99 Days with the Superstar is a TV show on Amazon Prime, but it is unique because it features a Korean female lead and a Japanese male lead. While the show is considered a Japanese drama because it takes place in Japan and most of the dialogue is Japanese, the diversity of the cast makes for a really interesting mix.
The Korean female lead is Kim Tae-Hee, who is one of the most popular Korean actresses; she is also married to the K-pop star Rain. Throughout the show, she speaks Japanese (with only a little bit of Korean), and she speaks it really fluently. I found it really impressive that a Korean actress was able to perform so well in a Japanese drama. The drama also stars the K-pop star Ok TaecYeon, who plays the role of Kim Tae-Hee’s sister. These are the two main Korean leads, but almost everyone else in the show is Japanese.
The show is about a Korean actress who comes to Japan, and while in Tokyo she hires a Japanese bodyguard. The show is a love story between the actress and the bodyguard; however, as would happen in real life, there are a lot of rumors swirling and it turns into a big story in Asia. I thought the show was both dramatic and a bit funny, and the pace definitely picked up in the last half of the season. In total, there are 10 episodes of 45 minutes each, and there are plenty of twists that you never know exactly how it is going to end.
The show was made in 2011, and it is now available on Amazon Prime. Considering the fact that it has such a big cast, I am guessing the show must’ve been pretty popular in Korea and Japan when it was released. If you haven’t heard of the show before though, it is worth watching for sure!
99 Days with the Superstar Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!