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Entertaining [Rating: 8/10]
Firstly, I don't think Sakaguchi and Matsu have the chemistry. I've enjoyed previous works of both artistes and the two of them just ain't compatible. Secondly, it is indeed a shame that Kashiwabara had to be replaced. Naoyuki was a fun character that contrasted with the seriousness of Mizuho and would have added colour to the drama. His replacement doesn't bring out the fun that well. Thirdly, I think Naoyuki could have been given a bigger role in the show since Mizuho and Morinaga's relationship just seems to progress somewhat slowly without a really big obstacle. That said, I think the drama is relatively well-written, the surprising factor being that the main story is about how the two main characters eventually fall in love, and not about the two character's romance itself. Concluding, the drama steps on all of the safe spot while still being entertaining, worth a watch.