First J-Drama, Favorite J-Drama, Favorite on Viki?


Post here with your first J-Drama, your favorite J-Drama, and your favorite Japanese show on Viki!

First: Hana yori dango [“Boys Over Flowers”]

Favorite: Hanako to Ann

This NHK asadora is based on the real life story of the Japanese woman who translated Anne of Green Gables into Japanese. This is one of my favorite TV shows of all time! (hint hint, Viki licensers!)

Favorite on Viki: My Long Awaited Love Story

I might be a bit biased since I helped subtitle this Christmas special, but it is one of my favorite Japanese shows on Viki. For shows I did not help with, my favorite Viki J-drama is probably Overprotected Kahoko since it is so inventive and breaks from the usual mold of a lot of shows.

Curious to hear from all of you!

Favorite on Viki:


First AND Favorite: Mai Bosu Mai Hīrō (My Boss My Hero)

This may have been the first Asian TV drama I ever watched and I think I watched it on YouTube. Absolutely loved it! Tomoya Nagase was hysterical and I was so impressed that such a handsome man was willing to distort his looks so much to make us laugh. It’s been about seven years since we’ve seen it, but my husband and I still chuckle when we think of “custard”.

I also enjoyed Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) and Kimi Wa Petto (You’re My Pet).

I would like to try more Japanese dramas but I have trouble finding them. And sometimes the ones I do find are just too cute (Mischievous Kiss) or too edgy (Midnight Diner) for me. (I love the Korean version of MD). So I really appreciate your recommendations! I’m off to watch Overprotected Kahoko now.

(This is off-topic, but how does one start a new discussion? I wanted to find out why I was seeing so many duplicate reviews for some shows (e.g. The Secret Life of My Secretary), but I couldn’t figure out how to post my question).