We have a new detective drama beginning next week on Thursday, 2/6. It is titled Doubles, and is about a team of detectives with opposing personalities. If this sounds familiar (think Partners), that’s because it is! These two detectives have completely different approaches to solving crime. The only thing they have in common is their desire for justice. Oh, there is another thing they have in common: they’re both young and handsome.
Great game yesterday between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers…..especially since I’m a huge Seattle fan. I must have aged five years watching the teams slug it out.
Today the discussion in the media and on all the social networking sites is…. Richard Sherman. Say what you want about Sherman’s over the top trash talking but his bravado is getting more people hyped about the Superbowl. As a long time fan of professional wrasslin’, his interviews remind me of many a cocky, self absorbed, “heel” looking straight into the camera and calling out the all-American clean cut “baby face” hero. Is he related to Booker T? Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather have an honest reaction like Sherman’s then the typical canned, politically correct, sound clips that star athletes are expected to say and have been saying since they were stars in high school.
That being said I hope he nevah “batchi” himself. And maybe twenty years from now if he does have a long hall of fame career and becomes an NFL analyst like Deion Sanders, the public will look back on yesterday’s interviews and laugh.
Should be a great Superbowl! Good luck to the Denver Broncos……NOT! Legion of Boom gonna shut Manning down if ya smellllllllll….what the Hawks are cookin’!
Next Sunday (January 26th), we begin a new Filipino drama, Losing Heaven. This drama is from GMA Network and is about two women who start off as best friends as children and become sisters when one of the girls — Bridgette — becomes an orphan and Ellery’s father adopts her.
They grow up together and find happiness, each pursuing the career of her dreams. That is, until Jonas enters their lives.
Bridgette meets Jonas first and is instantly smitten. But Jonas only has eyes for Ellery, and after they marry, Bridgitte turns her jealousy and bitterness on Ellery.
When Jonas and Ellery learn she can’t conceive a child, Bridgette volunteers to be a surrogate mother, hoping it will bring her closer to Jonas. But life goes on as usual until Ellery is badly injured in a car accident.
Bridgitte seizes the opportunity to force Jonas to marry her and annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby.
But what will happen if and when Ellery regains consciousness?
Tune in to Losing Heaven, starting Sunday, January 26th, at 6pm. There are 35 episodes in this series.
Now that the 2014 New Year’s specials are over, we ‘d love to hear from you. Did you like them? Which was your favorite? Do you prefer the dramas or the food and travel shows?
The New Year’s specials may be over, but there are still a lot of special things coming up on KIKU. First of all, the 2013 Taiga drama, Yae no Sakura, is ending. The final episode will air next Tuesday, January 14th, with a re-telecast on Sunday, January 19th.
The next Taiga drama is Gunshi Kanbei, but it does not begin until February 18th. So in between, please watch these two programs on Tuesday nights: Sleeping Beauty and Ninja Sarutobi III.
Sleeping Beauty begins with a half hour episode immediately following the final episode of Yae no Sakura at 9pm on January 14th. The next four weeks following that, Sleeping Beauty will air from 8-9pm on Tuesday nights. It’s a romantic comedy about a woman given an opportunity to re-invent herself after her husband asks her for a divorce.
Ninja Sarutobi III will begin on Tuesday, January 21st, at 9pm. This is about the grandson of a legendary ninja named Sarutobi Sasuke. The grandson lives under his famous grandfather’s shadow without real purpose until he is tasked with escorting a lord’s daughter on her journey to Kyoto. The responsibility forces Sarutobi III to face challenges and in the process, he grows as a man and a ninja. It’s a cheerful samurai drama that will have you in laughter and tears.
New Year’s special will end on Monday, January 7trh, 2014. Did you enjoy the specials? KIKU TV will again be airing two new drama series starting the middle of January. Stay tuned to EYE ON KIKU concerning the dates and times for the new drama series. OTANOSHIMI NI! (Please enjoy!)
We are sorry. We have been promoting the Making It Through specials airing this Sunday and Monday nights as part of our New Year’s specials as new episodes. That is what we ordered from Japan. But through an unfortunate mistake, we were sent the same specials which we already aired last May, 2013. By the time we caught the error, it was too late to get the correct episodes in time.
So we apologize, but this Sunday and Monday, we will be re-airing the specials we aired last May.
Our hope is to get the new specials in time to air next month, in February.
Did you watch the Red and White Song Contest last night? If you missed it, we are re-airing it today (Thursday) from 11am-4pm so you have another chance to catch it.
Do you like the new(er) acts with their huge stage productions, wild costumes, and dancing? Or are you a traditionalist and prefer enka? I find that as I get older, I prefer the simpler numbers, where the voices of the singers shine. One thing I did find interesting with this year’s Kohaku, though, was how they blended some traditional enka singers with the newer artists. It was a way to appeal to everyone.
Tonight at 7pm, please watch Part 1 of Sore ga Shiritai, followed by Reset at 8pm.
Did you make any resolutions for 2014? There’s only 3 days left before the New Year! KIKU’s resolution is to provide our viewers with the best programs for 2014. Starting the 1st of January we will be airing the 64th Red and White Song Contest at 5pm. Do not miss it!
There is traffic everywhere during the early afternoons and evenings…Yes, it’s the X’mas Holiday Season all around us. We pray that all of you will have a very Merry X’mas and a prosperous new Year and please drive safely!
Can you believe Christmas is just one week away? Time flies so quickly. And if Christmas is only one week away, that means 2014 is only two weeks away.
At KIKU, we are busy getting ready for New Year’s week. You will love the specials we are airing. There is something for everyone.
Kicking off the week on New Year’s night will be our traditional airing of Kohaku — the Red and White Song Contest. Amazingly this will be the 64th year this contest has been held!
For people who have been going through Making It Through withdrawals, the producers have created another set of specials updating us on the Okakura family since the series ended. We will be airing four hours of new Making It Through specials during New Year’s week.
There is also a samurai special titled Love or Duty: Samurai Rebellion. In this special, a samurai’s loyalty to his lord is put to the test and he must choose between his lord and his family.
And for all of you who love food and travel in Japan, there are three great specials to look forward to: Sore ga Shiritai, Tokyo vs the 46 Prefectures, and a very special program titled Japan: The Road Less Traveled with JP Lam, starring Hawaii’s very own local singing sensation, JP Lam, from the Dukes of Surf.
Please stay tuned for more information about our New Year’s specials.