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The way to happiness (Japanese TV Drama DVD)
AKA : Shiawase ni Naritai
Fukada Kyoko , Tanihara Shosuke , Ihara Tsuyoshi , Tsurumi Shingo , Matsushita Yuki
The way to happiness (Japanese TV Drama DVD)

Language : Japanese
Subtitle : English,Chinese S T(What is it ?)
Media : DVD All region NTSC Format
Genre : Drama
Duration : 11 Episodes ( 3 Discs )
Released : July 2005
Product code : 2200477
Other Info : MPEG Entertainment
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Hikari, the daughter of a family who can only be called "dirt poor". She lives with her  alcoholic mother and two young brothers. The father has gone off somewhere trying to make money for some time, but it is soon revealed that he is now deceased. At Japanese funerals, visitors to the funeral bring money to help the family of the deceased pay for the funeral, but during the funeral for Hikari's father, some  loan sharks come and take this money. They inform the family that Hikari's father has left behind a rather large debt with them, and that the family will now be expected to repay those debts in lieu of the father. Hikari tries to fight the loan sharks, only to be humiliated.  Now the family is really in financial trouble. They had no money to begin with, and now they are at the mercy of the loan sharks who are relentless in their collection methods.

Through her friend Hasegawa who works as an assistant producer at a television studio , Hikari gets a job as a janitor at the TV studio building. She has to drop out of high school in order to work, and she isn't particularly good at her job and is scolded a bit for her mistakes. Hasegawa works under a producer named Nagai (Matsushita Yuki), and he is an even bigger screw-up than Hikari.  He accidentally mis-schedules the filming of the drama so that it conflicts with the actors' schedules. Nagai is a very busy producer who is serious about her job, and she would love to have a better assistant than Hasegawa.

Nagai is producing a TV Drama that has been receiving low ratings, so she has to ask the writer - an old and well-respected (but sexist) man - to rewrite the last episodes in hopes of improving ratings. She manages to convince him to do this, and soon receives a large hand-written manuscript and asks Hasegawa to type all of it before the next day. Hasegawa tries his utmost to accomplish this task, but ends up falling asleep at the keyboard. When Hikari comes to clean the office, she sees Hasegawa asleep with the manuscript, and decides to help him by typing the rest of the script. She has some trouble reading the handwriting, so she decides to take a few liberties by rewriting certain parts to her liking.

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1.  Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: 7/10]
Isn't this supposed to be Summer dorama?
anyway, I like this dorama very much because it is about TV production.... Kyoko is good too!
2.  Comments by Coolsmurf [Rating: 8/10]
Regardless of anything, i have been impressed with the drama as i am drawn to how television production is all about. Kyoko Fukada acting for once i have to say, its not exaggerated. For once, its a pure acting role from her i personally feel.
10.  Comments by Rare [Rating: 8/10]
Really funny serie, downloaded it coz I love Shugo, but I also think Kyoko is a really funny actress, all and all - really funny!!
12.  Comments by Kendesu [Rating: 8/10]
nice drama
13.  Comments by Akira_san [Rating: 10/10]
It was good to watch.
14.  Comments by aku [Rating: 8/10]
i like the story when Hikari strugle with her life n found interest in television, demo just not satiefied with the ending, its like unfinished story
15.  Comments by Fujishiro [Rating: 10/10]
I love the theme song!
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