Manhattan Love Story
10/9/03 - 12/18/03
Number of episodes:
Matsuoka Masahiro, Koizumi Kyoko, Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Morishita Aiko, Matsuo Suzuki, Sakai Wakana, Funakoshi Eiichiro, Tsukamoto Takashi
A rag-tag group of customers that frequent a cafe called Manhattan fall in and out of love with each other.
What is good:
Matsuoka can be hysterical as Tencho, the owner of Manhattan.
What is bad:
The show doesn't really get good until about episode 4.
This show both annoyed and amused me. Parts of it were absolutely awesome. Unfortunately, most of the beginning episodes are terrible. Also, the show could have ended at episode 7 with no problems. Instead, they dragged it on for another four episodes. The ending was still surprising and funny but it seemed tacked on. Would I watch it again? No. But I'm definitely going to try to track down more of Matsuoka's dramas!