Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Tokkan eps 1-3
If you want a pretty good jdorama about tax evasion watch Chase. Five episodes of must watch goodness with a bad final episode but IMO its worth watching. Its something we don't normally see and its fun watching the cat and mouse game of people trying to hide their money the tax inspectors try to find it.
I didn't really like the first two episodes of Tokkan. As someone said, it had the generic moral ending and generic dorama feel. Still I kept watching because of the subject matter of tax evasion. I like how the dorama just explains technical stuff to the audience without the need of a newbie character asking 101 questions.
However, episode 3 was pretty good with a nice twist ending. I like that their is the main story of the mamasan building up during the three episodes. Tax evasion dorama should be about the chase, not feeling sorry cause someone's too poor to pay their taxes because they kept running an unprofitable business.
The key to success for me is simple; show rich people evading and tax people chasing. Its probably easier to write than murder mysteries or police shows because the goal post can always be moved. Watchable because of episode 3.