THE GOOD WIFE
- Starts Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m. (First episode extended by 25 mins.)
- Cast:Takako Tokiwa, Kotaro Koizumi, Kiko Mizuhara, Takumi Kitamura, Kenichi Endo, Chikako Kaku, Kotaro Yoshida, Toshiaki Karasawa
Takako Tokiwa stars in a TBS Sunday Drama for the first time in 19 years since “Beautiful Life”. A story of a housewife who resumes her career as a lawyer after 16 years following the arrest of her elite prosecutor husband who is being charged for sex and political corruption.
This drama is based on “The Good Wife”, an extremely popular television series produced in the United States, and which aired for 7 years from 2009 until 2016. This legal entertainment drama depicts with insight and humor how the main character tackles the many obstacles and challenges she faces as a lawyer after her life changes 180 degrees.
Following her husband’s betrayal and arrest, Kyoko Hasumi (Takako Tokiwa) decides to resume her career as a lawyer. Masahiro Tada (Kotaro Koizumi), a friend from law school, who jointly manages a law firm with Yoshie Kamiyama (Chikako Kaku), puts in a good word for her and they hire her. However, Kyoko realizes how difficult it is to return to work as a lawyer after such a long absence. Meanwhile, Soichiro (Toshiaki Karasawa), her husband in jail, tells her that he wants to atone for his infidelity…
Maison de Police
- Starts Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m. (First episode extended by 15 mins.)
- Cast:Mitsuki Takahata, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Ryo Kimura, Masahiro Toda, Fumiyo Kohinata, Goro Noguchi, Takuzo Kadono, Masaomi Kondo
Mitsuki Takahata stars in a TBS drama for the first time as a detective.
Based on the popular novel series by the same title, this drama is a story about a young female detective who solves puzzling cases with former police officers, a group of older men with rather strong personalities who live in a shared house. Each episode is a different story starring unique veteran actors, such as Hidetoshi Nishijima who plays the role of a former elite detective and now the servant at the shared house. A video of a person being burned to death is uploaded on a video site. The Yanagimachi-kita Police Station suspects that it is a copycat crime of the “Death Dance” case that occurred five years ago. Hiyori Makino (Mitsuki Takahata) visits Soichiro Natsume (Hidetoshi Nishijima) who was in charge of the case at the time. He lives in a shared house for retired police officers called “Maison de Police”. Although the residents of this shared house - owned by Aritsugu Date (Masaomi Kondo) who used to be one of the top officials- now suffer from presbyopia, backache and high blood pressure, they were all once topnotch detectives with extensive experience. And so begins Hiyori’s strange investigation meetings with these older men…
A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love
- Starts Tuesday, January 15 at 10 p.m.
- Cast:Kyoko Fukada, Kento Nagayama, Ryusei Yokohama, Tomoya Nakamura, Yumi Adachi, Sarutoki Minagawa, Yo Takahashi, Marin, Shingo Tsurumi, Katsuhisa Namase, Fumi Dan
A love comedy based on Aki Mochida’s comic book of the same title.
After failing the entrance exam to The University of Tokyo, a prestigious university, 32-year-old Junko (Kyoko Fukada) lost all motivation and hope. She failed to find a good job, and has had no luck in finding love either. She now works in a low-ranking cram school, but her lack of motivation could get her fired any time. However, her life begins to change when three different types of men suddenly enter her life.
Kyohei (Ryusei Yokohama) comes to Junko’s cram school and asks her to help him get into The University of Tokyo. This seems like an impossible challenge. His hair is dyed pink and students at his school are considered dropouts. Not only that, Junko herself failed the entrance exams to The University of Tokyo. Meanwhile, Junko’s childhood friend’s cousin, Masashi (Kento Nagayama), a graduate of Tokyo University and now an elite businessman, suddenly proposes to Junko upon his return to Japan. Junko also finds out that Kyohei’s school teacher, Yamashita (Tomoya Nakamura), was her classmate in high school and that he had once asked her out.