Ie Uru Onna Afternoon

"Dorama Afternoon" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/280 sec, ISO400
“Dorama Afternoon” Cedar Park, 2016


Today I relaxed at home and recovered from last night’s activites (drinking). While my wife and oldest son were out watching a Star Trek matinee, and my youngest son was at the mall with friends, I put on a Japanese dorama that I have been looking forward to.

“Ie Uru Onna” (家売るオンナ; Woman who sells houses) stars one of my favorite actresses, Kitagawa Keiko (北川景子), as the mysterious real estate agent who can sell any house. It’s kind of a typical dorama in which each episode is a small story into itself (usually about how she solves a home selling challenge), but then there is an overall story arc that is about how she transforms the team she works with.

The most interesting part of the story is finding out why she acts in the cold manner that she does, never smiling, and only focused on her work. Although brilliant at her job, she is totally inept in her social life. So it will be interesting to see if she can solve her own personal challenges.

I’ve finished episode 7 (out of 10) and am enjoying it so far! I think Kitagawa Keiko is great, but it’s so weird to see her in a role where she scowls 100% of the time. It’s kind of a one-dimensional character which is a shame because she is a pretty great actor. I thought her performance in I Just Wanna Hug You was fantastic.

The photo above is of my Chromebook, connected via Chrome Remote to my Windows10 computer in the office, which is casting the video to the Chromecast that is connected to the TV. It’s a strange way to do it, but it works and is so convenient!

Well, I hope you had a nice Saturday… and let’s have a nice rest of the weekend!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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