Midnight Diner
June 12, 2020 6:48 AM - Subscribe

Anyone watching Midnight Diner?

MD recently showed up on Netflix, and we've been enjoying the show quite a bit. We're into the second series right now. Anyone else enjoying this little show?
posted by Thorzdad (11 comments total)
Its actually been on there for a couple of years(?) at this point I think, but one one of the entries is season 1 & 2, the other is seasons 1, 2, and 3.

Anyway! I've generally enjoyed it, tho I remember some problematic gender things in season 1 -- don't remember if there were similar moments in season 2 or not, and just started season 3.
posted by curious nu at 12:33 PM on June 14, 2020

Loved it. Think I'm all caught up unless something new has dropped in the past couple months. It's a cool concept, a hole-in-the-wall diner that serves the really late night crowd. Lot's of regulars, but some new story going on each episode.
posted by zengargoyle at 10:18 PM on June 14, 2020

Its actually been on there for a couple of years(?) at this point I think...

Really??? This is the first time it ever appeared for me.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:05 AM on June 15, 2020

Season 1 was there much longer than season 2 which has been there less than a year I believe.
posted by Obscure Reference at 3:54 PM on June 15, 2020

There are two series, Midnight Diner (2009; three seasons) which appeared on Netflix recently, and Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016; two seasons) which has been on Netflix for a while. They're about the same diner but otherwise separate. The 2009 series gives some backstory on the regulars in the 2016 series.
posted by pmdboi at 11:36 PM on June 21, 2020

And I recommend both wholeheartedly. There's a dance scene in S1E9 of the 2009 series which had me transfixed.
posted by pmdboi at 11:38 PM on June 21, 2020

One of you should really start a Fanfare thread though - this Fanfare Talk thread is going to scroll off into the void, and in future anyone searching the Fanfare show listing index will find no results. Seems a shame.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:29 PM on June 22, 2020

I'll start an all-inclusive Midnight Diner Fanfare thread as soon as the original 2009 series gets approved. For some reason, only the Tokyo Stories series is listed for Fanfare.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:45 AM on June 26, 2020

SO SO good.
The wife and I are extreme KDrama fans, and came across this several years ago, and watched it on Viki.
Now that it's on Netflix along with NEW seasons, we were ecstatic!
It's such a gentle, kind, fun sort of drama; with each little story both independent and part of the greater whole, especially those who continue coming to the diner to have Master cook for them.
Do yourself a favor and watch it.
posted by Bill Watches Movies Podcast at 8:44 AM on June 28, 2020

Yes! Only a few eps in though.
posted by Coaticass at 7:10 AM on July 16, 2020

Watching it always makes me hungry.
posted by Coaticass at 7:11 AM on July 16, 2020

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