Spring 2017 J-Drama Wish List

Spring 2017
Japanese Dramas

I’ve pretty much have done a post for what I want to watch since last winter season, 2016. It never fails that I’m always disappointed at the number of dramas on my list I DON’T get to watch. I think this season will be full of disappointments also. There are some I would be surprised if they aren’t subbed (Crisis and Boku, Unmei no Hito desu) and some that I kind of want to watch even more (Hokuto and Bouncer); however, here is my official wish list for Spring 2017. Not that long as there really isn’t a lot I want to watch but these definitely bubble to the top of my must-see list. Continue reading “Spring 2017 J-Drama Wish List”

Japanese Drama Winter 2017 Wish List ~ Once Again Incredibly Long!

Without a doubt, there are so many dramas this season that I want to see. I was very fortunate that almost every drama on my wish list was subbed! As a matter of fact, I ended up watching a whole lot more! Thank you, subbers for making my dismal 2016 bearable. Now, if I can put these in my drama shopping list now, here are the dramas I am BEGGING get subbed this season! Yeah, the list is long once again! Continue reading “Japanese Drama Winter 2017 Wish List ~ Once Again Incredibly Long!”

Japanese Fall Season 2016 – A Banner Watch Season For Me!

Japanese Fall Season 2016
Japanese Fall Season 2016

This had to be the best season to watch Japanese dramas! This was the first time that my watched list exceeded my wish list by leaps and bounds! The Fall season started in late September and now that we approach January, 2017, I’ve seen all but one of the dramas to completion. That is a total of 11 dramas! 11!! That is some kind of record for me! I loved that the season covered every genre: from thriller to crime, to romance and comedy. A little of something for everyone! Continue reading “Japanese Fall Season 2016 – A Banner Watch Season For Me!”

Year in Review – My Best Dramas for 2016

Best 2016 Dramas I Watched!
Best 2016 Dramas I Watched!

I always enjoy doing these end of the year posts. Why? My list never looks the same as everyone else. As I watch so many different genres and dramas from all the Asian countries, my list never looks the same. Another thing I notice is that I rarely like the popular ones. I think at my age, I get bored very easily with some of the drama tropes and romances. It’s a rarity that they even make it to my list! This year, for the first time ever, I watched more than double the number of Japanese dramas than Korean, I hardly watched any Thai lakorns and the Chinese dramas this year (that I’ve watched), didn’t bubble to the top! Continue reading “Year in Review – My Best Dramas for 2016”

Movie Monday – Like for Likes (2016)

Starring: Lee Mi Yeon as Jo Kyeong Ah, Yoo Ah In as Noh Jin Woo, Kim Ju Hyuk as Jung Sung Chan, Choi Ji Woo as Ham Joo Ran, Kang Ha Neul as Lee Soo Ho, and Lee Som as Jang Na Yeon

Rating: PG-13, subject matter

Running Time: 120 min

Twinkies: 3 1/2 stars Continue reading “Movie Monday – Like for Likes (2016)”

1% of Anything (2016) – Episode 3

Episode 3 This is Cheating, You Know
Episode 3
A Problematic Man: This is Cheating, You Know

I know. This was a long time coming but I am finally here! Let’s not waste anytime and get to ‘recapping’ Continue reading “1% of Anything (2016) – Episode 3”

1% of Anything (2016) – Episode 2

Episode 2 Match Point
Episode 2
Match Point
Here we go with Snoopy’s Twinkle’s take on episode 2!!
I feel as though I’ve been literally buried under a mound–or two–of papers and exams this past week, so it’s with great delight that I sit before my trusty computer and blog for you this recap. Enjoy~! Continue reading here

1% of Anything (2016) – Episode 1

Episode 1
Episode 1

So, your first question should be “Why are we recapping this drama?” It’s simple! Our fearless leader, Snoopy’s Twinkie and I are a HUGE, I mean HUGE fans of the original drama, 2003 1% of Anything which starred Kang Dong Won as Lee Jae In and Kim Jung Hwa as Kim Da Hyun. As a matter of record, it was Snoopy’s marathon suggestion that lead me to the original. Okay, first of all, a lot of people didn’t care for it. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because there was no romance/ push-pull that I so hate. Maybe because it is an older drama. Maybe because it was one of Kang Dong Won’s first dramas and it did take his acting a bit to kick start. However, what I liked about it was the fact it was about the evolution of a romance between two people. Nothing else. Continue reading “1% of Anything (2016) – Episode 1”

Japanese Drama Spring Season 2016 – What I Watched! Or What I Had Time To Watch!

Japanese Spring 2016 Dramas
Japanese Spring 2016 Dramas

As I sit here watching a movie that is making me jump left and right, I will try to write my Spring 2016 thoughts for the Japanese Spring season for 2016. This is one of those rare seasons where I truly watched one drama from each of the genres that I like. The thing I like about Japanese dramas is that they are short and sweet! There is no dragging of plot lines and non-sensical stories that normally have me complaining profusely.

The Spring represented some of my favorites coming back to the scene: Jun, Shota, Charlotte, and even Haruka! Another thing that the Spring brought to me was the boys! All the lovely idols boys! Before this spring, I only knew EXILE but now I know J Soul Brothers, DOBERMAN INFINITY, and Kozmic Blue. Here we go! Continue reading “Japanese Drama Spring Season 2016 – What I Watched! Or What I Had Time To Watch!”

Japanese Drama Winter Season 2016 – What I Watched! Or What Excited Me!

Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai Sumika Sumire Kaito Yamaneko Mars
Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
Sumika Sumire
Kaito Yamaneko

This winter season fare was a big departure from the type of dramas that I usually watch. Considering the Fall season 2015 which consisted of murder/mayhem and the like, to come into the winter season and find that the dramas I liked are dominated by romance and comedy is really unprecedented for me. I am loving the fact that I am find more and more J-Dramas than before, thanks to Facebook groups that are in the know; however, there seems to be a lot more dramas being subtitled simply because of popular actors, manga/anime based stories or idol actors coming to the small screen. Whatever the reason, I feel we watchers definitely benefited this season. Of the 11 (yes, 11) Winter Season 2016 dramas that I watch, these 4 are my top picks. Those that know me will be surprised (or not). here goes…. Continue reading “Japanese Drama Winter Season 2016 – What I Watched! Or What Excited Me!”