- Overall 8.0
- Story 7.0
- Acting/Cast 8.0
- Music 9.0
- Rewatch Value 7.0
1) The reason I watched this :
It has been a long time since I’ve seen Oguri Shun so it felt right to watch his comeback drama.
*Generally speaking, the storyline wasn’t that unique except the creative side.
*Everything related to invention, the company or smart minds was captivating because it created a special aspect around the normal romantic comedy storyline.
*It wasn’t dragging which made it exempt read more of slow moments.
--->Romance: It belongs to the “Rich Man Poor Woman” cliche so I can’t possibly say that the romantic side was unique or special. However, that doesn’t mean it lost taste since it was interesting at some points plus it had good plot changes.
Romance was average (+) that’s why I decided to mention it in the “Positive Points” column.
--->Humor: Honestly speaking, the comedy didn’t deliver much to talk about; it was lacking for a rom-com J-drama. Funny scenes were almost absent but there were some ridiculous scenes that can make it feel childish sometimes.
The story: 7/10.
*So like I said earlier Oguri Shun was the main reason that made me watch this drama. I got to see a different side of him in here; his role was portrayed in a good way.
Ishihara Satomi was good too, there were good vibes coming out of her acting.
The remaining cast had respectable acting skills so no complains.
*As for characters, Hyuga Toru was an attractive character whether it was strong or weak you would feel invested in everything he does. The character strength made it appealing in many ways.
Natsui was your average romantic comedy heroine, there were nothing special about the character overall since it was plainly predictable.
*The remaining characters had interesting scenes every once in a while but they weren’t very captivating.
*Appreciated character: Asahina made this drama interesting; if he was the usual second lead male this would’ve been very boring. Asahina created amazing plot changes that would make you adjust your feelings about him several times that’s why he’s appreciated in my point of view.
--->Romance: There was good chemistry between the main characters but there was an interesting chemistry between the lead male and the second lead female too.
--->Friendship: It was set up in an amazing way. It’s not the usual J-dramas friendship since it had many twists and changes.
--->The triangle: It was a usual triangle but it was less serious than others.
4) The ending:
It’s true that it was a common cliché but no one would’ve appreciate it if it ended otherwise.
The ending: 6.5/10.
5) My impression (How did it affect me):
*I had shallow feelings while watching this drama; after all I started it because of Oguri Shun but it doesn’t mean that I only appreciated Oguri here.
*I can’t possibly say that I loved this drama; it was plainly average in my point of view. It’s true that I had a little fun but I wasn’t touched that deeply because I always thought of it as a normal romantic comedy; it can’t possibly be a mature one like some other masterpieces produced in Japan.
*Is this drama memorable: I don’t think so, I may remember some moments of it but I don’t believe it deserve a spot in my “unforgettable dramas” list.
Note: I really liked the opening theme song mainly because its lyrics are so encouraging and adapts the drama perfectly.
My impression: 5/10.
*If you like Oguri Shun then watch this because you’ll get to see a different side of him in here.
*If you like Japanese romantic comedies then give this a try.
*Rich Man Poor Woman was a respectable drama with a decent storyline along with good actors which made it watchable and somehow enjoyable.
Overall’s rating 7.5/10.