| 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 ...

| Sep 2, 2012

Dark dorm desires; "Lose to win"; CM of the week: Chintai

ManaKana, twins Mana and Kana Mikura, are television staples, frequently appearing together on variety shows and in the occasional drama as sisters who are always cheerful. This week, Mana steps away from her twin in the new daytime soap opera “Akai Ito no Onna” ...