TL;DR – We map out every restaurant featured on Buzzfeed’s
Much to my own frustration, it has been a while since I have been able to fly overseas and explore the world. As a way of at least exploring the world and its food vicariously, I have been rewatching Buzzfeed’s Worth-It for like the fourth time.
In the show, the team of Steven Lim and Andrew Ilnyckyj, along with Adam Bianchi and Annie Jeong, explore food from around the world using a very interesting formula. For example, if the theme is Hotdogs they will visit an inexpensive, medium, and expensive restaurant to see which is the most worth it for the given price (hence the title of the show).
TL;DR – This is a film that is hilarious, funny, and had me laughing from start to finish.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
There are many reasons that you may want to go to the movies. You may want a
visual spectacle, an interesting character study, or maybe you just want to
site and laugh your heart out. Well,
today I look at a film that has the distinction of being not one but all of
these things at once. Even better I had no idea about this film before seeing
it, other than the title, so I didn’t know I was about to see one of the best
films of the year when I walked in. Also just a pro-tip, do not go into this
film on an empty stomach, trust me on this one, or at least plan to go get food
the moment the film ends.
So to set the scene, we open on an illegal gambling den as police radios
crackle to life with instructions reminding everyone to limit property damage
as they repel down the side of a building to block off all avenues of escape.
This means no smashing through windows like you are an action star and politely
asking the criminal to turn himself in … and that goes about as well as you can
expect. The whole team Chief Go (Ryu Seung-ryong),
Detective Jang (Lee Hanee), Detective
Young-ho (Lee Dong-hwi), Detective Ma (Jin
Seon-kyu), and Detective Jae-hoon (Gong Myung), chase after the suspect through
the streets of Seoul only for them to have everything fall apart. They are
dragged in front of the Police Superintendent (Kim Eui-sung) and berated for
their incompetence, with the very real chance that their team will be
disbanded. Everyone knows that they are on their last chance when Choi (Song
Young-kyu) the head of a rival police taskforce gives them a tip that Lee
Moo-bae (Shin Ha-kyun) one of Korea’s big
drug players is about to return to the country. So the team has to engage in
the biggest stake-out in their history, and it goes about as well as you
TL;DR – A fascinating documentary dissecting every facet of food, from its history, its traditions, and the future.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
As a food culture, we have really started to focus on tradition, authenticity, style and presentation, but have we lost something in the process? This is something that chef David Chang is trying to get to the heart off in his new series Ugly Delicious which he hosts with food writer Peter Meehan. Chang who is known from his Momofuku restaurants is pulling apart what makes food the way it is, what makes something traditional and something rebellious, and what is the soul of the food we may eat on a daily basis.