Just Watched: Gangnam Blues, I Just Wanna Hug You & A Stitch of Life

Hello again! My movie watch continues as I saw these three movies on my way home. I saw the fourth movie but looks like I won’t be able to blog it. Wae? *giggle* I forgot the title! I feel so old *laughs*. I should have taken note as I always do. *shrugs* I’ll figure out the title one day… Anyway, here are my quick review on these three movies. Hope it helps you!

Gangnam Blues (2015)

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So yeah, I finally decided to watch Gangnam Blues. I was curious to what everyone was raving about. Well… This movie is definitely not for me. It was dark and as expected, full of testosterone. I spent most of my time yawning than watching it. This movie could have been better, I think. The story began with two childhood orphans were dragged into a fight in Seoul. They both entered the underworld of gangster. Jong Dae was taken in by a semi-retired gangster lord. After awhile, he got involved in a fight between the land in Gangnam. Sadly, this movie is so bias. I see only Jong Dae’s story (played by Lee Min Ho) but very minimal on Yong Ki (Kim Rae Won). Like I said, it could have been better had the director focus on both rather than one character. So unfair!

Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Monogatari (2014)

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Well, this movie made me cry! It was a wonderful drama! I seriously highly recommend this movie! Based on a true story, this movie is all about unconditional love. Tsukasa is paralyzed from waist down after involved in an accident in high school. The accident not only costs her legs, but also her memories. But she did not let her illness slow her down and decided to live by herself. She met Masaki one day and fought her right to use half of the basketball court with Masaki and his friends. From then on, Masaki got curious with her and started approaching her. Before you know it, Masaki fell for her and decided to accept every obstacles that knock on his door. The movie ended with Tsukasa’s death but don’t let her death stop you from watching it. It is a drama with heart.

Tsukuroi Tatsu Hito (2015)

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Another great movie I saw on the plane. I’m loving the slow pace of this movie. It was very detail and thoughtful. I hesitant to watch it in the beginning. The summary didn’t grasp it at all. It sounded bloody boooring. But I regretted starting it late. It was a wonderful life drama! Just like Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Monogatari. Ichie is a dressmaker, she continues the legacy her grandmother left behind and continues to make clothes using her grandmother’s old sewing machine. The clothes she made was very personal and Ichie appreciated her customers’ value on hers and grandmother’s work. One day, she was approached by Fujii. Fujii is a fashion lover and feels that Ichie’s work should be known to others as well. Ichie, on the other hand, refuse to advertise her work. This is just a great movie life. Everything in this movie is very personal. You will feel as if you’re taken care by Ichie through her dressmaking. I really enjoyed this movie so much!

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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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