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Saturday, February 28, 2015

After School Bokbulbok (2013)


SEASON ONE
Also known as: After School Lucky or not
Country: South-Korea
Format: 12 episodes
Genre: youth, comedy
Cast: Kim So Eun, Seo Kang Joon, Gong Myung, Lee Tae Hwan, Kang Tae Oh, Yoo Il, Jung Woo Shik, Im Hyun Sung, Guests: Hello Venus, Yum Jung Ah, Yoon Seung Ah, Kim Sung Soo, Joo Sang Wook, Kim Suh Hyung, Jung Gyeo Woon, Lizzy, Robert Holley, Kim Sung Kyun, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Young Ae, Choi Won Young,
Synopsis: Suddenly one day Kim So Eun recieves an invitation from a pigeon to join Bokbulbok club - so called "Choosing Club" where they pick a task for a day and try to complete the challenge. She meets with 5 guys in the club, each of them has unique personality. But why she was invited? and why is there are club like it?
Rating: 5/5
I loved that it was enough funny, surreal and sad.
Yanne sent me the link and said "Don't ask, just watch it" and after first episode I was "Guys WHAT THE RAMEN??" It made absolutely no sense and yet it had a charm of interest to watch another episode. And oh yeah the episodes are only 15 minutes long, so it takes only 3 hours to watch it.

Sukitte ii na yo (2014)


Country: Japan
Format: live-action
Genre: romance, youth
Cast: Fukushi Sota, Kawaguchi Haruna, Ichikawa Tomohiro, Adachi Rika, Nagase Tasuku, Nishizaki Rima, Yamamoto Ryusuke, Yagi Arisa, Miura Toku,
Synopsis: Tachibana Mei is gloomy girl who keeps distance from other people. Her life changes when she hits Kurosawa Yamato who happens to be the most popular guy in the school. By saving Mei from a stalker with a kiss, Yamato wants Mei to trust him and be at least his friend, if not even more.
Rating: 4/5
It is based on same-named manga by Kanae Hazuki. I can already say that it is a shoujo-manga, so be ready for some overly lovey-dovey unrealistic scenes.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tonbi (2013)



Country: Japan
Format: drama in 10 episodes
Genre: family, drama
Cast: Uchino Masaaki, Sato Takeru, Fukiishi Kazue, Tokiwa Takako, Asou Yumi, Nomura Hironobu, Kato Takako, Otoo Takuma, Bengal, Emoto Akira, Takahashi Kazuya, Hashimoto Mami,
Synopsis: Ichikawa Akira is successful young man who was brought up by his father Yasuo after his mother passed away from an accident when Akira was 3 years old. Raising Akira was not an easy task for Yasuo who did not have parents around in his childhood, but with his love for Akira everybody knew that one way or another they will survive.
Rating: 5/5
Drama is based on same-titled best-seller by Shigematsu Kiyoshi. The cast is amazing for the drama.
Yasu is not the smartest pencil on the box, but I can say that he makes it up with some other things.