If you know me you know I don’t watch many Japanese drama. But lately, during exam week I’ve watched a few Japanese dramas so I’m going to do mini reviews on them.
Rich Man Poor Women:
I’ve actually watched this a while ago, just when it finished airing. This drama wasn’t bad, but memorable enough for me to write a mini review on. I think they did a good job with the cast. All the characters acting is believable, but some of the characters were a little exaggerated but it isn’t a very big problem since it is pretty hilarious. Oguri Shun is a great actor, and Ishihara Satomi is pleasant to look at and is decent in acting. I genuinely enjoyed this drama, but after watching it I didn’t have the urge to watch the special which is not a good sign. I felt that at times the plot dragged on a little, but that can be overlooked because of all the little cute parts in between. OST wise, it’s nothing special but the music really fits the scenes so that’s always a good thing. Conclusively, this drama is like a little treat. I would give it a 7/10. Nothing amazing, but it’s enjoyable.
Switch Girl 1&2:
OMG OTP FOREVER! Watched both seasons in two days, one season each day. I think this jdorama has to be my favorite jdorama out of all the jdorama i’ve seen so far (well and also Operation Daisakusen.) It is humorous, but also relatable. I think a lot of girls can relate to Nika, but not many guys can relate to Arata but that’s okay because I’m pretty sure the target audience is girls. I do like both seasons a lot, but maybe the first season a little bit more. The Monkey King in the second season is just down right weird and pretty much useless. I don’t really understand her exists except for the last couple episodes, but she’s really annoying and she creeps me out generally. The Monkey King in the first season is great, she’s relatable and she doesn’t annoy me as much as the Monkey King in the second season. Now about the actual main characters, Nishiuchi Mariya and Kiriyama Renn’s chemistry is great which is a big reason to why this OTP works. They are great together, not only the characters themselves but the actors have chemistry which is a big part of any drama or movie. Nishiuchi Mariya is a Japanese model, not only is she pretty but her acting is actually really good. I hope she acts in more dramas in the future. The kissing scenes *insert whistling* in both seasons are fantastic, you don’t have those really bad kiss scenes where they just smack their lips together for like 3 seconds (I’m pretty sure you all know what I mean.) So I appreciate that the kiss scenes were actually good/decent. Overall I LOVE it, I would definitely recommend it. I would give it a solid 9 out of 10, the only complaint I have is that sometimes it takes things not serious enough when they should have. For example the freezer scene or the rape scene, I thought that they took it way too lightly. It is fun, but I felt like they took the bully too carelessly although it is a very serious problem.
Just finished it last night! ASDFGHJKL; SO HAPPY MY OTP ARE TOGETHER (SPOILER KINDA NOT REALLY.) I enjoyed this drama a lot. Many say that the ending is too rushed, but I love it I didn’t think it is rushed but I could see why some people say that. In the beginning I honestly didn’t enjoy it because of all the messed up things that occur but later it is cute yet sometimes really serious. I honestly did not enjoy Ryoko Shinohara’s look in this at all. I wished they got her a makeover like in Cinderella, but sadly nopeee. Also although Ryoko Shinohara and Haruma Miura are cute in this drama together but I always feel as if Sakura is too awkward around Hiroto like she can’t be herself. But with Rintaro she can be herself and their chemistry is much much stronger. In the end however, Rintaro and Sakura do not look good as a couple, Sakura looked so awkward when Rintaro gave her a hug. But when Hiroto gives Sakura hugs she looks comfortable. Some people are just better off as friends I guess. The OST is definitely sometimes I must talk/type about, it is brilliant. I love that song “Last Love”, it’s great I just wish the song is longer. Oh and the side stories are good, but the one about her friend’s marriage is so bad! *SPOILER* I would totally divorce that man, he willingly cheated! Oh and Chiyoko’s reason for wanting Hiroto to suffer with her is HORRIBLE, LIKE OMG. I want to punch her. It was her that didn’t want to erase the scar so you can’t blame Hiroto! Plus he was just trying to make food for you, because you said you want some! ASDFFGHJKK; AND THE PARENTS ARE EVEN WORST. What type of father are you?! SDFKJSDJFLSJKF I hate him so much. The ending is kind of cute though. Ultimately, I do recommend this. I would give it a 8/10.
Kimi Wa Petto:
K. No. I don’t like it. Yeah that’s pretty much it. I don’t like it. The idea is interesting, and a lot of the events that happen in it are interesting and cute. But overall the plot and the storyline just doesn’t capture me. There really isn’t much to say about it. It is a good drama to kill time with but I wouldn’t re-watch it. I wouldn’t recommend it, I give it a 4/10.