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I had to work hard today (bitterly ironic on a holiday for labor) and I've been rewarding myself by watching Long Vacation. And so much happiness with this show.

I like the that the two main characters are these people who've been disappointed in their lives: Minami is a washed up model who can't get another job and Sena is a an aspiring pianist who has to teach little kids (who mock him) to pay the bills. Minami and Sena look out for each other in odd ways: Minami trying to protect Sena when his girlfriend is not quite behaving like she should was just so kind.

And the kiss! It was so perfect - moving from friendship to something a little strange that both of them want to run from. And then poor Minami losing the film that her new boss (whom she is also dating) entrusted to her and having to search through bus after bus for it. I feel for her: she's always trying to be all cheery and happy and it's clear that inside getting whacked time after time in her job hunt is wearing her down.

And Sena as well (who has the worst glasses ever! They're horrific) having to deal with little kids instead of doing what he really wants to do - and he also has this tremendous self-doubt.

ETA: I am not sure what episode I am on now, but the film has been returned and Minami is with photographer guy. And poor Sena is waiting at home with wine for her and signing off his piano competition application while Minami is being chatted up by photographer guy and she has fallen asleep and there will no doubt BE MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND ANGST.

ETA 2: OMG! Photographer has confessed his love and said that watching her is like watching a thread that is about to break and she has said that she is so tired of being bouncy and strong and she starts crying. And it is so sad! Really, because she is at her limit and so broken in that moment and glad to have someone who just wants her as she is and you want her to be happy, but poor Sena is at home and waiting for her... Aarrgghhhh!!!!!

ETA some number or other: the look Sena gives Minami when she returns home in the morning! The bitterness! The misunderstanding! And then photographer guy turns up with her keys when she and Sena are having their awkward moment and makes it all worse. And Minami says Sena is like her little brother which is bound to hurt.

ETA: some even bigger number: Sena has given up his dreams and is about to sell off piano and then Minami learns to play this one song very badly to convince him not to. And he asks her why that one song and she says because he played it after she was dumped by her fiance and it saved her. And he goes back to playing, but as she is leaving he asks her if she is getting married and she says 'probably' and walks out. And then as she is walking away he plays this gorgeous music that she can hear. Okay, it's probably over the top for most of my flist but also so terribly romantic and angstalicious that I wibble.

Also: Who fandom, what happened? [livejournal.com profile] dw_anon has just exploded with the wank. And really exploded in all sorts of new and bonkers ways...

Date: 2006-09-05 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Aww - I loved the bit where Minami is leaving and Sena is playing that lovely music - all the gorgeous music in "Long Vacation" made me love it even more. And all the MISUNDERSTANDINGS and the way he is not sure if she loves him and she is not sure if he loves her!!!! And the bit where he injured his hand (I think you must have seen it already). Totally delicious. I am so glad you like it :)

Date: 2006-09-05 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It's great! I got up early this morning to watch and finish it and loved the ending. Though now I am very bleary eyed and quite grumpy because of no sleep!

Date: 2006-09-11 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koalathebear.livejournal.com
Yes! The scene where she plays the piano for him and he's crying .... gah. I was crying, too :( I'm such a sap.


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