Apple TV+ keeps Charles Schultz’s legacy alive in the latest special, Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home Franklin. Raymond S. Persi directed the film, and the script was written by Robb Armstrong, Bryan Schultz, Craig Schultz, and Cornelius Uliano. An origin story of Peanuts’ most beloved characters, the film follows a boy named Franklin and his approach to making new friends.
Hijinks and fun continue in Is It Cake Season 2
Comedian Mikey Day reunites with Netflix for Season 2 of the hit show Is It Cake. Deception is the name of the game for the world’s most talented bakers, who will compete to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects – with cash on the line. But are they good enough to deceive a panel of celebrity judges… and you? You’ll be asking yourself, ‘Is it real?’ Or…Is It Cake?”
The bakers in Season 2 are Corterrius Allen, Danya Smith, Elizabeth Rowe, Jarid Altmark, Justin Salinas, Kayla Giddings, Liz Marek, Miko Kaw Hok Uy, Pete Tidwell, and Spirit Wallace. In contrast, the guest judges include notable Hollywood talents such as Anna Camp, Chris Redd, Taylor Tomlinson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Maz Jobrani.
I don’t recall the 2020 meme trend where bakers made things look so close to reality that you cannot tell if they are Cake or the actual object. However, I recall that in the late nineties, there was a trend of making desserts that looked like foods you would serve as a main course. However, Is…It Cake caught my attention, and I decided to check it out.
Mostly, the show follows the same pattern as the first Season. I don’t want to go into much detail about the challenges, but the creatives come up with quirky things to make Cake out of. Part of the merriment of the show is watching quirky host Day engage in banter with the constants.
Furthermore, similar to Netflix’s other cooking competition show about barbeque, Is It Cake feels like something other than a competition where those involved want to tear each other down. On this network, the competitors are all about positivity, and there is no backstabbing or sabotage. It is a fun atmosphere as everyone tries to figure out the best way to hide their cakes.
Even if you aren’t a sweets person, the quality of family entertainment in this is undeniable. How wonderful it is to experience something so refreshing and pure! Joy comes from enjoying simplicity without any over-complication or lofty ambitions. It’s inspiring, bringing a sense of lightness and happiness. Sometimes the most positive things are the simplest.
Final Grade: B+
Is It Cake Season 2 premiers globally on Netflix June 30th.
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Esteemed documentary filmmaker Kirk Fraser utilizes his talents to give flowers to one of Hip Hop’s iconic groups in Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story. The tripartite series presents a narrative previously untold about RUN DMC, arguably the most pivotal rap ensemble in music history. Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell came together on the unassuming streets of Hollis, Queens, before evolving into celebrated bastions of hip-hop culture—a genre once dismissed by critics as merely transitory.
Comedic television writer Seth MacFarlane brings one of his screen creations to the small screen in the prequel series Ted. The show is set in 1993; after the first film’s opening sequence and following a linear plot, the series depicts the early life of a sentient teddy bear toy named Ted, who lives with John Bennett (Max Burkholder) and his family in Massachusetts. John’s family members include his dad, Matt (Scott Grimes), mom, Susan (Alana Ubach), and cousin, Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). In the past, MacFarlane has mentioned that he’s always seen the character of Ted as one that’s character-based as opposed to premise-based, so there are numerous angles that he could have taken.