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Ôoku review

Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago on 6 February 2016 02:33 (A review of Ôoku)

Part 1:One night, a samurai Nakano Kiyoshige (Itao Itsuji) visits Nikkei (Tanaka Yoji), the chief priest of Chisenin, in the middle of heavy snowfall. He entrusts a baby and a large sum of money to Nikkei and asks him to raise the child. 14 years later, Omiyo (Sawajiri Erika) has grown up to be an outstanding beauty. She visits the Nakano residence thinking that Kiyoshige, who secretly met Nikkei, is her father. However, she hears from him that she is the child of the 10th Tokugawa shogun Ieharu and his concubine Omino. Moreover, Ieharu was poisoned and killed by Ienari’s (Narimiya Hiroki) faction which plotted to make him the shogun. It is also a known fact that Omino died after giving birth to Omiyo. Omiyo cries as she listens to the story and asks to enter the inner palace in order to avenge her parents. She gets inside through a good word put in by Kiyoshige, who is Ienari’s close aide, and immediately catches the attention of Ienari with the help of the high-ranking Osaki no Tsubone (Asano Yuko). Looking at Omiyo, the female servants Kuzuoka (Washio Machiko), Yoshino (Yamaguchi Kaori) and Urao (Kubota Maki) feel alarm. At that moment in the inner palace, the concubine Oraku (Asai Erina) is in favour with Ienari. But after she gives birth to his heir, he completely loses interest and ignores her. Omiyo recommends that Oraku visit Chisenin and then sends in the handsome priest Nichien (Kaneko Noboru), scheming for a liaison between Oraku and him. With this weakness as her trump card, she tames Oraku. After that, Omiyo uses her natural beauty and the wiles that Kiyoshige had schooled her in to gain Ienari’s affection. Meanwhile, Chisenin has become the place of worship of the shogun’s family as a result of Omiyo’s counsel. Taking a dim view of Chisenin’s growing power and wealth, Wakisaka Yasutada (Hamada Manabu), the magistrate who is responsible for the management of temples and shrines, tries to curb the expanding influence of Kiyoshige by suggesting that Ienari make Oraku’s child his heir. However, Omiyo checks Wakisaka’s movements with certain action. She soon gives birth, but her child is a princess. She obsesses if the next one will be a boy even as she steadily cements her position in the inner palace. One day, Omiyo exchanges words with a female servant Oshima (Watanabe Mayu) in the garden of Chisenin. She is profoundly intrigued by Oshima who for some reason regards the rivalry swirling in the inner palace soberly. After that, Omiyo meets Oshima in secret over and over again. Oshima’s pure heart and the time in contact with her gives Omiyo peace. This eventually progresses to a forbidden love affair but … …


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Dan sun bo lok review

Posted : 2 years, 8 months ago on 26 October 2014 02:54 (A review of Dan sun bo lok)

Sex or love, which is more important? There are three female flat mates: Vivian (Jo Kuk) is frivolous; Kitty (Rain Li) is prim and proper; and Mei Wah (starring Monie TUNG) is ditsy. Through new experiences of love and sex, they find themselves.

Vivian is from a wealthy family who enjoys clubbing and socializing. Her life is wild and carefree, but she meets Donald (starring CHAN Fai Hung) who is totally different. He is an extremely pure and honest guy. While in love with him, she finds security and changes utterly, she wants to live a simple life with her new man. However the temptation of outside world comes from the bottom of her heart. How can she make a choice between love and sex?

Kitty does everything by the book. She would have married her boyfriend Woody (Kwok Cheung Tsang) if he had not fallen for another. The pain of the break up inspires her to change. She devotes herself to experience the nightlife. The various sexual experiences broaden her horizons. When she meets Woody again she finds she still has feelings for him but she is no longer the same obedient girl as before. Can they rekindle the relationship?

Mei Wah is in the habit of relying on others to make decisions for her. She is longing for someone who can truly love and protect her. When she looses her boyfriend Endy, she has a nervous break-down. At the same time her smart talented boss Ms. Lok comes into her life. Mei Wah realizes love can exist between two women and such kind of love is even more attractive and exquisite. However when Endy comes back to her, she feels unable to reject him. How can she handle the two relationships?

Three women, with three different love and sex experience, tell us that sex and love cannot be separated. Women¡¦s talk is always thought provoking and stimulating.


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Broken review

Posted : 2 years, 10 months ago on 5 August 2014 01:25 (A review of Broken)

based on the original by Japanese writer Higashino Geigo. It is about a father who loses his daughter to murder and kills one of the murderers before setting out to find the other one


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Monster review

Posted : 3 years, 1 month ago on 4 May 2014 02:41 (A review of Monster)

Bok-Soon (Kim Go-Eun) lives with her younger sibling. She runs a street stand. Bok-Soon is slow, but when people angers her she goes crazy. That's why she is known as the "crazy woman".

One day, cold-blooded killer Tae-Soo (Lee Min-Ki) appears in front of her. To hide his secret, he kills Bok-Soon's younger sibling. Bok-Soon then goes after Tae-Soo for revenge, but Tae-Soo goes after Bok-Soon.


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