The Ice Cream Show (Viceland)

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The Ice Cream Show (Viceland) – Premieres 24th April

The ice cream answer to The Pizza Show, this has ice cream parlour owner and host Isaac Lappert heading off to visit various producers to see how they make their product.

After a brief introduction on Isaacs history in the industry, he sets out to visit small independent manufacturers through to the large scale operations. There he finds out how the businesses were started, sees how they make and develop their ice cream, and ending up with him tasting the stuff for himself.

With Isaac trying to get his dad and parlour co-owner interested in expanding their business, he talks to the various owners about how they expanded, why they did, and what problems they ran into.

Even for a 20 minute show, this does seem to run out of steam half way through the episode. And with the premise being so narrow, it feels like once you seen one episode that there’s not much else to see.

2.4/10

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My House (Viceland)

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My House (Viceland) – Premieres 25th April

A docu-series that looks into the New York vogue ballroom scene. In it follows four of the dancers that compete in it along with one of the commentators, a MC that presides of the competition.

In the show it kicks off describing what the vogue ballroom actually is, basically a dance off that involves a shitload of sub-categories. Where dancers who belong to different groups, also known as houses, that have a particular style go against each other.

As the programme follows four of the dancers in the build up to one of the upcoming balls, they talk about how they got into ballroom and and how it has helped them personally. All of which is narrated and joined together by the commentator who explains the terminology and the general rules of the event.

As docu-series go there’s not really that much going on, and while the commentator is the most interesting character in the show, the dancers they’re following don’t seem to add much to the programme. Altogether it’s some pretty bland viewing.

2.5/10

Slutever (Viceland)

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Slutever (Viceland) – Premieres 24th January

Docu-series where host Karley Sciortino goes on her journey of “slutty enlightenment”, where she looks into how female centric versions of sex based entertainment are being catered for.

In the show Karley looks into the episodes theme where she initially interviews people on the street to get their opinions, then heads off to find out if what she’s looking for can actually be found.

As she looks to get some answers Karley ends up going to various places that almost tick all the boxes, along with asking the people why they do what they do, who uses their services and if they believe what she is looking for is actually catered for.

By the end of the programme the service that Karley was looking for is found, the person supplying the service answers the questions and a conclusion is formed. It’s a pretty standard Viceland show that does exactly what you’d expect it to do.

4.1/10

It’s Suppertime (Viceland)

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It’s Suppertime (Viceland) – Premieres 30th November

Chef Matty Matheson of Dead Set On Life fame hosts a straight up no frills cooking show. Each week Matheson shows how to make a meal with a difficulty rating of small, medium and big dog. Then as he makes the dishes he goes through what to do like a heavily tattooed Delia Smith.

Along with the cookery Matty meets up with a chef friend where they head off to a restaurant serving the same types of food he’s cooking up in the episode. And few snippets of Matty chatting to camera outside of the show where where he jokes about with Master Rang, and talks about the ingredients used and the sexual favours the well executed dish will get you.

It’s a decent cookery show that’s more informative than 90% of anything on dedicated cookery channels.

4.6/10

The Trixie & Katya Show (Viceland)

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The Trixie & Katya Show (Viceland) – Premieres 15th November

Comedy talk show hosted by two former contestants of RuPauls Drag Race where they talk about a topic set for the episode.

In between their chatting about the subject which uses some Fonejacker style imagery to liven up what you’re watching, the pair also go through a couple of segments.

Some of which involve them interviewing the public while being out of their drag characters, and others they stay in character while throwing out multiple double entendre and innuendo. The whole vibe of the show feels like a podcast that has been hastily made into a TV show where a a few of the segments feel like an afterthought.

2.2/10

Earthworks (Viceland)

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Earthworks (Viceland) – Premieres 2nd June – Miniseries

A miniseries that follows a musical act as they head off to a part of the world where they want to document on what is happening to the region. During their time there, the act highlights what is going on and meet up with the locals to talk about how the recent events have effected them, and take some time to create some songs influence on what the’ve seen.

As a documentary it’s pretty light on any real content, as any of the information mentioned is usually the stuff that’s been mentioned numerous times before on any nature programme of worth. The show is more about showing how the trip gets to influence the songs being created, and even then they only show snippets of the tunes recorded.

The programme is a weird meld of two different types of documentaries and neither does enough to really keep any interest.

2.8/10

FUBAR: The Age Of Computer (Viceland)

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FUBAR: The Age Of Computer (Viceland) – Premieres 3rd November

A TV series spawned from the FUBAR films, this has the two main characters Terry and Dean after accidentally starting the Fort McMurray wildfire fleeing to Terry’s cousin, Shank’s house since he has access to the internet. There Terry gets the $1,800 from the Albertan government for any that has been caught in the fire, which he instantly wastes on internet purchases.

Meanwhile Dean meets up with an old friend who is recording an album, where he gets to jump on the session and records a metal song. After being told by the owner he has to pay his share or the recording time, he then trashes the place before returning to Shanks where the pair see Terrys wife on TV pleading for information on his whereabouts.

As a mockumentary it’s pretty tough going, where all the bits seem to be thrown together meaning any resembling a plot is lost. Altogether it’s a slog to get through.

1.2/10