Poster for Suspect X

Galileo and Suspect X

I watched Suspect X on Tuesday with a colleague. Suspect X is a Japanese movie starring Fukuyama Masaharu, Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Kazuki Kitamura. It is a spin-off from a Japanese TV drama called Galileo. It is a stylish 10-episode drama about a genius physicist Yukawa who helped a rookie police officer Kou to solve crimes with puzzling circumstances. Instantaneous human combustion, a haunted house, an explosion at a lake… etc etc. Yukawa is always able to find the scientific explanation behind the phenomenon. The intensity of the drama…

Forest Clock

Yasahii Jikan (優しい時間)

優しい時間 or Yasahii Jikan is a Japanese drama about a small cafe called Forest Clock located in Furano, a small town on the northern island of Hokkaido. The owner is Yukichi Wakui, a successful corporate executive who lost his wife Megumi in a car accident. He traded his corporate suit for an apron when he moved to his wife’s hometown Furano to open the cafe. Yukichi’s only son Takuro was at the wheel when the car crashed and killed Megumi. This caused a rift between father and son because Yukichi…

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