saya mencadangkan the japanese tv series titled change untuk tontonan ahli-ahi politits politik tersayang terutamanya encik khairy jamaluddin — make sure you get the front seat during the screening of all ten episodes, ya.

i don’t care if you say this is doramaland after all. this series could serve as simple reminders and it is based on suara hati rakyat (namely the scriptwriters, director, producer, the crew, the actors and actresses who believe in simple and effective human actions).

take the simple line (refer episode four — Prime Minister that Gets Bullied), “isn’t it common sense to pay for your mistakes?”

common sense, ok. not you-gotta-be-an-ass sense.

oui, it is unrealistic langsung that you would be reading each and every documents before you signed it off and go to sleep. unrealistic that you would have a sarcastic but brilliant personal advisor (narrachi somewhat reminds me of elizabeth Is walsingham — an amusing and delightful walsingham, that is), junior secretary yang sangat earnest to do her job, bodyguard tinggi lampai ala marilyn manson dan berwajah almost brian warner tanpa mekap, dr rumiko yang terlampau comel dan direct in her words and a senior presidential aide that is on top of everything. of the last position, i could only think of none other than miin — my boss — who is always — always! — on top everything, married to her job after her husband, reads every e-mail, always the first to reply to everyone (other top level management, HR, finance, anywhere yang ada discount or sale hahahahaha).

cerita ni best lah. best. beeeesssst.

here’s the review i picked out from here and i may be able to put it better — ;-p — but for now, i could not put it any better than this person’s kind review —

HERO revisited. [Rating: 10/10]
CHANGE stars Kimura Takuya and Abe Hiroshi from HERO, and also produced by the same director and scriptwriters as HERO.Once again Kimura Takuya plays a pure-hearted man trying to help others, scaled up from a Lawyer to a Prime Minister. I am a big fan of HERO series, but CHANGE was even better for me.Kimura Takuya just has that charisma as a leader, and he is the only person who could’ve handled this role. It was quite interesting seeing him with those dorky glasses… reminds me of Asunaro Hakusho.
Although slightly underused, Abe Hiroshi was also excellent, providing comedic relief for this serious drama.
The person I was most impressed with was Fukatsu Eri. Her chemistry with KimuTaku was even better than that of Matsu Takako, and I really connected with her character (plus those black stockings were really hot on her)
The cast for this thing is absolutely incredible, they managed to gather an amazing array of established actors, and possibly most amazing guest appearances since Furuhata Ninzaburou series.Admittedly, the plot lacks reality. However, doramas are supposed to be about things that never happen in real life. Though the setting is impossible, character behavior in general makes sense, and impossible scenarios are executed so well that they are touching without being corny.Although slightly too idealistic at times, I love the way they’ve depicted right and wrong and what truly important values are. This series has the most solid first and final episode of all dorama series I’ve seen. I espeically loved the final episode, where they’ve shown how resistant to change government policies are, even for something as trivial as serving teas for a meeting (this was very funny too). The ‘climax’ with 20+ minutes of uncut scene was very impressive, and there were so many great, memorable scenes throughout the series.This is a really well-made dorama series with very high level of acting all around. The plot addresses the problems with today’s election-driven politics, and attempts to make us think more about our roles in a democratic society. It’s a series that made me laugh and cry, now one of my favorite series of all time.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 17 July 2008

talking bout kimutaku… boleh observe his trademark acting as in the way he pursed and kemut-kemutkan his lips and locked his jaw on scenes he is deciding on something very crucial or in between tense and nervousness, his almost reluctant but sincere smile that follows and that he is never gentle with his woman lead. when his character shows affection, he will grab the lady. grab as in literally grab. bukan grab manja-manja, ok. grab macam kau nak headlock orang. in beautiful life, the way shuji grabbed kyoko kat tepi toilet to hug her while she was paralyzed sitting on the floor. in the great family, the way teppei grabbed sanae yang tengah menangis fikirkan her deceased father and her role in the family. in change, the way keita tarik miyama to his side sampai miyama is almost nearly dangerously tilting herself to a fall kalau tak sebab she is to land by keita’s side. yes. buat kau rasa nak cakap kat shuji/teppei/keita, “slowslow! slow—slowww.”

but that is just kimutaku’s acting. still, memang both mum and moi wonders how he is as a husband and a father in real life. with the kering expression like that, jarang nak senyum, pda-less. whatever, doesn’t stop moi from oogling him for life.

ohh yea, makin banyak japanese words aku self-educated myself. boleh nak ajar the gals.

damei-yo… damei, damei! — tak bolehhh… tabley, tabley!
tonikoku — anyway
anata — dear (as in honey, sayang, abang)
ur-ruu-sa — shut up

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