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Friday, April 25, 2014

Kindaichi Kosuke vs Akechi Kogoro SP (2013)


Country: Japan
Format: movie special
Genre: historical, detective
Cast: Yamashita Tomohisa, Takei Emi, Ito Hideaki, Endo Kaname, Asaka Mayumi, Emoto Tokio, Oshinari Shugo, Kusamura Reiko, Magy, Haniuda Amu, Masuoka Toru
Synopsis: Kindaichi Kosuke is a rookie detective who got fast fame by discovering few crimes, but being so young, he does not get a lot of job offers. One day he is called to investigate a missing person case of two pharmacy families who have been on the foot of war for years already. The more he investigates the deeper into the secret he falls. At the same time, old detective Akechi Kogoro takes interest in Kindaichi Kosuke and decides to keep a eye on him to see him working. 
Rating: 3/5
To tell you the truth, then I have not been impressed or interested in “Kindaichi Kosuke vs Akechi Kogoro” for a single time and it continues even after watching it. Only difference for me is that now I see it as SP of “MONSTERS” with time travel to past. 

MONSTERS (2012)


Country: Japan
Format: drama in 8 episodes
Genre: suspense, comedy
Cast: Katori Shigo, Yamashita Tomohisa, Kenichi Endo, Yanagihara Kanako,Waranibo Tomoya, Kikuta Daisuke, Hino Tatsuya, Shiroishi Tomoya, Hinaka Yasukage, Otake Makoto,
Synopsis: Saionji Kosuke is a rookie detective whose first job is to find out his partner Hiratsuka Heihachi's  secrets behind quickly solving cases, for possible connection to the under-world. But the thing is that Hiratsuka is not like others - he is odd, mysterious, sometimes rude and most of the time very annoying. 
Rating: 4/5
I remember when “MONSTERS” first aired and how Yanne watched the whole first episode via KeyHole – for you to know first episode is 90 minutes long. While airing this drama did not get great viewer-ratings and people started to talk how Johnny’s cannot bring ratings anymore, but I just think that it is really underrated drama.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Came to me and became a star (2013)


Country: South-Korea
Format: Special
Genre: romance
Cast: Kim Ji Suk, Jung So Min, Lee Byung Joon, Yoo So Young, Nam Kyung Min, Kim Dong Hee,
Synopsis: Story of two people who both suffer from lack of money. Kang Suk has a well paying job, but he has to pay back the loans and for his mother's medical bills, because she is in coma. Ha Jin is working in a company that has many financial difficulties, that make her unable to pay all the rent. They both move into goshiwon - cheap small one-room-apartment complex. Due to different circumstances they meet at blind-date event and find out that their compatibility is 98%, but will their love blossom with all the lies hiding their troubles with life? 
Rating:1/5
KBS World SPEICAL, which is shown on their official Youtube channel with English subtitles – Why not watch? But with these kinds of things, if you do not research before what it is about, then you might regret watching it later. Okey, even if I had read synopsis before I would have wanted to see it.