Last Friends

Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru's mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru's in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life. -- dramawiki

Finished Last Friends a couple days ago. Man, that drama is depressing .  I know that it had a lot of hype when it was released back in’08 and my friend was telling me that I should watch it. I think I remember there were a lot of people talking about Last Friends vs. Innocent Love because it had the same writer or something. I’m not really sure why people would compare them when the stories are so different. They both deal with some sad topics but I felt differently about both.

I think the drama was done pretty realistically. Even though I felt frustrated each time Michiru went back to her abusive boyfriend, Sousuke, it happens all the time for people in those kinds of relationships. I was cringing each time I knew the abusive scenes were coming up .

The ending, although not really a definite one, I think was a nice one. Usually I’m the type that wants to have my happy endings LOL. This one kind of left it off a bit as a cliffhanger ending, but I think it fit the drama nicely. Like many possibilities could blossom from the ending. What I didn’t enjoy though was how they never truly addressed Eri’s problem. Does anyone really understand what her issue was in the drama???

I just remember at the start when she greeted her coworkers they just whispered about her and walked past (if I remember correctly). What was that about? I thought maybe she like slept with their men or something since throughout the drama she seemed pretty about open those sorts of things. Yet it never really spoke about it in the drama and even Ogurin, who isn’t one of the main characters, had his problem addressed. Eri got the crap end of the stick story-wise in this drama haha .

Yeah.. didn’t have much to talk about… just wanted to update something in between all the Vancity spam bahaha.

Aside from that, I just want to say that I hope everyone on the east coast is okay. I know it must be terrifying so I hope that the worst that’ll come is just a storm for you all @_@. Pretty sure if there’s a hurricane coming my way I’d be peeing my pants right now… jk… kind of? Can’t get one since I’m landlocked.. -shifty eyes-

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