If you are one of those many couch potatoes watching television all day, you might have encountered numerous cooking shows on TV networks. Some of them showcases the masterpieces of skilled chefs, while others blend to other formats to display a reality show-esque atmosphere. Fact: Almost all of them are not worth watching and boring. Screw those shows, and watch EpicMealTime!
EpicMealTime is a Canadian-based cooking show worth watching, not boring, and of course as the name suggests, EPIC! Also, it is accessed through Youtube, so you don't need to be forced to see those countless commercials in between shows.
Hey, you might be thinking why am I going to review such a show? I'm no food critic. I'm not a culinary arts master. I can't even perfect the art of cooking unburnt fried eggs. The thing is, this show was intended to be somewhat comedic in one way, at the same time, a trigger for hunger. Fact: I love comedy plus food.
EpicMealTime, unlike the rest of those boring shows, does phenomenal and out-of-this-world masterpieces out of multiple food selections and menus. They tend to mock the ways of authentic chefs (making food using "next level cooking apparatus[es]"), and make fun of all those sanitary guidelines (cooking foods bare hands, beating eggs with fingers, etc.). Moreover, the show makes their masterpieces in epic proportions...
If you are either a member of PETA or a vegan, you might not consider this appealing at all. The reason being is, the show involves lots of Jack Daniel's chugging, and pig slaughtering. They almost always incorporate Jack Daniel's into their "main ingredients".
Also, meat, even in candy form, in every episode is inevitable since the show is famously recognized by their excessive use of bacon. In short, no bacon equals no EpicMealTime
The pic above is not even the finished product. Just look at the calorie counter in that thing -- enough to feed a whole family. But wait! There's more! That does not finish there. Of course, after cooking the food, what would they do?
This show had achieved several milestones throughout the entire time it was active. Some of which are winning the 2011 Shorty Award in Food Category, breaking the 100,000 calorie barrier, creating the TurBaconEpic, the meat house, and filming while drunk.
Original and innovative
Not for vegans
Inconsistent calorie counter (missing counters in some episodes)
Makes me hungry
Overall Rating: 8.8/10 in the Bacon Scale
WARNING: IF YOU ARE A VEGAN, I SUGGEST YOU TURN BACK NOW!
You can start here: Breaking the 100k calorie barrier!
The birth of EpicMealTime: Harley munching on some Baconators