Rosie from Shine A Light Rose, Cherry from J Drama Reviews, and Heisui from My Drama Tea discuss Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo
Honestly, I didn’t have much expectations for this series when I started it. I was so sure it was going to be yet another feel-good high school romance kind of thing. Well, I must admit defeat. I have been enjoying three episodes of a super fun, sweet but not sickly sweet love story. Though it took me a while to like Kotoko, I fell for Naoki instantly. There goes my weakness for ikemen. I still can’t believe Furukawa Yuki
(Naoki) is 25 while Honoka Miki
(Kotoko) is 15! That’s one invisible 10-year gap.
Unfortunately, episode 4 does not live up to expectation. I couldn’t agree more with Rosie. The plot is too focused with Naoki’s university entrance exam and the stupid handmade bad-luck charm from Kotoko. I find all the ‘incidents’ he faced due to the charm incredibly silly, only to be followed with an even sillier end to all the bad-luck. I was almost at my limit on fast-forwarding the drama at Kotoko’s appendicitis. I love how Rosie pointed out the fact that she doesn’t need surgery after all. Considering how it’s all already oh-so-dramatic, why not add some more drama?
Seems like the director sensed this lack of drama, which is why Kotoko decided to not be near Naoki anymore and she left the house.
Seriously, Kotoko? And I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. Like Rosie said, where are you going to go now? Do you even have enough money? Then, of course, out of nowhere comes prince Naoki, talking some sense to her.
Ironically, Naoki talking some sense to Kotoko is actually what made me rate up this episode. I was going to give it a 4 before. Good thing this last scene kinda made things a bit better.
My favourite line from Naoki: ‘It was kind of fun. It was my first time being nervous seeing my exam results.’
Definitely an ‘awwwww’ moment.
Aside from Kotoko-Naoki, I missed Kotoko’s fan, or should I say trio-of-fans. Kin-chan (Yamada Yuki
) and his two minions are just super fun to watch. They probably get around 5 seconds of on screen time on this episode. Who agrees we need more Kin-chan?
Acting-wise, I think everyone did a pretty decent job. I should point out that I love how Naoki speaks perfect English, in line with his perfect scores. It’s just a bit disappointing when you hear Engrish when the character’s supposed to be like this perfect guy who all the girls drool over.
So, what do people think? Do we want more lovey-dovey or more university troubles? Maybe we could have Kotoko troubling over her choice of degree in uni, or perhaps even over something more trivial, like part-time jobs for example. Now, that would be fun.
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