I read Japanese TV drama Hanzawa Naoki will be release in HongKong and Taiwan in next week(?). Wow it's fast! Because the program was over just two weeks ago. Personally I don't have TV and I don't watch TV show but I watched Hanzawa Naoki because I was curious cos it was such popular and almost everyday I read some article about the program. Here is the good post about Hanzawa Naoki.
Then what do I feel for that? It was interesting but apparently nothing new, it was like old Japanese drama "jidaigeki"(historical play). Almost every Jidaigeki has pattern "politic justice" and dramatic turnabout. Just a regular nice man reveals the real his rank "man of power" and conqures the evils in the end. It happened always last 10 minutes and even audience knew such same ending but they love it and wait it. The very popular jidaigei "Mito Komon", "Toyama no Kinsan", "Abareno Shogun" they had such same patterns. Hanzawa Naoki is not the man of power thought, I guess people would feel the same catharsis when Hanzawa won to his evel bosses. Dogeza scene correspond to the jidaigeki's last 10 minutes. I guess Asian poeple understood, but for western people it can't be good scene to feel good? Not sure. Anyway Toyama no Kinsan show his Cherry Blossom tatoo to proof he was the one. This is the scene..