Fresh from his success in the insanely popular salaryman drama “Hanzawa Naoki,” Masato Sakai reprises a decidedly different character, the despicably ridiculous attorney Komikado in the second run of “Legal High” (Fuji TV, Wed., 10 p.m.).
In the opening episode, Komikado and his assistant Maizumi (Yui Aragaki) receive a request for representation from a woman named Kiwa (Koyuki), who is appealing her conviction for the murder of her husband. Prosecutors claim she poisoned her better half for insurance money and convinced the judge to hand down the death penalty. She’s hoping Komikado, who hasn’t lost a case in years, will defend her. Being the publicity-seeking narcissist he is, the attorney can’t resist, and through an intermediary arranges a meeting with the oddball prosecutor, Daigo (Ken Matsudaira), which he’s not supposed to do.