Tags: jdramas: iryu

oh mj ilu

ugh. and Iryu \o/ \o/

1. Annoying uni students who make mountains out of molehills: SUCK IT UP. Stop whining. Move on.
2. Annoying uni students who disrespect guest speakers/APPLAUD people for doing just that:
wow, are you for real.
I hated it when my JC classmates acted like they owned the world/knew everything about it;
this is exactly the same thing - but with older kids who should know better.
/smh

I was talking to S about this the other day -
I don't know if it has something to do with my being a year older than the rest of the cohort
(well, at least the majority of it),
or if it's just my personality (l-lol, I wouldn't be surprised),
but sometimes I feel as if uni students have a TON of growing up to do.
(Or maybe excessive alcohol intake has stunted their PFC development. D:)


Iryu:
Just finished ep 8,
and while I did say earlier that I found Doctors' Sagara's streetsmarts/ability to work within the system refreshing,
there's also something terrifically badass about
the traditional maverick (ikr, how ironic) with the nerves of steel
who unabashedly shakes things up wherever he goes
and essentially barrels through layers of bureaucracy to flip off the Evil Top Brass.
Iryu plays the device up to its full potential,
and while I laughed - quite literally - at some of the over-earnest attempts at epicness
(e.g. Asada operating with the blue flames around him in the warzone
[okay, so I just started giggling again - this will never get old];
shirtless Asada [appreciated, but unnecessary O.o] image-training with smoke wafting around him;
THAT SOUNDTRACK [WHICH WOULD NOT BE AMISS IN AN ANCIENT WAR FILM])
I am thoroughly enjoying the drama.
Exciting surgery scenes and helpful diagrammatic explanations (so cute, right! <3),
Ijyuuin's growth, KATO's growth,
the way the whole thing is framed by the formation of the Batista team
such that the enterprise feels less episodic than it would be otherwise.
And rock-solid scripting/acting -
I particularly like how the moments of emotion - while few - ring so true.
Far less lighthearted than Doctors, but an equally-wonderful ride.

ALSO: I adore Abe Sadao's face (those eyes ;__;). It's so interesting to look at.

EDIT: Finished Iryu and it is utter nail-biting <3, seriously.
Though they had to attribute a ridiculously-high level of skill to Asada to make things work out. :(
And the Kirishima twist was obviously there purely for the will-he-won't-he-HE-WILL drama :(
And those last few oversentimental goodbye scenes spoilt the finale.
I LOVE ARASE; HE IS SERIOUSLY THE COOLEST MEMBER OF THE BATISTA TEAM.


HOW EXCITING DOES THE NEW JDRAMA SEASON SOUND.
There's the snazzy Kashii Yu one,
then the Takei Emi X Eguchi Yosuke romance,
and Nakama Yukie/Sawamura Ikki
and that Higashino Keigo series. :D
And Tabe Mikako! And Ashida Mana!
So much potential goodness.
<3333


AFTERSCHOOL's Slow Love is awfully pretty.
So is the single cover. :):)


This makes me feel so hopeful.
It's lovely to see visibility/influence being directed towards a good cause,
even if it's partially self-serving,
and I hope that more will step forward - not just in the UK but in Singapore too.
Someone needs to make the first move.