. Also appearances from a young Mizuno Miki and Fukatsu Eri.
Ohsama no resutoran [王樣のレストラン]
Otousan [おとうさん]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
A pretty good family/aloof-father drama. Lots of cheesy/preachy moments.
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Good family/aloof father drama. Characters are slightly more polished than Otousan...
Seikei Bijin [整形美人。]
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
A drama about making sushi? Hells yeah! A bit sappy at times, but it was a good series...Maybe because it was my first...I guess it was mostly the first and last episodes that were truly great.
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Pretty good drama. Norika actually did pretty well, as opposed to her other dramas.
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Cute Rina girl-next-door type. Plot was horrible.
Suekko chounan ane san nin [末っ子長男姉三人]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Pretty run of the mill drama, funny in some places.
Summer snow
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Completely predictable ending.
Tokyo Love Story [東京ラブストーリー]
Tokyo Wankei [東京湾景]
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Pour on the cheese!
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
With love
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Good performance from Nanako.
Yan Papa [やんパパ]
Rating: 3/10 (Watched)
Very bad series. I felt for none of the characters...

thetenken's drama reviews (1)
Ai no Uta [あいのうた]
Ai no Uta, not your common jdrama [Rating: 7/10]
Very good drama so far. Quite funny and entertaining, especially due to the acting talents of Kanno Miho and Wakui Emi. Starting around episode 9, it goes from sappy to really, really sappy. I think the bad ratings given so far are because there are no male characters of substance. Tamaki Koji is a one-dimensional character, as is Narimiya Horoki and Kohinata Fumiyo. This drama isn't a joke-a-minute, but the ones that are featured are a little more subtle than some of the over-the-top dramas. Watching Kanno Miho react to certain situations and her entire body language is funny. Best chemistry is between Miho and Emi's characters...Episode 7 is the major emotional payoff with the development and acceptance of Ai-chan's character.

   

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