Byakuyakou [白夜行] Some may say that this drama is over the top and implausible, but I still love it. Then again, a lot of dramas are improbable seeing as they are riddled with complicated love triangles, depressing handicaps, unbearable personal situations, and coincidental meetings of destined lovers. This dramas just so happens to contain a lot more of those "impossibilties." That's why I find it so addicting and entertaining.
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜] This drama unlike a lot of school dramas actually had some teaching in it. You'll wonder why Gokusen and GTO are so highly rated after watching this one. Yes, it's that good.
Yamada Takayuki [山田孝之] Stellar performance in Byakuyakou and hilarious in the Densha Otoko movie. Besides that, his acting is somewhat subdued...it's kinda hard to describe, but nonetheless, a good actor.