Title: Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tataki
Also known as: The Sasaki Couple’s Merciless Battle
Broadcast dates: 1/20/08 – 3/23/08
Number of episodes: 10
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Inagaki Goro, Koyuki
Plot: Sasaki Norimichi (Inagaki) and his wife, Ritsuko (Koyuki), constantly battle each other. The two lawyers take their fight to court and put their marriage on the line.
What is good: Some of the comedy bits are quite funny.
What is bad: The character of Ritsuko is a bit too much. I don’t think anyone could put up living with her.
Letter rating: C
The only reason I watched this show is because I have never seen a drama starring Inagaki Goro and I wanted to see what his acting was like. Since this is a comedy, I can forgive the blatant over-acting. It actually goes with the theme of the show quite well. Sadly, it is my beloved Koyuki’s character that is difficult to swallow. The writers tried to make the main characters very different people. Norimichi is a responsible clean freak while Ritsuko is an irresponsible slob. When I say slob, I don’t mean she is a little messy. If Norimichi doesn’t clean up, their apartment is almost floor-to-ceiling trash. While I understand that it is supposed to show how different they are, I really don’t think anyone could put up with Ritsuko’s sloppy ways. However, in the end, I was interested to see whether they would get divorced or stay together. I’m just glad there isn’t a sequel.