I’m feeling rather sad that most of Jdramas are ending this week. I mean my watch list is clearing up. It is good to clear my list but I quickly feel empty knowing that it will be a short list. So Bel quickly added Nigeru Onna to our watch list. The synopsis seems enticing for me to watch it. I don’t know… Lately, I’m into dark dramas. For some reason, I feel satisfied watching twisted dramas. It is gratifying and rewarding to my appetite. Call me crazy….. Or am I starting to feel Himura Hideo on me! I feel like killing someone!!! Not literally, of course! *laughs*
Anyway, Nigeru Onna is a drama that you don’t want to mess up with. It’s very dark, very scheming, and very realistic! Perhaps it is one of the best wrongfully accused dramas of all time! Nigeru Onna is flawless and perfectly written. To be on the side of a wrongfully accused, to be in her shoes and understand how she is treated, looked, perceived and to be on her side to seek the truth are simply factors that made me marathon the last 4 episodes.
Perhaps, this is a really straightforward drama that you shouldn’t miss. Rieko was finally released from the prison after wasting 10 years of a crime that she never committed in the first place. Once out, her goal is to seek the truth from Azumi, her good friend, who was Rieko’s only alibi. It took her searching to countryside to find Azumi. While searching for her, Mio is following her every move and in the end, she pretty much attached herself to Rieko. Mio does not leave Rieko alone. She is weird and acted as if she’s Rieko’s personal angel. But Rieko does not know Mio’s dark life. She has committed REAL murder prior to following Rieko. One day, Rieko’s purse was snatched and Mio ran towards the thief and got Rieko’s purse bag. But Rieko does not know that the thief is now dead. Killed by Mio. Why would she kill him?
Either way, Mio has her own purpose. She wants to die but never dare to commit her own death. Rieko wants to live and wants to find the truth. These two are two sad characters. Rieko never got her answered because Mio killed Azumi. So the show ended without us knowing why Azumi confessed that she never met Rieko in the first place that led Rieko being condemned as a murderer. The show itself is not just about these two. Sakuma, the police officer, felt guilty over his rushing in fingerpointing at Rieko for Takuya’s death. And now he wants to protect her. But his so-called protection out of fear that Rieko would kill Azumi appeared to Rieko as if he is waiting for her to kill, again.
Ahhhh this show has so much goodness! In fewer than 6 episodes long, this is one drama you should not miss. I strongly recommend Nigeru Onna! For all the reasons… You will feel empathy with Rieko the most. I would love to tell you about Mio. The actress playing Mio is fantastic! She did a good job playing a creepy and crazy character. Overall, this is a must watch drama. You won’t regret it! Plus, it is refreshing to watch strong female characters in a drama. So refreshing!