Confusing mystery drama
sillyman-2 from United Kingdom
27 March 2010
Also known as 'Tomorrow's Kita Yoshio', this is a TV series of 11
45-minute episodes with good subtitling. It concerns a middle-aged man,
Kita Yoshio, who has decided to commit himself in 11 days time on the
anniversary of his friend's death. Each episode covers one day and
there are many mysteries to be solved: Why did a rich man make friends
with Kita in the first place? How did he die? Why did a beautiful young
nurse agree to marry Kita many years ago? Why did she later leave him?
How is she now the boss of a very large company.
The series is quite interesting in its mysteries. The main problem is
the main character is such a drip. He wanders around, being terribly
nice to people are are left deciding whether to help him or to use him
for their own ends. The main character (who does both) is Keito, a club
owner, who is played by Ryuhei Matsuda of '9 Souls' and 'Izo' fame.
The reason for my interest in the series is the presence of Chiaki
Kuriyama as Keito's girlfriend. She is in each episode but only for
about five minutes in each. She is still memorable, however, as she
plays a very evil character. Not evil in her more well-known 'loving
it' way, as in 'Kill Bill' or 'Great Yokai War', but as a selfish and
weak-willed character who is willing to do the most terrible things to
others to get herself out of the hole she has dug for herself. A very
Knocking down the stars I have awarded are inconsistencies in tone,
such as a pair of comedy insurance investigators, amidst all this
drama, who are trying to determine whether Kito's ex-wife murdered the
previous boss of the company. Also annoying is the background music
with frequent jazzy themes playing whatever the mood of the scenes
being shown. But worth watching for the girl celebrity with a fetish
for sucking toes who befriends Kito.
I obtained my copy from HKFlix. I have also seen it on e-bay.
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