Tags: jdramas: starman

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Toned-down Mitchell?! BEHOLD, IT EXISTETH
Haha but seriously.
There /is/ a sort of veneer of strangeness to some events,
but this fits with the boy-narrator
and Taylor - his struggles, his weaknesses, his choices - are vastly relatable. <3
Rings a lot truer than Mitchell's typical outlandish scenarios
(there's clearly emotional attachment here),
and it's nice to get away a little from his pet themes (apart from the indulgent self-references).

Characteristic diction and humour are still present
(where else would you find such scraps of literary genius as
'an awkward cow of a pause mooed' and 'as blotchy as a dying banana' lolol),
just age-appropriate and far more down-to-earth.



Woman, ep4:
This sprung some pleasant surprises.
The whole 'is Shin a molester' question was resolved in a hugely satisfying way,
and ohh the beauty of that juxtaposition of the Ugikuku story (ALL THE TEARS) -
even if I could have done without the sickness cliche itself, sigh
(Mitsushima Hikari is so frightfully thin here ;;).


Double Tone, ep5:
Lmao A++ for the most awkward kiss ever but drama remains fantastic;
I can't wait for the next ep.
IF THIS TURNS OUT TO BE SOME CRIME OF PASSION I AM GOING TO SCREAM (AT IKUKO)


Starman, ep3:
I take back what I said earlier - this ep was really cute. /OTL
I think I've gotten more used to Sawa.


OT but I wish someone were subbing DOCTORS 2,
it's getting solid ratings and S1 was really fun(ny). :((
EDIT: EHHH was just saying this and ep1 has been subbed, this is great
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Double Tone, ep3:
Asdfljw *O**O*
I HAVE QUESTIONS AND SHOW YOU HAD BETTER ANSWER THEM ;;



OTOH - Starman, ep2:
This setup makes me uncomfortable,
both logically (girl you're not even going to put together a less holey story beforehand?)
and in terms of the views espoused.
'Women aren't interested in what's "right"'? REALLY, baa-chan?
Hammer in that stereotype of women being emotional, flighty creatures, won't you.
And a single mother takes a random man she knows ZILCH about
into a home with three kids and an elderly lady?
I get the whole lonely/tired thing, but - quite frankly - that's utterly irresponsible.
(Dai is the sole sane voice in this shebang.)
Plus, did you not consider how unfair it would be to the dude
to force him into a life that isn't his/that he might not be suited for,
and to lie to him pretty much every other sentence?
The kids are qts but. Eurgh D:



Lmao these Strawberry Night shorts -
this franchise is so fab I can't.



Watched (IS THERE A SYNONYM FOR THIS lol I feel like I've used this word way too many times for comfort) Gohatto,
which turned out far more arresting than the plot synopsis/filming style would suggest.
Shozaburo's inscrutability (and thus, ambiguity) as a main character made pm every event intriguing
(a tumblr [? I think] user - 'I still don't know if he was the victim or a little shit' hahaha).
BUT BUT BUT.
That very last ending scene (with the Beat Takeshi monologue) should have been cut.
Lmao I'm trying to banish it from memory as I type this -
it did absolutely nothing besides cheapen the rest of the film. >:(