Why Why Love Review

The show was pretty good. It made me laugh so many times! It didn’t move me to tears like Hana Yori Dango, or really have a powerful script like Nobuta Wo Produce but the characters were memorable enough to, if not relate to, fall in love with.

I really liked the devil boy. He really stole the show for me but the other characters had a deep emotional impact on me as well. I immediately noticed that the main two brothers in the show bore a strong resemblance to Van Fanel and Folken Fanel from The Vision of Escaflowne. That was really what got me watching it in the first place.

I think that if they ever make a live action Escaflowne, they should cast those two guys as Van and Folken. They even sound and act like them!

Why Why Love follows a similar television show formula as many successful shows of its type. It has a pure-hearted main female protagonist who can do no wrong, two men fighting over the main female lead who both have an equal reason to love and protect her, and a best friend who always offers advice when the main female lead is in need of it.

It follows the books; the setup has been done before time and time again. Yet, there is just something about the show that makes it stand out from other shows of its kind. It might have something to do with the way the actual episodes are produced. The episodes are shot using equipment generally used for movie theater releases so it is like you are going to the movies each time you watch each episode.

The music definitely adds a lot to the series. There were times when I watched the show just to listen to the music track. This is always a good sign.

In the end I think the thing that really attracted me to the show was the genuine friendship that formed between each of the characters. Unlike a lot of shows the relationships that formed between the characters both romantic and Platonic seemed REAL. This bond between the characters made any weird plot turn they went through (and trust me, there were some real far-out plots that appeared throughout the series) seem believable.

If you are looking for a good drama with a familiar plot structure, and a happy ending, this drama is for you. If you are looking for a piece of art there are plenty of other dramas out there you can look into. Take this drama for what it is; the chicken soup of Asian Dramas. It’s good for the soul; it will make you believe in true love again. Just don’t expect to see anything that you already haven’t seen in other dramas just like it.

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