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Amy Schumer Learns to Cook

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tasty, endearing pandemic cooking show has edgy laughs.

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Looking back, this humble show might be one of the truest representations we have of pandemic life. The unapologetically amateur tone of Amy Schumer Learns to Cook feels, upon rewatching, like a sweet homage to the utter weirdness of the time. Shot while their son naps, with their nanny as the director of photography, Amy and her professional chef husband, Chris, give the impression they woke up that morning and decided to cope by making a TV show. Despite the couple's bougie digs in the woods (and full-time childcare), what they churn out is surprisingly relatable. The pair regularly run out of ingredients, worry about loved ones, and are genuinely thankful to have each other while also annoyed by their continued forced proximity.

Of course, the most important question for every cooking show is whether you'll want to make the food. In this case the answer is a resounding "yes, please!" Chris' menus consist of low-fuss and wholesome dishes viewers will appreciate learning to do well, and Amy always adds a delicious-sounding cocktail recipe to pair with the meal. Of course, Amy's real contributions are her hilarious drive-by anecdotes, each of which Chris plows through with zero acknowledgement, refusing to be distracted by her mania. Chris' earnestness is an endearing counterbalance to Amy's sardonic and raunchy wit, and it's lovely watching the patience they have for one another's opposing personalities despite spending endless amounts of time under the same roof. By the end of the hour you'll be happy, hungry, and more than a little jealous you didn't get to spend your quarantine with a professional chef, a professional comedian, and an adorable baby that comes with his own nanny.

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