May 26, 2009

Kimura Takuya Continues Winning Streak

The ratings for trendy dramas in Japan have been rather low since the start of this year but trust the ever-popular Mr. Kimura Takuya to put things right. His new drama Mr. Brain jumped to the top of the ratings charts on its very first episode on Saturday, leaving the competition in the dust.

Mr. Brain's rating of 24.8% is the highest rating for doramas to date this year and cements Kimutaku's reputation as the ratings king in Japan's television drama land. In Mr. Brain, Kimura Takuya plays a club host who unexpectedly becomes a genius after suffering brain injuries from an accident (wow, that's... er... incredible!). He joins the police force and becomes the resident neuroscientist who uses his newfound brain power to solve the most complex crimes. Like his previous drama series Hero, this drama series also has different guest stars for each episode. And in the first episode, the guest star just so happens to be Ryoko Hirosue, who was last seen in the Oscar wining film Okuribito. Future guest stars include pop idol Gackt and pop group KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi.

Mr. Brain also stars Ayase Haruka and Mizushima Hiro. Here is one of the trailers for the TV series:


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May 13, 2009

New IRIS Trailer

IRIS, the much anticipated 20 billion won mega-budget Korean spy drama starring Lee Byung-Hun (last seen as 'The Bad' in The Good, The Bad, The Weird), Kim Tae-Hee (unforgettable in Love Story In Harvard), Jung Jun-Ho, Kim Seung-Woo, Kim So-Yeon and singer-actor T.O.P. (from K-pop group Big Bang) is scheduled to be aired in September this year. And after viewing this trailer below, me thinks this drama looks as good as any big-budget movie and should be a real treat for K-Drama lovers :-)


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