- Hideaki Takizawa does take the concept up a notch or two with his new Monday night drama Boku Dake no Madonna...and I Love Her (9 p.m. on the Fuji network). He plays Kyoichi Suzuki, a college junior who finally is able to move away from his parents and two older sisters. He hopes to enjoy the privacy of an apartment of his own near campus, but there are prying eyes there, too. Alerted by his parents, all the neighbors are watching over him. These include a woman who runs a bar, a guy who just stares at him strangely, and Ichigaya (Kazuki Kosakai), an aspiring writer with plenty of time on his hands.
Suzuki likes his new apartment but doesn't get to spend much time in it. He studies during the day with classmate Nakano (played by none other than Kotaro Koizumi). He has also just been dropped by the cutest girl in class. Suzuki works nights as a security guard with Kuramoto (Reo Morimoto), who supervises him and listens to his stories.
The big story is that Suzuki gradually discovers someone has been sleeping in his bed while he is gone, eating his food and rearranging the furniture. And it isn't Goldilocks.
After several attempts, our hero catches the culprit. Surumi Kataoka (Kyoko Hasegawa) is a carefree older woman who tells him a tale about using his room to spy on her former lover, who lives across the street. It seems he has gone off and married someone else. Despite her dippy personality, Suzuki is quickly infatuated with Surumi. She leads him about like a pet on a leash, but Suzuki doesn't seem to mind. He is inspired by their late night motorbike rides through town and fireworks at the pier. As the PR blurb reminds us, all we know for sure is that Surumi is cute. We don't even know if this is her real name, and she obviously has a lot of secrets that will be slowly revealed to viewers. Suzuki doesn't care. He is smitten and is soon cooking her gourmet meals and catering to the intruder's every need. This too is a crazy youth fantasy but it will probably hold its own in the ratings thanks to Takizawa's loyal fans. One star for now, worth a very quick glance.