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Eve



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:


Eriko Kitagawa also wrote Long Vacation, by the way.


Thanx for the name. Here's an interestingg article about her.

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030908-480331,00.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Eve wrote:


Thanx for the name. Here's an interestingg article about her.

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030908-480331,00.html


great article...actually i read that piece some time ago Smile

nice of you to share.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I watched the last episode yesterday...

It was a great drama, but its end is as worst as Summer Snow's. Lame (at least that's what I feel).

I feel that Kimura Takuya has natural curly hairs because of this drama now. ^^;;
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just finished watching this drama, which is evident by the puffiness and redness of my eyes. Beaten

My Review: 10/10

Itfs really hard for me to come up with enough things to say about this drama. I mean, when you watch such a brilliant work of art, the artists involved donft leave the opportunity for you to grasp onto something and express its faults.

Beautiful Life is just a grand, heartwarming drama that touches the soul. At has everything for the serious romantic: Romance, lust, angst, heartache, fluff, truth, etc. The storyline was written with incredible emotion and the plot was performed with a will of its own. The pairing of Kimura Takuya and Tokiwa Takako was perfect. I was really impressed with Takako, since this was my first time seeing her in a drama. Ifve seen Takuya in Pride, and although he plays a similar role in this drama, it was perfect for the character. Yet again he managed to capture his audience with the emotion he emits from his eyes | much in the same way Takakofs emotions blossomed from her incredible smile.

The sub-plots were nicely woven into the main plot, but I almost wish that the drama had extended to include another episode. I found the last few episodes a bit rushed and I would have liked to see more of Shujifs and Kyokofs life while living together. This, of course, is merely a selfish whim of mine.

This was altogether a beautiful drama, and I highly recommend it to all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijin mark wrote:
    THAT'S what made this drama so great! By about episode 3 or 4 you've got a pretty good idea how it's going to turn out, but when it happens, you STILL feel like you've been run over by a freight train. BTW, I loved Atsuro Watabe's performance at the way-overly protective older brother!


Yesh, me too! And that undertone of jealousy towards the man who may take over his place as the protector of his precious sister. He was so grand at portraying his thoughts through his facial expressions.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wynter wrote:
Just finished watching this drama, which is evident by the puffiness and redness of my eyes. Beaten

My Review: 10/10.


I LUFF dis drama. ^_^
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:


I LUFF dis drama. ^_^


Of course you do, because it's AWESOME! Like I said, I trust your tastes COMPLETELY, since I totally love every drama you've recommanded. I'm downloading Long Vacation as we speak. Thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wynter wrote:


Of course you do, because it's AWESOME! Like I said, I trust your tastes COMPLETELY, since I totally love every drama you've recommanded. I'm downloading Long Vacation as we speak. Thumbsup


my canadian compatriot....i can't claim credit for i am only one of millions who tend to like the dramas i recommend to you. ^_^ enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is indeed a lovely story with a very respectable cast - Tokiwa's smile was infectious. Personally I would describe it as a mature, mellowed version of "1 Litre no Namida", especially if you are comparing to the story of the real Aya and not the dorama version.

I'm a rather cynical person so I didn't become as emotional as some when the end came, especially since the ending was pretty much announce by the monologues.

Nevertheless this is a beautiful drama with the pace of "Slow Dance" but a more interesting content. The soundtrack in particular was very nice. I can't find it in Amazon so if anyone know where to locate it, please drop me a line.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wynter wrote:
Just finished watching this drama, which is evident by the puffiness and redness of my eyes. Beaten

My Review: 10/10



i don't understand what's wrong with me but i hate this dorama. wasted $1 on a tissue box
6/10

it is very snailish indeed. i'm giving it a 6 credits for the guy who played as the girl's brother. but i like the ending Mr Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

monta wrote:

it is very snailish indeed. i'm giving it a 6 credits for the guy who played as the girl's brother. but i like the ending Mr Green


You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it does sounded like you're glad
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and the drama came to an end... rofl


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

thtl wrote:


You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it does sounded like you're glad the girl died and the drama came to an end... rofl


beware, that may be a spoiler for those who haven't seen it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:


beware, that may be a spoiler for those who haven't seen it.


My bad. I've put spoiler tags around the sensitive contents in my post.
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monta



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

thtl wrote:


You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it does sounded like you're glad
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and the drama came to an end... rofl


rofl

i had...

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in mind...

but yeah, i was so glad

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rofl
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

GASP! Monta, you heartless boy!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is a really good drama.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I loved this drama so touching and emotional
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah I totally agree and since Beautiful Life was my second jdorama I love it even more Victory! Peace!


Wynter wrote:
Just finished watching this drama, which is evident by the puffiness and redness of my eyes. Beaten

My Review: 10/10

Itfs really hard for me to come up with enough things to say about this drama. I mean, when you watch such a brilliant work of art, the artists involved donft leave the opportunity for you to grasp onto something and express its faults.

Beautiful Life is just a grand, heartwarming drama that touches the soul. At has everything for the serious romantic: Romance, lust, angst, heartache, fluff, truth, etc. The storyline was written with incredible emotion and the plot was performed with a will of its own. The pairing of Kimura Takuya and Tokiwa Takako was perfect. I was really impressed with Takako, since this was my first time seeing her in a drama. Ifve seen Takuya in Pride, and although he plays a similar role in this drama, it was perfect for the character. Yet again he managed to capture his audience with the emotion he emits from his eyes | much in the same way Takakofs emotions blossomed from her incredible smile.

The sub-plots were nicely woven into the main plot, but I almost wish that the drama had extended to include another episode. I found the last few episodes a bit rushed and I would have liked to see more of Shujifs and Kyokofs life while living together. This, of course, is merely a selfish whim of mine.

This was altogether a beautiful drama, and I highly recommend it to all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm surprised that there aren't many posts in this thread. I finished watching it yesterday and I simply loved it from the beginning till the end. It has some similarities with 1 ritoru no namida, although beautiful life is more about love. Thats why I can't say which drama I prefer, they are both great emotional dramas that anyone should watch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I was surprised this thread is so short too. Probably everyone preferred to post on the page for this drama instead.

I finished watching this 2 days ago and like it a lot. The insights and nuances into the mind of disabled people, and how it affect those around Kyoko in this story, was very well done I thought. Kyoko's smile was so radiant, that made me really like her. Both of the leads' acting were great, but perhaps because I am a bit withdrawn and inexperienced, I didn't find it as moving as what most people have been saying. There were many memorable scenes for me, most of them probably at the beginning.
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Even though I like "1 Litre of Tears" more, I would really like to watch this again for the 2nd and 3rd time, possibly more. I have the feeling I am not appreciating this jdorama as much as I should.
9/10 for me.

A slightly OT question: what are the best jdorama by Tokiwa? Apart from this one. I really like her in this, but her other ones seem to be much less well-known/recommended.
Thanks for your help in advance.
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