Wrote about a show I enjoyed recently, and how it reflects bigger changes in how Japanese TV is perceived in America.
“Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light” follows a story familiar to anyone who knows Japanese TV dramas. A son and father grow distant, so the young man thinks up a convoluted plan to bond with pops. In this case, the plan involves him secretly playing online video game “Final Fantasy XIV” with his Dad, which explains the show’s somewhat awkward title.
The program originally aired on TBS earlier this year, but came to streaming service Netflix shortly after. However, when it appeared on the U.S. version of the platform this month, it attracted surprising praise from overseas.