30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 29
It’s the penultimate question! Yes, NeeNee is an English nerd and LOVES the word “penultimate.” I’ve explained it numerous times on this site, so I won’t explain it again 😛
Day 29: A Drama that made you cry from laughter?
Now this…I probably have done. But I don’t think there is one single drama that’s kept me consistently laughing so hard that I cry. And the thing is, while I am pretty certain I have actually watched a drama episode that *has* made me cry from laughter…I can’t think of a single one right off the top of my head.
There have been certain moments in the drama Last Cinderella that had me laughing pretty hard while shaking my head (Miura’s kicking his feet like a child on that hotel bed, the awkwardly cute tickling scene). I think I laughed quite a bit at certain points in You’re Beautiful, too. ATARU had some really great moments as well when they broke up the melodrama of the case with Chokozai’s antics. Jiro Wang and Jack Na in Absolute Boyfriend could even get me in stitches in some scenes when there was less seriousness going on…
But maybe…I think I’ll go with Oguri Shun’s and Ishihara Satomi’s Rich Man, Poor Woman. I think I had a lot of laughter that made me a little teary eyed with that drama even though it did have its share of dramatic and serious moments. Ishihara in particular is great at her rambling comedy which Oguri Shun’s teasing character really complemented well.
I also laugh sometimes at the sheer absurdity of drama plots and characters. Here are some more dramas that I had a good laugh with:
- Hana Kimi (original Japanese version, not abysmal 2011 remake)
- Mei-chan no Shitsuji
- MR. BRAIN
- ToGetHer (this drama had a great serious side, but had some great quirky parts that made me laugh)
- Down With Love
- Bu Bu Jing Xin had some really nice lighter moments in the first part of the series before turning into a bit of a downer melodrama that kept me watching like crack.