Don’t Read This: The Show Must Go On

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This is a bit of a triple bill really, I’ve been meaning to post for a while but every day brings with it an exciting new development in Tao-verse and it’s just built up so here, have a massive compilation post to make up for my absence here lately (why yes, I’m still keeping on top of dramas and have lots to say in that front too, so don’t worry.)

But firstly as the title suggests, yes, the show indeed is going on ahead as routine for this young man. Just because yet another fellow countryman has defected his pop group it doesn’t mean his world has come to a standstill.

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It’s Not Okay, It’s Heartache!


Was anyone else as ill-prepared as me going into tonight’s episode 14? Aka. The hour of utter devastation and heartbreak! And brilliant narrative development from screenwriter Noh and an intense cultivating ground for some of the greatest acting  that k-ent has seen for a while. No dramatic excesses, just natural, real and powerful performances. And Jo In-sung’s best acting in his entire career!

Caution: Spoilers ahead!

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Trying to Crack the Kang-woo Riddle


Right, let’s try and do this.

I’d actually been meaning to write brief posts about this show on a regular basis, if not weekly, atleast fortnightly or something. But now seven weeks since its premiere have flown by and the show ends next week (so fast!) and I only ever got to post those initial first impressionsy posts. Kind of disappointed with myself and total lackadaisical or chaotic as you will handling of my time. But anyway… let’s get to it. BEWARE SPOILERS BEYOND CUT.

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Don’t Read This: The Rendered Speechless Edition


In which I advocate pretty idol boys selling us things and procuring our souls instead. But…

HOLY FUALSDKJLSKJFDWOKSEFJKSD!!! I’m seriously speechless!

EXO seem to have a thing for Germany right now or vice versa. And I’m not complaining because damn do these collabos work! After the masterfully beautiful James Dean-esque Die Jungs in Berlin comes their MCM endorsement, which is a German luxury leather and luggage brand. And they are (pardon the French but) fucking working it!

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Upcoming Fall 2014 Dramas



WOW! Looking good!

Especially excited about the following four set to premiere this October:

Shinya Shokudo Season 3!

THANK YOU LINHCU FOR THE TIP-OFF! YES! Master is back and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Mozu (continued again in Oct) Season 2 


Maybe I’m still around 3 episodes behind, but that’s down to time constraints more than my levels of interest in the show. I still do like it a lot! Like that is, not love. Who am I kidding? I love that damn PD and how he is handling the supernatural spins on this story and Kagawa-san! I have no words for this man!

Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu


Habara Daisuke is a decent scriptwriter, not exactly mindblowing but I quite like some of his previous works and the premise here is awesome (check it out on the post I reblogged) and it’s airing on WOWOW and leading man Kengo Kora is gorgeous. I’m sold!


Gomenne Seishun — sadly it’s only a short drama, possibly only one-episode. And it’s the writer of Amachan, the NHK Asadora that got hyped a lot, in actual fact this writer/director extraordinaire is generally very well liked and his works well-received. But my reasons for wanting to watch it are Mitsushima Hikari and Nagayama Kento! OMG! I loved that they played romantic interests in Ohisama (another well-received NHK asadora). I was saddened I couldn’t like his Sakamoto Yuji debut with the very recent Mosaic — just wasn’t my kind of show. But I’m sure this concept should be more easy to watch. Even if he’s not exactly the main male lead, he’s the second lead… w00t! At least he’s no longer playing extras. Which was pretty sad really, considering he’s Eita’s baby bro and equally very talented.


Originally posted on Jdrama Weblog:

Sakura ~ Jiken o Kiku Onna
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 20 October 2014
Station: TBS
Scriptwriters: Matsumoto Miyako (Inpei Sousa, Kakushou, Fake ~ Kyoto Bijutsu Jiken Emaki), Yamaoka Junpei (GTO (remake) Series, Honey Trap, Power Game)
Genre: Detective
Cast: Nakama Yukie, Sato Ryuta, Aijima Kazuyuki, Kino Hana, Ono Takuro, Morioka Yutaka, Suruga Taro, Ayane, Kusabue Mitsuko, Takashima Reiko
Synopsis: Mizusawa Sakura (Nakama Yukie) is the ultimate “good listener”. In the morning, she hears the voices of listeners as the DJ of a small FM radio network. In the afternoon, she lends a ear to residents’ complaints at the inquiry counter of Komagome Chuo Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division. At night, she obtains information from regular customers at the small restaurant which her grandmother Ume (Kusabue Mitsuko), a former police woman, runs. Once a case occurs, Sakura will hide her identity and go undercover. She is…

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Stuff to Really Look Forward To


Not a lot of stuff mind you… but who cares about quantity right? It’s not like we have time to devote to multiple shows anyway. I’d be perfectly content if I only had one show per season which proved to be an absolute must-see-or-die!

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