Unnatural [review]

Unnatural is a pretty good drama to binge-watch. It’s filled with likeable characters, none of whom really pisses me off, not even the sly wicked reporter. I’m not sure if there’s Season 2 in the plan, but I’d definitely look forward to it.

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Confidence Man JP [First Impression]

You can get subtitles here.

I had time to check out new dramas and also to catch up on last season’s shows, Confidence Man JP happened to be one of those that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I watched without checking out the synopsis and thoroughly enjoyed the premier.

Before going further, this is a show filled with twists (granted I didn’t read the synopsis so I didn’t know what to expect). No, it’s not in the form of thriller or suspense, but the kind of twists that are always lurking around the corner to catch you off guard. I have to admit it’s quite clever, I didn’t see the reveal at the end of the pilot until they showed it. In fact, even in the opening sequence, the part where the three cast were walking on the street, Dako (Nagasawa Masami) blatantly welcomed us to a world where you don’t know what’s true or fake and they seem to stay by that rule.

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anone [review]

You can get subtitles here.

anone is about strangers meeting and start building some sort of unconventional relationship. This reminds me of other Yuji Sakamoto works such as Mondai no Aru Restaurant (which is really good) or the more recent Quartet. Both have several characters who come together (each with their own motive or by coincidence) and start living together under one roof. Personally, I think that’s one of Sakamoto’s strengths, giving each character their own life story, sprinkled with random but also familiar script such as arguing about whether a certain food is nicer with/without certain ingredient and whatnot.

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BG: Personal Bodyguard [review]

You can get subtitles here.

BG is packed with quite a lot of good looking men. Alright, that’s probably one of the main reasons of checking this out, aside from Kimutaku. But I’ve always liked Yosuke Eguchi and even Saito Takumi (though I don’t really like his affair-related dramas lol).

I have reservations towards the show upon checking out the first few episodes, I won’t lie. I’m quite disappointed with the direction and plot. At some point, I thought of dropping and I stopped around episode 4, only managed to pick it up again now. It’s not exactly all bad, but unfortunately, it’s not something memorable or outstanding.

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Innocent Days ep1-2 [review]

I’ve been anticipating this show since the cast announcement because you can’t possibly go wrong with Satoshi Tsumabuki and Yuko Takeuchi in a drama. You just can’t. I won’t allow it. Granted Yuko was underused in the comeback with Kimutaku’s A LIFE, I hope it’s not the case here.

After watching the pilot two weeks ago, I can safely say this is staple WOWOW show and not some FujiTV/TBS stuff, so there’s always a better quality in terms of atmosphere/story telling.

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99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II ep 1 [First Impression]

Yes, I’m back… Life. I’m probably not going to be as active as before, I used to go crazy with the posts. Now that work takes up a large portion of my time, I’d like to enjoy the time I have left during the weekends to catch up on shows and such. Hence, the hiatus from subbing and blogging. I’ve basically channeled all my ‘real-time’ impressions on Twitter because it’s just so much easier to immediately post my thoughts while watching. That being said, I might not be blogging for every single episode like I used to.

Onto the show!

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Season 2 is finally here and we get to see Miyama’s quirks again. It’s amusing to see Matsumoto Jun step into this character after a while and still nails it.

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