Jimi ni Sugoi
All characters had promise, but they ended up being one-dimensional and just plain goody-two shoes. Morio, the most interesting character who has an exciting set-up if you look at the description only - "fashion editor who must meet her superior's unreasonable demands despite having no interest in her job, involved in an affair with a married man, is enchanted, but jealous of her friend Etsuko who is everything that Morio isn't, falls in love with Etsuko's boyfriend" - just how much humanity and potential for character development there was! And how boring did the character turned out: learned to love her job, ended the affair, got over her jealousy to Etsuko, got over her feelings for Yukito... without actually exploring her feelings and, well, acting human. Etsuko, Yukito and Kaizuka were saved by the actor's personal charisma that Honda unfortunately doesn't have. No major character was developed and no major character was actually human, so all that's left is the plot which is not that good to be able to carry the drama on it's own.
I enjoyed the performances of Ishihara Satomi, Suda Masaki and Aoki Munetaka - they weren't given much to work with, but they gave it their best shot and almost saved this drama with their charismatic performance. I'm looking forward to their next work. And I'm probably going to avoid Nakatani Mayumi's work from now on - Last Cinderella, Dear Sister and Jimi ni Sugoi! all were a disappointment for me.