Wednesday, August 15, 2012
128. Drama Review: Zenkai Girl @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Title: Zenkai Girl / Full Throttle Girl
Casts: Nishikido Ryo, Aragaki Yui
J-Drama surely has something special that makes me stick in front of television till the end. Despite having me as one of those avid listeners of K-Pop, I need to admit that K-Drama is always a twist of time, as if it dragging your time and emotion too long with unrelated storyboard. ( might varies in opinion but exception goes to number of beautiful written K-dramas out there. ) The beauty of J-drama probably lies on its ability to portray emotions in a short time as well as teaches valuable lessons to viewer through casual and a fun way.
Thanks to the big name ( and the chemistry ) of the two leads who catch my attention, Nishikido Ryo of Kanjani8/NEWS and Aragaki Yui ( of another J-drama, Code Blue ) I managed to get immerse into the world of kindergarten kids in Japan. To be honest it was so fun watching those little kids having their once-in-a-month packed lunch day, where parents need to prepare a handmade lunches ( and kawaii too ) for kids to eat them in the park together. Also the purposed mud play once a week in summer as a centerpiece of the education policy seems so enjoyable. Those activities done more or less made me think if Malaysia's preschool education is too exam-oriented with kids playing and learning inside the classroom instead of outsideヽ（・＿・；)ノ
Through the drama, you'll get to see the mature side of Nishikido Ryo as a single father to a kid called Pitaro, whom he played with like his own child, probably not one of the usual thing you will see around the other J-drama. He also seems managed to convince me as a good French chef ( bias, I know lol ) Nishikido-kun (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡ And one thing prominently appears and should I learn from the character Wakaba is how she made sure to complete each job given to her perfectly hehe.
In short, the drama is basically about a fresh graduated lawyer, Ayukawa Wakaba and a stay at home dad, Yamada Shota. The story begins when the educated, ambitious and strict Wakaba joining a firm, and instead of being a lawyer she becomes a babysitter to the daughter of the boss of the firm. She later discovered Shota and few other solo dads at the kindergarten and slowly developed a love feeling to Shota, which she finds it new and full with teenage love feeling. I amazingly developed a sense of care towards Wakaba ( heavy feeling ) each time she didn't manage to confess her feeling to Shota. Few incidents happened through the time, very complicated I might say which is comparable to those K-drama out there but it was somehow enjoyable.
In addition, I also really recommended the ending OST of the drama; Tsubusa Ni Koi by Kanjani8. It is so beautiful and the lyrics are well-written that I feel like marrying Nishikido Ryo-san now. Can I keuraaaai though. ( out of topic ) xx
"I still can't never understand why someone would give up their dream. They're wasting their talents." "Listen Wakaba-san, dreams are important, but I believe that looking after the small rays of happiness under your own two feet is important too."
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