Garasu no Ie

Garasu no Ie (2013)

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When Rei Tamaki (Haruka Igawa) was a child, her parents died in an airplane accident in France. She grew up in a difficult environment and money was always hard to come by.
Now in her 30's, Rei visits the accident site where her parents died. There, she meets Kazunari Shibusawa (Takahiro Fujimoto) who lost his wife in the same accident. Kazunari is the budget director for the Ministry of Finance.
Rei falls read morein love with Kazunari and marries him.
Kazunari has two sons who are now adults. His first son Hitoshi (Takumi Saito) follows in his father's path. Hitoshi works in the Ministry of Finance. His second son Kenji (Kento Nagayama) graduated from law school and is now preparing for the bar exam.
Because of Rei, who tries to get close to Hitoshi and Kenji, and her beautiful appearance, the Shibusawa family begins have friction.
Hitoshi is attracted to Rei. Rei begins to realize that what she wants from Kazunari is not love, but her late father's shadow. [from AsianWiki]

  • Native title:

    ガラスの家
  • Also Known as:

    Glass House; Glass no Kazoku; Glass no le; Renzoku;

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Nov 8, 2013
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Since I have finished it, I figure I may as well write a review.

As you can see from the synopsis, the basis of this story revolves around a forbidden love aspect, in this case, a woman falling in love with her husband's son. Don't worry, there's no pedophilia here, all are adults. Interspersed throughout the drama is a secondary storyline about politics that I didn't really pay attention to, and I read more doubt anyone else watching this will, as it had no real bearing on the story in general. In fact, with the inclusion of the political story line I felt that the focus of the drama was a bit confused. Was I watching a political drama or a romance dram?

That serves to be one of the drama's biggest flaws; the lack of focus and the lack of raw emotion on the character's part. Rei and Hitoshi are supposed to be involved in a passionate, torrid love affair. I saw nothing of that. In fact, it seems that Hitoshi's main attraction to Rei is mere a physical one; the earlier in the drama we are treated to stereotypical scenes of him oggling her while doing household chores, and the obligatory scene of Rei getting a food item stuck on her lips and Hitoshi staring lustfully at the article of food. There are scenes in which an emotional connection is sparked between the two, but those are sparse. I think the political themed side story lined could have been done away with and we could have seen more of the relationship developed between to two characters.

I can describe this drama in one word: lukewarm. Given the heavy subject matter, I expected much more from the characters. Rei's husband and Hitoshi's father does very little to make Rei remain with him and to keep the couple apart Given his controlling nature at the beginning, it is all too plausible that he would go to great lengths to keep his wife; he did not. The character who we get the most out of is Hitoshi's former girlfriend Nanami. She is the character who gives the most emotion. Otherwise, for the supposedly controversial subject matter the drama doesn't really give much to keep you hanging on to your seat.

It isn't necessarily a bad drama, though it may be dull and slow moving for some. At the beginning you will be intrigued, but by the end you may just lose interest. The end was standard drama fare, so don't expect any surprises. Ultimately this drama can be use as a time passer and an opportunity to indulge in Saito Takumi eye candy.
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    katrina21 Jan 2, 2014

    hmm need some help here..... i cant find ep 7-9 i watch episode 1-6 on gooddrama so does anyone know where i can watch this drama at

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      WalkingChaos Mar 9, 2014

      Just wanted to let you know gooddrama just uploaded 7-9!!:)

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    wsa67 Oct 13, 2013

    I am loving this drama. Saito Takumi is great. The father really gives me the creeps.

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    sweetcaramel Oct 12, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    addicted2dramas Oct 7, 2013

    What a complicated story! Gotta watch this one!!

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    diemme Oct 2, 2013

    Just started this and the first episode is a little slow. I hope it will pick up once they've introduced all the characters and set up the story.

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    dpcirizarry123 Sep 28, 2013

    I just saw that Good Drama has up to episode 4 uploaded. Hope this helps! I will be watching this as soon as all the episodes are uploaded.

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    Sora Sep 28, 2013

    I tried watching it, it was just a bit awkward for me. It doesnt really capture my attention. I wanted to watch it for Saito Takumi and Kento as well

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    Panda-san Sep 21, 2013

    Anyone know where I can watch episode 2? I don't need subs so raw is fine. I looked on d-addicts, asiatorrents and googled...I found episode one on dailymotion but can't find the second one.

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      sam30317 Sep 22, 2013

      asiatorrents has it. You have to search for the title like usual, let it load then go all the way down the page to the drop-down menu that says "Search in", click on "file & description". You should b able to see that it has episode 2 and 3.

      If u dont already, it also helps to download "utorrent". My bitcomet wouldnt work with it, but utorrent works amazingly well!

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      Panda-san Sep 22, 2013

      Okay I found it. Thanks!

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      sam30317 Sep 23, 2013

      no prob!

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    Mareina Sep 4, 2013

    I watched ep 1 and it seems to be a really good drama if you're into forbidden love =)It has great acting, too!

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      sam30317 Sep 20, 2013

      Thanks for all the help! I know how to use torrents, but for some reason, everytime i try to get something from asiat. they never even start to download!! helloheydays worked the best for me. But now I have to find the actual video for episode 2. I already downloaded & watched episode 1 (downloading was a real pain since she only gave a link & not a file).

      If u find other ways of watching the show, keep us updated please!

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      sam30317 Sep 21, 2013

      I downloaded the utorrent and it started downloading right away!! Not sure what the difference is btw bittorrent and utorrent though. And i have no idea what that ratio is u mentioned about asiat., but im guessing now it doesnt matter, lol

      Now i jus have to make sure the vid plays fine after download and see if subs r put for ep. 3 on the new site u gave me. Seriously, thanks soooo much!!!

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      YuanWei Sep 21, 2013

      bittoreent doesn't work with asiat... and the ratio... well, u should probably read the rules about it... u have to maintained at least over 0.5 to be able to download... so that means after you download sth, u have to seed it as long as u can ^__^

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    9
  • Aired:

    Sep 3, 2013 to Oct 29, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Tuesday
  • Network:

    NHK
  • Duration:

    48 min.

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  • Score:

    7.0 (scored by 73 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2058
  • Popularity:

    #1945

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