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24 December 2015 @ 11:30 pm
I just finished watching Mutsu ("Painless") last night. It's quite good, but then again, I'm a huge fan of Nishijima Hidetoshi (ever since I saw him in "Strawberry Nights"). There were some interesting twists in the storyline albeit there were some plotholes but it's similar to a science-fiction type of story so there's bound to be "stretching your imagination" moments.

I am still currently watching Algernon ni Hanabata o ("Flowers for Algernon"). I mentioned this series before but the fansubber has stopped subbing so I've only watched it up to episode 8. It is a really good remake of the original novel, tied in to Japanese way of life.

Okashi no Ie ("House of Sweets") is my current series that I'm watching. It is a sweet warm family type of drama, slice-of-life and romance type. I love Joe Odagiri as an actor. He is extremely versatile and I remember when I first saw him in the drama "Searching for My Polestar" (another old but favourite drama of mine).

I did finish watching Death Note the 2015 tv series. It was good except I'm still not too sure about the actor who played "L". Perhaps it's because I absolutely adored Kenichi Matsuyama as "L" so it's difficult for me to accept a new actor for the same character role. I noticed at the end of the last episode, there was a clip (trailer) of a brand new Death Note movie starring the original actors from the other movies, coming out in 2016. I can't wait for it!! :)

Though the series finished airing in 2012, Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri finished being English subtitled in the summer of this year. It is a crime drama series, a  more light-hearted detective story with comedic parts in it. I thoroughly enjoyed it, mainly because the comedy worked with the serious parts and it also starred a calico cat (and I love cats!!).

In the Spring of 2015, I watched a drama series with the same lead actor in Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri, Aiba Masaki. It was Yokoso, Wagaya e. It was a family drama that is suspenseful because a crime happens and the story unravels as to who-dun-it. The plotline is quite well written and kept me guessing about the criminal.

An excellent drama I watched in the summer was Ishi no Mayu ("Stone's Coccoon"). It was a detective crime drama, aired on WOWOW so it was a short series. It was nail biting and actors were amazing. Kimura Fumino was great in her role as a young homicide detective, and it portrayed her realistically in a male dominated profession.

Because of Kimura Fumino, I will be starting to watch a new drama series soon, "Siren". It is also a crime detective series. It sounded interesting and I hope it meets my expectations!

Well, that basically sums up my list of j-drama series of 2015 that I've watched or will watch. I have watched a few other ones here and there throughout this year, but they were just alright. The trend of shows I watched is crime and detective stories; my favourite type of genre! I hope 2016 will bring new and exciting dramas!!
Current Mood: accomplished
07 July 2015 @ 09:39 pm
Just found out that Death Note will be a new tv series airing Summer 2015. I can't wait to watch it! I like the actor playing Light. He was good in the remake version of Algernon ni Hanabata o. Not sure about N or L yet. But really interested in this story line so I'm so happy to hear about this. I hope it will be subtitled.
20 April 2014 @ 05:44 pm
I'm soooo addicted to The Simpsons Tapped Out game on my phone. It's based on the cartoon The Simpsons (obviously). You rebuild the Simpsons' hometown just like SIMS. But this game is way too addicting. The characters and storylines goes hand in hand with the cartoon so the hilarious jokes are tie-ins. The animation is colourful and the friendship levels are pretty cool. You collect doughnuts and in-game cash to spend on things like buildings and characters. Of course, it's a free game to install but if you want more characters and buildings than the standard tasks, you have to purchase them. Unfortunately I did but it was soooo worth it! LOL