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I don’t take idol dramas (or teenage dramas) too seriously these days. I don’t expect the acting to be on par or have a too compelling storyline. I felt the same way about Dream High, but boy – was I in for quite a surprise.
A rom-com Korean drama with Song Seung-hun and Kim Tae-hee? And featuring the writer for Secret Garden? Why has it even taken this long for something so genius to even cultivate? However, while the premise for My Princess had all the makings of an epic romantic comedy and showed great promise in its early episodes, the drama’s shortcomings led to its waning popularity.
In this final batch of dramas, you’ll find a certain number of trends. The Hallyu wave is still going strong – as many Korean pop stars and K-drama influences have made their way to multiple dramas on this list. Scandals also seem to fuel a star’s popularity in Japan – not hurt them. Veteran actors/actresses are also continuing to return to the small screen after a long hiatus. Finally, while it’s not a trend, you’ll also find my drama pick of the season (and perhaps the entire year) on this list.
For every school drama out there in J-drama land, there is a detective drama. Arguably, I believe that the detective drama is the most popular genre, as you will always find a flurry of them every season, whether they’re new or old. The long-running Aibou, which is now in it’s 9th season, is currently raking up nearly a 20% ratings average and has two successful movies under its belt. So what do I think about this season’s detective dramas so far? Let’s find out.
School dramas are a standard in Asian dramas and this season, Japan brings us three of them! First impressions of Jdramas Misaki Number 1!!, School!! and Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta.