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[J-Drama] JOKER Yurusaseru Sosakan (2010)

662357JOKER Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai) is a detective on the Kanagawa prefectural police force. During the day, he is known as a "Buddha" for his gentle personality, pouring all of his energy into resolving each case. At night, however, he transforms into a cruel punisher as his gentleness gives way to his anger towards the criminals. The series poses questions about what justice and evil truly are.– Tokyograph

This police drama is a modern day Robin Hood story with a twist. The twist is, that they “put away” criminals who are unpunishable by the law. It’s an exciting drama that always leaves me guessing and makes me think.

9i4pyaI honestly watched this because it’s a  NISHIKIDO RYO drama. I mean, what else  would I watch it for. Though, I have been known to enjoy several mystery/police dramas such as   Galileo, MR. Brain  and Unubore Deka.  This is a different drama because it is highly dramatic and very different.  When I say different, I mean the whole concept is just unique.  The thought that there is an underground society getting rid of those unpersecutable by law is by far something to think about.It doesn’t only talk about crimes and how to solve it, it shows the darkness of the days and how twisted a system really is.

So, basically it’s not a drama you’d watch on a day when you’re too tired to think. It’s heavy, it’s dark, kind of depressing and really deep. This kind of drama makes you process. Think CSI with a twist.  The drama got that theme right.

Ryo, being the snarky forensic scientist ( perfect role for him IMHO), in the drama is the icing on the cake for me. I loved it. I watched it from start to finish, and it always made me want more. That said, I am hoping for a 2nd Season. Though, they pretty much closed it at the SP. They could actually show the team investigating JOKER.

This is definitely something to watch if you want a thrilling drama that will keep you on your toes.

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