Fuji TV’s Getsu-9 drama “Shitsuren Chocolatier” starring Arashi‘s Matsumoto Jun aired their 10th episode last Monday, Mar 17th, which garnered 11.4% in ratings. The drama premiered with 14.4% and averaging at 12.1%.
“Shitsuren Chocolatier” is based from manga written by Mizushiro Setona that won 36th Kodansha Manga Award and sold 100 millions copies. It tells the story of a craftsman who got dumped by the girl he likes, and as a revenge, he studied to become a chocolatier to turn the tables back at the girl. The drama is also Matsumoto’s comeback since “Lucky Seven” (2011).
Drama ratings of Shitsuren is fairly average where most of the comments are merely the audience’s way of venting their frustration and annoyance on the entire love affair. It makes me think that Souta (Matsumoto Jun) is merely filling the years he wasted on being loyal to Saeko by sleeping around and there are women available to welcome him. My best buddy when I watched Shitsuren is my pillow, perfect for landing punches when I feel like hurting any of the annoying characters.