Screen Test: Reality meets celebrity

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and Running Wild With Bear Grylls feature varying degrees of pretence between hosts and their guests

Running Wild With Bear Grylls features the host and stars such as Brie Larson (both above) taking on extreme outdoor adventure.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls features the host and stars such as Brie Larson (both above) taking on extreme outdoor adventure.PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
In Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, chef David Chang (right) and his guests such as Seth Rogen (left) go on food tours.
In Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, chef David Chang (right) and his guests such as Seth Rogen (left) go on food tours. PHOTO: NETFLIX

If you cross a travelogue with a reality show and a celebrity interview, you get some rather strange television.

In Netflix's Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, stars Seth Rogen, Chrissy Teigen, Kate McKinnon, Lena Waithe and Kate McKinnon take turns accompanying their friend, chef David Chang of Momofuku restaurant fame - on foodie tours of Vancouver, Marrakesh, Phnom Penh and Los Angeles, respectively.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2019, with the headline 'Reality meets celebrity'. Subscribe