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by Sakari
May 30th, '07, 05:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Maison Ikkoku Special Drama
Replies: 67
Views: 28133

why is the ending like tht??? is that how it ends??? wtf :( I have a 10-volume set of the manga, and this TV special does not even cover the first of those volumes. So no, Maison Ikkoku the manga does not end like that. I didn't think Misaki Itoh was bad. It's just that... Wouldn't Kyoko Hasegawa h...
by Sakari
May 26th, '07, 17:05
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

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
May 25th, '07, 07:23
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS
Replies: 9
Views: 5799

What we all really want is helpful reviews. But what is helpful? My stand on the subjectivity/objectivity issue is that I try my best to be objective . Still, I don't think I can ever be totally, completely, so. Is a review written in such a spirit helpful? Or should reviews only be posted by peopl...
by Sakari
May 24th, '07, 10:29
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS
Replies: 9
Views: 5799

All I want to know is if the subtitles have correct English spelling grammar and punctuation. Surely you can tell me that without being a linguist. They have (if they hadn't, I wouldn't say they are "good"). However, please bear in mind that this is only my subjective opinion (after one viewing). I...
by Sakari
May 23rd, '07, 05:23
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS
Replies: 9
Views: 5799

I edited my two reviews ( Steal My Heart and Did We Really Love ) such that I deleted the comments on the dramas (and my personal reasons to buy the boxsets). I also replaced the "no complaints" ratings with "good". I'm afraid I'm just an amateur on audio and video. So I really cannot give an expert...
by Sakari
May 22nd, '07, 05:46
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS
Replies: 9
Views: 5799

What exactly does no complaints mean. You may be a little confused as to the purpose of the review. It's not of the show its of the box set. Were there errors in the subtitles? If so how many. Are you picky about that kind of thing. I sure as hell am. Were the songs subtitled? In other words tell m...
by Sakari
May 18th, '07, 17:23
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS
Replies: 9
Views: 5799

Steal My Heart (R3) from SBS

EDIT 2007-10-30: As of recently, an advertisement seems to appear as part of every message that is first on its page. As I do not like this, and as this was such a post, I deleted the contents (I don't know how to delete the post itself.)
by Sakari
May 15th, '07, 16:25
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Is this My Girl dvd set bootleg?
Replies: 8
Views: 13664

http://www.coolwin-video.com Price is reasonable too. You can give it a try. One of the reason why I like coolwin-video is becos they hv remarks for the video that they offered such as if the subs are gd or not cos then it'll help you decided whether you want to get it or not. Delivery are also qui...
by Sakari
May 15th, '07, 10:41
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What's the worst korean drama you have seen?
Replies: 504
Views: 125175

One Fine Day tops my list. First, I dislike the sister/brother stuff. There's so much of it, too. The Seong Yoo-ri character is actually coveted by two "brothers". And one of those brothers, the Gong Yoo character, is wanted, in turn, by his own "sister", the Lee Yeon-hee character. Second, GY star...
by Sakari
May 14th, '07, 11:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Which JDrama Pairing is your Favorite?
Replies: 157
Views: 37842

Winners...
Tomoko Yamaguchi and Takuya Kimura in Long Vacation.

Runners-up...
Makiko Esumi and Takashi Sorimachi in Over Time.
Miki Sakai and Tomoya Nagase in Hakusen Nagashi.
Aya Ueto and Naohito Fujiki in Koukou Kyoushi 2003.
by Sakari
May 14th, '07, 11:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206774

This one's easy.

Rondo.
by Sakari
Apr 27th, '07, 11:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotelier
Replies: 109
Views: 25047

The Ogata character from Seoul is worse; he looks at most a few years older, but is supposed to take charge of the entire hotel (and to have treated AU as a daughter???) It seems I was fooled, big time, by Seiichi Tanabe's youthful looks. According to Drama Wiki, he was born in 1969. That makes him...
by Sakari
Apr 27th, '07, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotelier
Replies: 109
Views: 25047

i dont think aya's characters status level of employment is that low, she is the assistant manager. kind of contradicts your other statement in that she is taking responsibility for a large hotel's anniversary dinner yet her status as an employee is low-level. anyway, im sure she is just close to t...
by Sakari
Apr 25th, '07, 09:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotelier
Replies: 109
Views: 25047

First, thank you, D-Fansubs, for the subtitles. Second, well, I have watched the original Korean version, and liked it (right from the first episode.) In comparison, the Japanese version seems rushed, somehow. Everything is done very quickly, with little explanation. Why, say, does the Aya Ueto char...
by Sakari
Apr 17th, '07, 11:29
Forum: KDrama on DVD
Topic: Dae Jang Geum [R1 DVD] YA Entertainment
Replies: 3
Views: 5309

Re: Dae Jang Geum [R1 DVD] YA Entertainment

4:3 Fullscreen HanCinema http://www.hancinema.net/korean_drama_Dae_Jang_Geum.php seems to say that the aspect ratio was originally 16:9. Why didn't YAE keep it? I bought the Malaysian set (also 4:3) and, while I agree that the subtitles are very bad, I'll point out that the price is is very good. I...
by Sakari
Mar 28th, '07, 16:32
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote: 35. Somebody farts (not in the same scene as #34, though).
Han Ji-hye in Sweet 18. Choi Ran in My Girl. Lee Cheol-min in Snow Queen. Son Hyeon-joo in What's Up, Fox?.
by Sakari
Jan 9th, '07, 06:02
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The Eye of Dawn (MBC, 1991)
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

Re: Has anyone seen "The eye of dawn" (1991)

thelucasbrown wrote:I read about the Eye of Dawn, produced in 1991, and heralded as the best korean TV of all time! Just wondering if anyone can back this up.
I got the DVD boxset last week, and am currently at episode 21/36. It's certainly an impressive drama.
by Sakari
Jan 1st, '07, 20:56
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

1. Somebody gets into the water (pool, ocean, ...) with their clothes on. This comes up surprisingly often. Some examples... Song Yoon-ah in Hotelier . Ahn Jae-wook and Park Seon-yeong in Oh! Pil-seung, Bong Soon-yeong . So Ji-sub, Jeong Kyeong-ho, and Seo Ji-yeong in Sorry, I Love You . Lee Na-you...
by Sakari
Dec 22nd, '06, 11:40
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Popularity Wanes As ’Anti-Korean Wave’ Sentiment Sets In
Replies: 13
Views: 4630

Re: Popularity Wanes As ’Anti-Korean Wave’ Sentiment Sets In

As much as I love k-drama, I have to say that the relentless use of 'flashbacks' to drag out a series for a few more episodes and the use of terminal diseases has grown old despite having watched k-dramas for only 6 months or so. Let's hope for more creativity from the writers and a better 2007! He...
by Sakari
Dec 17th, '06, 07:04
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote:
39. One character buys another a cellphone.
Recently seen examples... Kim Rae-won in Which Star Are You from. Jeong Woong-in in Rude Women. Han Ji-hye and Im Jeong-eun in Cloud Stairway. Oh Ji-ho in Fantasy Couple.

It hasn't come up in Jumong. But I've only seen 20 episodes.
by Sakari
Dec 7th, '06, 21:02
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Vote for BEST KISSING scenes in Kdramas
Replies: 249
Views: 80690

Resurrection Ep16 @45min. Not very hot, but.... I love the way this kiss is built up in the couple of minutes preceding it. A tension grows; then, it's released by the kiss. Very nice.
by Sakari
Dec 6th, '06, 09:36
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

37, or My Brother Is a Retard. If your brother is a real (blood-related) one, he is a lazy, stupid, irresponsible bum who exists by leeching off you. He's not even handsome. Recently seen examples... Kim Ha-neul's brother in Stained Glass . Jeong Da-bin's brother in Attic Cat . Lee Bo-yeong's broth...
by Sakari
Nov 21st, '06, 18:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas
Replies: 25
Views: 5310

Seriously, this was intended as a study of the fall dramas based on downloads, forum views and ratings that I was collecting for fun. I'm just really interested in this season, and even more interested in studying East and West differences. You know, I wonder about this East and West thing. Sure, a...
by Sakari
Nov 20th, '06, 17:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

36, or Love Thy Sibling. It is all right to fall in love with your sister or brother, because that person will turn out not to be biologically related to you. Wait; not only is it all right; it is, in fact, a marvelous idea, because, this way, the two of you can be together from childhood till old ...
by Sakari
Nov 20th, '06, 16:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1472067

impression151 wrote: The best advice is to stay away from all school dramas, they will suck. Try watching the really weird and wacky ones.
Hakusen nagashi is a school drama that I like. Enormously. It's not weird or wacky, though. I think it's beautiful.
by Sakari
Nov 20th, '06, 12:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas
Replies: 25
Views: 5310

Does anyone know how exactly the viewership ratings of TV are calculated? I mean - a TV set might be on and tuned to a channel without anyone actually watching the program. Then again, the VCR or DVR (but not the TV) might be on and recording a program, but the recording might never be watched. So a...
by Sakari
Sep 27th, '06, 07:20
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: KSOTM for October 2006: Green Rose
Replies: 48
Views: 35314

I voted for Goodbye My Love. All the others have been easy to get even without being KSOTM's.
by Sakari
Sep 26th, '06, 07:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 73
Views: 29244

TY to TK: "Sena-kun! Ayrton Sena-kun!" Someone might have missed this non-Japanese reference... Ayrton Senna was the famous Brazilian Formula One racing driver who died at Imola in 1994. TY/Minami is playing with TK/Sena's family name. Another JDrama Formula One reference: when Norika Fujiwara does...
by Sakari
Sep 4th, '06, 05:11
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE KDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3570
Views: 1303803

jani wrote:does anyone know who that actor is in jaycee05's avatar? [the person with the very first post in this discussion] i'm dying to know.....
Japanese actor Satoshi Tsumabuki.
by Sakari
Aug 25th, '06, 05:52
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: MBC:VOD for Foreigners
Replies: 2
Views: 2645

MBC:VOD for Foreigners

Judging from http://help.imbc.com/foreigner/eng/eng.html , MBC offers downloads of dramas at 1,000 WON an episode. But what does "Expiration: 7 days after payment" mean? Just what is it that expires ? Another problem - scrolling down, there is a Download Page that shows a .WMV file that is 141MB. In...
by Sakari
Jul 31st, '06, 05:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 73
Views: 29244

20centuryboy wrote:
zindaka wrote:[when ever i see people talk about long vacation, i always see the mentioning of Love generation, granted they have the same actors.
Exept for Kimutaku, I don't see any other actors in common.
Ermmm... You mean you missed Takako Matsu? I thought she was pretty noticeable in both dramas.
by Sakari
Jul 30th, '06, 17:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 73
Views: 29244

Out of some 30 JDramas I have watched, Long Vacation is definitely my favorite. The plot is good, the entire cast is good; then, there is the unforgettable pairing of Tomoko Yamaguchi and Takuya Kimura. Favorite lines: TY to TK: "Sena-kun! Ayrton Sena-kun!" TK to TY: "Are you a woman?" Their kisses ...
by Sakari
Jul 29th, '06, 18:56
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

6. Small or medium-sized cars are rarely used. Rich people drive big and expensive cars, while everybody else takes the bus or the subway, or gets rides in the rich people's costly autos. Is it called "product placement"? Everybody in Goong seems to drive a Volkswagen. In Smile Again , it's Peugeot...
by Sakari
Jul 13th, '06, 05:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What is your favorite Takuya Kimura Drama Series
Replies: 97
Views: 26122

... I usually can't stand the sight of his female leads. The big exception to that is Long Vacation, sorry I can't remember her name, but I thought her character was great and she was sooooo different to most women portrayed in doramas. Tomoko Yamaguchi. Unforgettable. Yes, Long Vacation is my favo...
by Sakari
Jul 11th, '06, 08:35
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [TwDrama] Meteor Garden I & II (CTS, 2001 & 2002)
Replies: 176
Views: 90715

In MG I Episode 10, Daoming Si gets into a fight with some punks in a dark street. The scene's background looks like the side of a red tramway car. What mystifies me is that there is large Finnish writing on the red surface, saying JA TAAS MENNÄÄN (in English, this would be something like HERE WE G...
by Sakari
Jul 10th, '06, 07:24
Forum: Chinese Drama Discussions
Topic: [TwDrama] Meteor Garden I & II (CTS, 2001 & 2002)
Replies: 176
Views: 90715

In MG I Episode 10, Daoming Si gets into a fight with some punks in a dark street. The scene's background looks like the side of a red tramway car. What mystifies me is that there is large Finnish writing on the red surface, saying JA TAAS MENNÄÄN (in English, this would be something like HERE WE GO...
by Sakari
Jul 10th, '06, 07:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

Sakari wrote: 27. Somebody kicks somebody else in the leg. (Ouch!)
The kicker is usually (always?) female; the kickee, male.
by Sakari
Jun 2nd, '06, 11:46
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

what about a love to kill? does that one count? I have only seen the first few episodes of A Love to Kill , but... If you mean the Sin Min-ah character, then I don't think she is what is usually called a "rich girl". She may have lots of money, but her family isn't rich, and only someone with a ric...
by Sakari
May 29th, '06, 10:21
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

I have seen neither Ruler of Your Own World or A Love to Kill so ... and is the Yang Dong-geun here is the guy in The Last Jump and Taegukki :wub: ? If so, I don't recall he's that small... maybe it's my faulty memory then. You are probably thinking of Jang Dong-gun ( All about Eve ). He does not a...
by Sakari
May 22nd, '06, 06:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Pride
Replies: 106
Views: 34062

gemstar wrote:I loved this series... all the way up to the ending. I was pissed and so disappointed at how everything seemed crammed and rushed in the last episode.
My feeling, exactly.
by Sakari
May 22nd, '06, 06:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34519

I'll watch anything if Choi Ji-woo is in it, right? Yutaka Takenouchi isn't bad, either, and the I Believe song is quite catchy. Other than that... Well, the script is terrible. I mean, it sucks . How could they produce an obviously big-money drama with a script like this?A few examples: 1. About ha...
by Sakari
May 18th, '06, 09:34
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

x_XJules wrote:i believe he's using sarcasm.
I just edited that post of mine (post #1 in this thread). Let's hope for less confusion.
by Sakari
May 18th, '06, 05:25
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

12. The male lead has to carry someone - most often, the female lead - somewhere piggy-back. In Prince's First Love , Kim Nam-jin takes this up a notch by running while carrying Seong Yoo-ri, who looks rather big as girls go - petite, she's not. Still, that's nothing compared to the twist in Ruler ...
by Sakari
May 17th, '06, 06:00
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

cierta wrote: Oh, and the rich guy / poor girl thing, there is only one drama where it's the opposite .... *drum rolls plzzz* ............. Sandglass !!!!! :cheers:
What about Ruler of Your Own World?
by Sakari
May 17th, '06, 05:51
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

What about this point? 23, or The Taxi Scam. A popular small-scale scam is to ask friends to give you money for a taxi. It's a scam because taxis in Korea are free; that is, once you arrive at your destination, you can step out and be on your way without paying the driver anything. Is that true? So...
by Sakari
May 16th, '06, 09:36
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

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. This is why it was such a shock to see Lee Da-hae driving in the last few episodes of My Girl . Good grief; she had me biting my nails there.
by Sakari
May 7th, '06, 05:31
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Re: Things I've Noticed from KDramas

1. Somebody gets into the water (pool, ocean, ...) with their clothes on. This comes up oddly often. I think I've seen it in at least Hotelier , Prince's First Love , Love Story in Harvard , Lovers in Paris , I'm Sorry I Love You and most recently in Bad Family . Yay - 10th post! I now get to vote ...
by Sakari
May 3rd, '06, 09:14
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 96132

Things I've Noticed from KDramas

EDIT 2007-10-30: As of recently, an advertisement seems to appear as part of every message that is first on its page. As I do not like this, and as this was such a post, I deleted the contents (I don't know how to delete the post itself.)
by Sakari
Apr 26th, '06, 08:09
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: What Star Are You From (MBC, 2006) ft. KRW, JRW
Replies: 192
Views: 59932

I'm at EP07 because of the subtitles. So far, I love the series. Jung Ryeo-won is AWESOME. Spotting familiar faces among the cast is fun. Bok-sil's mother seems to played by the actress who did Chae-gyung's in "Goong". And doesn't the village teacher look very much like the shady tour operator in "W...
by Sakari
Jan 24th, '06, 09:34
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: My Girl (SBS, 2005/6)
Replies: 821
Views: 231378

Looking for Ep10

Would anyone know where I might find Ep10 in .ASF (or .AVI) format? There is an .asf file in various places like YouSendIt or MegaUpload, but it turns out to be in .WMV format (instead of .ASF), and I can't play .WMV files. Strangely enough,I have found Eps 1-9 and 11-12 in .ASF format; it's just th...