Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried to get divorced from your spouse, but everyone around you wanted you to stay together? That’s the premise of Let’s Get Divorced, a new Netflix series that follows the hilarious and heartwarming adventures of a power couple who just want to split up.
Let’s Get Divorced is a Japanese romantic comedy series that tells the story of a married couple who wants to end their marriage after five years of being together. Taishi Shoji is a politician who is following in his late father’s footsteps, and Yui Kurosawa is an actress who is loved by the public. However, their divorce is not as easy as they think, as they have to deal with many people and situations that try to stop them from separating. They also discover new aspects of themselves and their relationship as they go along.
The series also shows the couple’s struggle to have a baby, which they eventually do after getting divorced. The ending of the series subverts the expectations of the audience, as Yui finds another man for herself and Taishi loses everything in his career and becomes a stay-at-home dad.
The main cast of Let’s Get Divorced delivers a stellar performance, especially the lead actors, Tori Matsuzaka and Riisa Naka, who play Taishi and Yui. They bring out the humor and emotion of their characters, as they navigate their complicated relationship and divorce. They also have some funny and smart lines, thanks to the brilliant writing of Kankuro Kudo and Shizuka Oishi, who are famous for their witty and clever scripts. The supporting actors also enhance the story with their humor and drama, such as Ryo Nishikido, Yuka Itaya, Arata Furuta, and Koji Yamamoto.
The show also has stunning cinematography, as it showcases the beautiful and colorful settings of politics and entertainment. The show uses various locations, such as the parliament building, the TV studio, the couple’s apartment, and different restaurants and hotels. The show also uses different camera techniques and movements to create a lively and captivating visual style. The show also has a bright and vivid color scheme, which contrasts with the darker and more serious tones of some scenes.
The series is written by two of Japan’s best scriptwriters, Kankuro Kudo and Shizuka Oishi, who have created many successful shows and movies. The series has a great cast of actors, including Tori Matsuzaka as Taishi, Riisa Naka as Yui, Ryo Nishikido as Yui’s former boyfriend and co-star, and Yuka Itaya as Taishi’s boss. The series also has many cameo appearances by celebrities and comedians.
The series does not give a clear message about marriage and divorce, leaving it up to the viewers to interpret. The series also has some flaws, such as the unnatural dubbing, the forced and nonsensical plot twists, and the lack of depth in some characters.
Let’s Get Divorced is a fun and uplifting series that shows a different perspective on divorce, which is usually seen as a sad and painful event. The series mixes comedy and drama, as well as satire and romance, to show a realistic and relatable picture of modern marriage and its problems. The series also touches on the themes of identity, career, love, friendship, and family smartly and humorously.
If you are looking for a fun and uplifting series that will make you laugh and cry at the same time, Let’s Get Divorced is the perfect choice for you.
Final Score – [7/10]
Reviewed by - Arpita Mondal
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