Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Collection 3
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My question is:
Where are Saudia Arabia and Egypt?
I certainly hope the production quality improves with the next collection offered for sale.
What I find interesting about this new show is the balance he's seemingly struck between his own tendencies and the requirements of filming a network driven travel show. On A Cook's tour it came across as butting heads with the network and producers resulting in a lackluster second season filled with excursions to ridiculous destinations like the Mall of America, content that felt forced and sad. No Reservations, though occasionally still succumbing to these depths, frees Bourdain up to getting to the heart of the matter which is examining true local culture and the food that sustains and elevates it. It combines the point of view of a 70s punk rebel with a soul searching existentialist, while also ditching most of the pretension and being generally entertaining TV which is pretty darn rare.
If you're looking for the insanity of A Cook's Tour (the swallowing of still beating cobra hearts, etc.Read more ›
The always fun Zamir adventure takes place in Russia and there are three trips to Southeast Asia including the frantic and food loving paradises of Singapore and Hong Kong. There is also an episode billed as Shanghai, but it is more an exploration of western China than the city per se and is one of the better inclusions on the collection. There is a funny trip back to a disappointingly clean and family-friendly New York then there is the piece de resistance of the collection; a brilliant graphic novel themed trip to Cleveland featuring American Splendor author Harvey Pekar and a cast of characters. Thankfully, Tony went there in the dead of winter and got the full-on Lake Erie wind chill joy that life in that city entails. Other episodes are Berlin, Tuscany, Brazil (Sao Paolo), and Argentina.Read more ›
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This was the first season of this series I had ever seen. Now I am a huge fan and have seen many other seasons, plus A Cook's Tour. Read morePublished 17 months ago by JohnB00007
Quite vulgar. Can't show it to my students in a school culinary setting. I don't feel crude language is necessary to get ones point across.Published 23 months ago by William P. Luke
This particular season had some very interesting episodes, unique to travel documentaries and film. He always is so reflective. Strongly recommend this season!Published on June 2, 2013 by Alicia P. Pressel
Loved his show when on A&E, now another chance to enjoy his shows now that he is off the airPublished on January 10, 2013 by real gypsy girl
I always enjoy Bourdains books and videos. This collection included an episode about LA which is very interesting. Not so much about the food, but more about the people. Very coolPublished on June 14, 2010 by Ronan Chris Murphy
I would definitely buy an all-Chinese episode collection with bonus episode Sri Lanka but this one is the closest to my ideal set. Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Cleo
All he does is whine and moan about everything he comes across. He tries way to hard to make stupid jokes...ever heard of editing. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Glutton