2 J-dramas which I really enjoyed watching in 2008 are coming back in 2010 with a 2nd season which has really gotten me excited.
The first is Code Blue about a bunch of young doctors that are dispatched to the scene of major accidents by helicopter. All of the lead cast including Yamapi, Erika Toda, Yui Aragaki, Manami Higa and Yosuke Asari will be returning. The 1st season achieved ratings of 15.9% followed by the special which aired in January of this year which got 23.1%. With those kinds of ratings it was pretty certain that a sequel would be made. I loved this gripping drama with the young doctors going through their own personal crisis over the course of the series. Season 2 airs in January.
The second is the terrorist drama Bloody Monday. This action suspense series followed a young computer hacker as he battles an organisation intent on releasing a deadly virus to wipe out the population of Tokyo. The lead actor Haruma Miura returns along with some other cast members. I’m surprised it didn’t return this year with a special as the 1st series did end on a bit of a cliffhanger with some of the terrorists escaping. This also comes back in January.
Another great drama that I liked – Liar Game is already airing it’s 2nd season in Japan although I haven’t managed to catch it yet but I will soon I hope. And before I forget, the pairing of Yukie Nakama and Abe Hiroshi will also be back in a 3rd movie to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the drama TRICK.
2010 is already shaping up to be a good one for me.