I’m glad to see that Netflix has renewed Phil Rosenthal’s travel-and-food series, “Somebody Feed Phil”. I’ve been recommending this show since Rosenthal did it for one season on PBS (as “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”) and was happy to talk with him about it last year (listen to that conversation here). Now, with all three of those seasons streaming on Netflix, they’ve signed him up to have a few more exotic meals around the world over the next two years. I’m looking forward to watching his remarkably expressive face react to more food from far-off lands — even the ones I would never taste under any circumstances.
Kudos to the Center For Inquiry, which has sued Walmart for “committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers though its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines.” I have railed against pharmacies large and small for promoting homeopathic nonsense by selling such useless items in their stores, often placing them right next to actual medicine, thus confusing uninformed consumers. Read this press release from CFI for more information about the lawsuit, which follows one it filed last year against CVS (still ongoing).
Glad to see my old friend Aaron Barnhart — who was a regular contributor to my radio shows for so many years — has returned to TV criticism. He’s writing a twice-weekly column with tips on series you may have overlooked.