Surprisingly good [Rating: 9/10]
Kimura does a good job of playing Jiro, a selfish race car driver who gets stuck taking care of kids. He slowly starts to care more and more for them. This leads to a good emotional scene. Good actor. In addition, some of the kids, while cute, are also good little actors. Harada as Jiro's father is also perfect. Watch this and you shouldn't be disappointed.
|Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]|
One of the best dramas around [Rating: 10/10]
Yamashita, Kamenashi, and Horikita are awesome! I actually didn't know if I would like Nobuta after the first episode (a thought Akira was an obnoxious character and that the show overall was just a little too weird). Boy was I wrong. If you feel the same after ep 1, stay with it. It won't just grow on you, you actually be addicted. It's that good. Kamenashi is great as popular but flawed Shuji, and Yamashita works perfectly as oddball Akira (who becomes surprisingly philosophical as the show progresses). Finally, Horikita plays Nobuta as well as anyone could. Great performances all around. Don't miss it.
|Virgin Road [バージンロード]|
Decent drama with some good actors [Rating: 7/10]
Not one of the best dramas, but certainly more than watchable. You will be bored at times, but Sorimachi and Takeda give good performances. In fact, Takeda makes this drama as Wakui's father. Cool guy. One bad point, almost to the point of ruining this show for me, was Hosho Mai's character. Very, very annoying. Other than that, give it a try.