Review – Unnatural

Drama: Unnatural

Broadcast date: Jan 12, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018

Synopsis (from
A story-a-week episodic medical mystery that treats the theme of reality changing when faced with imminent death. Mystery and exhilarating human drama unfold against the backdrop of the “unnatural death institute”, or “UDI”. For example, the body of a young man is brought into the UDI lab one day; his cause of death attributed to ischemic heart disease in which blood fails to be conveyed to the heart. But the victim’s parents are puzzled by the freak nature of their son’s death and turn to medical coroner Mikoto, to find out why. Together with her lab technician partner, Yuko Shoji, and rookie medical recorder, Rokuro, they examine the body for a possible drug poisoning and then learn that another female colleague of the deceased man has just died suddenly.

Quick review:
This is an episodic mystery drama(a different case for each episode). But it also has a main mystery arch that spans the whole series.

Unsurprisingly, there is enough humor in this drama to lighten things up.

Although there are a number of autopsy scenes, there is no gory stuff being shown. And besides the
mystery and investigation stuff, there are also suspense and action scenes.

It is definitely worth watching, due to it’s well written cases and also interesting characters. Worth mentioning is Matsushige Yutaka(playing Satomi Ishihara’s boss) who balances the serious and funny moments brillianty.

Rating: 8.5/10