|Moto Kare [元カレ]|
A not so dramatic drama...so? [Rating: 9/10]
Motokare is great and has its share of popularity not because it's dramatic but realistic. Makoto play mind games just like girls in REAL LIFe do. Like near the end Toji is torn between the one he truly likes but is moving away (Makoto), and the one he kindda likes but is right there (Nao), just like guys in REAL LIFE do. I'll have to say that this situation is TOO realistic, from experiences. The only unrealistic part is the ending because YEAH if it's real life, chances are the guy will choose Nao because guys are weak. =P
I got nothing against other people's poor review on this drama, because after all, it's a drama and is meant to be dramatic. It does have its unrealistic moments, but I don't think they interfere with the main point all that much. I'd recommend Motokare only if you are not looking for a dramatic story full of original surprises and only-in-drama moments, but rather something that you can relate to, or something that even happened to you or around you. It is at times so painfully true to the point that you'd rather change the channel to seek other mind-pleasing tv poisons. Motokare is not the best nor the most realistic drama ever, but I love it. Still, it does not fit everyone's taste.