The drama version of 電車男 (densha otoko, Train Man)
is really worse than the book, in a pleasant way. Train Man is really cannot-make-it in the drama. It's worse than beauty and the beast. Everytime he whines and cries, I really feel like slapping him. (although I can't be much better than him)
The physical difference in height between Train Man and Hermes (Hermes is taller)
is like showing the audience how different the 2 of them are.
In the book, the story is like a straight line graph with positive gradient, everything going more or less smoothly. In the drama, however, for dramatic effect the story differs a little from the original book, with quite a bit of ups and downs. In the 11 episodes drama, everyone (including the BBS people)
is given a personality. There are baseball fan, manga fan, Gundam fan, bookworm, military nut, etc etc. It gets quite funny when they bump into each other in real life, not knowing each other, when online they are like talking to each other everyday. (I wonder do I bump into ppl reading my blog...)
It is really touching when the BBS people try to give strength to Train Man, but in the process they also find strength from Train Man for their own personal problems.
The element of crappiness is there for dramatic effect, with a few cock characters in the drama. In the SP2 episode, people were like imitating the Train Man story, I couldn't help laughing out in front of the screen~!
Can't help fantasizing about Hermes, just like those BBS people in the drama =)Tags: 電車男
, densha otoko, train man