REVIEW: Bambino!

Hello Everyone! Today I wanna share with u guys my another hobby, apart from watching anime and collecting figurines I also enjoy watching Japanese Drama series! :) This is my first Japanese drama review for today: BAMBINO!

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A drama adaptation of a popular manga written by Sekiya Tetsuji. Matsumoto Jun (Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen) plays Ban Shogo - an over enthusiastic young assistant chef who works part time at his local family restaurant while at university. He is arrogant and wants to promoted to a full chef but the head chef recommends he move from the small town to Ropponji in Tokyo where he can work under the head chef's training college at a popular Italian restaurant as a helper.

The head chef tests him early and puts him in charge of Pasta, but fails miserably. The favourism he is shown by the head chef turns everyone in the kitchen against him - with all colleagues betting he wont last even a day. He gets put under the charge of Katori Nozomi played by Sato Ryuta who doesn't take long to knock seven shades out of our "pretending to be too great" main star. But Ban comes back for more and earns the nickname "Bambino" because he is like a infant deer and needs supervision (Bamby - Italian for baby deer?).


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I SAY:'s not a bad drama (afterall). Matsumoto does a reasonable job with a strong support cast, but what weighs down its respectability is the cliche that if you "believe in yourself, and you can do anything." If those types of dramas put you off, you may want to stay away from this drama. Watch it if you're a fan of Matsumoto Jun or just love food (like I do! :P ).

Opening theme: (We can make it!-Arashi)9/10
CASTS : 9/10
PLOT : 7/10
BGM : 4/10
OVERALL : 7.25

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PREVIEW(Episode 9)-