I felt like I should do something special because it is my birthday today and decided that I would do a review I had been wanting to do for some time now.
I have always felt bad for never finding the time to watch this drama even though I have always meant to. I figure once I finish up with Sprout I will go ahead and watch the series. Since the SP aired first I figured there would be no harm in jumping things a bit and at least watch and review it. This is also a good example of a series that does not have a Johnny's as the lead actor but at least as a main supporting character, so I am willing to review it on this blog. Otherwise it would have only been reviewed on my other blog.
The basic premise of the series is that there is a master detective named Dan Morihiko who runs a school for detectives. He has decided to recruit a new class which attracts a motley crew, mostly children, who pass his tests to become his students. This special covers those tests and show how they passed them.
I doubt this will bother me going forward now that I know that is how things are bound to play out for the series, it just took me out of things until I figured it out while watching this though.
Overall I liked it. I do not think it is going to be a favorite series but I am still glad that I am finally watching this series. I will look forward to watching dramas with the younger members of this cast afterwords to see how they have improved since.
And while the mysteries never went as in depth as I would have liked they made sense and the audience could figure them out along with the characters, two big pluses for any series that is about mysteries. And with the time more constrained in a weekly series, as this special was about an hour and a half, I am hoping things keep more focused on the main story of the episode than this special was.