Oooh, I like dis cattyness.
I've agreed with an overwhelming number of the replies, which tells me I'm in the right thread!
Well, except for Nobuta
maybe. Akira/Yamapi made me want to punch a wall, and seeing a teenage girl with such horrendous self-esteem issues was REALLY REALLY NOT CUTE. BUT. But but but, I fell in love with Kame in Nobuta - he is, imo, one of the better young idol actors (if only he'd stop taking on bad projects
); and there were some legit funny and touching moments. And I loooooved that it wasn't about awkward 15-year-old romance (so bad, so so so bad).
I think Nobuta isn't really overrated just because some people hold it to be one of the best Japanese HS/coming-of-age dramas - it's pretty good, and there seems to be no better drama in this category, sadly.
At least it had some major merits, unlike most of the other famous dramas. And Seishun Amigo was on my top 5 playlist for like a month.
Overrated list in no particular order:
. Please shoot me now to spare me the sheer inanity of this show - how this show got to be so popular is one of life's great mysteries to me.
- Hana Kimi
. OK, WHAT? Great production value, and had some legit LOL moments, but they were few and far in between, and not even close to making up for having to put up with that much stupidity. Another of life's great mysteries.
- Like all of Kimura Takuya's romantic series
. They weren't ever bad, but I can't tell you how many times I fell asleep waiting for stuff to happen. And it's so sad, but KimuTaku has only ever played one character in a romance drama (i.e. himself). The rest were all the same character with a change of costume (i.e. himself with a different shirt). I was convinced he couldn't act worth a yen until I saw him in non-romance stuff.
- Hana Yori Dango
. WTF was the point of this, exactly? If I'd wanted to see pretty boys I'd watch music videos - at least that way, they wouldn't be making such fools of themselves for hours on end.
- ANYTHING STARRING YAMASHITA TOMOHISA, EVER
. Oh my god! Boy is nice to look at, can sorta pretend to dance, but HOLY CRAP somebody get him off the film set before he hurts himself trying to act!