Parents' Guide to

Kitchen Confidential

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heartfelt, fun ensemble comedy about second chances.

TV Hulu Comedy 2005
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This spirited series combines poignant moments and lots of laughs to create a special blend of TV fun. Bradley Cooper plays the thinly disguised Anthony Bourdain with enough charm and wit to make you root for him despite his many obvious shortcomings. The banter between the likable-but-flawed ensemble cast, featuring tons of TV vets, also adds some lightness to the series.

There's some occasional weak writing and a few over-the-top moments, which are probably some of the reasons why the series was canceled after only four episodes in 2005. But despite these flaws, the universal themes of second chances and redemption give it a lot of heart. Like the main character, this series is certainly deserving of a second chance.

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