[Discussion] Higashino Keigo Mysteries

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[Discussion] Higashino Keigo Mysteries

Post by doramaworld » Aug 12th, '12, 07:44

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Title: Higashino Keigo Mysteries
Official website: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/higashino-keigo/index.html
Broadcast by: FujiTV
O.A. Start Date: 5 July 2012
Timeslot: Thursdays 10pm

Cast and List of episodes:

Navigator: Nakai Kiichi

Sayonara Coach (Goodbye, Coach)
Starring Karasawa Toshiaki
Co-stars include Tanaka Rena, Toda Naho, Nishioka Tokuma

Hannin no inai satsujin no yoru (A night where a murder's culprit is non-existent)
Starring Sakaguchi Kenji

Endless Night
Starring Matsushita Nao

Reiko to Reiko (Reiko and Reiko)
Starring Mizuki Arisa

Amai hazu nano ni (It's supposed to be sweet)
Starring: Sorimachi Takashi

Charades ga ippai (Many charades)
Starring Nagasawa Masami

Shiroi Kyoki (A white murder weapon)
Starring Toda Erika

Chiisana Koi no Monogatari (A small intentional story)
Starring Miura Haruma

Kekkon Houkoku (Marriage report)
Starring Hirosue Ryoko

20nenme no Yakusoku (A promise in the 20th year)
Starring Shinohara Ryoko

Saisei Majutsu no Onna (A woman who has rejuvenation tricks)
Starring Suzuki Kyoka
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Post by doramaworld » Aug 12th, '12, 07:50

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Post by forweg » Aug 23rd, '12, 07:01

I was really looking forward to this show, but I'm kinda disappointed so far. Why does almost every single episode have to revolve around a married couple in their 30's or 40's?

It's not bad or anything, just nothing special. Only really good episode so far was ep 4 to me.

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Post by Sorvaseven » Aug 23rd, '12, 10:40

Interesting article on jdorama.wordpress:

Fuji TV’s Higashino Keigo Drama Hit by Low Ratings and Writer’s Strong Protests?

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Post by prestoli » Aug 28th, '12, 05:12

I've watched the first 4 eps and the only one I like is #2 with Sakaguchi because I felt the mystery was the most complex and the pacing was good.

Usually in mysteries the story can take one of 2 approaches: who did it or why'd they do it. If it's revealed early on who did it I think the discovery of why they did it should be especially interesting. I can't say that's true for me for eps 1, 3 or 4, in fact I thought the reason why they did it was pretty boring and the path to getting there just dragged on and on, especially in ep 3.

And if I never hear the words "Sayonara, Coach" ever again, it'll be too soon.
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Post by Romance » Aug 30th, '12, 09:50

Actually im quite disappointed with this series. It's just missing "something", the first ep is a good example of this.. oh it was so slow and boring...

Havent watched the most recent episode though!

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Post by noshadow31 » Sep 2nd, '12, 08:09

Does it get better in the later episodes? A bit hesitant to download the whole series now... :(
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Post by prestoli » Sep 2nd, '12, 15:03

noshadow31 wrote:Does it get better in the later episodes? A bit hesitant to download the whole series now... :(
I wouldn't want to discourage you from watching (esp. ep 2 since I'm a big Sakaguchi fan), and I'll finish watching the series, but so far it's underwhelming to me.

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Post by noshadow31 » Sep 3rd, '12, 03:09

prestoli: LOL thank you. your reply really made my decision easier -> which is to d/l only some episodes with eye-candy. :P
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Post by doramaworld » Sep 13th, '12, 05:43

Ep 3's review is up:
http://doramaworld.blogspot.sg/2012/09/ ... es-ep.html

Please share your comments if any! :D
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Post by prestoli » Oct 5th, '12, 07:41

I've continued watching and thought the Erika Toda episode was pretty good (although pretty easy to figure out).

But I loved Ep 9 with Hirosue Ryoko! I didn't know she was so good at comedy and I thought they kept up the suspense for the mystery quite well.

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