[Discussion] PRICELESS (Kimura Takuya, Karina)

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[Discussion] PRICELESS (Kimura Takuya, Karina)

Postby Sorvaseven » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:02 am

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Originally a mid-level manager (Kimura Takuya) with a promising future in a big corporation and loved by his subordinates, the life of this elite employee changes dramatically one day. Having for some reason attracted the attention of the senior management, he is framed for a crime which he knows nothing of and forced out of the workplace. Even after that, he is assailed by a series of surprises and in one day, he loses his house, wealth and handphone until he is without a cent to his name. At his wits end, he comes to a park where he encounters two children. Learning from them how to survive even if he does not have money, he somehow weathers this crisis and discovers the truly important and priceless things in life. The good thing about him is that his carefree personality amazingly does not shift. It is not resentment and bitterness that become his driving force, but the love and help of the people he meets that enables him to keep go forward step by step. --JDramas

Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2012-Oct-22 start
Air time: Monday 21:00

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/PRICELESS

http://www.fujitv.co.jp/PRICELESS/index.html
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Postby MarlinaZ » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:55 am

Thanks very much for sharing this exciting news!!!

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Postby sunflower63 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 pm

great news!! I will look forward to this new drama

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Postby sunflower63 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 pm

great news!! I will look forward to this new drama

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Postby sunflower63 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 pm

great news!! I will look forward to this new drama.

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Postby ilovejdramas » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:18 pm

Will watch this because of KimuTaku! :)
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Postby SG-13 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:34 pm

ilovejdramas wrote:Will watch this because of KimuTaku! :)


Ok. And Karina for me!!! :thumleft:

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Postby calimerina » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:58 pm

SG-13 wrote:
ilovejdramas wrote:Will watch this because of KimuTaku! :)


Ok. And Karina for me!!! :thumleft:


I vote for Nakai Kiichi :goggle:

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Postby Sorvaseven » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:50 am

ilovejdramas wrote:Will watch this because of KimuTaku! :)

Same here! But i also like Karina 8). The story seems very interesting. Kimutaku has mostly a role as a "hero" or at least as a smart guy. Maybe his new role is more like a poor fellow?

"he suddenly becomes the scapegoat of a crime he didn't commit. This results in him losing his job, family and money and he has to learn how to survive in such difficult conditions"

I would appreciate this kind of role. I remember an interview with Kimura where he said that he would like to act in an unusual manner.

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Postby Macchan-Hyphen » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:32 am

Repost here the news that I read:

[RUMOR]
Takuya Kimura as a Poor Man in PRICELESS Drama is Unreasonable
August 24, 2012 by anon2805
SMAP‘s Takuya Kimura will be starring in an all-new drama this fall, titled: “PRICELESS“. The story revolves around a normal salaryman who suddenly finds himself fired from his job, losing everything he has, and starts living in streets. Kimura, who has played countless of roles,such as: Public Prosecutor, Prime Minister, and race car driver, will find himself playing the role of an impoverish man.

The drama is yet to start, but it has attracted negative reactions from fans. Even if it just a drama, fans think that it’s unreasonable for someone of Kimura’s caliber and superstar status to play a poor man‘s role. Fans are also worried if televiewers will be able to empathize with Kimura’s character since it’s a well known fact that Kimura is a millionaire and lives a comfortable life.

“He still commands millions of Yen for CMs. During his days-off, he goes out with his family for some surfing, or he can be seen playing golf with Goro Inigaki,” a person who knows Kimura stated.

Furthermore, some are wary with Karina playing the heroine. In fact, rumor has it that even Kimura showed disapproval when Karina got chosen. Although the reason is unknown, some speculates that it has something to do with Karina’s small face and height. Moreover, Kimura was vying for Ayase Haruka to play the heroine, but since Ayase has a full-packed schedule, the role went to Karina.

Lastly, whether the viewers will love the poor man KimuTaku, it’s yet remained to be seen.

source:Jenewsdaily

I will see this drama only for KimuTaku :D, but also the plot seems good and see Kimutaku in a such role it will be funny. For the heroine I too would have preferred Hayase Haruka (Don't kill me now)

P.S. Sorry for my english

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Postby Peggy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 am

Kimura san can play this role with his eyes closed. He has played a poor man before with great effect. His samurai in Bushi no Ichibun was a lowly food taster and he was dismissed after becoming blind from tasting poisonous fish. This was one of his best roles. He is an actor and whether he is a millionaire or not it has nothing to do with acting.

I fail to see what his private life has to do with his professional appearances. Most well known actors and actresses are wealthy but it has nothing to do what roles they tackle.

Nakai has just played an autistic man in 'Ataru' but he is actually a very sharp and clever host and actor and MC of many variety shows. Also a very wealthy man.

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Postby gokidora » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:56 am

Macchan-Hyphen wrote: Takuya Kimura as a Poor Man in PRICELESS Drama is Unreasonable

The only thing the author of this got right was to post anonymously so that in the future no one will know how silly he or she used to be.

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Postby Macchan-Hyphen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:33 am

I haven't still watched Bushi no Ichibun, but I will repair it soon. :thumleft:
Neither I know how the fact he is millionaire or that he goes to play golf has to do with his acting, but you know in Japan (and all over the world) in the entertainment's world are the apparences that count. Or at least I think.

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Postby tag.gadgets » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:33 am

This one is tooo great :)

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Postby Sorvaseven » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:12 am

The upcoming autumn drama "PRICELESS" starring Kimura Takuya will feature the 1968 hit "Jumpin' Jack Flash" from The Rolling Stones as its theme song. [...]

http://doramaworld.blogspot.de/2012/09/ ... lling.html

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Postby gz2009 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:46 pm

gokidora wrote:
Macchan-Hyphen wrote: Takuya Kimura as a Poor Man in PRICELESS Drama is Unreasonable

The only thing the author of this got right was to post anonymously so that in the future no one will know how silly he or she used to be.

The poster is simply repeating what was posted on a Johnny's repeated site in Japan. Here is the original Japanese source of the article (in Japanese):

http://johnnys-watcher.seesaa.net/artic ... 23788.html

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Postby Iris Zephyr » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:45 am

Looks like filming for PRICELESS has begun... :D Here is just a lil behind-the-scenes look courtesy of some very resourceful SMAPPY angels~

Image 1: http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578425_349493961805170_1241286172_n.jpg

Image 2: http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/644257_4554993631903_1836518040_n.jpg

And, a tiny report,

"It was reported that the outdoor shooting was met with hot weather, 23-san (a pun on Kimura-kun's character's name... xD) was sweating. Suddenly he walked towards the reporters on site, asked if they felt hot, then went back to the staff. Shortly, staff brought cold drinks to the reporters."

:wub:

Note: Kimura-kun's character's name is Kindaichi Fumio, which is written as 金田一 二三男.

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Postby yanaliao » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:33 pm

Ahh, my once a year dose of Kimura Takuya. I can't wait for it! Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Postby yanaliao » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:36 am

^Arigatou gozaimasu! Generous SMAPPY gals and Iris for posting. You made my day :cheers:
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Postby Iris Zephyr » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:23 pm

You're welcome, bb~ I'm glad you're enjoying the updates... :D

And, more updates as the drama grows closer... XD Once again, all the credit goes to the generous SMAPPY angels who gathered these~ :wub:

A new preview (with actual scenes from the drama this time LOL!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otfTT3gS35M

News excerpt with "PRICELESS" preview (featuring Kimura-kun and Fujigaya-kun): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Rze6Q6-iA

An article on additional cast members: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/09/additional-cast-members-for-kimura-takuyas-upcoming-drama-revealed/

More behind the scenes and magazine pics: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408447_10151174153228684_586545306_n.jpg , http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/67adf1e6jw1dx9mqipsyej.jpg , http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426198_10151178896458684_1578807077_n.jpg

Kinda related to the drama? XD These are pics from Kimura-kun and Karina's promotion of "PRICELESS" during the filming of the variety show "Ojyamap": http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198558_4611576126430_732385098_n.jpg , http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/644539_4611793691869_29543171_n.jpg

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Postby EriKira » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:12 am

okay,
already 2 doramas in my watching list for next season :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
1. Tokyo Airport
2. PRICELESS

Hope some teams will sub both of them :wub: :wub: :wub:
Toda Erika , Nagasawa Masami , Sawajiri Erika , Horikita Maki , Inoue Mao , Miyazaki Aoi , Sasaki Nozomi, Ueto Aya , Karina , Takei Emi, Arimura Kasumi :wub:

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Postby digitalcoconut » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:10 am

when the drama start? i didnt see airing date in JDrama site i frequently refer nor this thread.

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Postby Iris Zephyr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:43 am

It starts on the 22nd of October~ :-)

The official website is also now up and running: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/PRICELESS/index.html

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Postby ilovejdramas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:58 am

I'm extremely excited to see this! :) It's been awhile since the last time I saw KimuTaku in a drama. :D I'm sure this is gonna be awesome! ♥
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Postby Iris Zephyr » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:40 am

One more day~~~ :wub: *excited* And, the first episode is a 1 and a half hour special~



Just some vids of "PRICELESS" promotions:

"PRICELESS" Press Con: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7JD4YMJSLQ

Another news clip with a behind-the-scenes look at "PRICELESS": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_k-ypYStQg

Kimura, Karina and Fujiki promoting "PRICELESS" on "Gachi de Ii Noni?! Dramatic Living Room": http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDU5NTMzNDI4.html or http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/gPWjVYIaV8A/

Kimura and Karina promoting "PRICELESS" on Ojamap: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDYzMzM1MDY0.html

A fun lil snippet of Karina being called to guest in the Telephone Shocking corner (with guest voice appearances from Kimura and Nakai): http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDU4MDc0NTI0.html

Actual guesting on Waratte Iitomo Telephone Shocking corner: Karina (2012.10.08 ), Fujigaya (2012.10.19) and Kimura (2012.10.22)



And, the "PRICELESS" schedule for tomorrow (2012.10.22):

Mezamashi Terebi - 5.25am to 8.00am (Live studio appearance)

Tokudane! - 8.00am to 9.55am

Non-Stop! - 9.55am to 11.30am

Waratte Iitomo - 12pm to 1pm (Telephone Shocking corner - Kimura)

PRICELESS premier - 9pm to 10.24pm

SMAPxSMAP - 10.30pm to 11.24pm (Guests include the cast of PRICELESS)


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Postby taiyaki-kun » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:57 pm

wow! thank you so much, Iris Zephyr, for so many updates about the drama so far.

I really can't wait for tomorrow's night....always love Takuya's acting <333

BTW, just read this on a SMAP's forum. Hope it's ok to share it here, quite an interesting thought about Takuya in comedic role.

(Credit: rz-jocelyn)

"Where professionals Osamu Suzuki-san and Tsunku-san, and a panel of the women's channel LaLaTV staff take a look at how the dramas in the previous season have matched their expectations, and rate their expectations on the upcoming dramas (including "PRICELESS"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Oy21oIxbw

According to the panel, their highlights of the drama are:

1. Captain returning to Getsuku.

2. The pairing of Captain and Karina.

3. Captain in a comedy drama.

4. How Nakai Kiichi (a veteran actor) will add to the dynamics of Kimura Takuya and Karina, the two actor and actress of a younger generation.

5. (Hopefully) Captain will have some "kakkoii scenes" even though he's playing a homeless person.

I especially love Osamu-san's comment. To quote, "Kimura-kun's biggest weapon in his skills as an actor is, I feel, actually his comedic talents. It is actually very rare to find someone who excels in comedy, like don't we always comment that actors/actresses are really bad at it, but he doesn't get many comedic roles... "HERO" was a somewhat comedic role... There's been very few lighthearted dramas, so... And, since Nakai Kiichi is also really good at it, so I'm really looking forward to the exchanges ("yaritori") between them.""

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Postby charia-chan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:50 pm

Sounds great, looking forward to it.

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Postby Keikan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:20 pm

Just watched the first episode on tv. I fell on it totally by hazard while zapping and decided to continue watching when I saw that both Fujiki Naohito and Kimura Takuya were in it. :P

Spoilers ahoy!

[spoiler]So far it's a pretty average drama. Kimura Takuya is pretty good in his role, and his interactions with the two kids are really cute (love the shower scene, so cute :) ). It was very stupid of him to spend his last 1000 yen (~10 euros) on some shichimi (Japanese spice assortment). xD I love when he tries to convince the manager of a host-club that he's 28 years old. Kimura Takuya sure doesn't look that young anymore!

Karina's character looks like she's a bit of a geek. She collects samurai figurines and eats the kind of strange sandwiches no one ever buys in convenience stores around here lol!

Fujiki Naohito: well you don't see him much so I can't say a lot about his character. He only appears at the beginning of the episode, and a tiny bit near the end.

I have some big problems about realism though when it comes to everything that happens to the main character after he's fired. When his apartment blows up, why aren't the cops/firemen informed? Also, why does he find himself suddenly penniless? I suppose even a man accused of spying on his own company would have a right to receiving a pay... I also don't get why he doesn't try to get help from the people he knows and just decides to sleep outside. They're really making it look like people in Japan don't have rights lol! I guess that's why they call it a "drama". :P [/spoiler]
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Postby popoycanton » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:45 am

who is subbing?

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Postby taiyaki-kun » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:53 am

popoycanton wrote:who is subbing?


I'd love to know, too. Dying to watch the show with subtitles now.

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Postby zweihander11 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:13 pm

I'm loving this show already, full of valuable lessons and wisdom. Plus an awesome cast (*cough* Karina...)
Anyway, just hope it gets better.

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Postby in2sky » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:05 pm

thanks ROLLINS!!!

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Postby Rollins » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:17 am

Since I'm working on another drama this season as well, I'm attempting to try and sub 2 shows in the same season for the first time!

I'm looking for anyone interested in helping translate (perhaps doing part of an episode) or QC, please let me know! PM or email rollinsfansubs at gmail.

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Postby taiyaki-kun » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:52 pm

Thank you so much, Rollins, for your hard work. We can certainly wait. Please take your time.

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Postby counsel05 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:01 am

What else could I ask for in this drama... Takuya Kimura, Fujiki Naohito (how i wish Fukuyama Masaharu is casted as well LOL) plus Karina and then a funny and touching story.

Way to go.

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Postby larcism » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:35 pm

this dorama is like a double jackpot to me. both kimutaku & naohito fujiki on the same screen :w000t: and keeps getting more and more entertaining by episodes.
luv the characters of nikaido-san and moai-san XD

thank you for subbing and sharing! :thumright:

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Postby TempestRider » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:08 pm

cant wait to watch this drama! :cheers:

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Postby aznblade » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Not sure if it's a spoiler but... [spoiler]holy f***, kojima haruna is in episode 3 \0/[/spoiler]

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Postby RetroHelix » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:03 pm

I'm only one episode in and so far I like the drama but it really is bugging me how unrealistic the whole thing is (same as Keikan stated earlier):
[spoiler]He got fired but isn't there a last pay check? Gas explosion... what did the police said? What about insurance? Seems like he has no relatives but what about friends? And what about unemployment benefits?
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Another thing is the granny who cares for the kids. Why does she have to look like a witch from an old bedtime story? I bet she will be the "good ghost" showing Ebenezer Scrooge the right way.
Most times I like the new comedic touches they make to every new drama but I get he feeling Japan's doramas are transforming into american comedy (the shows with the live audience laughing about everything).

Ill will watch this till the end since the first episode was quite entertaining and Kimura Takuyas acting is a joy to watch.

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Postby quandary » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:56 pm

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 excuse, makes no sense. What company would allow enough access by anyone in it's sales force to enable it? The fact that they didn't call the cops right then should demonstrate what a sham it was. With this beginning the series should be about a wrongful termination suit. There are ways to do this that make sense, I wonder why they didn't make use of them. [/spoiler]

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Postby seirin » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:23 am

quandary wrote: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 excuse, makes no sense. What company would allow enough access by anyone in it's sales force to enable it? The fact that they didn't call the cops right then should demonstrate what a sham it was. With this beginning the series should be about a wrongful termination suit. There are ways to do this that make sense, I wonder why they didn't make use of them. [/spoiler]


Continue watching and you will realize there's a reason behind it. But this type of plot reminds me of Korean dramas rather than Jdramas. I'm sure you take my hint if I mention stereotypical kdramas.

Keikan wrote:
[spoiler]It was very stupid of him to spend his last 1000 yen (~10 euros) on some shichimi (Japanese spice assortment). xD

I have some big problems about realism though when it comes to everything that happens to the main character after he's fired. When his apartment blows up, why aren't the cops/firemen informed? Also, why does he find himself suddenly penniless? I suppose even a man accused of spying on his own company would have a right to receiving a pay... I also don't get why he doesn't try to get help from the people he knows and just decides to sleep outside. They're really making it look like people in Japan don't have rights lol! I guess that's why they call it a "drama". :P [/spoiler]


Some people live for the day so they spend all their earnings. He's one of them. Also, if you specifically ordered for an item the owner doesn't have and finally obtains it for you. I think he has an obligation to purchase it.

Regarding the other matter
[spoiler]They probably skipped the part with the police investigation on his house blowing up. Since it's planned, they probably made it look like an accident. Like he forgot to turn on off the gas stove or something which caused a fire and made the apt blew up.

He's penniless because he spends all his money. He eats and drink expensive food and orders items online at exorbitant prices (auctions). I also think they can withhold the pay by claiming he's been scamming money from the company by selling secrets. As for trying to get help from people he knows. He has a lot of pride. His co-workers don't want anything to do with him and talk behind his back. He didn't want his gf to know he got fired. I don't think he wants his friends (if he has any outside of work) to know about it either.

As for people not having any rights. It's the power issue. People on top with power can crush people at the bottom easily. This is reality. It actually happens in real life. If the people at the top want you gone, they can make up as many reasons as they want to kick you out.[/spoiler]

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Postby Peggy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:42 am

8) It's just a drama. You can't expect anything to have a sensible reason for being
the way it is. I think it's a comedy not real life.

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Postby TempestRider » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Peggy wrote:8) It's just a drama. You can't expect anything to have a sensible reason for being
the way it is. I think it's a comedy not real life.


i've been trying hard to DL this drama for days now but everytime i try, an error occurs :cry: i wish i could watch this drama soon..i feel this is going to be good just like his other series :-)

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Postby DragonSpikeXIII » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:09 pm

PRICELESS is an exciting and heartfelt drama, truly a return to form for Kimutaku!

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Postby RetroHelix » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:04 pm

Peggy wrote:8) It's just a drama. You can't expect anything to have a sensible reason for being
the way it is. I think it's a comedy not real life.

You got a point there :)
Ok, but there are some inconsistencies that could have been easily avoided. Anyway I really enjoy watching it. Just saw the second episode and had to laugh out loud when I saw the Shomuni scene. Only the cat was missing^^ There series itself reminded me of Konna Koi no Hanashi althoug there are no real resemblances.

To anyone who really stopped watching the drama after the first episode: Give it another try!

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Postby TempestRider » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:19 am

i love this drama! i finally had the chance to wtch all 3 epis and i have to say i'm hooked. can't wait for epi 4. :P i'm beginning to love kindaichi's expression..KimuTaku plays the role so well :wub:

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Postby ilovejdramas » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:59 am

Loved the series! :) Episode 4 blew my mind! :D
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Postby TempestRider » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:02 pm

another heartwarmng episode (epi 4 :P )..loved it! :wub: moai-san is truly turning out to be the secret hero...can't wait for nx wk! :P

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Postby zorkaz » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:51 pm

How the hell can Moai san now be pennyless...?!

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Postby Romance » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:44 am

AMazing drama!

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Postby GaussAlgorithmus » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:58 am

Priceless has really met if not exceeded my expectations. Up till now, it has good mixture of enjoyable characters, enjoyable actors, nice story, "heartwarming" moments but without beeing TOO dramatic. Also, the story arc is quite interesting up to now and I am really looking forward, to what will happen in the next episodes.

Another big "plus" to me in this dorama are the actors:
- Karina is "ok" for me. I'm not a fan, but I think she fits the role she is playing quite nicely
- Kimura Takuya has accompanied me through the years of watching Jdramas. He starred in the main role in one of the first five doramas I've watched (Pride) and I guess I've watched one of his doramas nearly every year (not in chronological order though). Engine is still one of my favourites. I simply like him quite much.
- Nakai Kiichi was one of the biggest discoveries in the last months to me. The moment I saw him in "Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi", I liked him. I really took to him in the first few minutes, and I LOVE him in this role. And the character he plays is also really nice. :)

After having watched the first few episodes, I'm really looking forward to the next ones. :)

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Postby t12345 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:54 am

Nakai Kiichi, Banzai!

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Postby taiyaki-kun » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:18 am

I enjoyed watching Priceless very much so far. :wub:

Although there're some parts where I had questions like some of us here, I'll wait to see how the story unfolds till I judge it. Plus, I think it's the scriptwriter's intention to include many absurd scenes to create a comedic effect. I literally laughed at many scenes even though I had some question marks in my head while watching those scenes....haha

The balance between comedy and light-hearted family drama is very good so far. While many scenes called for a good laugh, at the same time there're several scenes that made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Other than the story itself, the cast is a big attraction in this drama. I especially love the chemistry between Takuya and Nakai Kiichi. They can fine tune their comedic rhythm with each other so well. Both of them are very natural in carrying out comedic scenes, truly the star of the show! Love all the other cast in the show as well, awesome cast! :thumright:

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Postby TempestRider » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:52 am

taiyaki-kun wrote:I enjoyed watching Priceless very much so far. :wub:

Other than the story itself, the cast is a big attraction in this drama. I especially love the chemistry between Takuya and Nakai Kiichi. They can fine tune their comedic rhythm with each other so well. Both of them are very natural in carrying out comedic scenes, truly the star of the show! Love all the other cast in the show as well, awesome cast! :thumright:


it's one awesome show, indeed! :thumright: waiting for epi 5, can't wait to watch it :-) this drama is one of TK's best, i'm definitely hooked. a lot of fans are skeptical at first about Takuya playing this kind of role but i think he's playing the part so well..go, Kindaichi-san! :P

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Postby SusieQ » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:03 am

Oh my gosh! For me this series got off to such a bad start, but after episode 5 I LOVE it!

The chemistry between Kimura and Nakai is undeniably the best thing. They're all so silly and natural sometimes and even Karina fits right in. I can't wait to see how it continues! =D
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Postby lems9 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:35 am

how many episodes this series have? :goggle:

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Postby mr leonheart » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:19 am

woow....kimura takuya....I like so much every dorama which is stared by him.....

hahahaha

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Postby digitalcoconut » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:12 am

im enjoying it, but its too comical..

moai-san suddenly become penni-less, got a proper job but choose to help sell a hotdog.. meh..

its too comical in reality, but im enjoying it.. kimura and the others did well, but certainly not kimura's best drama.. his gf's father seem an interesting new character..

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Postby in2sky » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:09 am

digitalcoconut wrote:im enjoying it, but its too comical..

moai-san suddenly become penni-less, got a proper job but choose to help sell a hotdog.. meh..

its too comical in reality, but im enjoying it.. kimura and the others did well, but certainly not kimura's best drama.. his gf's father seem an interesting new character..


don't forget one thing, dramas have simple plots that everybody can understand. they are written by oyajis and their main audience are obasan. I can imagine them watching the show while cooking :)

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Postby Peggy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:33 pm

:scratch: How too comical ?

If you see a funny scene it has been written that way so the actors play it that way.

Good for the actors. It will then bring more emotion and pathos of any serious scene when that comes along.

If you want REALLY comic you might watch the Korean drama 'OOLALA Couple' Now that is comical verging on slapstick. But it is funny, as it is supposed to be. Very racy for a Korean drama. :goggle:

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Postby in2sky » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 pm

Peggy wrote::scratch: How too comical ?

If you see a funny scene it has been written that way so the actors play it that way.

Good for the actors. It will then bring more emotion and pathos of any serious scene when that comes along.

If you want REALLY comic you might watch the Korean drama 'OOLALA Couple' Now that is comical verging on slapstick. But it is funny, as it is supposed to be. Very racy for a Korean drama. :goggle:


I'm definitely into the comic side of this show.
I think there aren't enough funny hysterical shows anymore, like say,
My Boss My Hero, Tokkyu Tanaka 3 go or Yama Onna Kabe Onna...

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Postby Peggy » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:13 am

Well you know they say that comedy is much harder to do than any drama. The timing has to be exact and even a standup comedian can go flat if they lose the timing. Jack Benny was the master of timing.

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Postby TempestRider » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:58 am

has anybody watched epi6 of this drama? :-)

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Postby digitalcoconut » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:05 am

TempestRider wrote:has anybody watched epi6 of this drama? :-)


its a totally risky and unreal business move, the best ever thermos project.. especially for penny-less trio..

i think editing mistake on ep06. the journalist suppose to see the new thermos before the electrical shop withdraw the sale, not after..

im still enjoy it though..

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Postby GaussAlgorithmus » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:37 am

digitalcoconut wrote:i think editing mistake on ep06. the journalist suppose to see the new thermos before the electrical shop withdraw the sale, not after


I think the electrical shops boss said something like "We have to remove them from the shelves tomorrow". The reporter was strolling through the shop in the evening, before it closed its doors. So I don't think that it is an error, I think they did it on purpose for more "suspense", so taht the reporter can find this thing literally "in the last seconds".

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Postby TempestRider » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:33 am

@digitalcoconut: yup, i think it was a risky move to invest on the thermos but knowing kIndaichi-san's "never give up" character, i think i can understand why he did it.:-)

i'm loving this drama more and more, can't wait for epi7 :cheers:

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Postby digitalcoconut » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:55 am

GaussAlgorithmus wrote:
digitalcoconut wrote:i think editing mistake on ep06. the journalist suppose to see the new thermos before the electrical shop withdraw the sale, not after


I think the electrical shops boss said something like "We have to remove them from the shelves tomorrow". The reporter was strolling through the shop in the evening, before it closed its doors. So I don't think that it is an error, I think they did it on purpose for more "suspense", so taht the reporter can find this thing literally "in the last seconds".


yeah, i understood the purpose.. just want give us a 'cliff hanger'..

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Postby switchgirl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:44 pm

Since I watched the first episode, I had no idea whether I'll continue to watch again or not. It's not too worthy but good enough. Then I'd tried to watch the second episode and it's better than the previous one. So.. I wonder that I have to continue watching this dorama.. :-)

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Postby kangxy67 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:43 am

zorkaz wrote:How the hell can Moai san now be pennyless...?!


The working Japanese husbands normally give their monthly salaries to their wives and get pocket money in return, from what I know. Of course, it might not be the reason, but the wife (and daughter) werent very happy with Moai in the first place, so... it's a drama anyway. xD

It was outrageous when I saw the news that fans were angry and demanding that KimuTaku cannot play the role of a poor guy. But when I watched it, I felt that he was too good and... civilised/cultivated(?) looking to pull off the look well for me. But of course, I'm not going to say no to eyecandy on screen. :P

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Postby Peggy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:04 am

:roll
Kimura san was a poor guy in Bushi no Ichibun. Nothing wrong with that role or performance. Good samurai attire. Lost his jpb as food taster.

Just because he is wearing a modern business suit he can still be poor after being fired from his job this time around

Some people in some audiences have no idea what acting is all about.
I think they think it is real life and they will bump into Kindaichi down the street one day. :whistling:

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Postby kangxy67 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:16 am

Lol, that was just a personal opinion. I can see that many people are still enjoying the drama. It just didnt work as well for me. And it wasnt just because he's in a suit. Not like he was in a suit during the whole episode anyway.

I still love KimuTaku, just that this wouldnt be one of my favourite works of his. That's all.

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Postby taiyaki-kun » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:43 am

kangxy67 wrote:It was outrageous when I saw the news that fans were angry and demanding that KimuTaku cannot play the role of a poor guy. But when I watched it, I felt that he was too good and... civilised/cultivated(?) looking to pull off the look well for me. But of course, I'm not going to say no to eyecandy on screen. :P


I think it suits the plot though. Kindaichi wasn't born poor, it just so happened that he one day suddenly became penniless. Originally, he's a man who lived quite a decent life, having a secure job and good pay. So, I don't think it's gonna make sense if he'll suddenly look like a complete rag once he fell into homelessness.

And if you consider the fact that he actually has a place to live and take a bath, etc., it's gonna be even more ridiculous if he looks like any normal homeless you find on the street. :P

Also, it's not just Kindaichi though, if you look at all the residents in that whole Happiness apartment, everyone looks too good to be a penniless (in your interpretation) :-)

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Postby kangxy67 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:04 am

taiyaki-kun wrote:
kangxy67 wrote:It was outrageous when I saw the news that fans were angry and demanding that KimuTaku cannot play the role of a poor guy. But when I watched it, I felt that he was too good and... civilised/cultivated(?) looking to pull off the look well for me. But of course, I'm not going to say no to eyecandy on screen. :P


I think it suits the plot though. Kindaichi wasn't born poor, it just so happened that he one day suddenly became penniless. Originally, he's a man who lived quite a decent life, having a secure job and good pay. So, I don't think it's gonna make sense if he'll suddenly look like a complete rag once he fell into homelessness.

And if you consider the fact that he actually has a place to live and take a bath, etc., it's gonna be even more ridiculous if he looks like any normal homeless you find on the street. :P

Also, it's not just Kindaichi though, if you look at all the residents in that whole Happiness apartment, everyone looks too good to be a penniless (in your interpretation) :-)


Thank you for a polite reply/explanation.

Yea, that makes more sense. For some reason, I've had an impression that Kindaichi is going to look like a complete rag despite being just fired.


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