Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't I?
Now that the Summer season of dramas has ended, it is time to look forward to Fall's upcoming dramas...or so I thought. It looks like it's going to be a very disappointing Fall. So, let's take a look at some of the dramas lined up for us, shall we? It looks like everyone and their mammas are solving mysteries this season...so watch out, Kindaichi (松潤バージョン) .
Starring: 福山雅治 - Fukuyama Masaharu & 柴咲コウ Shibasaki Kou
Who? Some dude I've never heard of, in some dramas I've never watched. And Shibasaki Kou, a singer/actress, I enjoy some of her music and have seen some of her dramas and movies - Orange Days, Good Luck!, 世界の中心で愛をさけぶ and Battle Royale.
What's it about: An extremely smart man (Masaharu), who is nicknamed Galileo (clever), who solves mysteries no one else can with the help of his hotheaded rookie cop (Kou).
Rating - Blah.
Joshi Deka! - ジョシデカ！
Starring: 仲間由紀惠 - Nakama Yukie (Yay! Claps!)
Who? Nakama Yukie has been in a bunch of things and I love her! She's hillarious! But also a really talented actress. She's probably most notable for her role in the Trick series. She was also in Shinobi...which was popular.
What's it about: SUPRISE! Solving crime. Nakama plays a rookie cop, whose only talent is being an excellent shot, paired with a veteran cop with a #1 arrest record, the two must work together to fight crime.
Rating - I like Nakama. So, I'd watch it. Despite it being a cop drama.
What I really mean - I'll probably get half way through, find something shiny on my floor and get distracted.
Hataraki Man - 働きマン
Starring: Kanno Miho 菅野美穂 & Hayami Mokomichi 速水もこみち
Who? Kanno, some chick I don't know, who's been in some stuff I don't know. And Hayami who's been in 女帝(jotei)! Which hopefully you all have checked out...hint hint...nudge nudge...wink...and other good dramas like Tokyo Tower, Densha Otoko, Gokusen 2, Tokyo Wankei...
What it's about: It's based off the manga by Anno Moyoko, about Kanno who is an editor of a weekly magazine and is so focused on her career she has no time for her personal life, let alone romance. Her co-workers call her "hataraki-man" (working man).
Rating - Hmmm. Eh. I used to read the manga and got bored and feel the drama would do the same. If they want to make an Anno Moyoko manga based drama, make 花とみつばち. Good stuff. Read it!
Mop Girl - モップガール
Starring: 北川景子 Kitagawa Reiko & 谷原章介 Tanihara Shosuke
Who? Kitagawa was Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action series. Tanihara is in Fuurin Kazan 風林火山, which hopefully everyone checked that out as well.
What's it about: Reminds me of Pushing Daisies Super Happy Japanese REMIX 2. I dunno. Kitagawa works for a funeral services company. Oh, she also carries around a mop and mops up around dead people. Whenever she comes across a corpse of someone who leaves strong feelings after their death she travels back in time to try to save them.
Rating: Crazy. I'd watch it. Better than some of the other ones. Actually, it looked like it was the best on the line up, which is sad.
What I want to know - Does her mop have special powers? 'Cause if it does. That's awesome. Also, I think it should talk. A talking magical mop. Cool.
Dramas to BOYCOTT.
Yukan Club - 有閑倶楽部.
Why? 赤西仁 Akanishi Shin.<--(,,#ﾟДﾟ):∴;'･,;`:ｺﾞﾙｧ!!
Trust me on this one, folks.
*These are just some of the dramas. There are plenty more, but none worth mentioning. You can find more here if you're so inclined.
What wonderful treasure do I have for you this week?
Love it. Watch it. Roadshow. 10/27!
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