One of many hottest exhibits on tv proper now could be a six-part journey documentary that’s drawing rave evaluations and important acclaim.
‘Stanley Tucci: Looking For Italy’ airs Sunday nights on CNN at 9 p.m. EST. Tucci, the Academy Award-nominated actor, narrates, co-produces and stars within the present as he explores numerous areas of Italy with an emphasis on the meals in every space and the way it’s tied to the historical past of Italy.
In line with the Hollywood commerce publication Deadline, the six-part collection was rapidly renewed for a second season after simply two episodes.
The present debuted on Feb. 14, with 1.52 million viewers, in response to Nielsen quick nationals. The Feb. 21 episode drew 1.64 million, in response to Nielsen live-plus-same-day information. These are sturdy numbers for a cable information channel and, much more spectacular, the present topped the rankings every night time in the important thing advertiser demographic of adults aged 25-54.
Up to now, the collection has proven Tucci visiting Naples and the Amalfi Coast within the first episode, and Rome within the second episode. Tonight, Feb. 28, Tucci heads to the town thought-about the meals capital of Italy – Bologna.
Within the three March episodes, Tucci takes viewers to Milan, Tuscany and Sicily.
For vacationers aching to go to Italy, for foodies craving to pattern a number of the world’s biggest recipes, and for historians hoping to see the tradition and the structure up shut and private, it’s a delectable and addicting hour of tv.
Tucci, who grew up in New York, is the right host. You by no means get the sense that you’re watching a distinguished actor going by means of the paces of a documentary however, slightly, a real vacationer who needed to go to his homeland and discover how totally different areas embrace totally different meals. The section that includes the Amalfi Coast and the lemons that develop there – and used for the Italian liqueur Limoncello – was fascinating.
The Wall Avenue Journal referred to as the collection “mouthwateringly good.”
On the favored web site Rotten Tomatoes, which tabulates evaluations from each skilled critics and most people, the viewers gave the present an 88 p.c approval ranking.
One viewer commented on the location that he “Already fell in love with the primary two episodes. The collection is in contrast to some other journey or meals present. I like Tucci’s strategy: traditional regional meals and the social constructions round them. He and the individuals he meets mirror upon the meals and their areas with pleasure, nice delight, and that bittersweet mix of affection and wistfulness that every of us has for a house that has endured by means of many years (or millennia) of change, gentrification, and resilience. I am unable to await extra.”
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