More than just KimuTaku [Rating: 9/10]
For fans of Kimura Takuya, all the usual tricks are there. He is still the stud (whatever he does), still acts cool. You wonder if he is actually acting or has just developed a great dorama persona. Nevertheless, one can just see how good an actor he can be. This dorama allows him to show so much sutblety in the delivery of his emotions. Not only that but the supporting cast is pretty solid too. Koyuki's character is somehow limited I think but she gives a good sensitive performance. Sakai Masato manages to portray a man so rigid and uptight that it is nice to see how the little changes affect him. In itself, this is just good work. Literally, there are a dozen other very good characters, some pretty rough, some rather well written and portrayed.
The themes of the dorama are thought provoking. As we are drawn to the touchy topic of adoption, Kimutaku battles with his own issues all the while making it clear that adaption is not about charity, but rather about the selfishness of adults and parents. At many different levels, this story is pleasing and I just hope to see more of these kinds of dorama.