I finished watching these two dramas this week. Let me introduce them through their OSTs. Each one has its own charm and captures the essence of the series.
Neiro by FLOW – 幸色のワンルーム Sachiiro no One Room OST Sachiiro no One Room (幸色のワンルーム) is grime, almost indie-like. It’s twisted and real. At the same time, like many Japanese works, it talks about the tragic beauty of a fleeting moment. It makes your heart ache and forces you to reflect on your life. Then you wonder if the silver lining is actually a silver lining and not some delusion.
Take Me On (남자친구) by SALTNPAPER (솔튼페이퍼) – Encounter OST Park Bo Gum’s character is #BoyfriendGoals. He raised the bar way up high. He waited for her to open her heart. This drama is sweet and soulful. It’s calm and warm. It makes you aware of your feelings. It is part of my Top 10 Korean Dramas of 2018. “I want to show you a side of you that only you are unaware of.”💗 “Thank you for being brave.” 💗
It’s been a while since a guy from Johnny’s Entertainment caught my eye. Shigeoka Daiki (重岡 大毅) who played Kaga in the Netflix series, 宇宙を駆けるよだか a.k.a. Switched is cute. This umbrella scene sealed the deal. And yet it’s another guy from the Kansai region! Most of the Japanese guys I liked (celebrity or not) came from there. ONF’s U also hails from Osaka and so is Nishikido Ryo. They exude a certain charm. I find them more candid and more chivalrous than boys from Tokyo in general. The stereotype doesn’t apply to all of course. The slight tan also gives them a manlier appeal.
Dropped The Third Charm and Bungaku Shojo because they became boring towards middle. I’m replacing them with The Beauty Inside and When Time Stopped. Where Stars Land is still on my list plus 3 J-dramas. I’ll write about them after watching more.
I fell in love with this drama. I couldn’t stop watching until I finished it. It’s sweet and pure. It’s my kind of love story. The characters didn’t even kiss but my heart was full after watching the whole series. I like the characters. The female lead is someone whom you’d describe as 真っすぐ or “massugu” lit. straight. “Massugu” is like a combination of being upright, honest, and direct. There’s a nuance of innocence or naivety too. She has a one track mind and pursues that one goal relentlessly. The male lead is your typical prince charming — cool, honorable, kind, and capable.
The story is cute. It has historical and sci-fi elements. A normal high school girl who runs fast time travels to the samurai war era. She falls in love with a young lord. In order to get closer to him, she disguised herself as a boy and became a foot soldier sworn to protect him.
The other dramas that started airing recently, which I I find interesting are Bungaku Shoujo (文学処女), Where Stars Land and The Third Charm. It’s a slow year for K-drama.
Kyaaaaaaa! 😍 That was the perfect ending! 💖💖💖 That ending sequence was everything I wanted for the series. I don’t care about giving out spoilers since this is my blog anyway. I obviously love the rain ☔ in the background. This blog is named “Rainy Days” after all. I already expressed my love for this OST in my previous post. I was giggling the whole time while watching starting from the part when Momo was walking with a red umbrella towards Sumire. It was memorable because it was the first time she initiated a kiss. Sorry this post is all over the place. I haven’t sorted out my thoughts and feelings yet.