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Emotionally devastating and fascinating all at the same time
Still, Life Goes On (2011) (Japanese Drama/Thriller Television Series).
15 years after his little sister is murdered, a young man befriends the sister of the murderer. This is an impressively written series (11 episodes, 45 minutes each) that uses its unorthodox premise as an exhibition for long-term suffering and healing. The family members of the victim are obviously devastated, while the family members of the murderer face unending persecution and guilt. This series uses a very psychological approach with a number of highly developed characters that face their inner demons through the unorthodox main premise. Dialogue and interaction are gripping and realistic, with events unfolding in unexpected ways. There are even long stretches of slow-burning suspense too. Performances are excellent all-around, but Eita and Hikari Mitsushima are especially outstanding in the lead roles. It's no exaggeration to say that they give the best performances of their already notable careers. All of these positive elements create an experience that is unique, emotionally devastating, and fascinating all at the same time.
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