Saijo Mie is concierge at a hotel. She has to attend to all kinds of guests. First, it’s a choreographer with his profession’s version of writer’s block. Our bumbling concierge has to help him out and she certainly is cheerfully willing though she’s not the most sophisticated of beings. But, thanks to her irrepressible can-do attitude, the artist makes a breakthrough and their little dance routine will lift the gloomiest of spirits.
The next guest is a movie director. He’s worried about how his film will be received. Right now, he needs self-confidence. Will our cute concierge work her magic again? But our lady is quite unsophisticated. She speaks her mind! The flabbergasted director masochistically asks for more. Sick of his childishness, she bluntly tells him the prognosis. And, oddly enough, it does the trick.
The next guest wants to take photos of her in all kinds of poses as his topic is working girls. Things get hot. But, wait a minute! What’s happening to the photographer? Yet another peculiar hotel guest for the concierge!
Before you have time to breathe, there’s another eccentric. This one is all bandaged up and wants his back scratched. You can imagine how much can happen when it’s a question of scratching someone’s back!
So far, it’s been males. We heave a sigh of relief as the next to occupy the suite is a lady. She has to prepare for a cookery show. But this TV expert turns out to be a zero in the cuisine department. Our concierge has to pitch in while the star chef sips wine. Is it a case of two many cooks spoiling the broth?
The tasty interlude is followed by a nostalgic turn. The new guest had booked into the suite long ago with a partner. He might die soon. Now, he wants our concierge to play the role of his long-gone partner.
One after the other, we’re entertained by the antics of whacky hotel guests and the outrageous strategies of our reluctant concierge.
Beautiful Hidden Shot – The Perfect Concierge, as the show also appears to be called, is a 2011 Fuji TV drama. Our concierge does not know that there are hidden cameras in the suite! And, of course, she does not know that we’re watching too.
Writer and director Koki Mitani uses the same cast in another hotel drama, The Uchoten Hotel.
Do watch the drama – it’s a story you’ll enjoy over and over. Here’s wishing that this type of drama begins to appear on Indian screens instead of Hollywood nonsense.