-Appropriate subject matter. Partly because I want to aim this at teens/young adults, and partly because we're a Christian organization. I mean, most jdramas are pretty clean, but still. As much as I love Stand Up!! (and I do love it), it probably wouldn't be the best choice for this situation.
-Substance. I mean, I love Gokusen, but it's not going to inspire any deep discussions, you know? It's tempting to just choose a drama I *like*, but as much as I love, say, romance dramas based on shoujo manga, I don't know how well some of those would lend themselves to this kind of discussion group.
Here are some thoughts, based on the list of dramas I've already seen. (Some of these I haven't finished, or haven't seen in a long time.)
Iryu Team Medical Dragon
Kimi wa Petto
Natsu no koi wa nijiiro ni kagayaku
Nobuta wo Produce
Ryuusei no Kizuna
Sunao ni narenakute
So please, let me know which dramas on this list you think might work (and which wouldn't), or if you have other suggestions (non-Japanese is okay, but at least for my first drama, I want to do a Japanese one). I'd appreciate any feedback you guys could give me. :D And any suggestions on how I might run the group are also welcome! The whole idea is still in very (very) early planning stages, so~