Month: August 2011

Oh Kayashima…



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Just one of the many lovely Kayashima moments in this drama.

When I started watching this remake, I wasn’t really looking out for Kayashima because he was never one of my favourite characters in the manga. It wasn’t that I disliked him or anything but with so many eccentric and larger-than-life characters *coughOscarcough* my attention was always focused on someone else.

But he’s really grown on me in this drama and one of the things I like about Tomo’s portrayal is the way he’s captured the character’s quiet presence. He may not say much but you’re always aware of him, and you can count on him to be the voice of reason in a sea of impulsive schoolboys. And his scenes with Nakatsu are always a highlight because they make such a sweet odd couple, with his level-headed and slightly detached pragmatism balancing out his room mate’s outgoing exuberance.

Not to mention, I love his deadpan expressions and sad little smiles. If I were in Ohsaka Gakuen, I’d definitely want to be his friend.

When Oscar Met Hibari: Hana Kimi 2011 Ep. 7

Remember when I said I couldn’t wait to see the showdown between Hibari and Oscar?

In episode 7, my wish came true and it was everything I wanted it to be. Show, is it possible for me to love you more than I do now?

This is what happens in the manga:

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And this is what happens in episode 7 (spoilers from the word ‘go’)  (more…)

Recap: Tumbling Episode 1

I can’t remember the last time I marathoned a drama in one, okay, two sittings but that was what I did with Tumbling last week. You can always leave it to the Japanese to make a drama out of an obscure sport, in this case men’s rhythmic gymnastics, and make it seem like the answer to all of Life’s big questions. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Try rhythmic gymnastics!

So what is this drama about? In a nutshell, you could roughly describe it as:

There are plenty of ikemen, it’s a feel-good story about underdogs, what more can you ask for? (more…)

If I’m out of a job, I’ll know who to blame

Dear Show,

This has got to stop. Seriously, quit making me check out everybody’s drama and movie backlists. At first, it was just Confessions that was in my queue and then it grew to include Tumbling and Untouchable (ETA: and Shinsengumi Peace Maker). Last time I checked, there were only 24 hours in a day. My boss is also thisclose to never speaking to me ever again. Ergo, please stop trying to sneak Kamen Rider Kabuto and Kamen Rider W on to my list. And you can forget about Gokusen 3. Nothing will make me download that drama. Not even Miura Shohei. I mean it. Stop tempting me, dammit!

Ellély

All the world’s a harem…>>> Episode 3 picspam and spoilers (more…)