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Friday, January 22, 2010

できちゃった結婚 / Dekichatta Kekkon / Shotgun Marriage

A July through September, 2001 Japanese drama that stars -

Takenouchi Yutaka

He didn't look this hot in the show, but what the hell.

THIS was a good story with an interesting plot and characters, but I wasn't, too fond of the leading lady - Hirosue Ryoko as Kotani Chiyo.
Her hair was too short and there was something wrong about her canine tooth that drove me nuts throughout all, 11 episodes.
Takenouchi plays the part of Hirao Ryunosuke, a 30-year-old playboy ad agency worker who parties hearty and likes the ladies.
On a summer vacation somewhere pretty, tropical, and warm with her older sister who is also Ryunosuke's old college buddy and the girlfriend of his best friend, 20-year-old Chiyo meets Ryunosuke (again) and after a one-night stand, she gets knocked up.
There are about five stories going on simultaneously in this drama, but the main focus centers around these two, who spend the next, eight months trying to work things out while hoping to gain her overbearing, ex-police chief father's approval.
It was a comedy with a serious message embedded into the storyline.
I didn't fall down laughing at all, and I don't think I've ever seen Abe Hiroshi (Kawaguchi Eitaro) perform comedy before, so it was always refreshing whenever he appeared on screen.
He's the 10-year's running boyfriend of Chiyo's older sister, and he's deathly afraid of their father, who tends to kick Kawaguchi's ass every time he sees him.
It turns out that Chiyo had always had a mad crush on Ryunosuke, so she had every intention of hooking up with him on that vacation.
Things didn't, exactly turn out the way she had intended, but that's life, I guess.
The point is, she laid with him for a reason, and not because they were just drunk and stupid.

We, Ryunosuke, and the overbearing father don't find this out until the end of the show, either.


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