Dorama: Mendol - Ikemen idol -
Airing: 2008-Oct-10 to 2008-Dec-26
Length per Episode: ca. 30min
Category: Fiday 24 dorama
* Kojima Haruna - Wakamatsu Asahi / Riku
* Takahashi Minami - Kawachi Nami / Kai
* Minegishi Minami - Otawa Hinata / Kuu
* Hirota Reona - Saeko
* Yingling - Marilyn
* Kawano Naoki - Jiro
* Tagawa Yosuke - Sarukawa Keiji
* Takigawa Hanako - Rei
* Hakuryu - "Kuronyan" / Yakuza
The show is about 3 girls (Asahi/Hiata/Nami) trying to be Idols. But they always fail their auditions. One day they meet after one audition. Nami and Asahi find a cellphone strap toy (which has some data inside) and are nowon searched by the Yakuza that want to retrieve the data. This is harder as they think since the girls are nowhere to be found. That's because the Manager Saeko took them in and promotes them as a idol group of MEN. From there on they call themselfes Riku/Kai/Kuu and the group is named Persona.
So it's all about the rise and fall of Idols and so on. So far you could think it is a rather serious but weird show. In fact it's weird but not even close to be serious.
That starts with the fact that the whole show is comedic about all people in idol business and every episode has several situational comedy (mostly in a sexual way), or some "fanservice" from the 3 girls.
Rating: 9/10 for those who like the AKB girls and or like the humor or like 4/10 if nothing of this.
Why does the rating differ so much? Well I think it's not everybodies kind of humor in this show. And if on top you are not liking Idols and or especially AKB48 then it shurely does not help. If you can#t laugh about the sillieness of the show and the situations they happen to be in then you won't like the show. If you like the humor then the show is a really good laugh from the beginning to the end.
For more details/ pics and episodic review check the posts in my LJ:http://hamanosilence.livejournal.com/tag/mendol