The surprise of the season so far. Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku was not on my radar because Higa Minami's big eyed, fake facial expressions gets on my nerves. Not as bad as Fukada Kyoko as I don't mind her as a supporting character but her as the main character does not get me excited.
Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku also has the Hammer Session teacher, another non WOWOW regular who no one would say is a decent actor. I remember seeing him do some morning cooking show on Japanese tv before.
However, Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku has taught me to never underestimate WOWOW shows because if you put not so good actors, except for Hasegawa Kyoko with a good story, you will get an entertaining show.
Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku feels like a breath of fresh air because its about something you don't often see in jdoramas; speech writing. Higa Minami plays the granddaughter of a famous writer and she has a chance encounter with Hasegawa Kyoko who plays a legendary speech writer. The first two episodes sets up the stage for an election battle as it pits Higa Minami and Hasegawa Kyoko vs Hammer Session.
This show is fun. Despite my reservations about the talent, the first two episodes were fun to watch and Watanabe Ken's son does a good job as Higa Minami's childhood friend who must make a decision on whether to follow in his father's footsteps. Very watchable first two episodes and good job WOWOW. Thanks to subie06 for doing this show!