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Longman's drama votes (2)
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Long Vacation is my No. 1 drama of all time!! There's excellent chemistry between Kimura and Yamguchi in their roles as reluctant lovers. The story is at once light-hearted, sweet and yet bitter. My soft-spot for romantic piano pieces has its way thanks to the very beautiful "Close to you". This show is an absolute classic!!
Pride [プライド]
Kimura is unbelievable charming as Halu and Takeuchi impresses me with her flexibility by playing the straight-talking Aki so well. Itfs only their first-time working together, but it's a great combination in the making. Having Ice hockey as the backdrop is quite an attraction but nothing beats the flamboyant sounds of Queen as the players go all out in the rink. Captivating!!

Longman's artiste votes (4)
Kimura Takuya [木村拓哉]
Ifm lying if I say I hate Kimura... hefs so charismatic that there can only be jealousy and no hatred. Judging from the few unorthodox roles that he has played on screen, there are no qualms that he's a good actor as well. There's simply no way that this shinning star will fade away soon.
Kuroki Hitomi [黒木瞳]
There are not many actresses in their mid-forties that still look as good as Kuroki Hitomi. With her natural acting, she has been given more opportunities and plenty of exposure. Shefs definitely giving the rest of the younger stars a run for their money!!
Takeuchi Yuko [竹内結子]
A talented actress who is very natural in the roles I have seen her play. Although she's still young, she looks to have the flexibility to protray a wide variety of characters convincingly. I'm sure she will go far in the next few years to come.
Tanaka Rena [田中麗奈]
She is one of the prettiest celebrities in Japan and I'm even more convinced after seeing her mature side in various photo shoots. Besides being a Queen of CM in Japan, shefs also a recognized actress who won several awards. Ifm hoping to see her in a drama role again!!

Longman's dramas (39)
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Has its funny moments, but can get repetitive after a while. An overdose of irritating character antics makes it harder to sit through an episode sometimes. However, the characters are lovable at times and the family theme is heart-warming at its best.
Ashita ga arusa [明日があるさ]
Rating: 8/10
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
We have the sun, the sea, the beach and two of the coolest actors in Japan. An omnipotent combination that brought on the Japanese craze in the late nineties, it's all about style here. The gals wanna join them and the guys want to be them!!
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I think Beautiful Life is good, but not exactly outstanding. There were some sweet and endearing moments, but it did not turn out as sad and touching like my friends said.
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Friends [フレンズ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
The most eye-catching roles are that of Captain Koda, the unfeeling "cyborg", followed by the clueless Korean neighbour who steal the show each time she appears. This series is really good thanks to the directing, casting and interesting insights in this line of work.
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Hitotsu yane no shita 2 [ひとつ屋根の下 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Hoshi no kinka 2 / Zoku hoshi no kinka [續。星の金貨]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Imouto yo [妹よ]
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This series is highly depressing with no proper words to describe it, but I wasn't very pleased with how the ending goes. The instrumental soundtrack by S.E.N.S. deserves a special mention as it greatly enhances the viewing experience.
Kekkon shiyouyo [結婚しようよ!]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
My memories of this show are vague, but I best remember it for Ren's little antics to bring the "married" couple together.
Koishite Shinitai [恋して死にたい]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
On the whole, I find this series slow and dragging, not as good as I had expected. Dohmoto Tsuyoshi's did well but he needs to train up to look like a boxer physically. Fukada's performance is just predictable, not too different from other roles she has played.
Koori no sekai [冰の世界]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Kyumei byoto 24 ji [救命病棟24時]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
I had the feeling that this series would have a big shoe to fill after the immediate success of Long Vacation. Thankfully, the perfect combo of Kimura and Matsu really shines in this classic love story. This is Matsu's best performance ever!!
Love letter
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
The ever romantic "First Love" by Utada and the image of Hikaru calling out gSensei Sensei!!h will appear in my head whenever I think of this series. Great performances by Mutsushima and Takizawa, but I felt some of the scenes should have been made more subtle.
Messengers [メッセンジャー]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nagase is throughly wacky as cool superstar idol one moment and mushy husband the next. Takeuchi Yuko has also left me a good impression as the cute and loving wife. "Hitoribotchi no Haburashi" is really a gem of a song, Nagase/Sakuraba's longing voice brings out the most touching moments of this series.
My Little Chef
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Kusanagi had me convinced that he is a henpecked husband. The unreasonable wife played by Seto didn't let me down either. Very amusing to start with, but sort of loses its steam midway through the series.
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nisennen no koi [二千年の恋]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Too much hype surrounded this series and it eventually didn't lived up to the expectations. However, I do agree that Kaneshiro Takeshi is extremely cool throughout. The soundtrack is nice as well.
Over Time [オーバー・タイム]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Seikei Bijin [整形美人。]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Summer snow
Taiyou wa shizumanai
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Like the original, this series is light-hearted and inspiring. The boys have far bigger obstacles thrown at them this time. But still, they take their stumbles in strides and overcome them with the spirit of wanting to perform. Their passion moves me to tears constantly. I dare say it surpasses the movie which wasnft long enough to have the characters grow on me.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)

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