The Fangirls’ Japanese Drama Review: Stay Tuned!

Stay Tuned! is a story about six new hires at a television station. Five of them are flummoxed that the station also hired the most clueless and inept person from the interviews. Little did they know there was a special program for dummies.

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A Different Kind of Prosecutor: Hero (2001)

Thanks to suggestions from Dramas With a Side of Kimchi reader Junny, I have been watching some classic older Japanese dramas lately. Today I am talking about Hero, which aired in 2001 and was so popular it spawned a special, a second season, and two movies. It stars Takuya Kimura and Takako Matsu, who had already been together in two dramas (including Long Vacation) and had an established chemistry. It is a humorous view of a young prosecutor who had been a high school delinquent, and his unorthodox way of investigating cases. Let’s look at it and see why people loved it so much!

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