Friday, February 27, 2009

Umizaru (海猿-2005)

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Ito Hideaki as Senzaki Daisuke
Kato Ai as Izawa Kanna
Nakamura Toru as Ikezawa Masaki
Sato Ryuta as Yoshioka Tetsuya
Sato Hitomi as Komori Chika
Suzuki Kazuma as Fuyushiba Kosuke
Natsuyagi Isao as Katsuda Kotaro
Iida Kisuke as Miike Kenji
Sakamoto Akira as Iwamatsu Daigo
Hirayama Usuke as Yamaji Takumi
Miyake Hiroki as Bessho Kenjiroh
Usuda Asami as Hoshino Rei
Ichiki Ami Ono Yui
Okunuki Kaoru Ono Eriko
Yoshimoto Miyoko as Ikezawa Naoko
Masuoka Toru as Tsuda Shinpei
Ibu Masato as Higo Daisaku
Tokito Saburo as Shimokawa Iwao
Sakamoto Makoto as Nagashima Kenta
Ito Atsushi (ep1)
Karina (ep1)
Aoki Munetaka (ep1)
Namioka Kazuki as Tokunaga Masaya (ep4)
Fuse Hiroshi
Suzuki Honoka
Tanaka Tetsushi
Yashiba Toshihiro
Abe Ryohei

A story of friendship, love and the brutal training of 14 Japan Coast Guard officers becoming rescuer divers. The rescuer divers, on the front line in rescue activities in heavy seas and always one step away from death, are a group of specialists in a profession that only 1% of all Coast Guard officers qualify for. In order to receive that qualification they have to undergo 50 days of grueling training in rescue activities. The young Cost Guard officers, including Daisuke Senzaki, take on the challenge of that hellish training. The story concentrates on the lives of the divers after having passed their examination.

OMG! No....OH MY FREAKIN' GOD! This was the most awesome drama. OMG! This was one spectacular heart-tugger. Just the right amount of comedy to keep it flowing. The action was nice...not the karate type stuff type action but real honest-to-goodness, make you wish you were in the coast guard kind.

Ito Hideaki....mmmm-mmmm-mmmm....deliciously cute. Kawaii!

I really want to see the movies. They are copywrited so their viewing is painstakingly hard. Just when I thought I found them......they were gone. "Poof!" I understand that you need to watch the first movie to understand the drama itself. That's not true. They gave us enough information at the beginning for those of us who haven't seen the enjoy this freakingly awesome drama. Now I want to see the last movie.......I just want more Umizaru because the drama just wasn't long enough. We need another season people!!!

Most definitely!

Nakamura Toru......Hello! The man.....maybe over 40....but is do damn gorgeous for his own good. And to think.....his character would be the one that had me crying myself to sleep. His last scene was the most unexpected..........

The Clue Collector (霹靂MIT / Pi Li MIT -2008-2009)

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Aaron Yan as "007" Zhan Shi De 詹士德 (007)
Gui Gui as "Tian Mo Xing" Li Xiao Xing 李曉星 (天魔星)
Lu Ting Wei as "187" Qian Fu Hao 錢富豪 (187)
Huang Hong Sheng as "747" Huang Hui Hong 黃輝宏 (747)
Christine Fan as Tao Mei Ren 陶美人 (Cherry)
Tian Li as Lu Qi Ya 陸琪雅 (Angel)
Zhang Shan Jie as Lu Ke Ying 陸克英
Honduras (宏都拉斯) as Tao Ying Ming 陶英明
Extended Cast
Huang Tai An as Restaurant owner
Wang Yi Wen as 187's intel gatherer
Sandrine Pinna as Wen Xin Lan 溫心蘭 (ep01)
Chang Ai Wen as Xiao Ya Qi 蕭亞琪 (ep01)
Huang Wan Ting as Lin Yi Ting 林宜庭 (ep01)
Wang Xin Ru as Jin Ji La 金吉菈 (ep02)
Wei Wei (瑋瑋) as Lin Li Na 林莉娜 (ep02)
Cai Han Cen as Huang Xin Yi 黄心怡 (ep03)
Huang Wen Xuan as Liu Guan Zhi 劉冠志 (ep03)
Chen Zi Ru (陳子孺) as Li Zi Jie 李子傑 (ep03)
Xiao Lin Wang Zi (小林王子) as Shen Xiu Jun 沈修君 (ep04)
Hank Wu (吳仲強) as Wu Zhi Feng 吳志豐 (ep04)
Gao Sheng Yun (高聖雲) as Zhang Xuan Hui 張玄惠 (ep04)
Zhou Xiao An (周孝安) as Chen Yi Hong 陳逸宏 (ep04)
Jaline Yeh as Xie Yi Qian 謝宜倩 (ep05)
You Ding Gang (游定剛) as Dai Zhi Xun 戴志勛 (ep05)
Guo Cheng Lin (郭承霖) as Luo Jia Hao 羅家豪 (ep05)
Wasir Zhou (周詠軒) as Yang Ming Wei 楊明偉 (ep06)
Xia Ru Zhi (夏如芝) as Lin Yu Jie 林雨潔 (ep06)
Xiang Bo Tao as childhood Zhan Shi De (ep06)
Han Ruo Zi as Cai Ya Qing 蔡雅菁 (ep07)
Zhang Hao Ming as Qiu Shi Hong 邱士鴻 (ep07)
Yuan Tai (元太) as Dai Ming Zhe 戴明哲 (ep07)
Guo Yan Fu (郭彥甫) as Lin Bo Qing 林柏青 (ep08)
Guo Yan Jun as Lin Bo Hong 林柏宏 (ep08)
Xie Yi Ying (謝易穎) as Du Ming Wei 杜明威(ep08)
Cai Yi Zhen as Xu Wan Xin 許萬欣 (ep09)
Peter Peng (彭博劭) as Zheng Wen Long 鄭文龍 (ep10)
Li Xiao Ping (李筱萍) as Yao Qian Hui 姚千慧 (ep10)
Mi En (米恩) as Li Jia Ling 李佳玲 (ep10)
Luo Neng Hua (羅能華) as Zhang Shi Chang 張世昌 (ep10)
Figaro Ceng as He Rui Jia 何瑞家 (ep11)
Xu Shi Hao (許時豪) as Chen Yan Xiang 陳彥翔 / Huang Guo Zhong 黃國忠 (ep12)
Qiu Jia Wei (丘家維) as childhood 187 (ep12)
Peng Wu Jun (彭武駿) as childhood Chen Yan Xiang (ep12)
Zhang Jing Zhi (張靜之) as Lin Xiang Ting 林湘婷 (ep13)
Wang Da Lu (王大陸) as Yang Sheng Kai 楊聖凱 (ep13)
Xu Gui Ying as Cherry's mother (ep15)

The legend of a team called MIT secretly protecting Sheng Ying School was never public acknowledged but nonetheless spread wildly among the student body. For some reason, the team had disappeared and evil began to rack havoc in the school. The last remaining member of MIT, Teacher Cherry, decided to recruit the badest of all bad students, 007, 187, 747 and Tian Mo Xing, to form a new generation of MIT who would solve the crimes and restore the school back to its former glory.

I can't believe this drama is over. I'm a little upset and sad.....and then a little angry with the end.

Come on. I really didn't like the ending. They gave us 16 episodes of awesomeness. They prolonged the agony of our romantic love interests of "007" and "Tian Mo Xing". We ALL watched faithfully....waiting....for something to happen between them. The mysteries were all right...but nothing to cry over. I will admit it...I watched only to see how the romance progressed between our two "lovebirds."

I admit....about episode 5 I figured out who the Game Master was. It was quite obvious really. But I held off thinking they would throw in a twist. Well, they did. "Tian Mo Xing's" relationship with a certain teacher and student threw me for a loop. But it was all good.

The was a bit much. I really think the whole show could have been summed up around episode 14. The romance fizzled after Valentines Day. They took the focus off the "lovebirds" and went straight to the mystery. I was a bit fuzzled because the focus was primarily on the "lovebirds" throughout the show and then they finally decided to get with the program and focus on the mystery. LOL! I guess if they had just ended the show with some commitment with the "lovebirds".....a big, juicy kiss would have been nice.....I would have left the show with a massive smile on my face.

Don't get me wrong. This show thoroughly rocked my socks off. The first few episodes it took awhile to figure it out but once you held on.....the stories were quite interesting. Aye....the romance was sweet and I'm all about super sweetness. LOL!

I couldn't find any cute pics of "187" and "747" we'll have to deal with "007".....and that ain't bad!

Aaron Yan
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My Bad!

This is an apology to all my readers! I know I haven't posted anything this month and the month is almost over.



Let's just say me and my beloved laptop have had many disputes lately. It started about a month ago. It's no fun while typing a wonderful, lengthy paper or review and then "wham!" the computer would shut down. Yeah....crash! Ugh! And let me tell you...watching dramas and movies were a pain is the ASS! I'd get into it...a good part would appear....and then...."black screen." Errrgh!

I'm not a wizard of any means when it comes to computer technology. Well, some might know that if your laptop is not well ventilated it'll overheat. Well, mine has for some time now and the computer couldn't take it. So to save valuable data it would immediately shutdown. Thankfully, my hard drive didn't suffer much damage. But my heart did.

I got wise...googled...and discovered the wonderful world of laptop ventilation. Now my trusty Toshiba sits on a fan that blows cool air underneath. My Toshiba hasn't crashed since.....

I hope I just didn't curse myself. LOL!