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Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #89

Friday Drama Round Up #89 by Ninja
Better Man (Taiwanese Daily)
I am really liking this one a whole lot. The writer is doing an impressive job in keeping the plot moving with very few annoying characters one usually come to expect in a daily. I was gone for two weeks on vacation so I had a wonderful time of marathoning the last ten episodes.

Swimming Battle (Taiwanese Drama, New)
This one is off to a good start. Judging by the first episode I think the story will follow a pretty formulaic plot line but that's okay by me.
Le Uru Onna or Your Home Is My Business (Japanese Drama, New)
Kitagawa Keiko's new drama about um...selling houses. I am strangely intrigued by this show even if Kitagawa Keiko's heroine is extremely odd and the robot like actions of the character actually makes the usually stunning Kitagawa Keiko less attractive. With so many promising J-drama popping up lately this one might get lost eventually but so far I am interested enough to at least watch the next episode. 

Koe Koi (Japanese Drama)
Based on a manga of the same name, this one has an interesting premise of a high school girl falling in love with a boy because of his attractive voice...even if he wears a paper bag on his face. It took me a bit to get over the paper bag but this going sound kinda deranged ...I actually found the paper bag kinda good looking by the end of the first episode. Dang, that does sound deranged. 
Suki Na Hito Ga Iru Koto (Japanese Drama, New)
SO many J-romantic dramas lately that I don't even know what to do with myself. Focused on realizing her dream of becoming a pastry chef, our heroine has no time for relationships until her high school crush suddenly shows up and offers her a job at his restaurant. Showing up at her crush's seaside restaurant with stars in her eyes, our heroine's lovely dream of having a summer fling is rudely smashed to pieces when she encounters her crush's very unfriendly younger brother who is determined to kick her out.  
The Mystic Nine (Chinese Drama)
I checked this one out on a lark the other day and was pleasantly surprised by how awesome it was. A prequel to The Lost Tomb (2015), the show starts with a mysterious train that suddenly appeared one night. Suspicious that the Japanese military is planning something evil against his precious city, our hero is determined to figure out why the mystery train was filled with dead bodies. 

Just a warning, the hero (William Chan) won't meet his love interest (Zhao Li Ying) until episode 10 so the romance is more a secondary plot in this one but I personally find the suspense interesting enough to keep my attention even without the romance. 
Let's Fight Ghost (Korean Drama, New)
Such a cute show! I love the two leads' chemistry together. This one does give off a similar vibe as Oh My Ghost (2015) especially if it turns out this show also has a disturbing second male lead that hides a scary side underneath a super friendly image. 

I totally shipped the wrong pairing on Oh My Ghost so that one didn't end too well for me. I am a bit scared that this one might not end well too since ...well the heroine is a ghost after all but the leads are so cute together I don't think I could stay away. 

 Buzzer Beat (2009, 11 episodes)
I know I have mentioned this J-drama before but writing about Kitagawa Keiko's new show made me think of it again. Buzzer Beat is one of my favorite J-romantic dramas that really reminded me of the Kimura Takuya's classics. 
An once promising rising star, our hero Noki's (Yamashita Tomohisa) career as a professional basketball player have hit a wall just as his relationship with his long time girlfriend has hit a dead end as well.
Meeting our heroine Riko (Kitagawa Keiko) by chance, Noki finds resonance with Riko as she too is struggling to realize her own dream of becoming a professional violin player. 
Conflicted by his growing feelings for Riko and the fact that his basketball coach has already expressed his interest in her, Noki tries to stay away from Riko but obviously that's not going to work. 

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  1. Love your Friday round-ups but I do have to correct something. Noki was played by Yamapi not KimuTaku. KimuTaku had a sports oriented game drama as well but it was Ice Hockey. That drama was Pride. I love both Yamapi and KimuTaku.

    1. Oops! Got too happy typing Kimura's name. Thanks for the correction!

  2. I've watched up to episode 16 of The Mystic Nine, and romance starts to heat up I would say in episode 11-12? From then on, it's swoon-worthy the way William Chan protects Zhao Liying. Their chemistry is unreal!

  3. Where did you watch Koe Koi?