NETFLIX / FUJI: Terrace House Boys and Girls in the City

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  1. abielbad

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    Anyone watching this is Netflix? I was hooked.

    Nice concept and a way to get a glimpse of Japanese culture.

    Who has access for Season 2? Episode#19 and up?
     
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    cool! a separate, albeit dormant, thread for this.

    i rarely jump on bandwagons, so i don't keep up with the joneses in tv discussions. but my media-guzzling friends talked about Terrace House, so i figured i'd give it a try (albeit way late, as usual) during the long waits before and during flights. well, i bit, hook line and sinker. :) i don't care about tv shows enough to marathon them, but i consumed all 46 episodes during three days/three cities of business travel.

    it doesn't hurt that i have a general affinity/liking for japan, its culture and its people. heck, this tander enrolled (long before hearing of Terrace House) in nihongo classes, aiming for a N-level certifications. taking my family to japan this may, too.

    sufficed to say, i loved terrace house. sugoi ne! (awesome) :)

    let the discussions begin! :)
     
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    cross-posting a comment from another thread.
    TH Aloha State is Netflix trying to Americanize a uniquely "Japanese show".

    told my friends that Terrace House would not work in america or the philippines, because americans and pinoys lack one thing the japanese have ingrained into their ethos—restraint.

    an american or pinoy TH would be filled with backstabbing, eye-rolling, cussing, and other theatrics, where civil arguments will be rare if not non-existent. in other words, Terrace House OA Edition. :p

    pinoy and american ethos is echos. :D
     
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    and i thought i was the only one hooked!
     
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    +1 on this!
    Also just watched boys and girls and aloha state...
    totally agree with you bro! Especially with this statement - TH Aloha State is Netflix trying to Americanize a uniquely "Japanese show".

    One good thing with the japan setting is you get a glimpse of japan and its culture, or at least a part of it :)
     
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    Just watched it too bro, some philmuggers were actually recommending it since late last year, but the premise didnt intrigue me so i put it off, but once i started watching it, got hooked instantly!
     
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    I have been to Hawaii twice, which I described to friends as "the Philippines done right, if self-serving politicians, cronies, friars and their kind didn't screw it up." But aside from its Japanese migrants and tourists, Hawaii is no Japan. Um, the Japanese got super efficient and awfully good at miniaturization because of their minimalist culture and their urban space constraints—which America/Hawaii has little in common with.

    Consider the first three women in Aloha State: one is a hafu (half-Japanese) from Japan, but looks more Caucasian; one doesn't even have Japanese blood, but studied Nihongo; the third is Japanese, but grew up in Hawaii—she's so American that after reprimanding one of the boys, she suggested a freakin' group hug. WTF?! :)

    but i'm still lookin' forward to part 2. would've been perfect binging for holy week, but i'd probably watch 'em all on release date. :)
     
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    aww, @abielbad. why did you remove your post/question? :)

    IIRC, your question was who do we like? in B&G, no girl really wowed me, in looks or personality. misaki-san (or tamori-san, as you called her) grew on me though, maybe because she reminded me of a fling i could've had, but decided against, so as not to complicate my married life. :D personality-wise, i liked midori's sister the best, but i don't suppose she counts. i've got a crush on triendl :) but i don't think she'd like bad boys like me. :D

    the standout in B&G for me was han-san, so much so that i told my son that i want him to grow up like han-san.

    in aloha state, lauren is hot. but many of the best artists tend to be self-absorbed in their imaginary world. so she's a tough one to woo. but hey, i run and went vegetarian for two years, so asa pa! :D
     
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    They also have some good soundtracks in some episode. Here's two I remember downloading:

    1. Slow Down - Matthew Heath & Grady Griggs (opening credits)
    2. Atlantis - STRFKR (this is the pajama scene with Tamori and Hikaru... quite hilarious!)
    3. Tomorrow's Ours - Matthew Heath & Grady Griggs
    4. I've skipped the Taylor Swift...

    Sorry, if I deleted my earlier post. I thought it's maybe irrelevant on this discussion. But yes, in Aloha State, Lauren might be self absorbed.
     
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    "slow down" really gives you an LSS hehe
     
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    These songs gave me a lot of LSS before... hehe
     
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    Revive your LSS, with the Terrace House Boys and Girls in the City playlist on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/user/wolfbeard/playlist/4K0nbgALPgUENnwRLZfL5Y
    :D
     
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    I hate to admit it, but I actually shed little manly tears when Hansan left... :cry:
     
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    Apir!
     
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    finished part 2 of テラスハウス。better than part 1.

    私はロレン好きです (professing my crush on someone in japanese :))
     
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    Is the last episode of Aloha State in Netflix PH really the Pipeline? If so would anyone know when they will release the next episodes? TIA
     
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    Late to the party here but when reading the feedback you guys gave about this show, I had to try it. And I finished B&G in less than a week!

    Haven't watched anything like it. The social interactions feel very real and the commentary and analysis are spot on. I wish I was able to watch this when I was younger.

    Some spoilers here for those planning to watch..

    Hansan is indeed Mr. Perfect and worth emulating. He probably handled everything that came his way like a champ. The way he resolves conflict is interesting to watch.

    Arman, I didn't like him for suddenly losing interest on Mizuki abruptly but he got his just desserts with Arisa. The panel was labelling him as a bum but his boss at his part time work always had good things to say about him.

    Arisa, I sorta didn't like her for leading on Arman but what she did to Tap had me rooting for her hehe

    Mizuki is the girl I really like here. She was always sweet but she knows how to defend her friends. She has a great smile and I find it heart-breaking when she puts it on but you know she is hurting deep inside.

    Yuki (Tap) I didn't like because of how he belittled Mizuki's dreams. His insensitivity probably was his downfall as he didn't realize Yuriko put him in the friendzone at the very start and he had no escape. I also laughed when he tried to ask a date with Arisa. Costco anyone? haha

    Natsumi or Fuyumi was probably the most interesting member. She brought a lot of conflict in the house and I really disliked her at the beginning but Hansan reined her in.

    Best moments for me were..

    Natsumi / Fuyumi moments

    The Costco shutdown

    Misaki's Yokohama rejection and redemption

    Alright! Next up is Aloha State. Take a break first before diving in again hehe
     
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    Tap really had it worse, haha, poor guy couldnt get a break ... i also didnt like the way he belittled Mizuki's dreams, not everybody is born knowing what to do like tap dancing their whole life hehe, that's why i really laughed out loud whenever the commentators criticise Tap especially the part when there was conflict and he didnt even bother to help sort it out, the commentators said "maybe he only cares about hopes and dreams" hahaha really laughed so hard at that moment... if you check out the reddit thread on this show, many also really liked Mizuki, the way she carried herself and how she responded even if things dont go her way...
     
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