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Samurai Gourmet almost sounds as though it has a second season at least that hasn’t been aired in the states, but that sounds more like a rumor than anything, and the fact that the few comments that have been found have stated that it was obtained and downloaded off of a pirated site. But it’s enough to say that while the critical reviews of the show don’t seem to be very flattering, it still seems like a fun and engaging program that could possibly go on for another season at least simply to show the main character’s continued development and his ability to finally regain an identity that has nothing to do with work. The look of pure pleasure on his face as he realizes that he no longer has to conform to his work schedule and can do what he likes during the day, especially when it comes to eating, is pure bliss, and reminds people what it is like to not have to live by a schedule or the same rules as you’ve done for so long.
There are a few good points to be made from this show actually.
Enjoyment - Life - Work
Enjoyment of life is important during and after work.
Obviously most of us aren’t able to really enjoy a drink during the middle of the day, but the main character can’t even enjoy it during his retirement. Almost four decades of work has trained him to reject any and all alcoholic beverages during the middle of the day, as these were always working hours during which one’s mind could be befuddled by drink. But after retiring and realizing that he had nothing else to do that day it became a problem that he had yet to solve. He wanted a drink badly, but he still knew that drinking during the middle...
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