14 February 2011

Zettai Reido Review

Title: Zettai Reido
AKA: Absolute Zero
Genre: Crime, Police
Episodes: 11
Broadcast period: 2010-Apr to 2010-Jun
Cast: Ueto Aya, Miyasako Hiroyuki, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Maruyama Tomomi.

The story revolves around the rookie detective Sakuragi Izumi (Ueto Aya), working unsolved cases (cold cases), without any feel of being a detective, meaning she doesn’t qualify in any detective ability. On the other hand, she has a strong sense of empathy, meaning she not only feels the pain of the victims, but is able to put herself in their shoes and almost rein act the last scenes of their lives. Or is able to understand their emotions, as well as understanding their logic, making her much different than the usual police.

Okay, first off if this drama shows how the police WAS in Japan, I have to say, they are insanely stupid. I mean, several of the unsolved cases were honestly easy to find out, if you just look through the evidence. Like, there was one of the ’tough’ ones, were high scholars were killed. And all they had to do was check out one of the students phone! Instead of just going after loads of crap. Hmph!
Anyhows, beside the fact that I was able to guess 7 out of 9 cases (the two last ones were GOOD), I have to admit that the sentimental part of the drama is decent. I actually got teary a couple of times. Points for that.
But facts on the table, it’s nowhere near the American series Cold Case, even though it’s basically the same thought. And it really has moments when I rolled my eyes.

☆☆☆ / 3 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

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