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I've some questions about live-action dramas (not really the right place to ask, but oh well...):
- Do they really have higher viewership (not sure if that's a real word) than anime. If so, how come there's so much anime?
- Are there any dramas with picture quality, cinematography comparable to US dramas? What about sitcoms?
- I've seen a little bit of a few dramas and the acting seemed a little over the top. Are all of them like this?
I actually think there are more dramas than there are anime series, though I'm not sure if that answers your first question.
Last edited by [Cross]; May 25, 2009 at 05:10 PM.
2. It depends on what your comparing it to. Compared to most sitcoms or soaps yes. Compared to some of the hour long prime time shows (Lost, 24, Prison Break, etc.) no. Over all production quality is very high, if your used to American TV you'd see no glaring problems.
3. Acting depends on the actor and the show. Some actors are simply more talented then others. Also, acting styles differ between Japan and America. By the standards of U.S. TV I've found most Japanese drama actors are pretty good.
(Edit: Yup, timeslots are important. Later at night = more adults able to watch.)
Not sure about this. They're certainly filmed differently; that really stood out to me when watching Japanese dramas for the first time. They're definitely done well, though, especially in recent years (although you can also get cheesy special effects...).Quote:
Probably depends on the drama. You'd have to mention examples, because you might either have seen ones where it's intentional (some comedies, for example), or you might just have a different opinion of what "over-the-top acting" is. I mean, I could just be used to it, so...Quote:
Last edited by Digital_Eon; May 25, 2009 at 05:58 PM.