I have studied Japanese from time to time because my husband speaks it. Occasionally we looked for Japanese movies and tv shows to watch for language practice but never found much. Then in 2013 my daughter-in-law and her mother told us about Korean dramas and the streaming sites they can be found on. How easy! … Continue reading Telzeytalks
One of my favorite Kdramas lately is One Day Off, which is a rare example of an interesting but restful show. It’s about a school teacher who, when faced with the intractability of some of her students, “sometimes longs to disappear,” so she indulges herself with one-day trips.
A few Japanese dramas have popped up with the theme of government trying to cope with a falling birth rate. A new one on the light and fluffy side is called Marry Me! I checked it out because I quite liked the older one, Choosing Spouse by Lottery, which was more serious. How would you … Continue reading Marry Me! vs. Choosing Spouse By Lottery
How would you react if you heard a rumor about time travel in your town? The Japanese novel Before the Coffee Gets Cold tells of an urban legend involving a coffee shop in Tokyo where people sometimes go back in time. If you heard of this, would you be tempted to try it?
Hold My Hand At Twilight is a show that is gently humorous without being slapsticky. It’s about two people trying to succeed in challenging careers, and how they encourage and inspire each other. There’s no candy girl with a rich guy here. Do you think there will be any childhood flashbacks, water fountains, piggyback rides, … Continue reading Japanese Drama: Hold My Hand At Twilight
Last fall I watched a Japanese drama called Fight Song, which had a story line about a girl who was afraid she would lose her hearing. Shortly afterwards, Silent came out, with a synopsis about a character with hearing loss. I was curious about it, because here were two shows with that theme. Then this … Continue reading Fight Song vs. Silent vs. On A Starry Night
Hold Me Back is about a woman who lives alone and talks to a voice inside her head that gives her advice when she doesn’t know what to do. She is lonely, but satisfied with this way of coping with stress, until she starts to fall for a man she has met at work. Then … Continue reading Japanese Movie: Hold Me Back
How to Get a Divorce for the Whole Family is a tale of people marrying in haste and repenting at leisure, but it’s more than that. They are two very different people, coming from different lifestyles, without any real problem-solving skills. How do you think that works out?
How would you behave if you were so cute that everyone clamored to please you? How would you react if you were told it was all coming to an end? That is the precise situation we have in the Japanese drama My Cuteness is About to Expire! Read on to see if you think Kosuke … Continue reading Japanese Drama: My Cuteness is About to Expire!
One of my favorite dramas this year was Avengers Social Club aka Buam Dong Avengers Social Club. It came out a few years ago, but not too many people saw it because it wasn’t easily available. It’s a girl power story about three women who decide to avenge themselves of rankling injustices, and a teenage … Continue reading Hidden Gem: Avengers Social Club