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Home Drama [ホームドラマ]


Drama Details
Title:Home Drama
Telecast:2004-04-16 to 2004-06-25
Season:Spring 2004

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

In a house in the outskirts of Tokyo, there lives a family of eight. Such a large family is rare these days, however not one of them is related by blood. They all lost a loved one in the same holiday accident. Moved by Shogo's suggestion that they all move in together, they have gathered in this house. Each has their own issues and it makes for the start of a tumultuous home life.
Tsuyoshi Domoto stars as the passionate yet sentimental lead, Shogo. Diametrically opposed in character and thinking is Tomohiko (Yusuke Santamaria). The story centres on these two as the butt heads at every turn, and the eight grow closer together as a family. This is a human drama full of heart and mixed with laughs and tears depicting a group of deeply wounded people beginning to believe in tomorrow and live life more positively.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Original Color [Dohmoto Tsuyoshi 堂本剛]

Actor/Actress Cast (11)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi
井坂将吾 (25)
Yusuke Santamaria
秋庭智彦 (32)
Sakai Wakana
原口仁美 (22)
Inoue Mao
長峰翔子 (17)
Seiyou Ryou
中西光太 (14)
Izumisawa Yuuki
青山宏樹 (10)
Okamoto Aya
Okada Kohki
Konno Mahiru
新見まゆみ (26)
Ishida Ayumi
遠山映子 (51)
Tamura Takahiro
河野清一郎 (71)

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. Interesting idea and great execution [Rating: 10/10]
I am biased towards family dramas, so I fully loved this series. The characterisation of each member of the 'new family' was extremely well done. Doumoto's performance was quite subtle and he was able to let the viewers emphasise with his character quite well. And Inoue Mao was very catching in this series!
Reviewed by en6117 on 16 July 2005

Comments From Users (36)
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1. Comments by yume [Rating: 7/10]
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi's acting gets better with the various roles he is challenged with (he will never play the bad guy anymore though, that's for sure). I've always like Yusuke Santamaria, too, and he doesn't let me down in Home Drama with powerful, solid acting (though his other perverted entertainment personality is questionable, haha). A sad story about various people from different walks of life brought together by a tour bus tragedy which ripped the people they loved out of their life, but from it they formed their own new family...the only downside is that the episodes sometimes drag. And the director chose a very annoying blue filter for the camera lens that succeeded in only making my TV harder to watch without my eyes turning sore...it didn't make my mood any different, just my eyes one step closer to blind. For that, it gets a 7.
2. Comments by xploring [Rating: 9/10]
I was very excited about the premise and had very high expectations, but by episode 7, a bit disappointed at the lack of characters/relationships development, and the direction the drama seemed to be headed.

I really like the atmosphere when everyone sat around and talked, and having breakfast together. But I was totally turned off by the gossiping storyline...

After a break of more than a year, I finally finished Home Drama, skipping episode 8 (the one about the press and people with prejudice). Nothing special happened in the last 3 episodes but I really like the quiet feel of the show and the understanding, trust, and faith the family showed in each other, it was very heartwarming and full of hope. I am really glad I finished it. :)
3. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 9/10]
some might say this is a slow paced drama ... but it's really interesting and heart-warming if u watch it with your heart ! it's amazing how people in the drama with no relationship at all can stongly link to each other in hearts !! i really liked old "Kouno-san" (Tamura Takahiro) character most ! he's soo cute ~ lolx ~ "Eko-san" (Ishida Ayumi) has a warm smile which fits in the character pefectly .. and of course Tsuyoshi's peformance ... he's so natural in the drama which moved me soo much ! a really touchy drama which is really worth watching !
4. Comments by Susan [Rating: 10/10]
Despite having the saddest beginning I have ever seen in a drama series, this one became one of the happiest and most upbeat series I have watched to date. I loved the characters and the feeling of family in the series. I sometimes wish my family could be that loving and supportive of each other, but unfortunately we're related. I'll miss seeing each of the characters grow and change over time. This is one of the few series where I feel like I could keep watching it forever.
5. Comments by tamyy__ [Rating: 10/10]
i've just watch 4 episodes because i've just receieved the special box today. i'ts a great story and music it's really cool (it's the beeg gees ?) i like the photo used. and in the box you can choose if you want or not japanese subtitles good for the ones who can't understand when they talk !!! is tsuyoshi have choosen his clothes ? i think so because fashion is great too !!!
6. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 8/10]
Hmmm.. Family drama with a difference. Very interesting to see how 8 strangers learns to live together beacuse of a common tragedy. A ver easy to watch drama, and as a result I think none of the drama's characters really taxed the stars acting skills in any way. At some points Tsuyoshi really does look like a girl with his haircut though lol.. Overall an enjoyable drama!~
7. Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: 8/10]
Watching my idol's tsuyoshi's latest drama is thirst-quenching... and i am so glad that he has cut his messy hair!

All in all, a heartwarming story, different from the normal romantic plot we've always watched. I cried and laughed throughout the show. The cast is great, with alot of chemistry but no major hipcups and some may find it boring.
8. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
my first family and human drama, i loved it, casting was great, story was too, and it was too heavy, i would have liked to see a little more.....romance, but it wasnt needed, thats just something i would have just liked to have seen, but even so, it might have brought something unwanted to the story, but yea, i loved it
9. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 6/10]
very family drama . . . . . if you're looking for a love story this is not the one, had a good casting . . .but the story wasn't interesting enough, but staring at tsuyoshi sort of made it up hahahaha j/k .. . . . .sorry for the poor rating .. forgive me tsuyoshi!!! i still love you ^.<
10. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 7/10]
actually only 6.5 rounding up to 7. interesting plot about a group of survivors from a deadly travel bus
accident living together. It is quite heart warming but i just can't accept in the drama how the neighbour would ever view the group of survivor living together as a bad thing.
11. Comments by aman [Rating: 7/10]
Not that bad.. Just finished watching yday only...
Hmm.... the storyline in the beginning is quite attractive.. But the ending is kinda of disappointed.. Jus it has been commended by the others.. Not very good or neither very bad..
12. Comments by masnita [Rating: 10/10]
Ahhhh...what can I say, I'm a s**ker for tsuyoshi...although the storyline not as strong as I would expect from tsuyoshi's drama but it got a few interesting and touching scenes...and I like the theme song (Original colour-Waver) soooo much.
13. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
A variation on the "we're not related but we live as a family" theme which was done better in "Hitotsu Yane" and "Hotman".

Dohmoto's character similar to Natsuo that he did a better job with in "Summer Snow".
14. Comments by romi510 [Rating: 9/10]
Quite an unusual one, not the mainstream drama I would say. And also Kind of dark. but it gets better as the show goes on. Great acting from Tsuyoshi, and very good supporting cast. Touching story.
15. Comments by Meow16 [Rating: 7/10]
Haven't finished it yet, keep putting it off. Not sure why but I think it's the type of drama that if you take too long of a breal between episodes you lose intrest so beware!
16. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Highly recommended - it's more a 9 - but as mentioned by xploring, there is one painful (short) storyline about gossiping and it spoiled this almost perfect drama a little.
17. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 10/10]
i really love this drama. teach me that family is not only related by blood, even stranger can be your family if you open your heart
18. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 7/10]
Rated 7.5. started out slow, but progressed well. Good acting from Tsuyoshi and the rest. Memorable.
19. Comments by akitsu [Rating: 5/10]
Interesting plot, but nothing special. I only got as far as 5th episode, becase I ve got bored.
20. Comments by kyunspark [Rating: 8/10]
Very very very nice drama!! A little bit draggie in the last quarter, but overall NICE!!
21. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 7/10]
It was.. interesting, a very slow paced drama, neither great, neither bad. Just nice.
22. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 10/10]
Haven't seen such a good drama in a while. Sooo good, heart warming.
23. Comments by Eve [Rating: 9/10]
Surprisingly uplifting series. BEautifully acted and directed.
24. Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 9/10]
Pretty good. Interesting plot, though it isn't too realistic.
25. Comments by airakara [Rating: 10/10]
it is good and happy at the same time sad becuse of it work.
26. Comments by jdqueennm [Rating: ?/10]
want to watch!!let me know if you find sum where to watch it
27. Comments by Boogoo8 [Rating: 8/10]
Good with elements that are unusual and unbelievable!
28. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 7/10]
very touching but somehow too dramatic to be true...
29. Comments by ephesus [Rating: 8/10]
It wasn't bad, it wasn't good. It was.
30. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
one of the best drama's I ever seen.

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Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. thtl
This drama managed to discuss a very solemn subject (death of loved ones) in a mildly light-hearted manner. I was quite surprised by how engrossing this drama is. While nearly all the characters were a bit dramatic (this is a drama, after all) the cast looked quite creditable. There were parts that touched upon the Japanese society which was a bit of an insight for me, not being Japanese.
2. Sajen16
3. Susan
4. conch
5. rafinharomano