|Age 35 koishikute [Age,35 恋しくて]|
Well done [Rating: 7/10]
Well written, well performed. The children in this one make it special and they are the focus of thought on both parents' mind as each 'play' with other people. Worth seeing.
|Ai wa douda! [愛はどうだ]|
Early hook on me... [Rating: 8/10]
One of the early ones that got me into this drama thing. All cast members give good performances, the three daughters...Shimizu, Tsumiki and Tokiwa all very early in their careers. Great comical moments between Ogata Ken and Fukuyama! If you can get a hold of this older one, be sure to see it..
|Double kitchen [ダブルキッチン]|
See this one [Rating: 8/10]
Excellent story line, full of funny situations between the mother and new wife, living upstairs. Sano Shiro is in this also and for some reason not listed here..one of his more menorable performances to me...and a crack-up as always. This one is a must-see!!
|Itsuka mata aeru [いつかまた逢える]|
Add this one to your see list - if you can find it [Rating: 8/10]
I really liked this one! Very good story lines and the actors all interacted well. Imada is a crack up in this one also. On-scene shoots are good. Interesting plot to me was the change in all characters as they saw each other at a high school reunion, how things have changed in their lives, and how new and old love blossums...!
|Kagayaku toki no naka de [輝く季節の中で]|
Could hardly wait for the next seg... [Rating: 9/10]
Surprised to not see more feedback on this one here. Very popular series in Japan. Excellent drama that will bring you to tears one moment, and smiling the next. All cast members on this one do an outstanding job, of particular note: Nagatsuka Kyozo and Shinohara Ryoko. The stale indoor stage drama settings seen in other series is not an issue here. Many on location settings and excellent story-lines that deal with love between the students, substance abuse, ethics, and long-sought goals. One of my favorites and highly recommended by this user.
|Kou kou kyoushi [高校教師]|
Only 10 I have given [Rating: 10/10]
The first drama I have ever seen, and the one that hooked me like a fish. Evidently one that had much controversy when realeased in Japan due to a father/daughter relationship plot (as if the student/teacher one wasn't enough). Well acted, good soundtrack and underappreciated. The tape I have of it is wearing out!
|Long vacation [ロングバケーション]|
One of the better ones.. [Rating: 8/10]
As expected...many reviews on this one. I'll put in my 2 cents as well: well written and well acted. Inamori's antics and acting will crack you up. Really like Okusawa in this one...
Lite, funny and a recommended watch
|Tokyo Elevator Girl [東京エレベーターガール]|
Done well... [Rating: 8/10]
Gosh did this one air this long ago? I'm getting old! Storyline is blessed with some good acting Akai Hidekazu does some good work on this one as a separated father dealing with the attraction of the lovely Miyazawa Rie living in the apartment next door. As always, Sano Shiro is a crack-up, playing the nerdy boss having an affair with one of the 'elevator girls' Worth a look!