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Apr. 4th, 2013

hayleycasa: (arashi)
So I finished FIwK the other day. I actually don't know how I feel about the ending. I mean, I enjoyed it, but it didn't really do what it said on the box, did it? I was sort of expecting for him to buy a house, and that's... not really what happened.

I came around on Dad after all, though I still think he deserved a good punch in the teeth in the early episodes for how dismissively he treated Sumiko and his children. Nevertheless he turned out to be an OK guy by the end. I didn't find the resolution with Nishimoto as satisfying. It was good that Seiji took the high road with her, but I don't really think she deserved his pity. She was deliberately and systematically ruining a woman's life, including attempting to drive her to bankruptcy, because she was jealous that she didn't have as good a relationship with her own son? INVEST SOME OF THAT DAMNED ENERGY IN WORKING ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SON. GEEEEEEEZ. Deliberately sending the scammer over to the Take house was a really low blow and I think she deserved a lot worse than she got. As for the meddlesome Nagata MIL... that plotline was sort of lame and ended in a fizzle. "I agree we should talk." SWEET BRO. RIVETING TELEVISION.

I sound really bitter about this haha. Truth be told I really liked it, despite these elements. I was really happy that Seiji chose the Oetsu job in the end, and that he became friends with the job search guy. Aw.

Related - I don't see a lot of kissing in dramas. Is it a J TV taboo, or more just a general cultural aversion to public displays of affection...? (I know there's SOME kissing in some dramas, that fairly epic scene in Kimi wa Petto comes to mind.)

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