I'm Watching Parts Unknown As a Faux Vacation and So Should You

I'm hooked on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. It's the best show on Netflix let alone broadcast TV. It's as entertaining and escapist as any other garbage fictional show you watch but is actually comprised of real-life, incredibly shot documentary content. Learning was never so much fun.

The series focuses on the adventures of the very foul mouthed Anthony Bourdain—a has-been, Jersey born, line cook jettisoned to fame after publishing an incredible book that looks into the realities of modern restaurant culture. Bourdain travels the world, visiting different locales, exotic or homey and gives a deep dive into the culture he's in highlighting the foods that evolved from it.

I know what you're gonna say, "I don't like food shows." Well you're in luck— Bourdain focuses the show on the country as a whole and gives food a healthy but unobtrusive and proportionate screen time. Most of the time you're seeing places you've never seen before and learning about cultures that are either emerging or have been so long established they are revered. In any case it's a show you definitely shouldn't miss. [Netflix]