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The princess's road
Sutekina Sen Taxi japanese drama review
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Sutekina Sen Taxi
17 people found this review helpful
by BrightestStar
Jan 3, 2015
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This dorama is about the different customers a time-taxi driver meets at a certain turning point of their lives, and takes them back in time to change it. The format is episodic, even when they sometimes tease us with a connection to past episodes, it does not affect the overall turn of events. I like stories like that and generally enjoy watching them, but this one has some aspects that add more to my overall enjoyment and makes want to watch more of it. One of the biggest attractions of the drama is Takenouchi Yutaka and the way he plays his character the taxi driver Edawakare. Without knowing much of his past, each episode makes us discover a little more of his antics. He's completely awkward and indecisive, and is afraid of what others think of any of his actions. For him, every moment is a turning point, and he has to think over and over, weighing the pros and cons, being honest about himself vs conforming, and so on. Even so he's pretty blunt with his opinion about his clients' decisions, and shows much more confidence in the taxi driver's seat. Then when he smiles I stop really seeing whats going on and get absorbed with that beautiful smile of his. Seriously his smile feels so genuine, and is both cute and sexy. Another aspect I fully enjoyed is the café he hangs out most of his free time. At first we see him just as a normal customer there, but later he see him getting closer and more involved with them, like a family. That was cute and homey. Last but not least, our main subject matter, the clients, are very entertaining and distinct. Not all are likeable but you may relate to them. The ending of each episode sometimes go to familiar places and sometimes do something unexpected and surprised us. Finally I'd like to say this dorama may not be for everyone, being formulaic and episodic, but if you do give it a chance, I'd see to give it at least 3 episodes before deciding to continue or quit. It is a must watch for any Takenouchi Yutaka fan ;)
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