• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: May 9, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Around the World in 80 Plates Image
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: 12 chefs race over 40 days to cook in 10 different countries (Argentina, China, England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, United States and Uruguay) in this show hosted by Curtis Stone and Cat Cora.
  • Genre(s): Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 9, 2012
    80
    If Around the World doesn't exactly reinvent the genre, it still manages to refine the familiar bits with sumptuous location shooting and a sense of adventure.
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    May 8, 2012
    67
    [An] unoriginal but tasty-enough culinary/travel competition.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    May 9, 2012
    30
    Bravo's newest attempt at a cooking-competition franchise took some quality original ingredients and made them into a hash.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    May 8, 2012
    0
    Once again, we have the same personalities you've seen endless times before on cooking and competition shows.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    5
    In her review for the A.V. Club, Emily Yoshida wrote, â
  2. May 9, 2012
    0
    Yawn..... we've seen ALL this before. Think back to the early days of reality TV when fresh concepts like the Great Race and Top Chef actually got our attention. Alas, Bravo must have run head first into their creative brick wall because this show bears all the earmarks of a fifth generation clone - flawed, tired, predictable and laughable mutated mush. You'll recognize the obnoxious self-absorbed cast of characters; a conniving Bubba or two, the guileless Bambi, multiple arrogant egomaniacs, a smattering of pushy tools and the smug expert judges. Watch the players race about in disorganized packs, articulate their stealthy strategy to prevail and toil and sweat in frantic contrived competitions. Listen to their embarrassing inner dialogue in a constant stream of candid clips. Sound familiar? All this low concept thematic rehashing culminates in the chefs voting one of their own off the island. Gag me. Go take a bath or learn how to prune bonsai trees, but don't waste any time on this sad sad retread. Expand