Overprotected Kahoko (Japanese Drama Review)
I am watching this Japanese drama and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want to watch just one drama for this week, make it this Jdrama.
It has everything: laughther, pathos, angst, first love, being rejected, nuclear family, children who had flown the nest coming back to roost, ungrateful family members, desperation, filial love, everything.
Overprotected Kahoko is a story about a girl who in normal circumstances should be confident and knew how to navigate the world or at least her surrounding environment with independence and boldness typical of young adult.
Kahoko is 21 years old and in her last year of university and at this point should have a job to go to after graduation. But Kahoko is a different sort of girl. She has the pureness and innocence of a 12 years old.
She was overprotected by her parents, especially by her mother. The mother does everything for her. She was Kahoko’s human alarm clock, she wakes Kahoko every morning, she cooks and makes the girl’s bento for school, she was the driver, she takes Kahoko everywhere. She also chooses all of Kahoko’s clothes and what to wear each day. Kahoko relives her life everyday by watching from her library of videos of her ‘growing up’ everyday.
One day Kahoko met a young man, a young painter who is rather ‘upset’ with the world, how unfair the world is. He lectured Kahoko about her ‘princess’ complex and its effect to Japanese progress.
Their relationship is so cute.
There are so much going ons in this drama as it is a nuclear family with maternal and paternal family members are having issues of their own. But kudos to the actress playing Kahoko, she looks so pure and innocent, she is so watchable.
I can’t wait for episode 5.