A couple days ago the first episode of Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de aired, and with an impressive 18.1% rating. Overall I thought the episode was descent. I liked the interaction between Keiko Kitagawa's character Reiko and Sho Sakurai's character Kageyama. Keiko had some funny moments throughout. Kippei Shiina's character, Kazamatsuri, was also pretty funny and flamboyant. It's nice to see him in a comedic role, where as the other dramas I've seen him in (Code Blue season 2 and Seito Shokun) he's played much more serious characters. The producers also did a good editing job. There's a lot of comic book-like inserts which gives the drama its lighter feel. It's also great that they don't overplay the wealth of the main character (Reiko), and the episode is more about the interaction of her and her butler, and solving the case. The case itself, however, was not that interesting. There was not much depth to it and it's not a case that arouses your emotions. Still, the episode had plenty of other stuff to make it interesting.