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by Sakari
Feb 22nd, '14, 13:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Best opening for a J-Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 15200

fifimimi wrote:The best opening i have seen is Pride...the song was "Born to love you" by Queen and the actions of the ice hockey players were so cool...it gets your heart and adrenaline pumping!! I love it!!
I agree!
by Sakari
Oct 13th, '13, 16:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anyone who really'd watched a whole lot drama please help
Replies: 5
Views: 968

tifosi84 wrote:I'm going to go out on a limb and guess : Is it Yamato Nadeshiko ?
Then, there is My Fair Lady. Isn't that a Korean version of Yamato Nadeshiko?
by Sakari
Sep 21st, '13, 06:37
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Who's watching Filipino dramas?
Replies: 129
Views: 118015

I very much enjoyed Maging Sino Ka Man. The Bea Alonzo-John Lloyd Cruz OTP is awesome.
by Sakari
Sep 17th, '13, 06:45
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Master's Sun (SBS 2013)
Replies: 26
Views: 9982

I stopped watching after E05, just as I did with Big. The Hong sisters seem to have lost their touch, or something. My Girl and Fantasy Couple are two of my all-time favorites, but... It's been years and years, right?
by Sakari
Jan 8th, '12, 16:57
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: D-Addicts who are also Car-Addicts
Replies: 63
Views: 18861

In case somebody does not know already... Top Gear Korea started last autumn.
by Sakari
Dec 19th, '11, 06:48
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

I hope I am not scaring anyone, but there are known cases of doctors actually killing people. I mean, doctors and surgeons are human beings who can love and hate like the rest of us. A close relation or tie between a surgeon and a patient does not necessarily mean they love or even like each other. ...
by Sakari
Dec 17th, '11, 20:31
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Something I find decidedly weird is a surgeon operating on a girlfriend. This happened, early on, in Thank You (Jang Hyuk was the surgeon), which unfortunately meant I never could really enjoy that drama, as I thought the supposed hero, the genius doctor, was a stupid klutz. Lee Beom-soo's character...
by Sakari
Dec 12th, '11, 16:22
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

The connections is, that at first i wondered why in kdramas and other asian dramas the people believe man+woman+room=sex . then we discussed tradition and Confucius, well and now we are at the point of nuptials. But is there a Korean TV drama that has 'nuptials' in the sense explained above? That i...
by Sakari
Dec 12th, '11, 09:02
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Long time ago nuptials and engagement were not separated properly. And their main part was spending the first night together. And voila. After some time those two events were separated. Even sometimes today engagement is sealed with spending the night. Thank you for the explanation. But... What is ...
by Sakari
Dec 12th, '11, 07:19
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Ethlenn wrote: Plus, you know about 'nuptials' in Asia, right? Japan, Korea, China alike?
I thought 'nuptials' just meant a marriage ceremony - is there another meaning?
by Sakari
Dec 7th, '11, 19:30
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

As the topic includes "Weird", I thought trying to explain something that is thought of as weird would qualify. Of course, if something weird is explained well enough, it stops being weird. Does this mean it is no longer on topic? I did think people would like to have weird things explained, or woul...
by Sakari
Dec 7th, '11, 13:34
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Age is supremely important. You must never ever call an older person by (first) name. Brothers and sisters are as close as you can get, right? Still, a younger sibling can never call an older one by name. So, it's noona/hyung/oppa/unni . Even in a "healthy normal relationship" between two people, o...
by Sakari
Dec 7th, '11, 08:11
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

So, I am fine with honorifics up to a point, or maybe in older couples and let's not forget many married out of convenience or others' decisions back then, so intimacy is not a given in such couples which are more like a business relationship than a proper one with love and all. ......................
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '11, 20:44
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst K-Drama Couple
Replies: 67
Views: 18634

For me, the worst KDrama couple would be Yoona (Girls Generation) and Park Jae-jeong in You Are My Destiny (KBS 2008). From what I have seen of Yoona, she is a pretty and charming and nice girl. But in the drama, she was supposed to be in love with someone (PJJ), and I just saw no sign of it. I mean...
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '11, 15:38
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

But what I am really not satisfied with is the fact that like 90% of Koreans drive cars with automatic gearbox(and 99,99% of kdrama(seen only 1 drama with manual car and the car was shown briefly). Well, if we go into cars (a vast subject), then I have never noticed a KDrama character flicking the ...
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '11, 12:48
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE CHINESE DRAMAS
Replies: 699
Views: 462745

I keep count of Asian dramas I watch. Chinese, I have started 25 and finished 5. The latest of those five is Material Queen , and that's what I want to recommend The story is nothing revolutionary, but the lead couple is adorable and the look of the drama, the colours, the camerawork, the clothes, t...
by Sakari
Dec 5th, '11, 19:56
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [TwDrama] Material Queen
Replies: 9
Views: 8188

I keep count of Asian dramas I watch. Chinese, I have started 25 and finished 5. The last of those five is Material Queen - it's also my favourite. The story is nothing revolutionary, but the lead couple is adorable and the look of the drama, the colours, the camera work, the clothes, the accessorie...
by Sakari
Dec 5th, '11, 19:35
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Well, US rules in both occasions. In the former, it's the land of best schooling which creates geniuses (sucking up to them). In the latter, it's a promise land that cures all (sucking up to them). But why should KDramas suck up to the US? I understand anti-US sentiments are, and have been, rather ...
by Sakari
Dec 4th, '11, 13:52
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Another medical queerness in KDramas... If it's a hospital drama where the characters are doctors and such, usually they are extremely gifted. The lead character has been schooled in the US, and is so talented that world-class American hospitals would be happy to secure her or his services. If it's ...
by Sakari
Dec 4th, '11, 12:45
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

They have medical insurance. But, at least in dramas, not everybody has one. Even if they have one, then these insurances just pay a certain amount of money. So if a cancer treatment costs 100k(yea i know in reality probably more), then the insurance pays 20k and the rest has the patient to pay. Th...
by Sakari
Dec 4th, '11, 09:25
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

One thing that always puzzles me in KDramas is medical insurance, or, rather, the lack of it. South Korea clearly belongs to the world's developed countries, and I think one of the hallmarks, so to say, of a developed country is a medical insurance system. Yet, one of the KDrama staples is a charact...
by Sakari
Nov 21st, '11, 14:26
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Weird of Kdrama
Replies: 387
Views: 56364

Earlier, posters were wondering about KDrama characters sitting, eating and sleeping on the floor. I would think it has to do with the floors being warm - the traditional Korean heating system, ondol , is an underfloor one. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondol Obeying your parents, worshipping you...
by Sakari
Nov 21st, '11, 08:36
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Vampire Prosecutor 1 & 2 (OCN, 2011/2012)
Replies: 101
Views: 30243

I watched the first five minutes of E01 and got dizzy from the camera shaking all the time. Then I jumped here and there in the episode, and it looked like the camera kept shaking all the time. I mean, the shake was not used for effect in some scenes, which I have seen before (and not minded.) It sh...
by Sakari
Apr 12th, '11, 13:04
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are really good dramas so underrated?
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Well, for Marry, I was referring to popularity on the net and especially because of the fanbase of the actors. The ratings were low, I know, but I see it mentioned everywhere. See what I meant, earlier? You did not say you meant (low) popularity on the net when you said "underrated". So, somebody t...
by Sakari
Apr 11th, '11, 06:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are really good dramas so underrated?
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Now regarding how this thread is pointless. The purpose of this thread was for me to discover dramas that perhaps other people came across and really liked. But said dramas don't have much of a fan base. If that was your purpose, then perhaps you should have thought of another title. If you ask "Wh...
by Sakari
Apr 10th, '11, 11:05
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are really good dramas so underrated?
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Like people have said before me, the masses go for what's popular, not what's good. I don't see that whatever the "masses" go for is not good. The Harry Potter books, say, are enormously popular. Does that mean they are not good? In KDramas, The Sandglass is one of the ratings leaders of all time. ...
by Sakari
Apr 9th, '11, 07:02
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are really good dramas so underrated?
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Re: Why are really good dramas so underrated?

Some of my favorite dramas are so tragically underrated, that it is appalling. While other fluffier dramas are popular, these dramas with great storylines and amazing cast are unheard of. Makes me wonder what dramas I am missing. But how do you define "underrated"? That is, what makes you think Que...
by Sakari
Mar 28th, '11, 06:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discuss.] Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta
Replies: 163
Views: 54642

About what gets the drama started, Saeki in Shuji's bed... If Shuji cannot remember what happened and how she got there, he must have been so drunk as to be insensate. That, in turn, means that there could not have been actual intercourse. He could not have "had sex" with Saeki. I wonder why Shuji d...
by Sakari
Jan 29th, '11, 08:11
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Sageuk and Taeha dramas
Replies: 101
Views: 61532

In most sageuks I have watched, city streets in daytime scenes are busy with people; on the other hand, if something happens at night, the streets are deserted and the only ones out are the drama's characters.

Can anyone explain? Was there a curfew in the Joseon era?
by Sakari
Jan 29th, '11, 08:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Sign (SBS, 2011)
Replies: 17
Views: 7906

Sign is my favorite among the KDramas running right now. It has action, humor, romance. It has Kim Ah-joong; it has Eom Ji-won.

I have never watched CSI.
by Sakari
Jan 13th, '11, 09:27
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: KDrama Set in North Korea?
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

KDrama Set in North Korea?

Has there been a KDrama set in (post-Korean War) North Korea, the DPRK? At least partly? Dramas with a few DPRK scenes, like IRIS, do not qualify.
by Sakari
Jan 11th, '11, 13:51
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Sageuk and Taeha dramas
Replies: 101
Views: 61532

Re: no cgi!

I agree with you. CGI has no place in historical drama's. I'm not so sure about that. Part of the attraction of Dong Yi , for me at least, is the sets and decors and costumes, as well as the sheer number of extras. The whole thing seems so real , like they were serious about things. I remember givi...
by Sakari
Jan 11th, '11, 12:47
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Sageuk and Taeha dramas
Replies: 101
Views: 61532

I just posted (in another thread) about Dong Yi, rating it the best sageuk I have seen. But now I wonder whether it should be called taeha, instead. I was not aware of the distinction.
by Sakari
Jan 11th, '11, 11:47
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: So, What Kdrama are you currently watching?
Replies: 1115
Views: 174831

I finished Dong Yi yesterday. The best sageuk I have seen, and one of the few I have been able to watch to the end.
by Sakari
Jan 22nd, '10, 06:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Fumou Chitai
Replies: 23
Views: 14425

I just finished reading The Barren Zone , the English translation of Toyoko Yamasaki's novel. Curiously, there is a foreword stating that this is the first of four linked novels. Indeed, it only covers the period from 1945 to 1959 and ends where Iki is returning from his first visit to the US. Howev...
by Sakari
Jan 20th, '10, 08:42
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: K-movies discussion
Replies: 500
Views: 80688

Going by the Book is a hilarious comedy about a policeman who does just that - he goes by the book.
by Sakari
Jan 20th, '10, 08:35
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What Do North/South Koreans Call Each Other?
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

What Do North/South Koreans Call Each Other?

IRIS made me think of this. How do North/South Koreans refer to each other? That is, what words does a North Korean use to describe someone as South Korean? Correspondingly, what words does a South Korean use to describe someone as North Korean?
by Sakari
Jan 18th, '10, 05:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Real Clothes
Replies: 55
Views: 21332

SouthsideIrish wrote: What dorama are you watching. Are you saying that there is not enough of Miki-sama?
I'm watching Real Clothes and I'm saying there is not enough of Hitomi Kuroki (I've been a fan since Golden Bowl.)
by Sakari
Jan 8th, '10, 06:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Real Clothes
Replies: 55
Views: 21332

I started watching this because Hitomi Kuroki was in it. I suppose I'll stick it out to the end, but, well, compared to her billing, she gets very little screen time, doesn't she? I thought there would be two main characters, played by her and Karina, respectively, but that's not true at all. A big ...
by Sakari
Dec 26th, '09, 07:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

Some guy from TBS said "ありません!映画や続編があると週刊誌などであおられて本当に迷惑している。ドラマで完結。今言えるのは、今後の予定は全くないってこと。" No. We were really troubled by the magazines for writing about the possibility of a sequel. The drama has ended and there's no plans for any sequel. I, too, think the ending leaves a lot of questions - Formal...
by Sakari
Dec 24th, '09, 13:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

Ryoma Sakamoto seems to be a popular character in Japanese movies and TV. Theater, too. I was surprised to find he has even been played by Miki Maya. If the name does not ring a bell, here she is seen as the school principal in this year's Ohitorisama : http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/245/ohitorisa...
by Sakari
Dec 11th, '09, 18:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

It was mentioned that Takao Osawa was together with Yutaka Takenouchi in Hoshi no kinka. Maybe everybody already knows this, but - Miki Nakatani has been with YT, too:Image That's Manatsu no Merry Christmas (TBS 2000).
by Sakari
Dec 10th, '09, 07:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

Suppose someone initially knows nothing about Jin. Then, she or he notes the title of this thread supposedly listing the leading couple, and, next, finds out that the two play siblings. What do you think this someone would believe to be the subject of the drama?
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '09, 17:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

... the patient had had to know what he needed to find and took the the basic medical stuff like a doctor Rewatching the staircase scene in episode 1: the patient was carrying the medical bag, yes. But I thought his voice was Sakamoto's. The voice is heard because the patient says he has to go back...
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '09, 12:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

Maybe who time traveled was the JIN himself???? But wouldn't that mean that Jin operated on himself in episode 1? Sounds weird. Of course, time travel is weird... On the other hand, the bandaged patient of episode 1 had wounds that might have resulted from an assassination attempt. Sakamoto? But wh...
by Sakari
Dec 3rd, '09, 16:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

We also cannot predict "full changing of history effect" due to Kiichi´mother and her side-story. No. Of course, anything Minakata does, no matter how small, will change history - that is the fascination of time jumps. I keep thinking of his work in the red-light district. Due to venereal disease a...
by Sakari
Dec 2nd, '09, 17:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

[ as for "Sakamoto understanding problem" - he constantly causes laguage problems to my friends ( weak english) too, so I decided to write special article about it with explanation problematic lines - feel free to PM me - I will help you and you help me to complete an article My problem is not the ...
by Sakari
Nov 30th, '09, 15:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

(Sakomoto) speaks in different way than others, it is an english slang in subtitles, isn´t it? I like decoding his lines. "yer"-> you, your... I can uderstand it and catch its meaning, because it is regular internet spelling. Yes, I understand that the subbers are trying to show that he speaks a di...
by Sakari
Nov 29th, '09, 19:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 175777

I somehow still find Sakamoto's character in JIN rather bizarre but nevertheless Uchino's charisma and screen presence is undeniable. I agree about the character's bizarreness. I find it very odd how Sakamoto appears at random moments and random places. I also find the lines he speaks hard to make ...
by Sakari
Nov 25th, '09, 08:20
Forum: International Community
Topic: Finnish D-Addicts
Replies: 508
Views: 118972

Mutta elän toivossa :D olisiko kellään mielessä jotain sellaista korealaista sarjaa, jossa EI ole sitä bitchiä johon päähenkilömies on ihastunut, tai muutakaan kolmiodraamaa... Oma tämänhetkinen suosikkini on 보석 비빔밥/Boseog bibimbab/Assorted Gems . Yritin tässä miettiä, ja on siinä ehkä pari kolmio ...
by Sakari
Nov 12th, '08, 06:02
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Buying manhwa's
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

http://www.hanbooks.com/comics.html Thank you, but... I checked out HanBooks a while ago, and while they accept European customers, it seems unnecessarily complicated to order Korean stuff from the US. I mean - why not direct from Korea? Also, HanBook prices are pretty high. A 22-volume set of Tazz...
by Sakari
Oct 26th, '08, 15:40
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Buying manhwa's
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

Buying manhwa's

I had the idea of trying to learn (at least) some Korean by reading manhwa's. However, Korean online bookshops always seem to require a Korean residence registration number when ordering, and I, living in Europe, of course do not have one. Would anyone know of a shop that does send stuff to customer...
by Sakari
Oct 26th, '08, 15:39
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Buying manhwa's
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Buying manhwa's

I had the idea of trying to learn (at least) some Korean by reading manhwa's. However, Korean online bookshops always seem to require a Korean residence registration number when ordering, and I, living in Europe, of course do not have one. Would anyone know of a shop that does send stuff to customer...
by Sakari
Oct 26th, '08, 15:38
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Buying manhwa's
Replies: 0
Views: 626

Buying manhwa's

I had the idea of trying to learn (at least) some Korean by reading manhwa's. However, Korean online bookshops always seem to require a Korean residence registration number when ordering, and I, living in Europe, of course do not have one. Would anyone know of a shop that does send stuff to customer...
by Sakari
Apr 23rd, '08, 07:17
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Recommended/Favorite K-dramas (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3566
Views: 1254215

By the way, if anyone has not noticed... 대망/Daemang is becoming available:
http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=211298

But no, there are no subtitles...
by Sakari
Apr 18th, '08, 16:06
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Recommended/Favorite K-dramas (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3566
Views: 1254215

Is anyone familiar with King's Woman , currently aired by Arirang (satellite) TV? I have only caught glimpses of it so far. Park Seon-yeong is in it, which is always a plus in my eyes, but seeing her in a hanbok is... weird. I have only seen her in modern dramas before (like Truth and 18 vs. 29 ).
by Sakari
Apr 16th, '08, 14:44
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Recommended/Favorite K-dramas (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3566
Views: 1254215

is anyone watching Yi San at the time being? i wanna try a new saguek, but not sure if i wanna invest my time in a long drama unless its worth it. I stopped watching Yi San at E10. I felt there was altogether too much resemblance with Seo Dong Yo (which I stopped watching at about E28). That is, th...
by Sakari
Jan 30th, '08, 20:24
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: [ThDrama] Jam Loey Rak (Defendant of Love)
Replies: 31
Views: 43502

Can you tell us more? Is this a remake of an earlier ThDrama? I'm asking because a user called tuktukland very recently uploaded episodes from a 1989 ThDrama, Jum Lei Ruk , to YouTube. The name seems identical, while the storyline is, at least, similar. Unfortunately, the 1989 version doesn't have s...
by Sakari
Jan 27th, '08, 08:47
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: [ThDrama] Leh Ratee (A Woman's Trickery)
Replies: 63
Views: 36928

One thing that surprises me in Thai dramas, including Leh Ratree , is the servants (of which the rich people usually have several). They are--invariably, I would say--portrayed as STUPID and UGLY. And usually they are treated as, well, SLAVES. Is this the reality in Thailand? Or does it only happen ...
by Sakari
Jan 26th, '08, 18:18
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: [ThDrama] Leh Ratee (A Woman's Trickery)
Replies: 63
Views: 36928

Re: [ThDrama] Leh Ratee (A Woman's Trickery)

I know that Thai drama is not that popular here but I wanted to share this one with everyone. It's one of my favorite drama and it's a little different from the uploaded one here. ........................................... Also if there not that many people who want this, I might stop uploading be...
by Sakari
Jan 14th, '08, 19:12
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Does Anyone Watch Thai Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 67232

I need subtitles for Thai lakorns, so I have only watched a few. Here's my list so far: Hua Jai Chocolate Kaew Tah Pee Khun Por Rub Jang Duang Jai Patiharn Oum Rak Rak Nee Hua Jai Rao Jong An addition: Leh Ratree To be precise, I have only completed HJC, KTP, DJP, and LR. I finished Duang Jai Patih...
by Sakari
Nov 25th, '07, 17:12
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Disturbed by frequent rapes in THAI dramas.
Replies: 47
Views: 115043

I haven't seen that show at all but what you're describing sounds like the particular rape scenes cited earlier that I saw on YouTube. The problem isn't showing the actual rape, cuz obviously doing that would cross it over to pornography. The problem is that the idea of rape is portrayed um, too ca...
by Sakari
Nov 25th, '07, 10:58
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Does Anyone Watch Thai Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 67232

I need subtitles for Thai lakorns, so I have only watched a few. Here's my list so far:
  • Hua Jai Chocolate
    Kaew Tah Pee
    Khun Por Rub Jang
    Duang Jai Patiharn
    Oum Rak
    Rak Nee Hua Jai Rao Jong
These made me want more, but, well, not enough to make me start learning Thai...
by Sakari
Nov 25th, '07, 09:52
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Disturbed by frequent rapes in THAI dramas.
Replies: 47
Views: 115043

i only saw kaew ta pee, and there were at least three rape scenes in there. i thought it was just for this series only, but now you mention it, i do think it's quite scary. i hope it's not true that raping is normal and ok for thai audiences. it's not ok at all. I just finished watching Kaew Tah Pe...
by Sakari
Nov 6th, '07, 08:25
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Clubboxes with Jdramas (Info, links in 1st post- Pls read!!)
Replies: 507
Views: 183585

Re: Clubboxes with Jdramas (Info, links in 1st post- Pls rea

From the first post in this thread: 1) Information/Links for various clubbox w/ JDrama: Links & Info: http://asianwaves.net/index.php HowTo: [let me know if there's a good How To out there and I will link it here] [ FAQ: http://free.hostultra.com/~clubbox/faq.html Neither of the links seems to work ...
by Sakari
Nov 1st, '07, 06:35
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The best KDrama of 2006?
Replies: 100
Views: 42199

Three favorites from 2006, in no particular order:
Hello, God (drama)
Fantasy Couple (comedy)
Jumong (sageuk)

I liked My Girl, too, but it's 2005 according to DramaWiki (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Category:KDrama2005).
by Sakari
Oct 17th, '07, 05:14
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91333

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote:
31, or, Curse of the Unattended Cellphone. If you leave your cellphone unattended, it will ring, and somebody else will answer. This will be the one person who should not answer the call.

39. One character buys another a cellphone.
Most recently seen in E31 of Golden Bride.
by Sakari
Jul 31st, '07, 10:11
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote For August 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 25
Views: 7825

I voted for Since I Met You. Reason: the newer dramas are easy to get even without being KSOTM's.
by Sakari
Jul 31st, '07, 09:56
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Is it Lee Jun ki or Lee Joon ki?
Replies: 21
Views: 14540

LJK's family name, Lee, is tricky, too. It is, in fact, a single vowel (as well as a single Korean character). KDrama viewers will remember the main girl from Goong S , actress Heo I-jae. That I in her given name is the same vowel. Want to be consistent? Just write LJK's name as I Joon-ki. Well, som...
by Sakari
Jul 30th, '07, 08:16
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Is it Lee Jun ki or Lee Joon ki?
Replies: 21
Views: 14540

The romanization of Korean names is tricky, as there is no universally accepted standard. Lee Joon-ki is what I would write, but that's just because I try to be consistent with myself. For all I know, the actor himself might prefer Jun-ki. The "consistency with myself" is that I started writing Ahn ...
by Sakari
Jul 25th, '07, 18:02
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91333

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote: 16. Good girls don't drive (cars). Bad girls do. Well, a good girl just *might* drive, but she will do it so badly it's a wonder she was ever given a license.
Most recently seen - Chae Rim in Dal Ja's Spring.
by Sakari
Jul 12th, '07, 14:22
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91333

I watched "I'm sorry I love you" (미안하다 사랑한다) and was annoyed by the lead character because he's supposed to be born and raised in Australia by adopted parents, but it's clear he has a strong Korean accent. Obviously the producers of the show are caught in a catch-22 because it's going to be pretty ...
by Sakari
Jul 11th, '07, 07:13
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91333

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

16. Good girls don't drive (cars). Bad girls do. Well, a good girl just *might* drive, but she will do it so badly it's a wonder she was ever given a license. In fact, it seems that scriptwriters are not as fond of this plot device as they used to be. The last example of this that comes to (my) min...
by Sakari
Jul 10th, '07, 05:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 91333

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote: 42. If there is a knock at the door or the doorbell rings, the character inside will ask, "Who is it?", but will open the door without waiting for an answer.
But this is becoming obsolete, as more and more KDrama households are installing CCTV cameras on their doors.
by Sakari
Jun 4th, '07, 07:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why are DVD's for Japan so expensive?
Replies: 43
Views: 12091

Why are DVD's for Japan so expensive?

Yes, why? On YesAsia's website, say, Jumong and Cloud Stairway KDrama boxsets are priced about USD180 if there are Japanese subtitles. That's about twice what I would expect to pay for corresponding boxsets with English subtitles or none. A couple of JDrama examples - Orange Days , no subtitles, USD...