“Mr. Unlucky Can Only Kiss” First Impressions (Ep.1 & 2)

Luck is a tricky thing, a perchance happenstance that can be cruel or giving. And no one wants to be on the receiving end of a cruel twist of fate.

But for college student Fukuhara Kouta (Sota Ryosuke), bad luck isn’t just a spontaneous unfortunate moment; it’s an everyday occurrence.

Until he meets the unusually lucky Shinomiya Naoya (Sato Yusuke).

Adapted from the manga of the same name by Tsuyu Gamoko, the new Japanese BL Mr. Unlucky Can Only Kiss (Fukou-kun wa Kiss Suru Shikanai!) is a fun look at how two opposite fates intertwine. All while falling in love.

Though riddled with over-the-top moments, Kouta’s exaggerated reactions lend an endearing charm to this BL drama in a way only Japan can manage to pull off.

I admit I have a soft spot for Japanese BLs. Although Japan tends to release fewer BLs in a year than most countries, they almost always deliver quality and surprising depth.

My heart goes out to Kouta. There’s nothing more depressing than having a bad day. Imagine the mental fortitude a person has to have to endure daily unfortunate events. It’s heartwarming to see the happiness and relief Kouta feels when he’s around the lucky Naoya, which is why it’s nice when Kouta asks him to be friends.

He doesn’t expect Naoya to like him as more than a friend.

Naoya’s evident romantic interest in Kouta from the beginning is my favorite thing about this drama. It’s refreshing to see a character attracted to someone who readily accepts how his heart feels about that same person.

Kouta may be over-the-top and extreme, but he’s like a walking happy pill living a negative existence. And there’s something addictive about his need for the peace he feels when he’s with Naoya. They balance each other, and it’s going to be fun to watch the feelings already developing between them develop more.

The depth and sadness are coming. Japan always brings powerful moments to their dramas, even when the dramas are comedies. So, I don’t expect Kouta and Naoya’s relationship to be without emotional obstacles.

And I’m all about emotional obstacles and the connection and healing that grows from them.

I’m ready for my heart to be owned.

For a romantic drama about fate, luck, and the love that grows from it, check out Mr. Unlucky Can Only Kiss on Viki and Gagaoolala.

Rating- 4 out of 5


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