Unfair The Special: Double Meaning Rensa [review]


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Most of the characters in this show constantly annoyed me. I’m not sure if it’s just me having limited patience or they were truly irritating.

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No.1
This guy, Mochizuki’s superior took the top spot. Perhaps one can could justify that he acted the way he was because he had a secret he didn’t want Mochizuki digging around any further but I still find his actions really intolerable. As the team leader, he was like the typical boss that you just want to hit across the face for being useless, except throwing meaningless orders, anyone could have done.

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No.2
He’s been around in the previous series like way back but his eyes, expression and speaking tone somehow made him seem so arrogant. He’s got the brains and actually contributed to the case in some way or another, he’s one of the good cops but his whole body language and demeanor just didn’t sit well with me. I think I’ve had enough of characters trying to look cool and smart but kinda failed to do so? Like they have the opposite effect?

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No.3
Both these characters share the third spot. The new cop was alright but again, something about him was annoying me. This boss was obviously written like that to make us loathe him… I now feel sorry for Abe Sadao for taking this role. He deserves better.

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You would think the lead herself, Mochizuki probably didn’t do any better than her veteran counterparts. Well, you’re not far off the track. However, instead of annoying me, I just ended up being indifferent about her. I didn’t quite sympathize her situation. Sure, she was kidnapped when she was child and this particular special drama was trying to elaborate on that by letting us believe the same perpetrator was doing bad things to children again, including sending a message indirectly indicating to meet up with Mochizuki.

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So this woman who was kidnapped like Mochizuki was doing the same thing to kids in present time. She had this weird affection towards her kidnapper (god knows why but let’s just say she went mental about it). She wanted to meet her kidnapper again.

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Why do most cop dramas always involve their own people as the criminals? One is more than enough but TWO? The No.1 annoying team leader had a younger sister who was kidnapped years ago and his friend, the No.3 annoying new cop was supposed to babysit her, for the lack of better word, but he didn’t want to. He then saw her taken away by a stranger and didn’t have the guts to stop the stranger. The team leader’s younger sister came back safely but ended up committing suicide. The cops at the time didn’t continue investigating the case and soon it was forgotten. So No.1 and No.3 started copying the kidnapper’s method in order to make the police reopen the case.

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This was so ridiculous. Why would you make other kids suffer the same thing as your friend’s sister just to force the cops to reopen the case? And to think they grew up and became cops afterwards. Shouldn’t they actually investigate on their own instead of hurting other kids? I just don’t get the justification for all these. At this point, at least the mental girl’s action was more excusable than what these two men did.

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The only good thing in this entire show is Yoshida Yo. By the way, she was hinted to be the real original kidnapper at the end.

Oh Ryoko Shinohara only appeared like 2 minutes with one line.

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And this particular scene was just…
A cop littering while trying to act cool.

Not impressed.
Sure hope he actually picked up the trash and throw them properly into the bin.

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Rating: 5/10
Very forgettable show and definitely not worth your 2 hours. Let’s just wait for the actual Unfair movie shall we? Even then, I still worry the movie might not blow our mind. But at least, the screenwriter for the movie was the same person working on the series previously and this special drama had a different writer. To be honest, I’m not quite sure why they produced this Unfair series starring another character, they should just stick with Ryoko Shinohara’s plot.

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