Have you ever seen a movie and wondered how the actors don’t fall in love while enacting all those scenes? Released in 2021, The Future Diary aims to give you an answer to this very question. The show is of Japanese origins and is available with subtitles for non-Japanese speakers.
The show is a reboot of a reality series that peaked from 1998 to 2002. Born from a reality show on TBS, The Future Diary has been given a modern twist by TBS and Netflix.
While the title of this show may make a diary seem like some sort of a prophet, the show is not too different from what it suggests.
While there’s no real prophecy or prediction of the future, this reality show requires people – strangers, to be specific, to follow the script given in a diary.
This Diary maps out the love story that is to ensue between the strangers and decides the fate of their love lives.
“Would I still love you, knowing it would end?”
With just the tagline making our hearts beat loudly, the first season, which premiered in 2021, of The Future Diary was nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster.
The first season focuses on a couple that goes on dates together and spends a complete month in each other’s company. With everything from a hug to a kiss being a part of the diary, would this couple still fall in love?
While the strangers follow the diary and discover their feelings for each other, a panel of people deliberates whether falling in love is a plausible option for this pair.
The Netflix trailer also gives a sneak peek of the couple weeping and saying their goodbyes, steeling our doubts about the small heartache that is to come our way.
There is, however, hope that these two would end up together. Feeling relieved? ‘Cause same. The last episode of this season lets the couple choose what they actually wish to do; explore their relationship or part ways, possibly forever.
A one-trick pony is no fun to watch. Keeping this in mind, the producers have brought the interesting show back with a twist.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a love triangle trope from your favorite book? Well, I’ve got some good news for you!
Season 2 of The Future Diary aims to make us experience all sides of a love triangle. With three contestants coming in this time and there being the compulsion to choose one of the two options, this one is sure to bring tears to our eyes.
But all that will come at a later stage. Before that, get ready to experience one woman dating two men, going on dates together, or alternatively.
With the promise of tears of both, joy and laughter, this season’s trailer is definitely one that would make you want to experience all this.
Is it worth watching?
With a plot so different yet so common, The Future Diary is definitely worth a watch.
Watch at your own discretion though, because tears are sure to ensue.
Where to Stream?
Both the seasons are available on Netflix. Season 2 premieres on the 19th of May, 2022.