| Jun 26, 2011

Disney collection appraisal; feline muses; CM of the week: Intel

The guest on the antique-appraisal show “Kaiun! Nandemo Kanteidan” (“Good Fortune! Team That Evaluates Anything”; TV Tokyo, Tues., 8:54 p.m.) is Hiroshi Yamamoto, the silver medalist in archery at the 2000 Athens Olympics. Yamamoto brings his huge collection of Disney-themed lapel pins and badges ...

| Apr 17, 2011

Middle-aged maternity dramas; CM of the week: Febreze

Middle-aged maternity seems to be a subtheme for the spring TV season. In NHK’s six-part drama series “Madonna Verde” (NHK-G, Tues., 10 p.m.), Ryoko Kuninaka plays Rie, a gynecologist-obstetrician who works at a university hospital. She herself becomes pregnant but later loses the child ...