This drama was a representation of the Japanese trend of detective dramas during the time period it was aired, with those like Ataru and Nazotoki... dramas. Taking away bias because I am an Arashi fan, I didn't really appreciate this light-hearted drama. I felt like it was trying to show some morals in the mix of comedy but it was a bit subtle for my taste. The story didn't get me hooked, and frankly I just watched it for the sake of finishing it. In one word to describe it, it was lukewarm. It was great for passing time with nothing else to watch, but I wouldn't call this a great drama. The music was great though. I felt like the lyrics somewhat related to the main character and the song at the ending was very soft and melodic, which was nice to hear. I just wish the story delved a bit more into the plot rather than just crack the surface and made the story into its own, rather than just another detective drama.
I'm glad I watched this drama for a second time! Aiba Masaki and Okura Tadayoshi have a fantastic rapport that make the show! Their personalities, lines, characteristics, and talents mesh and clash in an amazing way! I liked Fujiki Naohito and Oomasa Aya as well; I won't say they were a "perfect" match for Aiba Masaki's siblings, but they interacted superbly; they seemed to act and play, fight and make up, tease and support each other like a real family would. The story was easy to follow, although at some points in the technical police terms I got lost. Also, make sure you have tissues prepared. Matsuko Deluxe was absolutely hilarious, and the cat (himself/herself) was absolutely wonderful as well! I definitely suggest people watch this drama! And maybe the funds for a calico kitty... but that's just my personal opinion! Hahaha!! ^__^/)