April 12, 2008 § 3 Comments
I changed the header again! This time it’s a cropped image of the Last Friend promotional poster.
For those of you who don’t know, Last Friend is a new spring 2008 drama. Starring Nagasawa Masami as Aida Michiru, Ueno Juri as Kishimoto Ruka, Eita as Mizushima Takeru, Mizukawa Asami as Takigawa Eri, Nishikido Ryo as Oikawa Sousuke. I just noticed that Eita’s character’s name is Takeru and that just reminds me of T.K from Digimon. Anyway, the first episode started of great. I have only watched the raw, but I can already see how intense it is.
Girl (Aida Michiru) works at a beauty salon. The problem is she’s bullied by other employees, something like Cinderella. She’s forced to do manual labor instead of what she was supposed to do, that being cut people’s hair. On the home front, her mom drinks a lot and brings home men all the time and would not pay attention to her. However, this problem is taken car of when her boyfriend (Oikawa Sousuke) offers her to stay at his house. While all this is happening, she bumps into a high school friend (Kishimoto Ruka) They are reunited and everyone is all happy again! Ha! Wrong. There’s still half an hour to this show. In the final half of the first episode, the girl gets bullied again and so she goes to her boyfriends house because he was the only one who could comfort her. But that changed when he reads one of her text message on her phone. I’m assuming it’s either from the high school friend or another guy because he starts asking her a lot of questions, and then starts beating her up. The girl runs away and suddenly meets with the high school friend. At this point it is obvious that she is a lesbian and likes the girl. So lesbian girl offered the girl a place to stay for the night. Stuff happens they get drunk and the episode ends with the lesbian girl kissing the girl.
Very intense. In one episode they touched on bullying at the work place, an alcoholic mother who brings home men a lot, a girl who likes her a lot, and an abusive boyfriend. This girl has bad luck. On top of that, you have someone who has a phobia of having man-women relations due to past trauma or was it the other person…well someone. So lots of stuff going on in this drama and Ryo can be such a mean person that it’s scary.