Television offerings right now are amazingly varied. From what you can get on the various streaming services to the massive range of shows on cable/satellite, there’s something for everyone even if you’re one of those people who flips the channel while whining about how there’s NOTHING ON the 150 channels to which you have access.
One show that is keeping me in stitches is “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1. On the show, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg first make a themed cocktail together and then they each prepare a dish (sometimes it’s a variation on the same dish and sometimes their dishes aren’t the same at all) in dual kitchens that reflect their personalities. Example: when Martha opens her refrigerator, music that sounds like something heralding angels plays and when Snoop opens his refrigerator, rap music plays. Her kitchen is set up in the same quaint, New England style that we’ve seen for years as her trademark, and his comes complete with the hood of a car on the front of the island and an “herb” garden. People magazine has a pretty good description of it.
Martha & Snoop have guests on the show too. In the first three episodes guests have included Seth Rogen, Naya Rivera, 2 Chainz, Ice Cube, Chris Bosch, and Wiz Khalifa. The guests add to the commentary while the cooking is going on, and the show ends with everyone around the table eating and playing party games.
What I love about this show is that we are seeing entirely different sides of both Martha and Snoop. Snoop, though his Cool Factor never goes away and he still fits in a marijuana reference whenever possible, seems positively suburban in this kitchen. Martha, who hangs onto her technique and manners for dear life, is downright bawdy. Snoop is great at coaxing Martha’s wild side out, and that’s why this show works: they are an amazing pair. I also love that you don’t have to be a superfan of either one of them in order to have fun watching this show. It’s pure entertainment.
If you’re looking for a great escape, something that doesn’t require concentration and has the potential to keep you smiling and laughing for thirty straight minutes, tune in next week and let me know what you think. (It’s on Mondays at 10pm ET/9pm CT.)