Supplements, sweets, and canned coffee. Such is the breakfast of Sato Mariko, who has been living with her boyfriend for seven years. They started living together thinking that they could enjoy breakfast every morning with lots of love and smiles. Mariko rarely sees her high school friends, but one morning, they get together to talk about her boyfriend issues. Over breakfast, she decides to break up with him so she can find a new “Mariko.” And so her days of having ideal breakfasts begin. Noriko, Risa, and Shiori discover that they too can do something about their problems. Follow these four working ladies as they face their various problems and grow, all the while enjoying delicious breakfasts. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
- Triendl ReinaSatou Mariko [apparel company employee]Main Role
- Moriya KannaAkutsu Noriko [bar manager]Main Role
- Araki YukoArai Risa [yoga instructor]Main Role
- Tokunaga EriNasu Shiori [housewife]Main Role
- Tsuda KanjiHirayama Yuuji [apparel company president]Support Role
- Yanagi ShuntaroSugaya Kousuke [apparel company employee]Support Role
Story: The story revolve around different type of lives, especially from the romantic viewpoint, that women in their late twenties can live. Despite the short length of episodes (23 mins, basically 20 mins without the ending and the introduction), the point of view is naturalistic and the description of what the characters at this stage of life can live is pretty exhaustive. I kinda love this type of plot and it was well-made so I loved it.
Acting/cast: The acting seemed overall pretty good to me. At the beginning I didn't like the president, but over time he was presented more humanly and the whole acting made sense at this moment. I love Nakamura Yurika, so every time I could see her, I was pretty happy. Otherwise, Reina Triendl played a bit too cute for nothing to me (exaggerating cute movements). But it is pretty common in Japanese drama.
Music: Their was almost only the introduction theme (played differently, for example with synth) and the ending in the whole drama. But considering the length of the episodes and that their was very little music between the introduction and the ending, it was ok.
Rewatch Value: I watch two times the 5 first episodes with pleasure, so I think that the rewatch value is pretty good. The fact that the drama is pretty short, 3 hours 50 minutes and around 3 hours 30 minutes if we skip the ending, makes it easier to watch several times. And it was pretty much fun to watch so I'd do it with pleasure.
Overall: If you like realistic drama, I recommend it warmly.