A comedy about an honest high schooler who loves his mother more than anything, and a single mother who wants her son to grow up to become a splendid adult who can buy her a house. The story starts when the mother, Umi, gets a new job at an all boys school with a bad reputation. Her son, Daichi, decides to transfer to the same school to protect his mom.
Suzuki Daichi isn't a mama's boy. He just loves his mother very much. Since he grew up without a father, he feels very attached to his mother. So attached, that he even changes from his expensive, prestigious school to a school full of delinquents with a bad reputation, just because his mother took on a job over there. While he fights the bad guys in school and makes friends, he also copes with the strange personality of his mother.
As boring as the synopsis might sound, this drama is epic. Yamada Ryosuke alone is reason enough to watch this drama. His acting and the character in the drama are hilarious. The mother is a bit strange, but I really found myself liking her in the end, because she is a steady character. Strange yet steady. She overreacts but once she found her conclusion, she's fine again.
The side characters are lovely as well. The neighbour, the motherless friend, the other mama's boy, who doesn't get enough attention from his mother... Everything is just fun and good to watch.
Of course, since it's a japanese drama it has a rather simple foundation. Every episode is in the same scheme. The mother hears from problems other parents had with their sons and soon she sees a sign of that problem in her son. So she tries to avoid, accept or mend it, or do whatever is necessary to do so that he'd still end up buying her a house... In the end, I don't think that it was bad, that the episodes were all built up similar. I actually liked it, when they repeted the same fun over and over. Soon they all felt like my own family and I enjoyed watching the episodes to it's fullest.
For me, this is clearly a 5* drama. I didn't have any parts I disliked while watching and often felt like crying for the mother or the son. I can recommend it to everybody who enjoys a good japanese comedy and who doesn't get bored of ridiculous comedy scenes.