The Baker and the Beauty
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Unlikely romance series has humor, innuendo, and drinking.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
People from different cultures, social classes, and career paths can find commonalities, but it isn't always easy to be together. Love is a powerful force.
Positive Role Models
Daniel is a down-to-earth guy who is willing to work towards a healthy relationship with Noa. She's trying to build a stable relationship with him and maintain her celebrity career. Their family and friends want the best for them, but they raise their concerns in different ways.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional arguments include some yelling, shoving, silly threats, and dramatic food throwing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
It contains strong innuendo, which ranges from flirtations and making out to romantic moments in the bedroom. No nudity is shown.
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Insults are common between the Garcias (both in English and Spanish), but they are more silly than mean.
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Products & Purchases
Iconic fashion labels like Gucci are referenced.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, champagne, and cocktails are consumed in restaurants, bars, and clubs. Characters sometimes drink beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Baker And The Beauty is a dramedy about two people from very different backgrounds who fall in love. Not surprisingly, there's lots of romance and strong sexual innuendo, which range from flirting and making out to romantic moments in the bedroom. No nudity is shown. There's no profanity, but there is some arguing and insult-hurling (in English and Spanish), and occasional pushing, shoving, and throwing, which is more comical than violent. Drinking is also visible, especially at clubs and restaurants, and includes wine, beer, champagne, and cocktails.
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What's the Story?
Adapted from a popular Israeli series, THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY is a dramatic comedy series about a young man and his relationship with a woman who just happens to be an international celebrity. Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk) works in his family's Miami bakery alongside his mom and dad (Lisa Vidal and Carlos Gómez respectively). When his long-term relationship with girlfriend Vanessa (Michelle Veintimilla) suddenly ends, he unexpectedly finds himself spending time with Australian celebrity Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), who has just been jilted by her boyfriend. As they fall in love, they must enter each other's unfamiliar world, and figure out how to cope with the paparazzi, cultural and class differences, and Vanessa's relentless efforts to get her ex-boyfriend back.
Is It Any Good?
This amusing series mixes romance with humor as it presents both Daniel Garcia and Noa Hamilton as fish out of water in each other's worlds. Daniel's Cuban-American family, which also includes Daniel's younger brother Mateo (David Del Rio) and his sister Natalie (Belissa Escobedo), injects Latin flair into the show by speaking Spanish, putting family first, and putting pressure on each other to get married and have families. While this is not stereotypical, it's an obvious juxtaposition with the superficial, often excessive celebrity world in which Noa Hamilton normally operates, and which few can be counted on except her manager Lewis (Dan Bucatinsky) and her friend and assistant Riley (Georgina Reilly). But there's an earnestness to Noa, which makes her surprisingly relatable, and which makes the connection between the two lovers (mostly) believable. If you like fairy tale romances that mix in some unique adult problems, you'll probably find The Baker And The Beauty entertaining.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the differences between the U.S. version of The Baker And The Beauty and the Israeli version of the series. Outside of the language, what are some of the cultural distinctions between the two? Are there any similarities?
What is the difference between incorporating specific cultural elements from a given community into a TV show or movie, and representing a culture or community stereotypically? How can you tell the difference?
The Israeli version of this series is (roughly) based on a true story. Do you think similar events could happen in the United States? Why or why not?
- Premiere date: April 13, 2020
- Cast: Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Lisa Vidal
- Network: ABC
- Genre: Drama
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: April 5, 2023
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