Updates: 8/4/14: Added review links for the spring jdramas I reviewed.
All this while, I’ve been trying to figure out whether Osozaki no Himawari is a good, above average, or great drama. Although I have enjoyed the previous episodes overall, I was sorta stuck between the good/above average view of Osozaki. Only in eps 6-7 are my feelings of “I LOVE OSOZAKI NO HIMAWARI” confirmed. I absolutely love it because of all its beautifully written and portrayed characters.
If you watched the first couple episodes and was sorta interested, but not fully invested yet, I’d advise you to watch the next few episodes. Episodes 1-2 were enjoyable for me, but I also admit they were kinda slow because of all the character set-up. Starting from ep3, Osozaki no Himawari picks up it space and seems to have really found its niche.
It has been forever since I last posted (about a drama) because I am in a horrible drama SLUMP. But thankfully there is at least one jdrama that I am now looking forward to more and more–Osozaki no Himawari, with IKUTA TOMA. It is a great slice-of-life/human drama focusing on the significance of human relations in a small rural city. It also tells the story of how the main characters find ways to make the ‘flowers bloom in their lives,’ hence the title “Late Blooming Sunflower –My life renewed-“.
I know, I promised to myself not to start posting about old dramas until I finish up the ones I already started working on but…..I just had to rewatch Hotaru no Hikari. I marathoned through 5 episodes straight the other day and will finish it up when I find time. Guess what, this drama is already 5 years old. Time flies.
I was so disappointed (and surprised) when Brother Beat ended at episode 11! I would’ve loved to watch many more episodes of Haru and the Sakurai kids. These episodes tied of the loose ends: resolving Tatsuya & Chisato’s marriage problem, giving everyone a happy romantic ending, addressing Junpei and Riku’s problems, etc. etc.
Brother Beat is such an enjoyable drama to watch. There are a couple annoying side characters, but they only last for about an episode at the most. The main characters are great and not as 1D as you would first expect. All of them have their flaws and their strengths and there’s actually character growth in each episode.
What do you do when there’s not many good dramas around? Watch some old ones! I just started watching the old comedy/family drama Brother Beat. It’s not exactly your typical family drama because the family isn’t your conventional family. There’s some romance but the real fun is with the family members’ interactions.
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