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‘I Cannot Reach You’ Netflix Series Review - The Whimsical Journey from Friends to Lovers

The series follows the evolution of the relationship between two lifelong friends, Yamato and Kakeru, as Yamato confesses his feelings.

Anjali Sharma - Fri, 08 Dec 2023 16:59:42 +0000 2989 Views
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"I Cannot Reach You" is a tantalizing dip into the realm of adolescent emotions, where love's enigmatic whispers reverberate in the halls of high school. This Netflix-released Japanese drama navigates the delicate dance between friendship and love with the finesse of a maestro, albeit not without a few stumbles along the way.


You've got the cacophony of locker slams that could rival a percussion section, the hormonal buzz humming through the halls like a catchy tune, and amidst it all, friendships blossoming like wildflowers after a rainstorm. Enter stage left, our dynamic duo, Yamato and Kakeru, a pair of partners-in-crime whose camaraderie dates back to the days when scraped knees were a badge of honor. But hey, buckle up for the plot twist - beneath the surface of their seemingly unbreakable bond, there's an undercurrent of something more, something that's been brewing beneath the radar of casual glances and inside jokes.


Haru Kashiwagi emerges as the virtuoso of charm, bringing Kakeru to life with a cocktail of vulnerability and raw authenticity. His acting? It's like the perfect cup of coffee on a chilly morning—soul-warming and impossible to resist. On the flip side, Kentaro Maeda takes on Yamato's role, but sometimes it feels like he's playing emotional hide-and-seek. The emotional depth falls a tad short, leaving us craving a bit more soul-stirring drama.


Visually, this series is a canvas swathed in romantic hues. The cinematography whirls us into a whirlwind of emotions, using wide shots that engulf us in the world these characters inhabit. It's like being wrapped in a warm blanket of feels, though occasionally, the brightness gets a bit too extra, like turning up the spotlight in a dark room and losing track of where your glasses are.


Ah, those sweet moments! "I Cannot Reach You" dishes out some sugar-coated, heartwarming scenes between the leads. They're like those warm, fuzzy socks on a winter night—comforting and delightful. But hold on, the ride's not all smooth sailing. After a flashy start, the series hits a speed bump. Plot elements stick out like a sore thumb, making you wonder if a few pages of the script got lost in translation.


Despite its detours, this drama wraps things up with a nice, happy bow. It's that 'aww'-inducing moment that makes you believe in the power of love conquering all. Yet, like finding a scratch on a brand-new phone, the flaws are noticeable. The series could've soared higher with a dash more emotional depth and a tighter grip on storytelling.


"I Cannot Reach You" serves up a coming-of-age cocktail, blending friendship and budding romance. It's a rollercoaster ride through adolescent emotions, complete with twists, turns, and a sprinkle of stardust. Sure, it falters here and there, stumbling like a newborn deer finding its footing. But hey, it's an endearing journey into the whimsical world of young love.


So, for those seeking a peek into the tangled web of teenage emotions and the complexities of friendship crossing into uncharted territories, this series beckons. It's imperfect, charming, and as relatable as that cringe-worthy moment you had in high school.


Final Score- [6/10]
Reviewed by - Anjali Sharma
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Publisher at Midgard Times

 

 

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