Goes behind the scenes to show us how our favorite foods were developed and are manufactured. Each show is usually grouped around a theme (Halloween, snack foods, candy, etc.), and tours of the factories that produce Twinkies, Lemonheads, beef jerky, and so on are shown. —Mike Konczewski
The subject matter of "Unwrapped" is interesting, but two aspects of the script are extremely annoying. First, the writers go to absolutely absurd lengths to use alliteration, e.g., "Now the tumbling tubers are toasted and tossed." The first two times it's cute ("Ha, ha, 'tumbling tubers.'") But it has now reached the point where the show suffers because they try too hard to make an alliterative sentence to describe EVERY SINGLE SCENE we see! Enough! The second is the writers' obsessive compulsive insistence on using active voice, e.g., "Next, cheddar and chives add to the mix," as opposed to "Next, cheddar and chives are added to the mix." Yes, I know that they teach you that active voice is stronger and you should use it at all times, but come on! It sounds forced and unnatural when Marc Summers constantly is forced to read these alliterative monstrosities in active voice!
- Mar 12, 2007
Contribute to this page
Suggest an edit or add missing content