BOSS (2009)

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This series revolves around a group of peculiar detectives in a new division created to fight against an increase in atrocious crimes. Osawa Eriko is a beautiful career woman who has just returned from training in the U.S. and is appointed as the "boss" of this division. But despite her intelligence and capabilities, she can never understand a man's heart, so she remains unable to find a husband. In fact, her assignment read morein the U.S. was really a demotion after she ruined her career track over a man. So why was she chosen as the boss of the new division? Even though the detectives are talented, they all have some kind of issue or flaw, and they are considered to be the "problem children" of the police force. In the end, the division's true purpose is just to isolate these problematic detectives.


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Aug 15, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama was recommended to me by a "kindred spirit" and now I'm wondering why I haven't watched it any sooner.

I was captivated on minute 1 and enjoyed the whole ride till the very last.

The true strength of this show lies in the characterization. I love the speedy way in which each character is introduced, without unnecessary premises: the viewer is immediately catapulted into the birth read more of this new police division and the methods which are going to be used by the team to solve each case.

The staff members come to life so swiftly and clearly, I was eager to see the next episode just in order to hear them interact with each other. They are hilarious, over the line like any true Japanese character and yet so believable and endearing.

And then there is their BOSS. Yuki Amami is a wonder here. She's determined, beautiful, self-ironic, tremendously intelligent. The kind of woman I'd like to be at forty - honestly, if I could only look like her at 44 I'd be the happiest woman on earth.

Her character is a riot and a model of what I call class.

This is an episode drama, therefore it can be viewed either in one raw or taking time between one episode and the next. I did a marathon because each case left me wanting for more, but there isn't a main sub-plot which requires steadfastness.

I liked the music too: it isn't an unforgettable original soundtrack, but it highlights the scenes with due pathos.

If you're looking for a clever detective story, with some profiling/psychology, lovable, funny characters and intriguing crimes, watch this.

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Mar 21, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
The acting was VERY GOOD. I just really want to emphasize that. Excellent plot. I've seen it before on while looking for more detective series to watch, but the series cover picture and the name, just didn't click to me. But then, I found out that Junpei Mizobata is one of the cast. And that did it! Haha.

If you're looking for a detective tv drama, this is it people. Another read more thing that I actually like about it is it's funny, makes you laugh hard every now and then.

Great character development.

All said, I'm looking forward on watching the second season. It better be greater or equal to this!
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part 1 one the drama (season1). Totally awesome. i love this drama full of action
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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    I remember enjoying this one a lot yet I'm still not convinced to try season 2, I don't want to lose the good feeling I had with this season. Should I try it ?

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      kitamu Jul 5, 2017

      i'm in the exact same boat right now... i'm very curious about season 2 and want to see more of the characters especially osawa eriko, but season 1 was ended nicely and season 2 might just disappoint me

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    Julie Chen Jan 9, 2017

    YESSSSS. This drama is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I barely remember this drama anymore but I remember thinking how refreshing this drama was with the cleverly written cases, charming characters and their developments and the plot twists. Watch all the seasons!!! This drama made me fall in love with japanese dramas and I'm still on the hunt for something like this.

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    Erica Jan 3, 2017

    Love this drama! 10/10

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    souldoc70 Sep 20, 2016

    Loved it- chemistry between Yutaka Takenouchi and Yuki Amami is great. It's also quite hilarious

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    before searching for the video, I wanna ask people here that have watched this; does Toda Erika play as good as she played other drama? I don't really like detective drama, but it all comes down to the actors and actress; I like Junpei Mizobata in one of his detective dramas (forgot the title though)

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      Netta Aug 22, 2015

      Erika Toda's part is really very small.

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      irajule Aug 23, 2015

      Thank you for the reply, unfortunately then I'm not downloading any of it since I must say that Toda Erika is the main attraction for my liking

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    scarleT Feb 17, 2015 - edited

    I'm so surprised that this one actually throws me for a loop. I feel like there's always something predictable in drama's (and I'm always making predictions) but this one is anything but what you'd expect, and in a good way. I prefer the investigators chemistry in Strawberry Night more, but the story here is amazing.

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    Meena_Drama_Fan Nov 12, 2013

    I 'm totally loving it

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    lillith Oct 13, 2013

    Who the hell tagged this as comedy? Just because it has a few comic relief moments doesn't mean this dorama is a comedy :P

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    realdeal Jul 11, 2013

    boss 1 is great.....2 not so..

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    lunarlegend_03 Dec 10, 2012

    I love Amami Yuki's role here. So hilarious! :DD

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      shinju Dec 10, 2012

      Yup !
      agree with U =D

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    shinju Aug 5, 2012

    love kimoto so much here >.<
    It's An interesting Drama >.<
    Feel like watching it again

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      shinju Dec 11, 2012

      Yeah .. I've watched it ...
      kimoto doesn't have much role in it ..
      but it was great also <3

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      lunarlegend_03 Dec 11, 2012

      Which do you prefer, S2 or S2?

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      shinju Dec 11, 2012

      S1 <3

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      shinju Dec 11, 2012

      OMG !!
      I've laughed a lot xDDDD
      it's so funny to see their mistakes xDDD

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    sabubu Apr 4, 2012

    i wonder if this is like lucky seven? it looks good can't wait to watch it ^^

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    Songhyeon Feb 11, 2012 - edited

    erm.. i'm new here.. may i know where do i click to watch the episodes?

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      Weirdestone Jun 21, 2012

      You can't watch vids on here...

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      mcllin Jun 28, 2012 - edited

      You can watch on the associated site :)
      edit: dramacrazy is down so search for Gooddrama and your good to go

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      AIR Apr 18, 2017

      When I go on drama crazy it just says access denied... Do you know anywhere else I can watch this ?

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      AIR Apr 20, 2017

      Oh my gosh thank yo so much

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    BPetra May 11, 2011

    BOSS was good... not great, but really good. I sometimes didnt believe the story and some casses were boring. But all of all, good watch

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      reika Mar 21, 2013

      I'm not sure about that. Either you're not into detective series or you're doing something else while watching BOSS. Lol. Peace!


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    Apr 16, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
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    Fuji TV
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    45 min.


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