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The show has a slow, languid rhythm, essentially acting as comfort food on your device as you watch Funke in his quest to bring these shapes out of obscurity and keep their traditions alive.
The tone has a self-seriousness that makes it seem at first like it might be parody... But this is actually a very earnest food show about ... well, lesser-known shapes of pasta.
It's fascinating - a travelogue of Italy in better days and an interesting exploration of culture.
Every moment seems like a parody of a highbrow foodie docuseries, but somehow it's not a joke.
Though it's not the most filling food show, Shape Of Pasta does see Funke follow in the late Anthony Bourdain's footsteps with his commitment to showcasing the people, cuisine, and culture he's learning from. So, buon appetito.
Evan Funke's trip to Italy to learn about a variety of pasta shapes so obscure they're only used by a small circle of mostly female practitioners would be a perfect show to watch while waiting for your lunch to heat up in a workplace kitchen.
[Evan] Funke's journey is a moving and enlightening tribute not just to pasta, but also to the people of Italy.
Funke is soft-spoken and sincere, both of which pair well with the quibi's slow, relaxed pacing.
Chef Evan Funke's exploration of rare pasta shapes is an enlightening experience for any foodie... The Shape of Pasta's "10-minute or less" runtime feels insufficient.
There is little about "The Shape of Pasta" that makes the series stand out from other food travel shows. While Funke can be enjoyable, he does not bring the same energy or excitement as David Chang or Anthony Bourdain.
May not sound like exciting TV, but this ended up being one of the most watchable shows available. It's also incredibly laid-back and even slow-moving, which makes it an extremely odd fit for a streaming service all about quick bites.
Audience Reviews for Shape of Pasta: Season 1
Jul 01, 2020Definitely my favorite show on Quibi, one of the few that actually isn't just for someone under the age of 22. Evan Funke is an inspiration. Very beautiful show.
May 14, 2020The passion of both Evan and the women he learns from transcends time, place, and culture to provide a captivating escape into a mouthwatering pre-corona world. I sincerely hope that I one day get a chance to taste each of the unique pastas featured in this series. My only regret in my plans to cancel Quibi before they start charging me a ridiculous €10+/month is that I will miss a potential season 2 of this show.