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I'm only on episode 1 and so cute. It's about a washed-up model who gets dumped on her wedding day and moves in with the roomate of the guy who dumped her (and ran off with her money). And it shouldn't work but it does: I've just been watching the scene where she and the guy who she is living with (in a completely platonic, roommate way) get drunk together and throw this bouncing ball out of their apartment window and it is immensely cute until they lose it and he says he will go and find it, but she says it's okay. But it's not okay because it belonged to the bastard who dumped her, and so she goes out early in the morning to find it, which is rather sad.

It stars Takura Kimura as the guy, an aspiring pianist and the very lovely Tomoko Yamaguchi as the model and it is very sweet and cute.

ETA: Oh and in a completely random note I went to see an American football game on Saturday. That's one odd sport and I will never work out why you apparently need 2,000 people to man a team. But I got to see the Rose Bowl and watch people almost set themselves on fire with a barbeque afterwards, so that was entertainment of a sort.

ETA 2: Okay second episode of Long Vacation, much sadder and bitterer, but still excellent. But poor Minani being told that she is rough and like someone who has been trampled upon by many people.

Date: 2006-09-04 05:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ginger001
I'm so glad you're enjoying Long Vacation from episode 1 already!!! I simply love that dorama, it's probably my favorite of all starring Takuya Kimura!!! Sena and Minami are love!!! ;)

Date: 2006-09-04 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I know! They're both great and you feel for both of them.

Date: 2006-09-04 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koalathebear.livejournal.com
Ah. Wonderful. Long Vacation is a wonderful, wonderful drama. I wrote about it here. It's dated-looking because it was made in 1996 but it's so touching. I wonder if you'll cry in the same place I did. :)

Date: 2006-09-04 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I love it so much; I'm up to the start of episode 5. It does look a bit dated (and the filming it on tape makes it look a little cheap or something) but the actors are wonderful and the writing is excellent enough to make me forget that. It does a lovely balance between comedy and tragedy in almost every scene.

Thanks for the link to your post. The problem with watching these things so long after they aired is that sometimes you have to squee on your own...

Date: 2006-09-04 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koalathebear.livejournal.com
I know. I can't believe how I go from finding Miniami as annoying as all hell to loving her. By the end you really, really want them together.

Similarly, Kimura goes from being this kind of scrawny runt with big glasses to being a spunky, sexy guy with flopsy hair and serious eyes :) The last two episodes in particular will make you go guh.

Never fear - I will always be here to squee about Long Vacation, Good Luck!, Hero, Love Generation and Golden Bowl. The last one is a Takeshi Kaneshiro jdorama about bowling :D

Date: 2006-09-05 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The glasses are horrible! Just horrible!

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