I wasn’t particularly thrilled when news came out that BORDER was getting a sequel of sorts, in the form of an SP that would expand on the cliffhanger that was the ending of the drama. Great dramas have been slayed by crap sequels or prequels, and I was happy to let sleeping dogs lie. There was also news of one of the characters, the coroner Higa Mika, getting a spin-off about her first case. By the time the SPs finally aired, I had more or less come to terms with the extra stuff and decided I’d give them a go. Continue reading
Where do people go when they die?
Ishikawa Ango (Oguri Shun) is an intelligent, ambitious detective with keen powers of observation. One day, a former police officer is killed and when Ishikawa goes to the scene of the crime, he unwittingly runs into the killer and is shot in the head. He survives with the bullet lodged in his brain, but realises that as a result, he can now communicate with dead people… Continue reading
When nostalgia comes knocking, you’ve got to answer it. So it was that after coming across an MV of Koori no Sekai, I decided it was time for a proper rewatch. It’s been years since I first watched it, and except for the occasional revisit of certain memorable scenes, it was like approaching the drama again on a relatively clean slate. It was also a good opportunity to see if it has held up well over the years.
Investigations into what seems to be an unfortunate death of a teacher and possible insurance fraud lead detective Ujou Takeshi (Nakamura Toru) and insurance investigator Hirokawa Eiki (Takenouchi Yutaka) to Eiwa Girls School and its earth sciences teacher Egi Toko (Matsushima Nanako). Eiki’s suspicions are raised when he discovers that Toko had three fiancés who died soon after cancelling their life insurance policies that had listed her as a beneficiary… Continue reading
Considering I barely follow currently-airing dramas, it’s a mini achievement that I completed four Spring 2015 dramas more or less within the season, and this is my lazy way of not doing a big write-up for each of them. The four in question are I’m Home, Kokoro ga Pokitto ne, Fuben na Benriya and 64 (Rokuyon). While none of them really hit it out of the park, they were watchable in their own ways. Continue reading