I watch an absolute shitload of QVC. Sometimes it’s amazing, sometimes it’s terrible - and therefore amazing. In The Kitchen With David is of the former, I must say. It’s probably the most clever shopping show idea of all time, because it knows exactly what I need to be shown to get the Want Train a’ rollin’.
ITKWD honestly the kind of capitalism I enjoy. It’s not class warfare, it’s not fueled by cheap labor, it’s not tricking you, and it’s not gimmicky. It’s just amazing-looking food and interesting kitchen appliances. I never feel like I’m being treated like a moron and David’s enthusiasm is obviously real. Mine would be as well. If your job is eating food and playing with food-related technology, you really better not be bitter about it. That’s a dream job.
I understand the want is to associate products with food and therefore make me want the products, but I really have never seen a stupid product on it. From the amazing blenders they sell to the microwave potato chip makers, the products are legitimately interesting and that isn’t the delicious talking.
And the food. Also, the food. Most of the food I see on the show, I would buy if I were rich. I desperately want to try a list of amazing things they sell. I write tweets about how stupid something on QVC sometimes, but I felt I had to give them some credit on something they did insanely right.