Yeap, I’m on High & Low season 2. I saw High & Low season 1 and it was awesome. Confusing but indeed awesome! Well, this season is confusing, too! But like I care… I’m watching it for the boys! The season 2 is obviously a continuation from season 1. At the end of season 1, we were introduced to Mighty Warriors. So who are they?
Honestly, I don’t know *laughs*! I’m serious! This drama is extremely confusing. And besides, who wants to pay attention when you get to ogle hot men in action for 20 minutes! Yeap, that is literally me! Right now, I have seen 7 episodes. How many episodes left? Nobody knows! I’m not kidding you! Unless you’re reading this months later, you might be able to tell how many episodes left *shrugs*.
Okay, I feel bad. Here, let me tell you who Mighty Warriors is. Remember the Amamiya Brothers? They had to face off with the Mugen. Mugen started with Kohaku and Tatsuya. They are bikers. Later, Tatsuya left and open a diner. Like a headless chicken, Mugen became weak especially when Mighty Warriors influence is growing. So basically, up to episode 4, the episodes were on the rise and fall of Mugen. Starting episode 5, we get to see how Mighty Warriors recruit and expand their power…
See? Who cares about the story. Just watch the handsomeness High & Low continues to offer to us… *wink*. Next to watch? Road to High & Low. The movie aired on May 7 but I think it is not sub yet. Soooooon….
So, I did not know what to expect with this drama. By the time I finally figured it out what’s going on, I completed season 1. What in the world? What just happened? Did I really finish watching all the episodes? *sigh* Yeap, that was me two weeks ago. I was clueless yet calm while watching the series and sort of figured things out by episode 5. I know some of you would have dropped it if you are unable to follow the story. So what is my reason to continue to watch it despite being clueless? HANDSOME BOYS IN ACTION! *wink*
Yeap, that’s it. A legit reason, right? Plus, with only 20 minutes long per episode, you can’t help but press play. I was mesmerized by the number of actors in this series. I recognized some but not all. They are all not just pretty faces. Well, I don’t get to evaluate their acts clearly because… They each got very limited screen time. Don’t even count on script time, either. They all got few lines to share. The only time they have for us is fighting scenes. Yeap, with each episode I saw, about 13 minutes of the time are fighting and action scenes. That’s all. You don’t get much. BUT you will be able to piece out the story by the end of the series.
High & Low is quite complicated to follow. But my understanding is that five gangs were formed as a result when Mugen, a legendary organization, got disbanded. The 5 gangs are Sanno Rengokai, White Rascals, Oya Koukou, Rude Boys, and Daruma Gurentai. Now, they are all fighting each other to become the ruler of SWORD – a large territory that houses these organizations. The peacemaker of the gangs is none other than the Amamiya brothers. They are unbeatable brothers who are now trying to regroup the gangs again. While all these going on, Mighty Warriors emerge as a new and rising group. The gangs and Amamiya brothers got puzzled. They do not know which side Mighty Warriors is.
This 10-episode series was very entertaining. The fighting scenes were to die for! Your eyes will thank you because each fighting scene was choreographed beautifully. I really mean it! And the OST… bloody hell the OST is strong and powerful. I wish I could own it! High & Low is one of the first two series drama and will follow with a movie. Basically, the first series is a long introduction of the boys and how the friendship and brotherhood are formed again. I’m currently watching High & Low Season 2. I can’t wait to introduce you to the Mugen aka Exile Tribes. Now if you see I misdescribed the series, please correct me. Like I said, I couldn’t follow the story until episode 5. There are lots of trailers out there for this series. I hope you enjoy some of them.
Lately, I have a series of Japanese dramas on my watch list. They all aired around the same time and I got so confused. Should I watch all of them? Do I be selective and watch only a few? Fat chance, I decided to watch all of them! And one of them is Please Love the Useless Me! I started without expecting anything miracle whatsoever but after 6 episodes, I’ve concluded that the show is very interesting with a bunch of unsolved mysteries that… I don’t know if I will get my answers on the next two episodes. The series is only 8 episodes long so I’m now a bit panicking (on behalf of the writer and PD, of course!) whether they are able to address all my concerns! Will they? Seriously though, the show is a stress reliever. It is my stress reliever. Fukada Kyoko as clueless Michiko is hilarious! I last saw her in somewhat similar character in Second Love. She was a bit klutzy back then; she remains klutzy now, too! Oh well… I guess she is drawn to such character! *shrugs*Anyway, but guess who is the male lead???? Dean Fujioka!!!! Omg omg I really did not recognize him until later on! He is so cool and handsome behind his glasses! Oh Dean, long time no see! He was on Tantei No Tantei but I remembered him vividly in Taiwanese’s Just You. In this series, he is the cool, calm and collective yet cold Kurosawa that once served as Michiko’s boss. His presence was unexpected; he turned to be Michiko’s life angel! Michiko is clueless and clumsy in her life but can’t help noticing the side of Kurosawa. She constantly mentally noting his behavior and how he treated her. From her being nearly homeless, he helped her get on her feet and offered a part time job in a restaurant he inherited while she looks for a new career. Also, his ex (yes, Kurosawa’s ex) helped her dumped her gold digger boy toy! Now that says a lot!
So when he took her in, she had no idea what her life would turn out to be. If you are watching this drama, you’ll notice how much he treated her like a princess but in Michiko’s eyes all she sees are nothing but how scary he is. But her constant mental notes on him are really cute. When Michiko started seeing her colleague Mogami, Kurosawa sees something else as well. And I do, too. I don’t know what it is but Mogami is not a person you should trust easily. Not even a few dates, he asked her to consider seeing him seriously with a marriage in mind. Then, he offered her to stay with him while giving excuses that he is in debt due to his parent’s health. I’m glad that Michiko has learned her lesson through her gold digger boy toy incident. She keeps Mogami’s trouble issue in mind. But does she thinks Mogami is for real? Kurosawa constantly referring Mogami as a swindler. Well, I wouldn’t say that… I’m skeptical over him of a different kind.
Mogami is a successful office worker (though he did make a big mistake that Michiko stepped in to save his ass) and pleasant looking man with a secret. He admires Michiko’s attitude of doing her best and never give up. But knowing that Michiko lives with Kurosawa made him feeling uneasy. There is a two side to him which I really can’t tell. Is he just jealous? Does he have a beef with Kurosawa and simply using Michiko to get closer to him? I don’t know, am I thinking too hard? What do you think? Again, we have two episodes left. I wanted to say the ending is predictable but then again…. I shouldn’t say anything. I really can’t wait for the ending…