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The Quiz Show Season 2 [ザ・クイズショウ 2]



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Title:The Quiz Show Season 2
ザ・クイズショウ 2
Telecast:2009-04-18 to 2009-06-20
Season:Spring 2009

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:10 Episodes

Sakurai plays the host of a live TV quiz program. On the show, contestants who achieve seven correct answers win ten million yen, and those who get eight correct answers will have one of their wishes granted by the TV network. But while the questions start off innocently enough, as the game progresses, the questions gradually delve into the contestants' past crimes or indiscretions, presenting them with the dilemma of having to confess their guilt in order to win.

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1. Ashita no Kioku [Arashi]

Actor/Actress Cast (28)
Sakurai Sho
Kamiyama Satoru
Yokoyama Yu
Honma Toshio
Matsuura Aya
Takasugi Reina
Maya Miki
Saejima Ryoko
Sasai Eisuke
Enoki Takaaki
Tadokoro Osamu
Mizusawa Elena
Nitta Misaki
Tanaka Tetsushi
Yonekura Shinzo
Izumiya Shigeru
Matsuzaka Gengoro
Wada Masato
Takeuchi Koki
Ohashi Nozomi
Moriwaki Eriko
Urasawa Hitomi
Aikawa Sho
Ando Kosuke (ep. 1)
Tonesaku Toshihide
Komazawa (ep. 1)
Mika (ep. 2)
Jinbo Satoshi
Kawakami Daisuke (ep. 2)
Narimiya Hiroki
Miyamoto Kenji (ep. 3)
Kanai Yuta
Takahashi Hajime (ep. 3)
Asano Yuko
Yutenji Nokko (ep. 4)
Kano Eiko
狩野 英孝
himself (ep. 4)
Isayama Hiroko
Sachiko (ep. 4)
Ishiguro Ken
Tomobe Koichiro (ep. 5)
Ranko Rea
蘭香 レア
Nakanishi Tomomi (ep. 5)
Shinagawa Toru
Kobayashi Tamotsu (ep. 5)
Sunaga Kei
Saito (ep. 5)
Matsumoto Hiroya
God hand Masa (ep. 5)
Horiuchi Ken
Katsuragi Makoto (ep. 6)
Sugimoto Tetta
Shibata Yuki (ep. 7)

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1. Not Bad [Rating: 6/10]
The first episode is interesting but the plot doesn't start to progress until the fourth episode. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, parts of the puzzle are revealed and this makes you think again. However, after all the build up and suspense, the climax was a little disappointing. Overall, not a bad watch.
Reviewed by doublemask on 7 July 2009

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1. Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 10/10]
Yes! Only ended up watching this cos I was bored searching streaming sites and saw a poster for this, it looked interesting so I caught the first ep. And my gosh it's good ^^ wow I really loved it, the whole idea of a game show where you get the prize if you confess, very nice ^^ I thought Sho as Kamiyama was brilliant I just loved his character so much and it was like he was playing 2 different characters on and off stage. Yu did a great job of making me hate him for the majority of the show :P but I'll forgive him. The supporting cast were great too and it was good to see the leads from the original with a nice lil cameo ^^
Would definitely recommend this one =D
2. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 9/10]
While very similar to the first season so far, I have to give two thumbs up for Sakurai Sho for improving his acting skills a lot in the past years. The characters are much more well developped than in the first season, looking forward to see its ending! ^_^

**After watching: This was very entertaining and kept me at the edge of my seat everyweek. It created a lot of speculations between my friends and I and it was very fun. Good astory development, good pace and damn the boys' acting skills have become much much better.. and well.. the crying scenes are kinda gross but more realistic..
3. Comments by d0npian0 [Rating: 8/10]
What I personally didn't like about The Quiz Show 2 was the mass of additional characters. To me they just seemed like fillers. Sure, the episodes are longer but I preferred the minimalistic first season. Also, knowing the first season, some of the surprise was taken already. Still, the concept is interesting and unusual, so I would recommend it to everyone.

What I found interesting was that The Quiz Show seemed to have been a surprise hit because the second season obviously had a higher budget.
4. Comments by UsopSama [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is SO realistic. I found myself both moved and disturbed many times during the series. As expected from Arashi's Sakurai, his acting is good. The story is about a television quiz show that promises to grant the dreams of the constestants. As long as a contestant answers all 8 questions correctly, one of their dreams will be granted. The rules may sound simple, but when the contestants get further into the questions, the dark pasts they try so hard to protect get revealed.
5. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 8/10]
I watched TQS1 a year ago and I liked it. I also liked TQS2 and was highly surprised with Sho's and Yu's performances, but Maya Miki was a bit disappoining, way too forced. The revenge thing was not strong enough in my opinion, and again, I doubt a show like that would stay airing for so long, but hey, this is fictional! So it was entertaining and the story, surprising. Both seasons are really recommendable.
6. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 9/10]
the story though is the same type of 1st season, is not as dark as the first.
This season has a greater cast, even the guests are great. Frankly speaking, along the way, find it quite normal becos haf watched the 1st. but the greatest plus point is really with the last 2 episodes.. great twist n ending. No doubt, Sho n Yoko had did a splendid job.
7. Comments by dreamer10231 [Rating: 8/10]
i'm not into this kind of genre. but it's nice and really interesting. i think sho could give a bit more. yuu surprised me. i wonder if he'll be a sensational actor. i find the billing a bit unfair since i think both the characters of yuu and sho are equal and both have been executed well but then sho is a sempai. the song is nice.
8. Comments by kyunspark [Rating: 7/10]
Basically the same plot with the first one... Sho's acting is definitely improved than his previous works... Yoko is the one surprised me the most... I guess we can't really figure out what lies in his mischievous mind after all.. four thumbs up for Yoko... *sigh* I guess bad guy role will be stuck on him now...
9. Comments by animefreak101 [Rating: 10/10]
SHO~!!! His acting is godly!! and all that stuff he had going on with Yokoyama :O!!! SO awesome!! I couldn't even believe it was them playing those characters and the whole drama is so mysterious and WOW! Each episode pretty much sucked my in more and more!! all in all htis was a VERY good drama :)
10. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 7/10]
i find this story quite weird, i didnt understand the whole story from beginning, even though the story become clearer in the end, but i still dont understand the reason Honma do all the things in the quiz show, is it just because his twisted mind?
but i do enjoyed sakurai's performance
11. Comments by room304 [Rating: 3/10]
simply watched it because of sho...and that wasn't enough to keep me enterteined. the story is utter nonsense, the acting... okay what acting? No, not a good show. Arashi or Kanjani 8 fans will probably enjoy this all others should just watch season 1.
12. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
great show...it got more interesting with each episode...yokoyama yu acted his ass off in this, give him more roles please...sakurai sho was a acting his ass off too, great line up, some things annoyed me here and there but all in all i enjoyed this
13. Comments by chazarst [Rating: 7/10]
This drama had so much more potential, but ended up to be a mediocre drama. I was quite disappointed by the plot and the ending. I thought the reason for the revenge was somewhat weak...

Sakurai Sho's acting certainly improved though.
14. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 8/10]
I honestly was rather confused through a fair bit of this drama but it was still entertaining. I really liked Sakurai and Yokoyama working together. It was almost mesmerizing at times. Kinda freaky drama that keeps your heart pumping.
15. Comments by ryouji [Rating: 9/10]
This season is the first one i watched than the 1st season! i think this season is the best.. the story line is well organized and sakurai sho sure a great actor!! yokoyama yuu impressed me in the last episode!!
16. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Mystery/vendetta drama which unfolds slowly. The storyline is very unrealistic and the first 4, 5 episodes are a bit repetitive but then it really gets entertaining! Decent acting and a lovely Maya Miki.
17. Comments by Mabelka [Rating: 9/10]
Haven't watched first season but it's not necessary to enjoying this drama. Interesting from very beginning, love how mystery is developing. A lot of great guest appearances. Quite disappointing ending.
18. Comments by suerinn [Rating: 8/10]
It's just a copy-past of the first season. The main actors are just meh. I didn't like the acting of Sakurai and Yokoyama, and wtf is doing Maya Miki here? Bring back Tazaki and Yamanobe!
19. Comments by Jhvx [Rating: 9/10]
A bit repetitive but with an interesting plot, Sakurai rocks in this dorama!!! Not worth a 10 but if you are bored and don't know what to watch and you are an Arashi you may give it a try
20. Comments by tachan [Rating: 7/10]
1st half = repetitive, 2nd half = good! Very similar to the first one, but the story is lighter, the cast is better, and the budget is bigger. I like both seasons for different reasons.
21. Comments by Meow16 [Rating: 10/10]
Waiting for the last 2 episodes to be subbed but the storyline is addicting and pulls you in so that you're not sure what will happen next but you can't wait to see!
22. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 8/10]
very interesting....i really want to know what happened between sho and yu...
and i love the theme song by arashi....
somehow...it fits the drama...
23. Comments by suzuyuki [Rating: 9/10]

could have been one of my all-time favorites, but the last episode sucked...I knew the ending beforehand and well, yeah xD
24. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 7/10]
Everything seems a little over-the-top. Like watching Daniel Day Lewis act ... anyways entertaining as such.
25. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 9/10]
Yoko, simply Yooooko, the bad-ass-director Honma! Perfect! Anf Sho was also a great MC Kamiyama
26. Comments by aoiharu [Rating: ?/10]
Still watching... I can't wait to see what happens.
Nice to see Sho x Yokoyama drama.
27. Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 8/10]
A very strange yet addictive show. Would love to watch Yokoyama in more dramas.
28. Comments by .posse [Rating: 6/10]
simply watched it for the sake of sho...the story itself is rather nonsensical.
29. Comments by katsup [Rating: 8/10]
katagiri jin did crazy better than sho. but sho is still so good in this!
30. Comments by yougashi [Rating: ?/10]
....still watching...to my surprise I find it very intrigueing so far.

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Users who voted for this drama (6)
1. ScrappedShinigami
Had to chose this as one of my faves after watching it. Such a fantastic idea for the show and the casting was perfect. I just really wanna buy the boxset now ^^
The acting was good and the main 2 characters improved dramatically through out the show. The emotions shown between Kamiyama and Honma at the end were just amazing. The supporting cast are not to be overlooked either the characters such as Saejima and Reina, all the staff, even the guests added perfectly to the show ^^
2. rakisaku
I love sho-chan here so much especially his role and dance! :)
3. oonqy
exciting and intriguing..
great cast and good story plot.
4. Natsume Maya
5. Kouseibutsu
6. Li-san