Japanese Miniseries: Love and Hong Kong

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This little four-episode series was a cute surprise. We open with a view of food being prepared at a cafe and then get a few minutes of confusion as several people chase through the room causing pandemonium. Continue reading

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Original vs Remake: Signal

The first episode of Signal (the Japanese remake of the Korean drama) is out which means it is time for another Original vs. Remake where I compare and contrast the two versions to see who tells the story better. Let me help you decide whether it is worth watching the newer version or if you should just settle in for a rewatch of the original. Continue reading

Ouroboros Episode 2 – The Wrong Path Taken

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We had great progress this episode as we watched our two dragons fight against society’s concepts of forgiveness and what it means to stay on the right path.  Especially when the right path seems to be littered with those killed or hurt by  society’s worst scum.  It makes our anti-heroes question their vigilante motivation and makes us viewers wonder if our leads are really heroes, or only more of society’s drudges.  We also get some very appreciated fan service, via a bath house scene, which helps a lot in distracting us from the fact that we are rooting for murderers. Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: Romantic Japanese Drama Edition

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I have been sucked into multiple Jdramas lately.  Mostly because I see promotions for them on various sites and can’t help but click the link to read the synopsis.  Next thing I know I am down yet another drama rabbit hole.  It just so happens that a bunch of these dramas happens to be Japanese this month.  Hence I decided to do a pros and cons list of several dramas so you can decide if you want to check them out. Continue reading