THE BEAR – Review by Susan Granger

Interest in food shows and chef’s stories has grown exponentially, but they primarily focus on haute cuisine. Not The Bear. The first season of this intense FX series on Hulu revolves around the noisy kitchen in a renowned neighborhood restaurant in downtown Chicago. Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) is a James Beard Award-winning young chef, earning Michelin stars for some of the finest restaurants, including Noma and the French Laundry; he was named a Food and Wine ‘Best New Chef’ before he turned 21. But when his older brother Michael commits suicide, he returns home to run his family’s sandwich shop.

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