Friday, February 27, 2009



Alternative Title: メイちゃんの執事/Mei-chan's Butler 

Genre: Comedy, Romance 

Film Date: January, 2009 

The story revolves around a young woman named Mei who finally finds the "butler of her dreams", whom she has been searching for since a past encounter.


Title: 山田太郎ものがたり /Yamada Taro Monogatari/ The Story of Yamada Taro

Format: Renzoku

Genre: Comedy

Episodes: 10

Viewership ratings: 15.2(Kanto)

Broadcast network: TBS

Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-6 to 2007-Sep-14 (ep9 Sep 7)

Theme song: "Happiness" by Arashi

Related drama: Poor Prince Taro

Cast:Ninomiya Kazunari as Yamada Taro Sakurai Sho as Mimura Takuya Kikuchi Momoko as Yamada Ayako Matsuoka Mitsuru as Yamada Kazuo Oshinari Shugo as Sugiura Keichi Fukiishi Kazue as Torii Kyoko Otsuka Chihiro as Nakai Masami Shibata Rie as Ikegami Maria Musaka Naomasa as Ikegami Ryunosuke Tabe Mikako as Ikegami Takako Utsui Ken as Ichinomiya Yoshizawa Hisashi as Ehara Makoto Fukui Hiroaki as Osaki Shinosuke Yamada Shintaro as Ando Masaki Kojima Haruna as Usui Kotone Takahashi Ryosuke as Okubo Shin Ogata Sayaka as Kashiwagi Honoka Yarita Akihiro (鎗田晟裕) as Yamada Jiro Shimizu Naoya (清水尚弥) as Yamada Saburo Muranaka Haruna (村中暖奈) as Yamada Yoshiko Yoshida Riko as Yamada Itsuko Shibuya Takeru as Yamada Mutsumi Ayata Toshiki (綾田俊樹) as Isogai Shitsuji Maro Akaji as Mimura Hijirichi Nishida Naomi as Mimura Tsuyuko Mizukawa Asami as Kotani Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Ume Ohno Satoshi (ep10) Nekoze Tsubaki as House maid Hankai Kazuaki (ep10)

Yamada Taro, a freshman on a scholarship at Ichinomiya Private Senior High School, is high-achieving, strikingly handsome, and truly athletic and seems perfect. But he is actually extremely poor. The story humorously portrays Taro, who tackles problems that occur because of his poverty, and his six younger brothers and sisters. --TBS [edit]


Alternative Title: Zettai Kareshi / 絶対彼氏

Genre: Romance

Film Date: April, 2008

Total Episodes: 11

Japan Casts:Aibu Saki, Hayami Mokomichi, Irie Jingi, Maya Miki, Mizushima Hiro, Nakamura Shunsuke, Sasaki Kuranosuke

Izawa Riko is a temp worker in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a "robot" known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who has feelings for her.


Alternative Title: 1リットルの涙 /Ichi Rittoru no
Namida / One Litre of Tears / A Diary with Tears

Genre: Romance, School Film Date: October, 2005

Total Episodes: 11 Korea Casts:Seo Do Young Japan

Casts:Jinnai Takanori, Nishikido Ryo, Sawajiri Erika, Yakushimaru Hiroko

This beautifully moving drama is based on the real-life struggles of a 15-year-old girl named Aya who suffered from an incurable disease, but lived life to the fullest until her death at 25. The script is based on the diary Aya kept writing until she could no longer hold a pen. The book that later followed entitled “One Litre of Tears" has sold over 1.1 million copies in Japan alone.Fifteen year old Ikeuchi Aya was just a normal girl, soon to be high school student and daughter of a family who works at a shop that makes tofu. As time passed, unusual things started happening to Aya lately. She started falling down often and walks in a strange way. Her mother Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration - a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?


Alternative Title: マイ★ボス マイ★ヒーロー/My Boss, My Hero

Format: Renzoku

Genre: School drama, comedy

Episodes: 10

Viewership rating: 18.91

Broadcast network: NTV

Broadcast period: 2006-Jul-08 to 2006-Sep-16

Theme song: Sorafune by TOKIO

Sakaki Makio, also known as "Tornado" is a tough 27-year-old high school drop-out. By academic standards, he's pretty dumb. His father decides to force Makio to return to high school to receive his diploma and he asks an old friend who happens to be the principal of a nearby school to admit Makio. If Makio doesn't graduate, the position of boss will be given to his younger brother, Mikio.
Furthermore, he must pose as a 17-year-old during school hours and in the presence of any classmates or teachers outside of school. If his cover is blown, it would be the end of his high school career as well as his hopes to become boss. Things start out rough and tough as Makio's violent temper is tested. As the lessons and days go by he learns there is much more to school than just tests and studying.


Title: 못말리는 결혼 / Unstoppable Marriage/The Fated Wedding, Unstoppable Wedding

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 140

Broadcast network: KBS2

Broadcast period: 2007-Nov-05 to 2008-May-30

Cast:Seo Do Young as Wang Ki Baek (1st son) Park Chae Kyung as Goo Mi Ho Kim Soo Mi as Shim Mal Nyun / Madam Shim Im Chae Moo as Goo Gook (Mi Ho's father) Jung Da Young as Chae Soo Jung Kim Dong Wook as Wang Sam Baek (3rd son) Lee Jung as Wang Lee Baek (2nd son) *Lee Jae Jin as Wang Sa Baek (4th son)* Kwon Yu Ri as Yu Ri Choi Soo Young as Soo Young Kim Hye Na as Goo Hye Joo Yoo Yeon Mi as Kim Ok Hee Kim Jung Wook as Cha Joon Ho Han Tae Yoon as Park Sang Mi Park Jin Woo as Goo Jong Jae Lee Ji Sook as Lee Han Nyeo Hwang Hye Young as Nurse Jung Mi Ka as Nurse Oh Kim Byung Chun as Lee Young Chul Lee In Chul as Manager Jong Lee In Hye as Park Eun Young Lee Yong Joo as Jo Chan Joo Kim Isak as Ida

Madama Shim has four sons. Their names are Ki Baek, Lee Baek, Sam Baek, and Sa Baek. Madam Shim's eldest son, Ki Baek, falls in love with Goo Mi Ho, the daughter of her enemy, Goo Gook. Wang Sam Baek is the third son of Madam Shim. He becomes friends with Chae Soo Jung. His older brother Lee Baek falls in love with Soo Jung, a very pretty twenty-three year old hotel management student who studies at his mother's hotel. Things get complicated as Sam Baek finds himself falling for Soo Jung as well. Soo Young and Yu Ri both like the fourth son of Madam Shim, Sa Baek. But Sa Baek doesn't return their feelings and tries to ignore them at all costs.


Alternative Title: Pa-ri-eh yun-in/ My Sweetheart In Paris / Romance in Paris , Lovers in paris

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 20

Broadcast network: SBS Broadcast period: 2004-06-12 to 2004-08-15

Cast:Kim Jung Eun as Kang Tae-young Park Shin Yang as President Han Ki-joo Lee Dong Gun as Yoon Soo-hyuk (Ki-joo's nephew) Oh Joo Eun as Moon Yoon-ah (daughter of Congressman Moon) Kim Suh Hyung as Baek Seung-kyung (Ki-joo's ex-wife) Jung Ae Ri as Han Ki-hae (Soo-hyuk's mother) Kim Sung Won as Chairman Han Sung-hoon (Ki-joo's father) Park Young Ji as Director Choi Won-jae (President Han's right-hand man) Jo Eun Ji as Lee Yang-mi (Tae-young's friend in Paris Yoon Young Joon as Kim Seung-joon (Ki-joo's secretary) Sung Dong Il as Kang Pil-bo (Tae-young's uncle) Kim Young Chan as Kang Gun (Tae-young's little cousin) Lee Se Chang as Park Jung-hak (CEO of J Motors) Kim Sang Soon as Congressman Moon Ji-hwan (Yoon-ah's father) Suh Kwon Sook as Mrs. Moon (Yoon-ah's mother)

Drama Review : This romantic drama is set in the romantic city of Paris, France. A weird twist of fate connects three people from completely different worlds to one place where they begin to develop feelings towards each other. At first none of them realize what they are getting themselves into, but as they get to know each other more and more their feelings toward each other begin to deepen...
This drama begins when Tae Young decides to go to Paris to work on writing a scenario that would truly capture the essence of this romanic and beautiful city of Paris. There she meets Gi Ju while working at a friend's stall and Soo Hyuk when her bicycle breaks down. Gi Ju asks her to act as his fiance so he could get the interest of a client he was meeting in Paris. While at a party hosted by this client something goes wrong to reveal the truth about their relationship. There they decide to call the whole thing quits and break up. They both go to Korea where fate pulls them back together.
Tae Young, Gi Ju and Soo Hyuk begin to develop friendships with Tae Young and end up feeling more feelings towards her than they initially thought. The thing about both of them having feelings towards one girl was that Gi Ju was Soo Hyuk's uncle and they had grown up like best friends since they were only about 7 years apart. Their feelings towards her slowly begin to be revealed causing heartache for all the people around them.


Alternative Title: 온에어 / On Air Genre: Romance
Film Date: January, 2008 Total Episodes: 21

Korea Casts:Kim Ha Neul, Lee Bum Soo, Park Yong Ha, Song Yoon Ah

This new drama is about the behind the scenes of TV drama production. It also portrays how the whole production team and performers complete a project in a tight schedule and as well as how actors, actresses, and entertainment agencies handle rumors surrounding them. Jang Ki Joon is a manager who is in charge of the activities of many famous actors and actresses and one of them is Oh Seung Ah who is a rising actress. Lee Kyung Min is a drama PD, and Seo Young Eun is a script writer with a young son.

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1 comment:

  1. love the drama 'one litre of tears'... very touching...


=) i wonder....