Saiai

It’s been a while since I watched a drama that lived up to its hype, and I’m glad to say this was the case for Saiai, which had generated a lot of buzz throughout its run and ended with pretty decent ratings. It’s always nice to see a drama tell its story properly without too many bells and whistles getting in the way.

Sanada Rio (Yoshitaka Yuriko), the young CEO of a pharmaceutical company, becomes a material witness in a series of murders. As her family lawyer Kase Kenichiro (Iura Arata) tries to protect her, Rio comes face to face with Miyazaki Daiki (Matsushita Kouhei), the detective who is trying to uncover the truth behind the murders, and with whom she shares a past… Continue reading

Shiranakute Ii Koto

There are two sides to a coin. And there is always another perspective to every story we come across. Sometimes, we are so caught up in what we think is the correct version of the “truth” that we neglect to consider what the other party is thinking, or whether there is new information that sheds light on something and makes us reconsider what we think we already know. The good Japanese workplace dramas do that, without judgment as far as possible. Continue reading