The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell Season 1 Review
This is a rather interesting Netflix Original Series as it merges the traditional style of a cooking show with that of a puppet sitcom. It's somewhat dark, definitely creepy and it teeters on the edge of being bizarre. I actually fairly enjoyed this one despite it being rather short and it is perhaps almost adult in nature. It doesn't quite go there, but it certainly and heavily leans on possibly heading in that direction in the future.
For now, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell does a solid job of mixing crafting that teaches you with a format that adds some campy fun. It's just one lady and her really weird puppets that love the horrible things in life. It is still light not going to certain places, but the puppets certainly want to, as do the folks around her it seems. I thought the style and layout of the environments were great. There was enough entertainment and a fine explanation to produce what she was working on. Some of it was grand in design, but a lot of it was grounded in what one might have available.
I thought the acting was fine here, the lead was particularly creepy as she delivered the creations and narrative. The story was light, but perhaps just starting things off. I wasn't sure what to expect after the first episode, but they do a fine job of wrapping a small story around the creative elements. The creative portions are well presented, you can see what she's working on and get an idea of how to produce it if you'd like.
There's a right balance here between the two portions of the show. The plot of adding some point to what's happening and making something neat. There's art, there's craft and of course lots of cooking based things. It's all festive to the horror season and I think that works well with the creepy puppet friends that are present. They can get annoying at times, but it's not too bad.
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is a fine mixture of creative cooking crafts and puppet based narrative sitcom moments. It merges the two fairly well with the puppets being a tad annoying at times. It's not too bad to get past and it does really lean on that edge of perhaps being rather dark in nature.
It certainly teases that and I'm curious if it'll embrace that aspect in further seasons. This was a rather short series which was disappointing as they were mostly just setting things up in terms of a story. It was an origin of sorts and I didn't get enough to be completely sold. For those just focused on the cooking, crafting, or general creative things she presents you'll quite enjoy it.
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Rating Overall: 6.2