This dorama might be the death of me. What can I say about episode 4 of Rich Man, Poor Woman that doesn’t resort to just throwing superlatives at it. It was magnificent from start to finish, an episode that took off from the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of episode 3 and never looked back. I felt like so much happened in a short period of time, but the pace was never frenetic or choppy. Hyuga tells Chihiro that he doesn’t ever want to see her face again, and how does a lying liar like her come back from that. It’s to the credit of Ishihara Satomi that she makes her character so endearing – book smart but practically awkward, a liar but a genuine little thing.
Playing off her is the odd method acting of Oguri Shun, which is so pitch perfect here I forgive him for sleep walking through Hana Kimi