Kuriyama plays the role of a 32-year-old woman named Mizugoshi Mayako who has been married for 5 years and is frustrated with her husband for giving her the cold shoulder. While craving for attention from other men in a bid to break out from her boring life, Mayako meets a passionate music critic Kudo Michihiko who pursues her relentlessly despite her being married thus leading to Mayako sinking deeper into the forbidden relationship,
As this is the first time that Kuriyama is acting in a romance drama like this, she hopes to show a different side of herself to viewers. In the original novel, Mayako was somewhat calculating thus making her disliked by others but the 2016 version will show how she desires pure happiness and her struggle to get out of her unsatisfactory married life. On the other hand, Ichihara who has always been known for being passionate in his acting, commented that it's a totally different thing to be so devoted to a woman when he hardly had any opportunities to date someone like that in the past. As such, he is also eagerly anticipating how things will turn out for him in this drama.