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He’s Expecting Review 2022 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew
This series is a fun, lighthearted, engaging, and creative look into pregnancy. It portrays pregnancy rather well, being very accurate about everything, from making the decision whether or not to keep a baby, to social pressures placed on both women and men when having a child, it also covers issues that unfortunately can and do go wrong throughout a pregnancy, and how it can affect those involved and those around them. As a character from the series explained, “…there are no perfect pregnancies.”
It contained a lot of relatable and eye opening scenes from the perspective of both females and males, just reversed, and it will influence both men and women to see and think about the point of view of the other parent involved, and consider their thoughts and opinions on certain matters that may arise when they are expecting a baby with someone, because this series shows that it truly is a partnership having and raising a child. It also accurately explores the different ways having a baby can drastically change peoples’ lives forever, for better and/or worst. Different perspectives of what a family is and one’s interactions with one’s family are also explored.
There are genuinely funny scenes, somber scenes, and scenes that will make you feel frustrated on behalf of the characters involved. Nothing with the writing felt too forced and the story flowed naturally. Most of the episodes had scenes that are very thought provoking and can be engaging conversation starters.
It also explores the ways that humans exhibit both compassion and cruelty towards one another. It is a very deep, down-to-earth human story that did not feel preachy at all and will make you think twice about your words and actions before interacting with a fellow human being regardless of their demographics, background, or life journey.
The acting was great. Takumi Saitoh portrayed his character’s pregnancy very well, he didn’t overact the pregnancy, which I’ve noticed some actors do for unnecessary emphasis. Juri Ueno was also great as the ‘supportive partner who always tries their best to be there and make it work and to support their partner during their pregnancy as best they can, while also remaining true to themselves’. All of the other actors (Mariko Tsutsui, Shohei Uno, Lily Franky, etc.) were also spot on with their characters.
Loosely based on the 2012 manga, “Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy” by Eri Sakai, the series changed and added a lot of things not present in the original manga version, which is not a bad thing at all, the changes and additions actually gave the story and characters a bit more depth.
All in all, this is definitely a series everyone should watch at least once, as well as read the original source material, because both are definitely not what you would expect!