Thing is each storyline gets, what, 15 minutes. So, in their defence, they have to cram so many things into it so that all the girls get screen time. I guess that's why there are so many things that don't make perfect sense... Spoiler Still, I think they could have done better. With Yuko's part, if the solution is not really a solution (seriously, just try harder and do both?), then why bring the issue up in the first place? Isn't it because she CAN'T do both that's the issue? For Mayu-Sae part, as a girl, I doubt there're really superficial girls like Sae's character (I guess there must be? but none of my friends suddenly shuns their close friends just because she likes a guy, especially when there's no issue about having to choose one over the other (which in this case, not yet)). That's just childish and being a bitch. It would have made more sense if Sae told Mayu about it and Mayu didn't like it and became demanding, then the ignoring part would make more sense. Then again, time limit might force them to make Sae the bitch right out... This drama is such a good vehicle for AKB. I just think they could have done it better and profit from this more. Then again, there's Majisuka 2, so there's hope that with more time, the story would be better than this and perhaps the first one (which was....ok for its kind of show, but when compared with other jdramas, still lagging behind).