Fresh, Fried & Crispy
Fresh, Fried & Crispy
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fresh, Fried & Crispy is a food-tourism documentary that focuses on fast-casual dining in cities across America. Host Daym Drops is best known for his YouTube channel, full of reviews of spots like Five Guys Burgers and Fries. In introducing viewers to various hotspots, the series is basically a pure advertorial for the featured restaurants.
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What's the Story?
FRESH, FRIED & CRISPY follows fast food connoisseur Daym Drops across America to check out some of the hottest comfort food spots in the country. Daym's tastes are right there in the title: fresh, fried, and crispy, but hold the vegetables. At the end of each visit, he crowns a cuisine to rule the town; a delicacy for the not-so-delicate.
Is It Any Good?
Host Daym Drops rose to prominence through a series of charismatic YouTube reviews of major fast food joints; here Netflix lets Daym loose on America, for better or worse. On Fresh, Fried & Crispy, Daym isn't a typical food-tourism guide. Most of the time, it seems like he'd prefer a drive-through burger to whatever he's eating for the show. Also, he openly dislikes vegetables. And yet, Daym has the boundless enthusiasm and easy charisma of someone who could easily hit every restaurant in town in one whirlwind night. Fresh, Fried & Crispy is pure public relations for the restaurants it covers. For viewers looking to add a new take-out spot to their rotation, enjoyment will depend on what they like in a dining companion: someone who wants to discuss ingredients and technique, or someone who unabashedly loves jalapeño poppers?
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about fast food. What are your favorite casual dining spots? What do you like about them?
What are the restaurants and dishes from the show that looked exciting? What made them unique? Are there similar restaurants near you?
How do the fast food spots reflect the local flavor of their cities? What are the differences between the cities Daym visits? Which did you like or dislike?
- Premiere date: June 9, 2021
- Cast: Daym Drops
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Educational
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: February 18, 2023
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