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Asian Drama
« on: November 16, 2007, 09:37:04 AM »
Anyone else a fan of these? Recently iv been addicted to Hana Kimi which is a newish drama which i saw out in japan and is based on a manga i believe,telling a story about a girl who travels back to japan from the US who joins an all boy school to help the guy she is in love with who stops his career in track and field.Really funny stuff with her having to keep hiding the fact shes a girl from the other boys while they act crazy,really enjoyable.Also watching Damo starring my faverate Korean actress and Sayuuki,starring one of my faverate japanese celebs Shintaro Katori (cant spell his name right),in one episde of Sayuuki,it guest starred the great Muta and what looked like Mayumi Ozaki...but it probably wasent ^^ so that was cool.Anyone else a fan of Asian tv shows on here?

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 11:21:54 AM »
im a fan of korean soap operas although i also am a sucker for Filipino soap operas
my current fave is La Vendetta, a suspense thriller soap opera

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 06:36:24 PM »
Yeah, dorama is pretty cool...there was the one with Maki Goto as the younger girl in a May/December lesbian relationship (I forget the name of it) and of course, one cannot forget the live action adaptation of Gokusen!
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 06:55:05 PM »
gokusen was a hit in the philippines

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007, 02:38:55 AM »
I havent seen Gokusen myself so its one ill have to pick up.Everyone here has to see Hana Kimi though,honestly,its one of the most funny and intruiging shows iv ever seen,really great stuff,i think it picked up a few awards in japan so that tells its calibre.I watch a lot of chinese drama on the pheonix channel over here in england and lots of them are very good.Much better then some US and UK stuff.One of my faverate things when i travel to japan is seeing japanese tv.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2007, 02:43:18 AM »
awwww yeah, Japanese TV, baby!

MechaIke and Utaban are my fav shows!

Gokusen is on Veoh, here's the linkage for the series whammy:

http://www.veoh.com/series/gokusens1
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007, 06:53:19 AM »
Only seen Gokusen.
http://kdojo.puroresufan.com/
Only English K-Dojo site


http://z11.invisionfree.com/Goonieschoice/index.php?showtopic=2527
This is suggested watching for any promotion in the world in 09. Add to it please.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 12:27:16 PM »
There's one Japanese drama I'd seen recently. I believe the title of the drama is "Liar Game", and it is undeniably good! I'll have to check Amazon to see if the series is on stock. I'm also becoming a fan of certain Korean dramas for a year now. Personally, I recommend My Lovely Samsoon, Chumong, and Emperor of the Sea if you wish to see quality Korean dramas.  *approve

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 05:39:58 PM »
There's one Japanese drama I'd seen recently. I believe the title of the drama is "Liar Game", and it is undeniably good! I'll have to check Amazon to see if the series is on stock. I'm also becoming a fan of certain Korean dramas for a year now. Personally, I recommend My Lovely Samsoon, Chumong, and Emperor of the Sea if you wish to see quality Korean dramas.  *approve

Chumong was released here as "Ju Mong"
My Lovely Samsoon is released here as "My Name is Kim Sam Soon"
Only Emperor of the Sea was released here with the same title

ive finished watching all of them and they are very good
although some peeps say Sam Soon is a ripoff of Bridget Jones' Diary

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2007, 02:46:38 AM »
They sound pretty cool, i have only a few korean Dramas,one being Damo which stars my faverate Korean actress, its a good show but can get dull in spots, but it is one of the best tv drams iv seen in quite a while.Ill have to check some of the ones said above.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 05:39:27 PM »
some korean dramas are actually historical fictions

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 01:42:48 PM »
I watched "Isabella" on my TV about 2 days ago

starring Isabella Leong


good movie

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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2007, 02:42:53 AM »
Cool stuff.Been watching Bewitched in tokyo which is an excellent drama recently,im really getting quite addicted to them now :).Also the brilliant Saaiyuki with the legend that is Shingo Katori.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2007, 09:03:29 PM »
Has anyone else seen the movie "Sukeban Deka"?  It's technically Tokusetsu, but still...it's got a bunch of the Hello! Project girls in it and if you can overlook some of the holes in the plot, it's pretty good.  Girls fighting with Yo-yos and Aya Matsuura cussing like a sailor is pretty entertaining!

Speaking of Toku....Sh15uya was an awesome series as well...I highly suggest it!
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007, 08:31:17 AM »
has anybody seen "full house" starring song hye gyo and rain?

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 07:33:43 PM »
thread revived by request of John Hyperion (who's actually looking for Asian cinema but drama is a wider spectrum anyway)


The Film Version


Hwang Jin Yi (the soap opera version)

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2008, 10:30:56 PM »

the Pang brother's debut film "Bangkok Dangerous"


nicholas cage's film company bought the rights from the Pang brothers for the Hollywood remake

Muoi: Legend of a Portrait
a joint venture between filmmakers from Korea and Vietnam
("muoi" is a Viet word which means 10)
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2008, 10:56:00 PM »
has anybody seen "full house" starring song hye gyo and rain?

YES! This is a great drama! Very funny and light hearted Korean drama. Song Hye Gyo has proven to be a very versatile actress. I had actually watched Autumn Tale and then Full House back to back and I was pleasantly surprised.

I recently watched "Coffee Prince" starring Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo. This was another really great light hearted love K-drama. Highly Recommended.

I'm a pretty big drama fan...

As far as J-drama goes, I haven't been too impressed with most really recent dramas. I tend to really love the late '90s-'03 ...  kimutaku stuff, tokiwa takako, esumi makiko, takenouchi yutaka, sorimachi takashi, etc. 

I see flashes of greatness with younger generation stars like Tsumabuki Satoshi, Sawajiri Erika, and Ayase Haruka... but overall, the industry is pretty lacking compared to what it once was, imo.


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2008, 11:20:45 PM »
that's good to know
song hye gyo is one of the best actresses i have seen so far
although my fave Korean is still (of course) lee young ae

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2008, 11:05:07 AM »

Art of the Devil 3

finally i was able to watch this sick film
this is one film that you expect to see when you want to see people rip each other apart literally and pay homage to the same Devil they all prayed to for powerful witchcraft
my initial qualms about the film turned out to be false (that this is another mindless slasher film with gory scenes exaggerated to the hilt for sicker presentations)

it has an interesting story to boot that comes with a disclaimer at the beginning of the film that just in case this story happened to be similar with factual events, it wasn't intentional (or are they?)
i consider the abortion scene to be the sickest though that i puked ...

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2008, 12:28:40 PM »
is it worse than Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer?

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2008, 03:07:56 PM »
is it worse than Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer?

i have yet to see Ichi the Killer although miike is a relatively notorious director
one time it happened at the Venice Film Festival where Audition/Odishon was screened and one woman was so disgusted with the torture scene that she stood up and yelled at miike "You're evil!"

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2008, 03:14:53 PM »


another film i watched that's rather disturbing
(yes i got disturbed by how the girls were taught what sex is for)
for the uninitiated, don't worry, it's not porn

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 07:49:25 PM »
Yeah, that movie was pretty sad at times but I liked the way it ended.
It's actually so disturbing to me that I can only watch it at certain times and definately not a lot. But it is a good movie.

Has anyone ever seen the Cantonese soap opera QUEEN?

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