CHEAP FLIGHT: the drama of LCCs in Japan

Ever heard of AirAsia’s “now everybody can fly”? LCCs or low-cost carriers have indeed changed the way people travel and they have arrived in Japan–quite belatedly compared to other parts in the region. This is what CHEAP FLIGHT, an NTV special aired in March, is all about.   CHEAP FLIGHT is about a flight attendant…

beautiful onscreen couples

This post is inspired by the Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo pairing in THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS. It’s going to be subjective because as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are just some pairings that catch the public’s attention, sell fantasies and marquees. Individual beauty of course counts but…

Matsujun and his bromance(s)

While watching ARASHI NI SHIYAGARE with guest Osamu Mukai, I couldn’t help thinking it would be cool to have him and Matsumoto Jun co-star in a drama or movie. (That is, aside from other thoughts of course like how Mukai-kun seemed quite shy–though not as reserved as Eita–and how he was good-looking and so tall…

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…

drama: who’s HUNGRY?!

The first scene in Osamu Mukai’s drama, Hungry!, is of him showering interspersed with making breakfast. Whether there’s a connection between the two is up to the viewer but having Mukai-kun for breakfast is certainly not a bad idea. In fact, not a bad idea at all. Hungry! is about Yamate Eisuke, a rocker turned…

movie: Paradise Kiss

Tuesday nights are usually spent watching and rewatching Office Girls until I get tired of the newest episode and short of memorize the lines. But I reckon, watching Kitagawa¬†Keiko is better than trying to resist the urge to flick my finger on the laptop screen every time Tia Li appears onscreen. So Paradise Kiss it…