Parents' Guide to

From Scratch

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, sexy stuff in romance exploring Black experience.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

don't bother

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Soapy yet gorgeous, sappy yet sad, empowering yet predictable, this series has great bones, but the script doesn't allow true poetic moments. Like the handsome and insistent Florentine man courting the main character at the start of the series, From Scratch woos with good looks, and promises substance, but lacks that certain something.

The Americans in the show suffer from a wee case of superficiality. Lack of experience in a foreign country isn't something to brag about, people! But great acting from Eugenio Mastrandrea, who plays Lino, lends depth to the show. Fans of romance will enjoy this one most. The language, drinking, and sexy stuff makes it more appropriate for older teens.

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