Pride

May. 16th, 2007 10:32 pm
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9 episodes in and someone has finally mentioned the NHL! Yes.

I think the break did me good, but I still like Aki more than anyone else. I suspect this is not at all a typical reaction, but really though Halu is rather smashing until he actually showed some emotion and freaked out on evil architect boyfriend I was not madly convinced by him. As for architect boyfriend, um, you know, when you love people and go off to work for their good there is a thing called the phone. You use it to phone people and stay in touch so THEY KNOW YOU LOVE THEM AND DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN ABANDONED.

Hmmmph.

ETA: I also should add that I saw Yutaka Fukufuji play his one and only game so far in the NHL. It's the first time a Japanese born player played in the NHL. It was also the first time I've seen what was a 4th (or 5th?) string goalie actually play in an NHL game.

ETA 1: New coach also appears never to have noticed quite how many NHL players have wives and kids and balance that well with playing hockey. This is not a religious order!

ETA 2: Oh, for the ending. And yay for Aki. I am sorry but I quite love her and her dignity, tattered though it may be at times. The scene in the last episode where she turns the television off rather than see the photo or find out the actual truth? And it's not because she's weak but because she wants to maintain her balance and her dignity as far as she can. She is really like someone of the last century. (Can you tell I've always secretly approved of the Victorian art of repression?)

Date: 2007-05-17 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I still haven't finished Pride, I am lost somewhere in the middle but Aki is such a lovely character. I adore her and wish her all the best (doesn't include architect boyfriend but includes Takuya)

Date: 2007-05-18 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I hope I didn't spoil you for anything. Sorry, I should be more careful...

Date: 2007-05-17 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
I just love Aki and Halu. A lot of ppl don't like Aki because of her indecisiveness but what other ppl call indecisiveness I actually call sense of duty. Of course she goes back to her boy-friend - not because she loves him anymore - but because she has promised. She promised both boy-friend to wait for him and also she promised Halu to play his game according to his rules and when BF turns up the game is over.
And keeping a promise is so important for Halu that if she had rejected BF and had chosen Halu instead, I think he would have lost interest in her very fast.

I agree, they have never seem to have seen a ice-hocky game before but the going ons around a team (the bar scenes) are pretty much accurate - they could have filmed the Metro Stars (my hometown's club) in their hang-out for all I know. Even the ice-hockey memorabilia is almost the same.

Date: 2007-05-18 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I've read that about Aki, but I don't understand it myself. When she goes back to boyfriend Halu is still all 'it wasn't serious and it was only a game.' As the coach's wife pointed out he wasn't letting her know he was serious and Aki didn't trust him.

As for evil architect boyfriend as you say she *had* promised to wait for him and when he turns up with his offers of marriage she is not the sort of person to say 'I've found someone hotter better! Have a nice life!'

Aiee! The hockey! The ideas expressed about hockey! The game they played involved ice as well but not a lot was similar.

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