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Ugly Duckling Series— Perfect Match Gifs

So I have been away for awhile and haven’t had to chance to sit down and finish the latest recaps. They are certainly coming but probably not until the end of the week. Therefore, I thought I’d share some gifs I did long before I ever decided to recap in the first place.

Episode 1
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Ugly Duckling— Perfect Match: episode three

Not all arguments are equal. Most are just road expansions, speed pumps or signs of reconstruction” And while others are detours, some are road blocks, that lead to an impasse and eventual road closures. But ultimately, quarreling isn’t always bad. For squabbles teach us so many things about ourselves and other people, yet, like in everything, there is a proper way to deal with disagreements. When you are in a relationship it’s also good to know how your partner deals with conflict—- whether they pull punches, rehearse hurts, jab to inflict pain or cower in corners. However, the problem with arguing is that feelings and tempers flair in ways that aren’t the best reflection of ourselves and at times, reveal more about what lies beneath than we’d like.

I never believed Ning and Suea had a perfect relationship. Not just because a such thing doesn’t exist but because there were tiny hints from the beginning that had me believing they were both working with some very different fundamental reasons for being in their relationship and equally different reasons for staying together. And while I contend this fight was waged with ulterior motives, regardless of why it began, Ning and Suea, may seem to be having a confrontation over money but their issue goes beyond a general difference of opinion. In which case implies, not only is this not their first road block, it’s possible they have no more detours ahead and should prepare for some closings.
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Ugly Duckling Series— Perfect Match: episode two

Our first episode was quirky and comical, barely undercutting the sting and stigma of rejection. This show isn’t perfect but even with all it’s cute moments, it still manages to bring home some major points of acceptance, understanding and friendship, while also highlighting the limitations of people.

Juu is at her new school just beginning to enjoy her new life, but within a few hours she’s humiliated and isolated once again. Now that her face has been exposed will she have the strength to defend herself among these strangers or will she high tail it and run?

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Ugly Duckling Series–Perfect Match: episode one

I don’t know what has gotten in to me this year, but for some reason, I’ve gravitated toward simple cute shows or dramas surrounding damaged teenagers, just as much as my normal fair. It’s been fun to say the least and reminiscent of the stories I loved growing up. Right now, the first installment in GMM25‘s The Ugly Duckling Series, Perfect Match is the sugary treat I inhale every Sunday and I can say I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s got everything you need to learn the value of people and friends, with tons of learning to truly love and appreciate yourself.

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nagareboshi: episode seven

Facial expressions in dramas are supposed to convey to us a myriad of emotions. Good actors prove this but excellent actors embody it. Shedding the majority of yourself and becoming a character and being nuanced enough to always be aware that an audience is watching takes true skill. For in life, we experience things and we express ourselves but it’s rare that everything you are feeling at any given moment is written all over you face. However, for an actor, this has to be the case. Characters only come to life when we see them being human; happy, sad, elated, conflicted, furious and listless; but more so when these emotions are layered to the point one or two shine through and four or five are remain hidden. The audience picks up on that eventhough we can’t always pinpoint it.

I absolutely love Takenouchi Yutaka as an actor and for me, this role was one of his best. He plays Okada Kengo with such heart that you can’t help but fall in love with him. He’s unpretentious and generous, simple, honest and humble. And yes, he’s plainly just a nice guy but he’s not a pushover. But, the best thing is, he’s always just man; a man that thinks before he speaks, not only of himself but of you.

Nagareboshi like alot of dramas, whether purposeful or not, has episodic character highlights. Last episode was all about Ryota, while the previous was Maria and now we have Kengo. Ah. Kengo. If you aren’t in love with him already, this episode will topple you into the deep end.

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