Uri wo Waru: Issen wo Koeta, Sono Saki ni wa (2024) poster
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A love story between Kosaka Maiko, a thirty-year-old office worker with a sexual complex, and Kagiya Senri, a lethargic young man who is not good at interacting with others. (Source: Drama-Otaku) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Uri wo Waru" (瓜を破る) by Itakura Azusa (板倉梓). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Português (Brasil)
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  • 한국어
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 9
  • Aired: Jan 24, 2024 - Mar 20, 2024
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 523 users)
  • Ranked: #6122
  • Popularity: #7741
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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10 people found this review helpful
Apr 22, 2024
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Trying to tell too many stories, but a VERY lovely main romance & First experience

Subjective Gut Rating: 8.25

Stumbled upon “Ripe for the Picking” on Netflix as it silently shows up without much fanfare. As I read the synopsis, I was expecting another over-the-top rom-com about a 30-year-old virgin and a socially awkward guy. But I was pleasantly surprised that this is lovely and heartfelt love story between two vastly different individuals.

This is a very short drama, only 9 episodes and less than 30 minutes each. I would say my biggest complaint would be too many side stories. As much as I enjoy learning each co-worker’s individual journey to love and finding themselves, they are too short and take away screen time from the leads. The leads’ love story has become an afterthought in the first few episodes, while the drama spends its precious limited time on:

A working mom trying to find work/life balance, and her own identity.
A career woman whose sole focus on work jeopardizes her personal relationships
A girl with low-esteem struggling to find love in all the wrong places and being shallow as hell.
A asexual co-worker whose story was mentioned in passing without much depth

These are all interesting stories individually, but with such limited time, they just seem to be stories that hit all the checkboxes. They are not given the proper time and effort in developing them into meaningful ones.

Having said all that, the main romance is lovely. The leads are both awkward but sweet individuals. Their encounters and subsequent development are lovely to see. Oh, and there are quite a few frustrating moments with communication, but I’ve learned to forgive them because they tug my heartstrings.

Female lead is pretty and quite successful at work, yet she hasn’t had a boyfriend since high school (hard to believe!). She’s embarrassed to be a virgin at 32 and is on a mission to sleep with someone. That drive and desire propelled her to take the initiative in approaching our socially awkward ML. I have to applaud FL’s shy forwardness because she is the one making all the moves and trying to clear all misunderstanding/miscommunication. My heart breaks for her when she was ‘rejected’ and was so confused about what happened.

But what I love best about this drama is how it gives us a sweet, awkward but very realistic portrayal of a first sexual experience. I’m glad so much care and thought are put into writing their intimate time together. It was beautiful to witness (and quite embarrassing as I feel like a voyeur). When they do open up to each other, no matter how weird and awkwardly frustrating it is, it feels honest and intimate. And special brownie points to great kisses that feel romantic, tender and a lot of desire.

This drama might not be for all, especially if you usually get upset with a lack of communication. We have some of those frustrating moments, but they get cleared up pretty fast. I had a lovely time watching this and shed some tears of (seemingly) heartbreaks for the leads.



Completed: 4/21/2024 - Review #431

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Apr 14, 2024
9 of 9 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
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Short And Cute

this drama was short and cute !! the ml’s are so cute together and i loved the side stories of all the other characters as well :)) i did get a bit annoyed with the communication at times with the main leads but overall i enjoyed this drama !!

if you want to watch a light hearted drama, this is one of them that’s nice :))
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  • Drama: Uri wo Waru: Issen wo Koeta, Sono Saki ni wa
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 9
  • Aired: Jan 24, 2024 - Mar 20, 2024
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 523 users)
  • Ranked: #6122
  • Popularity: #7741
  • Watchers: 1,154

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