Parents' Guide to

Buddy vs. Duff

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kitchen kings face off in mostly routine baking competition.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Unfair score system

In season 2 of Buddy vs Duff, points are not being distributed per category making it an unfair and biased scoring system. Very dissapointed.
age 11+


Very disappointing. The judging is a joke.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The most remarkable aspects of this series are the two boisterous contestants' egos, which help sustain the rivalry that keeps things interesting in an otherwise formulaic kitchen competition. Their good-natured verbal jousting doesn't overwhelm the baking content, but the guys genuinely enjoy talking up their abilities both to each other and in front of the camera.

Foodies -- and Buddy and/or Duff fans -- will be most enthralled with this competition, and even the lay viewer can appreciate the skill and vision that goes into the impressive creations. Ultimately, though, Buddy vs. Duff struggles to separate itself from the many other kitchen contests on the air and only entertains in small doses.

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