Critic Consensus: Feed the Beast's visual appeal isn't enough to make up for predictable plotting, convoluted dialogue and unlikable characters.
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That they couldn't finesse the script a little more is a pity, but it wouldn't have saved a show that can't figure out whether its spirit animal is August Escoffier or Guy Fieri.
Oh well. The food looks pretty good. But that's not enough to keep this drama from rising above basic cafeteria fare.
It has been developed for AMC by Clyde Phillips (Nurse Jackie, Dexter) from the Danish show Bankerot, and perhaps he will be able to make it all cohere into something less bumpy and predictable.
This newcomer does a competent job of setting the table, but when the plates arrive, there's nothing on them.
If TV series are like restaurant dishes, then Feed the Beast is one very soggy concoction.
In an age of "too much TV," series have to start stronger, hold up longer and leave a better aftertaste... Even if a few select ingredients may make you want to take another bite, each episode ends up a flavorless hodgepodge of expired scraps.
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