Wakako-Zake is a food manga by Chie Shinkyu. There's not much plot or characterization, but that's made up for by a lot of eating and drinking. It's a much simpler concept than Oishinbo. Nobody's lecturing or crusading for industrial standards here, just Wakako thinking about what she likes about the meal and then letting out a long breath of satisfaction. The manga has been made into an anime and, as you can see, a live drama. Read a review.
Here's a pair of faces that cry out to be set in a historical manga. Or maybe an NHK morning drama named Massan. Read their story, and about the founding of the Yoichi distillery, here. Read about the TV series here.
The BBC's school drama Waterloo Road has just wrapped filming at the former Greenock Academy.
Ayr United visit Cappielow. Morton are in second place, one point behind Stranraer. Ayr are in ninth place, one point behind Stenhousemuir. But in three games Ayr have defeated Morton twice, with one draw.
Morton have lost their last two starts. They have not lost three successive league matches this season, not since the dark days of February and March 2014 when they lost six in a row and were relegated.
If Morton do not finish top, they will have to win two promotion playoffs to get into the Championship, a chance of 1 in 4. It'll give me more to write about in May, but from a fan point of view it would be better if they just finish first and earn automatic promotion.
[Morton win 2 - 1, thanks to some last minute heroics from McManus and Forbes. Stranraer also win, so Morton are still one point out of first place.]
More Scottish Junior Cup quarterfinals:
Hurlford United [3 - 1] Pollok
Yoker Athletic [2 - 3] Linlithgow Rose
Celtic and Dundee United meet for the fourth time in fifteen days. March 8th they played to a draw in their Scottish Cup quarterfinal. March 15th Celtic beat the Tangerines 2 - 0 to win the League Cup. March 18th Celtic knocked United out of the Scottish Cup. Today it's a Premiership match. [Celtic win 3 - 0.]
Denmark got into a couple of wars with Prussia over the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein in the 19th Century. The Danes took the first round in 1849, but lost decisively in 1864. Swedish neutrality in the second war is one of the reasons why the Danes still hate the Swedes. To mark the 150th anniversary of the war, Danish television has produced this historical epic.
I was in Coronation Street more than twenty-five years ago. I played one of Ken Barlow's girl friends before he married Valerie. I was some sort of ban-the-bomb marcher. I remember I carried a placard. The unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley's Lover had just been published -- is this the sort of book you would allow your wife or servant to peruse? -- and Ivan Beavis, who played Lucille's Dad, read out all the naughty bits during breaks in rehearsals.