Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shotenin Michiru no Mi no Uebanashi ep 1

Toda Erika plays Michiru, a bookstore employee in a small town. Her boyfriend is the son of a watch shop who gives her fishing rods for her birthday but Michuru is having an affair with a married publishing company employee from Tokyo, Toyomasu Kazuki.

Michuru fakes a toothache in order to skip work and sett Kazuki off at the bus stop but is given money to buy lottery tickets by three of her colleagues. We know from the beginning of the dorama that one of the tickets will win 200 million yen.

Michuru decides to go with Kazuki to Tokyo and is spotted by her gay childhood friend played by Kora Kengo and the episode ends with Michuru's phone ringing and her realising that she'll need to come up with a good excuse to explain her disappearance.

Way to early to say anything since the first two episodes will be set ups but I really like the whimsical feel of this dorama. The first episode is introducing all the characters surrounding Michuru and I just can't wait to see what happens when everyone finds out she's got a 200 million yen ticket.


jt said...

my biggest concern about this show is not about the story but how skinny toda erika is.. for now..

story wise, it has a good potential of becoming pandora or any other nhk-wowow show. given that episode 1 has offered so far. pretty dark.

Akiramike said...

Lol, good one.

Jung said...

Spoiler alert: Kora Kengo is not gay.

Akiramike said...

You mean Toda Erika turned him? lol.

Jeff said...

I only just began watching J-Dramas, this is my second. Your blog is excellent and it's very useful, thanks for helping me uncover such interesting series such as this one. I just saw the first episode and I enjoyed it very much. The understated nature of the acting is a good aspect of this show; it all feels very natural and realistic, none of it overblown.