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P.A. (private actress) [ポライべート?アクトレス]


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Title:P.A. (private actress)
P.A. (private actress) / Stand in
Telecast:1998-10-17 to 1998-12-12
Season:Fall 1998

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:10 Episodes

A high school girl has the rather unconventional part-time job of being hired out as an "actress" to play roles of real and invented people. Need a lost child, a dead relative, a daughter for a politician's mistress? She's the one. Each episode is an independent story featuring the private actress caught up in clients' equally unpredictable lives.

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Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Enomoto Kanako
Kobayakawa Shio
小早川 志緒
Iwaki Koichi
Manda Hisako
Ikeuchi Hiroyuki
Hara Chiaki
Mori Kumiko
Mike Maki
Kuroda Fukumi
Takachi Noboru
Miura Rieko
Izawa Ken
Ohtake Makoto
Haba Yuichi
Harada Ryuji
Kato Ai

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1. P.A. (private actress) Episode Synopses @ KIKU TV (English)

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1. Unrealistic, but still a decent watch [Rating: 8/10]
Sometimes I think I'm too generous with my reviews. Meh.

This one had a definately unrealistic approach, but after all, it IS just a tv show. How realistic does it have to be, to be entertaining?

Not much, according to PA.

Its the story of an ostricized girl who knows only of her mother, yet rarely ever sees her, has an innate disdain for parental units, and works 'turning tricks' via filling in the roles of people who have ceased to be. Her pimp turns out to be....oh nevermind.

Anyway, the lead carries the show suprisingly well. In the gambit of mediocrity, and subpar actors of J-Dorama, she stands out. She actually does a good job in switching roles during shows, yet still staying true to the disgruntled angst-ridden teen girl that the character is supposed to be.

The supporting characters change from week to week, sans the main support casts that work at 'HQ'.

The series has a strange premise, which is fresh in the world of run-of-the-mill shows, and cookie cutter themes. And while it doesnt hit the mark completely, it sure comes close with above-average actors, a great soundtrack by GLOBE, and suprisingly good character developement throughout the series. Throw in a mix of good humor, and you've got yourself a nifty little dorama.

Watch it sometime. Its not as bad as it could have been.
Reviewed by Winter on 16 April 2004

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1. Comments by nonsempre [Rating: ?/10]
does anyone know where to watch this drama online or download it?? email me @ nonsempre@gmail.com if you know.

thnx ^__^
2. Comments by Clockwork Orange [Rating: 10/10]
Character changes each week. Sort of unbelievable story, but it is fun.
3. Comments by miekomewf [Rating: 8/10]
Kanako Enomoto is one of my Fav actresses
4. Comments by reli [Rating: 8/10]
Enomoto Kanako is really talent!
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