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BOSS

Posted by diopatra on January 26, 2010

# Title: BOSS
# Format: Renzoku
# Genre: Detective
# Episodes: 11

Synopsis

This series revolves around a group of peculiar detectives in a new division created to fight against an increase in atrocious crimes. Osawa Eriko is a beautiful career woman who has just returned from training in the U.S. and is appointed as the “boss” of this division. But despite her intelligence and capabilities, she can never understand a man’s heart, so she remains unable to find a husband. In fact, her assignment in the U.S. was really a demotion after she ruined her career track over a man. So why was she chosen as the boss of the new division? Even though the detectives are talented, they all have some kind of issue or flaw, and they are considered to be the “problem children” of the police force. In the end, the division’s true purpose is just to isolate these problematic detectives. –Tokyograph

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BIG MONEY

Posted by diopatra on January 26, 2010

# Title: ビッグマネー!
# Title (English): Big Money!
# Tagline: 〜浮世の沙汰は株しだい〜
# Genre: Human drama / Mystery
# Episodes: 12

Synopsis

“Big Money!” is a human drama with a suspense twist about a young man who learns the tricks of the trade about stock exchange from a well-experienced investor. The backdrop of this story is the elaborate world of banking and the stock market.

Shirato Norimichi (Nagase) lives off the money his parents send him, and his winnings at pachinko while waiting to find permanent employment. One day, Shirato is recruited by a mysterious elderly gentleman by the name of Kozuka Taihei (Ueki). Shirato later finds out that the small, yet mild mannered Kozuka was once a legendary trader.

Although clouded by the mystery surrounding Kozuka, Shirato begins to work for him. In time, Shirato finds himself being mesmerized by the wave of numbers of the market.

Sometime later, Shirato learns Kozuka’s real intentions…he wants to bankrupt one of the world’s leading banks, Matsuba Bank.

The two men of very different ages then try to go up against Matsuba and the elite bankers that work at the giant Matsuba such as Yamazaki Fumihiko (Harada).

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QUEEN SEON DUK

Posted by diopatra on January 25, 2010

* Title: 선덕여왕 (善德女王) / Seonduk Yeo Wang
* Also known as: Queen Seon Duk
* Tagline: The one who secures the people will acquire the world and rule the ages
* Genre: Historical, period
* Episodes: 62

Synopsis

Dukman was born a twin but was abandoned as a baby and sent to a place far away by her father, King Jinpyeong in order to protect her from being killed by an influenced royal court lady, Mishil who tries to snatch away the throne from the royal successor. Dukman was later brought back to the Silla palace, where she joined forces with her twin sister Princess Cheonmyong to oppose Mishil. However, Mi-shil devised sinister plans to have the two Silla princesses exiled from the kingdom, and in a secretive battle, Princess Cheonmyong was assassinated by Mi-shil. But Princess Dukman shrewdly enlisted the help of General Kim Yusin and eliminated her archenemy Mishil. She then became Queen Seon Duk, the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom. This drama is about a story of a beautiful queen, who has to give up her love to save the people and thus, leaving behind many brilliant achievements.

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this is the best historical drama ive seen.

what i love most was the psy war between Doekman and Mishil. As much as you hated Mishil but like Doekman you cant deny how brilliant she is. i was touch when she chose to accept defeat than to ruin the whole nation. i wished though that she accepted the alliance Doekman offered.

it sadden me when Biddam betrayed Doekman. I almost cant bear to watch it. they fought their way against Mishil. Doekman, Yushin, Biddam, Alcheon and Prince Chu Chu. to see their alliance destroyed its really disheartening.

sad ending but shows the greatness of the queen. who chose the arduous path to unify the nation.

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CITY HALL

Posted by diopatra on July 12, 2009

Title:  City Hall
Director: Shin Woo Chul
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS , Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-29


Synopsis

This is a politic romantic comedy drama.
Shin Mi Rae is a level 10 civil servant (the lowest level in the hierarchy). She started as a low-ranking secretary in a local government and works her way up in becoming the youngest City Mayor in Inju City.

Jo Gook is a young elite government official who was raised by a single mother. He dreams of becomeing the President of South Korea after he successfully passed all civil service and law exams.

Jo Gook will easily go straight to the top government official, but because an unexpected incident, he get dispatched as a deputy mayor for a provincial small town, Inju City , when Shin Min Rae was working.

Jo Gook and Min Rae met, then they have to deal with each other personal and social differences , but, will they end up as lovers ?

Credit : Soompi

Main Cast
Cha Seung Won as Jo Gook
Kim Sun Ah as Shin Mi Rae
Choo Sang Mi as Min Joo Hwa
Lee Hyung Chul as Na Jung Do

Supporting Cast
Kim Ah Rang
Cha Hwa Yun

one of the most romantic korean drama i’ve seen. its not the typical love story-drama, it also shows the conflicts on politics and personal life of the characters, and how they fight for their ideals.

the drama is so funny yet leaves you a lasting impression. i feel like falling inlove with love itself all over again. lines are not too wordy romantic scenes are not too fancy, but will make you want to experience the same.

this one of the few drama that makes me watch 20 episodes straight, but of course its not possible since i have to sleep. well, it took me almost two days to finish it.

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BLOODY MONDAY

Posted by diopatra on May 4, 2009

Genre: Action, Suspense
Film Date: October, 2008
Total Episodes: 11

Casts:
Ashina Sei, Fujii Mina , Katase Nana , Kawashima Umika, Kichise Michiko, Matsushige Yutaka, Miura Haruma, Narimiya Hiroki, Sato Takeru, Shimada Kyusaku, Tanaka Tetsushi, Tokunaga Eri, Yoshizawa Hisashi

Synopsis

After a biological terrorist attack kills off the population of a Russian town; Japan’s Public Safety Special Third unit, code name THIRD-i, believes that the terrorist organization responsible plans to unleash the same virus known as Bloody X into Tokyo. Subsequently, THIRD-i recruits the help of genius hacker Takagi Fujimaru to find out what happened in the Russia. However, as Fujimaru becomes involved, he soon finds out that he is in over his head and that the terrorist groups influence reaches not only his school but even the police. Fujimaru must now rely on his skill as a hacker to unravel the organizations sinister plot and find out the truth behind “Bloody Monday.”

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