Maybe watch it in passing or don’t. It won’t make a difference.
Netflix reality show Sugar High came out on the platform on July 31, 2020.
I haven’t heard of Sugar Rush before but apparently this short 40-minute competition Sugar High is some kind of extension of that reality show. I’m not entirely sure what the point is in releasing one 40-minute competition and palming it off as a Netflix film but we are where we are. It just seems like a strange spin-off — almost like they were going to do a reality show but then decided to not complete it at the end. Maybe world events paused it.
Anyway, Sugar High is a series pitting sweet enthusiasts against each other to make the best candy in the most innovative and artistic way. These sweet connoisseurs do things with sugar that I’ve never seen before and I was uniquely impressed by what was delivered. Of course, because it’s a reality competition, contestants are eliminated for not being sweet enough.
Like any show like this that revolves around cooking, the format is regularly the same. What makes a cooking show is how they spice up the format to try and make it extra-special. However, Sugar High is very standard, showing no originality in its format at all and the only positive is watching that sweet candy get produced for the judges. Netflix is producing a lot of cooking shows at present, coupled with cooking-travel documentaries and Sugar High easily stays at the bottom of the pile.
Maybe watch it in passing or don’t. It won’t make a difference. Sugar High was just created for the sake of it. Stick to Sugar Rush, at least the release makes sense. This is 40 minutes of your time that you can keep.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.