Sunday, July 3, 2016

# 2015 # 37.5°C no Namida

[J-Drama Review] 37.5°C no Namida (2015)

Native title: 37.5℃の涙
Writer: Chika Shiina (manga), Mika Umeda
Genre: Human drama


Renbutsu Misako as Momoko Sugisaki
Narimiya Hiroki as Motoharu Asahina
Hayami Mokomichi as Kensuke Shinohara
Fujiki Naohito as Chikara Yanagi
Suzuki Rio as Koharu Asahina
Yokoyama Ayumu as Kenta Shinohara


Sugisaki Momoko used to be a nursery school teacher. Her difficulty smiling leads to communication problems with parents and her contract is terminated in one year. Momoko is picked up by ‘Little Snow’, a home care service for sick children, and makes a fresh start there as a caregiver. When a child has a fever, the caregiver would visit the home and care for the child in place of the parents who simply cannot take time off from work. Momoko encounters all sorts of families at the places she is sent to. With the support of her colleagues and the occasional help of her best friend, Yumika, she starts to face work, romance, family and friendship.


What a gem have I stumbled upon? 37.5°C no Namida has certainly exceeded my expectation, although it could be because I didn't have much expectation of it when I start. I just happened to like, found this drama having high rating, looking at the casts and saw Narimiya Hiroki in it, and I am like, "hey, why not?" when I started it. Definitely not a bad decision. I do not have words on how much I love this drama right now.

STORY 10/10
Because it is so good! It is so so good. I have to say, it is rather typical of Japanese dramas to infuse a darker side to their story line there, that however is always what got me hook right on the spot. Momoko's character is intriguing, there are many episodes which I spent wanting to know more about her past, what did she do? Why did her family treats her that way? I can't write more without giving the whole story away so bear with me. :-P Just note that Momoko is definitely that character that will go into your heart and stay there, and before long you will find yourself wishing for her to find her own happiness, I definitely ship her with one of the character there, which I am not gonna say more either, you better watch for yourself and witness the chemistry Momoko has with each and every characters in there!

CASTS 10/10
I seriously have a feeling that the character Momoko-chan is tailored made for Renbutsu Misako. I know her from another movie, quite briefly, in Kimi ni Todoke and quite like her there, in this movie her acting has impressed me more. And of course, I have nothing to pick on Fujiki Naohito, Hayami Mokomichi and Narimiya Hiroki, all amazing actors who I have seen in several other shows already too, they are awesome here. Worthy of a mention here is that I love Suzuki Rio, who I've seen in action in Never Let Me Go, her take on Koharu Asahina is just so adorable that makes me wish for a daughter like her! I look forward to see her in other shows/ dramas!

MUSIC 9.0/10
They are pleasant, I love the theme song "Daijoubu", very nice and fitting to the drama. Definitely going to search and add it to my music collection - after I am done with this review.

I would totally rewatch the drama again once I have a chance. Such amazingly executed story, the acting, the story, everything, I love everything! That being said, I could certainly be bias on my rating and review here.

OVERALL 9.5/10
I totally recommend this drama here, though this is not really all fluffy and happy kind of drama, that's a warning, my heart got broken several times, and there are times where I was just filled with so much feels I can't describe it. I didn't cry in this drama, but that could just be me. I look forward to hear your comment on this drama once you've watch it!

So, here is it! Let me know what you think of this drama! Feel free to comment, or drop me a tweet, (Twitter: @ETPaigeYin) or drop me a PM on
Original Post | Credit to MyDramaList | Credit to AsianWiki

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