A class watch for children. With just enough to please the family, there’s very little that this show could do wrong. Overall, a good show to entertain children for a while.
This review of the Netflix series Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant does not contain spoilers.
Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant is a great watch for children. It’s funny, upbeat, bright, and educational (without being too educational). If you’re after a show that young audience members can watch, this show could be the one. But what may please adult viewers is that there’s a reason for them to watch: the addition of Michelle Obama as Mrs. O — but be warned. As this is clearly a children’s show, she’s not the main star, and her appearance in each of the episodes is brief.
Instead, the focus within each episode is more on the information/lesson it can offer to those watching. Whether that’s manners, being kind, or even raising questions such as which is better, chocolate or vanilla. But just because there are questions doesn’t mean that the show is confusing. Instead, it’s all done in a colorful and joyful manner, so much so that it’s likely the target audience won’t even realize that they’re involved in a mini-lesson.
Obviously, as the title suggests, there’s a heavy emphasis on food. And with so many food facts, there may even be something for the adults watching to learn. (But if you really don’t want to watch the show, the show is more than child-friendly, so you’ll have nothing to worry about if you want to leave your child(ren) alone watching it.) And there is nothing wrong with that at all, as due to the nature of this show, it could prove to be just too much for more mature brains.
As for the story of the show, it tells the story of Waffles and Mochi after they open their own restaurant. After doing so, they serve up a range of sweet, salty, and spicy treats. Therefore, it means an easy and understandable watch. And it’s not a long watch, either. The show has 6 episodes, each running for a total of 20 minutes. At just 2 hours in overall runtime, it’s the perfect little show for younger audience members to watch on repeat.
Unlike some shows, where the puppets can be way too much, the puppets are more simple and similar to what we’d expect. Therefore, that could be a great thing. The last thing the show would want would be to traumatize a generation of children through freaky-looking puppets. All in all, what makes this show work is how well it knows its audience. And with just a few treats for the adults, it will allow them to watch an episode or two. If you’re after even more episodes after the six episodes from this season, you’re in luck. The first season has even more episodes (10!). And then there’s also the Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast Christmas special.
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