[blog] the second lead syndrome

So I’ve been reading a lot about this so-called Second Lead Syndrome from some blogs I follow like my drama tea and it’s been amusing me. I seldom go for the second lead because if I don’t like the OTP that the drama is trying to sell me, then I drop it. But that’s just…

[blog] the perfect Mr Valentine from dramaland

Not that I’m counting down to Valentine’s Day but it may be a perfect excuse for a blog post. As it is, dramaland is littered with dream boys and perfect men that sadly, exist only within the script of the writer and the confines of the small screen. Real life is far more… gritty. But…

KAZOKU GAME: otsukare, Sho-kun!

First a confession. I love Arashi to bits but I can never claim I have watched all of their solo dramas, not even Jun’s, who is my ichiban. And the only other drama I fully watched of Sho’s is NAZOTOKI WA DINNER NO ATO DI. It takes more than liking an actor to keep on…

LAST CINDERELLA’s fairy tale ending?

(Spoilers ahead) I just invested three months watching a vexing drama and I can never get that time back. I won’t even bother to review the last episode. But this man is the reason why I watched till the end. Alas, that bittersweet smile could not change the ending, nor Sakura’s heart. Opinions may vary…

LAST CINDERELLA: between youth & maturity

(Spoilers ahead) Reaching episode 10 of LAST CINDERELLA, I have to say that the reason why I got this far with this drama without giving up on it halfway (or once Miura’s hair became uglier and uglier) is because of Fujiki Naohito. And maybe, a small part of it is my curiosity on who Sakura…

LAST CINDERELLA: Bucho, is that you???

I used to think that Fujiki Naohito was a poor copy of Kimura Takuya when I first watched him in PROPOSAL DAISAKUSEN. It must be the physical resemblance or the hair. I thought, the roles that were too minor for KimuTaku or were rejected by him landed on Fujiki-san’s  lap. But many dramas later, I…

movie: HOTARU NO HIKARI

“They say Rome wasn’t built in a day but we conquered it today.” That, in a nutshell, summarizes the movie version of the famous Japanese dorama based on a manga, Hotaru no Hikari (Glow of Fireflies). Or maybe not. To perhaps give a fresh spin to the much awaited movie version, the producers thought of…