Okay okay I know this drama is currently airing and I absolutely abhor it when people rate dramas before they’re finished but…it’s SO GOOD. Currently at 6/16 episodes – it’s the second Japanese version of Itzura na Kiss – or It Started With a Kiss. Meet the love triangle – Ikezawa Kinnosuke is our Sixteen Candle’s Ducky character who has two loves, leopard print and our heroine; Aihara Kotoko is our heroine who has been in love with Japan’s #1 genius for two years straight; and Irie Naoki is our #1 genius who cares nothing for anyone not on his level.
On the left is Naoki in his element – tall, attractive, IQ of 200 | On the right is Kotoko…looking much like me during finals.
The chemistry between these two is absolutely adorable, this Naoki is perfectly ice cold without being too much of a jerk (and you do see his emotions play out, unlike another adaptation I know (I’m looking at you Playful Kiss)) and while Kotoko is a bit slow, she stands up for herself and isn’t outrageously naive/stupid (ISWAK/TKA, I really really love you but come-on, Xiang Qin’s daydreams??).