We open up with the last Buck Marshall ad we’ll ever see, the IFIB rep. letting us know that shows like the one we’re about to see “worry the public about the dangers of industrial food production.” The issue with this, of course, is that “[their] research shows that worry leads to stress and depression, which is detrimental to your health.” That’s actually great to know, since I was worried going into the season finale.
Last week’s installment was extremely shaky, scoring points for being informative and funny at the same time but ultimately failing when it came to raising the stakes [ironic given the episode title]. Things ended with Chip in jail believing that Sophie had stabbed him in the back, and so things start with him sitting in an interrogation room. A promising enough beginning, I suppose. Continue reading
Posted in advertising, Comedy, environmentalism, food, health, review, television
Tagged Animoil, Buck Marshall, Chip Randolph, Chipotle, comedy, Ends Meat, factory farm, Farmed And Dangerous, finale, Hulu, IFIB, Industrial Food Image Bureau, John Sloan, Karynn Moore, Nick Clifford, nightmare fuel, Oleyum, PetroPellets, Ray Wise, resistant, review, S1E4, Sophia, Sustainable Family Farming Association, sustainable farming, TV
The first episode of Farmed and Dangerous begins not when the twenty minutes start counting down, but in a way that works exclusively because of the format. As a Hulu-exclusive show it of course kicks off with a 30 second commercial, but this one features antagonist Buck Marshall, who tells us that “surely there’s something better to watch on Hulu. Avoid Food Inc., though. More hippie propaganda.”
It’s a delightful introduction to the show as a whole, and establishes the smarmy villainous businessman persona that Ray Wise’s character is going to be embodying throughout. Continue reading
Posted in advertising, business, Comedy, environmentalism, food, internet, television
Tagged All About Me, Animoil, Buck Marshall, Chip Randolph, Chipotle, cow, Deetown, exploding, Farmed And Dangerous, Food Inc., Hulu, IFIB, Industrial Food Image Bureau, John Sloan, Karynn Moore, Nick Clifford, Oiling the Food Chain, PetroPellets, Rachel Rickert, Rae, Ray Wise, review, S1E1, Sophia, Sustainable Family Farming Association, sustainable farming, TV
I am a man who likes a number of different things, but high up among them are food and environmentalism. When it comes to the latter my immersion into all things animal-related at a young age [Kratts’ Creatures, anyone?] made me care deeply about their habitats, and that extends to this day. As far as food goes it’s something that has kept me alive for the past 23 years. Big ups to food.
Just last December I ate at Chipotle for the first time. While I was extremely unimpressed by my burrito assembler’s assertion that the medium salsa was “pretty spicy”, everything else was great. A good quantity of good quality Mexican food at a reasonable price, plus great chips- what’s not to like? Or, I guess I should be asking, what more is there to like?
How about a Hulu-exclusive show that lauds sustainable agriculture and humane treatment of food animals with one hand while damning the modern world of industrial agriculture with the other?
Posted in advertising, business, Comedy, environmentalism, Fame Day, food, internet, television
Tagged Animoil, Chipotle, comedy, environmentalism, exclusive, exploding cows, factory farms, Farmed And Dangerous, fast food, February 17, food, Food Inc., Food With Integrity, hormone-free, Hulu, industrial agriculture, marketing, organic, PetroPellets, Ray Wise, sustainable