Shape of Pasta: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Shape of Pasta

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Guided by Evan Funke's passion, Shape of Pasta is a bite-sized journey through the world of pasta proves just the right serving size.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Shape of Pasta Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

It's fascinating - a travelogue of Italy in better days and an interesting exploration of culture.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Every moment seems like a parody of a highbrow foodie docuseries, but somehow it's not a joke.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

[Evan] Funke's journey is a moving and enlightening tribute not just to pasta, but also to the people of Italy.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Funke is soft-spoken and sincere, both of which pair well with the quibi's slow, relaxed pacing.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Add the extra level of pensiveness, the recency of this documentary series, and the ways the world has changed since it was shot, and Shape of Pasta feels like a wistful sort of comfort.

Apr 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shape of Pasta: Season 1

  • Jul 01, 2020
    Definitely 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, 2020
    The 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.

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