jdorama.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister  Log inLog in 
Top 100
Top 100
Spring 2019   Summer 2019   Fall 2019   Winter 2020  
Beautiful Life
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    jdorama.com Forum Index -> Discussions on Japanese Dramas
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Tu_triky



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
Posts: 46182
Location: Los Skandolous, California
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

cori wrote:
Am I the only one who did not like this drama? I found it to be too slow-moving that it bored me. While there were a few moments that I liked in Beautiful Life (the ending is especially heart-breaking like other mentioned), I felt this was an overrated drama and that was a shame since this was the first drama that featured these two drama stars in (I think).


Yeah I don't think they ever worked together again after this....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marspeach



Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 639
Location: Michigan
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

cori wrote:
Am I the only one who did not like this drama? I found it to be too slow-moving that it bored me. While there were a few moments that I liked in Beautiful Life (the ending is especially heart-breaking like other mentioned), I felt this was an overrated drama and that was a shame since this was the first drama that featured these two drama stars in (I think).


I thought it was pretty good but I agree that it's overrated. Not on my list of favorites or anything at all.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
WD



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
Posts: 3225
Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:


With respect to Beautiful Life though, as I mentioned, Eriko Kitagawa wrote the script and she has a pretty darn good track record for hits...


Except for Tatta Hitotsu no Koi. That's a big no for me.
_________________
Kanjani8's 18th single, "365 Nichi Kazoku" out June 8th, 2011!


colorbar credits to
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125519
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:
Yeah I don't think they ever worked together again after this....

LOL, what does that mean?

One of them wised up? Beaten
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tu_triky



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
Posts: 46182
Location: Los Skandolous, California
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:

LOL, what does that mean?

One of them wised up? Beaten


hehe

No. It means Tokiwa Takako got too old...so he moved on to the next young thang... Bleah
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tu_triky



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
Posts: 46182
Location: Los Skandolous, California
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

WD wrote:


Except for Tatta Hitotsu no Koi. That's a big no for me.


Yes that's the ONE Kitagawa drama that I haven't see....I heard many ppl agree with you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125519
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:
No. It means Tokiwa Takako got too old...so he moved on to the next young thang... Bleah

So she's Japan's answer to Demi Moore...? Beaten
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tu_triky



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
Posts: 46182
Location: Los Skandolous, California
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:

So she's Japan's answer to Demi Moore...? Beaten


Even in her "golden years" she won't need plastic surgery...not even Darth Vader had that much.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
monta



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 4111
Location: nowhere
Country: Indonesia

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

cori wrote:
Am I the only one who did not like this drama? I found it to be too slow-moving that it bored me. While there were a few moments that I liked in Beautiful Life (the ending is especially heart-breaking like other mentioned), I felt this was an overrated drama and that was a shame since this was the first drama that featured these two drama stars in (I think).


nope. i didn't like it. beautiful, but it is slooooww and boooring. as far as i can remember i fell asleep when watching nearly every episode
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WD



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
Posts: 3225
Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:


Yes that's the ONE Kitagawa drama that I haven't see....I heard many ppl agree with you.


I watched because of Kitagawa, but Kamenashi makes me lose my appetite of the show. Really, Kitagawa made a mistake with this one (she said she wrote the role for Kame), but I can totally see why people are turned off by that series. Not only the recycled plot seems unusually recycled, but the cast were not convincing, the same as the plot.
_________________
Kanjani8's 18th single, "365 Nichi Kazoku" out June 8th, 2011!


colorbar credits to
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
sadacori



Joined: 31 Mar 2007
Posts: 3930
Location: パンダ君と猫達
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

monta wrote:


nope. i didn't like it. beautiful, but it is slooooww and boooring. as far as i can remember i fell asleep when watching nearly every episode


I think I remember you not liking this too. Or was it someone else? Head Scratch

Anyway, I can't understand why people like this drama so much and I thought it was just that I had a short attention span. Then again, I watched this drama on TV, so it wasn't like I watched it back-to-back like a lot of people. That might have contributed to it my thinking it was boring and forgettable.
_________________
Japanese drama trades (on hiatus)

Currently watching: Netflix stuff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
tofuuuuu



Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 655


PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

WD wrote:


I watched because of Kitagawa, but Kamenashi makes me lose my appetite of the show. Really, Kitagawa made a mistake with this one (she said she wrote the role for Kame), but I can totally see why people are turned off by that series. Not only the recycled plot seems unusually recycled, but the cast were not convincing, the same as the plot.


Shocked she wrote it for Kame?! is this the one with Ayase Haruka?

on topic.. I thought Beautiful Life was overrated too yet it was beautifully made. i love how poignant it was and the emotion lingers on after watching the ending. kinda artsy rather than entertaining. the chemistry was not there but at least it doesn't feel as awful as Takuya/Kou in "good luck".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crimson_wings9999



Joined: 31 Jul 2007
Posts: 32


PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It was a good drama,, but yeah a bit over rated
but it definitely has the best conversation dialogue I've ever seen in any drama (made me Applaud when I compare it too any drama dialogue I've ever heard)

I agree it did get a bit draggy but still that made the characters more developed and without it I wouldn't not probably enjoy the ending
which made me Puppy Dog Eyes every time the characters start crying on screen,

and the female lead is really really charming, she almost eclipsed takuya kimura's character which is a hard thing to do
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WD



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
Posts: 3225
Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

tofuuuuu wrote:


Shocked she wrote it for Kame?! is this the one with Ayase Haruka?


Yeah, that's the one.
_________________
Kanjani8's 18th single, "365 Nichi Kazoku" out June 8th, 2011!


colorbar credits to
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kirei_lanford



Joined: 07 Jan 2004
Posts: 112
Location: Indonesia
Country: Indonesia

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

crimson_wings9999 wrote:
It was a good drama,, but yeah a bit over rated
but it definitely has the best conversation dialogue I've ever seen in any drama (made me Applaud when I compare it too any drama dialogue I've ever heard)


this dorama is still the best for me.. the fact that it is slow made it even better to me. and yes. the dialogue and monologue was simply the top reason why it could be said as the best. Yeah

my most favourite scene ever is the one when kimutaku and takako made really warm phone dialogue in the night.. really.. it's overwhelming emotion.. Bow
_________________
There's a story of four guys who woke in the middle of winter night at an almost neverendless sea of snow ....

Nobody knew where they came from and who they were?? do you??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ender's Girl



Joined: 11 May 2009
Posts: 479
Location: up hill and down dale
Country: Philippines

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I must be the very last person on earth to have seen this drama, lol (just finished it last night!), and I'm currently listening to the OST and trying hard not to Cry .

So. Anyone remember which scenes in Beautiful Life had the instrumental track Thousand Sky (Skies?) (by Hajime Mizoguchi) as the BGM? The music breaks my heart every time I listen to it (and I've been listening to it nonstop for the last, oh, 3 hours I think), but I don't want to go back and re-watch the drama just to find that track... at least, not yet. Emotions still a bit too raw right now. Pout

Gaaah, I feel like... Drunk

If anyone can help me out, appreciate it. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
iluvasiandrama



Joined: 28 Mar 2011
Posts: 141
Location: United States
Country: United States

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Not my taste Reply with quote Back to top

I just finished watching this drama, literally and couldn't wait to share my review. First I didn't like it at all. I understand full well the problems disabled people face I used to volunteer and work in hospital so I understand. I was really looking forward to a heart warming melodrama about loving someone with disability but this was not it.

The main thing is that the two leads, KimuTaku and Tokiwa Takako didn't seem to have any kind of chemistry, not even acting/fake chemistry. Even though there was romance written in the script, he seemed disgusted by her and she seemed lost and goofy, like in Aishetteru. She just looked scary and weird, even when she smiled it bugged me out BAD! I was just turned off by this drama. Definitely not a good even half-way decent KimuTaku drama in my opinion.

Click on button to reveal/hide spoiler:


This is the second drama I've seen with Takako as lead and I didn't like the other one either. I just think it's her weird facial expressions and acting that turns me off. I guess it's just my own personal opinion and taste. To each his/her own Sweat
_________________
Now Watching:Otenki Onee-san, Last Cinderella, Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125519
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Not my taste Reply with quote Back to top

iluvasiandrama wrote:
The main thing is that the two leads, KimuTaku and Tokiwa Takako didn't seem to have any kind of chemistry, not even acting/fake chemistry.

The same can be said for him and Koyuki in Engine.

IMO, he always seems to play the same type of character: a cad/lout/etc. with the stereotypical heart o' gold... Rolling eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
iluvasiandrama



Joined: 28 Mar 2011
Posts: 141
Location: United States
Country: United States

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Not my taste Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:

The same can be said for him and Koyuki in Engine.

IMO, he always seems to play the same type of character: a cad/lout/etc. with the stereotypical heart o' gold... Rolling eyes


I have to admit although I don't want to because I really really really like Takuya Sweat you are right. That's the very reason why I have not been able to finish watching Gift. I have been trying to watch it for 2 weeks now and I'm just on episode 3. I don't think he is the 90's heartthrob he used to be and definitely should consider other roles, IDK. He is still steamy hot to me though.

We said that during this drama that KimuTaku always wears the same type of clothing in his dramas. The plaid shirts and jeans. He always has the same hairstyle and always in the same roles. He doesn't play a bad tough guy always a good-heart type. Girls always seem to be throwing themselves at him or desperately chasing him. Tired YAWN!! STRETCH!! It's starting to suck to see him in the same characters all the time...U Suck
_________________
Now Watching:Otenki Onee-san, Last Cinderella, Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125519
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Not my taste Reply with quote Back to top

iluvasiandrama wrote:
I have to admit although I don't want to because I really really really like Takuya Sweat you are right. That's the very reason why I have not been able to finish watching Gift. I have been trying to watch it for 2 weeks now and I'm just on episode 3. I don't think he is the 90's heartthrob he used to be and definitely should consider other roles, IDK. He is still steamy hot to me though.

We said that during this drama that KimuTaku always wears the same type of clothing in his dramas. The plaid shirts and jeans. He always has the same hairstyle and always in the same roles. He doesn't play a bad tough guy always a good-heart type. Girls always seem to be throwing themselves at him or desperately chasing him. Tired YAWN!! STRETCH!! It's starting to suck to see him in the same characters all the time...U Suck

And for those reasons you mentioned, I find him and his dramas to be typically uninteresting... Tired
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    jdorama.com Forum Index -> Discussions on Japanese Dramas All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Page 6 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum