What hinders me from enjoying this drama is that I have no clue with what it is trying to do. It comes off as a drama that should be trying to bring some meaningful message to it but I am not seeing one, or at least not consistently. That and it seems to amp up the drama for the sake of drama, making it hard to believe. I think if perhaps Tenma Ryo (Inagaki Goro) was without all the personal family drama he would make for a good point of view character for the series because without that there really is none for the audience to be able to place themselves in their position.
|If I was a drinker I would have made a drinking game around this expression.|
At this point in the drama there is quite the cast of characters to try to keep track of. This is probably another reason why it would have been better to skip Tenma having personal drama to deal with and just focus on the kids and their issues.
A drama like this should be built around the characters and have stories naturally come from them but it feels like the opposite is going on. It is hard to believe that characters who have worked themselves up to becoming emotional and irrational can suddenly shift to calm and rational the next. The reverse can be believed as people can hide those things or sometimes such behavior can be triggered by something but I know I have never heard of the reverse happening. So I can only think that this happens in this drama because the script calls for it.
I will muddle through the rest of this and hope that perhaps closer to the end there will be some clarity given in some of the story lines. But I have given up hoping that this drama knows what it is trying to do.