9:45 pm - 10/20/2009
“Tokyo DOGS” starts high
Fuji TV’s "Tokyo DOGS" starring Oguri Shun had a satisfying start this Monday. The dorama airs in the prestigious Monday-09pm (getsu9) time slot and achieved ratings of 18.7% for its first episode, the highest start of a dorama in this time slot this year.
It was a good choice for Fuji TV to go a new way for their Monday dorama. "Tokyo DOGS" is an action-comedy dorama featuring bipolar characters that make quite a rough combination and shows how they are able to settle various incidents. Oguri plays a kind of "dull" elite detective while Mizushima Hiro plays an "emotional" detective with a "one-track mind". It’s fun to watch those two characters interact with each other and the dorama has a nice tempo in general.
Yoshitaka Yuriko plays the heroine, a woman with important informations of a big crime organization the two are chasing who unfortunately lost her memories. Other top-class actors include Miura Tomokazu who plays the boss of them and Tanako Yoshiko who plays the mother of Oguri’s character. Also appearing as colleagues are Otsuka Nene, Katsuji Ryo and Azuma Mikihisa among others. EXILE provides the theme song for the dorama.
The ratings are expected to stay at such a high level.