Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Currently watching: Mop Girl

I first saw the first episode of this years ago and then, for reasons I can’t remember, didn’t watch any more. But then it popped back into my head recently, so I thought I’d give it another go.

This series from 2007 is about a woman who, when she touches the personal possessions of someone who’s died recently, is transported back to the beginning of that day and has to make sure she’s in the right places at the right times to try and save that person’s life.

After Tsuki no Koibito and Lady Saigo no Hanzai Profile, it’s nice to be reminded why Kitagawa Keiko is famous. She bounces through this comedy, full of energy and amusing faces. It’s certainly funny, although the jokes are never going to win any awards for subtlety, and a slap on the back of the head while yelling “Baka!” seems to be the punchline to most of them.

For anyone looking for something to fill the gap left by Reinoryokusha... this is definitely has the same feel. And it also has Tanihara Shousuke in the role of Keiko’s unwilling crime-busting partner. It’s a comedy first and a murder mystery second, so don’t expect any clever storylines, but as a comedy it works fine.

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