Mizukawa Asami will be starring in the new NHK drama series "Wagaya no Mondai" (My family's problem) which will begin its run from 4 February in the Sundays 10pm timeslot. The drama which consists of 4 episodes, is based on the compilation of short stories by Okuda Hideo and will feature Mizukawa playing four different young wives who have various issues in their marriages. The husbands in each story will be played by Koizumi Kotaro, Otani Ryohei, Katsuji Ryo and Koike Teppei.
Mizukawa commented that she was excited about playing all four wives by herself and realised how some small things could have an impact on someone in the most unexpected ways after reading the script. As such, she hoped to show the importance of being aware of the little things in life and show the four characters' unique traits through her acting.
The outline of the four stories are as such:
Ep 1: Otto to UFO ni nayamu tsuma (the wife who is troubled about her husband and the UFO)
Minako (Mizukawa) starts to worry about her husband's (Koizumi) mental state when he comes home excitedly to tell her about the UFO he saw in the park.
Ep 2: Shigoto ga dekinai otto ni nayamu tsuma (the wife who is troubled over her husband's poor performance at work)
Megumi (Mizukawa) starts to feel worried about her husband's (Otani) career when she attends his company's baseball tournament and realises how he's being heckled by his colleagues.
Ep 3: Hajimete no satogaeri ni nayamu tsuma (the wife who is troubled over her first visit to her husband's home)
Career woman Sayo (Mizukawa) goes to her husband's (Katsuji) home for the first time since they got married and is troubled over how to reject her father-in-law's request to live with them.
Ep 4: Amai Seikatsu? ni nayamu tsuma (the wife who is troubled over her sweet marriage life)
Masami (Mizukawa) tries to please her husband (Koike) by sending him regular emails and cooking his favourite dishes but he seems to be happier living as if he is single...