Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is one of the most unique shows I’ve found in a long time with its wide assortment of characters, and utilizing a slice of life approach to its story telling, it has drawn me inside its warm lantern glow with each episode.
Most shows really try hard to make their characters smart, unique or edgy. They utilize editing effects that feel like they’re from the year 2000 with fast-forward pans and terrible After Effects transitions. A lot of fancy dressing for something that is ultimately is boring, predictable, and benign.
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories isn’t any of that as it is honest, sincere, and just enjoyable. A feature I really like is at the end of every episode they give you a cooking tip involving the dish they made in the episode. Cooking tips aside, it’s a sweet show that is just a joy to watch and I highly recommend you watch it on Netflix.
Now go dive into its delicious menu, dammit!