If you aren’t yet watching the national treasure that is Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, a variety/cooking show starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, it’s certainly not for lack of critical reception. Social media users and critics alike have hailed the show as hilarious, starring an unlikely pair that somehow mesh perfectly on-screen.
But will it last? The New Yorker suggests the “dual fish-out-of-water premise is too much of a gimmick to sustain a series,” but it’s delivered solid ratings so far. Below, a roundup of reviews of the new show, now airing on VH1 every Monday night at 10 p.m. PST/EST:
Indeed, Martha, America has spoken. In this time of great strife, we demand that two of our most famous celebrities gather ’round a TV stage kitchen separated by their two opposing styles — Joanna Gaines shiplap and copper for her, pimp purple and a rapping fridge for him — and sorta teach us how to fry chicken in barbecue potato chips. Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party may not be the show we need right now, but an hour that starts with a Tanqueray-and-Ciroc cocktail, comes back from commercial break with Ice Cube strolling onstage, and ends with three rappers, a comedian, and a 75-year-old lifestyle icon gathered around a cluttered dinner table like the kids from That ’70s Show … well, that is absolutely the show we deserve.
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