I love that I can watch both True Blood and Buzzer Beat in the same evening. They were both great in their own special, special ways. And while Riko and Naoki may not be as darling as Jessica and Hoyt (BUT WHAT IS?) this scene was pretty fantastic.

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Spoiler for the final scene of Buzzer Beat episode 5. duh. )
Buzzer Beat Episode 3! This is such a mediocre drama, I don't know why I am so excited about it. I mean, while Keiko is adorable and I'll always love Pi for his role in Nobuta... there isn't really much else to this drama. Sure, the fanservice is nice (and hilarious), but Ito Hideaki is the only cast member with any meat on his bones. And Pi and Keiko are cute together, but I wouldn't say they had awesome chemistry.

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Whatever, I still enjoy it. PICSPAM! )

ETA: Maybe it's the fact I really like the opening theme by B'z AND they use an instrumental version of "Day in the Life" by the Beatles for background music.

blargh

Jul. 20th, 2009 12:31 pm
Watched two completely polar pieces of Japanese media yesterday. As one of the final, random things I did with my visiting friends we watched "One Missed Call 2". Because it was free off of my cable. And wow, that was a poorly written movie and really not that scary. There were a few jumpy moments and I appreciate when a horror movie tries to scare me instead of just grossing me out. But next time, maybe try sticking with one antagonist. None of us could keep anything straight. And then it pulled out a random twist and ended with nothing explained. LAME JAPAN.

I was kind of intrigued with how western the whole production looked. Maybe it's just because I don't watch a lot of Japanese movies that I've never noticed this before. But there is something about the way jdramas are shot that make them look very jdrama-ish. This really didn't hold true for OMC2. If they hadn't been speaking Japanese, I could have easily bought it as an American movie, slick production values and all.  Of course, this could very well be all in my head.

After everyone left (*sadface*) I did laundry and finished Skip Beat!. Really, THAT'S the ending? That wasn't a complete story. There was NO resolution. At least with Fruits Basket, which had to cut off at some point, you got that whole story arc with Kyo and Tohru's acceptance of him. At the end of Skip Beat! the story isn't even ABOUT Kyoko at that point. LAME. I want resolution. There are few things I despise more than open endings.

I also watched the first episode of Buzzer Beat, which promises to be everything I hoped it would be: cute and fun. Nothing ground-breaking here, and Pi's character is kind of a non-entity, but I think I'm going to enjoy it. My favorite characters at the moment are the two girls. Keiko is adorable and the other one (who supremely annoyed me in Love Shuffle) is pretty funny.
First - what the hell is with the Japanese and Colonel Sanders?!

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Second - A handful of random caps from Atashinchi no Danshi 8 & 9 and MR BRAIN 3 - No spoilers )

Other completely random news
1. I guess NEWS isn't going to do the theme for Pi's new drama Buzzer Beat. Instead it will be B'z, so it'll actually be good! I hope this drama will be decent or at least super cheesy. Anything but boring, PLEASE. And can Yamapi have an actual personality? That's be GREAT.
2. Tamaki Hiroshi is dating is co-star from Love Shuffle - THAT'S ADORABLE. Maybe she'll get him to eat a sandwich.
3. Some alley cat was screaming all last night, that combined with the fact I have all this drainage down the back of my throat I got ZERO sleep. Then when I went through the drivethru at Starbuck's this morning I asked for a pepperNUT latte, the employee made fun of me, and threatened to give me a pepperCORN latte. He was cute though, so it's all good.
4. IRAN.

ETA: Lavender looks like a total creeper in the new HBP posters.

twifail

May. 19th, 2009 01:31 pm
rosdrise: (guc - scrabble)
I could never truly explain to my mother my thoughts on Twilight. I've written plenty of papers with strong opinions in the past, but when it comes to Twilight I am at a loss for words. Usually it comes out as "OMG, it's so stupid. I HATE BELLA" which isn't the most convincing argument in the world. There are so many wonderful and hilarious thoughts on the entire phenomenon by people on the interwebs that my argument has degraded down to just the common denominator of "It just IS". Maybe there are just so many things wrong with it I can't sort out all the information trying to fly out of my mouth. Whatever. I'm a moron. ANYWAY.

So when the movie came out and my mom enjoyed that I could never convince her of my disdain for Bella as a character, how amused I was by the movie, etc, because it is all tainted from having read the books (the resulting brain cell loss could very well explain my inability to form an argument). She said "What's wrong with it? It's just a love story." My response? "But... it's TWILIGHT. Why don't you understand?!"

Then I lent her my copy and now everything is ok, because the first thing she said to me (not having finished it by the way) was what she liked best about the movie is that you couldn't hear what Bella was thinking. Bella is possibly the most boring (and rude!) character ever created. She also thinks that Edward's fascination with her is creepy and it didn't come off as that way in the movie. No hundred year old man should be sneaking into a teenager's room. Ew.

She also asked me how old the author was because the writing was... let's go with 'lacking'. :X I laughed out loud at that. Oh, Stephanie Meyer, how you amuse.

Dramas...

Finally finished Byakkotai (that was about a years worth of effort to finish that) and the Zettai Kareshi SP. Neither were anything special, but Atashinchi no Danshi is growing on me (Sho/Chisato OTP!). I've also picked Jotei back up, because apparently I enjoy rotting my brain?

Speaking of Mr. Yamashita: [livejournal.com profile] watchful21 posted some speculation on Yamapi's possible/rumored summer drama. She is guessing it is going to be based on the manga "Slam Dunk" which I never read or saw the anime, so I know nothing about. It's all completely unfounded speculation, but it's always fun to guess. I just want it to be something fun. Pi isn't exactly the greatest dramatic actor out there, I just want him to be in something genuinely entertaining for once.

ETA (because it's relevant to Twilight): They've cast Cathy and Heathcliff (Chuck from GG, LOL) for a new remake of Wuthering Heights. I couldn't stop laughing when Bella brought up WH because if there is one heroine I might dislike more than Bella (and the girl from "Dive From Clausen's Pier"), it's freaking Cathy from Wuthering Heights. OMG, what a bitch. I don't even remember that much of the story beyond thinking that Cathy and Heathcliff both deserved each other. Seriously. What awful human beings.

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