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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Foodie's world travels get pretty spicy.

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age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Not a good role model

The show can be educational and interesting but bourddain is so arrogant and self-impressed and is just not a good role model for kids and young teens . He just gets wasted and criticizes people and no one seems to have mentioned he goes to strip clubs on the show fairly often and i don't think that's cool for family viewing at all.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

bad for families

he smokes and gets drunk through the whole show

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Outgoing and wry, Bourdain does a good job of keeping the energy up and introducing viewers to cultures they might not have been exposed to before. But he often makes remarks that might give some parents pause (not to mention make them want to preview episodes before letting kids tune in). When sampling the ceviche, for example, he said that next time he should smoke a joint to counteract the dish's acidity. And when his local host gave him coca leaves to alleviate his headache, he made a reference to snorting cocaine in the '80s.

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