47-year-old Aso Toko is asked by her ex-husband Masaoka Ryosuke to take their 17-year-old daughter Miu under her care because he is leaving for an overseas assignment in London. Toko who had wanted to take custody of her daughter, has her long-cherished wish fulfilled and her old friend Suga Yohei is happy for her. However, Toko does not have the confidence to live with Miu who is now a high school student. Although Miu also has no intention of living together with the mother who had abandoned her, the two of them meet again for the first time in 12 years in order to have a discussion. On the very day that mother and daughter are reunited, Miu’s impertinent behaviour angers Toko, and they reach an agreement to live separately with Miu staying at a friend’s house. However, Toko and Miu get trapped in the lift they took right after that and then the lift suddenly plunges. The shock from this incident causes their souls to swap bodies. As a result, the two of them have no choice but to live together. They are forced to witness each other’s daily life and secrets. While mother and daughter sling long-held feelings at each other, they try to undo the situation through a process of trial and error. With an age gap of 30 years, Toko finds it difficult to deal with youth while Miu is bewildered by old age. And yet, they are one in body and soul. Theirs is a delicate relationship. And then, the two of them experience the tremulous excitement of love that is age inappropriate. Before long, Toko and Miu get a better understanding of being female and face what it is to be parent and child again. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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I did enjoy the storyline (for the most part) of this drama. It shows two women trying to adapt to live as the other and shows clearly the generation gap between them. Apart from the main 'body switch' storyline, this could be classed as a life drama, showing the struggles of family and love life and I think that even if 'body switch' doesn't appeal to you, the real life struggles of the family seem very believable and I would recommend it to people who are interested in family dramas. I knocked a couple of points off, however, due to the fact that it used a big drama cliche (which I won't describe here but just be prepared to face palm).
There was obviously a lot of work put in for the actresses to be able to portray thoroughly someone from a different generation and I enjoyed both performances. Not only was their acting good, but I also thought that the supporting cast did a wonderful job.
Overall, this drama is a heartwarming drama and I think that both the cast and crew did a great job of it.