Parents' Guide to

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Creativity abounds on macabre, sometimes edgy cooking show.

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 12+

Great baking and cute puppets

I love this show. I'm a baker and have a cottage bakery and I love this show. My son whose 17 loves it and the kids I watch stopped playing toys to watch the creatures. They don't understand any of the "sex" parts to them it's just funny and they like seeing the goodies she makes. Now of course it was canceled, and we can't watch it anymore to see what happens. Now a days kids are bombarded with adult stuff and watching a show like this compared to some of things they see on their cell phones or with friends is much more suitable for them. I feel if an adult wants to watch it first before the child go ahead and make the decision, but check out the reviews on here from the kids too and see how they feel. You can't shelter your kids forever and watching something with them to be able to explain things is much better than pretending sex and all that doesn't exist.
age 18+

Very inappropriate grooming for children

In October 2018 I decided to preview The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell on Netflix. It's rated PG and I thought that it would be a fun show to watch with my kids for Halloween (they love cooking/baking shows and contests, etc.). I watched the first episode, and was floored at some of the jokes made about the cat-like puppet (fornication, libido, and consensual were words used). I then watched the second episode, and it was completely inappropriate for children! I won't go into too many specifics, but it is most definitely a grooming episode, completely (completely, completely!) inappropriate for kids (and they try to give a gift at the end--end up forcing it on him--to make it all better). I will say that it involved ball gags, hot wax on nipples, and so much more. I didn't watch past that second episode--there's NO WAY my kids will be allowed to watch this show.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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Combining elements of Pee-Wee's Playhouse with a traditional cooking show is a stroke of genius, and the work by Jim Henson Company-affiliated puppeteers is entertaining and punchy, retaining the vaudeville style of, say, The Muppet Show. And the titular creations that McConnell makes each episode also provide plenty of spectacle: she loves food that's functional, like an edible ouija board, or tricksy, like a cake that looks like a coffee pot sitting next to a coffee pot that looks like a cake. The only drawbacks are that McConnell herself is a little stiff in front of the camera (though she seems to get more comfortable as the series goes on), and the show spends a little too much time trying to have a plot, when McConnell's tutelage and some funny puppet banter are probably all it needs. But as a whole, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is creative,surprising and wildly entertaining in ways you wouldn't expect from a cooking show.

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