I've read alot of posts and the thing that disappoints me the most is the attitude toward the show. I understand that it has flaws, like every other show that airs, but its not to the extent that many have made it seem. I am enjoying it and to each his own, however I think its really sad the Kimura-san has so much to shoulder himself, when there are other actors, writers, directors, etc. Plus I find myself greatly disagreeing with many opinions. At times, I wonder if we're all watching the same show.
Speaking of the story, I think it was mentioned that it was "typical" concerning Maemi and Ren and I agree. But isn't "every" love story typical in some respect. Love itself is simple but its how we get there, how we express it, how we give and receive it, that makes it new, innovative, passionate and compelling. No, I won't be stunned if Maemi and Ren end up together, nor will I be surprised if they never quite get there, though I hope they do. And if they don't, then, well this really ISN'T a love story at all, not between a man and a woman. I know that Xiu Mei (whom I refer to as China) exists but what she and Ren have isn't love. They haven't proven that to me. Not in the least.
I will admit readily that the last 6 eps have not proven to be the love story that was promised but I do enjoy the chemistry between all the actors. China's character is annoying and though I think that she is working secretly with Hazami, she could be genuine. I don't hold my breath, however, my imagination and drama hopes could be working overtime.
joisuramu wrote: I'm feeling a bit let down after reading Rensuke's blog. Today, he saw more アメンボ (water strider) and felt happy seeing them. (long sigh....) does that mean there's going to be more of Xiu Mei? My goodness, I thought she's gone already....
I remembered in Ep. 2, Maemi was at work by herself and then Rensuke came into the room, asking her what she thinks of those 4 coins. She was about to explain it to him, but was interrupted by his phone call.
I don't think that we can hope so soon that China made her last appearance. Its only ep 6. I'm sure we have more to look forward to that will piss us off where she is concerned. I really am in awe at myself for hating this character so much. I will say that I felt LCL did a great job in the airport scene(ep 6). China pisses me off for being the idiot baby that I thought she was but the actress was subtle in a few moments.
As for the H2O strider, I think this throws back to the problem with most couples in dramas that should be together but aren't: TIMING. I get the sense that Rensuke and Maemi have never been on the same page in the same book relationally. Like when we find out that she was the first to mention it, obviously back then her statement and that convo meant little to him at the time, whereas now its greatly important but for the majority of ep 1-2 he couldn't figure out why. To me ep2 and that conversation especially, gives the viewer all we needed to know about how this story will end.
I don't think I have any real expectations besides finding out what Hazami really wants or what is base reasons are. Beyond that I just want to see how it all pans out.