Today marks the debut of the third of Hulu’s three exclusive series released this summer. Both “Misfits” and “The Booth at the End” have delighted our audiences and I couldn’t be more excited to launch “Whites” on Hulu today. (New episodes will be posted each Wednesday over the next several weeks.) I sincerely hope you love the show as much as I do.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I love both food and shows about food. But when I saw “Whites” for the first time, it was unlike any show I’ve seen before. It’s as funny as some of my favorite British comedies (“The Office UK,” “Peep Show“), but doesn’t skirt the complexity of running a (questionably) high-end kitchen. The great Alan Davies plays Roland White, a chef who at some point earlier in his career deserved a Michelin star or two. That point was a long time ago and he’s well past it. Darren Boyd (who may be my favorite British comedy discovery) plays his long-suffering sous chef, Bib, who’s eager to learn from the (formerly) best, but spends most of his days as seemingly the only one in the kitchen who cares.
In the first episode, Roland hires an apprentice named Skoose. Turns out Skoose is more of a pain than he is a help. In future episodes, we’ll see them deal with celebrity chefs, sperm donations, peculiar dating, marriage, safety inspections, and reality television, just to name a few. I couldn’t stop laughing, but I won’t say any more. Enjoy “Whites.”