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Katagiri Sayo is an office lady at a large IT company who believes she can get everything if she works hard for it. Morimoto Miharu is a nurse whose hopes of getting married to her long-time boyfriend Ryota are fading. Yamashita Miwa is an office lady at a bank with such low self-worth that she immediately gives her body if asked while Matsuoka Akane is a confident and proud company secretary with some past although she is so stunningly beautiful that people would turn around. These four women begin searching for their marriage partners in a bid to secure their own happiness. The government’s secret organisation Peanut Butter Sandwiches, which supports matchmaking, starts to take action. Are these four women with different views of marriage waiting for encounters that will change their lives, or…? (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2020 - May 21, 2020
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: MBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 550 users)
  • Ranked: #8484
  • Popularity: #6001
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
L Nanon
4 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2020
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

It delivers what it promises

With a title like Peanut Butter Sandwich it's not going to more than a lightweight comedy with some lightweight drama. For eight quick episodes its a worthwhile endeavor that delivers what it promises. Yahagi Honoka does some great scenes with deadpan stares and sort of double takes that add a dry humor to the general goofiness of the PBS setup. I also thought Hotta Akane was excellent as Sayo mixing a veneer of bitterness and denial over the underlying sweetness of her character. Don't expect an epic drama and you'll likely enjoy this.
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DramaHeroine
2 people found this review helpful
Aug 30, 2020
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
This review may contain spoilers
This drama wasn't quite what I expected. I expected a story about a small little government agency that went around helping different women each episode or couple of episodes on their quest for love and marriage. Something like Five Star Tourist (https://mydramalist.com/13029-five-star-tourist) but about a government agency helping people find love rather than a travel agency helping people plan the perfect vacation.

What you get is still a small little government agency, but one that mostly spies on a particular group of women for what they call 'research' but then never explain what the research is for. So something more like Tokyo Tarareba Musume/the I Need Romance trilogy/most dramas with a similar 'Group of Female Friends Seeking Love' type of story but using the Peanut Butter Sandwich organization as story framing.

While I still think the first synopsis would make for an interesting story, I will say that This drama makes for a very breezy, enjoyable watch. The characters are all generally quite likable (even if some of the choices they make are not so likable), their journey's are all fairly relatable, and I like (or can at least accept in the case of one of the characters) how each of their stories ends. My only major complaint would be that I would have preferred the issue of cheating (presented in two of the women's journey's) had been addressed a little differently. (Japanese dramas always seem to be just a tad too ambiguous for me with their messaging around this topic, and I find that very frustrating.)

I'm still not sure what the purpose of the Peanut Butter Sandwich organization is. They don't actually Do much other than give random little factoids about what Japanese women are feeling and wanting based on their answers in various polls (no idea if this is based on real data or not, but that would be interesting to find out about) and spend the rest of their time spying on a group of four women as part of their 'research.' They make for an affective story framing device, but you also finish the drama not really knowing what their purpose is in the stories universe.

But that's fine. This isn't a drama that's meant to be read into too deeply, and for the most part, I was able to not do that and just enjoy the ride. If you're like me and you enjoy the 'Group of Female Friends Seeking Love' drama trope, then you'll probably enjoy this drama too.

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Details

  • Drama: Peanut Butter Sandwich
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2020 - May 21, 2020
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: MBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 550 users)
  • Ranked: #8484
  • Popularity: #6001
  • Watchers: 1,670

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