Hanawake no Yon Shimai

“Even if we are apart, we are still family.”

Hanawake no Yon Shimai

The Four Hanawa Sisters
Episodes: 11
Genre: Romance, comedy, family, drama
Year: 2011
Starring: Mizuki Alisa, Kanjiya Shihori, Kawashima Umika, Kichise Michiko, Kato Shigeaki

Rating: 9/10

Okay, okay, so I might’ve watched this drama for Shige ^o^ And was it worth it, or what! I wasn’t quite expecting the emotional ringer this jdrama puts you through; happy or sad, the tears just kept coming.

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Juui Dolittle

“This isn’t a charity. Being a veterinarian is a business.”

Juui Dolittle

Veterinarian Dolittle
Episodes: 9
Genre: Drama, medical, animals
Year: 2010
Starring: Oguri Shun, Inoue Mao, Narimiya Hiroki

Rating: 9/10

Having watched Oguri Shun in Hana Yori Dango and Hana Kimi, I was eager to watch him in another drama. Juui Dolittle caught my eye; I love medical dramas, so would it be such a stretch to imagine I would enjoy a vet drama?

Especially when Inoue Mao stars alongside him again.

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Flower Boy Next Door

“I don’t know if I was looking by myself because I was lonely, or if I got lonely because I was looking by myself.”

Flower Boy Next Door

Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, drama
Year: 2013
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon, Park Shoo Jin, Kim Yoon Hye

Rating: 2/10

I expected great things of this kdrama. Not only does it star Park Shin Hye, it has flower boys, and is a rom-com. I mean, look at that picture. Does this not seem like a cute drama?

It sure as hell is not.

I stopped watching after ep 8.

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Heartstrings

It’s good to have a big dream. Even if your dream is shattered, the shattered pieces are still big.”

Heartstrings

You’ve Fallen for Me
Episodes: 15
Genre: Romance, drama, music
Year: 2011
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Song Chang Ui, So Yi Hyun, Kim Yoon Hye, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Hyun Jin

Rating: 9.5/10

Intrigued by Park Shin Hye in You’re Beautiful, I turned another of her kdramas, interested in seeing her play a more feminine role. In Heartstrings, we finally get the happy ending for Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa that we missed in You’re Beautiful. They just make the cutest couple! ^o^

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Bambino!

“Guys who don’t focus on the work in front of them don’t have the right to talk about their dreams.”

Bambino!

Episodes: 11
Genre: Cooking, drama
Year: 2007
Starring: Matsumoto Jun, Karina, Sato Ryuta, Uchida Yuki, Kitamura Kazuki, Komatsu Ayaka

Rating: 8/10

On the quest to watch dramas from MatsuJun’s backlist, I came across Bambino! I put off watching it at first; although the concept sounded intriguing, I had other things I wanted to watch more. But when I came back and revisited the idea, I saw Karina and Ayaka Komatsu both starred in the drama. Count me in!

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