It’s been a while since I’ve watched a Japanese drama. I thought I would recommend one that I really enjoyed.
Rich Man Poor Woman is a Japanese drama that I just ate up! I marathoned the first four episodes and decided it was just everything I want in a drama! Rich Man, Poor Woman. The title just sums it up. What else do you need in a drama?
The plot in a nutshell: Moody but squishy man meets a smart but ditzy poor woman!
I’m such a sucker drama cliches…dammit!
It had a make over scene in the first episode! You know the changing room scene. The girl stands in front of the changing room, the man shakes his head, she comes out again in another outfit. In the end she comes out and she’s really pretty! (well she was pretty before but you know!).
On top of the cliches, it also has conflict, angst and some lovely chemistry between the lead characters. It’s not just about romance. It’s also about ambition!
Is it an intelligent drama? I don’t think I would call it that. What I do like is that the main female character is focused on finding a great job to excel at! Even if I have a job now, I still relate to the pain of finding one!
So if you’ve not seen it yet, give it a whirl! We’ve also got a RICH MAN POOR WOMAN special which was filmed in New York. This is due to air April 1st!