~Amid sibling Complications, the truth and nearly the whole truth comes to a head~
As the mountain of lies continues in its fated course a few unexpected surprises pop up in this episode and they come at times from the most unlikely of characters…well including the one you’ve not doubt come to love to hate by now. And as Yoko (Suenaga Haruka) continues to front the happiest of faces keeping a brave attitude while in the company of her family, the inner hurt proves too much as she too isn’t immune from the spiraling and often tangled course of lies albeit hers are absolutely not of the hurtful nature…but rather they’re white-lies which speak of things all being “okay.” Things further complicate when Toru learns the truth about Yoko and her relation to his family …how awkward would it be to one day learn that your very own sister isn’t actually related to you? And how would that affect your feelings towards said sibling?? Could an unforeseen attraction then occur? And then there’s the night of the festival. Yup a whole lotta food for thought about relations, unimaginable hurt, lies and the scars it inevitably leaves behind are further provoked by this fifth episode as the one truth behind it all, the thing that’s been tugging at the tip of nearly everyone’s tongue …comes to be revealed in harsh fashion.
Important note: During the original broadcast, a portion of the episode went dark as in it blacked out totally and this occurs between 41:47 ~ 49:08 …so there’s sadly nearly an entire segment missing here =(. Still be assured that this episode will still totally make sense even with the missing portion of the episode =).
~Reminiscing a favorite Suenaga Haruka drama series (continued…)~
~Hyoten (episode 5)~
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Perhaps a rarity on the internet? I’m not sure but I haven’t been able to find it streaming anywhere so I’ve decided to share this drama directly in these posts. “Hyoten” also known as “Freezing Point” is a 10 episode drama series, this being the 2001 drama …not to be confused with the 2006 two-part “Hyoten” or the original drama series which aired way back in January of 1966 by TV Asahi which starred Aratama Michiyo and Naito Yoko and is noted as having been a success. This 2001 drama series aired here in Hawaii from September 21st, 2008 to its final episode which aired on November 24th, 2008.
So I’ll be posting each episode singly, one episode per week every Friday …all 10 episodes here, and this being “Idols♡ Unzipped” on “way back Fridays” makes it a perfect match for this series of posts as former Jr. idol Suenaga Haruka starred in this drama series waaaaaaaay back many years ago. Due to the large size of this video file and my encoding program therefore not being able to omit parts of the video in a desired manner, I’ve chosen to leave the episode as it originally aired here with CMs included.
~A most brief “synopsis” as I don’t want to spoil any of this drama;s intrigue~
“Hyoten”, a drama which delves into the human psyche revealing the very depths of humanity’s darkness, jealousy’s scars …its dire consequences and to what lengths does emotionally charged revenge speak of? The young daughter of Tsujiguchi Keizo, a respected physician who runs his own hospital, is found murdered. Keizo secretly blames his wife Natsue because he suspects her of having an affair with his colleague Murai, and having been too distracted to keep proper watch over the child. Being a proud man, he does not accuse her directly, but concocts, instead, a twisted revenge against her. Pretending it is to comfort his devastated wife, Keizo arranges for them to adopt a baby girl. What he hasn’t told Natsue, is that the baby is the orphaned daughter of the murderer, a tragic day-laborer who has hanged himself while in police custody. He plans to reveal the child’s origins after Natsue has given her heart to the child when it will cause the greatest possible hurt, however…..