New Gateway for Asian Drama-enthusiasts: dramaphilic!

Hello existing drama-readers, please make your way and yourself cozy in my freshly produced sister-site: dramaphilic! I’m sorry, truly sorry, you’ve had to sieve through a lot of write-ups you don’t necessarily fancy to get to my drama-related write-ups, and likewise to any non-drama-enthusiast readers reading this, I want to apologize to you as well for the … More New Gateway for Asian Drama-enthusiasts: dramaphilic!

A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

jandoe’s Dramafest Reflection is here again! I’ve a friend who chides me all the friggin’ time for watching Asian dramas (I’ll take it in good spirits but when you imply it’s not okay to watch Asian dramas yet totally acceptable to watch Western dramas – get outta here) that I reflected on just why do I invest so much of myself for Asian dramas … More A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

Revisiting Nodame Cantabile, A Special Ode to the Timeless Cantabile.

It is such an interesting and meaningful experience, watching Nodame Cantabile six years later, since I first discovered this gem of a show in 2008. This time around I watched it in completion, from its live-action drama that premiered in late 2006 to the European specials that was released in early 2008 to the first part of the movie … More Revisiting Nodame Cantabile, A Special Ode to the Timeless Cantabile.

Timeout: Shows That’s Got Me Glued To The Screen.

Like other drama-bloggers who (maybe) juggle between Twitter and their blogs, I find myself sharing opinions about shows I’m watching via multiple 140-character quick blurbs. Primarily because it’s quicker and easier that way, but for me it’s also fun to do it this way. My account is (still) public so you can follow unofficially but even so, … More Timeout: Shows That’s Got Me Glued To The Screen.

From Japan to Korea: First Impressions on Tomorrow’s Cantabile & Liar Game.

This is actually my one (rare) free weekend, so I’ve been catching up on things I’ve meant to get to, like write a bunch of stuff both personal and drama-related. I also caught up with my Asian dramas and figured I’d (finally) come up with a two-in-one first impression of Tomorrow’s Cantabile and Liar Game, otherwise known … More From Japan to Korea: First Impressions on Tomorrow’s Cantabile & Liar Game.

Timeout: Who’s Ready for Another Round of Mischievous Kiss?

Okay Mischievous Kiss fans, have you guys watched this latest trailer yet? It sheds (somewhat) greater detail about the new season which by the way – when is it premiering again? Is it this month or next? I’ve lost track… Also a quick note about the Okinawa special – I watched it but frankly, did … More Timeout: Who’s Ready for Another Round of Mischievous Kiss?

Timeout: It’s Literally Utter Madness Around Here.

I’m quickly popping in here to confirm that I’m still alive but badly knocked by two realities. Hard facts: My wallet got stolen in San Francisco on Saturday. It contained practically my entire life and all forms of my identity, so it’s been the longest and scariest weekend of my life, and craziest-yet-productive Monday, too. I’m okay, … More Timeout: It’s Literally Utter Madness Around Here.

Wakamonotachi 2014 (lit. Young People 2014): A First Impression.

In an effort to end my drama-watching drought, I returned to my first love: Jdramas. Wakamonotachi 2014 (lit. Young People 2014) –  also known as All About My Family – is a remake of 1966’s Fuji TV drama of the same title, and focuses on the staying power of families, specifically by closely examining the intricate relationships of five … More Wakamonotachi 2014 (lit. Young People 2014): A First Impression.

Timeout: Oh The Horror! K-Remake Nodame Could Possibly Be… Yoona?!

RE: Girl’s Generation’s Yoona in Talks to Play Nodame  Oh dear God, no. I hesitate to share and discuss this article because I haven’t seen other websites reporting the same update (…yet?) but the moment I read this I had an instant mini-heart attack. Also near-tears, legit. No dear God, oh no. Please please please please do not take it. … More Timeout: Oh The Horror! K-Remake Nodame Could Possibly Be… Yoona?!

Timeout: Naoki! Kotoko! Season 2 is Underway! (insert incoherent sounds)

Mischievous Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo fans, we need to talk about these photos, fresh from their official Facebook page. CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT HOW GOOD FURUKAWA YUKI LOOKS WITH THAT HAIRSTYLE?! We must absolutely talk about how friggin’ excited I am that season 2 is underway, in fact YES it is being produced and filmed … More Timeout: Naoki! Kotoko! Season 2 is Underway! (insert incoherent sounds)