I began recording episodes of this ancient J-drama to the DVD recorder. My VHS copies from 1996 still play without nary a tracking problem (in EP speed, no less). Must be because of higher tape quality.
Anyway it’s been YEARS since I bothered watching this show and there are so many things that stood out from a galaxy far, far away.
— Theme songs: GLAY at their artistic peak and “dos” yet another manifestation of Komuro glut
— That dos song is one of two songs I nominate as “Worst Drama Theme Song of ALL TIME.” I STILL muted the song when the closing credits rolled…
— The internet being shown as a new technology
— Only one person (a salaryman) with a cellphone
— Hosaka and Nakamura smoking like factory smokestacks, 24/7.
— That AWFUL ratbite haircut given to Sakai Maki
— Nogiwa Yoko in one of a hundred drama roles playing the overbearing mother
I tried looking for some choice pictures from this drama but Yahoo Japan wasn’t able to find anything relevant. However, I was able to find Inamori Izumi’s “official” MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/izumi_inamori
I think I’ll try add her on as a friend. I already snagged Ito Yuna AND Ulfuls!
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