- Genre: Romance, School, Youth, Comedy, Drama
- Live-Action Television series – Manga Shojo
- Date Released: Season 1 – 2016, Season 2 – 2017
- OST: End of the World by Caspa
Good Morning Call Season 2 Review
New Cast (Season 2):
Yes, finally Good Morning Call Season 2 (Our Campus Days), is being shown by Netflix.
It has 10 episodes altogether with some new characters. This series two continues on from their middle school/high school days to university life; campus days.
The new series is a Netflix original and they had only started showing Season 2 yesterday.
So whilst agogly waiting for this Japanese drama’s second series, I rewatched the original one a couple of days ago and enjoyed it once again. Lots of giggles!
Then yesterday, within minutes of release in Netflix, I was there in front of my huge telly, goggle-eyed. What a sad, happy life I lead!!! 🙂
And I binge-watched all 10 episodes in one day. 🙂
(I think Netflix has said that their customers are binge-watching their ‘box-set’ series! – Guilty!!!)
Good Morning Call – Series two is still as Kawai but more mature. I had a few tears a few times. Poor Nao!
Good Morning call, Our Campus Days follows on from when Uehara and Nao were forced to share an apartment and live together.
They were victims of a scammer, who rented the same 2-bedroom apartment to each of them. For months they lived together secretly.
Before long Uehara and Nao developed feelings for each other but the school found out about their housing situation.
It was a school taboo for two unrelated kids to live together by themselves even it was platonic.
In the last episode of the first series, Uehara and Nao promised to be still together even if they have to live separately.
On moving day, they found that their estate agent/landlord put them into two flats, which were next to each other.
Series two continues on from this.
Uehara is a popular boy with his stunning good looks, 200 IQ and being athletic to boot. He is one of the top three most gorgeous (popular) boys in the university.
Girls were swooning every time he walks by. But he is beyond cool. He was cold. He does not like all the fuss. This made him even more desirable. He is stalked by girls and it has become a bit of a problem for him.
Nao, on the other hand, is ordinary (the actress is actually very pretty) and rather clumsy but has a pure heart and perseverance. Her innocence made her a boy magnet. Gorgeous guys were falling for her big time. Daichi (one of the three popular boys) loved and pined for her for eight long years.
Uehara’s predicament with boisterous girls following him everywhere continued on until he met Natsume, who he really gets on with. Natsume showed him a secret room, where he can relax and have a moment of peace 🙂 He was so grateful to Natsume, who is very gregarious and very popular with everyone, especially with the girls.
Uehara admired Natsume’s openness and helpfulness. He perceived Natsume as a male equivalent of Nao. Natsume, like Nao, Uehara thinks, would go a long mile to help others, even if it means inconveniencing himself. He was rather envious of Natsume’s friendliness, so much so that he developed a bit of an inferiority complex when comparing himself to Natsume.
Natsume is flirty and in touch with his feminine side. He loves handicrafts and embroidery. No Uehara and Natsume do not have a gay thing. LOL 🙂
In fact Natsume kissed Nao, which Uehara witnessed. Nao was so distressed that she was spinning like a top, but Uehara forgave Natsume almost in a heartbeat. What kind of a boyfriend is he?
In the end Natsume truly fell for Nao. Told you, she is a boy magnet 🙂
Nao and Uehara’s relationship was undergoing a very uncertain phase. To comfort the aggrieved Nao, Natusume kissed her which Uehara found out. Uehara was waiting for Nao to confess about the kiss but Nao was too embarrassed to say anything at first until the moment for confession has passed its time limit.
But before judging Nao, Uehara was not a hard done by boyfriend. He went on a date with his boss, called Saeko, who is aptly named as she was slightly psychotic. LOL. Uehara and Saeko even shared a kiss which Nao witnessed. Saeko also confessed to Uehara. Though Uehara did tell her that he doesn’t return her feelings, he continued to be closed to her, much to the discomfiture of Nao.
There are plenty of things that are going wrong as well as a misunderstanding between Nao and Uehara so their relationship became rather awkward.
Uehara said that he wanted space and asked Nao not to go into his flat or contact him for now.
Nao understood and did what Uehara wanted. She is not confident about the relationship anyway. She was thinking that her relationship with Uehara was purely accidental, that if they were not ‘forced’ to live together Uehara would not have given her even a second look. Thinking this she finally accepted that they were not really right together and told Uehara that they should break up.
Though they had broken up, Nao said that she would only ever love Uehara and she put Natsume properly in his place. She cannot have a deeper relationship with Natsume. She was very upset too because Natsume had been a crutch to her in facing all her troubles.
You might get the impression that this drama series is full of angst and heartbreak but actually, there are plenty of cute and heartwarming moments; you can’t help but fall in love with Nao and Uehara all over again (if you had seen the first series). You would also like Natsume for being a good friend and a ready shoulder to cry on for Nao.
Spoiler Do not Read (But I know you want to 🙂 lol)
Uehara was also missing Nao but he kept thinking that Natsume was better suited to be with Nao.
Natsume is a good guy and really cares for Nao and her happiness. So he misled Uehara with misinformation that Nao was going on a little vacation with him. He let Uehara know where Nao would be at.
Saeko also came to the rescue by telling Uehara to stop running away. But run away was what Uehara did. Running to Nao. I have to admit he never look more gorgeous than when he was running in his denim jeans and white t-shirt and an open polo shirt. There is something so attractive about a fit young man running. (Ooops, I digress) 🙂
Uehara confessed his feelings to Nao that even if she loves someone else, he would still love her. Awww.
The end was that they are finally together with a more mature relationship. They spend nights together in each other’s flats. Ahhhh Uehara has turned lovely dovey 🙂 🙂 🙂 Well lovey-dovey the Uehara way.
I rewatched this whole series a second time and hated Uehara even more. He was a clueless lump.
How can a guy who was supposed to be stalked by girls in his every ‘walking moment’ 🙂 lose confidence in himself. Even Saeko, his lab boss has fallen for him. I don’t get his character motivation.
I think he has a boy crush on Natsume. He treated him better than he dealt with Nao.
During Uehara’s birthday, which he knew Nao really worked her guts out to make it as happy and festive for him as possible; decorating every nook and cranny of his apartment, cooking all the foods he likes and more (he saw her itinerary for his birthday) and yet he did not give any second thought for working late and coming to Natsume’s rescue and bringing him to the apartment. At least Natsume has the grace to leave and yet Uehara was easily persuaded to run after him. He found it so easy to disappoint the poor girl.
After knowing that Nao is not happy of his closeness with Saeko (they are on a first name basis, which is apparently not the Japanese way between people who are not related), Uehara did not take Nao’s concerns into consideration; he even went on a date with Saeko. He lamely said that it was not a date but like going for a meal with Natsume (a friend).
Ha! He pined for Yuri for years, how can he not know about feelings?!!!
He also knew that Saeko has the hots for him and he did not really tell her to stop her flirting, in fact in a way he encouraged it. He even allowed her to kiss him and protected her when she needed it.
I am so annoyed I think I shall rewatch it again in a couple of days! LOL