Jared Moshe explores the classic science fiction trope in his latest film, Aporia from Well Go USA. Since losing her husband Mal (Edi Gathegi) in a drunk-driving incident, Sophie (Judy Greer) has struggled to manage crippling grief, a full-time job, and the demands of parenting her devastated teenage daughter (Faithe Herman).
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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