Third day of the Asian Series.
Finished watching “Galileo” (at least up to episode 7, the SARS subs for episodes 8-10 is not yet available – can’t wait for the rest).
Synopsis (from DramaWiki): Fukuyama Masaharu plays a genius physicist and university associate professor, Yukawa Manabu, who solves difficult mysteries. Affectionately known as Tantei Galileo, Yukawa is brilliant, an all-round sportsman, tall and handsome but eccentric. Yukawa’s partner is a rookie cop, Utsumi Kaoru played by Shibasaki Kou. She is hot-blooded and has a strong sense of justice.
Utsumi: So did you did you figure it out?
Yukawa: As I told you before, every phenomenon has a cause.
Utsumi: I’ve already heard you say that.
Yukawa: That’s why I started the sentence with “as I told you before”.
Utsumi:You don’t have to repeat the same thing over.
Yukawa: Are you…upset about something?
Utsumi: You can tell?
Yukawa: Don’t tell me you’re mad at me?
Utsumi: Scientists sure don’t think much about people’s feelings!
Yukawa: Of course. Feelings aren’t logical. To seriously contemplate over something that behaves illogically is a waste of time. Don’t you get it?
Let’s say you were..dog poo.
Yukawa: You’re poo, so you stink horribly. Who would contemplate over why poo stinks when it’s in front of him? Dispose of it or leave the scene. Either way, it’s a waste of time to contemplate over dog poo.
Utsumi: In other words…I’m dog poo?
Yukawa: That’s right. Don’t make me repeat myself.
Utsumi: What should I do with this frustration?
Yukawa: I have no interest in your emotions. Today’s purpose is to alternatively think about why a person’s head would spontaneously combust.
Utsumi: How irritating!
Yukawa: Is it a natural occurance or an artificial occurance?
Yukawa: In simpler terms, is it an accident? Or a crime?
Utsumi: I think it’s a crime.
Utsumi: A detective’s intuition.
Yukawa: Truly illogical.
Utsumi: Dog poo?
Yukawa: Dog poo.
Yukawa: Yes, poo.
Utsumi: It makes me wanna put you under arrest!
Yukawa: See, more poo appears.
And that’s is their little exchange on the first day they met. The series is well written; characters are interesting and situations can be serious (yes, episode 3 made me..er..shed tears. slightly) or funny as hell. Yukawa and Utsumi have great chemistry. It’s usually a “battle” between Utsumi’s sharp “intuition” (she has excellent memory when it comes to people, places and even snippets of conversation) and Yukawa’s “logic”. And for those looking for “gooey” romance, you might as well look elsewhere (the closest thing we have to a kiss here is Yukawa drinking from Utsumi’s unfinished tea cup soon after she left).