Review: Tough Cookies
Here’s how Food Network describes their newest reality show:
NEW YORK, – June 9, 2011 – Food Network heads down the shore this summer for the new series Tough Cookies, following sisters Susan Adair and Linda Blank and their loving, squabbling, multi-generational family as they run Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company in Ocean City, NJ. Crazy Susan’s isn’t your average bakery – Susan is a mad genius, cooking up crazy new concoctions every day, and their cookies are as popular as the beach in this town. They have their hands full with lines out the door and phones that never stop ringing – all while baking and managing their employees, who are mostly family members. Tough Cookies premieres Monday, July 11th at 10pm ET/PT, with new 30-minute episodes airing weekly on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT throughout the summer.
In the premiere episode, Susan and Linda gather the family together to plan a celebration for their father’s 88th birthday party and create a new cookie to honor their dad. Everyone has an opinion, but Susan’s decision rules – so baking begins on a banana split cookie. Using their construction background, their brother Johnny and nephew Michael come up with their own twist on a banana split and hit the boardwalk to see how it sells.
Here’s my take. I’m tired of shows about desserts. I’m tired of shows about bickering people. I’m tired of shows that aren’t about food. I tried to watch the whole show, I really did but it just didn’t have anything to keep me interested. It was like a geriatric Jersey Shore with sprinkles.
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