Currently Watching: Tantei No Tantei

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Originally, Tantei No Tantei was not on my watch list. I saw Bel tweeted it and got curious. She was not sure if I could watch this. The drama is too violence and she knows my limit. But since I was bored in Jakarta, I decided to give it a watch. Lo and behold, this drama got me hooked immediately. Bel is right, this drama is not for everyone. It is very… Brutal and cruel (but well deserved!), to be honest. Seriously, I have never seen crazy scenes as brutal as the ones I saw on this drama. I was shocked!

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Tantei No Tantei is a drama of revenge. Rena’s dear sister was murdered by her stalker and the stalker himself is now dead. Since her sister’s death, she decided to be a detective. But what prompt her to be one since, you know, the stalker is already dead? She is in search of Death of God. Who? Death of God, one of the police force detectives in the city, is the one that alerted her the location of her sister’s death. While searching for him, she came across to some cases that crazily directly relates her to him. But each time she gets involved to these cases, her identity slowly get revealed. Detective Kubozuka is genuinely concerned of her coz she managed to get through to everything before him. He had asked her to keep her profile low but Rena can never do that. She is one feisty detective in the Anti-Detective (what an irony, isn’t it) Department and refuse to butt down and give up. I’m actually curious on who is this Death of God and what is his deal.

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In this investigation, Rena is helped by Kotoha, her nearly give up assistant that knew Rena’s dead sister. But Kotoha’s sister, Ayane is one of the keys in this case interrupted Rena’s investigation. The level of violence Ayane did to Rena was unbearable to watch! Who is Ayane in this case? How deeply involved she is in this case? Is she a puppet? Hmmmm many questions I have but have yet to be addressed as I’m only 6 episodes in. Throughout, I have my suspicious on one person but I’m going to leave it as that. Are you curious? *wink*

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Tantei No Tantei, also means detective versus detectives, is a 10-episode drama that is based on a 2014 novel of the same title. This high paced, highly violent and intense drama will open up your eyes to a different kind of corruption case. One detective is using all her might to get her answer while the other is going out his way for this justice. One thing for sure is that Rena is always one step ahead of Kubozuka. Will he gets his way and intercept her? Or will she work with him to resolve this case? Wow, again, so many questions flying in my head. I would recommend this drama to you if you can stomach to watch the amount of beat ing and torturing to and by Rena. She’s the bomb, I tell ya! I love her determination. It is all on her face and she carries it so strongly! Jaaaaah, just watch it! It’s a girl power drama!

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Currently Watching: Bloody Monday

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My attempt in watching another Sato Takeru’s drama continues. My last drama of him was Q10 and now I’m back with his another drama. Bloody Monday. I have heard it many times but the title really grosses me off. I have one weak heart when comes to blood. And therefore, you hardly see me watching medical drama unless I am told that bloody scenes are minimal. Lately though, I’m slowly venturing out of my comfort zone. I have faced my own fear and I somehow manage to conquer this phobia. I’m quite surprised myself and concluded that this is all just another mind game my brain put me into. So, yes to conquering my fear for blood! *fist pump*

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When I started Bloody Monday, I was expecting it to be very bloody. Well, I was wrong. So, so wrong! Instead, the show explored the land of bio terrorist attack! Huh, where is the blood? *scratches head* I was fully prepared! Darn it! *laughs* *wipes sweat* *saved by the bell* And the story is not just about a biological terrorist attack, it also portrayed how a young teen hacker’s life affected after getting involved in this dangerous mission. The story is so engaging it left me clutching to the edge of my seat at every end of the episode. I am completely drawn by this drama so much I nearly forgot to blog it! It is quite intense and I can actually see myself watching this drama again and again!

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Bloody Monday, an 11-episode 2008 drama, told a story of a biochemical attack that wiped out the entire town in Russia. The Japanese Special Unit, called Third-i, believed that the virus used to kill the entire population has entered Tokyo and the responsible people will release the virus soon. The unit reached out to Fujimaru aka Falcon to hack into the Russian system to figure out what exactly happened. Needless to say, Falcon not only found himself fighting to save Tokyo’s population, but had to fight to save his sister’s life as well! The consequences were huge and it affected his friends in school and him personally. At one point, he came to realize that he can’t trust anyone. He, too, found himself drawn into the mess of this mind game. Now, will he succeed into hacking the system and figuring it out who is the mastermind behind Bloody Monday?

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This drama made me weigh in on trust issue at many levels. Who should you trust? The show will definitely mess you up. I believe it was a well-thought and planned drama because the plots are very compelling and they constantly keeps you guessing. There is no level of romance in this show which I’m super happy about it. It’s a great break from all the romance dramas I’m currently watching now. However, there is one thing I need to make it clear. Remember how I mentioned of Sato’s dramas? Well, this show literally using him. Sato’s screen times are so short it makes me wonder, why did he agree to be part of this drama in the first place? *shakes head* It turns out that the main lead, Miura Haruma, is his BFF. Oy, I guess he is returning a favor or something… *shrugs*.

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So the moral of the story is… Watch for the plots, not for the actor! *rolling eyes* BUT, no regrets at all! And even though I feel completely robbed by the PD, I still feeling okay with the drama. Sure, Haruma can be a little stiff from time to time, but I don’t mind it at all. And that, my friends, I have just made my mind that I would like to watch the season 2 of Bloody Monday. If you haven’t seen it, I think you should consider watching it. It is one insanely written drama that keeps you guessing til the end!!!

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Currently Watching: Tokyo Bandwagon

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Apparently, I’m a Kame virgin when I decided to start to watch Second Love (review to follow soon) drama, his current airing drama. I was mesmerized by his beauty. My jaw was on the floor and often time I had to pick it up to avoid massive drooling. If you take a look at him, he has the most perfect brows! What in the world… And his eyes and lips! Okay, obviously I stare at him a little too much now *sticks tongue out*. But you know, he’s a completely different person in Tokyo Bandwagon, his drama I’m currently watching. His character is quite carefree with humor on the side. And he seems normal, the next door kinda guy you would wanna to date.

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But before I go on any further, I must thank Bel again for encouraging me to watch this dorama. Her suggestion is always spot on. I was distracted when I started the first episode. I thought it bored me to death. But I give it a watch again the next day and here I am, 8 episodes later, blogging it. Yeah, I have 2 more episodes to complete this series. If I don’t do it now, I’ll never get to blog Tokyo Bandwagon. Why? This drama is surprisingly addictive and I’m afraid I may end up blogging it under Just Watched post instead!!! Listen, I don’t even know what it is that makes this drama so addictive! No, no, no… Kame is no longer the factor. He’s part of the story which I really enjoy it.

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The warmth of the family is very welcoming and every member of the family give their hearts to each other. As I watch it, I secretly wish my family would be as warm as theirs. Even when there is a dilemma or entangle issue between them, they resolve it in the most human way. Ahhhh Japanese and their manners! I can never compete with them. Really, I wish I’m as polite as them… Anywho, enough of me and my daily grunt on myself. Let’s focus on Kame. *shakes head* I mean, Tokyo Bandwagon. This drama is interesting. It is narrated by the late wife of Tokyo Bandwagon store. Oh hold up, let me explain the meaning behind the name Tokyo Bandwagon. Tokyo Bandwagon is the name of a secondhand bookstore that is located outskirt of Tokyo. The store has been there for hundreds of years and Kame is the fourth generation for this family. They have expanded the store to cafe as well and it is run by the granddaughter and granddaughter-in-law.

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Ao is the second son in the family but he was born from his dad’s mistress. However, he was raised by the family and his birth mother took off to pursue her own career. Luckily that they raised him nonetheless with lots of love. So when Ao found out that he’s not his mom’s real child, he quit reading and he changed his ambition which was once wanting to become the next owner of the store. Ao works as a freelance tour guide. On his free time, he spend his time at the store helping out the family. Okay, so far so good, right? Nothing to worry about, right? Well, there you have it folks… Nothing to worry about. Tokyo Bandwagon is just your average daily family drama just going about their own business. That’s it! Well, there are more stories in between and mostly about love, long lost love, seeking love, and discovering a brand new love. Now the love part is quite interesting. Ao is known as playboy and he constantly invites female to his family’s store but one day he fell in love with a university student who has similar passion as his – books! Wahhhh, isn’t it great???

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You must watch Tokyo Bandwagon. Among the best relationships in this drama is between Ao and his rock singer dad. I’m not kidding, you! Their relationship is just awesome. And I envy Ao and his popularity in his family. Can I just adopt Ao for myself??? This 10 episode drama was aired in 2013 is a feel good drama. Tokyo Bandwagon is a guaranteed laugh out loud and teary drama at the same time. *happy sigh*

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