Friday, 29 March 2013

Just finished: Saki

* spoilers *

This mystery series started out as a murder mystery, but then switched to more of a revenge story in which the men who she despised had their lives ruined rather than ended suddenly. And I suppose this made sense. After all, there's only so many times your boyfriends can die before people start to suspect things.

It was a good drama.Not brilliant, but it was full of nice imagery such as the five steaks in the fridge representing the five men she was after, and Saki's habit of buying a vintage bottle of wine for each time she begins her plan, are both clever ways of heightening the tension.

It didn't really have an ending. Saki walked away unpunished, having gained the viewers' sympathy with her sad story (and it is quite sad) and because she spared the fifth and final man. She didn't really seem to repent or admit any wrong-doing and there's a strange scene at the end when she's in a park, sitting by herself on a bench, pregnant. Is this supposed to imply that she's mended her ways and settled down to start a family? Hmm, I wonder.

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