Nearly all the summer 2017 J-doramas have aired so the arrival of highly promoted Code Blue 3 with big name popular stars Yamashita Tomohisa, Aragaki Yui, and Toda Erika feels like a white knight late to a party but bringing the beer when before it was all fruit punch. The third season of the popular doctors on a medical transport helicopter series premiered this past Monday to the highest ratings for this season, and the highest premiere ratings for a prime time dorama in recent memory.
Episode 1 took in 16.3% when nowadays anything over 10% is a promising start, and is nearly the same as the first and second seasons which also averaged around 16% ratings but that was back then when doramas were still doing better overall. That’s great news for Fuji TV which has seen most of it’s Gestu9 doramas average less than 10% ratings in the last two years, and the last to average 11.9% was Yamapi’s own From Five to Nine with Ishihara Satomi. I thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgia back entertainment of episode 1 and can’t wait for more, it’s got all the angst of trying to save lives and the requisite topless Yamapi scene, lol. Continue reading
Promos are beginning in earnest for the new season of the medical J-dorama Code Blue 3, starring the exact same cast as the first season Code Blue in 2008 and the followup Code Blue 2 in 2010. And everyone looks … Continue reading
A good indicator of how crazy the time flies is when someone celebrates a birthday and a reboot of a dorama series and both make me go woah. The star-studded original cast of doctors on a helicopter J-dorama Code Blue … Continue reading
What is sudden wave of mid-aughts J-ent nostalgia and can it please continue? Fresh off relieving all of Horikita Maki’s classic hit J-doramas after hearing that she was retiring from showbiz to be a homemaker (though it might just be … Continue reading
It’s been four long years since Yamashita Tomohisa graced the screen in a Fuji TV Getsuku (Monday@9) when he stole my heart in Buzzer Beat, which to this day remains one of the best dramas at capturing the heady days … Continue reading
I like to think the higher-ups at Fuji TV took a look at its upcoming line up and realized that Summer was coming and it needed to let loose and have some fun. Right now its Getsuku (Monday@9) time slot … Continue reading
Sometimes a mega ad campaign works wonders to gain brand recognition. A few years ago, Shiseido got Oguri Shun, Eita, Tsumabuki Satosi, and Miura Haruma together to hawk its line of hair car products called Uno Fog Bar. See, I’m … Continue reading