There is a business called ihin seiri gaishi, companies that clean up after dead people. The most common request for such services comes when a person living alone dies and the family doesn’t want to go through the trouble of disposing of his or her belongings.
Aiko Tanizaki (Atsuko Takahata) runs such a business and solves associated mysteries in the course of carrying out her work. In the drama special “Ihin Seirinin Tanizaki Aiko III” (“Legacy Liquidation Expert Aiko Tanizaki #3″; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.) she is hired to clean up the luxury condo of a murdered man. The police think the man’s wife killed him for his inheritance, but once Aiko starts the job she is supervised every moment by the man’s brother, Tadao (Ren Osugi), who she finds to be a bit too heavy-handed.
In the six-part drama series “Koisuru Hae Onna” (“The Fly Woman Who Loves”; NHK-G, Tues., 10:55 p.m.), Mimula plays the title character, Emi Komori, an elementary school teacher who can’t seem to do anything right. She is constantly putting her foot in her mouth or misunderstanding the intentions of others. Her only source of satisfaction is complaining anonymously on the Internet.
In the first episode, Emi becomes involved in an incident at school that escalates to the point that her fiancee breaks up with her. She goes online to vent her frustrations and a stranger confronts her with her failures, calling her a “fly woman,” because, like a fly, all she does is circle around in the same space. But the stranger has a mission for Emi.
CM of the week
Panasonic: Blockbuster movies have incorporated techno geekery for years, and it seems strange that computer makers haven’t taken advantage of this image in their advertising. Panasonic does just that in the commercials for its new Let’s Note PC, which features a “hybrid” touch-panel display.
Long-haired, besuited actor Shota Matsuda runs at full speed through a montage of locations — office building, airport tarmac, highway tunnel, railway yard. Since he’s constantly looking over his shoulder it’s assumed he’s being pursued. In his hand is a notebook PC, which he drops at one point, retrieves, and then checks in a blur of hand motions. Your job couldn’t possibly be as high-pressured as his, so think how easy this PC would make it.