Thursday, August 16, 2012
Poor Man Rich Woman eps 2-6
First of all, thank the jdorama gods Ishihara Satomi didn't turn out to be Hyuga's sister. Turns out that Satomi's character whose real name is Makoto Natsui met Hyuga years ago and has carried the guilt of not telling Hyuga about his mom ever since. Natsui is a throwback to the more passive cinderella protagonists of old except she doesn't fight with Hyuga.
She is basically obsessed with our prince while Natsui is the only person he bullies who's name he remembers. Even after Natsui reveals her deception, Hyuga remembers her face and real name so that must mean they are made for each other or something like that right? Beats the romantic comedy law of two attractive people must get together law because they just have to. Which is not to say I don't enjoy the bullying. Ishihara Satomi in panic mode is cute and Hyuga running to her at a goukon in ep 6 is funny.
PMRW has a lot of elements that I like. Love the casting. It looks very very but I'm not hanging on every word and I've skimmed a few scenes here and there. I've been holding off on a write up waiting for the backstabbing to happen. Its happened but Hyuga doesn't know he has got a knife in his back yet.
As a business dorama, I want to see where it goes. There's certainly more business in PMRW than in Magma. The Asahina brother is the most interesting character in PMRW. He is the guy who is willing to smash his own foot just to get Tono to owe him. He is the guy smart enough to keep up with Hyuga but is happy to let Hyuga lead until Hyuga stopped listening to him and is now blinded by jealousy. Knowing jdoramas, Asahina is going to get back stabbed by the company he wants to partner with and repent at the end.
On paper RMPW should be really good but I don't really care about it. I'm ho-hum about the quadrangle with the Asahina siblings and I just want to see Hyuga kicked out of the company to see what he will do.Watchable but I'm not finding anything under it slick presentation.