Mabuchi Michiyo is in her mid 30s and aims to become a screenwriter. She is hard working to a degree that she doesn't even writes what she likes but what she thinks would make a objectively good plot. When she meets Tendou Yoshimi, a guy in his late 20s who claims to be a genius but doesn't even do his writing tasks for the screenwriting course they both take part in, they naturally clash.
The first half was, in a good way, painstaking to watch.
The characters are portrayed realistically in all their flaws. It was not an easy thing to watch fiction characters being "people". As if watching yourself and the people around you, complaining, getting frustrated and doing ridiculous stuffs (basically being human and jerks).
So, for at least the first 30 minutes I kept thinking,"Why am I watching this?". But, as the story progressed and the characters slowly developed, I realized that there's nothing more inspiring than a portrayal as realistic as this. There's no story where the characters get what they want as in the usual "happy endings". There's only one story where the characters struggle, making difficult choices, accepting their own selves, and then finally be happy.
After I finished I can't help but feeling positive and encouraged. I'm glad I watched until the end.
Plus, I'm a sucker for two pathetic people who are destined for each other.
I recommend this for those who are looking for realistic drama, but not for viewers who wants more lighthearted story.