27 May 2017

帰ってきた家売るオンナ Kaettekita Ie Uru Onna

Title: 帰ってきた家売るオンナ Kaettekita Ie Uru Onna
English Title:
  • The House-Selling Woman Returns
  • Your Home is My Business Returns
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2017
Episode: 01
  • 北川景子 Kitagawa Keiko
  • 千葉雄大 Chiba Yudai
  • 工藤阿須加 Kudo Asuka
  • 仲村トオル Nakamura Tōru
  • 新木優子 Araki Yuko
  • 梶原善 Kajihara Zen
  • 鈴木裕樹 Suzuki Hiroki
  • 本多力 Honda Chikara
  • イモトアヤコ Imoto Ayako
  • 梶原善 Kajihara Zen
  • 草川拓弥 Kusakawa Takuya
  • 臼田あさ美 Usuda Asami
  • 笑福亭鶴瓶 Shoufukutei Tsurube
  • 要潤 Kaname Jun
  • 芦名星 Ashina Sei
  • 古畑星夏 Furuhata Seika

Sangenya Machi and Yashiro Dai left the Teiko Real Estate Shinjuku office, and has established Sanchi Real Estate where Machi is the company president and Dai is the sales division chief.

Two years after they left their old jobs, the sales are down and the Teiko Real Estate Shinjuku office is on the verge of closing down. Niwano Seiji goes to Machi to ask her to go back to Teiko Real Estate Shinjuku Office as a part-time employee for a short time so that they can get a good sales record.

Although Machi didn't want to, Dai convinced her to go to Tokyo and to work at the Teiko Real Estate Shinjuku office for around two weeks...

Ie Uru Onna is an interesting drama about a successful real estate agent, and how she inadvertently helps her clients even though she's only concerned about selling houses and earning a lot of money.

Although Sangenya Machi has dreadful social skills, she can figure out what potential clients want and need in a house. She sells houses to her clients that's perfect for them and their lifestyle, even though these properties are entirely different to what they claim they are looking for.

Personally, I have misgivings about how it seems that Machi knows her clients better than they know themselves. I don't like how she doesn't listen to what her clients say, and sells them houses that she thinks they need instead.

I mean, I don't think people are exactly how we think they are, because how we see them is influenced by our own biases and misconceptions. I like to think that we are the only ones who can truly know ourselves, especially if we're being really honest with ourselves.

Anyway, I like how Machi doesn't speak when she doesn't have anything relevant to say because I'm exactly like her in that regard. Although people think that she has strange mannerisms, I like how she's always composed and I wish I have her so-called poker face.

The drama is about working as a real estate agent, from how to sell a property to how the profession has evolved over time. I think people who work in the real estate industry should watch Ie Uru Onna, especially if they are real estate agents and real estate brokers.

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帰ってきた家売るオンナ Kaettekita Ie Uru Onna

10 May 2017

개인주의자 지영씨 Individualist Miss Ji Young

Title: 개인주의자 지영씨 Gaeinjuuija Ji Young-ssi
English Title:
  • Individualist Ji Young
  • Individualist Miss Ji Young
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2017
Episode: 02
  • 민효린 Min Hyo Rin
  • 공명 Gong Myung
  • 오나라 Oh Na Ra
  • 지일주 Ji Il Joo
  • 장희령 Jang Hee Ryung
  • 강재준 Kang Jae Joon
  • 방수진 Bang Soo Jin
  • 정영기 Jung Young Ki

Na Ji Young, who avoids relationships with other people, meets her next-door neighbor Byuk Soo, who can't be alone...

Individualist Miss Ji Young is an interesting drama about polar opposites: Na Ji Young avoids having any kind of relationships with other people, and Byuk Soo can't live without being around other people.

I can't really use the term individualist for Ji Young, because I don't think that label applies to her properly. Although she is alone by choice, it wasn't because she was happy being alone. Ji Young doesn't want any relationships with other people because she is afraid of getting hurt when her expectations aren't met and her feelings aren't reciprocated in the same way.

I also can't really use the term extrovert for Byuk Soo because he doesn't really enjoy being with other people, although he is always surrounded by a lot of so-called friends. Byuk Soo wants to be around people because he doesn't want to be left all alone.

I suppose what I'm trying to say is that deep inside, Ji Young and Byuk Soo are the same, although they choose to deal with their issues in very different ways. If you really think about it, a relationship between them might possibly work because they're really quite similar.

개인주의자 지영씨 Individualist Miss Ji Young

02 January 2017

1%의 어떤 것 1% of Anything

Title: 1%의 어떤 것 1% Ui Eotteon Geot
English Title:
  • 1% of Anything
  • 1% of Something
  • Something About 1%

Lee Jae In and Kim Da Hyun, also known as Kim Da Da