Friday, October 04, 2013
Doctors : Saikyou no Meii 2 ep 6-9
Doctors 2 was a show that could have been great but ultimately the writer, Fukuda Yasushi did not take the series anywhere exciting. I really enjoyed Moriyama making a conscious effort to be good to great comedic effect but that was only 1 episode. We had Sagara proclaiming he was going for the director position but that did not bring any interesting results.
I couldn't believe episode 9 was the last one. There was no time to take the show someplace interesting. The series became another one of Sagara's plans. Nothing wrong with playing safe. Maybe it was the studio directive or Fukuda Yasushi didn't think he could go anywhere new but I'd much rather he tried and failed than rerun season 1 again. Fukuda Yasushi had already spent the enemy of my enemy is my friend bullet in the dorama special.
Sagara needed to get fail and Moriyama needed to win either accidentally or deliberately. Sagara needed to discover that he was trying to be too clever. The only thing I was thinking about during the last episode was how much more exciting the operations in Iryuu were. Hard to believe Doctors 2 averaged an 18% rating which is 4% higher than the much better season 1. Ultimately, its the same thing as season 1. Watchable with a few very funny Moriyama episodes but I feel let down by its lack of ambition.