For those unfamiliar with these drama reviews what I do is write up my impression of the drama from the first episode (example for Engine), then around the midway mark, usually episode five or six, I do another write up about how I feel about the drama then (example for Engine). Then I do one final write up after I complete watching the series to sum everything up (example for Engine). I decided to do this as I really did not want to do a write up for every episode and in fact I was thinking of doing just this for Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou but I fell in love with that show so much I changed my mind and made it an exception to the rule.
So enough of explanations and on to my impressions.
When it comes to mysteries I love Agatha Christie and grew up watching shows like Murder, She Wrote and Matlock. From that I have a soft spot for murder mysteries, especially ones that allow the audience to pick up the clues themselves and figure it out around the same time the characters in the show does. And Kagi no Kakatta Heya fits this very well so far.
|Junko should never be around big red buttons.|
I think it is interesting that the "investigators" of the series are mainly lawyers and not police, though when you think about it it's a sensible decision. Using police for this kind of show is done all the time so using another profession gives things a bit of a different spin and lawyers would still have enough interest in getting to the truth in matters such as this so it is not overly far fetched to why they should care even though this is not about the court trials as other mystery shows with lawyers tend to be.
|I think I see why these glasses are so popular right now.|
|The investigation is afoot!|
|"As you can see the culprit lifted the roof off the room..."|
Overall I really enjoyed the first episode of this show and I am in a way glad that I waited to watch it as I do not have to wait a week for the next episode. At least not yet as I have the feeling I will be catching up to this series pretty quickly.