After nearly five years, Ikuta Toma returns to renzoku doramaverse playing a 31-year-old NEET but prideful single guy named Kishibe Mitsuru. If you’re thinking Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai will be a slice of life following his struggles to gain employment or find his dream job, however, you’re likely set for disappointment. Because while that expectation isn’t completely off the track, what we mainly get is the so-called ‘home comedy’ elements. Continue reading “Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai: if talking paid”
Setelah hampir 3 tahun, akhirnya ada lagi web series lokal yg bisa kubilang lumayan bagus. Terlebih lagi, jumlah episodenya cuma 3, dan total durasinya cuma 30 menitan! Continue reading “Nanti Kita Cerita Tentang Hari Ini: the series”
Ship of Theseus is a thing or a theoretical question i never heard of until this drama. But i didn’t have to look it up either as it’s explained the opening credits: about whether a ship that has all of its components replaced remains the same original ship. Its relevance to the drama’s plot, however, is something i have yet to figure out. Because Theseus no Fune is a murder-mystery time-slip family drama spanning three Japanese eras. Continue reading “Theseus no Fune: first impression on episode 1~2”
The series that begins with the ending and ends where it started, only neither of which is conclusive. Continue reading “[Drama] Vagabond”
Aaahh, finally there’s a K-drama i like from beginning to end this year. It’s quite an expected drama too. Because, who knew it would be something with ‘ghost’ in its title? Continue reading “[Drama] Catch the Ghost”
“Maybe the air is not something you read. It’s something we breathe in and out.”
Watching enough Japanese (variety) shows will surely expose you to “KY”, the abbreviation for “kuuki yomenai” which literally means “can’t read the air/atmosphere”. The opposite of which is the theme of Nagi no Oitoma: about people who read the atmosphere too much. Continue reading “Nagi’s Long Vacation: the kind of vacation we may need to take once in a while”
There are certain types of ending that more often than not upset me: too-open ending, rushed ending, last-minute happy ending, unwarranted tragic ending, an ending with lots of loose ends or that raises even more questions. But i just discovered one that tops it all: a no-ending ending… courtesy of Arthdal Chronicles. Continue reading “Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 13~18, final thoughts”
Hong Sisters are the first screenwriters i learned in k-dramaverse. They’ve penned a string of hit dramas, and while i enjoyed some more than the others, none of them actually made it to my all-time or personal favorites. In fact, Hotel Del Luna is the first drama of theirs i finished since Master’s Sun in 2013, which may say something about its quality… or not. Continue reading “[Drama] Hotel Del Luna”
The middle part of this three six-episode series.
I thought the first part was already hard to watch, but the second part is much worse. Continue reading “Arthdal Chronicles: on episode 7~12”
This gotta be the weirdest drama i’ve seen. From the setup to the relationship development
— or lack thereof.
Continue reading “[Drama] Kakafukaka”