The Quiz Show 2

The Quiz Show 2 (2009)

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Sakurai plays the host of a live TV quiz program. On the show, contestants who achieve 7 correct answers win 10 million yen, and those who get 8 correct answers will have one of their wishes granted by the TV network. But while the questions start off innocently enough, as the game progresses, the questions gradually delve into the contestants' past crimes or indiscretions, presenting them with the dilemma of having to read moreconfess their guilt in order to win. Sakurai's character also has a mysterious past. Before becoming the show's host, an accident had left him in a vegetative state for six years, which also resulted in him losing most of his memories. --Tokyograph

  • Native title:

    ザ・クイズショウ 2

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JCKdorama
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Jul 24, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Yay! Another great Sakurai Sho drama. At first I thought since I had not seen the first "The Quiz Show," that I would be left behind. But there is no need to watch the first one. (Though I do believe there are some appearances by the first cast that would make more sense if you saw the first, but it does not affect the story.) Though it may seem like it's the read more same episode over and over, I feel that as the show went on, it became more interesting. Each character was different but each played an important role in the continuation of the story behind The Quiz Show. Sakurai and Yu did a great job with their acting! They never fail to impress me. And of course, the ending song was sung by Arashi, though I think it didnt really fit the drama til the end of the series. I'm not sure whether I would ever rewatch this, maybe just the last episode. There is no romance, but it would be rather weird if this drama did have it. If you like mystery and suspense, then I would recommend this drama.
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Szasha
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Jan 16, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Once upon a time in dramaland in an innocent quiz show celebrities and commoners were striving for their personal dreams by doing a harmless questionnaire. But then- the show was promoted to being a live broadcast and the duck turned into a beast.

Every episode a contestant is interviewed and "incidentially" forced to reveal secrets which should never have seen the light of the day, the disclosures serve a different purpose that read more remain concealed for the first few episodes but slowly materialise.
The supposedly clever viewer is given baits as to the shape of the final puzzle and might be, just as me, sitting impatiently and waiting for the next clue. Thanksfully, the twists start to twist just in time to divert from the naturally repetitive nature of a quiz show and keep the spirits up.

The cast is well selected and the supposedly clever viewer can follow the little background stories of the crew. Some being more detailed and eleborated, some remaining on a superficially superficial level. The chemistry is superb and the ongoings appear real. The one bringing life to the story is Sakurai Sho, who impresses with a wax face, that seems capable of forming every expression as well as emotion. His ultra smirks might redden the cheeks of one or another old maiden.

The music is there. It usually suits the atmosphere but is neither disturbing nor outstanding, it simply suits its purpose.

Due to the twist plots (and Sakurai Sho's smirks) The Quiz Show 2 has a potential rewatch value. My humble myself thinks it could turn out to be interesting to observe the strings coming together from beginning to end while knowing the general outcome.

A clever, diverting suspense drama with an awesome cast, an intriguing story and Sakurai Sho. Highly recommended. :)
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    Tel Sep 13, 2016

    Slight changes in story here and there, but this is more like the remake of quiz show 1.. If u r watching this after watching quiz show 1 u kinda can predict what happens in each episode..

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    Tel Sep 13, 2016

    I am on episode 2 of this . I watched quiz show 1 before this as I always want to watch the sequels in order. This is starting to look like the remake of quiz show 1...

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    foreverwitchy Sep 9, 2016
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    Tel Sep 9, 2016 - edited

    is this similar to liar game?

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      Takai Sep 9, 2016

      To be honest, hardly. There isn't much "playing" going on here, more like a pattern of MC asking tricky questions to dig out the contestants' sins. Whereas Liar Game is the actual game genre, competition, battle of wits and all that. I suppose the psychological aspect is similar, but I wasn't reminded of Liar Game while watching this.

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      Tel Sep 9, 2016

      Oh Ok, thanks for the input, guess I would give this a try.

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    Vologirlchan May 6, 2016

    This drama will be in my heart FOREVER <3 I RECOMMEND IT SO HARD!

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    Kristal Apr 28, 2016 - edited

    To be quite honest, I'm surprised by the high ratings. I kept watching the dorama till the end because I was hoping it would redeem itself, but the show is repetitive for the first three quarters of the series, and then gets whimsically nonsense and ridiculous at the end. All in all, there's worse to be seen, but I'm not very impressed with this dorama. For me it's a 6.5 overall.

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    Netta Nov 6, 2015 - edited

    This is not really a "season 2" it's more of a remake of the first season. In deciding which to start with, I recommend starting with the cast that interests you the most. Once you've seen one season the next loses much of its impact.

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      Vologirlchan Apr 15, 2016

      Oh, thank you so much for the information! I had to know this really so much! Then, I'll go with this (because of Sakurai Sho-sama~!)

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    iris Feb 5, 2015

    Looks good might watch it heheh

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    Athenry Jan 30, 2015

    Wow that ending was awful. Best to stop watching just before the ending of the 9th episode, when it feels like it should end.

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    Neko Dec 13, 2014 - edited
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      Kristal Apr 28, 2016 - edited
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      Neko Apr 29, 2016

      ooo... ,thank you ^0^

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      Kristal Apr 29, 2016

      Iie iie :)

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      Neko Apr 29, 2016

      i don't know anymore it's been awhile, i don't even know the hole story anymore X3

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    newNY Mar 13, 2014 - edited

    Do I have to watch the first season to understand the second season? I would like to watch the second season first and then the first one. Would you recommend it? OH AND PLEASE NO SPOILER ;)

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      SweetBishounenness May 19, 2014 - edited

      Not really. Whatever little info you might need from season 1 is explained is season 2 (they go over it) ^^ I just finished this, even though I haven't even watched the first season yet, I still understood everything clearly.

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    yumizi Dec 1, 2013

    Sho-kun and Yoko-kun were so amazing! Love these two, love this Drama and the story! Masterpiece!

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    Supermeganerd Oct 3, 2013

    This drama is so crazy good!!! :D

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    love Apr 22, 2013
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      haya May 30, 2013
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      love May 31, 2013

      ah thank you! i must have missed that. :o

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    shinju Feb 2, 2013

    I'm rewatching it now for the fifth time !! <3

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Apr 18, 2009 to Jun 20, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    NTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 1,548 users)
  • Ranked:

    #385
  • Popularity:

    #2565

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