The natural reaction to the central situation of the new comedy-drama series, “Otosan to Yobasete” (“Call Me Father(-in-law)”; Fuji TV, Tues., 10 p.m.), is queasiness. Though May-December romances are a fairly common cultural touchstone, here the idea is played for maximum discomfort.

Tamotsu (Kenichi Endo) is an middle-aged manager at a mid-level trading company who has been so dedicated to his work that he never had the time to get married. Then he meets Miran (Misako Renbutsu), who is taken with his honesty and industriousness, and for the first time Tamotsu falls in love.

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