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01 July 2025 @ 06:57 pm
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rosa_elefante
11 February 2017 @ 10:33 pm
Just random thoughts about dramas I've recently finished or I'm watching right now, + Aiba because everything Aiba related is good and nice and Important.

Aiba's spring drama has been confirmed!! I'm so happy. Because a) Aiba, and b) it seems like he'll be playing a role a bit... different? from his usual ones. Not so good, not so cheerful and pure. That's a nice change, it was about time! I hope he'll do nice! But I think he'll be alright, he proved that, with a good script and a good director, he can be a good actor. I know most people says that he can't act, but most people didn't bother to watch Last Hope or his last butai so :D :D (I honestly think he was good in Yokoso Wagaya e too. And in My Girl, of course. Bartender and Mikeneko were more weak but they were weak dramas in general...)
Anyway! I can't wait to see him playing a rich, arrogant bastard who takes the merit for his subordinates' work and goes around seducing ladies! Can you imagine??? I'm thinking about the outfits he might have in the drama and I'm already in tears. I'm going to die. We're all going to.

tumblr_inline_mynerzo8r41rh7826.gifThere was the rumor about a second season of 99.9, which would be nice because I enjoyed the drama. It was fun and interesting, well writtend and full of weird people! Sada san I miss you. Lawyer Blueberry I miss you too. I don't think the rumor is actually true though. Too bad.

tumblr_inline_mynerzo8r41rh7826.gif I always have troubles talking about Korean dramas when I write about the Japanese ones I've just finished, because the dates are totally different, but I wanted to write few words about Goblin because I really enjoyed it! It had one big (VERY big, in my opinion) flaw, because the main couple was the Goblin, a 900 years old creature who looks like a 40 yo - VERY ATTRACTIVE - man, and a... 17-18 years old girl. Why. Whyyyyy. She could have been few years older and the story would have been the exact same. There was a scene when they went on a date and she was wearing her school uniform for God's sake! So yeah, totally not interested in the main romance (I was only in the last episodes), there was some big power/age imbalance that... ew.
But! Besides that! It was really good. The general plot was nice, the whole "what happened in the past and who is who now" thing was really interesting. And the last episode made me cry a bucket.
Also SUCH QUALITY FACES. THE SUPERIOR AESTHETICS. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are so damn attractive it's unfair. Also their characters were one of the best things of the show.
The soundtrack (esp 1, 2, 3, 4) was pretty good too!
Definitely check it out if you have time! At worst, you'll have watched Gong Yoo's face for 16 episodes, which is a beautiful way to spend your time, if you ask me.

Winter Jdramas! I'm watching 3 of the ones that were in my to-watch list, and so far it's going well.
tumblr_inline_mynerzo8r41rh7826.gifQUARTET. You can see the hand of the scriptwriter, because, like in Saikou no Rikon, the characters are quite peculiar. Together they are terrible and at the same time perfect. It's fun, less that SnR, and there's some mystery too. I've only watched 2 episodes, but I'm really enjoying it. And Mitsushima Hikari is sooooo good, I like her a lot.
tumblr_inline_mynerzo8r41rh7826.gifTOTSUZEN DESU GA, ASHITA KEKKON SHIMASU. Ok, I started it expecting nothing, and honestly it's you somehow-usual romantic drama. But I enjoy some romance, eh, so it's nice. The premises are not the best, main girl's dream is to get married and become a housewife... which is a thing that I can't understand (and I think that in a place like Japan, where most of the women still feel like that's their purpose in life, it's not the best message), but I also think that one of the meanings of feminism is that every woman should feel free to do with her life whatever the hell she wants.
But why am I talking about serious stuff??
The thing that caught me the most in this drama is the male protagonist. Of couse. I'm a weak sinner. He is so sweet??? Has the nicest voice ever??? And his smile??? The actor is actually a singer and this is his first time acting, and he's quite good. But mostly so cute??? Send help.
It's one of those cases of #iwatchitfortheplot. Joking, I'm enjoying the romance too. (I remembered that Nishiuchi Mariya was a better actress tho? Idk).
tumblr_inline_mynerzo8r41rh7826.gifTOKYO TARAREBA MUSUME. Once again, nothing ground-breaking. But I like this kind of dramas, there's nothing I can do about it! I have to admit that most of the time I don't like that much the heroine, but the general message of the drama (you have to step on, to challenge yourself, to DO stuff, if you want to succeed. Not just in love, but in your job and in life in general) hits home, at least for me.
So far it's a nice watch. And Sakaguchi Kentaro has a really nice face too (again, a weak woman).


That's all. I just wanted to write down some thoughts. What are you watching this winter? Are you excited about sexy-rich-arrogant-Aiba? Because I surely am.
 
 
rosa_elefante
13 January 2017 @ 10:33 pm
I checked, and I've been doing this "drama season" thing since 2011. That's a lot of time.
This season too, nothing super exciting, but there are few things that intrigue me. As always, I hope to be surprised (it happened, this fall!)

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rosa_elefante
06 January 2017 @ 12:03 am
Where "recently" means that there is one drama I've finished at the beginning of November.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
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Jimi ni Sugoi!
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Nigeru Wa Haji da Ga Yaku ni Tatsu
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Suna no Tou
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Juhan Shuttai!!
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rosa_elefante
02 January 2017 @ 01:11 pm
Glad that it's over not because 2016 was a bad year, for me, but it was a year of transition, that went over really fast and, at the same time, very slow.
It was fast, because I spent the first 6 months of the year studying, reading, revising the same thing over and over again for my last university exam, and the following 6 first researching, than writing my final thesis. A lot of days were somehow the same, and I literally arrived at the end of a month feeling like... what. When did September happen. It's a thing everyone says, that time flies etc, but this year... seriously.
And at the same time it was so damn slow! I just wanted to pass my last exam and graduate, things that happened respectively in June and December. December. I just wanted it to be over.
And now it is over, I'm glad, university years are the best for a lot of people, but I really did not enjoy them. Yes, friends made it better, but at some time I literally got sick because of the stress and the anxiety. Not cute, not fun.
And even tho I'm happy I've graduated, the mere idea of looking for a job, having to study more, living alone, probably moving to another city/region/state (deal lord please no) terrifies me. I guess it's normal, but I don't want to think and/or talk about it.


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rosa_elefante
28 December 2016 @ 11:57 pm
Arashi - affection
Arashi - Amore (Aiba solo)
Arashi - Daylight
Arashi - Fukkatsu LOVE
Arashi - I Seek
Arashi - Miles Away
Arashi - Seishun Boogie
Arashi - Sunshine (Sho solo)
Bangtan Boys - Blood, Sweat & Tears
BLACKPINK - WHISTLE
Dalshabet - Someone Like You
Davichi - Beside Me
Davichi - Forgetting You
Davichi - This Love
December - I Can Only Give You Love
EXO - Dancing King
EXO (Baekhyun, Chen, Xiumin) - For You
EXO - Monster
GFriend - NAVILLERA
GFriend - Rough
GReeeeN - Michi
I.O.I - I Love You, I Remember You
Infinite - The Eye
Jo Jung Hyun - I Even Loved That Pain
Kanjani8 - Black of Night
Kanjani8 - Candy My Love
Kanjani8 - Natsu no Koibito
Kanjani8 - Noroshi
Keiyakizaka46 - Silen Majority
Lee Juck - Don't Worry, Dear
Nogizaka46 - Sayonara no Imi
Oh My Girl - A-ing
Princess Princess - M
Sailor Moon Crystal III OST - Eternal Eternity
Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST - Wing of Goryeo
Shibutani Subaru - Mampy no G Spot
Shibutani Subaru - Sweet Memories
SPYAIR - I'm a Believer
Sun Hae Im - Will Be Back
VIXX - Dynamite
VIXX - Fantasy
VIXX - The Closer
 
 
rosa_elefante
After "The Digitalian" and "Japonism", I had high expectations for this one, since I loved both those albums.
The theme itself, "happiness" it's nice and promising, but we all know, by now, that Arashi don't exactly follow a theme for the whole album, just for few songs (for example, in this one there are quite a few songs that are not happy at all). But! The covers are adorable, and that's important.
What about the music? The whole album is a grower, the sings that caught my attention at the 1st listening were just 3 or 4. For most of the others, I needed more time.
Overall, it's a very... relaxed (not relaxing, tho) album, and I like it.
I really enjoyed the fact that each of them "supervised" a song other than the solo, because you can clearly see a lot of that person in "his" song.

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rosa_elefante
07 October 2016 @ 03:25 pm
After a fairly good summer, this fall there are few things I'm interested in, but nothing I'm really expecting. Often, though, the dramas I'm expecting nothing from are the ones that surprise me the most, so I hope it will be the same this season!

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