The word “omokuri” in the title of the variety show “Omokuri Kantoku” (Fuji TV, Sun., 9 p.m.) is a combination of the words “omoshiroii” (interesting) and “creator.” The program invites several people famous in other fields to “direct” television shows based on their own ideas. Then a panel of judges, headed by comedian and director Beat Takeshi, critiques the finished products.
Among this week’s directors making videos on the theme of “Gourmet” is Takashi Niigaki, the musician who actually wrote all the music that best-selling composer Mamoru Samuragochi claimed he had written but didn’t. Niigaki is a straightforward storyteller, and the jury finds his artless, earnest video amusing. Also on hand is comedian Tsubasa Tobinaga, whose work dramatizes the “dream of a young comic,” and which the jury finds “quite provocative.”