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by quandary
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Umechan Sensei (2012) ep001-156 + SP end 480p x264 mp4 [Comp
Replies: 52
Views: 29114

Thanks for posting this. Are there subs anywhere for this? I've had no luck in my search.
by quandary
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] PRICELESS (Kimura Takuya, Karina)
Replies: 102
Views: 41845

I couldn't even make it through the first episode. [spoiler] It doesn't make any sense to fire your best salesman. The management doesn't like him, but why? You can put up with a lot from your top producer, I'm a former business owner, and I've been there believe me. Embezzlement, as a trumped up ex...
by quandary
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Hitori Shizuka.Ep01.HDTV.720p.x264.mp4
Replies: 6
Views: 4514

Lookit them EYES! Dayum!
by quandary
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 398634

cute_angel wrote:what happened to all Keikonites (Keiko fans)?



We're still here, still hopelessly smitten, still speechless.
by quandary
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 71
Views: 28680

[quote= Also, I wasn't sure if everyone was aware, but throughout history Minamoto no Yoshitsune himself, for some reason, is often portrayed as the "perpetual youth" in art as well as in literature. Maybe someday they'll offer us a grittier more realistic version of "Yoshitsune the G...
by quandary
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 71
Views: 28680

If you can name a better portrayal of Yoshitsune in T.V. or film please do it, because I've just given up looking. The only complaint I have about Yoshitsune was the performance of Takizawa Hideaki , which was dismal. He was simply the wrong guy for the part. As for the rest, I thought it was prett...
by quandary
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Ghost Friends - Fukuda Saki
Replies: 24
Views: 11414

I like this. They have avoided most of the tiresome cliches for this kind of thing, like taking itself too seriously. Who is the major babe playing Tachibana-sensei?.
by quandary
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 38554

Here's yet one more police drama where an obviously skilled detective is disliked by some of her superiors and co-workers for no discernible reason. Can't they think of any other way to have dramatic conflict? Despite that it's still pretty good. She suffers from PTSD from her sexual assault from a ...
by quandary
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kuroki Meisa
Replies: 60
Views: 37035

I would have preferred that she concentrate on acting and work on that. But obviously her company wants to bank on her now and sell as much as possible. I have to agree with you on this. I think some agencies go for the short term, exploiting popularity and then dumping them for the next phenom to ...
by quandary
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kuroki Meisa
Replies: 60
Views: 37035

She doesn't act, sing, or dance particularly well, but I happily watch everything she does because she's so outrageously beautiful. I hope she gets obscenely rich before her looks go.
by quandary
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Subtitles
Topic: Suzuki Sensei [Eng Sub] (Complete)
Replies: 103
Views: 51666

There's some real intelligence behind this screenplay, not the same old school drama formula. It's going to be interesting. Please keep subbing it.
by quandary
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Narumi Riko
Replies: 162
Views: 34002

awww.so looks like this riko narumi thread was long deadT_T i just recently became really interested in her.its just sad.that all the pic links in this thread were all broken. :P wish people could post them again or talk about her here again:P *sorry if reviving these threads is not allowed* I'm a ...
by quandary
Tue May 17, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 398634

What the heck is Breo?

I have a sudden inexplicable need to buy some. Thanks for the pics :w00t:
by quandary
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 9.0 Earthquake and Resulting Tsunami hits Northern Japan
Replies: 155
Views: 33379

[quote=" All the talk of "meltdown" by CNN et. al. at this point is getting absurd. I think they're just blowing it out of proportion to keep people glued to find out if there's going to be a nuclear winter or something ridiculous like that.[/quote] I agree completely. CNN has a page ...
by quandary
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 9.0 Earthquake and Resulting Tsunami hits Northern Japan
Replies: 155
Views: 33379

[quote= How stupid does the govt. of Japan - and 90% of the mainstream media - think we are? :cussing:[/quote] I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt on this. They don't want to cause panic. Accurate information about the status of the plants is probably hard to come by. The exact status i...
by quandary
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kou Shibasaki
Replies: 42
Views: 15994

Re: Kou Shibasaki

[quote=Hiroyuki Sanada who performed Kuranosuke Oishi said. "I am interested in how the story that every Japanese knows reaches people in the world . I think that it becomes a work that cuts the name to the history."[/quote] This story might be better known in the rest of the world than he...
by quandary
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Subtitles
Topic: Control [Eng Subs] (Complete)
Replies: 214
Views: 86254

[/quote]@quandary - did you download the video from gryzze's torrent? I don't recall any commercials in mine. Did anyone else have this problem?[/quote]

I got it from LJ with your subs from the same place. It looks as though they aren't using the same raw. Thanks for your help.
by quandary
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Subtitles
Topic: Control [Eng Subs] (Complete)
Replies: 214
Views: 86254

Timing problem

About halfway through the first episode there are some commercials but the subs continue on like they're not there throwing the timing way off. I tried three different players, same problem. Thanks for subbing this, it looks like it might be fun.
by quandary
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Kabachitare! Ep04 [BON_EngSub]
Replies: 11
Views: 5141

Great!

Thanks much for picking this up! I've wanted to watch this for YEARS.
by quandary
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Seeding Requests
Topic: [Seed Req] Mahou Sensei Negima
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: [Seed Req] Mahou Sensei Negima

There are many peers that have 99.9% of the series. Could someone please seed the remainder the series Mahou Sensei Megima. Me and my fellow peers would greatly appreciate it. Thanks ahead of time. Atcher service. You wouldn't know where to get subs for this would you? All I have is episodes 1 thro...
by quandary
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS
Replies: 868
Views: 353041

I'm a huge fan of the taiga dramas which, for the most part, are lavishly produced and the writing, in both dialog and story line, are as good as television gets, by whatever standard you'd care to use. The two links provided are my favorites as far as your request is concerned. I don't know how his...
by quandary
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Subtitles
Topic: Himitsu [Eng Subs] (Complete)
Replies: 129
Views: 49269

Thanks a bunch for subbing this. I just finished watching the first episode. This is going to be fun!
by quandary
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: kou kou kyoushi 2003
Replies: 14
Views: 16662

[quote=Anyways, can anyone help reseed this? I'm stuck on 16.84%. :D[/quote]

At'cher service. After finding the correct tracker it's now up and seeding.
by quandary
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: kou kou kyoushi 2003
Replies: 14
Views: 16662

I'd do it for you, but all the trackers for it have expired and I haven't the foggiest idea how to set up a torrent. If you're a member of Live Journal, Jdramas community, you can download it directly with megaupload. http://www.livejournal.com/
by quandary
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Kabachitare! Ep01 [BON_EngSub]
Replies: 16
Views: 8466

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was hoping someone would pick this up
by quandary
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Sakuya Konohana ( 704x396) RAW (Complete Batch)
Replies: 8
Views: 7606

I sure hope somebody subs this
by quandary
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: AOI Tokugawa eps1-10
Replies: 20
Views: 10304

I saw this the last time someone seeded it. It's absolutely great. If you like the Taiga dramas, you'll love it. I can't praise it highly enough.
by quandary
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Anti-Mugging / Assault Buzzer keychains?
Replies: 6
Views: 3463

Deal with the problem directly. Get a CCL first.

http://www.glock.com/english/index_pistols.htm
by quandary
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Yoshitaka Yuriko
Replies: 15
Views: 18014

r3ika wrote:have u guys watched Hebi ni Piasu.. such a tough role for her....
can't move on after watching that movie haha


I just watched it. WOW! No pretenses about an innocent cutie-pie image here. I'm going to watch everything I can with her in it.
by quandary
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Yoshitaka Yuriko
Replies: 15
Views: 18014

She's adorable - I wasn't so keen on her because of the Snakes and Earrings hype, but she has this aura about her that I don't see from other actresses her age. I think that she draws you in, without forcing anything. Not to pick on other young actresses, but some sort of force the cute in your fac...
by quandary
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities & Dramas
Replies: 706
Views: 177815

Kohinata Fumio. This guy is certainly no teen heart throb, being, it seems, endlessly 40ish, but he gets a lot of work because he can do anything. Fatherly type, to criminal, to heartless corporation chief, to buffoon, comedy to serious drama, he can do it all. He always seems to be just the right c...
by quandary
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rescue (Winter 2009)
Replies: 39
Views: 15120

There's something about Japanese dramas that really drives me nuts. Don't they hire technical advisers? This is like television in the US in the 50s. I'll bet the real Japanese firemen, rescue teams, and EMTs get a big laugh out of watching something like this. It really spoils the drama when absolu...
by quandary
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Fansubbing
Topic: Dear fansubbers
Replies: 1
Views: 3353

Dear fansubbers

I've been following the controversy about subs being used in unauthorized places for some time now and I have a few thoughts to offer. I've been a fan of Japanese films since I saw "The Seven Samurai" on television in 1959 when I was fourteen years old. It was then and remains one of the g...
by quandary
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 107008

The writers of this are really heavy handed with the discrimination aspect, but that can be forgiven if they don't beat it to death. What I don't like is they've made Vito a blubbering ball of protoplasm. No one who's survived street gang membership and jail time would be like that, he would have be...
by quandary
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Toshiie & Matsu - General Discussion (History/Facts/Fict
Replies: 3
Views: 3977

Kagawa Teruyuki's performance as Hideyoshi stole the whole thing, IMO. Absolutely brilliant and worth watching for that alone. Matsushima Nanako was so elegant, at times I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Sorimachi Takashi was sensational as Nobunaga, played with a bit more humanity and humor tha...
by quandary
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ito Misaki
Replies: 267
Views: 118662

Yeah, Koi Uta seems to be more of a comedy. I also thinks it looks the most interesting and it has a lot more of Misaki in it hehe... :D I skipped through it (I have to wait for subs to watch it), and it appears that the director had the good sense to put her angelic face front and center in nearly...
by quandary
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 27666

I'm thinking it may, among other things, have to do with the market some of these dramas are aimed at. There are plenty of examples of realistic passionate embraces and kissing in dramas aimed specifically at adults, that is mature audiences, not porn, if you get my drift. The dramas aimed at younge...
by quandary
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 210689

this was the first dorama I ever watched and I thought it was pretty entertaining....very appropriate to today's fixation with anything online, lol....often times, when I was watching this with my gf, I just wanted to the main character to just come out and be more confident, even to the point wher...
by quandary
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Triangle
Replies: 114
Views: 31000

Too many red herrings

It looks as though the writers are going to throw everything they can think of at you but the kitchen sink, all too common in Japanese dramas, IMO. Goda seems to be doing everything he can to draw attention (and suspicion) upon himself. It's so obvious that I doubt very much he's the killer. The rea...
by quandary
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 106357

Correction: It is lame AND redundant. Which means I'd vote Sakai Noriko for the following polls: - Most charming - Best to handle industrial-strength power tools - Makes the best kiddie Japanese bento - Best crescent-shaped eyes when she giggles - Looks best in a kimono - Best pouting expression - S...
by quandary
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Team Batista no Eiko - Ito Atsushi &Shirota
Replies: 107
Views: 44016

You can watch the first episode and half of the last to get the whole thing. This is the dumbest medical drama I've ever seen and that's saying something. It's as though the script was written by a 12 year old. What could they have been thinking? (':scratch:')
by quandary
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Muri na Renai
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

Re: [Discussion] Muri na Renai

The description of the plot probably turns some ppl off (most ppl on this site are probably not interested in watching a romantic comedy between a 60 yr old man and a 35 yr old woman), but I love it! I know what you mean, but I often like dramas about the younger generations. :-) Good writing in thi...
by quandary
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Celeb to Daihinmin (Ueto Aya&Kamiji Yusuke)
Replies: 130
Views: 35509

Somewhere, I think it was in the middle of episode 9, or thereabouts, this absurd thing decided to stop taking itself seriously and I've enjoyed it immensely ever since. Characters have personality transplants, but it's okay, really. Silliness is a state of grace and this proves it. Miura Reiko is s...
by quandary
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161015

I just finished episode 10 and this whole thing was seriously dumb, but I stuck with it. I adore Maki and this was just the sort of sweetie-pie role that she is so appealing in, but this can't have been good for her career. I'd like to see her do more challenging material, because I think she can do...
by quandary
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 120568

:wub: the awesome girls over @ http://unleashthegeek.blogspot.com/ are doing softsubs for Akai Ito ~ that's where I've been getting my subtitles. Thanks much for the link to the subs. The scene at the beginning of episode 3 with all the kids playing boys against the girls, shoot and giggle basketba...
by quandary
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 120568

I just finished watching episode 3 with subs. Junpei is growing on me. He is so natural in his role, very different from Hachi-One Diver. I also love the development of the side characters, especially Riku. He clearly has feelings for Mei. I think this drama is amazing. It reminds me of my own scho...
by quandary
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 210689

An unlikely couple they might appear, but they fell in love with each other because of what they found in each other's hearts. She found in him two qualities that were lacking in the man that dumped her and broke her heart; courage and honesty, and she really did not care what the package they came ...
by quandary
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161015

I've just finished episode 9 and I seen worse, but not by much. The acting performances range from adequate to excellent, the problem is with the writing. There cannot possibly be a situation where so many disfunctional people actually know each other. Every dramatic possibility these twits could th...
by quandary
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: [TimeLesSub] Akai Ito Ep 01 [7EC01442].mp4
Replies: 20
Views: 12279

Thanks for subbing this. I've just finished episode 1 and it looks good. The teenage angst and puppy love genre is pretty shopworn but this looks very promising indeed, good writing and good performances all around, so far.
by quandary
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Kaze no Garden(Kamiki Ryunosuke, Kuroki Meisa)
Replies: 46
Views: 18535

I'm Liking this more and more though it can be slow in spots. It seems like they're trying to stretch it a bit to fill the required numbered of episodes, but it's fundamentally a good story and a very good cast. I really like the flower descriptions at the end.
by quandary
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Team Batista no Eiko - Ito Atsushi &Shirota
Replies: 107
Views: 44016

I don't mind it when some technical details get botched in a medical show, but this is just bonehead stupid for the sake of drama. I had to force myself to watch the last third of the first episode. The Government guy is thinking serial killer when they don't yet have a cause of death. Freakin' nons...
by quandary
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ishihara Satomi
Replies: 53
Views: 50100

Someone plays a little trick on our sweetie-pie and she bears it with good grace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn5KhnXyKG0
by quandary
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 106357

All the girls mentioned here certainly are charming, and I agree to a certain extent, but for me it takes a bit of seasoning and experience for a woman to develop real world class charm. I'm showing my age, but I think I've come to appreciate some things I didn't as a younger man. You simply can't l...
by quandary
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161015

I think the good ratings for the first episode (all I've seen, so far) demonstrate that Maki can draw viewers, but it's going to have to be good to keep them coming back. This doesn't look promising to me, the first episode seemed to take forever to make a few small points. Watching Maki walk around...
by quandary
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161015

OMG, What are Querbeet doing ? !! are they in holiday ? I hope they will never sub a drama again this is the baddest team I ever see. if you take the responsibility to sub this drama .. YOU SUB IT AND FAST OK ? maybe they will give up with innocent love ? Please another team can sub this drama ? If...
by quandary
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 397
Views: 149248

It seems as though a lot of very capable actress and actors are taking the blame for bad scripts in this thread. When someone young, like Horikita Maki for example, is riding a huge wave of popularity, the temptation to cash in and do a lot of work without caring too much about quality must be prett...
by quandary
Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: Hanazakari no kimitachi e - 2008 Special SD (SARS-Fansubs)
Replies: 41
Views: 32438

I really appreciate this being subbed, but has anyone noticed how awful it is? It's a recycled dead plot line. Surely they could come up with something better than this. I'd gladly pay to watch Maki-chan read the phone book, but this falls below even that level. Maki is a seriously good actress and ...
by quandary
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Archived Comments
Topic: AOI Tokugawa eps1-10
Replies: 20
Views: 10304

Thanks so much for doing this. The way they've chosen to tell this story, while being as faithful as they can to history, they also make it more fun to watch than a box of puppies with the subtle comic relief. I'm having a great time watching it. When Hidetada says to his younger brothers; "How...
by quandary
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Pride
Replies: 106
Views: 32918

There are so many good things about this that it's hard to describe them all. Good story, good dialog and a wonderful cast. I'm not at all a hockey fan and found myself cheering. Icemen! When I saw this about a year ago, it was the first time I'd seen Takeuchi Yuko, and I've been searching for every...
by quandary
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 112595

The professor is supposed to be some kind of leading edge physics hot shot, but he always seems to be doing middle school science experiments. Kou-chan made this worth watching all by herself, it had almost nothing else to recommend it, IMO. She so good at the awkward, grumpy, arrogant kind of chara...
by quandary
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ito Misaki
Replies: 267
Views: 118662

marriedtomisaki wrote:Yoko is short for Yama Onna Kabe Onna


Saw it, liked it. Thanks, I was afraid I'd missed something!
by quandary
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ito Misaki
Replies: 267
Views: 118662

silencio wrote:Ivan,

you should watch it! misaki-san's very, very funny in YOKO, completely different (but hot nonetheless!)



Is Yoko the full name of this production? I can't find it and there's no mention of it on any of her filmographies that I can find.
by quandary
Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ito Misaki
Replies: 267
Views: 118662

but i know if she was younger, she'd give the younger actresses very very stiff competition. http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6218/misakiitoh0105du2.jpg It's really a crying shame that actresses in Japan are considered washed up at thirty. I think that thirty is about when most of them are really...
by quandary
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ito Misaki
Replies: 267
Views: 118662

I just finish watching densha otoko. Misaki looks pretty in this series. How should I say it? I guess more women scent :D. But I still like Misaki from Taiho. The character suits her better. Funny, down to earth and smiley... :wub: While watching Densha, I was constantly shouting MURI!!! that means...
by quandary
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Maou (Ohno Satoshi & Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 619
Views: 168181

The over-acting in this is pretty atrocious, but I think it's the directors fault, not the actors, because I've seen most of them do far better work than this. Toma's character needs to switch to decaf and maybe go on a low dose of Prozac. Good story, though, better than average for this kind of thi...
by quandary
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Atsu-hime (Taiga Drama)
Replies: 105
Views: 55147

This is being broadcast on KTSF, channel 26 (last night was episode 18, I think) in the San Francisco bay area on Saturday nights with excellent subs (I don't speak Japanese so what do I know, but they make sense). There aren't enough superlatives to apply, everything is good. Miyazaki Aoi was born ...
by quandary
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hachi-One Diver (81diver)
Replies: 18
Views: 12322

I've seen three episodes now and they better come up with something new, or I'm done. If it's going to be the same thing over and over, it's not going to be worth watching. There were a few throw aways that were pretty funny, but not enough to carry this thing.
by quandary
Mon May 05, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Hokaben (possible spoiler)
Replies: 11
Views: 6513

Hokaben (possible spoiler)

This kind of thing drives me nuts. The writers of some of these dramas don't seem to care whether their characters behave as they would in real life or not. Don't they hire technical advisers? Rookie lawyers, rookie anything, cops, doctors, nurses, don't know much, it's true, but they weren't born y...

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