Juri isn’t happy with her family, her unemployed father and brother and single parent sister. She’s also not happy about her own life as she tries to pass an interview for a job. Still, everything changes when she gets a phone call telling her that her brother and nephew have been kidnapped and her grandfather uses a strange stone to stop time.
This is one of those stories where I’m going to have to watch to find out the explanation but I’m not entirely certain I’ll end up happy with the explanation. I’m already annoyed two episodes in at the number of times the grandfather has explained something and then said he isn’t sure but it was something his grandfather told him. That’s all well and good but it means the audience has been told practically nothing that we can rely on being true.
Despite that concern, these first two episodes are kind of tense once the story kicks in and there’s a constant feeling that things are about to get worse. While the characters haven’t really had a chance to do much other by the end of the second episode we’re starting to get a feel for them.
There’s also the added intrigue of the strange power in the stone and the family’s connection to it. I love a good intrigue and I really do want an explanation that is satisfying.
While these first two episodes are interesting enough there’s also a lot of down time and there hasn’t really been much effort made to make you care about the characters. While the mystery itself is probably compelling enough it feels like they wasted some opportunities here. Still, I’m probably going to watch this through because I want to know what happens.
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