Japanese movie

世界から猫が消えたなら (If Cats Disappeared From the World)

If Cats Disappeared from the World is based on Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara, the first published novel of film producer Genki Kawamura. Cat people will probably go berserk if they see the title but don't worry, no cats were harmed in the making of this movie. Lead actor Sato Takeru is a big time… Continue reading 世界から猫が消えたなら (If Cats Disappeared From the World)

Korean drama

푸른 바다의 전설 (The Legend of the Blue Sea Ep.1)

The Legend of the Blue Sea premiered exactly 4 years after I saw Lee Min Ho up close. Here's one of the many pictures I took during his 11/16/2012 "Fun Meet". This new drama is Lee Min Ho's last project before enlisting for military service and it kicked off with double digit ratings, even surpassing the first episode… Continue reading 푸른 바다의 전설 (The Legend of the Blue Sea Ep.1)

Korean drama

쇼핑왕 루이 (Shopping King Louis Final)

Chaebol and amnesia are two of the most overused tropes in Kdramaland but to everyone’s surprise and to Seo In Guk's fans' delight, Shopping King Louis actually ended up being one of the most endearing shows we’ve seen this year. Just as I’ve written on my first impressions, everything about Shopping King Louis is completely… Continue reading 쇼핑왕 루이 (Shopping King Louis Final)

Japanese drama

地味にスゴイ! 校閲ガール・河野悦子 ( Jimi ni Sugoi Ep.1-2)

My favorite Japanese romcom actress is back as the beautiful, fashion-forward, and plucky lead in Jimi Ni Sugoi. The drama title literally translates to "Simple Is Great!: Copy Editing Girl Etsuko Kono". Also known as Pretty Proofreader, the story is based on the novel Koetsu Garu by Ayako Miyagi. For her first starring drama on NTV,… Continue reading 地味にスゴイ! 校閲ガール・河野悦子 ( Jimi ni Sugoi Ep.1-2)

Japanese drama

ラストコップ (The Last Cop)

https://youtu.be/ku_5NBvIhR4 The Last Cop is a remake of the German television series Der letzte Bulle written by Robert Dannenberg and Stefan Scheich. This is the first drama produced by both Nippon TV (terrestrial) and Hulu Japan. It stars Toshiaki Karasawa as Kyogoku Kosuke, a detective who has just miraculously woken up from a 30 year coma. Originally, the story mostly hinged… Continue reading ラストコップ (The Last Cop)