I recently watched Juhan Shuttai, and yeah, Joe seems like a good fit for Bernard Black. And the shorter run of Japanese series makes sense here. Still have trouble with how my favourite K-Dramas like The harvest villa could have been better if they had been shorter.Added Date to my to-watch list. Thanks.
Thanks! I love Date, but it's not everyone's thing - some on my Twitter timeline hate it as strongly as I love it. :)
Well will take a look. Can you recommend anything similar to The harvest villa?
Harvest Villa's sitting on my hard drive as yet unwatched. I'll read the synopses and see if I can think of something
Ah, I can wait. Thanks for the offer. If and when you do watch it, and, I hope, enjoy it, I hope you would be able to think of a recommendation.
Forgot to thank you for the recommendations in this series of posts. I caught Date (Anne Watanabe surprised me in this - generally don't find her interesting). Also went ahead and finished Hayako - absolutely loved it. Some bits of writing were magnificent.Was reminded of your posts when I was looking at what I could watch today and thought about picking up Atami no Sousakan, which also stars Joe Odagiri. I think a J-Manny might be available in one of Satoshi Miki's works. In fact, Satoshi Miki might make someone like Joe do a good job being the J-Manny that we are looking for.
Glad you liked them. You're definitely not the first to say that about Anne in Date, it seems she surprised many with her performance