Monday, 25 February 2013

Currently watching: Shotenin Michiru no Mi no Uenabanashi

Toda Erika may have started out as a model but, more recently, she's been playing characters that are either plain (Kagi no Kakatta no Heya) or just plain gross (Keizoku SPEC) and this is another of those roles.

In this series, she plays a worker in a book shop in a small town who, on a whim, decides to go with the man she's seeing in secret for a night in Tokyo. The lie she has to tell to friends and family and boyfriend starts to get larger and she ends up spending over a week there.

To makes things more complicated, one of the lottery tickets she bought for her co-workers just before she eloped is a winner. To the tune of 200 million yen.

I'm really enjoying it. It's a clever story showing how one small decision can snowball out of control, but the events follow so naturally from one to the next, that you totally sypmathise with the lead character as she becomes more an more involved in her own lies.

At half an hour per episode, the writing is sharp and to the point, and the cast is great. So far, so good.

1 comment:

  1. I saw it on NHK, but this type of story about snowballing problems always exasperate me haha. This jdrama season NHK had Toda Erika and Aya Ueto xD and I've been seeing the Taiga on and off, but with lack of subtitles it's hard to follow.