Liz (luthien123) wrote,

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Villian, what hast thou done?

Hi Journal! Long time no see!

So. I've decided I can't live without fandoms. That is, without being fangirly about something. Being super excited about bands/books/movies/tv shows makes life so much more exciting. It gives me something to think about, a way to direct my free time to maximize excitement, some passion in life. And passion in any form is awesome.

In any case I've decided to brush off my LJ and write about the stuff that I'm excited/passionate about.

So right now, this leads to Arashi! I really like these guys. I also like how they do so much you can't exhaust all the material. And they're coming out with more now!

I tried watching Nino and Sho's drama "Yamada Taro Monogatari" with my roommates but it didn't work for us. I liked it cause it has Nino and Sho and they're in Arashi and I love Arashi, but the show itself was missing something plot-wise. We decided it was because all the female characters were really lame. The love interest is obsessed with money. The mother of the family is useless and "sickly". The female teacher of the honors class, who could've been really cool, is shy and lacks self-confidence. The only female character that showed potential was the main female character's mom, but then she was mean to Nino who we are attached to because he's the main character and an amazingly nice guy.

Short plot summary: Yamada Taro (Nino) and Mimura Takuya (Sho) are the smartest/most athletic boys at their school. In fact they seem to have "pop idol" status at their school and all the girls are crazy about them. Naturally, everyone assumes they're super rich. This is true of Sho, who has the rich-boy-bored-with-everything character down. But not at all true of Nino. Nino's family is incredibly poor and he has to work super hard supporting his adorable younger siblings and useless mom. Apparently the dad is "selling" paintings in Italy, though no one but the mom holds out much hope on his return. The drama comes as everyone slowly finds out the real state of things in Nino's life, and all their various reactions.

One funny thing about this drama is it would work if Nino's character were a girl. And Sho's the guy. It would even be interesting if Sho was the girl and Nino the guy. Because so far their relationship seems to have the most interesting growth potential and they definitely have the best chemistry. The actual girl is vapid and annoying and obsessed with finding her rich "prince" so she doesn't have to be poor. This might be okay if she had anything else going for her. Something to offer that would make viewers want to see her change and accept a relationship with the pennyless Nino, but as it stands he is way to good for her.

That's what I'm thinking about now. As my mind is focused mainly on jdramas/arashi expect similar posts in the future. Possibly with pictures.
Tags: arashi, jdrama, yamada taro monogatari
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