English Title: Unforgiving Investigators
Episodes: 10 + SP
Broadcast period: 2010-Jul to 2010-Sep
Cast: Sakai Masato, Anne and Nishikido Ryo
This drama follows the saying: “If you want to beat a monster, you have to become like it”.
Known as ‘Saint Date’ Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai Masato) is a senior police officer who is disliked by his fellow officers, not because of his character, but because of his personality. His ‘never-angry’ attitude, gives off a unreliable feel, which is different than most police officers. That is something Miyagi Asuka (Anne) can agree on: joining the police as a newcomer and getting Saint Date as her mentor is not something she wished for. Also the only person who seems to actually like Date is Kudo Kenji (Nishikido Ryo) a forensic, who’s actually good at his job, except his unprofessional ways over shine his work.
The story is about the injustice that happens too very often and the question whether or not it’s okay to take law in your own hands.
When I started the drama I had a bad gut feeling, and you really need a strong gut for this one. Not in the blood/gore/dissection kind, but the feeling helpless and confused leaves you really without words. Even though the drama gets a twist and stuff, and somehow doesn’t only focus on the stories of the victimized families, you sort of end up thinking: Is this really okay? Like I was all confused in the end, like I had no clue what to think of it, and when the twist came, instead of feeling anger or sadness, I felt.. frustrated. I don’t know how to explain, but the leads that died, died for nothing really, even though they tried to do the right thing… Omg, sorry, don’t want to spoil this for you! Heheh…
☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts