Our Channel Surfing TV picks have survivalism, dramedy, and horror. Watch a different kind of cooking competition in Chefs vs Wild. Continue the spiritual journey in a new season of Ramy. Then, immortality comes with a price in Interview with the Vampire.
Cooking on the Wild Side
There are plenty of culinary competitions on television from Top Chef to Chopped to Master Chef, so at this point, new ones will have to distinguish themselves from the bunch. Chefs vs Wild introduces a survival aspect to challenge its contestants.
The premise takes two world class chefs and drop them in the middle of the wilderness. Once there, they will be aided by a guide to help them survive and forage ingredients. They will then take what they gathered and go head-to-head to create a delicious meal for a group of judges.
Chefs vs Wild debuts its first two episodes today, September 26, on Hulu.
Repaying Spiritual Debt
The second of our TV picks is also a Hulu original. When we last left Ramy, the titular character made some poor choices that shakes up his world and takes him to a new low. As a result, he loses his wife, his crush, and his Sheikh.
Season three has Ramy dealing with the repercussions of his actions and even turning away from his spiritual journey in order to get in touch with himself and to help out with his uncle’s diamond business. This crisis in faith also hits the rest of the Hassans as they wrestle with realizing their lives have been dedicated to worldly concerns and even lies.
Watch the entire third season of Ramy beginning Friday, September 30, on Hulu.
Undead in the Big Easy
Though Interview with the Vampire was the first novel in a popular literature series from Anne Rice, many more people became aware of it from the cinematic adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. This week, the franchise will receive a new TV show.
This version is a contemporary reimagining of Rice’s gothic story that includes love, blood, and the dangers of eternal life, and centers on Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass). Louis is disgruntled with the burdens of being a black man during the 1900s in the South and takes Lestat de Lioncourt’s offer of escape. He doesn’t realize the drawbacks of being a vampire until afterwards and embarks on a path to make amends for his sins and extract revenge on who he feels is responsible.
The series premiere of Interview with the Vampire is Sunday, October 2, on AMC.
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