Cooking with Paris

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Cooking with Paris
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GenreReality
Cooking show
Created byParis Hilton
StarringParis Hilton
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Running time22–26 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)

Cooking with Paris is an American six-part reality cooking show presented by Paris Hilton. It was released on August 4, 2021, on Netflix.[1] In January 2022, Netflix cancelled the series after its first season.[2]

Premise[edit]

An unscripted cooking series filmed in her home, Cooking with Paris follows Hilton tackling new recipes and "unusual kitchen appliances".[3] Each episode guest stars one of her celebrity friends, with the final episode featuring both Kathy and Nicky Hilton.

Cast[edit]

Guests

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleGuest(s)Original release date
1"Breakfast in the Clouds"Kim KardashianAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
2"Taco Night"SaweetieAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
3"Vegan Burgers and Fries"Nikki GlaserAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
4"Italian Night"Demi LovatoAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
5"Get Over It Holiday Feast"Lele PonsAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)
6"Family Steak Night"Kathy Hilton & Nicky Hilton RothschildAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)

Production[edit]

On July 27, 2021, Netflix announced a six-part reality cooking series presented by Paris Hilton, following a viral YouTube video Hilton posted in January 2020, which showed her cooking a homemade lasagna.[4] The show is executive produced by Hilton for Slivington Manor Entertainment, and Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, and Rebecca Hertz for The Intellectual Property Corporation.[1] On January 17, 2022, Netflix canceled the series after one season.[2]

Release[edit]

On July 27, 2021, Netflix released a trailer for Cooking with Paris. On August 4, 2021, the platform released the series.[5]

Reception[edit]

Cooking with Paris received mostly negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 29% based on 21 reviews, with the consensus, "Cooking with Paris has the potential to delight, but by stranding Hilton's persona so deep in her past it feels like a missed opportunity for her to begin something new."[6] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 34 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[7] The series ranked at number one (tied with Alter Ego) on Metacritic's Worst TV Shows of 2021 list.[8]

Jordan Julian of The Daily Beast stated that the show is "an over-produced miss. [...] She seems to be trying to channel her clueless, perpetually bored Simple Life persona, but now that we know that that was just a character, it feels forced."[9] Writing for Variety, Daniel D'Addario said: "The problem, for Hilton, is that Cooking With Paris is a disaster — an utterly unappealing sit that many viewers will tune out before the first episode has ended."[10] Lucy Mangan of The Guardian felt that it "all gets odder as it goes on. It's not (just) that Hilton has only four phrases at her disposal ('So good', 'So bomb', 'Insane', 'So cute'), but that she is such a deadening presence."[11]

Despite the critical response, Cooking with Paris briefly entered Netflix's Top 10 rankings in a number of territories,[1][12] and earned Hilton the Best Reality Return at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Del Rosario, Alexandra (July 27, 2021). "Paris Hilton Dishes Up Chaos With Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato & Saweetie In Trailer For Netflix's 'Cooking With Paris'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Cordero, Rosy (January 17, 2022). "Paris Hilton's 'Cooking With Paris' Canceled By Netflix After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  3. ^ "How Paris Hilton Landed Her Own Netflix Cooking Show — and Growing Media Empire". August 4, 2021.
  4. ^ Mercado, Mia (July 27, 2021). "A New Paris Hilton Era Is Upon Us". The Cut. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (July 27, 2021). "Paris Hilton's Netflix Cooking Show Looks Like a Fun Recipe for Disaster". TVLine. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Cooking With Paris: Season 1 (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 14, 2022.
  7. ^ "Cooking With Paris: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 14, 2022.
  8. ^ "The Worst New TV Shows of 2021". Metacritic. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  9. ^ Julian, Jordan (August 4, 2021). "Paris Hilton Is Acting Like a Ditz Again and It's Not Hot". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  10. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (August 2, 2021). "'Cooking With Paris' Shows Us a Familiar, Tiresome Hilton Persona: TV Review". Variety. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Mangan, Lucy (August 4, 2021). "Cooking With Paris review – Hilton in the kitchen? Prepare to have your mind blown". The Guardian. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "Cooking with Paris TOP 10 • FlixPatrol".
  13. ^ "Paris Hilton Wins Best Reality Return - 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards | VMA". MTV.

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