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A LIFE: A LOVE

A LIFE: A LOVE
  • January 15, 2017 9pm (First Episode: an extended episode)
  • Cast:Takuya Kimura, Yuko Takeuchi, Kenichi Matsuyama, Fumino Kimura, Nanao, Akira Emoto, Min Tanaka, Takashi Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Tadanobu Asano
  • URL:http://www.tbs.co.jp/ALIFE/

This winter, TBS brings you its Sunday drama about the doctors that face the precious lives of their patients. Love, desire, friendship, envy and pride all collide in this human love story set in Danjo Memorial Hospital.
Okita (Takuya Kimura) comes back from America after 10 years away to perform cardiac surgery on his mentor and hospital director - Toranosuke (Akira Emoto). However, Okita's return raises an awkward relationship among Toranosuke's daughter and pediatric surgeon - Mifuyu (Yuko Takeuchi) and her husband Masao (Tadanobu Asano), the hospital's deputy director. Okita and Mifuyu used to date, but Masato - one of Okita's childhood friends - married Mifuyu after Okita left to America and now helps run the hospital.
Meanwhile, director of the first surgery department, Hamura (Mitsuhiro Oikawa) is opposed to Toranosuke's surgery, a young doctor, Igawa is skeptical about Okita's direction of the surgery, and scrub nurse - Yuki begins to have an interest in Okita.
Watching over Okita's work on the day of the operation with the hospital's consulting lawyer, Minori (Nanao), Masao realises how much Okita has developed his surgical skills. The operation seems like a big success, however...

Grade A Reversal

Grade A Reversal
  • January 13, 2017 10pm (First episode: an extended episode)
  • Cast:Sadao Abe, Kyoko Fukada, Mikuu Yamada, Wakadanna, Sarutoki Minagawa,Koki Okada, Yosuke Kawamura, Fuka Koshiba, Jun Kaname, Shunsuke Kazama, Kaoru Kobayashi
  • URL:http://www.tbs.co.jp/gekokujo_juken/

A father with only a junior high school education worries about his daughter's future and decides to send her to a topnotch junior high school, while not only encouraging her to study but also studying together with her.

Shinichi Sakurai (Sadao Abe) is a junior high school graduate who works for a mid-sized real estate company. His wife, Kanako (Kyoko Fukada), is also a junior high school graduate, and they are blessed with a daughter - Kaori (Mikuu Yamada). Even though the family isn't wealthy, they live happily together.

One day, however, Kaori receives the horrific result she scored on a nationwide exam. "Will my daughter be just a junior high school graduate as well?" Shinichi asks. After deciding to send Kaori to an elite school, worried Shinichi soon realizes his daughter will be in the bottom class in a cram school which makes it impossible for her to pass the school entrance exam.

Shinichi names the study room at home as "My cram school" and studies together with Kaori to make a way for her to enter a competitive school.

Quartet/Lovers & Liars

Quartet/Lovers & Liars
  • January 17, 2017 10pm (First episode: an extended episode)
  • Cast:Takako Matsu, Hikari Mitsushima, Issey Takahashi, Ryuhei Matsuda, Riho Yoshioka, Takeshi Tomizawa (Sandwich Man), Akiko Yagi, Mummy-D, Masako Motai
  • URL:http://www.tbs.co.jp/quartet2017/

Four men and women have a "chance" encounter - each of them on a shallow downward slope of life without ever having reached a peak or fulfilled their dreams. They form a quartet and live together in Karuizawa. But there is a secret behind the "chance" encounterí─
Scriptwriter Yuji Sakamoto - the master of human dramas - joins forces with a cast of popular actors such as Takako Matsu, Hikari Mitsushima, Issey Takahashi and Ryuhei Matsuda to create a bitter-sweet love story and human suspense.

Maki (Takako Matsu) and Tsukasa (Ryuhei Matsuda) arrive at a cottage in Karuizawa where they find Suzume (Hikari Mitsushima) and Yutaka (Issey Takahashi) waiting for them. They are all musical performers who decided to form a quartet after first meeting in a karaoke booth in Tokyo. When arriving to perform live in a restaurant, the quartet come across Benjamin Takita, a pianist with "9 months to live". Then suddenly Maki comes up with a wild idea.

Rental Lovers

Rental Lovers

On Christmas Eve, Kosuke Yamada (Taiga), a 22-year-old university student who's never had a girlfriend, is somehow guided by a suspicious middle-aged man - Kenbutsu Takami (Yoichi Nukumizu), and rents Remi Takasugi (Ayame Goriki) at a rental girlfriend agency - "Rental Lovers". Remi, the most popular rental girlfriend of the agency, has well researched Kosuke's taste and even wears a costume of an anime character that he likes on the date. Kosuke instantly falls for Remi, however, he soon finds out that Remi is a mysterious girl who wears a bandage on her neck and never smiles while off-duty. Then the story of Kosuke, Remi, a Kosuke's childhood friend - Sumire (Yukino Kishii), and his best friend - Hayato (Kentaro) goes to an unexpected direction.