This is a fun and absorbing work-based comedy renzoku starring the luminously beautiful Tokiwa Takako and the possibly-less-luminous-but-I'd-rather-marry-her Fukatsu Eri. Fangirls also love this series for the presence of a then-young-and-innocent Yamashita Tomohisa (you even get to see his butt, Yamapi fans!).
Sakaeda Chiharu (Fukatsu) is a legal scrivener, charged with delivering writs and the like. When she meets and befriends waitress Tamura Nozomi (Tokiwa) she is fascinated and exasperated by her happy-go-lucky attitude to life, and the unlikely friends bond over their status as single women approaching 30 (which, I gather, is a much bigger deal in Japan).
The series follows their friendship and their pursuit of marriage in a lighthearted way, as innocent and idealistic Nozomi begins working with Sakaeda-san. A sub-plot follows the efforts of Nozomi's younger brother Yuta (Yamashita) as he arrives in Tokyo from the sticks.
Each episode contains a mixture of the female leads' romantic aspirations, legal work and daily life -- an amusing and engaging blend which concentrates on comedy over drama -- and all in all it's a fun and worthwhile series. I have a feeling that the legal stuff is wildly inaccurate (despite the occasional quotes from the criminal code!), but that's not really why you'd watch this show.
It's easygoing and fun and thoroughly uplifting, and the combination of Tokiwa and Fukatsu ensures that every episode is a joy to watch.
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