Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Papadol (2012)


the drama was taking a whole new approach by having the actors act under their real names. Ryo was a member of a popular idol group named Kanjani8. one day he came across Haruka, divorced with 3 children, but fell madly in love with her. when he approached her family asking for Haruka's hand for marriage, Haruka's elder daughter rejected the idea of having an idol as her new father. to make things worst, Kanjani8's manager found out about his relationship and demanded him to choose between marriage and his career in show business.

having followed closely the Johnny Jr. years back, the familiar faces were nostalgic to watch. being fully grown did brought out an unexpected side of them. Papadol (2012) started out being fun and hilarious, with Ryo awkwardly approaching Haruka's family, which every member was so unique that they appeared far from normal. Ryo was then forced to juggle between work and family, seeking desperately for a balance to strive. Sho Sakurai (櫻井翔) and Ohno Satoshi (大野智) of Arashi (嵐), Joshima Shigeru (城島茂) of Tokio made a little guest appearances, a little eye-candies for the fans while boosting their juniors along.

some backgrounds on the drama:
- episodes: 10
- director: Tsuboi Toshio (坪井敏雄), Watase Akihiko (渡瀬暁彦)
- released: 2012
- casts: Nishikido Ryo (錦戸亮), Yuka (優香), Kawashima Umika (川島海荷), Imai Yuki (今井悠貴), Tani Kanon (谷花音), Enari Kazuki (えなりかずき), Sato Jiro (佐藤二朗), Shimatani Hitomi (島谷ひとみ), Suzuki Ryohei (鈴木亮平), Takanashi Rin (高梨臨), Yamada Shintaro (山田親太朗), Yokoyama Yu (横山裕), Shibutani Subaru (渋谷すばる), Murakami Shingo (村上信五), Maruyama Ryuhei (丸山隆平), Yasuda Shota (安田章大), Okura Tadayoshi (大倉忠義), Takahata Atsuko (高畑淳子), Yashima Norito (八嶋智人), Joshima Shigeru (城島茂), Zaizen Naomi (財前直見)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Romance


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