Rotten: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Ratings: 7

67%

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User Ratings: 73

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 5, 2018

Explores the new global honey business, and largest food fraud investigation and prosecution in history--a scam known as "Honeygate."

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In the last twenty years, there's been a surge of people suffering from severe food allergies. A look at the swelling body of science around this change, and the accountability of restaurateurs in caring for their most vulnerable customers.

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A lucrative and controversial commerce relationship between the U.S. and China forms the backdrop for a David-and-Goliath tale of loyalty, betrayal and revenge on the American garlic scene.

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From the lowliest hen to the richest magnate, the size and scale of chicken-growing has determined the fate of every player in this expansive food chain.

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To boost profits, some dairy farmers are switching to produce upscale organic milk, or even "raw" unpasteurized milk, but it comes with the risk of pathogens which can sicken and even kill consumers.

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In the wake of overfishing in New England, the US government stepped in to regulate and save the fisheries. The unintended result was a wave of consolidation that set the stage for massive criminal exploitation.

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In a world where huge global supply-chains are increasingly intertwined and consolidated, this series starts on your dinner plate... and follows the money to the shocking consequences--intended or not--of regulation, innovation and greed.

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Critic Reviews for Rotten Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Rotten has its structural flaws as entertainment, but it's hard to imagine any viewer not being compelled to check grocery labels more carefully in the future.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Like the best documentary efforts, it puts forth these stories with the idea that a more informed audience is a healthier one.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is not a food series designed to make you salivate. There are no slow-mo tracking shots of braising while some French chef you've never heard of waxes poetic about the intrinsic joys of duck confit.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Though it's being pushed as true-crime, Rotten remains an educational volume, and perhaps one we need right now.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Difficult at first, Rotten soon becomes a riveting watch.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

As a whole, Rotten doesn't stink, but fitting to its title, it's not that fresh or appetizing either.

Jan 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[It] probably sounds like a lot of "could be better" for a series I'm marking with the "you have to watch this" stamp. And I guess it is. I stand by my statement, though: You have to watch this.

Jan 5, 2018 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rotten: Season 1

  • Feb 18, 2021
    I've seen a ton of ghost, ufo and creature shows and feel it's always the same thing. Helier take an authentic approach with out of the box methods that leaves me wanting more.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    very weak and populistic talks
  • Dec 19, 2019
    I found this series very informative. There were issues in this series, that I feel is buried in the media, is something people should know about. Each episode is a different story, and issue. I think that this is one of the better series on Netflix. I hope that this series gets renewed.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Impressed with the grassroots efforts demonstrsted by individuals featured in this docuseries. 👍🏽
  • Aug 31, 2019
    Very critical information for EVERYBODY who eats food!!
  • May 19, 2019
    very biased documentary. Very much Anti-China. Particularly didn't like the episode about Garlic. I found Avrum to be rather greedy people who were out to gain something for little work. If you actually focussed on your farming instead of these ridiculous cases maybe your farm wouldn't be in trouble...your cause was not high and mighty/righteous...it was selfish and greedy to begin with. It's a bit naive of them to think otherwise anyway. Why would any lawyer be so actively trying to take down a company.
  • Nov 20, 2018
    Show fails to use any semblance of journalistic integrity. Sensationalizes and distorts, the show is more interested in story telling then truth telling.
  • Jul 05, 2018
    THEY CAN REPLACE ALMOST ALL OF THE PROGRAMING ON TV WITH SHOWS LIKE THIS AND I WILL BINGE WATCH ALL DAMNED DAY!
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Very informative and interesting series.
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Fascinating look at the supply chain of key food items (honey, peanuts, milk, garlic, poultry and fish) and how corporate greed corrupts the food trade. Insightful and gripping.

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