• Drama: Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,566 users)
  • Ranked: #1213
  • Popularity: #587
  • Members: 4,217

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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai (2016)

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30-years-old Michio keeps looking for a job after her previous employer went bankrupt, but she is unable to find work. She still supports her younger boyfriend and her savings is almost gone. Then, Michio meets her scary ex-boss Ayumu, who now runs a tearoom handed down by his grandmother. Michio decides to work there part-time, but she gets into various troubles everyday. Ayumu helps Michio, which allows her to see a differentside of him that she never noticed before.

  • Native title: ダメな私に恋してください
  • Also Known as: Please Love the Useless Me; Please Love Me!;
  • Directors: Hayato Kawai
  • Genres: Romance, Manga
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 12, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,566 users)
  • Ranked: #1213
  • Popularity: #587
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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9 people found this review helpful
Jun 3, 2016
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
After some recent disappointments in the josei department (I'm looking at you, From 5 to 9), I wasn't expecting to be blown away with this. I was pleasantly surprised.

I see this drama as Hotaru no Hikari with a sprinkle of Nodame Cantabile. There's the same sort of chemistry between the leads as in both but, unlike Hotaru no Hikari, I didn't find the lead unbelieving silly but, more like Nodame, just too kind, which some people look down on or take advantage of. When you see her for the first time, you think it's probably going to be a drama going around in circles but it's actually very direct. Kyoko Fukada is so versatile you don't know what you're going to find with her; her character, though too kind for her own good, is also very honest. Let me tell you, for a drama like this, that's actually refreshing.

But what I liked the most about this drama and the main reason I'm actually writing a review is the following: this is a romantic drama with love triangles and unrequited feelings in which none of the involved ladies take it on each other. They're not resentful, not vindictive and actually talk to each other about things other than the men in question. Heck, I even liked the relationship between the lead and her co-workers, which got developed from cliches that may have been unnecessary to something more realistic and interesting. There's a lot of ladies standing up for each other in this, I don't know if that's a merit of the manga which this is based of or not but hey, I'm so grateful.

All in all, I was faced with situations in which I thought the drama was intending to go towards a cliche and there it was, doing something else (especially with Shohei Miura's character). It's not devoid of cliches, mind you, there's a stern cold-seeming male lead saving a heartwarming cutesy female lead, but there's a lot in between I found absolutely worthy of my time.

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8 people found this review helpful
May 1, 2016
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
All in all, I feel this was a cute series and easy to watch. I enjoyed the humor and the chemistry between the leads. I did find it strange however, that I didn't really feel the chemistry until the much later episodes. It wasn't that they didn't have chemistry early on, but rather I had a difficult time reading into what they really thought of each other. The lines were pretty blurred. I couldn't really pinpoint the moment of realization for one of the leads. That doesn't really matter though. And it could be just me. Later on, everything became more clear and I could feel the chemistry through the screen.

So where do I get a meat pillow? This is what I want to know....

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