| Dec 9, 2012

"Give it a try!"; A Matsumoto mystery; CM of the week: Pizza Hut

Celebrity couples are very popular among variety-show producers, but in recent years they have shown more interest in another two-for-one bargain: the parent-child pairing. This week a special two-hour edition of the consumer challenge show, “Otameshi Ka!” (“Give It a Try!”; TV Asahi, Mon. ...

| Oct 7, 2012

All-star drama; A male concubine; CM of the week: Wacoal

Nonsatellite TV drama series tend to have the exact same look and sound, regardless of what they’re about. That may finally change with the broadcast of “Going My Home” (Fuji TV, Tuesday, 9 p.m.). Written and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, the ...