Sunday, 6 December 2009
Currently watching: Late Night Diner
Thanks to the subbers at viikii.com not using You Tube as the host for these, I’m able to sneakily watch this while at work. What with all the office comings and goings, one half-hour episode usually takes a day to watch, but it certainly makes a nice break from arranging meetings and typing up minutes.
Set in a Japanese diner that opens during the night and the curious characters it attracts, it’s a low-key laid-back series. Each week is a different story and repeating characters are pretty few and far between, apart from the owner himself, who mostly stands behind the counter and looks stoic.
The lack of regulars is something of a drawback. It would be nice to focus on a core of characters, rather than having someone new each week. But for the most part this is a pretty interesting, if sentimental, show.