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by auroragb
Dec 24th, '08, 04:10
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sawajiri Erika
Replies: 726
Views: 277208

It looks like she's coming back....

To get married ....
http://www.japantoday.com/category/ente ... in-january
by auroragb
Dec 15th, '08, 16:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika
Replies: 383
Views: 129366

:alcoholic:
Nakashima Mika is the killer!!!
She time traveled back into the past thru the metor shower to kill the Ariake parents for the $$$ so that she could finance all the things that the Ariake siblings need to find the killer :alcoholic: :alcoholic:
by auroragb
Dec 13th, '08, 04:43
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shida Mirai
Replies: 61
Views: 56165

I like her performances alot. But she's falling into a bottleneck similar to what was experienced by Adachi Yumi. Basically, she's not quite a conventional j-beauty, so she needs to find scripts. But recent scripts for characters her age are rather weak, so she has problem expanding her range
by auroragb
Dec 3rd, '08, 19:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika
Replies: 383
Views: 129366

It looks like Ryuusei will be the top rated evening drama of this season :cheers:
by auroragb
Nov 25th, '08, 18:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika
Replies: 383
Views: 129366

Ep 6. Am I the only one who thinks that their parents were not a ' good guy'. I think their father stole the recipe from Togami. Maybe the only one who cant see it is them. Erm... are you watching the same drama I am? You can see that Togami's father had a weak business and Ariake's father insulted...
by auroragb
Oct 21st, '08, 03:03
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toda Erika
Replies: 631
Views: 291248

She's also in the current new drama:
Ryusei no Kizuna
by auroragb
Sep 8th, '08, 20:41
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Is it wrong for an Asian man to date a "White" wom
Replies: 55
Views: 17470

I don't think it's "wrong" at all! All my ABC cousins have married non-Chinese people (3 of the 8, only 1 of 8 dates Chinese exclusively). I'm TW-born, due to how I grew up (watching too many Asian dramas), I'm more interested in ethnically CJK women. My ABC cousins grew up watching American TV, so ...
by auroragb
Aug 22nd, '08, 18:05
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 422574

Her b-day is Aug 22, so it's still her b-day,
HAPPY b-day, Keiko!
by auroragb
Aug 21st, '08, 20:05
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE CHINESE DRAMAS
Replies: 700
Views: 494123

I'm looking to watch my first TW drama but it seems like a lot of them are either remakes of Korean or Japanese dramas or based on a manga. What would be a good, homegrown, original drama to watch? The last one I can think of that would qualify under your criteria would be Pawnshop number 8. Everyt...
by auroragb
Aug 14th, '08, 19:52
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE CHINESE DRAMAS
Replies: 700
Views: 494123

^ Well, a good start would be The Story of a Noble family If you like Dong Jie from that series, pretty much anything with her is quite decent. There was a martial arts parody called Wu Lin Wai Zhuan . It's kind of meta, because it has a lot of martial arts memes, but was extremely funny As for cour...
by auroragb
Jul 27th, '08, 02:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1011
Views: 121444

Does anyone know if anyone is planning on subbing Seigi no Mikata with Shida Mirai and Yamada Yu? http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Seigi_no_Mikata_(2008) You probably know that someone is subbing the series already already, but remember to visit: http://fansub.d-addicts.com/Jdrama_Fansub_Map_2008 To see i...
by auroragb
Jun 24th, '08, 15:32
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities
Replies: 709
Views: 214054

^
According to the wiki (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Chow_Yun_Fat), it's
# The Legend of Master So (TVB, 1982)
# The Shell Game II (TVB, 1981)
by auroragb
Jun 17th, '08, 19:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 91512

Agreed that it's way too predictable I guess that the ratings threat from Gokusen is not head to head, but rather the week to week ratings king and series average. It looks like Gokusen will definitely win the average, and has won all the wk to wk except for this week. It's probably the first time, ...
by auroragb
Jun 16th, '08, 19:55
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [CDrama] Duke Of Mount Deer (2007)
Replies: 41
Views: 33593

Can't they make a new, original 'historical' series instead of recycling everything? There is way too much regurgitating going on. They need to take heed of the Koreans and their recent 'historical' series. What? Korean dramas all have the same plotline, just different actors and settings. I haven'...
by auroragb
Jun 16th, '08, 19:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 91512

I have a dumb question. Any reason why this drama started so late?
by auroragb
Jun 6th, '08, 20:31
Forum: Chinese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tigercool gone
Replies: 9
Views: 9023

Looks like eastdvd took the tigercool.cc domain
by auroragb
Jun 3rd, '08, 15:08
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Nagasawa Masami
Replies: 220
Views: 126530

Yay! She can gamble in Vegas now! though not sure how it matters:unsure:

Happy b-day!
:cheers:
by auroragb
May 28th, '08, 21:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryokiteki na Kanojo - My Sassy Girl(April 2008)
Replies: 56
Views: 30892

I'll keep watching, but only because I'm a d-addict... My reason for not liking the series is not as sophisticated as everyone else's I just felt that Tanaka Rena's Riko is just not glam enough to cheer her on and overlook her sassiness. It's just feels someone has to be certifiable to choose her ov...
by auroragb
Mar 27th, '08, 18:41
Forum: Chinese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tigercool gone
Replies: 9
Views: 9023

Can you send a link to his e-bay info? The only huamart I saw there was a member only since Nov 2007 and has not sold anything...
by auroragb
Mar 27th, '08, 14:22
Forum: Chinese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tigercool gone
Replies: 9
Views: 9023

Yesasia overcharges by a factor of 2 or 3
The 1help1 site looks dodgy and not too comprehensive. Doesn't have any real depth (no user comments, no search by actor, no cross referencing, etc)
by auroragb
Mar 21st, '08, 15:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

I think that this just has all the makings of cult classic. Very few people saw it. but pretty much everyone who did loved it. I hope to watch the final ep tonight...
by auroragb
Mar 6th, '08, 18:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Ep 9, ratings 5.8. sigh... Barring major increase from the 4 sisters, it looks like Yoshio has a chance of staying out of last place Honestly, this season's drama were better than they've been in the past couple of seasons. On the whole, they're the best they've been for 5-6 seasons (there are indiv...
by auroragb
Feb 27th, '08, 15:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Ratings are 5.8 for ep 8. At this rate it's avg ratings will fall below the 4 sisters show and be the lowest of this season. Basically, anything with less than a 10 avg ratings will not be able to get a award. because they are popularity contests (voted on by readers) and something with < 10 rating ...
by auroragb
Feb 20th, '08, 15:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Yoshio just can't catch a break. Ep 7 ratings were 6.0
This is probably why he wants to kill himself ;)
by auroragb
Feb 15th, '08, 21:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1011
Views: 121444

I recall seeing this movie where the plot is a little similar to ashita no yoshio guy has no life... (I forget if he wanted to commit suicide) guy bumps into another guy, somehow spilling his story the other guy tries to help him lighten up, taking him to strip clubs and such the other guy lives in ...
by auroragb
Feb 12th, '08, 15:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

I just watched ep 5. I think that the subber schedules are impacted by Chinese New Year... Yet another GREAT episode. I'm really enjoying this because there are lots of things happening and there are LOTS of subtle details I'm noticing each time. I'm really caring about whether or not Yoshio would o...
by auroragb
Feb 8th, '08, 18:47
Forum: Other Chinese TV Shows
Topic: Black Society MeiMei
Replies: 11
Views: 9681

^ Outside TW, you pretty much have to rely on torrents.

The torrents can be found at icefish.org and bt.ydy.com
by auroragb
Feb 6th, '08, 21:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

ep 5 ratings:5.2 :crazy: :crazy:
What's wrong with everyone? Don't they recognize a great drama when they see it? :x
This is the worst rating I've ever seen for a drama :(
by auroragb
Feb 5th, '08, 18:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Eh? No reactions to ep4? Well, OK, granted nothing much happened. Besides Shinobu showing some thigh. :P Agreed on Shinobu :P She is quite an interesting character. I like how this episode is setting a lot of stuff in motion. Still my fave this season Ratings are back up to 8.2 for ep 4 (from 7.3) ...
by auroragb
Jan 29th, '08, 18:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51904

I haven't had time to watch the last episode but from what I'm hearing, it seems like its a big conspiracy? Basically, yeah. I just looked back on my post on Nov 13 (I think this was between ep 2 and ep 3). I was kind of surprised at how spot on I was :lol So far, it's my fave of this surprisingly ...
by auroragb
Jan 27th, '08, 20:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51904

I was also pretty pissed at the major plot holes in ep 10+11. Actually, they're less plot holes than duex ex machina, but whatever.

All I want to say is that I called it on the ending :P
by auroragb
Jan 24th, '08, 02:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

ratings for Jan 15th--> Jan 22nd in the same sequence as this wks for comparison 13.4% --> 15.1% 21:54-23:10 EX__ 報道ステーション 16.5% --> 13.2% 22:00-23:09 NTV [新]火曜ドラマ・貧乏男子 ボンビーメン *8.6% --> 11.2% 22:00-23:00 NHK プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀「坂東玉三郎スペシャル」 12.4% --> 11.2%22:00-22:54 TBS リンカーン *8.4% --> 7.7% 22:00-22:54 ...
by auroragb
Jan 23rd, '08, 04:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Is there no end to the bad ratings news for this drama? Ep 3 dropped to 7.3. So, it's 12.7->8.0->7.3. I used to really have faith in ingenious j-dramas winning the day. But the past few seasons has shown that it's all about ikimen power :(
by auroragb
Jan 22nd, '08, 03:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

I think that the story is awesome so far. But the ratings are doing AWFUL! It went from 12% in the first wk to 8.7%. Making it the biggest wk to wk drop of this season. :( I hope that this will not cause any desperation changes to the story that would ruin it So, NO one knows the name of the movie I...
by auroragb
Jan 15th, '08, 05:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

Eh? I thought there were no e-subs for this series. I've watched the c-subs and it was awesome!
by auroragb
Jan 14th, '08, 16:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34918

[Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio

I didn't see a thread for this in the first 3 pages of the jDrama forum, so I thought I should start one. Please merge if it already exists Just watched a bunch of the first episodes for Winter 2008 season. This is the one that really caught my eye. Aside from the generous use of young flesh. The st...
by auroragb
Dec 1st, '07, 15:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

My point is any scenario has an element of luck involved and is never 100% full proof, the key is to maximize the probability that it'll succeed and that's all you can hope for. Indeed, engineering redundancy is generally not meant for fool-proofing, but for best chances in case of fubar @ joeboygo...
by auroragb
Dec 1st, '07, 02:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

Also, to seirin, about episode 5: My question is, why was it necessary to also cut the second string with a soldering iron? If the wife was going to do clean up anyway, why not just let her cut the string with scissors when she removes the bow? By the time the second string burned through, he would...
by auroragb
Nov 30th, '07, 13:45
Forum: International Community
Topic: American D-Addicts!
Replies: 100
Views: 34181

With the writer strike still on, soon there will be nothing left to watch
by auroragb
Nov 30th, '07, 04:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

I don't know if CSI can solve everything How would the CSI prove the guy in episode 2 really parked his car there if there were no witnesses? Look for tire tracks? I'm sure many cars drove through there. As for the arrow case. I suppose they could have solved it, but unless they know some science t...
by auroragb
Nov 30th, '07, 03:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

That's the same thing that bothers me, does ANYONE know what equations he's writing? They seem to be just so arbitrary and have nothing to do with the issue at hand. I have have the same problem with the whole equation-writing schtick, which got very old after the second episode. It would make sens...
by auroragb
Nov 29th, '07, 04:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

Basically, they don't know whether they want to do A Beautiful Mind or make him like a renaissance man. If they went all way one or the other, the contruction of the character would be much more convincing and interesting. But I guess there is no way to argue with results, despite my criticisms, it ...
by auroragb
Nov 28th, '07, 21:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

I think the constant math equation writing in every episode probably annoyed everyone? kekeke It kinds reminds me of Clark Kent running to change in the telephone booth or Diana spinning around to change into her wonder woman costume, minus the annoying flashbacks. That's the same thing that bother...
by auroragb
Nov 26th, '07, 22:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51904

Because he's smart enough to take them on one after the other. And I really love his fighting scenes. I don't know why, but they look very realistic to me. Much more then american shows. It looks very cool. :roll In that context certainly, because the 6 terrorists were spread on 5 floors. But the q...
by auroragb
Nov 26th, '07, 22:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51904

I really loved it when he said "there are 5-6 military or ex-military people, we should be able to take them easily" :lol
the girl's body language when he said that was almost like WTF, there are 6 of them and 2 of us? (at least it seemed so to me) but just went with it
by auroragb
Nov 26th, '07, 21:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583639

What is it with Japan and those weird airtimes? 9:03 PM? :blink
by auroragb
Nov 26th, '07, 04:36
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE CHINESE DRAMAS
Replies: 700
Views: 494123

Re: Requesting special suggestions

I require a mature opinion. I am looking for MODERN especially C or TW drama (And all Asian dramas, really) that have main characters who are NOT teenagers. I see many exited suggestions here, and then when I go look at the reviews, I find that it is a story about high school teenagers. My friends ...
by auroragb
Nov 24th, '07, 08:32
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE CHINESE DRAMAS
Replies: 700
Views: 494123

I've watched some cdramas and I have a question [coz I'm not that into cdrama..til now!XD]: Is there a similar drama like "Why Why Love", "Corner with Love", Magicians of Love", Devil beside me, love contract or ISWAK? I mean where the main girl and the main guy kinda hate eachother but throughout ...
by auroragb
Nov 18th, '07, 09:32
Forum: Other Chinese TV Shows
Topic: Guess Guess Guess
Replies: 24
Views: 20637

Anyone watch since Ah-Ya returned?
She still has the best chemistry with Jacky Wu
by auroragb
Nov 18th, '07, 09:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

Just out of curiosity. Anyone else here watches/watched Numbers? I'm curious how other viewers of both programs view this show?
by auroragb
Nov 15th, '07, 17:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51904

So far, it's my fave of this surprisingly weak season.

It's definitely predictable. In fact, I have a strong feeling of plot twist towards the end of the drama. That the leader of SP is actually behind all the crimes[/spoiler]
by auroragb
Oct 17th, '07, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29588

The basic setup, I've been informed, is similar to Here Comes Mr. Jordan and its adaptations like Chris Rock's Down to Earth . From what I've seen so far, though, Dream Again should find its own story to tell. Actually, it reminded me of Heaven Can Wait more than the other two (because it's the onl...
by auroragb
Oct 17th, '07, 04:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118568

I'm a little underwhelmed by the first episode. It's structured like the American series, Numbers, but the American guy is more charismatic in his passion and devotion to mathematics/science
by auroragb
Oct 15th, '07, 20:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mop Girl
Replies: 100
Views: 38731

With few exceptions, it's the timeslot that chooses dramas rather than the other way around. So, this was selected for this timeslot
by auroragb
Oct 11th, '07, 15:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iryu Team Medical Dragon (All Seasons)
Replies: 318
Views: 101861

indokid wrote:
raven_frost wrote:Iryu 2 press conference clip:
I believe he was mocking erika sawajiri?
lol
it was removed :(
by auroragb
Sep 30th, '07, 18:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sexy Voice and Robo
Replies: 116
Views: 42260

ditto, thanks for the link!
by auroragb
Sep 29th, '07, 05:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206709

sorry, but I think all of them have been listed in this thread :lol:
I think the only ones spared are some oldies that the new fans have not seen
by auroragb
Sep 28th, '07, 17:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIFE
Replies: 211
Views: 67172

According to the wiki, he was in both.
by auroragb
Sep 27th, '07, 19:54
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sawajiri Erika
Replies: 726
Views: 277208

Actually, that link is a little dated now as it points to the current issue.
The archive link is here:
http://josei7.com/bn07-35.html
Basically it's supposed to be that they got video of her kissing an old dude.
But I've not been able to find the video or image
by auroragb
Sep 26th, '07, 19:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities
Replies: 709
Views: 214054

Korean drama? Erm, maybe check in the kDrama forum? I think there is a similar thread there
by auroragb
Sep 26th, '07, 17:21
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities
Replies: 709
Views: 214054

user1029 wrote:what is the name of this drama and who are the actresses? Thanks! ]
never seen it, but on the lower left, there was a name, so I googled it and found this
http://www.cnave.com/news/viewnews.php? ... &year=2006
If it's the right one than the title of the series is
后代
by auroragb
Sep 24th, '07, 20:33
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Vote for September 2007's KSoTM!
Replies: 13
Views: 5583

Thanks, mannymo!
by auroragb
Sep 22nd, '07, 01:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205888

But it outperformed LIAR GAME, which had big names. Yeah, but Liar Game was airing on Saturdays really late at night. Basically a slot for experimental shows and anime. Actually, this was why I brought up LIAR GAME, because LIFE took over the same timeslot Actually, Hana Kimi also had poor writing,...
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 19:33
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sawajiri Erika
Replies: 726
Views: 277208

Caught kissing old guy, anyone following this?
http://josei7.com/topics.html
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 18:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1471698

martial arts is usually not a evening dorama theme, you tend to see more of it in the Taiga dorama
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 15:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1105215

page 444 :crazy:
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 14:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- JOTEI [2007] - Upcoming Shota Matsuda drama!
Replies: 317
Views: 81707

probably shota's mgmt company doesn't want that to keep shota "pure" for the fangurlz ;)
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 12:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205888

I totally agree with you. What makes this drama different from most others is that it presents a more realistic take on things - you can watch this and believe that the events are actually happening right now whereas usual dramas follow only one plot line tend to be a bit more fast paced with thing...
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 02:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205888

The biggest problem with First Kiss is the writing. There is lots going on, but nothing important enough to be the center. There is the brother sister thing, the patient doctor love, the brother doctor relations, the tenants, the brother's lover, the brother's career. These were all themes fighting ...
by auroragb
Sep 21st, '07, 01:22
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shida Mirai
Replies: 61
Views: 56165

aw... it's a wii game, I was hoping that it was another drama. Then she'd be in two :)
by auroragb
Sep 20th, '07, 14:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada Taro Monogatari
Replies: 337
Views: 80315

Both feature Johnnys and the featured Johnnys sing the theme songs, so they come from Johnny's writers. Johnny music usually have a similar sound.