OKAY, I know I’m a little late (about 10 years) in watching it, but what can I say? J-Dramas weren’t as famous then as it is now (in our country anyway), and it’s only this year that I got a computer (and with that comes the oppportunity to watch the J-dramas I like, and not just those that my friends hand over to me), and the time (I think when GTO was famous here, I was in college and I was working on my thesis so that didn’t give me a lot of time to do anything not thesis-related) to see it. I’m actually glad that I’m seeing it only now (after all the fuss is over, which is when I like obsessing over things anyway), because I can really take my time in watching and obsessing over every little detail of the show, taking in each and every expression, dialogue and whatever else that’s worth taking in.
I’ve only seen up to Episode 7 (so don’t tell me any spoilers). I would’ve seen more, but I was just so sleepy, I couldn’t keep my eyes open (I stayed up until 3AM to see it). Actually, I wasn’t even going to watch it, I accidentally opened the file (does that ever happen to you, when you’re on Windows Explorer and you accidentally click on a file? It happens to me a LOT.) and the player had an Auto Play function, and I decided to see the first few minutes of it, but then, without even noticing it, the first few minutes had turned into the whole episode, and soon I was watching the next one and the next one– I just couldn’t stop!!
Call me crazy but Sorimachi Takashi as Eikichi Onizuka is just… <3 <3 <3 !!! *fangirly sigh* And I know, I know, he’s married to his co-star (in GTO as well), Matsushima Nanako (who played his love interest in the drama, Azusa Fuyutsuki), but that’s why it’s so nakakakilig. (Waaah, sorry for the non-Tagalog speakers, there’s no translation for this term, but the closest I can think of at the moment is “giddy”.)
(L-R) Matsushima Nanako as Azusa Fuyutsuki and Sorimachi Takashi as Onizuka Eikichi
My favorite Eikichi/Azusa part is when Eikichi’s friend was pressuring him to get a girlfriend and he called Azusa and she answered the phone and she smiled when she found out Eikichi was on the other end. <3 Sure, it’s not a big scene, like the one where he carried her and dumped her in the fountain, but… XD XD XD it was just so cute!!
So maybe I’ll give my serious/full review on this later on (even though it’s probably pretty useless by now, this is an old drama), but in the meantime, let me be a fangirl and say Wheeee!!! XD Eikichi-Azusa forever!! <3 Hahaha! Oh, and want to comment on the other actors in this drama– Can’t believe that’s Oguri Shun being bullied ‘eh? And, Kubozuka Yosuke, whom I first saw in Onatsuki is waaahhh so young!! But kakkoi as ever! XD He’s my favorite of the students. Aiyah! I always like the smart/geeky/stoic ones. Hehehe.