Wow, when was the last time I blogged about an Asian drama? I started watching a new series (Hotaru no Hikari) on Friday, but before I moved onto the second episode, I decided I should finally finish watching a couple series that have been lying around my hard drive for the past half year. First up is Yama Onna Kabe Onna. I had written some impressions on this series in the summer of 07, so you should check that out before reading on.
Looking back on what I had written, I commented on how one-dimensional the drama seemed after four episodes, both in terms of the jokes and the plot. That didn’t change after eight more episodes. Virtually nothing of consequence happens that can’t be quickly resolved within the episode, and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters or the budding relationships that formed. Yeah, it’s just a light comedy, but honestly it’s not all that funny after you’ve seen and heard the same breast-related gags a dozen times.
I wouldn’t go as far to say that Yama Onna Kabe Onna is flat out terrible, but its priority on your watch list should be fairly low. However, if you’re a big fanboy of Itoh Misaki, she does make the drama as a whole much more appealing. In fact, if you don’t like her, I wouldn’t bother with this show at all. Personally, I adore her so I was able to enjoy the eyecandy.
Itoh Misaki pics!
Aired Summer 2007