The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell Review

by StevenHelmer

My wife and I decided to give this cooking series a try. Read to find out what I thought of it.

Synopsis: Christine McConnell lives inside her enchanted home and takes in wayward monsters looking for sanctuary. To pass the time and to keep them well-fed, she creates spooky and edible masterpieces in her kitchen ranging from bone-shaped candy treats to spider-shaped cookies and haunted cake mansions.

Review

My wife and I have been spending quite a bit of time watching some of the various cooking shows that are on Netflix. And, we have found we enjoyed the vast majority of them.

That's why, even though this show did seem somewhat different from the others, I decided to give it a chance and took the time to watch a couple episodes of it with her. Unfortunately, it ended up being one of the few cooking shows we weren't that impressed with.

I'm going to start out by saying I think Christine McConnell is a very talented artist. The creations we watched her make in her kitchen were pretty darn amazing, albeit maybe not quite as easy to make as she was claiming they would be.

I think the problem with this show is it tries to do too much by combining a traditional baking show with a sitcom and including her Muppet-like friends and various other visitors. This just didn't do it for me.

At first, I was willing to give it a pass because I assumed I misread the description and it was meant to be a series meant more for kids. However, when her furry friends started to talk about fornication and threatened physical violence toward each other, I realized that was a false assumption. And, that's too bad because I do think it would have been better had it focused on that genre and made things a little more family friendly. As it stands now, the show seems a little too juvenile for adults and a little too adult for juveniles.

Another thing I noticed when watching this is McConnell, while talented, doesn't seem to have much of an on-air personality and, at least in my opinion, seemed a little bland when compared to other cooking show hosts. It makes me wonder if the various creatures/sitcom-like atmosphere is meant to distract the viewer from that.

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Final Opinion

As I said before, her kitchen creations are pretty cool to see. However, if I were to watch any more episodes, it would be just for those. I would probably fast forward through the in-between scenes involving her friends.

My Grade: C

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Updated: 12/28/2018, StevenHelmer
 
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