Currently Watching: Kenja no Ai

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Forbidden love. Yes, I love a forbidden love theme drama. Knowing that what I am watching is wrong excites me more. Do I sound narcissist to you? But I bet you would be curious, too! It’s a human nature to be curious and busy body when comes to forbidden love. Kenja no Ai not only explores this issue from one angle, but this drama explores it with revenge in mind. Well, come to think of it, not just any revenge. It’s a payback time for one person did to another. Only fair, don’t you think?

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Kenja no Ai is a story of two women. To conclude that they are destined BFF, it’s a bit harsh. But it is what it is. Life is cruel. And so is their relationship. Yuri and Mayu are their names. Yuri moved in next to Mayu’s beautiful beach mansion and had always been envy with what Mayu had as a child. She envies her crush. She envies her dad. She envies her relationship with her parents. She envies her home. She envies her money. She envies everything Mayu has. When Yuri realized that Mayu is ladylike, sweet and gentle, she took this opportunity to get what she wants. And guess who win? Yuri, of course!

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She started with Mayu’s crush. Yuri knew Mayu loved him so much. But knowing how reserve Mayu is, she took this opportunity and seduced him. It’s a working progress for Yuri because she was new on the block. Her possessive behavior started to take over her body when she saw him kissing Mayu. She knew she must have him no matter what and she did. Years later. And Mayu left alone. As a spinster.Poor Mayu for living in a dark. Yuri is definitely scheming the life she wanted since young. Look where she is right now! A winner! She got a husband, a handsome son, a life that Mayu wants.

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This drama has a lot of flashbacks. You know I hate flashbacks. But the flashbacks are necessary to understand Mayu’s current situation. So what happened to her now? Yuri had a child and her son, Naomi, has been in close relationship with Mayu. They are so closed that a loveship took place between the two. Naomi hides it from his parents. Mayu felt guilty over their big gap but at the same time, it is the perfect revenge to get back at Yuri. I actually feel very nervous for the two. It is not a healthy kind. Mayu noticed it too. She tried hooking Naomi with a girl. Her intention is genuine. It is true. Love will fade after awhile and she worried Naomi will move on one day… Considering their age. But Naomi is persistence. So what now?

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Kenja no Ai is only 4 episodes long. I have seen 3 episodes and currently waiting for the final episode to get subbed. I am curious what the final episode will take us. Is Yuri going to accept Naomi’s choice? Will Mayu continues her relationship with Naomi? How Yuri’s family, especially her ex-boyfriend-now-Yuri’s husband will take? This drama is taking us to walk on a grey line. I would not know how to react. I believe Mayu is on the wrong side for allowing Naomi to love her and for seducing a child. *throws towel* now I’m nervous. For both of them. If you can stand this type of romance drama, I recommend you to watch it. I’m just glad someone finally subbing the show!

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