Goro Inagaki adds his peculiar comic touch to the role of a prosecutor’s investigator, thus muscling in on fellow SMAP member Takuya Kimura’s territory. Kimura’s most famous character is the irreverent (at least in terms of sartorial choices) prosecutor in the “Hero” series. In the special two-hour drama “Dr. Kenji Morohashi” (“Dr. Prosecutor Morohashi”; Fuji TV, Fri., 9 p.m.), Inagaki’s special distinction is that he also possesses a license to practice medicine.

After a female idol singer dies under mysterious circumstances, Dr. Morohashi suspects malpractice is afoot at the hospital where she was treated. In order to infiltrate the hospital without the administration knowing why he’s there, he goes on a drinking binge and then has himself admitted for observation as a patient. While under the hospital’s care he secretly looks into the activities of Dr. Ryoko Okita (Yoshino Kimura), who was the attending physician for the dead idol. As it turns out, Dr. Okita is up for a professorship.

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