Finally, a new Netflix reality show that isn’t grumpy

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For anyone who’s been following all of the myriad Netflix releases every week over this year, if I asked you to curate a list of the titles that immediately stand out as the cringiest, I bet I’d have a pretty good idea. what this list would largely consist of. Many of them would undoubtedly be Netflix reality shows, like Is it cake? and Dating and related.

It’s the delicate trade-off that affects many important content decisions inside Netflix: do what we think passes the quality test, or do shows that people are guaranteed to watch (even if they’re garbage).

Ok, so it’s probably not worded exactly like that inside the company, but you get the idea. Today’s Netflix is ​​home to everything from premium and top notch – the newly released Swedish crime drama Snabba Cash is an excellent example, as well as the movie marilyn monroe Blondstarring Ana de Armas – low-browed guts like every conceivable variant of the dating genre you can imagine.

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All Netflix quality fare has to live alongside – and compete for your attention – the guilty pleasure of Netflix reality shows, including titles like Too hot to handle, Love is blindand Cooking with Paris.

But, thankfully, Netflix reality shows aren’t all about romantic entanglements.

“Iron Chef Mexico”, now streaming on Netflix. Image source: Netflix

On Wednesday, for example, the streamer launched a Mexican iteration of a highly hyped reality cooking franchise: Iron Chef Mexico.

“The legendary culinary competition that started in Japan and has become a worldwide phenomenon”, explains Netflix, “will be experienced for the first time in Spanish and with a very Mexican touch”.

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The streamer continues: “The best chefs based in Mexico will face off in the kitchen stadium against the resident Iron Chefs in a duel against the clock over a very particular secret ingredient. The series is based on the format of Fuji Television Network.

Among the celebrities appearing on the show is Spanish pop star Belinda, who can also be seen in Netflix’s recent hit drama in Spanish. Welcome to Eden.

During this season of Iron Chef Mexico Netflix, meanwhile, will occasionally try competing chefs to mix Mexican and Japanese cuisine; prepare gourmet street food; battle to make the (literally) hottest desserts; and much more. All that to say, thankfully, this is at least a Netflix reality show, where no one will put themselves through all sorts of debasement to find love.


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