Million Yen Women being a romantic mystery J-drama never ran short of puzzles for the viewers. The plot itself generates more questions that will make you want to finish the drama. Why are the women invited to live with Shin? Why is it prohibited to ask questions? Who sent them? The protagonist, Shin Michima Yojiro Noda is a novelist struggling to produce a bestseller book despite his talent and interesting works.
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A struggling novelist Yojiro Noda has no recollection of registering his house with Airbnb or any rental service. But five women turn up one day, as if in a reality television show, making him an offer he can't resist. Suddenly five million yen richer, he is less frightened of his visitors than he was moments ago and decides not to call the police, though he is still puzzled by the unexpected turn his life has taken. Who are the women, who are all rather attractive, and why him? This is the intriguing hook the Japanese drama Million Yen Women starts with, and no wonder it is trending on Netflix. The show is beguilingly watchable, perhaps in the way a Haruki Murakami novel is readable.
I found this series on Netflix while searching for something new to watch after Grimm. Million Yen Women tells the story of unpopular novelist Shin Mishima who suddenly finds himself living with five women. The synopsis was intriguing.
Sometimes the mood strikes to watch something different, yet familiar. Having a fond interest in the Japanese language and culture, I gravitate towards Japanese dramas and anime. Indulging in a trope is fine, so long as it has an interesting gimmick, which Million Yen Women has.