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32 / M / Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Posted 4/28/07
Hey so just recently I have been introduced to the world of Jdramas and Kdramas.

My friends from Korea and Japan keeps me up to date on what are some really good shows to watch.

Just the other day, My Korean friend said to watch the show "Pride". I LOVED the show great show. Later, when I mentioned to her the show was exellent, she told me

"Yea, the writer for the show did an amazing job. You dont usually come across shows that are written so well! it was so poetic and beautiful ... I LOVED IT"

Obviously she was refering to the writing and not the story. And it got me thinking ... written? I know stuff like this exist in America where some shows are just well written (Scrubs) and other are just poopoo (Laguna beach), but are some Japanese shows written really well as compared to others that are not written so well? What are some examples? I'm just reading amateurish translated text so it all the same to me.

Does this go the same with Korean Dramas?

Can you guys usually tell if the show is good or bad just from the dialogue?
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Posted 4/28/07
i can tell if the show is good or bad from 1st episode most the time but thats just me
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27 / F / Gallifrey
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Posted 4/28/07
I haven't finished it but I think that Tatta Hitotsu no Koi is written better than most dramas I've watched.
Posted 4/28/07
Devil Beside You is the best even if I haven't finished it yet
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Posted 4/28/07

ffmusicdj wrote:
Just the other day, My Korean friend said to watch the show "Pride". I LOVED the show great show. Later, when I mentioned to her the show was exellent, she told me

Pride the kdrama or the jdrama?

I'm a bad judge of well-written versus poorly written, but usually if the dialogue is very fake or obnoxiously unnatural it stands out pretty early on. I judge more on the merit of the ideas/plot than on the actual wording of the script though.
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26 / F / UK, In a Box
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Posted 4/28/07
Ive watched far far too many k j and t dramas and those that stay with me are those with the best plot, I go back to watch Kimi Wa Petto again and again, because it think the concept is amazing. Those writers who adapt from manga so well and create a great mix of humour and interesting ideas are the best for me.

Devil Beside You, Kimi Wa Petto and Nobuta Wo Produce are all well written.
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Posted 4/28/07
Hana Yori Dango is based on a manga...so its not really written, rather adpated.
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26 / F / so cal
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Posted 4/28/07
devil beside you is also based on a manga which is called akuma de sourou in japanese but not many people know that.

i find that tatta hitotsu no koi is really really well written. it's so beautiful lol!
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Posted 4/28/07
I think it really depends on you, if you're talking about how the dialogue is written, and the chemistry of the charecters and stuff. Like, you're not gonna feel for something like, a 13 year old would feel for, for example. Maybe. I actually like how "Stand Up" is WRITTEN. Like the small comedic quirks about it, the funny sounds, and the chemistry of the actors and stuff. It feels like the writers are smart.

Story wise, I don't know, I'm sorry, but Tatta Hitotsu no Koi was enjoyable, but not great. for me. I also may piss off people when I also sayyy....Hano Yori Dango just feels,... annoying or something. I mean, It is fun to watch sometimes, but I can't take the plot seriously.

Maybe my taste is more like, realistic tho, storywise.. I just can't get into a group of rich high school boys issuing red torture tickets..im sorry.
Like "Sore wa totsuzen arashi no you ni" is somehting with a exploration of like, real issues, like, not being sure if you're happy with how you carried out your life, even tho youre a earnest person. or like, attraction and chemistry between people that go way beyond the social norm, but can easily happen to anybody. Alot of people hate it tho. like crazed fangirls who get emotionally hurt by Yamapi's strange onscreen relationships. lol... AAAAhhh im sorry I think I'm getting old. Just don't dont listen to me..hahah..

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Okay, just watched the first few minutes of "Pride" and YES, I love the writing already. Flows good, and moves fast, but characters still feels natural. YEA, who knows of other shows wit good writing like this?
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~ in response to ClassicalTwist and leeleetaichou:
I agree that Tatta Hitotsu no Koi is very well written too. ^^ (the ost goes really well with it too, lol)
I'll come back to mention other well-written dramas later~~

~ to this question: Can you guys usually tell if the show is good or bad just from the dialogue?
Most likely yes, it kind of reflects on the writer's writing/style... not just to tell whether it's good or bad, but also to tell if it's the style that I am interested in. Also, I think one important thing for me is to see how well the writer can make things subtle in the drama by seeing how the dialogues are written. It tells me about the writer's skill.

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Posted 5/6/07
Tatta is good...NwP is also good...anyone else think ProDai,Romeo and Juliet SP and Yuuki being good too...?I can't remember Pride since i watched it 2 years ago, but i do remember it being a great drama...

i usually can't tell how good a drama is until the 3rd or 4th episode...the first (and sometimes 2nd) episodes are always confusing to me...
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Posted 5/7/07
i go by both plot and dialogue. they both have to be easily understandable, twisty plots that go everywhere and super secret meanings in dialogues suck. how r u able to enjoy a drama if you're too confused. I agree Kimi wa petto was good, Devil beside you (loved this one), and nobuta wo produce, these were all good.
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Posted 5/7/07
You know... I never watch Kdramas.. It's my addiction to Jdramas.... I mean.. when the subs start sucking I remember the words from somewhere... and some phrase.. and yay!

I checked out Tatta because of ClassicalTwist ><... it's the first time that girl (Nao, the actress of her), was ever a innocent person.... I mean even in "Crying out in the center, of the world" (Which is also well written in my perspective [I watched the drama]) she was kind of a liar, in Byakuyakou - She was a killer, she a robber, she was an evil machine! (This was well written also.... god Jdramas always... please me). But in this she wasn't much of a liar, and I was like O.O............

Anyways besides Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Byakuyakou, 1 Litre of Tears (adapted from a book, but it was really a diary... so it really wasn't THAT accurate to the book [maybe?], so I don't think it counts), GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) was also awesome... :).
Posted 5/9/07
hana yori dango the japanese version is definitely well-written. even though they changed the sequence of events,they are still better than the taiwanese version that followed the manga. this is because the script is well-written. it makes the events seem really natural. in addition, the actors' acting are good.!
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Posted 5/9/07
beautilful days is really well written, I never got bored once! One litres of tears is a good drama also, which doesnt drag on and makes u cry so much- thus it is really well written.

as for childish& silly dramas...It started with a kiss and devil beside you are the best written! v. addictive and funny
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