Blog Posts - Japanese Drama

Cowboy Bebop (1998) [Complete]

Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter with a dark, violent past. Nowadays, he roams between the seedier colonies of space along with his partner Jet Black and their spaceship Bebop as they try to catch a bounty or two, barely making a living at it. Some o...
by The Film Valley on Mar 9, 2012

Weekend Question: Be A Drama Character!

Time for another Weekend Question! Read my answer to a drama-related query and then answer yourself or comment on other people’s answers. So- If you could pick a character out of an Asian drama to be, who would it be? Feel like I’m writing a...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Feb 17, 2012

Romantic Sports Dramas

We all know that there are a tooooooooooooooooooooon of Asian dramas out there that have a sports theme. For awhile it seemed every drama out of Japan was based on some random game, I mean Tumbling? Really? Unfortunately Korea followed suit, but the...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Feb 15, 2012

What I'm Watching: Wild Romance, Take Care of Us Captain, Dream High 2, Lucky Seven

Time for another recap of the dramas I’m watching at the moment. If you’d like to see previous installments, check out the keyword ‘what I’m watching’ at the bottom of the article! Wild Romance: Yes- still watching this one. I have to ad...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Feb 3, 2012

If you liked this drama: Color of Woman, Me Too Flower!, History of the Salaryman, Take Care of Us Captain

Time for another round of drama suggestions! Check out past additions by clicking the ‘If you liked this’ keyword at the bottom of the article! If the new cable Kdrama Color of Woman has caught your fancy then you may consider checking out its...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 28, 2012

Crossdressing Girl Drama

As mentioned in the ‘Reverse Harem Drama’ article, there is a whole subgenre of that category that I call the CGDs or the ‘Crossdressing Girl Drama’. Since that article on RHDs has received so many hits from searches etc. I thought it’d be...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 26, 2012

Vintage Asian Drama: Beautiful Life, All About Eve, Guns and Talks

Anybody else been to a second-hand shop that was selling something for twice the money just because it was classified as ‘vintage’? Well the nice thing about Asian dramas is that you don’t have to worry about that happening! They might be harde...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 24, 2012

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

There are clichéd dramas and then there are dramas with clichés. Just semantics you say? The line between the two is nearly invisible but the important thing is that the characters and plot drive the drama instead of the too-often-used plot devices...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 16, 2012

Stand Up!!

I really need to do a genre article on youth dramas. After all they make up a huge chunk of released shows and for some people they’re the only type of Asian drama that seems palatable. You may know of some more famous youth-driven dramas, but I do...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 9, 2012

If you liked this drama: Padam Padam, What's Up?, Wild Romance

Time for another round of ‘If you liked this…’ with four popular and/or new Korean dramas and some similar shows you might like. So, if you like currently airing Korean drama Padam, Padam and adore Jung Woo-sung’s reformed gangster persona...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Jan 6, 2012


After finishing Nobuta wo Produce for the first time, I quickly looked up more dramas that the leads were in. I found that because of the great chemistry between Yamapi and Horikita Maki, they were cast in a new drama together. The plot intrigued me.
by Daily Dose of Drama on Dec 27, 2011

Reverse Harem Dramas

Awhile ago I decided it might be a good idea to start writing articles that focused on a particular ‘genre’ of dramas. This way if you’ve found a tried-and-true plot device that you love and adore, you can find more. For example, I’ve delved...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Dec 13, 2011

Soredemo Ikite Yuku

by Daily Dose of Drama on Nov 9, 2011

If you liked this drama: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, A Thousand Days Promise, A Thousand Kisses, Ouran High School Host Club

Well hopefully these articles are helpful because I’m going to keep them coming! Here’s another round of drama ideas for those of you who aren’t sure what to watch next! If you’ve seen new (and adorable!) ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’ and l...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Nov 8, 2011

What I'm Watching: Ouran High School Host Club, Kingyo Club, A Thousand Kisses, Soredemo Ikite Yuku

Aigoo, it’s been so long since I wrote anything on this blog! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the recent updates! Is anybody out there still reading? Let me know in the comments if you are, it’s always great to know that there’s at least one percen...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Oct 20, 2011

If you liked this drama: Boys Over Flowers, Scent of a Woman, City Hunter, Secret Garden

Anybody else noticed lately how the Kdrama market is booming lately? I mean if ‘City Hunter’ makes it to Netflix it’s got to be a big deal right? Even before I saw that, I had been noticing that there are more and more fans of Kpop and Asian en...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Oct 10, 2011

Matsumoto Jun

I can’t believe I haven’t done a profile piece on Matsujun yet! It’s crazy, inconceivable even. Why so crazy you may ask? Well because Matsumoto Jun (or really Matsujun as Sawada Shin in Gokusen) was my first jdrama crush! Yes, you may remember...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Oct 10, 2011

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