Tucci v McCoy

Stanley Tucci Searchng for Italy poster

Two travel series, superficially similar, reviewed.

One of the unexpected upsides of the 2020 lockdown was watching Stanley Tucci making cocktails at home on social media. The instant charm of his amateur Instagram posts led to him partnering with CNN to create the television series Searching for Italy. Now in its second season, it’s a food and travel show that tricks its viewers into learning about the history and culture behind some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Season one with six episodes was released in 2021. Originally planned to be released in March 2022, season two was delayed by the...