Friday, August 13, 2010

but i helped him drink his wine

Because summer-time tv is terrible, i have been watching a lot (A LOT) of Japanese dramas.* I am currently watching Lunch Queen or ルンチの女王. It is a little bit old, from the early 2000s i think and stars some familiar faces, the most familiar being a young YamaPi; For some reason, i am the most familiar with super pretty young male idols when it comes to the japanese entertainment industry. go figure.
The story seems simple enough, waitress loves lunch and is asked by a regular customer to pose as his fiancée, to help him make amends with his estranged family. His family runs a wonderful little restaurant. Seems like happily ever after right? not quite. Regular customer man is the eldest son and also a bit of a sneak theif, having run away from his family two years prior, with all of their money in tow. Old habits die hard and he does it again. However... waitress decides she likes it there and continues to pretend to be his fiancée. Throw in several (three) brothers, an ailing father and a terrible ex boyfriend and you have one of the best ventures into japanese television that i have seen.
Oh, by the way. I start a pretty amazing job on August 30th. I am enjoying summer while "the getting is good". I hope you are too.

*drama / dorama / ドラマ is a term widely used to describe live action television shows in Japan. Not all of the programs could be classified in the drama genre, but because they are about an hour long and not a variety show, they are named as such.

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