Kyaaaaa, it’s finally a wrap! From the set of Rich Man, Poor Woman came this latest picture showing leads Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi posing with their two directors as the final scene for the last episode was completed. No, the dorama isn’t magically getting extended, though an SP is possible but I wouldn’t hold my breath for it. What am I going to do when RMPW ends? There isn’t a single renzoku renai on the radar for the Fall 2012 schedule, and honestly there are so few of these to begin with I had written them off as extinct until RMPW unexpectedly popped up on the radar. Now I’m spoiled again and keenly aware of what a great J-dorama renai can be if it set its mind to it. I mean, this is the drama world that melted me into puddles in the late 90s with one romantic dorama after another, until it decided to focus on inspirational, depressing, or detective procedurals.
I’m going to miss Hyuga and Makoto so much once I see them off in less than two weeks. Judging from Shun’s tank top look in the picture above, are they back in the countryside? Visiting the future in-laws? Finally meeting up with MIA mommy (whose storyline was dropped so completely after episode 3 I think a search party might need to be dispatched there). However RMPW ends, I think I’ll be happy no matter what. Because this is a story about people finding their own strength and creating their own success, and failures are merely stepping stones to finding a different path. But I have to warn that if I don’t get some kissing, I’ll have to resort to photoshopping pictures of the OTP making out. A tiny spoiler has been leaked about the ending, so don’t read on unless you want to know.
A RMPW production member posted on his ameblo about doodling on the walls of Next Innovation and Wonder Wall, and then let slip that Asahina’s character will be completely white-washed by the end. Eh, whatever, totally not surprising since doramas love redemption arcs complete with crying jags. Just give me some OTP kissing, will ya!