23 May 2010

My Girl (Asahi) Review

Title: My Girl
Genre: Family
Episodes: 10
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct to 2009-Dec
Theme song: My Girl by Arashi
Cast: Aiba Masaki, Ishii Momoka, Yuka, Murakami Shingo and Hiraiwa Kami.

Kazama Masamune (Aiba Masaku) has lived in past of the memories of his ex-girlfriend Yoko(Yuka), whom he had loved more than anything. Being five years older than him, she left him, hiding the fact that she was pregnant with his child. She gave birth to the child Koharu(Ishii Momoka), raised her, all without Masamunes knowing, of her existance. Six years pass, Masamune is struggeling with a lowpayed job, as a assistant-photografter, not being capable to give his best at his job, and becoming the photgrafer he wants. All year, hes been trying to get a hold of his one and true love,but none of his letters were replied.
One day he finds out that his ex had died, and that he has a daughter, whom he had never heard of. At first Masamune refuses to take her in, as he feels that he isnt ready to take in a small child, but as he gets to know her, he is willing to take the risk. Not getting any support from his mother, his friend, his job and having a pain-in-the-butt nurser, he tries his best to stay with his daughter.

Aaah, another great drama.. They keep piling up :P
Lol, okay, this drama was sweet, fun and totally eye-candy. Eventhough Aiba comes across as a geek and is pretty pathetic throughout the beginning, but ends up, very mature..(which probably is the meaning behind the drama :P)
Aiba is amazing, totally J.E style, just without the "im cool" vibe, which was pretty refreshing to be honest. The little girl, Ishii Momoka, was cute and to cuddle, and really good at acting, eventhough the character ended up being too adult, she kept it real. The interation with the two (so called chemistry - Family chemistry I mean) is superb, very credible, so to sum up, great!

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

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