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Celeb to Binbo Taro [セレブと貧乏太郎]



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Title:Celeb to Binbo Taro
Celeb & Poor
Season:Fall 2008

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TV Station:Fuji TV

Wealthy daughter of a hotel chain mogul meets poor widowed father of three. Despite their vastly different values and beliefs, will their chanced encounter blossom into something more?

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Actor/Actress Cast (11)
Ueto Aya
Mitazono Alice
Kamiji Yusuke
Sato Taro
Kuninaka Ryoko
Yasuda Sachiko
Kashiwabara Takashi
Gotoda Tsukasa
Miura Rieko
Ono Midori
Takuma Takayuki
Kumon Akira
Nakayama Megumi
Ehara Manami
Ueno Natsuhi
Ichii Shizuka
Wakamura Mayumi
Mitazono Makiko
Yamashita Shinji
Yasuda Keiichi
Kazama Morio
Gunji Yasuo

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Drama Reviews (6)
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1. All I can say is WTF?! (Read full review) [Rating: 6/10]
Okay, heres the thing. This drama is great! Really. But only up to Ep 9. The drama is full of comedy with sparks of romance. Aya's performance is great in portraying a spoiled rich girl, while Kajimi did an okay job in playing a loud (and annoying) poor single father. Everything in the plot is going well for the first 9 episodes, then in the last 2 eps, everything just went out of wack. Seriously. Its as if the producers had spend too much money in getting Aya's outfit that they had to fire their original script writing crew and got another cheap lazy crew to come up with some crappy story to fill the last 2 eps. Not only is it bad, its as if the new story crew tried to fit in ideas from other dramas to make a 'dramatic' ending. I just finished watching the drama, and was very fustrated at how they decided to end the series. It simply did not make ANY sense. Let me repeat: IT DID NOT MAKE ANY SENSE!
For all those looking into watching this series, take my suggestion: Ep 1-9 is great, go ahead and watch. I'd give a solid 8.5/10 for it. But for the last 2 eps, just simply ignore or take it as a spin off or smth. Never had I've seen such a dramatic change in story style and plot in a japanese drama EVER. Lastly, I just wished they could have done better in making a fitting ending to the story.
Reviewed by Zanethic on 7 April 2009
2. Great drama ... Horrible ending [Rating: 5/10]
The drama was great!! It was a light and funny drama, with great performances from Ueto Aya and Kamiji Yusuke.
The ending, however, ruined everything for me. It made absolutely no sense, and I probably would have been happier if they didn't end up together. I have to say that this is probably one of the worst drama endings I've ever seen.

Because of the horrendous ending, I have to give this drama a 4/10. I'm giving it an extra point for a great ending song by one of my favorite band, ikimono gakari.
Reviewed by chazarst on 14 July 2009
3. Good [Rating: 7/10]
This is not the best of Aya Ueto but I enjoyed some parts. If you are looking to see some comedy you can watch it and have "some" fun.
Reviewed by cksupes on 6 July 2012
4. Dissapointed [Rating: 6/10]
It was fun but a lil bit dissapointed.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 27 November 2010
5. Dissapointed [Rating: 6/10]
It was fun but a lil bit dissapointed.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 27 November 2010
6. Dissapointed [Rating: 6/10]
It was fun but a lil bit dissapointed.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 27 November 2010

Comments From Users (60)
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1. Comments by pash [Rating: 6/10]
Kamiji Yusuke is funny. Aya Ueto is beautiful, and so is Kuninaka Ryoko (though I must confess having been eerily attracted by Wakamura Mayumi and her impeccable blonde bob). The story is the Nth retelling of Cinderella's tale (or maybe I should write "stale", heh), this time with a coupla twists that actually made it a little less annoying than usual, for this humble reviewer: 1) he's poor, and she's loaded; 2) being loaded isn't the goal here - as a matter of fact, the dorama conveys the message that being loaded and being a decent human being are pretty much mutually exclusive (something that I appreciated - what with the "it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven" and all that, you know). Unfortunately most of the dorama is just "meh", often being silly rather than funny. Still, differently from other reviewers, I liked the last episodes a lot better than the previous ones, and as far as I'm concerned those last eps and the afore-mentioned message are the reasons why this gets a passing grade.
2. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 5/10]
I was very disapointed with this dorama, the synopsis looked pretty good, but the dorama developed very bad; the main characters, Taro(Kamiji Yusuke) and Alice(Ueto Aya) were really annoying and boring.
The plot had tons of flaws, for example, Taro was working for a year as Alice�Ls driver with a good salary but at home his kids were still eating crap and living with the kids in the street just because of pride was really stupid.
The romance part in this is almost zero and the secondary characters were all crap too, the only one i liked was Sachiko(Kuninaka Ryoko).
It�Ls hard to understand how a dorama like this can be created in 2008 :(
3. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 5/10]
Alice is such a japanese Paris Hilton, it made me a bit sick at first! But Ueto Aya was great at her role (as always). The dorama reminded me to Konkatsu (because of all the neighborhood and rich ppl vs poor ppl thing). I got really bored during the first episodes, and I was about giving up many times, but I finally made it through the end, which is sooo different from the start! This is a simple dorama that you may skip if you want, unless you love fashion and Ueto Aya.
4. Comments by MakiharaR [Rating: 8/10]
A drama using a cliched concept of rich and poor. Fun story with many touching and emotional moments. The one thing that stood out was the special shaking effects. The story also had many plot twists which made it really interesting, up until episode 8 or 9 where the drama just became totally ridiculous. Aya Ueto played the rich character and looked exceptionally cute. Safarii and Ikimono gakari presented great theme songs. Still a worth while drama to watch.
5. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: 6/10]
a drama too giddy for me and simply forgettable. First episode was a good start but as it progresses there is basically nothing to keep me glued to the series. I did force myself up to ep.7, and then googled up reviews for the few last episodes. Lately I've been quite choosy with dramas resting mainly on the comedy genre. this didn't work for me. though I know that it might appeal to others liking such comedy for time pass.
6. Comments by g_hunter1 [Rating: 8/10]
This drama involves the clash of two different lifestyles. There is a poor guy who has children. He works hard to protect his family with his good morale beliefs. At the other end of the spectrum, there is a girl who was born from a rich family. She is basically involved with her own fashion and media popularity. They both end up discovering each other's world. This is a pretty entertaining romantic comedy.
7. Comments by Lee-chan [Rating: 5/10]
I started this drama with no big expectations, and for a while, that was manageable. Even for a silly show, the story just failed to make sense, and the acting was SO. EXCESSIVE. all the time. However, the love story aspect was actually charming, and may have redeemed the show. And then the bizarro ending killed it. This one was up and down and frustrating all around.
8. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 6/10]
The story was okay at first but when re-watch the characters starts to get on your nerves. The series was doing okay up until episode 8 but after that, that's when I started to lose interest and wondered why the sudden rush of things like the wedding ceremony. But since it has a happy ending then this is worth a watch.
9. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 5/10]
Yeaaaaaaahhh. The first 9 episodes were alright. But it just got stupid after that. It wasn't a terrible drama....but not very good either. It's my first time seeing Kamiji Yusuke acting and he was interesting. I'm not sure if he was interesting in a good way or not though...
10. Comments by Qinrong1992 [Rating: 8/10]
She do have lots of different pretty and adorable style to dress up herself. She got this talent to change herself to other character by using those style of dresses and make up in this drama. She was pretty to wear those dresses that may show her figure. As she is too fit!!~
11. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 7/10]
Turned out to be more entertaining than expected. I just truly despised all the cameo appearances by some of the latest popular comedians... most of whom I really don't like because their skits are not that funny..

Other than that, this was an easy to watch light comedy
12. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Watched it for the looks of Ueto Aya at first. (GREAT as always!) It developed up to my expectations on being a Dorama with a weak story built up around Aya and her costumes, but then the last 3 eps becama a showdown,better then an ugly lame happy ending.
13. Comments by Sleepingstar [Rating: 5/10]
first seemed like pretty good and funny way over the top drama, but when series went on It couldn't competely keep it up. story is really weak and not to be taken seriously at all, but still towards end it was almost too much for me to bear.
14. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 6/10]
It was cute, I guess, but just way too LOUD! Everybody was yelling or whining all the time. Please, just talk at a normal level! I think they did that to hide the fact that the story was jumping all over the place.
15. Comments by Ushiroyubi [Rating: 3/10]
wow. i can't say i had the highest expectations of this drama, but boy was i surprised! it's like someone had a deadline and accidentally deleted the last 2 eps of the script the night before...
16. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 8/10]
I like the humour throw into this drama esp Yusuke being rowdy and all. Of course not to forget Aya and Kassy are in this drama to make it worth watching. Not bad for a comedy romance drama.
17. Comments by williu [Rating: 9/10]
Apart from the pretty weak (but satisfying) last episode, this is one heck of a funny drama! Comedy and romance in a great mix with good acting most of the time. Top notch!
18. Comments by michimaru [Rating: 9/10]
another hit for Ueto Aya! i loved her in this one, where she wasn't so silly all the time; plus i loved her different looks, and OMG that bad guy is hella fine!
19. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 5/10]
Unfortunately didn't work for me either as a comedy or a romance. The only person to come out of this drama with a decent performance was Ryoko Kuninaka
20. Comments by tachan [Rating: 7/10]
Yes, the drama advertised as "based on Paris Hilton". I like Aya Ueto and this drama is cute, but I probably wouldn't watch it more than once.
21. Comments by w-kassy [Rating: 7/10]
nice beginning but i disapointed by the ending. Why this drama ends up like that? Poor Gotoda... He should have someone beside him. T_T
22. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 9/10]
loved it!!
so funny and touching.
Nino is such an awesome actor!!
Sakurai is awesome too!
Arashi is really something!
23. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 4/10]
Good plot to begin with. Storyline is badly developed and everything fizzled out as the story progresses. What a pity.
24. Comments by xerith [Rating: 7/10]
No story line. Illogical. Just a pretty face to look at. Can still finish the series but not worth a second viewing.
25. Comments by iheartp [Rating: 7/10]
theres something that a i really like about the guy, and of course always liked this girl! and the kids are so cute!
26. Comments by tinyamaki [Rating: 8/10]
Funny....I enjoyed it... Aya chan is so glamorous here but her partner is WAY TOO OLD...but definitely hilarious one
27. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 6/10]
Its not that this dorama is bad, but somehow in 2 last episodes the whole story just ruined. overly dramatic ending
28. Comments by Chimar [Rating: 10/10]
Ueto Aya looked soooo beautiful in this. Kamiji was too loud and annoying. I'm so jealous he got to kiss her!!!
29. Comments by sw33t_laydee [Rating: 8/10]
I liked it. It wasn't one of the cuter dramas I was hoping for but it didn't exactly disappoint me either.
30. Comments by Spider [Rating: 6/10]
Ok drama but didn't hold my attention as other JDorama do. It was hard to care for the main characters.

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Users who voted for this drama (12)
1. nakamotosan
I really liked this series. The daily breakfast scene with the little children is cute. Itadaikimasu!
2. tinyamaki
Very funny drama and very lovely aya...hehe
3. Hakucho
Aya-san wa totemo kireina onna desu.
4. mmcmx
There is no plot, Aya is too cute!
5. qinhan
cos of ueto aya rate 10/10
6. Qinrong
She is pretty inside
7. jessica_tiew
8. Soap3rz
9. thereisnomail
10. spldey126
11. silg
12. cksupes