Best in Dough is worth a watch. The show understands that it’s nothing serious, and therefore it really makes for an enjoyable watch. The competitive nature of a show always seems to work. And it’s nothing different in regards to this pizza cooking show.
This review of the Hulu series Best in Dough does not contain any spoilers.
It’s a bonkers title. And for that very reason, the show appeals to me. But obviously, just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, a show is much more than just its title.
Is the show itself any good?
Best in Dough is a cooking competition that focuses purely on pizza making. And those that succeed will have the opportunity to win $10,000. This format, in general, is not the most original. However, the contestants are quite charismatic. This is lucky for the show as not everyone on it is full of character.
The host of the show is Wells Adams, and the head judge is Daniele Uditi, with further appearances from Millie Peartree, Bryan Ford, and Eunji Kim. They’re a lovely bunch, albeit maybe just a little bland. They don’t jump off the screen, and that truly is a shame. However, the lack of serious nature from the panel is a refreshing change. Rather than take the cooking way too seriously, they seem to have a laugh and understand this is a light-hearted show. It is quite odd that Wells presents the show. Whilst everyone else has a reason to be involved in the show, Wells’s addition seems rather random.
The biggest downfall of the show is its timing. As Chef’s Table: Pizza just recently came on air, it makes me wonder whether there’s going to be enough room for both shows. Hopefully, there is, as both shows have their strengths. And let’s face it, it’s a little surprising that it was only this year that a pizza cooking competition came onto the air. (At least that’s what Hulu wants us to believe).
Hulu has released three episodes so far, with new episodes coming every week after. So rather than just release all of the episodes to binge, Hulu has enough faith that its audience will decide to tune in week after week. But will they? I believe so. The show is fun enough that I’m sure it will be a hit with the right audience.
You can stream Best in Dough season 1 with a subscription to Hulu.