A Life (2017), Daibinbo (2017), Dansui! (2017), Gin to Kin (2017), Hitoya no Toge (2017), Kirawareru Yuuki (2017), Nekoshin (2017), Onna no Naka ni Iru Tanin (2017), Quartet (2017), Rakuen (2017), Rental no Koi (2017), Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai (2017), Totsuzen Desu ga Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (2017), Uso no Senso (2017), Zenigata Keibu (2017)
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
Cain and Abel (2016), Career (2016), Cold Case: Shinjitsu no Tobira (2016), Destiny-Like Love (2016), Doctor X 4 (2016), IQ246 Kareinaru Jikenbo (2016), Jimi ni Sugoi (2016), Kaseifu no Mitazono (2016), Medical Team: Lady Da Vinci no Shindan (2016), Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (2016), Rent-a-Rescue (2016), Sennyuu Sousa Idol Deka Dance (2016), Suisho no Kodo (2016), Suna no Tou Shiri Sugita Rinjin (2016), Unmei ni, Unmei ni Nita Koi (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
Death Cash (2016), Decoded (2016), Dramaworld (2016), Five Children (2016), Hajimemashite Aishiteimasu (2016), Hapimari (2016), Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (2016), Kaseifu no Mitazono (2016), Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (2016), ON Ijou Hanzai Sousakan Todo Hinako (2016), Our House (2016), Seirei no Moribito (2016), Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi (2016), Signal (2016), The Good Wife (2016), Thunderbolt Fantasy (2016), Working Mother Babysitter Father (2016)
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
We have finally approached the new year today. So many things happened for 2016 which makes me so happy to leave it behind. The death of my favorite aunt in August, followed by one of older sister’s death in September, took a tremendous toll on me spiritually and personally. It made Thanksgiving , Christmas and this New Years hard to get through. So, now we are in 2017. With the start of Trump administration at the end of the month, all we can do is pray for everyone that we make it through this period. I hate politics so I won’t dwell too much on it other than to hope that we don’t suffer the idiocy of an incompetent President and that he truly leads this country with respect and maintain the world comraderie that we have gained over the last year. What we don’t want is another stupid war run by stupid men that don’t/won’t sacrifice their own sons to fight. I don’t want to see Russia from my house. I don’t want to see the poor suffering. And lastly, I don’t want to see the elderly and sick to be ignored and forgotten. That is my wish for the next 4 years.
But let’s change the subject to happier things. I really fell behind in my blog postings because of my sister’s illness. Still to come are several reviews for daily dramas that I completed last year (Tomorrow’s Victory, Heaven’s Promise, and Working Mom, Parenting Dad), major posting for the Chinese mega drama, Three Kingdoms, and finally my end of year posting for 2016 as well as the Fall 2016 Japanese drama season. 2017 promises to deliver more of the same. Hopefully, we will get some great Korean dramas this year so I can return to watching. Let’s wait and see!
I remember 10 years ago when the first series was released, I still had cable at the time and I encountered the original Planet Earth show on BBC America and I was literally enthralled and transformed into the show. I immediately went out on Amazon and bought the entire series on Blu-ray! I finished the series watching my personal copy and never regretted a single penny that I spent on the series because it was simply magnificent! So, now we fast-forward 10 years and it is amazing that Sir David Attenborough and the producers have managed to top the previous series which even I thought was impossible! Continue reading
Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Bicheonmu (2008), Deep Rooted Tree (2011), Jewel in the Palace (2003), Jumong (2006), King's Daughter Soo Baek Hyang (2013), Queen In Hyuns Man (2012), Queen Seon Duk (2009), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), The Kingdom of the Winds (2008), The Princess Man (2011), Yi San (2007)
I’ve had this quick post sitting in my draft list for awhile. I thought of combining all Asian dramas but then it would have been harder to come up with just 10. So, to make life easier, I’ll split the posts. Here are my top 10 favorite Korean period dramas (so far). Continue reading
Once in awhile, I encounter a Singaporean drama worth discussing as well as one that is subbed. Actually, I started watching Mind Game in the early spring but after 14 episodes, the subber(s) either took a vacation or a long break and disappeared! I’m not sure which one but it wasn’t until late fall that the rest of this drama turned up. Happy I was! Continue reading