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3 NETFLIX SHOWS from Japan to binge alone now

March 26, 2020


Hey! Hello everyone! It’s Kemushi-chan Loretta. Who’s ready for a laugh? We (x4) need some positive. Positive #1! Cherry blossoms are happening—beautiful flowers. #2: We also have my fur baby. Hello Lilly, say hi. #3: Whxsperofsprxng, earthlinguist, Thora Dali, Eli I Guess, Results May Vary, Jalen Cox, Aydan Yenaled, Dhaneja Meegoda—I’m so sorry if I’m saying these wrong—Ahikanana, and Shaun Stapleton. You guys right now are my best friends. These wonderful people are writing and offering to write subtitles for all of these videos. Thank you so much! I have to think of a way to give back to you guys, but at the moment what I can do is stop talking so much because I know these videos have been long. So, today’s video is a bit of a pick-me-up. Three main Netflix shows that I have been binging to keep up with Japanese, learn more Japanese, and just generally feel good while staying at home recently. Where are you going? Where are you actually going? So, the first show is Doctor X. I originally pressed play kind of as a joke, and I did not expect it to be actually funny and so…good? The main character—Doctor X, or Michiko Daimon— is played by the actress Yonekura Ryōko. A lot of you probably know her voice if you’ve ever seen the Avengers, Iron Man. She is the dubbed voice of Black Widow in Japan, but in Japan, recently, she’s really known for this series. Doctor X is a freelance surgeon who is incredibly skilled, but has to work in Japanese hospitals, which are incredibly bureaucratic, and definitely not to her taste. It’s basically a parody of Japanese hospitals and big corporations and how she basically in the most polite but snarky way just says like, “I’m not gonna do it.” If you watch Doctor X, you are going to learn how to be sassy in Japanese politely. —what we like to call in the business as the professional _ _ _ _ you. Negotiate contracts, how to push your invoice and say that your price is exactly the price that we’re going to go for. I was not expecting a Japanese dramedy to teach me how to negotiate my contracts in Japanese. There are English subtitles available. Usually, I like to watch with Japanese subtitles so that I can actually try to learn some of this feisty, sassy keigo. The one thing about the Japanese in this show you need to be aware of is that it is a parody. One of the words they use all the time is “gyoi” (御意 – as you wish). Gyoi! Everyone in the hospital staff is just trying to brownnose their way up to the director, so all of those lackeys are constantly like, “Gyoi.” “Gyoi!” Doctor X is just prancing through all of this just like, “いたしません.” (“I won’t do it.”) In real life, using “gyoi” is basically saying like, “As you wish.” Like the guy in Princess Bride. It’s definitely over the top, and you don’t need to use it. There are softer ways to say no. You would just be like, “検討します.” (“I’ll consider it.”) “検討いたします.” (more polite version) The humor, the way that they make fun of Japanese workplaces all the time is just so hilarious, especially Director Hiruma—the Director of the hospital played by one of my favorite actors, Nishida Toshiyuki. He is so funny. They’re really milking the comedy on this one. If you’re into fashion or just a good pair of legs, Ryōko Yonekura. She used to ballet for fifteen years, so she’s very flexible and has amazing legs. Her outfits, her heels, her fashion is just so, like, boss lady beautiful. There are a lot of blogs that break down every outfit that she wears. That’s a little fun thing you can do on the side, but yeah. Boss lady fashion, snarky keigo freelancer, it’s such a fun watch. It is a little cheesy, but they know they’re being cheesy, so the writing is actually believable. Everything is on purpose, and it’s just—you will laugh. My only note is that if you do not like gore or organs, this is not going to be the show for you because they are very proud of their props department. It is very visceral, so if you’re not looking for the sinews, you might enjoy something else instead. You don’t need to necessarily watch it to the end. I would say the middle, like season three about, is really really good. #2! Japanese viewers, please don’t be surprised by the next title. I’ve already been told several times that it’s for old men. Are you ready? One of my absolute favorite shows right now is Tsuri Baka Nisshi (Fishing Idiot Nishi). The English title on Netflix is called Free and Easy. I am absolutely obsessed with this show. This actor, Director Hiruma, is what I call him, but he’s really Nishida Toshiyuki. He is actually genius. His singing, his improv, he made a joke in Spanish while singing in— well, no spoilers. But anyways, He’s just such a genius and honestly, he kind of reminds me of like, the Robin Williams of Japan. Wholesome and hilarious. Just like the title says, he’s just a simple fishing idiot, and these are all the high jinks that he gets into. He has a normal office job, and he hates it. He’s always desperately trying to get off of work early, and rip off his suit because like Superman, he always has like fishing gear on underneath. And one of these times when he’s ripping out of the office trying to get away and back to his wife as soon as possible, he runs into this older man, and he gives him some life advice. “The feel of the reel! And the fish at the end of your line!” That ends up actually being the CEO of the company. This is not a spoiler. Basically every episode is the CEO and kind of like normal office worker. They become best friends, and all they want to do is go fishing, but they have to keep hiding that they know each other. The high jinks, the humor. And usually because this fishing idiot usually messes something up, he usually gets transferred to different places in Japan, so you get to see these beautiful coastal landscapes that you never even knew existed and are just so beautiful. I haven’t finished it, so I’m going to hold back my full review. But, I do highly recommend it. I haven’t found a version with English subtitles yet, but if you are at least about N2 level, I think you can get through. But yeah, so that’s kind of like honorable mention #2. The real #2 is Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (The Man Who Can’t Get Married). In a nutshell, Jack Nicholson from As Good As It Gets with Helen Hunt lives on the same floor as all the kids in Friends. This guy, on paper, looks like a perfect guy. He’s an architect, he’s rich, he cooks. But the problem is, he really sucks with human interaction. Like, it’s really bad. Like, this is the Jack Nicholson. He’s very particular about how everything has to be a certain way, and how the way he eats, everything has to be perfect. So he’s kind of like unbearably perfectionist. He keeps running into these really successful women, like doctors and lawyers who think he’s a great catch, but realize he’s just absolutely unbearable, but him slowly realizing how much he craves their interactions. So he just keeps showing up at like their places of work with no reason to be there, or like try to make up a reason to be there just so he can talk to these ladies, but he really sucks at it. The mismatching is just so, so priceless, and the characterization’s really good. It’s really funny, and honestly, if I can say this, I think the dog kind of makes the show perceptive, and smart, and hilarious, and sweet. In terms of language, this is very normal adult Japanese. There’s nothing exaggerated. You could literally take words right off the show and use them, and that would be great. There are English subtitles available. Season 1 in and of itself was perfect. I do not think you need season 2. Season 1 is just a perfect little *mwah* This show, it doesn’t even feel like Japanese comedy. It just feels like people comedy, and it’s just—it just makes you feel really good. #3: Kinou Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) This one blew me away. I didn’t even know we had dramas like this in Japan. It starts as a comedy, and then it just like— suddenly you realize you care so deeply about these characters. Kinou Nani Tabeta? is a story about a middle-aged gay couple who live in Tokyo. One of them is a lawyer, and one of them works at a beauty salon. And they’re both just trying to navigate their every day, and come home at night and eat dinner together. It’s based on a really popular manga, which I haven’t read yet. I did not expect a Japanese comedy about LGBT topics to be so well-written, so realistic, and not over-the-top. At first, I thought it was going to be really cheesy and a disservice to a whole bunch of people, but it was so—oh my gosh— like the acting, the story. The main characters are Shiro and Kenji, and Shiro is played by Hidetoshi Nishijima. He is a very famous actor, and he is so good with his roles. He really builds characters that you believe and feel like you know. His character is a full-time lawyer, and he just wants to be serious, respected, and do his job, and he wants his work and his private life separate. Kenji, on the other side, is the exact opposite. Like, you can tell he really adores Shiro, but hopes he would just open up. And I thought this was just going to be kind of like a flat story of just what they eat every day, but it really evolved into these backstories of like Shiro’s mind complex of his imposter syndrome. He never feels like he’s done enough. He’s always trying to prove that he’s professional. He’s always trying to prove that he’s good enough. The silly things that he does to try to avoid getting stereotyped. I am so impressed. You know, we always have this idea of like, quirky, goofy, kind of shallow comedy from Japan, and that is not this. Obviously, there’s bubbly, hilarious moments, but it’s gold, and I absolutely love this show. I really hope there’s another season of this, but we shall see. And, there are cooking scenes, so if you like cooking, there’s lots of cooking. So, there you have it. Those are my top picks. They look like just comedies on the surface, but deep down they’re just so well-written, and the characters are so deep. It really feels like Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Mr. Rogers type of caliber is just on a different level than what I expected from a Netflix show to be honest. But yeah, these are my feel-good shows that will make you laugh. Things I haven’t seen yet include The Followers. I’m a little bit hesitant to try it. Just looking at the trailers, it looks like it’s a bit more flashy and less warm, but I know a lot of you guys have been watching The Followers. I don’t always just watch vintage classics. Like, I love good, you know, modern TV too, but is this one any good? Let me know. Let me know in a comment below. Other honorable mentions go to, in English, Atelier. Or in Japanese, it’s called Underwear. These four titles that I’ve recommended— these are ones that I would recommend to people whether they care about Japan or not. Like, I would recommend these to my parents. Atelier, on the other hand, I don’t feel like I really gained much by watching the series. A single woman boss who makes her way through a really hard industry of like textiles and fashions, and underwear. The two female leads kind of balance each other, and that’s great, but for a show that’s supposed to be about a woman boss, it seems like her relationships with men damaged her and made her less strong for it. The series was definitely entertaining, but if you’re going to go out there and say, “This is what a boss woman looks like,” she better be a boss woman. Like, we don’t need a story about someone who fell flat, so. Even the younger character. The other women around her I thought were really admirable, and seeing about the industry, I thought that was interesting, but, I don’t know, the main lead character, just didn’t really do it for me. I feel like there are more boss women out there. Shows that I don’t recommend. The only one I’ve watched recently I didn’t like is a movie, actually. It’s called Hibiki. My favorite actress ever since live action Sailor Moon used to be Kitagawa Keiko. You know, she’s not the best actress, but I always felt kind of loyal to her. I watched the movie for her, and the movie just wasn’t good. You guys may find it interesting, but you know, it’s the story of a really good book. It was just like people talking about writing, but never actually writing anything good themselves. If you’re going to tell me this snooty kid deserves an award, then I need to read a snippet of what she wrote. I don’t know. It’s like, how do you write a movie about writing without showing what she wrote? It was a lot of disbelief to suspend, and I just couldn’t do it, but anyways, yeah. So yeah, that’s it. That’s enough talking. So sorry to all the subtitlers. earthlinguist, if you are subtitling this right now, you probably hate me (lol

88 Comments

  • Reply Danz Martin March 25, 2020 at 2:47 pm

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  • Reply Sukhi March 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    素敵です👌🏾👌🏾ね

  • Reply Júlia Rangel March 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Yesss I came early finally

  • Reply The Modern Ⓐlchemist March 25, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I see a Switch in the background (and that adorable Kirby plush)!!! Are you playing Animal Crossing – what are your favourite games?

  • Reply I Don't Care March 25, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    I missed you uploading so freguently.

  • Reply Rucha pande March 25, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Completed 4 seasons of doctor x 😁

  • Reply Tenshi Grace March 25, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    never clicked so fast XD I NEEDED THIS 👏😭♡♡♡♡

  • Reply WingKing76 March 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    How are things in Japan now?

  • Reply Antoine Christiane March 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I love Doctor X and Kekkon Dekinai Okoko, i don't know the other dramas but i can't watch them on Netflix from France 🙂

  • Reply Zeytek March 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    The Naked Director is a really good japanese show too

  • Reply Júlia Rangel March 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Any of those are available in my Netflix (Brazil)
    Sad

  • Reply Nao Y March 25, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    いいんじゃん♡

  • Reply pastel languages March 25, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you for the upload! I always look forward to your videos 💗

  • Reply 梵字 March 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    英語は全く分からないけど 日本を楽しんでるんだろーなってのは感じた^ ^

  • Reply sambeawesome March 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions! 🙂 I definitely relate to your thoughts on Atelier. I ended up giving up watching it. Nothing was really happening, the characters weren't evolving or going anywhere, it was just a really flat show. :/ Shame, because in the US, it's one of the few options of Japanese drama that we have on Netflix.

  • Reply A Doorne March 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    You’re in Japan so you have access to those shows on Netflix so for those of us that are not in Japan, you basically have to use a VPN (I think) in order to watch these shows or just look for them elsewhere

  • Reply soonlet March 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    so I never delved to jdramas yet so I'm trusting you this is a good introduction. I love anything that is a thoughtful and dynamic.
    (I wrote the above before you said you'd recommend it to anyone)

  • Reply Enigma Dave March 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    The way you described these shows tells me we would be great TV buddies. That's a nice feeling.

  • Reply Eva Valdivia Galan March 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    スペインではそのシリーズを見られませんが、推薦ありがとうございます!Thanks for the video, you helped make my day better. Hope you're okay!

  • Reply TheHutjemoos March 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    I wish Netflix would show these series here in Europe. Sounds great!

  • Reply ABMNS PRODUCTION March 25, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Problem with Netflix is that there is quite a lot of Geo-localization involved, maybe most of the shows suggested are only available for Japan (sadly)…
    Have a great week and stay safe <3

  • Reply Andy Merkel March 25, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    I'll second the Kekkon Dekinai Otoko; season one on NFLX is from ten years ago; and was really great. The second season, ten years later both in the story and in real life, aired recently and isn't on NFLX yet. Does anybody reading have a way to access Season 2 online, pay or otherwise?

    Actually, that show really hits close to home for me. That guy is so much like me; around 40, professional, successful but socially awkward, lives alone in a decent apartment, cooks; I was immediately drawn into the story. So; you could imagine the shock I experienced when it showed him going into his doorway and the apartment number is #502; and that's my apartment number; it's like the heavens were trying to send me a message or something.

  • Reply Jalen Cox March 25, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    The Followers is a really good show! It’s well written, had a nice story, the usage of color in the show is amazing. I recommend it!

  • Reply Darth Best-E March 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    let's be honest… we all needed this video

  • Reply Dhaneja Meegoda March 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    ありがとうございます!My E-mail: [email protected]

  • Reply Kristin Wight March 25, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    No one ever mentions Love Story Kyoto. I LOVE this show. It is simple and sweet but it’s so good! I keep rewatching it!

  • Reply Allisa Bondy March 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    NHK in the US was playing 昨日何を食べたand man I agree with you, it’s such a good slice of life drama. It’s so relaxing, the dudes are adorbs, and the show is funny. It’s a must-see! Also, I’m not sure Netflix have this but オッサンズラブin the sky is another show I recommend 🥰✨☺️

  • Reply Akashi March 25, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Most of those you listed aren't on US Netflix; however if you google the name of the drama with English subs you can find it. I also recommend Hanzawa Naoki and Tonbi. Both great dramas.

  • Reply The Flonicles - Simplicité Volontaire March 25, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    When you want to add the shows in your watchlist but your local Netflix doesn't offer them 😭

  • Reply Nicky March 25, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    how do you know whether you’re at the point where you should watch using japanese subtitles? My japanese is ok, but often I won’t understand much if it’s just japanese subtitles, and since I can’t read most the kanji it feels somewhat pointless. Thoughts?

  • Reply Vaile Walders March 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Hi, I don't speak Japanese and I don't get Netflix but could you provide a link for Doctor X pics of her clothes, doesn't need to be the actual show I just want to see still pics Thanks

  • Reply PetitPain D'Epice March 25, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    HI There , WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE – N I N T E N D O S W I T C H games ? 😀
    Also, how's life in Japan at the moment ? are all shops and restaurants closed ?
    @KemushiChan

  • Reply Meow March 25, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    NETFLIXの日本ドラマなら
    『深夜食堂
    』『GTO』『素敵な選TAXI』もおすすめです。

  • Reply Mr. Cat March 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    The only good japanese Show I can watch is "Terrace House".

  • Reply Çağıl Harmandar March 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    what about the new terrace house?

  • Reply Mai Miyazaki March 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Chicago fire is so addicting

  • Reply Deldu111 March 25, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Does anyone know a free VPN for listening to Japanese Spotify from Italy? (using my pc browser)

  • Reply Vasvika Tanwar March 25, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Wow thankyouu:))hoping not to forget Japanese staying at home and this came ❤️

  • Reply A J March 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    I live in America, why am I watching this? 😂

  • Reply Andy Merkel March 25, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    深夜食堂 is on Netflix; each episode follows a different story from on of the regular customers that come to the diner… I am in the middle of this and am really enjoying it…

  • Reply LilLadyA March 25, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I'm not into teen drama types but I thought Switched was good

  • Reply kedley zimmerman March 25, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    hahahaha so funny

  • Reply Subscribe to Toofless Ol Grandpa March 25, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Wtch the messiah on netflix…awesome show

  • Reply Ms. Elle Inn March 25, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks. DoctorX is available on Amazon Prime streaming service. Can't find the others mentioned but thanks for the tips. Most of the Japanese content on American Netflix is Anime.

  • Reply Robert Murray March 25, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I've been watching all the episodes of "House, MD" in sequence.

  • Reply jfqzx March 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Kinou Nani Tabeta needs more love. It's such a good drama although it's short. I was so glad when I stumbled upon it. I've been curious about Doctor X because I like some medical jdramas but didn't realize this is a comedy. Usually the medical series are quite serious.

  • Reply Amy Vander Vorste March 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    KOI WA TSUZUKU YO DOKOMADE MO was very fun.

  • Reply Isis Nicole March 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    “Stay Tuned” is a new favorite! 💛✨

  • Reply Miłosz March 25, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I wanted to check out the きのう何食べた? manga and it turns out that on Honto you can get the ebook version of the first volume for free until Sunday 😀

  • Reply wafwrap March 25, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Doctor X reminds me of Team Medical Dragon, a Japanese medical drama series…the plot and etc…

  • Reply jimmyzen March 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Naked Director is my favourite one for the moment, it's so funny

  • Reply TheMantis25 March 25, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I actually really liked Kekkon Dekinai Otoko. I'm really biased because I like Hiroshi Abe's movies!

  • Reply Christiane March 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    I recommend "リラックマとかおる" (rilakuma and kaoru)!!
    I wasn't a rilakuma fan before, but the show is made with so much heart, it made me a fan 😅

  • Reply Licos Aragón March 25, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Your piyama describes everyone's life rn.

  • Reply Nik Sarac March 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    After watching the trailer and being sucked in, I'm sad to say that I couldn't fully get into "Followers." While Miki Nakatani is exemplary, the tone is inconsistent and the dialogue forced and drawn out. It feels as though they had something, and then ruined it in editing (ahem, Big Little Lies Season 2).

    Regarding Atelier, I have to advocate for boss lady Mayumi. From my experience, those who show the greatest strength are usually the most flawed. I liked that she was human, not just baws.

  • Reply Notthecoolmom March 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I loved Atelier more so for the back stories of the customers and the actual lingerie making.

  • Reply Notthecoolmom March 25, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Velvet on Netflix. It's Spanish. I watched it a while ago, but the Fashion 😍

  • Reply Jennifer Cramer March 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Sadly not available here in Germany! Thanks for the recommendations though 😊

  • Reply MrEncode March 25, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Netflixでオススメなのは、水曜どうでしょう(How do you like wednesday?)がオススメだと思う。と、どうでしょう藩士からの藩士勧誘でした。m(_ _)m

  • Reply KemushiChan ロレッタ March 25, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Earthlinguist back at it again with those SUBTITLES! THANK YOU
    Heres the link to add more languages' http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=ZS5ooc_M-Tg&ref=share

    For those of you NOT in Japan, I noticed a lot of these shows are also on Amazon Prime and other platforms if you look around. Happy binging!

  • Reply kcaines March 25, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    These shows sound great, I wish they were available in Canada 😣

  • Reply squashbrowns March 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    ah yes. ive binge watched doctor x during the holidays and i plan to watch the latest season soon.

  • Reply Flavio Spadavecchia March 26, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Definitely looking forward to the review of that Netflix app!

  • Reply 「スムーさん」Smoo March 26, 2020 at 1:23 am

    #1 The Naked Director とても面白かったw

  • Reply Yuuki Hasegawa March 26, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Don't say that Loretta san is フジョシ 😐

  • Reply T. N. March 26, 2020 at 1:52 am

    ブーちゃんと愛犬は元気ですか?

  • Reply 「スムーさん」Smoo March 26, 2020 at 2:29 am

    it sucks that netflix doesnt always have the same shows in every country, Im in Australia and dont see any of those.

  • Reply Christopher Vaughn March 26, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Thanks for the Netflix suggestions, Loretta. Be well & stay healthy.

  • Reply Fandyllic March 26, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Followers is not great, but it is above average. I agree with you about Atelier.

    Recommendations (Jdrama on Netflix):
    + Erased – excellent live-action adaptation of manga/anime… murder mystery with a bit of time travel
    + Million yen women – hard to describe drama starring Radwimps’ singer, Yojiro Noda, who turns out to be good actor and is not a pretty boy
    + Stay Tuned! – silly miniseries comedy about an aspiring, but overly goofy reporter… too short, but a nice bit of fluff

  • Reply DadeReamer March 26, 2020 at 4:02 am

    I recommend The Magic Hour (Mitani Koki film) too. 🙂

  • Reply Sakura Drops March 26, 2020 at 4:15 am

    I highly recommend 深夜食堂 (Midnight Dinner). It has a lot of overseas fans, and everyone is now waiting for a new season. There is the regular series which was made for Japanese tv (no subs), and there is the Netflix series with subs. You're gonna love it!
    I also recommend "the Naked Director ". Lots of sex, but Yamada Takayuki was so freaking awesome in this drama. There will be season 2, and we are excited about that.

  • Reply Muppetjedi Sparklefeet March 26, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Not available in US 🙁

  • Reply Strange Potato March 26, 2020 at 5:13 am

    “At least N2 level” 💀

  • Reply Kellie Stimson March 26, 2020 at 5:38 am

    I don’t have Netflix but one of my favourite Japanese series is Gokusen which I watch in Japanese on YouTube.

  • Reply Aimer PB March 26, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Thank you, Loretta!

  • Reply Leah Bowman March 26, 2020 at 8:58 am

    If you like Altered Carbon, the anime Altered Carbon movie that just came out on Netflix is good.

  • Reply Kelly Nakasone March 26, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Bummers! You can't watch it on American Netflix 😭😭😭

  • Reply Blues Till March 26, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I am following your advice and watching Doctor X now instead of running the streets of Tokyo tonight LOL. UPDATE. Good Choice. I don't usually watch television at all, but since I am deeply immersed in learning Japanese, I find it a good idea to listen to native speakers as I study. This series is funny and entertaining. I am adding the other ones to my list just in case this pandemic is longer than expected.

  • Reply Chaerunnisa F. I March 26, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I love those opening lol, I totally loved and a big fan of doctor x, been following the drama ever since, and thanks for the other suggestion!!

  • Reply Osharegirl March 26, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I loved “million yen woman” 100万の女たち 👏🏻👏🏻

  • Reply Regina A March 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I love Netflix but I wish they would include more variety outside of anime for the Japanese selection.

  • Reply janipanda March 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I love Doctor X since it first aired. Followers is actuallly good. Talented cast but really didnt like the younger generation in there and their acting. The shown could have done without it. How about Midnight Tokyo diner? I think that's still in Netflix. Comfort food plus deep stories. Not bubbly though.

  • Reply peter Uye-Parker March 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Worst thing about this list is none are available on the UK Netflix. Sigh 😑

  • Reply Barbette S March 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you so very much for these recommendations!!

  • Reply darren roberts March 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    U are so smart … when did you began studying Japanese? 10 or 15 years like junior High? … oh thanks for move review … One my favorite Japanese movie “ Our little sister” have u seen it ? It’s drama but cool

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