Yes, more JDrama added to my watch list and I have to thank Bel again for recommending Rebound. I’m having fun so far with this drama but when I tweeted it, so many people tweeted me back and said they couldn’t go beyond episode 2! Whaaaaaa…..? Why? Some says the drama is too ridiculous and just doesn’t make any sense. Some says Nobuko, the main character, is so annoying. Hmmmm… am I missing anything? I do find flaws in this drama but I do not think it is that bad *shaking head in disagreement*. No, I do not think it is bad at all. This drama contains minimum slapstick humor, and more of cute funny. The only thing that may offended some viewers is that the drama is over weight issue. In Asia, overweight is rare but they do exist. I’ve seen many overweight girls in where I am from so I do not think this is uncommon. The girls even poke fun at each others’ weights and no hard feeling taken between them. Well, at least on the surface… And also, this drama really enlighten you in that it help shedding this typical image that not all Asians are always skinny. No, no, no… We are not. We are human too!
Rebound is well, rebound from being overweight to skinny and back to overweight and skinny again. I lost count! Really, I lost count. But I do love the story. It’s a daily life struggle among women, including I. Our very own weakness is sweets. Cakes. Tarts. Pies. Creme brulee. *licks lips* Yeap, anything sugary… I know I am *looks over her shoulder at her giant ass* *shudders*. So this is Rebound. It is a daily life struggle of a cake addict named Nobuko and she was nicknamed Buko (means too healthy, correct me if I’m wrong Japanese speakers) in school. She was dumped by her college boyfriend due to her round figure and determined to win the struggle with her own body. She put all her effort into dieting and did it! She started a new career in a fashion magazine as a junior editor but work a lot doing side jobs for the team. One day she was assigned to interview a pastry chef. Yeah, it did not go well as planned. The chef, Taiichi, is the second generation baker in his family and he wanted to revive the family business.
Nobuko refused to try his pastries and Taiichi felt uneasy and wary. She gave bunches of excuses but finally surrendered to him and his pastries. The rest is, of course, history. They fell in love but she had go into hiding after gaining back all her weights from becoming Taiichi’s lab rat. She doesn’t want him to see her fatty figure. Nobuko almost lost her job due to her physique but promised the chief editor that she would write a “Journal of a Fat Diary” article. If her writing didn’t get enough attention, Nobuko will be sent to work to their sister magazine, a sports magazine. Fortunately her article received good review. But her editor got bored once Nobuko lost all her weight.
During her absent from Taiichi, he became depressed for missing her so much he started to put on weight. When she found out, she hesitated to love him for his new appearance. So now we see the reverse of her. It never gets ugly though as he took the initiative to shed all the pounds he gained. Both Taiichi and Nobuko used a non-certified FDA diet plan from a weight loss agency. When they both found out, they both accused each other for being insincere. They ended up breaking up because they both feel they couldn’t trust each other.
Rebound is a 10 episodes 2011 drama. Besides Taiichi and Nobuko, there are several supporting characters that made Rebound. Currently at episode 9, what would happen to Nobuko next? Will she take in charge of her life? Career, health and love wise? Will she continue to rely on pills to get the figure she wants? Will she listen to her heart and let her fate guide her future? Come and join me. Rebound is a light and fluffy drama and you and I can relate with her struggle.