Of this CURRENT SEASON, what dramas are you watchin'??

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Of this CURRENT SEASON, what dramas are you watchin'??

Post by lordViN » May 6th, '07, 05:46

simple question, stay on topic, discuss and recommend JDramas of this current season. :thumleft:

I'am Currently watching:

Proposal Daisakusen
LIAR GAME
and Jodan ja nai!

For me Proposal Daisakusen is the most appealing drama of this season an that is mainly because yamapi and Nagasawa Masami (I loved them in Dragon Zakura :wub: ), I still have to watch Bambino!, Hanayome to Papa and others for a more complete view but for now it is like this.
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Post by Hazel Eyes » May 6th, '07, 06:51

I am currently watching

Proposal Daisakusen
LIAR GAME
Bambino!
Hanayome to Papa

I liked all of them and especially bambino and proposal daisakusen

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Post by jussi » May 6th, '07, 08:34

Im currently watching:

- Liar Game
- Seito Shokun!
- Watashitachi no Kyokasho
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Post by aj2005uk » May 6th, '07, 08:54

Have look at my sig for the drama's i'm currently watching

All the series i'm watching are brilliant especially Proposal Daisakusen :D
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Post by Misato-san » May 6th, '07, 09:09

- LIAR GAME
- Bambino!
my two fave of the season :wub: :wub: :wub:

- Hanayome to Papa
promising, only first episode watched

- Proposal Daisakusen
I don't like it very much...


I need to try also Sexy voice and robo and Tokku Tanaka 3 go.

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Post by GoddessCarlie » May 6th, '07, 09:20

I'm watching:-

Proposal Daisakusen - my favourite so far, and has the potential to be one of my all time favourites

Liar Game
Bambino

Liar Game and Bambino are only OK, but I'll keep watching to see if they get better or not...
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Post by aj2005uk » May 6th, '07, 09:27

GoddessCarlie wrote: Proposal Daisakusen - my favourite so far, and has the potential to be one of my all time favourites.
I'm with you on that one :D
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Post by NgocLan » May 6th, '07, 09:34

Bambino and Hotelier are my two favourites this season.

And I'm also watching Proposal Daisakusen and Hanayome to Papa. Also Liar Game, but I have not started on any episode of it yet. Have to give that tokku tanaka 3 go another chance too. apparently it gets better in episode 3.. I got turned off by the 1st episode.. And I believe that's it so far... any more shows along with the american dramas I'm currently watching and I'm going nuts. :mrgreen:

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Post by hrist » May 6th, '07, 09:37

Im currently watching,

Bambino
Liar Game
Proposal Daisakusen
Jodan Ja nai!

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Post by Natsu-chan » May 6th, '07, 13:07

I'm watching:
-Proposal Daisakusen (Yamapi is great! but I don't think that this drama will be my favorite- just one of the favorites- but it's not the best so far...I hope that the story takes a better turn & they should make the school scenes more interesting)
-Hanayome to Papa
-Hello Miss (Korean)

& I'm saving some to watch at the end of this month when this semester ends:

-Liar Game (I like Toda Erika & the story seems interesting),
-Joudan Janai (Nodame + Last Christmas guy)
-Bambino
-Tokkyu Tanaka Go
-The Devil (Korean)
-Witch Amusement (Korean)

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Post by lenrasoon » May 6th, '07, 13:47

Watching:

K-Dramas

Hello! Miss
The Devil
Witch Amusement
Que Sera, Sera
Thank You

My favorites are Thank You and Que sera sera, i also recommend Witch Amusement

J- Dramas

Liar Game
Hanayome to papa
Seito Shokun!
Joudan Janai !
Bambino!

Favorites: Liar Game and Hanayome to papa

Tw-Dramas

Summer X Summer
Corner With Love
My Lucky Star

Fav: Corner With Love

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Post by nophankh » May 6th, '07, 13:56

k-drama
Hello! Miss--like the first episodes, but losing interest
The Devil--ok, just waiting for subs.
Witch Amusement--like the first episodes, but losing interest because of repetitive plot.
Que Sera, Sera--liking it but spoiling myself by going to Javabean's blog and reading the summary before the subtitles come out.

j-drama
Proposal Daisakusen -saw the first eps, not interested
Liar game-saw the first 2 eps, not interested.

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Post by eUxaZnxRo » May 6th, '07, 14:15

KDramas:
Witch Yoo Hee (really loving this one)
The Devil (have the subs, need to downloading the actual episodes)

JDramas:
Proposal Daisakusen (really loving this one as well)
Bambino (it's okay right now)
Hanayome To Papa (downloading right now)
LIAR GAME (downloading right now)
Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (downloading right now)

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Post by gHe » May 6th, '07, 14:32

iM currently watching :

Bambino!
Proposal Daisakusen
Liar Game

^^V :lol

i love Proposal Daisakusen so far.. :)
Hana Yori Dango AddiCt.. ^^V
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Post by minnilu » May 6th, '07, 14:44

Hanayome to Papa
Proposal Daisakusen
Liar Game
Seito Shokun!

....I love all series <333
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Post by arabian » May 6th, '07, 14:47

I'm watching:
-Proposal Daisakusen
-Hello Miss
- witch amusement
-Thank you..

& I'm saving to watch after the end of semester..:

-Liar Game
-Joudan Janai -Bambino
-Tokkyu Tanaka Go
- hanayome to papa
-Que sera sera..
- corner with love..
- my lucky star..
- princess princess..
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by aqatha » May 6th, '07, 15:02

let see, I am watching Kdrama and Jdrama:

J Drama

Liar Game
Hanayome to papa
Bambino!
Proposal Daisakusen

My favorites Bambino

K Drama

Hello! Miss
Witch Amusement

Hello Miss is the most drama I like

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Post by Mihara » May 6th, '07, 23:17

Delicious Gakuin
Watashitachi no KyouKashou
Sexy Voice and Robo
Liar Game
Joudan Janai
Bambino
Proposal Daisakusen

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Post by FruitChaat » May 6th, '07, 23:27

from this season I'm watching:

Proposal Daisuksen
--Pi is <3

Bambino!
--not really a fan of foos/restaurant based dramas, but this one is good so far

Liar Game
--such a weird premise, but it's interesting

Hanayome To Papa
--I have nvr liked junno, and the dad annoys me...but for sum reason i'm still watching? lol

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go
--a show about trains....only watching for koki's halarilty XDD

Hotelier
--only watching for ueto...but i dunno if i'll be able to stay interested enough in the show to keep watching.....the plot is kinda *ZZZ*....and the guys arn't hot *bricked*

and just a note to the ppl who were posting Kdramas that they are watching, this thread was posted under JDrama discussion, so please stay on topic
Hello! Miss, The Devil, Witch Yoo Hee
Corner With Love, My Lucky Star, SummerxSummer
Proposal Daisuksen, Liar Game, Bambino!, Hanayome To Papa, Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go, Hotelier

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Post by Natsume Maya » May 6th, '07, 23:45

Watching:
- Liar Game
- Proposal Daisakusen
- Hanayome To Papa

Saving for later:
- Kuitan 2
- Jikou Keisatsu 2
- Bambino
- Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go
- Watashitachi no Kyokashou

And some kdramas too...

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Post by Lady Zhuge » May 6th, '07, 23:47

I'm following Liar Game, Our Textbook, Operation Love, Tokkyu Tanaka San Go, Bambino, and Sexy Voice and Robo this season. I also plan on watching Jikou Keisatsu 2 after it's finished airing as well.

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Post by mikomi » May 6th, '07, 23:58

I download most of the dramas this season, but I'm only watching and following 3 series so far, the rest I'll save for later. I'm currently following:

Watashitachi no KyouKashou - dark but so good, my fav. so far this season. The subs are top-notch too.
Proposal Daisakusen - light-hearted and very interesting.
Liar Game - the 3rd episode really became a lot more exciting than the preceding two.
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Post by cherrypieandmore » May 7th, '07, 01:26

Currently I'm Watching:

LIAR GAME (I love Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika)
Proposal Daisakusen
Bambino!

I'm holding off on watching Hotelier, Hanayome to Papa and Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go. Can anyone tell me if they're good so far? Some people have been telling me Hanayome isn't all that good...

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Post by Celentt » May 7th, '07, 04:50

watching Joudan Jyanai

gave up on liar game after 1 episode... the punchlines seem so stupid, does it get better?

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Post by Meko » May 7th, '07, 05:04

haha im watching
Proposal Daisakusen and liar game =3

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Post by lordViN » May 7th, '07, 06:37

Celentt wrote:watching Joudan Jyanai

gave up on liar game after 1 episode... the punchlines seem so stupid, does it get better?
It really gets a lot better at end of the episode 2 and at the episode 3 it really becomes very interesting and exciting. I'm waiting anxious for the next episode.

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Post by blackstarjr » May 7th, '07, 06:50

I refer you to my signature text..hehe.. :D
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Post by Winly » May 8th, '07, 16:38

I'm only watching Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go. And I love it :wub: It's really good ^__^

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Post by evil_zai » May 8th, '07, 16:58

my drama list this season...

bambino, liar game, prodai, tt3g, hanapapa, seito shokun, witch yoo hee, the devil.

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Post by Puppet Princess » May 8th, '07, 17:25

Right now I'm wathcing these new dramas.

Japanese:
-Proposal Daisakusen
-LIAR GAME (so good!)
-Bambino!
-Sexy Voice and Robo
And I will probably give Hotelier a try.

Korean
-Witch Yoo Hee (Jae Hee is awesome as always)
- Hello! Miss (So funny and cute)

Taiwanese
-My Lucky Star
-Summer X Summer
-Queen's

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Post by x_sushi_o » May 9th, '07, 00:47

watching: Proposal Daisakusen, Bambino!, and Witch Yoo Hee. only staying on top of these three(dunno how people watch 50 at once^) =)
currently watching:
Why Why Love, Bad Couple, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Yamada Taro Monogatari

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Post by MitsukaiKuroi » May 9th, '07, 05:15

Watashitachi no KyouKashou - I am in love with this series! Dark and full of mystery! The subbers are doing afantastic job with it as well!

Bambino! - I love Jun Matsumoto so I HAD to watch this!!! I really like it so far and I look forward to the rest of it!

(No other shows are really grabbing my attention based on the premises but I will probably catch up with them later when I am bored and I see the final reviews from people here on the board. )

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Post by harukaya » May 10th, '07, 02:44

Watashitachi no KyouKashou - it IS GOOD!!! - i especially love the ending song by Bonnie Pink! :lol

Joudan Janai - hilarious, especially the Mother
Hanayome to Papa - equally funny but the story is only so-so
Proposal Daisakusen - cute but the story's not going anywhere
Bambino - it's Jun, need i say more!?
Liar Game - kinda repetitive, using it to kill time

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Post by KamakazeBettie » May 10th, '07, 02:49

proposal daisakusen
jikou keisatsu
sexy voice and robo

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Post by aishoni2 » May 10th, '07, 04:43

Watashitachi no KyouKashou ... I've overlooked this. Is it really good?

watching Bambino! & Proposal Daisakusen
Bambino! is going great.
Proposal is boring. Skipped a lot watching it. The theme song is lovely tho'

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Post by shankar » May 10th, '07, 05:01

Jdrama
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Hanayome to Papa
Proposal Daisakusen
Sexy Voice and Robo
Bambino!
Hotelier
Tokkyu Tanaka San Go
Jikou Keisatsu 2
Kuitan 2
LIAR GAME
Joudan Janai!
Kodoku no Kake
Watashitachi no Kyokasho
Seito Shokun!

Kdrama
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HIT
Hello Miss!
Witch amusement
mawang/ the devil

the above are the ones that i am following. besides, i am also watching some from the past seasons.

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Post by floydian » May 10th, '07, 06:00

Joudan Janai!
Jikou Keisatsu 2
Liar Game
Proposal Daisakusen
Watashitachi no Kyokasho

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Post by YamapisWifey » May 10th, '07, 08:49

watching all the new jdramas this season except for that aya ueta's or whatever her name is drama. Koki's new drama has to be my favoritiest one. Least favorite is Proposal Daisakusen even though Pi is my favorite....

aishoni2 - Watashitachi no KyouKashou is a pretty good dark drama. Kind of suspenseful too, I recommend watching it.
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Post by momotsuki » May 10th, '07, 09:15

just keeping up with tokkyu tanaka 3 go for now. Koki is fun & sweet and the female lead is REALLY GOOD.

Plus I like keeping count of how many adidas football jackets he wears ... love the brite colors lol.

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Post by Love Angel » May 10th, '07, 12:39

Proposal Daisakusen
Hanayome to Papa
Liar Game
Bambino


Proposal daisakusen is the best so far...

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Post by Pink Rose » May 10th, '07, 13:13

I'm currently watching:

K-drama
Thank you
Hello miss
Witch Yoo hee
The devil

Thank you is my favourite

J-drama
Proposal daisakusen
Hanayome to papa

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Post by doubledown11 » May 11th, '07, 05:20

In my opinion the best series thusfar:

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go - excellent cast. Surprisingly good performance by Koki who plays a character that is patheticly inept, annoyingly **** but kind at heart with a good moral compass. You can't help but cheer for him (unlike Jun's portrayal in Bambino).
The writers clearly took the time to create interesting supporting characters. e.g. Kei (Tsukamoto) who has one mother (duh) but 5 potential fathers and remains a virgin who will only date women who are serious about marriage and share his monogamous ideology. Tsukamoto and Akiyama do an excellent job portraying "tetsus". Akiyama is clearly a comedic genius. The chemistry (or intentional lack thereof) between Koki and Chiaki is absolutely hilarious. Chiaki's reactions to Koki's antics (esp phone calls) had me rolling on the floor with stomach cramps. The cinematography and production is top notch (reminds me of Nobuta, Gal Circle) and the OP kicks serious ass. And oh yeah, Kato Rosa and Kuriyama Chiaki are both fine as hell.

Proposal Daisakusen - if the Butterfly Effect were a romantic comedy....
The timeslip plot isn't exactly revolutionary but to me ithis version is different enough to seem refreshingly original. The characters aren't nearly as interesting as in Tanaka 3 but are likeable. Ken (YamaPi) despite his initial boneheadedness always manages to surprise you with his ingenuity in the end. Was never a huge fan of Nagasawa (Sailor Fuku was dreadful) but she is quite a good actress and her infectious charm is beginning to grow on me. Eikura Nana did such an awesome job in Dance Drill but her character in Proposal is rather boring. Hopefully her character will evolve as the series progresses. The music/soundtrack is stellar and i have absolutely no complaints.
This is definitely one of the best dramas this season. As entertaining as Tokkyu Tanaka but not as strong when you analyze depth of character and quality of acting.

Hanyome to Papa - Ishihara Satomi basically plays the same bumbling character she played in H2. She tends to overact but she is sooooooo damn cute (what am I saying, she's freaking HOT) that you can't help but like her. Especially since she has such a ridiculously overprotective father. Tokito Saburo does an award-nomination worthy comedic portrayal as Satomi's dad ("Boku wa kimi no otousan janai !) Taguchi Junnosuke tries to take the title of most effeminate looking JE male lead from Kamenashi Kazuya but overall i am quite impressed by the way he portrays his character in this series. A romantic comedy i don't mind taking the time to download.


Liar Game - Haven't read the manga. The plot is very intriguing. Didn't realize how exceptionally BAD Toda Erika is at acting until now. (Loved her in Nobuta but it's been all downhill since then. Zero emotional range but pretty to look at.) Entertaining b/c of the story. With a better cast it could have been much better. Still worth dowloading.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho - Great drama with an excellent cast though Itoh Atsushi tends to overact when portraying scenes of frustration. Takes an "Afterschool special" topic (school bullying) but executes the storytelling well. Not as controversial as Shida Mirai 's 14 Sai no Haha but still socially germane. Just about to watch episode 4 raw when I finish this post.


Worst drama so far: Bambino.
Not terribly bad, but completely lacking originality using every cliche in the Jdrama book.
Jun was great in Kimi wa Petto and HYD but the level of overacting in Bambino is utterly ridiculous. Very weak acting by such a potentially strong cast most likely due to the fact the characters are so bland and uninspiring. I can see how this show could garner high ratings/reviews b/c of all the teenaged girls that blindly worship anything that Jun (or any Johnny's Jr) does but COME ON?!!! This "drama" has a cookie-cutter underdog plot with no intersting "twists" or compelling displays of acting ability to elevate it from being completely generic. Not worth 5 Kb of space on my hard drive.


I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching? What else is a surprise quality show that is under the radar so far?

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Post by nhk9 » May 11th, '07, 05:41

doubledown11 wrote:In my opinion the best series thusfar:

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go - excellent cast. Surprisingly good performance by Koki who plays a character that is patheticly inept, annoyingly **** but kind at heart with a good moral compass. You can't help but cheer for him (unlike Jun's portrayal in Bambino).
The writers clearly took the time to create interesting supporting characters. e.g. Kei (Tsukamoto) who has one mother (duh) but 5 potential fathers and remains a virgin who will only date women who are serious about marriage and share his monogamous ideology. Tsukamoto and Akiyama do an excellent job portraying "tetsus". Akiyama is clearly a comedic genius. The chemistry (or intentional lack thereof) between Koki and Chiaki is absolutely hilarious. Chiaki's reactions to Koki's antics (esp phone calls) had me rolling on the floor with stomach cramps. The cinematography and production is top notch (reminds me of Nobuta, Gal Circle) and the OP kicks serious ass. And oh yeah, Kato Rosa and Kuriyama Chiaki are both fine as hell.

Proposal Daisakusen - if the Butterfly Effect were a romantic comedy....
The timeslip plot isn't exactly revolutionary but to me ithis version is different enough to seem refreshingly original. The characters aren't nearly as interesting as in Tanaka 3 but are likeable. Ken (YamaPi) despite his initial boneheadedness always manages to surprise you with his ingenuity in the end. Was never a huge fan of Nagasawa (Sailor Fuku was dreadful) but she is quite a good actress and her infectious charm is beginning to grow on me. Eikura Nana did such an awesome job in Dance Drill but her character in Proposal is rather boring. Hopefully her character will evolve as the series progresses. The music/soundtrack is stellar and i have absolutely no complaints.
This is definitely one of the best dramas this season. As entertaining as Tokkyu Tanaka but not as strong when you analyze depth of character and quality of acting.

Hanyome to Papa - Ishihara Satomi basically plays the same bumbling character she played in H2. She tends to overact but she is sooooooo damn cute (what am I saying, she's freaking HOT) that you can't help but like her. Especially since she has such a ridiculously overprotective father. Tokito Saburo does an award-nomination worthy comedic portrayal as Satomi's dad ("Boku wa kimi no otousan janai !) Taguchi Junnosuke tries to take the title of most effeminate looking JE male lead from Kamenashi Kazuya but overall i am quite impressed by the way he portrays his character in this series. A romantic comedy i don't mind taking the time to download.


Liar Game - Haven't read the manga. The plot is very intriguing. Didn't realize how exceptionally BAD Toda Erika is at acting until now. (Loved her in Nobuta but it's been all downhill since then. Zero emotional range but pretty to look at.) Entertaining b/c of the story. With a better cast it could have been much better. Still worth dowloading.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho - Great drama with an excellent cast though Itoh Atsushi tends to overact when portraying scenes of frustration. Takes an "Afterschool special" topic (school bullying) but executes the storytelling well. Not as controversial as Shida Mirai 's 14 Sai no Haha but still socially germane. Just about to watch episode 4 raw when I finish this post.


Worst drama so far: Bambino.
Not terribly bad, but completely lacking originality using every cliche in the Jdrama book.
Jun was great in Kimi wa Petto and HYD but the level of overacting in Bambino is utterly ridiculous. Very weak acting by such a potentially strong cast most likely due to the fact the characters are so bland and uninspiring. I can see how this show could garner high ratings/reviews b/c of all the teenaged girls that blindly worship anything that Jun (or any Johnny's Jr) does but COME ON?!!! This "drama" has a cookie-cutter underdog plot with no intersting "twists" or compelling displays of acting ability to elevate it from being completely generic. Not worth 5 Kb of space on my hard drive.


I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching? What else is a surprise quality show that is under the radar so far?
Great post! Just the info that I needed. I am giving up on jodan janai and is currently looking for a new one.

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Post by doubledown11 » May 11th, '07, 06:46

nhk9 wrote:
Great post! Just the info that I needed. I am giving up on jodan janai and is currently looking for a new one.
Thanks, NHK9.
Actually, I just finished watching Watashitachi ep 04. Miho Kanno does an admirable job but it's hard to take this drama seriously. One thing i noticed is how they always focus in on a main character's emotive facial expression and segue with the overdramatic theme song like they did in Boku no Aruku Michi. Pretty cheesy but at least Boku no Aruku Michi had an awesome story. Watashitachi no Kyokasho is starting to get pretty ridiculous plotwise and with its side-stories.

But yeah, i highly recommend Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go if you haven't watched it yet. It's really well-written a la Kekkon Dekinai Otoko but geared towards a younger crowd. The introductory 1st half of episode one might seem boring at first (and Koki overly irritating) but watch at least the 1st 2 episodes b4 making a final judgement. I also like how it exposes aspects of Japanese culture that are so overtly and distinctly peculiar to Nihon.
It gives a picture of how alien japanese life can be (well at least in Tokyo).

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Post by lordViN » May 11th, '07, 06:54

doubledown11 wrote:In my opinion the best series thusfar:

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go - excellent cast. Surprisingly good performance by Koki who plays a character that is patheticly inept, annoyingly **** but kind at heart with a good moral compass.

Proposal Daisakusen - if the Butterfly Effect were a romantic comedy....


Hanyome to Papa - Ishihara Satomi basically plays the same bumbling character she played in H2.

Liar Game - Haven't read the manga. The plot is very intriguing. Didn't realize how exceptionally BAD Toda Erika is at acting until now.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho - Great drama with an excellent cast though Itoh Atsushi tends to overact when portraying scenes of frustration.
Worst drama so far: Bambino.
Not terribly bad, but completely lacking originality using every cliche in the Jdrama book.

I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching? What else is a surprise quality show that is under the radar so far?
I have resumed it, gome!! :P

posts like this are the purpose of this thread, is people opinions and popularity of the series what people are seeking, specially since there are a lot of series per season and so few disk space in our hands.

returning to topic, I'm really enjoying Proposal Daisakusen, until now is on the top of my seasons list, LIAR GAME is interesting and all but is just another drama if you know what I mean, and I think I will drop joudan janai just it isn't my type.

I have not seen Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go and Bambino yet but as soon I get some time I will watch them. :P

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Post by celticmoon » May 11th, '07, 07:44

doubledown11 wrote:I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching?
'Sexy Voice and Robo' is my favorite drama series this season by a mile, but I also think it could be one of those ones you either love or hate. But here's what I think of it:

Both, Ohgo Suzuka and Matsuyama Kenichi, give great performances--Ohgo has a very naturalistic acting style while Matsuyama does an excellent job at portraying an overly-energetic otaku. Their teamwork is great from the start, and seems to improve as each episode progresses. The supporting cast is also great, as they really do 'support' the main leads who are still inexperienced at playing lead roles; I feel that they help to tie the loose ends together.

The drama itself is great too. Each episode has a fairly interesting story (for the most part, the episodes have not connected too much so far), and as a whole, it's humorous, weird, but also invokes tears at times. Each episode has its own message and/or underlying meaning, and I like how it presents this to the viewer without going out of its way to shove the message into his or her face.

However, I unfortunately felt that episodes 4 and 5 (the two more recent episodes) didn't hold up as well when compared to the first three, as they seemed to be weaker in presenting the message factor. However, with that said, they were still entertaining and had their good moments. They were good--but they just seemed to be lacking the one little thing that made the first three episodes great. Anyway, I think 'Sexy Voice and Robo' is worth giving a chance.

Anyway, other from this, I am watching several other series: 'Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Gou,' 'Liar Game,' 'Proposal Daisakusen,' 'Watashitachi no Kyokashi, and 'Joudan Janai.'

'Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Gou' is probably my second favorite this season. I think it had a somewhat slow start, but really started to take off starting at the end of the second episode. As doubledown11 wrote, Tanaka's character really makes the viewer want to cheer him on in his attempts to make Terumi his own personal 'Heroine.' I feel that the story has quite a twist when compared to the typical romance/seishun drama, and the relationships between the various characters really help to pull everything together.

'Liar Game' and 'Proposal Daisakusen' are both pretty good in that they keep you entertained, but they also seem like ones that viewer will eventually forget about after having finished the series. Both definitely had the potential to be better, as they both have pretty mediocre acting. With that said however, 'Liar Game' has a very interesting story that keeps the viewer wanting to see the next episode, and 'Proposal Daisakusen' is 45 minutes of relaxing fun.

I'm a little behind on 'Kyokasho' and 'Joudan,' but overall, 'Kyokasho' seems like it'll keep me on the edge of my seats, while 'Joudan' seems pretty 'blah' in everything from its premise and comedic situations.

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Post by YamapisWifey » May 11th, '07, 08:07

Koki's drama is great. I really like the whole thing with the train fascination, it's different and too hiliarious. My favorite drama this season. Somehow the ratings are so low. ; ;

doubledown11 - evil! But you speak the truth. No matter how crappy the drama is, I have to support them Johnnys. Like ProDai is really boring & average but I am only watching it to check out Yamashita.
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Post by javinian » May 11th, '07, 08:39

I'm watching Liar Game, Proposal, Hanayome, Joudan and sexyvoice.

I'm dropping hanayome and joudan (even if im a ueno juri fan) because they are not very interesting.



The very best so far is Sexyvoice and Robo.
This drama is just different and the main characters are absolutely fantastic in it.
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Post by ChuChuIce » May 11th, '07, 08:43

Jdrama: LIAR GAME!!
Kdramas: Hellp Miss
Witch Amusement
Que sera sera
The Devil
The Vineyard man
Still need to finish watch Dalja's Spring (at epi 17)
Chdrama: Best selling point aka hot sweet and sour
Still need to finish Devils Disciple (at epi 10)
Twdramas: Still need to finish Smiling pasta (at epi 12)
HanaKimi

OMG im watching to much at the same time xD
I have stopped watching some dramas becuz its not rly funny :x
Some subs are going slow so isnt added in my list :P
And I still wanna begin to watch some new dramas >.<

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Post by javinian » May 11th, '07, 08:43

celticmoon wrote:
doubledown11 wrote:I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching?
'Sexy Voice and Robo' is my favorite drama series this season by a mile, but I also think it could be one of those ones you either love or hate. But here's what I think of it:

Both, Ohgo Suzuka and Matsuyama Kenichi, give great performances--Ohgo has a very naturalistic acting style while Matsuyama does an excellent job at portraying an overly-energetic otaku. Their teamwork is great from the start, and seems to improve as each episode progresses. The supporting cast is also great, as they really do 'support' the main leads who are still inexperienced at playing lead roles; I feel that they help to tie the loose ends together.

The drama itself is great too. Each episode has a fairly interesting story (for the most part, the episodes have not connected too much so far), and as a whole, it's humorous, weird, but also invokes tears at times. Each episode has its own message and/or underlying meaning, and I like how it presents this to the viewer without going out of its way to shove the message into his or her face.

However, I unfortunately felt that episodes 4 and 5 (the two more recent episodes) didn't hold up as well when compared to the first three, as they seemed to be weaker in presenting the message factor. However, with that said, they were still entertaining and had their good moments. They were good--but they just seemed to be lacking the one little thing that made the first three episodes great. Anyway, I think 'Sexy Voice and Robo' is worth giving a chance.
I'm 200% with you on this. ;) All i want to say is this drama is just different. Only watched the first three episodes since im waiting for the subs. :p

I dont think is drama is very fun or sad, but it's just fresh and captivating.

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Post by daisukides » May 12th, '07, 00:09

I'm watching ProDai, Bambino and Hotelier this season. I wasn't going to watch Hotelier, but I was bored one day and watched the first episode, and
decided I needed to watch the second, and after seing that I was hooked. But I might just jump off again if it doesn't keep up with my expectations.

Bambino, only seen one episode so far, but it's looking good.

ProDai is my favourite, mostly because of Yamapi, but I like the story so far, and episode 4 was amazing, I hope it will continue like that.
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Post by doubledown11 » May 19th, '07, 18:31

celticmoon wrote:
doubledown11 wrote:I've only watched 1st half of episode one of sexy Voice. Had a lukewarm appraisal of what i saw. Is it worth watching?
'Sexy Voice and Robo' is my favorite drama series this season by a mile, but I also think it could be one of those ones you either love or hate. But here's what I think of it:

Both, Ohgo Suzuka and Matsuyama Kenichi, give great performances--Ohgo has a very naturalistic acting style while Matsuyama does an excellent job at portraying an overly-energetic otaku. Their teamwork is great from the start, and seems to improve as each episode progresses. The supporting cast is also great, as they really do 'support' the main leads who are still inexperienced at playing lead roles; I feel that they help to tie the loose ends together.

The drama itself is great too. Each episode has a fairly interesting story (for the most part, the episodes have not connected too much so far), and as a whole, it's humorous, weird, but also invokes tears at times. Each episode has its own message and/or underlying meaning, and I like how it presents this to the viewer without going out of its way to shove the message into his or her face.

However, I unfortunately felt that episodes 4 and 5 (the two more recent episodes) didn't hold up as well when compared to the first three, as they seemed to be weaker in presenting the message factor. However, with that said, they were still entertaining and had their good moments. They were good--but they just seemed to be lacking the one little thing that made the first three episodes great. Anyway, I think 'Sexy Voice and Robo' is worth giving a chance.

Anyway, other from this, I am watching several other series: 'Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Gou,' 'Liar Game,' 'Proposal Daisakusen,' 'Watashitachi no Kyokashi, and 'Joudan Janai.'

'Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Gou' is probably my second favorite this season. I think it had a somewhat slow start, but really started to take off starting at the end of the second episode. As doubledown11 wrote, Tanaka's character really makes the viewer want to cheer him on in his attempts to make Terumi his own personal 'Heroine.' I feel that the story has quite a twist when compared to the typical romance/seishun drama, and the relationships between the various characters really help to pull everything together.

'Liar Game' and 'Proposal Daisakusen' are both pretty good in that they keep you entertained, but they also seem like ones that viewer will eventually forget about after having finished the series. Both definitely had the potential to be better, as they both have pretty mediocre acting. With that said however, 'Liar Game' has a very interesting story that keeps the viewer wanting to see the next episode, and 'Proposal Daisakusen' is 45 minutes of relaxing fun.

I'm a little behind on 'Kyokasho' and 'Joudan,' but overall, 'Kyokasho' seems like it'll keep me on the edge of my seats, while 'Joudan' seems pretty 'blah' in everything from its premise and comedic situations.
Just finished watching up to episode 5 of Sexy Voice & Robo.
I'm glad you encouraged me to persist with this series. I agree Suzuka and Matsuyama Kenichi are great in their roles. Suzuka seems mature beyond her years. She also reminds me of a friend I kmow. Okada Yoshinori also adds hilarious comedic relief. Considering so many Jdramas follow previously successful yet trite/threadbear blueprints it's nice to see effort made to come up with something unique/different.

Still it has yet to supercede Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go for best drama this season. Definitely in the top 3 though.
Although you could argue TT3G is somewhat formulaic:
1. JE actor (Tanaka Koki)
2. Otaku theme (Tetsu's: train otakus)
3. Underdog courting girl clearly out of his league

I would counter that this season, no other series thusfar has spent more effort in creating such detailed, dynamic characters. Sexy Voice and Robo does a great job in portraying the humanistic side of the "antagonist" but I think TT3G has done a better job of fleshing out the complexities of the main characters' personalities.
Both shows place alot of attention to detail. Both series are character driven with emphasis on dialogue and storytelling (substance) over "sexy" characters and flashy cliffhangers (style).
Although TT3G appears over-the-top in its humor (similar to My Boss My Hero) it has a lot of subtle, quiet moments that just bring a smile to your face.
TT3G doesn't have a gripping plot but I can't overstate how excellent the storytelling is in Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go. The performances by Kuriyama Chiaki, Tsukamoto Takashi, Akiyama Ryuji are also outstanding. Although Tanaka Koki seems merely to be playing his real-life character/personality, he does an excellent job with the lead role and hjave no complaints with his performance thusfar/
This show has been doing poorly from a ratings standpoint. It has a subtle greatness that goes over the heads of most casual Jdrama viewers. It doesn't bother me that the JE teeny-bopper crowd isn't supporting this series but I hope that TBS isn't dissuaded from making quality shows like TT#G in the future despite the poor ratings in Japan.

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Post by Moondy » May 20th, '07, 03:36

I'm watching Liar game, Bambino and Gal circle..
I've just finished Tatta hitotsu no koi and Hero.

And I'm searching another drama :P

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Post by zenkzenk » May 20th, '07, 09:11

I am watching Sexy Voice and Robo. I just finished episode 6 (T-N hardsubs), and it is hilarious! Itadaki-MAX :lol Based on the preview, it looks like the next episode is also going to be a good one.

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Post by KawaiiD » May 20th, '07, 12:40

Proposal Daisakusen - so far so good
Liar Game - just got better

and can anyone tell me if a sad drama comes out lyk 1litre of tears =) appreciated

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Post by JuliaLane » May 20th, '07, 18:31

Proposal Daisakusen
LIAR GAME
Bambino!

LIAR GAME is my favorite so far. I love Shota in it. But MatsuJun is pretty darn cute in Bambino! too. It's change from his haughty character (although he was sweet in HYD too) in HYD and I love his adorableness. :) :wub:

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Post by khmai_kandi22 » May 21st, '07, 07:09

I'm watching Hotelier with Ueto Aya. :lol

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Post by Hanjae » May 21st, '07, 07:43

I've watched a bit of Sexy Voice & Robo, and I'm keeping up with LIAR GAME :3 Both are good, though I need something faster to keep me going, so I'm enjoying LIAR GAME better. As people have said, the casting and the story could've been better, but it's entertaining enough.

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Post by Angel551 » May 21st, '07, 08:31

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Post by lightsoul » May 21st, '07, 13:01

I'm watching Liar Game, ProDai, Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go and Bambino. I like Liar Game the most but I can say this season quite disapponts me.
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Post by vanjuve » May 21st, '07, 20:57


currently watchin'......

*Bambino!
*Detective Conan [Live Action]
*Proposal Daisakusen



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Post by jus me » May 22nd, '07, 08:33

i'm only watching three this season.
Proposal Daisakusen & Hanayome To Papa & Hotelier.
I'm not into the others this season. Maybe July.
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Post by ryoko11 » May 22nd, '07, 21:48

I'm currently watching:

Proposal Daisakusen
Hotelier
Kodoku no Kake
Liar Game
Sexy Voice and Robo
Bambino

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