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[SPOILERS] Last Friends: Too Much Drama Going On?
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Posted 7/5/08 , edited 7/5/08
I understand Last Friends is trying to tackle subjects that this generation deals with, but did this drama just put too much of the stuff in it? I just felt like they made so many different things go wrong in this drama, it started to annoy me.

Michiru
will be the girl we go "Awww how could he do that to her? Well she sure is a dumb bitch" (feel sorry for a person, and then call the person dumb... how nice.) She'll have a bad mom, she'll have a bad family life, she'll go through domestic violence, she won't have the sense to leave her boyfriend so the same thing repeats itself 5 or so times, her best friend is actually a lesbian that has fallen for her, her ex-boyfriend will commit suicide a room away from her, and she'll get pregnant with a now dead guy's baby... Some of this stuff would be okay, but they just gave her too many things to go wrong.

Takeru, as much as I loved how nice he was, I really wish his character was not in the show. The creator's were like "Hey lets get a guy to act like a stereotypical gay guy, but actually have him be straight! He'll have been raped by his sister, have people think he's gay when he's not, he'll fall in love with a lesbian, and he'll get beat up easily by a crippled guy to get the 'awww how could that do that him' thing going on."

*insert every element of a lesbian sob story, add dumb bitch in*
, Ruka. (Sousuke, why couldn't you have killed her?) BTW, I don't have anything against lesbians... I just don't like Ruka because she's an idiot. Why did you let Michiru out of your sight to throw away crap when you knew her stalker boyfriend was at the house the night before... doing what stalkers do.... stalking. Ruka = Dumb.

Sousuke: parents gave him no love, he doesn't know how to love, his girlfriend hates him, his girlfriend's crew of friends make him feel bad. Basically he's a really sad character if you focus closely, you'd really wish he'd be saved from his ways. Creators decided to just kill him off... The creator's could've done so much with Sousuke's character, but they decided to use the last half of the episodes on Ruka's lame lesbian sob story. :-/

Eri: She dates a married guy, married guy goes back to wife, married guy leaves wife to move in with her but love is over, tries to make love to Takeru to end up with her thinking he's gay (oh god...), nobody loves her...

Yeah, seems like they crammed as much "things the generation deals with" in as much as they could... and I personally did not enjoy the outcome. Don't get all mad at me because I didn't like the show... I just want to know what you guys think about them fitting what seems to me as too much "things the generation deals with" in the drama. Maybe you could reason to me how it wasn't too much. :-/ I just was like eeer... The opening sequence was totally hawt though :)

[Oh... I typed a lot... free time! Woo!]

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Posted 7/28/08
i thought i d only one who doesnt enjoy this series as much as everyone else do. ur statemnt quite harsh but i did agreed in certain part.

This drama try to expose too many issue such as dv n lesbian but fail to elaborate it very well. they have such a good premise n intrestng storyline but wrap up too fast. xspecially takeru stories, what a lame way to conclude a mysterious stories that they try to built for couple episode. then michiru coworkers dv problem, whats d point to have the scene if u wont elaborate more?

I found only the first 3 episode is enjoyable, then it start to get more cliche n repetitive (xspecially dv scene, sousuke only know 3 steps of violence *sigh*). not to mention unlogical behaviour (well u have point out most of it), i think the exact same thing when ruka let michiru out...alone..., n d best part is, with evil sousuke stalker n beat everyone around, no one ever thinks to call a police n decide to be scared n protect michiru with their might (yup, thats exactly what normal people will do)

I personally think its a pity since it has such a splendid cast (its a waste to watch most of d nodame cast reunion in this kind of character). but i have to give credit to ueno juri n eita, despite their character, the acting is superb as always xspecially ueno juri. she's really convincing as ruka. u will believe that she live as a tomboy for d rest of her life. she's n eita is d only reason for me to finish this drama.

It just my opinion, so pls dont bash me well overall it still a good drama n worth watching but maybe im expect too much from it. (with ueno juri n eita as a cast u cant blame me for xpecting more!)
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Posted 8/2/08
There are a few things that bothered me with this drama. While I don't think it's as BAD as you say, it wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst.

Michiru bothered me the most of the series. She was an idiot for going back to Sousuke SO many times. And what bothered me even more was Takeru took her to the hospital to show her abuse, so they could report him if he ever tried something again. THEY NEVER REPORTED HIM. It bugged the shit out of me, so Michiru keeps being an idiot and going back to him, Takeru gets beat up because Michiru was a complete moron (seriously, yeah, say you like someone else to his face, no DUH he'll be targeted now) and Ruka has the cahones to go face him and nearly get raped. WTF.

And then out of it all, instead of go to her friends, she wants to live alone. And again, Takeru and Ruka almost get killed because of her.

I don't really think they exposed too much, they just...overall didn't do a good job with what they were given. I think it would have been more enjoyable if characters were more honest and confident. I wanted to see that, but most of the time it was such a downer...
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Posted 8/5/08
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but i believe the writer tried to make the script as real as it could get. The reason why things got annoying or dragged is because thats how people are. People do dumb things without really thinking. When too many things are going on personally no one deals with it perfectly. No drama will ever be perfect. And this one came pretty close. All the interactions and awkward feelings from each character were very well played. So as this forum is about the negative points I come with the positive.
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Posted 8/5/08
i agree!
that's why these are call drama people!
but michiru's character is really annoying!!!
how in the world can she go back to sosuke after so many things have happened????
what the hell is wrong with her?
glad that's she left, other than her, i found this drama pretty good. everyone has issues and it's right. everyone does have issues. that's why this drama is just right!
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Posted 8/18/08
what bugged me a lot was that they never reported him... also i guess Japan is different becasue in America when u get bruised up and u go to the hospital the nurses and doctors ask u questions and if it seems suspicious they have to report it... also i do not know why Michiru didn't clear up the whole thing about who she liked because she didn't Sousuke thought it was Takeru(poor Takeru)... i think i'm the only one who is sad that sousuke died (he was wrong but i don't think he deserves to die) and how could michiru be in the next room all night and not once look outside to see what he was doin...i'm mad that they didn't address the whole takeru story fully (most people figured that he was raped) but they could've did something more (idk)

even though there was a lot of flaws and dramas (what show drama doesn't) this was one of my fav Jdrama every time an episode finished i couldn't wait to watch another one
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Posted 8/19/08
Don't forget that Michiru gets bullied at her workplace.
Posted 8/20/08
DID ANYONE CATCH THE FACT THAT even before she moved in with him he openly admitted to going into her apartment that she lived in with her mom and stealing the yearbook. Yet, even though he stole the yearbook probably months before, he beat the crap out of her for not finding it? I mean that scared the crap out of me...that was a whole new level of psycho...steal something then a few months later have the dumb girl look for it and then beat the snot out of her for not finding it and then start crying. And a few days later tells her that he had it the whole time! He even knew who ruka was when she told him that ruka was a girl, but he acted like he didn't.

She has that stockholm syndrome thing where they fall in love with the people that's hurting them. There were plenty of oppurtunies she could have showed Sousuke that she was tired of his crap...like when he tried to make her cut off his ear because he didn't want her to cut men's hair. She should have just did it...I bet he would have acted like he had some sense then! I don't blame Sousuke reasoning for beating her sometimes I mean if you want to beat someone and they are stupid enough to let you do it then why not?

Albeit this was a pretty good drama...although certain parts didn't quite make sense to me.
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Posted 8/23/08
I HAVE THIS FEELING THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE NOTEBOOK, I LIKE SHE ACTUALLY BROUGHT THE NOTBOOK WITH HER, BUT HE HIDE IT OR SOMEHTING, BUT THE NAME UNDER RUKA IS CROSS OUT, SO, HE MUST HAVE DONE THAT AFTER KNOWING THE TEXT MESSAGE.
ALSO HE IS OVER PROTECT, THE FRIST NIGHT SHE SPEND IN HIS APARTMENT, THE NEXT DAY HE IS LOOK AT HER CELLPHONE.
AT THAT MOMENT DOESN'T HER FACE SHOW THAT SHE IS SCARE THAT SOMETHING IS GOING ON, WHEN SHE SEEN HIM READING THE TEXT MESSAGE?? OR IS IT JUST ME??
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Posted 8/23/08
i liked it
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Posted 8/25/08
I hate michiru's character, all the way crying, and yes....they never even bother to report the DV
*I mean, they have the evidenves right, Michiru's wound? Helllooo??*
but Overall, I love it very very much......
Last friends is coo!

Just Michiru that annoyed me
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Posted 9/8/08
I came into the topic thinking somewhere along the line 'tu much drama going on...'
but its more like" Yeah, let's bash Michiru for being such a stupid &^%&$"

Whew~ And I taut I was the only one who think she's (Michiru) annoying.
I cried a few times for all the 'I'm leaving/going back/leaving again/going back again' crap she dumps on Ruka and her housemates.

But the storyline in LF is fairly mild, considering what some HK-TVB drama series is offering rite now. Moonlight Resonance?
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Posted 9/8/08
Yeah, there is a lot going on in the show... but it's a DRAMA for goodness sake. That's why we love watching them; we get to see a lot of life's issues in packages of entertainment. There were some things that were a little unnecessary, or overexaggerated, but it didn't take away awesomeness that is this show.
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Posted 9/9/08
lol the only one i didnt like too much was michiru.....>.< for many reasons
but the drama was good overall! i mean its a DRAMA! of course its gonna have all this. usually dramas arent like this
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Posted 9/18/08
i haven't watched this.. but I didn't really like Masami's character in Prodai either.. she seems to always be playing the characters that don't know when to give up on something and then act stupid about it.. oh well..
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