Drama - Hirugao
Cheating, Affairs, Drama!
ffairs everywhere! This show got really good ratings so I guess it appealed to a large popuation.
I Wonder What People Really Think
Like watching Desperate Housewives, 90210, or various other American TV shows; you would think that everyone cheats. This is what it feels like watching Hirugao. I have a group of friends that might act like this (to a lesser extent) and a group of friends who are disgusted by these types of activities. I'm not sure which faction represents the majority of people or if it's a split, but at least this drama is interesting.
Sawa's married life is difficult being in small apartment with her Mother-in-law.
This plot is summed up simply as: affairs everywhere!. One day, Sawa decides to steal some lipstick at the supermarket where she works. The next thing you know, she is having an affair! The affair is egged on by Rikako, who moved in next to Sawa, and is sleeping around with many men. Rikako goes by the online nickname, "Hirugao," which is an old Japanese drama about a cheating housewife.
Sawa is an innocent girl who just falls in love with another man. She plays out to be somewhat of a victim of her sexless marriage and overbearing Mother-in-law. Rikako's husband is wealthier and they have two lovely daughters together. However, she plays herself to be a victim of her husband's disrespect and her boredom as a housewife. This drama is drama!
Sawa immediately falls for a school teacher, Kitano Yuichi
Rikako's husband is completely oblivious to his wife's many afternoon affairs
I really don't know what to think about this drama. I really didn't think I'd watch it until the end but I was hooked enough to want to know what happens. It's like those unrealistic American soap operas that have crazy things happen and for some reason, you just keep watching.
I do feel like this drama glamorized affairs quite a bit. Both women seem to be happier in their affairs and it seems like a shame they had to be with their husbands.
But it's confusing because there is a lot of dialogue that seems to say that affairs are wrong and nothing good can ever come out of them. Rikako and Sawa both seem to know they will have to atone for their sins and that is the nature of affairs. I would like to point out that this show makes the women look pretty bad, with the husbands being hard-working victims.
The wife begins to suspect her husband is having an affair.