Sunday, May 30, 2010

ザ・クイズショウ The Quiz Show Season 2– Release April 09

Kumo Japan Drama sneak!!

Japan Drama Story:
The Quiz Show is a place that helps people to achieve their dream. In each episode a contestant is chosen carefully to take on the challenge. Contestant needs to answer 7 questions correctly before they are able to take on the final question that can make their dream comes true. The challenge might seems easy if one is well prepare and knowledgeable. But The Quiz Show is not just a plain simple entertainment show. Every contestant is chosen carefully and the plot is carefully design. The combination between the host Kamiyama Satoru (Sakurai Sho) 櫻井翔 and the director Honma Toshio (Yokoyama Yu) 横山裕 successfully brings the show to the top by capturing the audience attention. The Quiz Show started out with a high viewing rate with extraordinary excitement that reveals secrets and dark side of contestant.  No doubt high viewing rate is what TV network wants, but as the show continues…

Feelings and comments:
The first thing that comes to my mind after watching this Japanese drama is the popular game show “The Moment of Truth”. The questions ask in the show are personal and sensitive. I suppose what attracts the audience is the unexpected facial expression of the contestants, plus the naked truth and secrets. In addition if the show comes out live, anything can happen. The temptation of waiting and hoping something goes wrong or unexpected scene is irresistible.
    There are some connection between season 2 and season 1. Both of them seem to focus in one particular topic – The Seven Deadly Sin. You may find some old faces that are from season 1 but still the storyline can be understood even if you didn’t watch the first season. Each episode in this drama builds up the mystery behind by revealing pieces of puzzle one by one.
    One thing for sure, the conversation and interacting between the host Kamiyama Satoru (Sakurai Sho) 櫻井翔 and the contestants are fascinating. I suppose that’s the most interesting part in each episode. It’s where you can really see the acting ability.

Things that caught my eyes:
The person who invites all the contestants seems to know his way around. Well, at least he’s able to show up in the appropriate time and location to present the invitation card. This is a quiz show. Everything is plan accordingly.

Japan Drama Rating:
Nice to watch. It’s a new kind of excitement which happens within the one hour of live quiz program.

TV series, Original Soundtrack, 2009 Japanese Drama : - The Quiz Show II - W/ English Subtitle

Drama Theme Song: Ashita no Kioku by Arashi

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