Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu Final Episode 10 Recap

Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu is nothing if not consistent the whole way through. All the characters stay the same for the most part in ways that can either be aggravating or satisfying depending on how a viewer approaches this story. The ten-episode dorama was the latter for me, definitely skewing towards the satisfying less for the outcome than for the sweet journey. It also deviated so significantly from the still ongoing manga there leaves room for a different process and outcome in the original medium, though all signs point to the manga eventually ending along the same vein as the live action series.

Of all my rather inconsequential complaints about KwKY it would be the gradual deflation of tension from a crackling first episode to a final episode 10 that felt as placid as a warm onsen pool with nary a ripple in it. I can feel the ease by which the story stayed true to its premise but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t looking for a rock tossed in to upset the waves a bit. It’s still nice to have a genuine romance-driven dorama to consume and this one just needed more adult maturity and sexy juice to reach full potential. Sadly that didn’t quite happen but along the way one woman’s romantic exploration was entertaining enough to be worth the ride. Continue reading

2014 Drama Reviews: Enjoyment in the Good and the Inexplicably Bad

Year end drama reviews always starts off like a looming chore, telling me to wash the dish one more time even though I’ve washed it thoroughly already. But then I grow to appreciate it, the added step may yield a … Continue reading

Japanese Female Viewers Love Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu by a Landslide for the Fall TV Season

Looks like I unexpectedly hitched myself to the breakout J-dorama hit of the fall season with Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. It really is a surprise because renzouku doramas have not done well with ratings in Japan in over a decade, … Continue reading