Drama grab bag – the jdrama edition

I’ve been in a total jdrama spree lately. I guess more down to earth stories than what the kdramas are currently offering is what I’ve been in need of. It’s odd how jdramas manage that certain slice-of-life feel even in dramas that are clearly fairy tales for adults. Somehow I’ve just been craving for that special brand of heartwarming and/or fun that is the staple of even half way decent jdramas.
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Drama grab bag

Even though I truly appreciate those rare dramas that are great through and through, a drama doesn’t have to be ‘perfect’ for me to enjoy it. Just as long as it has even a half way decent script, doesn’t bore me to tears and there are none of my major pet peeves, I’m pretty much ok. I’ve loved many a mediocre drama just because there was something that clicked, that appealed to me. Often the deciding factor is the characters. If I looked at the dramas I’m currently watching thorough a harsh, critical lens I’d say only IHTTG would come up smelling roses. But that’s not how I watch dramas. I’m not a critic and I like what I like, even if I can’t for the life of me always tell why. XD
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