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At its best when it mixes the complexity of the man and his passions, in a good-humored way
I am a fan of both good food and of Action Bronson. In particular I enjoy the sheer outrageousness of Bronson's music, which clashes with the image you may otherwise have of him as a person. His background in cooking, and his energy for food has been there since Dr Lector and this webseries seems to capture that mix too. The show follows him on tour as he eats good food sometimes takeaway kebab (from a place in Birmingham UK), other times high class restaurants with beautiful presentation. All of the places appeal though, and the food looks and sounds good.
The series itself is a mixed bag, which is maybe in keeping with his diverse character and fanbase. At its best we enjoy the intelligent and funny energy of Bronson as he enjoys his food and company. However at times it pushes too far into cliché and is not quite as funny as it thinks it is. This tends to be more when the show uses 'Body' Bez more. He is a good character but he is much simpler in terms of his style, having the street presence of Bronson but without the subtlety or refinement on the edges. At times it is hard not to see him as a real piece of sh*t, which may be true or not, I don't know.
The show is professionally put together, and is enjoyable for having the controlled production values while also having such a rambunctious content. Bronson is an acquired taste though, and that is no different in this show, but it is still well worth a look for the energy, the food, and the humor.
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