The preliminary Kanto ratings for the new TBS drama Dousousei ~Hito wa, Sando, Koi Wo Suru~ starring Arata Iura are out and they’re not too bad at all. The drama managed to secure 10.9% and the first episode went for around an hour, it was extended by around 15 minutes. The drama is about friends from middle school meeting each other again at a reunion party and falling in love. You can read a little more about the storyline in another post I made about the drama here. 10.9% isn’t a bad start for a new drama, and I get the feeling that this drama has the potential to gather a lot of viewers as well.
At first I thought that Dousousei might not be very interesting, all the main characters are in their 40s and in the end one of the big parts about the drama is adultery. I’ve never really understood cheating personally, and I doubt it’s ever something that I will resort to doing but I have to admit that the scenes in the drama were very well crafted. They sort of gave you a window into why some people might want to cheat on or leave their spouses, because of the way that they are being (mis)treated at home. Watching this drama just kind of reminded me that everyone is human and cheating isn’t all black and white, there can be some grey areas too sometimes. I suppose it also showed me that a drama about middle-aged people can be interesting and worth watching too. Has anyone else watched the first episode of this drama yet? If you haven’t I would definitely recommend this one.