Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: May I Blackmail You?

May I Blackmail You?


Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Crime
Origin: Japan
Episodes: 9
Air-date: October 15 – December 17, 2017
Starring: Dean Fujioka as Kanji Senkawa, Emi Takei as Mio Kanesaka, Hiroki Miyake as Meguro, Haruka Shimazaki as Tochiotome

Handsome Senkawa Kanji is a dangerous intimidator who will solve cases which the police and investigators are unable to by finding people’s weaknesses and manipulating them with threatening words. Kanesaka Mio, a good, nice girl who grew up in a wealthy family, attends the department of education at a university. She works part-time and lives modestly but can move money when needed. She not only refuses to overlook the slightest bad thing but will also not leave anyone who is in difficulty alone. This results in her always butting into the predicaments of complete strangers and getting involved in cases. Senkawa and Mio are completely incompatible and should not meet but they get caught in all sorts of cases from bank transfer scams to kidnappings.

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We have totally established that not only do I have a problem when it comes to watching dramas, but I also just have a knack for starting completely random things that have often ended up being bonkers right? So this review is a little bit late, but bare with me as ya girl has been busy. Also September is not a real month. So this drama was actually not all bad. Continue on for my thoughts.

The concept behind this drama is one you can only ever find in dramaland. Seriously, I loved the idea of someone getting accidentally blackmailed because of a case of mistaken identity so much. I liked the progression of the story and how it did feel like a complete tale because often in what I have seen with my obscure choices of doramas there isn’t an actual completion to the story. I enjoyed the characters for the most part as well as the kind of dry humor that you find in these type of dramas. I also really really realllllyyyy liked Dean Fujioka in this one. Like hellerrr, sir… Can I please has yo babies??

I think that by far Kanji Senkawa was the most interesting character and Dean’s portrayal made me like him even more. I was able to understand every bit of his character and he made him very likable and worth rooting for. On the opposite hand, I found that Mio Kanesaka was a bit naive at first, but as time went on she showed some growth. The problem however, was apparent when it was shown that she was just a plot device in the latter half of the drama when she got kidnapped. I do think the ball was dropped in that aspect and more could’ve been done. Also, this drama played with the idea that there was some romantic undertones to this couple, but that was also something that didn’t quite pay off. I will also add that Emi Takei was a little stiff on the acting this time around.

So I guess overall this drama was enjoyable for what it was. It was a perfectly adequate middle of the way drama. No surprises. What you see is what you get. Give it a try if you’re looking for a few laughs and Dean Fujioka’s fine ass.


Story: 7/10
Acting: 7/10
Music: N/A
Rewatch Value: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

Fave Song:  N/A

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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