Death Note (Drama)

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4.2
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  • 20 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    A fresh new take on Death Note
    I am happy to see that the creators are willing to take a chance and not just retell the story that was told so many times. I agree with people that this seems like an alternative universe, where some events went diffrently then the manga, and I love the potential.

    I love how they humanized Light and gave him flaws and he is more relateble, you can see the strugle hes going through. Now I will ...
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  • 20 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    Not What I Wanted, But, It's What I Needed
    After being a rather big fan of Death Note, both manga, anime, and the LA films, I watched this with some trepidation at first. But it grew on me. Think of it like an AU version, where Light's mother died, and his father threw himself into his work, causing Light to, instead of being over-the-top intelligent, withdrawn, and have a rather large ego, he had to take on the roll of a parent, No cram ...
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  • 12 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    It is different but that doesn't make it bad.
    The characters have the same names, but that's it. Get ready to have a new story told. It doesn't feel the same. Why would anyone want a retelling of the original? I love the original and I've seen the whole thing about three times. If you miss it, then just watch it again. However, If you love the idea of a parallel universe where small changes lead to crazy new outcomes, then give this a try. It ...
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  • 7 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Not As Good As The Anime
    It's watchable. The graphics are campy. But it's no where near as intriguing or fulfilling as the anime or manga. You could even say that it does the anime and manga injustice. Kira (Light Yagami) is made into a trigger-happy room temperature IQ protagonist who has no concept of preparation or timing. L is [struggling to be (i.e. trying and failing)] portrayed as an enigmatic genius. The ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    An interesting take on the Death Note universe.
    I am so glad they decided to take this risk and not try to retread the same story we've seen in the comic and the anime, yet people are still gonna complain because it's not the same, anyways the the protagonist is quite the contrast from the Light Yagami we all knew,(which in my opinion makes him more down to earth, which kinda adds an extra layer to his character) although presented in a ...
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  • 8 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Not the best, or even a passable construction. Unless...
    This show isn't good, as a deathnote remake/re-imagining. If you think of it on it's own, making Light less smart than in the original takes the whole theme out of the show. There is a likely chance that throughout the show L will be winning the whole time. Light was so stupid in the way he went about things. The L from the original series/movies/manga/light novel would have had case closed in a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Like a fanfiction come to life!
    When I first heard that Death Note had been translated into a Drama I thought for sure that this would be a epic fail. But, curiosity overruled the part of my brain that was sure this would be a waste of time and now I am incredibly glad I watched this.

    This was like watching a AU fanfic come to life, with how they changed Light Yagami's character and the very large changes to the overall ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Such an amazing interpretation
    I thoroughly enjoyed this drama throughout the whole time watching episode 1, yes there is a few things that do occasionally bugged me while watching but I sincerely think that anyone reading this should give it a go because it is amazing and definitely a 5 star.
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A fresh taste of the show
    After watching Death Note the first time, I loved it and wanted more. I was excited to see this was released and have watched the first 5 episodes pretty much in a day. I love what they've done with it so far, and the characters are all great. Definitely would watch
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It's Death Note..but not
    Okay you have to watch this forgetting the anime, because this is a new different series. Yes it's still Death Note, but it also has many different things in place, since in this version Lights mother is dead, his personality is a bit different, and he's not as 'epic' in a sense or smart, but more a bit average, that's not to say he's not manipulative. He's not aiming to be a police officer here ...
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