Ryomaden (Drama Review)

Personal Rating: 9/10 For a start, this is my first Taiga (annual historical dramas aired by NHK) and my first Japanese historical drama. For someone who has watched a good number of Sageuks (Korean historical dramas), I can’t help but notice how incredibly different the Japanese experience is. The historical accuracy, for one, is on…

Bara No Nai Hanaya (Drama Review)

Personal Rating: 9/10 “The gentle and sad Florist-san.” This quote (by Shirato Mio) properly describes the complex Shiomi Eiji in a few words. The first thing that I really noticed about Eiji was this incredible sadness in his eyes and in the corners of his smiles. His smiles are bittersweet at best; he’s quiet, pensive,…