Sunday, August 02, 2009

Boss ep 6

Amami Yuki should have done a scene where she's dressed more like Maya from Jyoou no Kyoushitsu or at least use her favourite phrase 'ikagen mezamenasai!'.

Boss has one of the most in appropriate intros for a police show. And that's not the worst part of it. I was ready to drop it but someone said that the show stars to get better after ep 6. One of my favourite shows that gets better in the middle is Shikaotoko. Actually it was because the first half of the series was about building up the characters and setting up the second half. The greatness of the sixth episode of Boss has nothing to do with the main story which still remains in the background but rather the guest starring of Shida Mirai!

Why Japanese policemen like investigating schools.

Yes! Its a Jyoou no Kyoushitsu reunion! If only Fukuda Mayuko would make a guest appearance as well. Seeing Amami Yuki and Shida Mirai together is great. Unfortunately it also highlights one of the things missing from Boss: character chemistry. Watching their characters verbally spar is pure delight. The concept of a too smart for her own good schoolgirl suspect matching wits with an equally smart policewoman should be made into a movie. They just have to add 45 minutes of background filler and the great acting will take care of itself.

Toda Erika is pissed off that she has nothing to do in this show.

The one negative thing about this episode is the locker stakeout scene which is just way too comical that it is completely incompatible with the serious nature of the show. Its like an elephant hiding behind a small plant. Are we suppose to accept that a girl as smart as Shida Mirai's character did not notice the suspicious people hanging around her? Worse, the members of the squad really look like incompetent police officers.

Ep 6 is a fun episode to watch. I don't know whether it because the script suddenly got better or great acting and chemistry elevated the dialogue. If you've given up on the show, do give ep 6 a try. Now it remains to be seen how whether they can keep the standard up for the rest of the series.


Anonymous said...

Gotta agree with you. I thought exactly the same. Shida Mirai and Amami Yuki together again is awesome. What BOSS does when it needs to tie things up is not.

These two need to get together again. What we need is a Jyoou no Kyoushitsu 'reunion' (that isn't the strange, strange Enka no Jyoou) with all of the main cast coming together again!

(An amusing thing to add. When she listens to the girl's mp3 player, she comments that it's EXILE she's listening to. This is especially funny because EXILE did the ending song for Jyoou no Kyoushitsu. I can't believe whoever added that line didn't know this)

Akiramike said...

Have you seen Enka no Joou? Its got Amami Yuji and Fukuda Mayuko. Its not for everyone and I didn't like it but I respect what the dorama was trying to do.