Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My*Boss, My*Hero

Status: Currently airing (7 out of probably 11 episodes)

Synopsis: Sakaki Makio is the 27-year-old son of a Yakuza boss. He's strong, fights really well and always lucky in gambling. However, he's extremely stupid. I say extremely because he doesn't even know how to write his own name and whether 25+5+5>27 which resulted in a huge loss to the group. His father decided to send him back to school by threatening that if he doesn't graduate from school, he'll never be the boss. So begins his life as a 17-year-old kid in a private (and a tad wacky) high school called St. Agnes.

Eye-candies: Nagase Tomoya as Sakaki Makio, Tegoshi Yuya as Sakurakoji Jun, Aragaki Yui as Umemura Hikari

Why you should watch: This drama is absolutely hilarious! Lawak cam hape je haha. If you're looking for something to cheer you up, this is it. The story's a bit outrageous and the scenes are sometimes over the top, but as long as it makes me laugh, I don't care. One scene has Makio dressed as a 'power ranger' and inhaling laughing gas to change his voice. Another has him flying across buildings just for the sake of pudding (The whole school is totally obsessed with pudding).

Aside from humour, this story does has some lessons for the viewers (like any other J-doramas). Each episode shows how Makky learns new things, rediscovers his youth etc. So it's not totally pointless.

Nagase plays his role quite well. The various outrageous facial expressions he came up with hahah... Another plus point - Nagase himself sang the ending song, Sorafune. I'm currently addicted to this song hhaha...

Oh, this drama is actually based on a Korean movie with the same title. I don't know how well this drama corresponds to the movie since I haven't watched it, but most probably only the base storyline is the same.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lady In The Water

Time for my sporadic update haha..

I like this movie! Definitely enjoyed this more than Superman Returns. But then, people say I have strange taste in movies haha. It's a bedtime story with a twist. And it's not a bedtime story I've heard before. Oh well, in this movie, the only person who knew the bedtime story was a Korean haha.

Revolves around Story, a narf (water fairy?), and the caretaker of a flat, Mr. Heep. Story needs to find someone & awaken him/her... Err I don't really know how to explain this LOL. Basically she's on a quest, and Heep decides to help her. When her quest succeeded, she wants to go back, but a rogue scrunt (ugly wolf-like beast) decides to attack her and she fails to return home. So Heep decides to help her out by enlisting help from various tenants. Come to think of it, it's like the usual fantasy story with a hero setting out on a quest and receives help from various people along the way. It's just that this takes place in our normal, everyday world instead of some ancient world with elves and hobbits in it.

There were scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat - whenever the scrunt appears. And there were scenes that had me ROFL. I mean, a translator who reads signs on cereal boxes? How funny is that?

Interestingly, the director also acted in this movie, instead of just doing cameos like in his previous movies... Betulla ape aku cakap alifah..tu director die haha