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Friday, March 07, 2014

Preview of "Umoreru" (WOWOW drama SP)

Title: Umoreru 埋もれる (Buried)
Official website: here
Broadcast by: WOWOW
O.A. Date: 16 March 2014, 10pm
Script by: Kosaka Takafumi (winner of the 6th WOWOW Scenario Awards)
Cast: Kiritani Kenta, Kuninaka Ryoko, Mizuhashi Kenji, Ochiai Motoki, Ito Ayumi, Otomo Kohei, Saiki Shigeru, Midori Mako

Story
Kitami Toru, an employee at a major foodstuff company, decides to be the whistleblower after finding out about his company's unethical practice of misrepresenting the source of its products. However, this leads to him being fired from his company and he feels bad about affecting his fellow colleagues' lives even though his action was intended at protecting the interests of the consumers. Kitami ends up getting a divorce and returns to his hometown where he becomes a part-time employee at the local city office. Unknown to him, there are lots of unspeakable things going on under the table due to the strong influence of the mayor (Otomo).

One day, Kitami is ordered by his superior to visit the "rubbish house" of Kumazawa Kayo (Midori) and get her to clear the rubbish on her own accord. However, Kumazawa refuses to communicate with Kitami nor do anything about the overwhelming rubbish in her house. Nonetheless, Kitami finds a silver lining in this whole incident as he reunites with his first love Asao Yoko who is living beside Kumazawa and is a single mother with a 13-year-old son. As Kitami tries to persuade Kumazawa to agree to clearing the rubbish, the city office decides to issue an enforcement order to clear the rubbish without waiting for Kumazawa's consent...

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