'Death Note' is a much better drama that one may think at first. Manga and anime fans will probably dislike the first episode and the fact that L's character has been changed too much, but I decided to stop comparing this to anime and manga and ended up enjoying it immensely. Masataka Kubota is perfect as Light, he portrays Kira's crazyness the way it should be, and I also liked Mikami Teru and Mello (if I remember correctly, they were not in the pervious live action films). Maybe I'll even watch this drama again... even though I didn't understand L's final video. Did he really believe that Light understands what justice truly means, gives up his Death Note and becomes a police officer like his father? If that's how it is, I'm really sad about the way L died... not knowing that his only friend is beyond saving.