Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi Episode 1 First Look
I think it’s safe to say that pretty much all of us have our “guilty pleasure” shows- where we enjoy something despite its many flaws for some odd reason. (aka Ohno’s smiley face!)
So the story is rather simple- Samejima (Ohno Satoshi) is the uptight president of a prestigious hotel chain and one day he crosses paths with Shibayama (Haru) and falls in love at first sight; from then on, he starts seeing things in a more positive light.
That’s it, that is what the show is gonna be about lol.
Honestly, it was a so-so first episode, that felt draggy at times and boring. Obviously, it doesn’t help that Samejima is a huge manchild, that is spoiled, bratty, fires people for non-sensical reasons and generally epitomizes everything that makes you NOT root for the main character; and that is a problem, when you find yourself not caring to empathize at all with the main lead. (Ohno does a great job though, he reads GRUMPYYYY MASTER all the time!)
However, after the dreary first part of the episode, there is some silver lining and that is OHNO’S SMILEY FACE. (lol no jk jk) Well, I mean it was sort of nice seeing Samejima trying to get Shibayama’s attention with milk and making an effort to actually do something that won’t make him come off as an asshole for one, so yeah.
Shibayama is honest (should have given him MORE HELL about his knack of firing people, but at least someone spoke up!) and carefree, but has some past connection with an ex lover from Belgium that seems to drag her down; she’s all cheered up when she drinks milk or sees other people drinking milk though lol. (GOT MILK? it could be an alternative title for the series)
Other characters include Samejima’s faithful secretary that puts up with his antics, Wada, his “archenemy” as he owns the rival hotel chain that is currently number 1 in country, and the order of employees that are scared of him and his mood swings.
It seems like the angle of the show is gonna be along the lines “love changes everything!!11” except..the in-love-at-first-sight of Samejima felt a bit off (the plot says that Shibayama was his first love though? it didn’t seem like that in the premiere?) but if the show maintains its humour and Samejima starts changing for the better (and STOP FIRING PEOPLE) we’ve got something in here.
Every season I got my guilty pleasure show- most recently, last year’s Fall Season it was 5-ji Kara, this Winter’s season it was DameKoi, it seems like Sekamuzu will be Spring’s one! Hopefully it will develop into something more than only ‘miring Ohno’s puppy face! One thing’s for sure; it is gonna be a difficult romance!
Onwards to episode 2 then- Samejima more smiles and less frowning please!
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang.co only + huge thanks to earthcolors