Today, Stan whips a a new series in the form of The Baker and The Beauty, but will it rise to be a sweet treat, or come out undercooked?
When we begin The Baker and The Beauty, we are quickly thrown into the world of Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk ,Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan ) and his Cuban-American family at their bakery, which Daniel loves and hopes to run one day. On his 4th anniversary with Vanessa (Michelle Veintimilla, Gotham) Daniel sets up a romantic evening at an expensive restaurant, but things don’t go to plan when Vanessa makes an absolute spectacle and their relationship is soon toast. Upon leaving the venue, Daniel is offered a lift by Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley Dynasty), who just so happens to be a famous fashion mogul and social media sensation. The duo begin a fun-filled night with her friend Piper (Georgina Reilly, City On A Hill ) and manager Lewis (Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal). Is this the beginning of a fresh relationship for both, or are there too many differences between them?
To make matters slightly more complex for the pair, Daniel still lives at home with his family – his father Rafael (Carlos Gomez, Madam Secretary), mother Mari (Lisa Vidal, Being Mary Jane), and siblings Mateo (David Del Rio, Pitch Perfect) an aspiring DJ, and the quiet Natalie (Belissa Escobedo).
The pilot episode, written by Dean Georgiaris, sets the pace of a light romantic comedy plot, while making sure to plan interesting seeds for the other characters, which will hopefully develop into strong arcs as the series progresses.
The cast is a diverse bunch, with Rasuki and Kelley having chemistry that makes the show feel like an hour has just flown by. Escobedo also sparked in the few scenes she features in.
The Baker and The Beauty will definitely rise for those who are looking for a potential love story to invest in.
3 .5 Stars
The Baker and The Beauty premieres today, April 14, on Stan.