最高の離婚 (Saikou no Rikon/The Great Divorce) - Fuji TV/2013
'Saikou no Rikon' is about the complexities of marriage and relationships, focusing on two couples connected with an impulsive divorce, a fake marriage, infidelity, and a possible mate swap. Basically, the message is that there's no formula for a successful relationship, and to some extent no one really knows what they're doing. People learn to love and accept each other through trial and error, and it's okay if they change their minds about what they want and what they'll put up with. I started watching this drama for Eita (the husband of one of my favorite Japanese singers Kimura Kaela, far left), and even more so for Ono Machiko (second from left). But all the actors in this drama are wonderful. This show portrays love, pain, and disagreement in a hilarious and realistic manner, which is why I've kept watching.
第二楽章 (Daini Gakusho/Second Movement) - NHK/2013
鴨、京都へ行く。(Kamo, Kyoto e Iku/Bitter Sweet Home Kyoto) - Fuji TV/2013
"いろはねほへと" ("Irohanehoheto"). I have to admit that I've been pleasantly surprised by this thoughtful show.
Most Japanese dramas I've come across are really well-written and only run about 11 episodes, so if you have some time check these ones out!