The Japanese TV Drama, “The Many Faces of Ito” has it all and then some.
I binge-watched it when it debuted on Netflix and may mostly re-watch it. Why?
Unrequited love. Misunderstandings. Best Friends Forever Betrayal.
Oh. My. Goodies!
The series is mostly about Rio Yazaki, a jaded rom-com screenwriter who is struggling to make a comeback and a pretentious, self-centered, and obnoxious student who upstages her. Whoever could he be?
Fortunately, Rio isn’t necessarily an innocent by-stander or angel. That would be boring. And Japanese TV Dramas are rarely boring. Rio digs into the lives of four “love-sick” women, pretending to help them, but she’s really “mining” for the golden bits to aid her in writing.
I clearly loved watching this movie. If you’re a writer, a reader, a lover, a fighter, a naughty and challenging student, or even a mix of some, or all of the above, you might enjoy watching this series.