Of course, if you want more objective drama summaries, you can go to jdrama weblog.
[Big biased list]
HERO 2. Probably I need to watch the original. I do have it, but I can't stand Takako Matsu (even when I admit that his version of Let It Go is superb (Me, who doesn't even care about Frozen). And this time NONE of the strong characters from the previous version will be here.
I hope this time Kitagawa Keiko has better chemistry with Kimutaku because they sucked lots in Moon Lovers. Already 2ch is talking about blaming Keiko if the drama flops. Personally I liked Ando Lloy because it was (so) different and the rating were good but not astonishing as at Kimutaku's golden age. He should go in good proyects and become a character actor. The trouble of being so mabushii~.
Wakamonotachi 2014. The Eita and Mitsushima Hikari family drama (you need to watch them in Soredemo, Ikite Yuku). It's a bit sad to see that age has finally reached Tsumabuki Satoshi but I still watch because of the rest of the cast (except Masami, ugh)
Nobunaga no Chef Season 2. More Tama-chan X Shida Mirai + Micchi. I won't miss this one. I'm camping in this drama since it was announced! #tamachanadorado <3
Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi o Suru. ADULT DRAMA. MABO HAVING A RELATIONSHIP. I'M SO THERE. And seems Ebihara Yuri (Anecan's model) is gonna be there too. XD;;
MOZU 2. Of course I have to actually watch the first season. XD; Still I live for Nishijima Hidetoshi Lawson's CM with Takeuchi Yuko.
GTO 2. I told you this season was about sequels. Fuuma fans rejoice. Which reminds me to finish watching Kamen Teacher. XD;;
Suikyuu Yankees. You won't believe me but the I would watch the HSJ waterpolo drama just for the lolz. And apparently Errybody (even Yoko!) will be there.
But if your favorite HSJ guy(<--see? no kid anymore XD) is Yamada (or Arioka), there will be another Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo series.
Again. I would watch just for Fujii Ryusei (wait, he'll be blonde?) but this screams Hallelujah Chance all over again and I dropped that Yamapi drama. >>
Henshin. Kamiki Ryonosuke with a (probaly evil) transplanted brain? Sounds interesting. XD
Seijo. A woman acused of being as serial murder and her lawyer was his former student. There was a promise to meet in the future.
I like Hirosue Ryoko but I don't want to see her in a dark role, like Nakama Yukie in Saki. XD;;
Tokyo Scarlet ~ Keishichou NS Kakari. Mizukawa Asami will be the head of the top female detective squad, just because it's needed a better overseas image. I don't get it. >> Asami-chan, you can do better than this. And I like detective dramas.
Kodoku no Gurume Season 4. If you keep track of this one, it's back.
Zero no Shinjitsu ~ Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao (Medical drama) If you like Takei Emi, there you go. Sasaki Kuranosuke, why the hell are you in this?!?!? T____T
Another doctor drama Last Doctor ~ Kansatsui Akita no Kenshi Houkoku with Aibu Saki, no thanks.
Hirugao ~ Heijitsu Gogo 3-ji no Koibitotachi. Kichise Michiko (that gorgeous tall women from Bloody Monday?) Saito Takumi and Aya Ueto and this looks like a many-some. XD Or at least double infidelity. I might watch just for Takumi-chin. XD; But I have FOUR dramas with him I haven't watched. XD;;
Yoshiwara Uradoshin will be the next jidaigeki drama where Koide Keisuke and Kanijya Shihori run away to Edo.
Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi. A middled aged salary man gets demoted to an University Cheer Squad. Kazapon, I don't think I'll watch this for you because Gouriki Ayame is in this. XD;;
Petero no Souretsu. Starring Koizumi Kotaro (First of all: do YOU Really remember him? he was supposed to be famous, he leaded many dramas in the past decade! Nowadays he only plays the jerk, the pushover, or the soft willed man) In this drama, he's married with the Company President's daughter and suddenly the bus he's riding is hijacked by an ojiisan with a gun. >>
Apparently this one is related with Namonaki Doku, a drama from a previous season.
Kiriyama Renn is back in Sailor Fuku to Uchuujin ~ Chikyuu ni Nokotta Saigo no 11-nin which of course is a midnight drama because this plot is insane. XD;; A spaceship with random humans who where the only earth survivors? >> FUCK My life, Nagaoka Takuya is gonna be in this mess. XD;;
Wasn't there a Yamapi drama? O.o
Did I read wrong on twitter that Koki got a drama role?
I was about to ask about an Arashi drama but forgot about the Pikanchi movie and the inminent Anniversary events.
I'll be forever butthurt cos so far I hasn't seen any comments about my Soccer Team in the japanese soccer shows. D<
Let's ignore we're out of the World Cup now. XD;
In the section "Dramas nobody watches" I must add Platonic and I must say I'm mindblown cos this is more than the title suggest. Won't
spoil you as much but I never thought I'll ever see Domoto Tsuyoshi saying this:
I must confess liked KAT-TUN's album.[Insert flail here]Sorry, I didn't like Chain that much. I quite liked the In Fact single (ignore the wardrobe for the PV) and you can see how the sound of it is pointing the direction of the album. I liked "Black" and "Dangerous" to an extent that makes me wanna get up and dance and that's quite a feat.
In this new album you can see lots of foreign producing and despite going to an almost 90's pop boyband sound that could make them closer to (pre)NEWS style, they show you that without the ones-can't-be-named they can do harmony, have dance tunes, sing in unaccented english, RAP FFS and have lots of SWAG.
I'm in love with the first track cos it's really a catchy tune and loved Junno's solo (which gave me Jon Secada feels XD;). Watch him pokevolve.
I still don't know if I'll be working for 24 Hr TV, but I hope I'll be able to flail online that day. XD;;