'Sweetbitter': TV Review | Tribeca 2018

Television has no trouble being a medium for shows about food and restaurants. Those shows just have to be unscripted. Netflix has been on a recent tear with new installments of Chef's Table and Somebody Feed Phil and the superb Ugly Delicious joining two full cable networks of culinary coverage, Bravo's ongoing Top Chef, a dozen shows on Discovery and wherever Anthony Bourdain is eating this week on CNN.

When you start scripting shows about food, that's when you end up with short-run disasters like AMC's Feed the Beast or the sad disappointment of Fox's very good Kitchen Confidential, which...

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