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Dramas Recommended for Middle-Aged Women?

Postby Zu » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:10 am

Hello all. =]

Can anyone recommend good dramas for the older, middle-aged audience? Preferably Japanese dramas, but Korean dramas are fine.

Please and thank you. <3

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Postby shewolf53 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:55 am

Hi all

Hi Zu.

I'm also interested in Japanese dramas too. Would also like some ideas as to which ones they would recommend we watch.

What type of dramas do you like Zu?

I like good comedy, romance, and horror dramas or movies.

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Postby oyone » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:12 am

I reccomend Beautiful Life..with Kimura Takuya and Tokiwa Takako. It's always been one of my favourites. Also, Aishiteru to Itte kure is good. That has Tokiwa Takako in it too. Enjoy!

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Postby groink » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:35 am

I'm not sure if the following dramas have English subtitles, but I'd recommend Jigoku no Sata mo Yome Shidai. It uses the typical Japanese mother-in-law vs daughter genre.

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

Another good one is Hanayome wa Yakudoshi, which is about a women reporter who goes undercover by pretending to be the fiance of a man who was raised on a farm. Mother-in-law from hell in this one, too.

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

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Postby quashlo » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:30 am

Jukunen Rikon.
Really, really good drama that appeals to a more mature audience and discusses a theme (divorce after retirement) that middle-aged or older couples in Japan face.
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Postby shewolf53 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:25 pm

Hi

Thank you guys for all the wonderful info on what dramas to watch. I'm going to get started on them right now.

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Postby saigo_x » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:48 am

Alone In Love seemed targeted at an older audience than most KDramas I've seen.

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Re: Dramas Recommended for Middle-Aged Women?

Postby marienella_m » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:53 pm

Zu wrote:Hello all. =]

Can anyone recommend good dramas for the older, middle-aged audience? Preferably Japanese dramas, but Korean dramas are fine.

Please and thank you. <3


Saito-san
Jukunen Rikon
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Toshishita No Otoko

for Korean dramas, try:
Yellow Handkerchief
Rosemary
My Rosy Life

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Postby makino » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:00 pm

One dorama that I really enjoyed was Karei-naru Ichizoku.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Karei-naru_Ichizoku
Personally I think it's the best drama I have seen out of all the korean, japanese, or taiwainese dramas I have watched. The storyline is well developed and Kimura Takuya does an excellent job portraying his character.
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Postby salma1988 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:09 pm

well my top best dramas are:
1- my girl
2- devil beside you aka dby
3- why why love
4-it started with a kiss 1&2
5-hana yori dango 1&2
believe me you'll never ever find somehing better :thumright:

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Postby missyu76 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:10 pm

Here's my top 5...for now.

Japanese:
1. 1 Litre of Tears
2. Boku Dake no Madonna
3. Nodame Cantabile
4. Hana Yori Dango
5. Majo no Jouken

Korean:
1. Beautiful Days
2. Coffee Prince
3. Soulmate
4. My Girl
5. A Love to Kill (except for the last 4 episodes.)

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Postby aznl0ver005 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:38 pm

TOP TW DRAMA:
1. Devil Beside You
2. Why Why Love
3. Corner With Love
4. ISWAK

TOP KRN DRAMA:
1. My Girl
2. I'm Sorry I Love You
3. Full House
4. Dal Ja's Spring
5. Witch Yoo Hee

I love korean dramas the most! can anybody recommend me some romantic love stories. i love the dramas that make me tear up.

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the best/the worst

Postby miss_procrastination » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:40 pm

the absolute best.

1) my girl (korean)
2) hana yori dango (japanese)
3) devil beside you (taiwanese)
4) smiling pasta (taiwanese)
5) they kiss again (taiwanese)

the absolute worst.

1) meteor garden (AWFUL!)

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the best.

Postby miss_procrastination » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:40 am

the absolute best.

my girl (korean)
hana yori dango (japanese)
devil beside you (taiwanese)
smiling pasta (taiwanese)
full house (korean)
they kiss again (taiwanese)
hana kimi (japanese)
corner with love (taiwanese)
why why love (taiwanese)
coffee prince (korean)
gokusen 1 (japanese)
dal ja's spring (korean)

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Postby alcozar » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:10 pm

Not complete yet but recommend Hyena to anyone who hasn't started watching it yet (age 19+ only).
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Postby joykimlee » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:55 pm

Jdramas:
1) 1 Litre of Tears
2) Nodame Cantabile
3) Anego
4) Haken no Hinkaku
5) Hotaru no Hikari

Kdramas:
1) Dae Jang Geum
2) Full House
3) Dalja's Spring
4) Witch Yoo Hee
5) Sassy Girl Chun Hyang

TWdramas:
1) Prince Turn Frog
2) Hana Kimi
3) Smile Pasta
4) Bull Fighting
5) Fated To Love You

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Postby Silentwolfdog » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:31 am

I am looking for unique comedy.

I am not sure what type of comedy it is, but it's filled with oddball characters or hilarious character/situation. Prefer those that have involved more than just two people, character development or friendship and/or sense of family being developed.

I want something like those I have seen.

Akihabara@DEEP
Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Kisarazu Cat's Eye
KO One
Bad Family
Evasive Inquiry Agency
Yukan Club
Hong Gil Dong

I am not looking for romantic comedy since it's easy to find but if the show ending up have it like Hong Gil Dong or Evasive Inquiry Agency then it's fine. I am just looking for weird yet hilarious story/character.

It's so hard to find more.

Hope what I am asking make sense?

I don't want sad ending and as actress from Evasive Inquiry Agency put it the best, a show for us to relax and enjoy.

Thanks in advance.
There are also deaf fans of Asian drama, so it would help all of us if spoken English is subbed as well even if it is just one word or one sentence out of whole sentences. So we would not be lost when subtitles suddenly disappered when they speak little English.

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best new drama?

Postby himenajima » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:10 am

Looking for a new drama to get hooked on any suggestions?
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Postby wai_muna » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:47 am

yehh...me too...any new drama...its been so long since i watch koren drama...the last drama i watched was...hermm...i odnt remeber the title...huhuhuuh

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Postby Archaenon » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:25 pm

My all time tops.
1. Hana Yori Dango
2. GoonG
3. Who are you?
4. My Boss , My Hero ( Both the series and the Korean movie actually )
5. Fantasty Couple


J-Drama tops
1. Hana Yori Dango
2. My Boss My Hero
3. Gokusen ( Season 1 & 2 , not so much the 3rd so far )
4. Mukudono 2003 & 2001
5. Ikeburo West Gate Park

K-drama
1. GoonG
2. Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung
3. Fantasy Couple
4. Who are you?
5. Legend/Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi

TW-Drama
1. Hana Kimi ( sooo much better then the JP version )
2. KO-One / Zhong Yi Ban
3. The X-Family
4. Meteor Garden I & II
5. It started with a kiss & They Kiss Again

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Postby adigoni » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:41 pm

1)the rose 2)meteor garden 3)devil beside you (currently I watch "bull fighiting" great drama) (taiwan)
1)hana yori dango 2)pride 3)nodame cantabile (currently I watch "hataraki man" and "zettai kareshi") (japan)
1)full house 2)9 end 2 outs (currently I watch"hello my teacher" and "sweet buns" (korea)
All of them : romance-comedy or romance, with happy ending

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Postby nankasento » Sun May 04, 2008 9:58 pm

1. Nobuta wo Produce
2. Densha Otoko
3. Moto Kare
4. Akihabara@DEEP
5. Hanayome wa Yakudoshi

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Postby kevinkgood » Sat May 10, 2008 6:14 am

K-drama:
1. Coffee Prince (Really can't get enough of this drama)
2. Sweet 18 (Found myself smiling through every episode)
3. Lovers (um, wow)
4. My Lovely Sam Soon
5. Capital Scandal (Sooo hilarious and yet serious at the same time)
The ones that were oh so close to making the list: Goong, Full House, Wonderful Life, My Girl, Sassy Girl Choon Hyang, The Vineyard Man

J-drama:
1. Densha Otoko (First drama ever, got me addicted)
2. 1 Liter of Tears (If I were to recommend one drama everyone should watch, it would be this one)
3. Hotaru no Hikari (I just can't not like this drama)
4. Proposal Daisakusen (I thought it would be repetitive and boring but I was sooooo wrong, and the ending song is reaaaally good hahaha)
5. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (Oh man, soooo funny)
Wow, had a really hard time with the J-dramas. The ones that didn't make it but so deserve to be there, (Anything with Kimura Takuya), Koi Ni Ochitara, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Kurosagi, Orange Days, Jikou Keisatsu (want laughs, watch this), Ikebukuro West Gate Park (has the comedy and the seriousness), Nodame Cantabile (can't believe this one is not up there), Bara no Nai Hanaya, GTO, Gokusen, My Boss My Hero (Also watch this for laughs)

TW-drama:
Only seen Romantic Princess which was pretty good and then half of Devil Beside You. The acting just got too annoying. Hopefully will start watching TW-dramas again. Keep hearing My Lucky Star is good so maybe I'll start with that.

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Teacher/Student Dramas....

Postby loveme23 » Wed May 14, 2008 6:20 pm

I was wondering if there is any other good drama like GTO, Gokusen or My Boss, My Hero.....Any recommendations?

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Postby groink » Wed May 14, 2008 6:24 pm

Kinpachi Sensei - can't get any better than this series.

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Postby whatever0024 » Wed May 14, 2008 6:32 pm

Rookies.

I'm currently watching the first episode. My first impression is, the storyline's been done before and done much better and more effectively, but I'll watch a few more episodes. If I don't get suck in by the storyline, I'll probably not finish it.

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Postby Rori » Thu May 15, 2008 5:13 am

ROOKIES is definitely my favorite drama this season. Worth giving it a try and see at least.

Also Dragon Zakura.
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Postby zyrene » Thu May 15, 2008 1:46 pm

Puzzle ---> its good and funny... although its episodic type...

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Postby MochaValencia » Fri May 16, 2008 11:52 am

Well, this is not exactly from this season, but I really loved Jyoou no Kyoushitsu (The Queen's Classroom). :thumright: :lol
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Postby Demz » Sun May 18, 2008 12:19 pm

I really liked Edison no haha, http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Edison_no_Haha
Itoh Misaki in a good role for once.

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Postby yunizuka » Mon May 19, 2008 2:12 pm

Hello my teacher with gong yoo is pretty good :)

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FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Postby dOtiNg » Mon May 19, 2008 2:23 pm

MAJO NO JOUKEN :lol
-Matsushima Nanako :P
-Takizawa Hideaki :P

the song also beri nice
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FIRST LOVE

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Postby magicmusic » Fri May 23, 2008 10:47 am

Can anyone recommend me some good dramas where romance is not a central theme? I am SICK to death of boy meets girl crap.

I haven't seen so many dramas thus far, but I really liked (like):
1 Litre of Tears
Attention Please
Last Friends
Life

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Postby jing0417 » Tue May 27, 2008 8:21 am

jdramas:

1. hana yori dango
2. orange days
3. gokusen
4. GTO
5. Hana KImi



Kdramas:

1. Coffee Prince
2. My LOvely sam soon
3. Wonderful Life
4. Sweet 18
5. Goong


Taiwanese:

1. They Kiss Again
2. It started with a kiss
3. Devil Beside you
4. Romantic Princess
5. Snow angel

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Postby Foxyaria » Thu May 29, 2008 1:34 am

I think I've OD on 4 sided triangles I can't watch anymore, I'm all burned out! Someone please recommend something that isn't boy meets girl, boy has psycho ex-girlfriend and girl fails to notice boy she considers a friend is crazy about her and/or turns out to be just plain crazy.

I need a change of pace. I like romance with comedy as long as it's not too slapstick and I could even live with a triangle as long as its not a psycho third party.

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Postby kevinkgood » Thu May 29, 2008 1:56 am

Hotaru no Hikari I think would fit. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko I think might fit though there is only a slight show of romance. Hope that helps.

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Postby Tofuspeedstar » Thu May 29, 2008 2:06 am

Too many...

Stand Up!!
GTO
Taiyou No Kisetsu (nobody ever likes this one though =/)
Summer Snow
Hana Yori Dango/Hana Yori Dango S. 2

No particular order.

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ROFL Drama

Postby Rajibu » Fri May 30, 2008 11:02 am

I hurt my ankle and can't do much for the couple of days/weeks. :cry:

So I could use some cheer up and the best way to do that is to watch hilarious drama's...could anyone recommend me their most funniest drama? :-)

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Postby Foxyaria » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:52 am

kevinkgood wrote:Hotaru no Hikari I think would fit. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko I think might fit though there is only a slight show of romance. Hope that helps.


Too many...

Stand Up!!
GTO
Taiyou No Kisetsu (nobody ever likes this one though =/)
Summer Snow
Hana Yori Dango/Hana Yori Dango S. 2

No particular order.


Cheers, I'll give them a go.

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Re: ROFL Drama

Postby kevinkgood » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:27 pm

Rajibu wrote:I hurt my ankle and can't do much for the couple of days/weeks. :cry:

So I could use some cheer up and the best way to do that is to watch hilarious drama's...could anyone recommend me their most funniest drama? :-)


Kisarazu Cat's Eye, My Boss My Hero, Jikou Keisatsu. I found Capital Scandal hilarious as well.

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Postby miss_procrastination » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:07 am

the revised list


The overall BEST

1) My Girl
2) Goong
3) Devil Beside You
4) Hana Yori Dango
5) Smiling Pasta

taiwanese

1) Devil Beside You (sigh, mike he)
2) Smiling Pasta (so cute)
3) Fated To Love You (Chen Qiao En is adorable)
4) Ying Ye 3+1 (it has EVERYTHING, romance, comedy, action...and Chen Qiao En & Ming Dao's chemistry is completely believable and lovable)
5) They Kiss Again (The sequel to It Started With A Kiss was WAY better)

korean

1) My Girl
2) Goong
3) Dal Ja's Spring
4) Coffee Prince
5) Full House

japanese

1)Hana Yori Dango 1 & 2
2) Gokusen 1, 2, & 3
3) Hana Kimi
4) Absolute Boyfriend


THE WORST

1) Meteor Garden
2) Love Contract
3) My Sister-in Law is Nineteen

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Postby Suicide_Angel » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:33 am

I was wondering if someone could recommend any dramas for me. Preferably one thats complete (doesn't have to be), and has a happy ending. I would like it to be similar to my favorites like ISWAK, HYD, Smiling Pasta, Sweet Relationship, etc...

Heres a list of the dramas I've watched. The ones that I bolded are my favorites...the italicized ones I didn't like or didn't care for too much...


Japanese-


Forbidden love
Nobuta wo Produce
Kimi wa petto
Hana Yori Dango
Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari- Imakiyo-san
Hana Yori Dango 2
Hana Kimi
GTO
Iryu Team Medical Dragon Season 1
Yukan Club -Leisure Club
Strawberry on the Shortcake -
Detective Conan Special 1&2
Iryu Team Medical Dragon Season 2
With Love-
Long Vacation
1 Liter Tears
Himitsu no Hanazono
Liar Game
Binbo Danshi
Zettai Kareshi
Edison No Haha
Gokusen Season 1, 2, & 3
RH Plus

Korean-

Full House
My Girl
Sweet 18
Wonderful Life
My name is Kim Sam Soon
Taste sweet love/ Snow White
Hanoi Bride
My sister in law is 19
Only You
1% of anything/something
A Successful Story of a Bright Girl
My Love Patzzi

Goong
Fireworks
Coffee Prince
Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy/Hello My teacher
Bad Family

Taiwanese-

It started with a Kiss
Devil beside you
Prince Turned Frog
Marmalade boy
Mars
Love Contract
Smiling Pasta
Summer X Summer
My Lucky Star
Marry Me
Corner with Love
Why Why Love
Silence
Romantic Princess
It Started With A Kiss -They Kiss Again
Sweet Relationship
Fated to Love You
So Im not Handsome?
Nine Ball
Rolling Love
Wish to See You Again
Meteor Garden
Magic Ring

Any Suggestions are welcome!!! Please and Thank You :wub:
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Postby missyu76 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:08 am

I'm going to my top 12 favorites
1. 1 Litre of tears (Japanese)
2. Coffee Prince (Korean)
3. ISWAK 1and 2 (taiwanese)
4. Goong / Princess hours (korean)
5. Beautiful Days (Korean)
6. Nodame Cantabile (Japanese)
7. Boku Dake no Madonna (Japanese)
8. Majo no Jouken (Japanese)
9. Soulmate (Korean)
10. Hana Yori Dango 1and 2 (Japanese)
11. A Love to Kill (Korean)
12. Kurosagi (Japanese)

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Postby b-ruth » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:49 am

for me, the best 5 are.......

1)"who are you"-(hoping there will be a part 2)

2)"what star did you come from"

3)"crazy for you"

4)"autumn tale","summer scent"

5)"powerful opponents"-i"m to death to see or to know whom cha young jin end up but i'm wishing she will be with yoo gwang pil coz they are cute together

*all dramas starred by yoon kye sang,kim rae won,song seung hun-so pls. more projects to them

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Postby mirech » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:05 am

sailor fuku kikanju (just not bad)
remote
sexy, voice and robo
yaoh (the drummer in nagase tomoya's band is the main actor)
attack no. 1
dragon zakura
fugoh keiji 1 & 2
gokusen 1 & 2 (the third is still playing in japan and i haven't seen it yet)
ikebokuro west gate park
liar game
my boss my hero
tiger and dragon



(this is the drama that i know uninvolved with romance.....or romance is not what it's all about)

p/s: i've watched all of 'em
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Postby fizzlex3mh » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:40 pm

magicmusic wrote:Can anyone recommend me some good dramas where romance is not a central theme? I am SICK to death of boy meets girl crap.


Only one series comes to mind: Mixed-Up Investigative Agency (also known as Evasive Inquiry Agency). Probably the only Korean drama that doesn't revolve around the romance theme, and it's fantastic!
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Postby nozomi05 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:25 pm

My top 5 pick: (in order)

DAMO
I'm Sorry I Love You
Dal-ja's Spring
Coffee Prince
My Girl

Japanese:

Gokusen
Nobuta wo Produce
Brother Beat
Proposal Daisuken
Hana-kimi

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Postby cuteangelika » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:28 pm

my top pick for recent dramas...

- last scandal (kdrama)

- change (jdrama)

magicmusic, im the total opposite... i looook for romance in every drama i watch and get bored if i dont find any. I t just makes me feel happy after watching, plus, my husband benefits from it too, i feel so in love afterwards so im so much nicer to him. haha..

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Postby Lally » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:02 pm

These are all the dramas I've watched so far and my personal ratings (out of 10) for them:

J-dramas:

A Million Stars Falling From the Sky --- 8.5
- It's angsty, addictive and KimuTaku is great as always

Beautiful Life --- 8.5
- A real tearjerker and does well portraying the life of disabled people

Hana Yori Dango --- 8.0
- The only fluff worth watching imo. I fell in love with MatsuJun after watching this

Hana Yori Dango --- 7.0
- Nowhere near as good as the first. I just watched it in case anything major happened (which didn't)

Kimi wa Petto --- 8.5
- Maybe it's cause I love the manga so I loved this too. In any case, it was different and refreshing to see an older female lead, and the relationship between Sumire and Momo is interesting and well explored

Long Vacation --- 9.0
- I admit this is not everyone's cup of tea. It's very nineties indeed, and the female lead seems to grate on some people. However, I love it because I think it captures the relationship between the leads so very well. My personal fave

Summer Snow --- 8.0
- Another tearjerker which I watched a long time ago (I remember not crying lol). It was pretty good but I thought it lacked real substance

Orange Days --- 8.5
- A drama that really rang true for me. I felt it portrayed college life very accurately, and the relationships were interesting and the storyline not too contrived. What I would have liked is more focus on Shohei and Akane, but hey we can't have it all ^^

J-dramas I have not yet finished watching:

Hana-Kimi --- 6.0
- Very meh. I found it too boring, silly and contrived to continue watching, even with Shun in it =(

Koukou Kyoushi --- 7.5
- Looks promising indeed. Will continue watching

A Litre of Tears --- 7.0
- Looks like another tearjerker. I think I'll leave this till when I'm in the mood to be thoroughly depressed

Nobuta wo Produce --- 7.5
- A bit off the wall but looks fun

Nodame Cantabile --- 8.5
- Very funny but I won't watch the rest till I've finished the manga


K-dramas:

Dal Ja's Spring --- 8.5
- I loved this drama. Again, the lead character is an older woman with relationship problems. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and is just very heart-warming and funny

Damo --- 9.0
- One of my faves. It's not overly long and the storyline is sophisticated and interesting. The acting is superb and the locations used are quite simply amazing

Full House --- 7.5
- Gets a bit tedious but is generally better than most romance k-dramas. Pretty funny (especially Rain's clothes XD)

Goong --- 8.0
- Quite good. I have a few gripes though, the main one being that it is TOO long. The scenes with the old people are sleep-inducing, honestly.

Love Letter --- 7.5
- The music is this drama's saving grace. Without it this would be another tedious, drawn-out angst-fest

My Girl --- 8.5
- In general this drama was a success. Despite the storyline the characters were not too two-dimensional, and the acting was great (especially the female lead, I forgot her name). Few annoyances with some minor characters but otherwise good

K-dramas I have not finished watching:

Thank You --- 7.5
- First episode was a tad confusing but i think I'll persevere with this one as I have a weakness for stories about single mothers

I'm Sorry I Love You --- 7.5
- Looked promising but I'm told this is very sad so I may stall this one

Seo Dong Yo --- 7.5
- Looked really good but the subs were awful so I'm waiting for better ones


TW-dramas:

Corner With Love --- 8.0
- Pretty funny but quite predictable and cliched. Annoying supporting characters. In fact, most of the characters are annoying lol

Hana-Kimi --- 7.5
- Pretty funny again but Ella's acting is OTT and there is WAY too much use of interior monologuing. Seriously

Mars --- 9.0
- Another of my faves. The story is interesting (well, it is Japanese) and Barbie and Vic are absolutely brilliant. I wish everyone could watch this

My Lucky Star --- 8.0
- Pretty ok. Jimmy Lin is far too girly for my liking though, and his dad is too stereotypically strict and inflexible. The Ou Ya Rou subplot is pretty tiresome too. Otherwise, the drama has good points (mostly cause later it involves the female lead becoming a single mum ^^)

Silence --- 9.0
- Probably my favourite drama. It is... beautiful. Yes, ok, the coincidences and agonising just-missed-them moments get quite silly, but the emotion of the performances supercedes them. Vic is at his best here. One that everyone needs to watch

Smiling Pasta --- 7.5
- Rather tiresome and VERY juvenile. I don't really know why I watched it to the end. It didn't have many good points except for maybe the music

TW-dramas I have not yet finished watching:

Bump Off Lover --- 7.5
- Looks interesting but I do not like Angela Zhang at all. She looks like a little girl she's so thin and small. But it's a good job she does acting out two very different people

A Game About Love --- 7.0
- First episode was quite unremarkable. I like the idea of dancing though so I may continue

Tokyo Juliet --- 7.0
- Bleh. I can't stand Ariel Lin's acting. Probably won't be able to bring myself to watch the rest

Chinese Paladin --- 7.5
- SFX overused but otherwise looked pretty fun. Might continue watching

Meteor Garden --- 7.5
- Can't really be bothered to watch this since I already watched HYD. Didn't look too bad except that F4's clothes are horrific lol. Also the available videos are very bad quality


Well I think that's all. I hope it helps some.

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Postby Rin89 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:06 pm

TOP 5

1. It Started With a Kiss (and sequel They Kiss Again)
2. Smiling Pasta
3. Devil Does Exist
4. Hana Kimi
5. Zettai Kareshi

Worst drama ever: (in my opinion :p )

1. Princess Princess D
2. Love Contract
3. Why Why Love
4. Sailor Moon

Best BL:

1. Go Go G-boys
2. Formula 17

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Postby fizzlex3mh » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:59 pm

I am in need of something cute, fun, and light. Something like Full House, My Girl, or Devil Beside You. A drama that doesn't require much thought to watch; I can just sit back and get addicted. Sizzling chemistry between the leads is a must!

Right now, the only possibly cute dramas I have on my 'To Watch' list are Hana Kimi, Nodame Cantabile, and Super Rookie. I'm already an avid Kdrama watcher so if someone could recommend to me some Jdoramas or Twdramas that match my criteria, that would be fantastic.
Currently watching: Women of the Sun || The Last Scandal of My Life

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Postby Rin89 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:39 pm

I think you should watch Smiling Pasta, it's really sweet :)

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kind of important to me, thx for help

Postby n0rd » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:35 pm

Hello, everyone.. I am really desperate in my search of asian dramas.. I am new to this stuff, and I am a bit confused.
I am searching for some dramas that are considering youth, younger adults [ teen to 25 , you know what I mean, atlhough I am over 20, (sadly:) ]
It should be also kind of fast-paced, no soap operas, and I would reaaly appreciate comedy-romantic-whatever genre. Simply no dying, no diseases, no grandparents as primary characters etc.. :))
I have already watched these dramas Coffee Prince ( which was great btw ),
also first three episodes of Im your SAM ( hard to get another episodes with subs though ),
Delightful Girl ... ( which was great at beginning, but later got really corny ),
and now Im watching "So I`m not handsome" which I find very entertaining.
and only 2-3 others like Single Papa(OH GOD!)

So once again, Im looking for something funny, regarding to teens, or college whatever :) and without all those parents, grandparents, babies, deaths, "how-to-get-with-our-family-budget" themes etc

many thanks if somebody would help me would be great :) btw I stayed at dramawiki for hours just searching myself, only now Im asking for help my mates

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Postby Rin89 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:19 pm


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Postby n0rd » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:47 pm

great, thanks Rin89, I will check them all if you say so :)

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Postby xohhbiteme » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:28 am

Can someone recommend me some "life-changing" dramas, or "life-themed" dramas such as 1 Litre of Tears? :) Or something with meaningful life lessons, and what not.

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Postby garnet07 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:37 pm

Check out my recommendations by clicking on image below and click on Drama section. Still haven't had time to update the recent dramas i'm watching right now, but you can see them on my signature.
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Waiting:
J: WatashiGaRenaiDekinaiRiyuu, HimitsuErika, NankyokuTairiku, KaseifuNoMita, NazotokiDinner
K: TreeWithDeepRoots, FlowerShop, Me2Flower
C: InTimeWithYou

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Postby Foxyaria » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:30 am

Hi I'm looking for a decent peroid drama to get into. Romance is a must but it doesn't have to be the central theme.

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Postby garnet07 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:45 pm

I don't watch much period dramas, but here are the ones I've seen and are good:

Japanese (only watched 1): Yoshitsune

Kdrama: Dae Jang Geum, Jumong, Hong Gil Dong, The Legend, Iljimae (newest one out right now), Hwang Jin Yi

Cdrama: Eternal Happiness, Huan Zhu Ge Ge, Mischievous Princess, Butterfly Lovers, Twins of Brothers (I know title is kind of weird)
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Waiting:

J: WatashiGaRenaiDekinaiRiyuu, HimitsuErika, NankyokuTairiku, KaseifuNoMita, NazotokiDinner

K: TreeWithDeepRoots, FlowerShop, Me2Flower

C: InTimeWithYou

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Postby thoraine » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:23 pm

[REQUEST]

Plox! Been searching for quite some time for some new drama to watch!

Looking for : Comedy Drama (doesn't have to be pure comedy but MUST HAVE some in it lol)
Have watched:
Hana Yori Dango
Witch Yoo Hee
Coffee Prince
1% of anything
My Girl
Nodame Cantabile
Goong
Goong S
Gokusen 1 2 3

Please recommend only JDrama and KDrama lol.

If you are able to recommend me a drama I would sincerely appreciate it

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Postby BeerChan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:15 pm

Can anyone recommend something Korean for a picky viewer like me? ^_^
I get bored with things easy.
Currently Seeding:
Hometown Legends Episodes 1-3
18 Jin Bu Jin Episode 1-4
Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu (Hana Kimi) 1-15

:D

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Postby RyuNoKami » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:53 pm

can someone recommend me some action dramas? It doesn't matter whether it is korean, chinese, or japanese.

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Postby thootshe_roll » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:56 pm

Watch "Return of the Condor Heroes" full of action stuff from the beggining till the end.

Mizuki1988
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Age Difference Drama?

Postby Mizuki1988 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:14 pm

Have you perhaps seen a drama that deals with the romance between characters that have a significant age difference? I've already seen Sapuri, Majo no Jouken, Sore wa Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni and Slow Dance, but they are all dramas where the woman is older or more powerful.... Is there a series with the man being older? Like in "Who are you?", for example? (I've already seen that one and loved it... it's just what I'm looking for :P). And I'm looking for dramas where the two end up together or are at least the main characters, not side characters, like in Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang (I mean the Ahjussi :P).

I would be very grateful if someone could tell me if such a story even exists :P
Thanks in advance,
Mizuki

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Postby Puppet Princess » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:49 pm

Kou Kou Kyoushi
Sweet 18

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Postby gokidora » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:42 am

Ai no Uta, but it isn't exactly romantic.

Also, last year's Hatachi no Koibito sounded like a May-November premise, but I haven't seen it so...

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Multi-Personality Dramas Recommendation....

Postby loveme23 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:01 am

I was wondering is there any dramas out there with this sort of plot....I remember watching a drama where the heroine is a week guy, but when he get sick, he turn into a different person who is smart and strong........Something along that line

Any recommendation?

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Postby core2quadcore » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:34 pm

I want to recommend these dramas to those who still haven't seen/viewed them...

Jumong
Waterboys
Mop Girl
Crying out Love
Rondo
Love story in harvard (Kim Tae Hee's really gorgeous)
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Postby kuro570 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:46 pm

I would Recommend...
Byakuyakou
Taiyou no Kisetsu
GTO
Maou
IWGP
and lastly Warui Yatsura
Kurosagi

I recommend these for the ppl who are burned out on love like Kimi wa Petto and such dramas.
VSS: Warui Yatsura

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Postby nelo » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:30 am

i would like to recommend Bus Stop a classic jdorama
i ♥ jdorama :-)

ramz7887
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Trying to find a good completed drama

Postby ramz7887 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:08 am

I've been having trouble finding a good drama to watch that is completed and subbed in English. I was trying to find a detective series. Any other action series would work too.

Thanks

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Postby Yessy89 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:11 am

Detective Conan? It's good! :D I don't know many that are subbed and are dectectiv-y! sorry I'f I'm no help! :)

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Postby TofuQueen » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:39 am

You could try:

Trick (1, 2, and 3)
Galileo
Mop Girl
Jikou Keisatsu (1 & 2, though the subs for the last half of the second season are pretty dodgy)
Kimi Hannin Janai Yo Ne
Puzzle 2008
Evasive Inquiry Agency
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (season 3 - don't know if the others are subbed)

They're all less serious/dark shows, but they do involve solving mysteries, some more than others.

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Postby StarlitRiot » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:40 am

My favorite dramas that I've watched so far and recommend are..

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Coffee Prince
3. Bad Couple

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Postby ET7303 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:35 am

Hi, I'm looking for a good action/intrigue series Any suggestions?

I just finished Maou and really loved it.


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