Imamiya Saori’s husband was a politician with a bright future, but a fabricated scandal ruined his career. Her husband then killed himself and she had a miscarriage due to the stress.
Five years later, Saori gets information on three people who are responsible for fabricating the scandal about her husband. To take revenge, she takes a job at a weekly magazine as a contract writer. The magazine released an article about her husband. Saori digs up secrets on the people responsible for husband's death.
Cast & Credits
The first half of the show was faced paced and interesting. While it had an overall plot, it also had elements of an episodic drama to it, each episode seeming to introduce a new character and their involvement. This kept the drama interesting and varied while also progressing the overall story. However, after the first half the drama slowed down. While there was enough going on in each episode to keep me interested, the drama lost it's quick pace appeal and dragged the remaining story, that I believe could have been told in 3 episodes, to 5 episodes. Therefore it lost plot marks. If there had been slightly more to it, or it had been cut down, it would have been much more enjoyable in my mind. That isn't to say that the story that WAS being told was not interesting, however.
Another bad point about the plot was that there were some elements of the show that kind of just happened without the drama going into details of the effect of those actions, making it at times feel a little anticlimactic.
Despite the story slowing down, the plot was well thought out and had a lot of substance to it. I would enjoy another drama around this theme.
The cast was all round excellent. It was nice to see Sato Jiro in something more than the guest or supporting role I usually see him in. The women in the show all did an excellent job of producing complex, individual, and interesting characters.
Would I watch it again? Probably not, at least not for a good few years, but that's mostly based on the fact that it has lost it's appeal now that I know the ending of it.
Am I glad I watched it? Yes, I probably would recommend it.
Recommend to fans of mystery, complex stories, and strong or interesting women characters.