Parents' Guide to

Candy Land

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Colorful sugar-driven food competition focuses on craft.

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

I love the creation I just don't like how the judges interfere with them creating their stuff

age 11+

SO much hostility between the judges towards the cast

My girlfriend and I both love cooking shows and things of the like - so naturally we were hyped about watching this. I don't even really want to emphasize on anything except for immediately noticing how hostile and passive aggressive the judges were towards the contestants. I literally couldn't even count on one hand how many times they actually complimented their work without immediately countering it with almost an insult. It was clear on every contestants face that they were embarrassed or even kind of shocked with the passive aggressiveness of the judges comments and facial expressions. If it wasn't for the host, watching the show would've legitimately made me uncomfortable. Maybe a couple of different judges who seem more like judges rather than bullies would make the show a little better.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
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The contestants, judges, and host Kristin Chenoweth all seem like they're on a permanent sugar rush. And yet, for a cooking competition show, Candy Land is surprisingly mellow. The show focuses less on competition and drama than on the skills the contestants use to make their impressive creations. It's reminiscent of an even sweeter-toothed version of The Great British Baking Show -- though Candy Land also feels more like an elaborate advertisement. However, as satisfying as it is to watch the contestants work, Candy Land feels so unstructured that things like challenges and eliminations come and go without much fanfare. There are plenty of competitors that viewers don't get to know at all, and the 80-minute runtime seems endless. It would've worked better if episodes were served in quick, sweet bites.

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