Amazon Prime is just so awesome! I am not using the word awesome in the Millennial way. I am calling it what it is. Thanks to it, I can watch reruns of some of my all time favorites like Seinfeld, catch up on the seasons of Blue Bloods I missed, and even watch the latest Bollywood movies. And then, there are the hidden gems that sneak up on you and take your breath away.
Just Add Magic is one such series. It’s a kids’ serial, but it is so well made it deserves to be mainstream. You could easily pluck the kids out of it, replace them with teenagers or 20 somethings, and the series would still work. And yes, foodies are going to love it, because there’s a yummy recipe in every episode!
Kelly, Darbie and Hannah are three preteen friends joined at the hip. They come across a book of recipes with weird names like Shut ’em Up Shortcake or Healing Hazelnut Tart. They start cooking the recipes but realize they have never heard of some of the ingredients like Cedronian Vanilla. Enter Mama P! Mama P or Ida Perez runs a cafe in the town of Saffron Falls where the girls live. She gives them some Cedronian Vanilla. Imagine the girls’ surprise when the cake literally presses the mute button on Kelly’s annoying kid brother.
The girls soon realize that the book is magic! All the recipes are essentially a magical spell. But every spell comes with a price.
There is a deeper plot involved of course. Kelly’s grandma has mysteriously stopped talking and the girls find out she’s the victim of a spell. Why is Gina Silvers, the old recluse, warning the girls to stay away from magic? And why is Mama P helping them?
I just started watching Season 2 and I am trying to limit myself to only one episode at a time. It is hard not to binge watch this one.
The plot and storyline of each episode is the strongest aspect of Just Add Magic. The girls could very well be grownups. Performances are flawless and there is not a single awkward moment in any episode.
If you love a good story that unfolds in layers, a bit of intrigue, and of course, a touch of magic, try watching Just Add Magic on Amazon Prime. You can go for the 30 day free trial – it’s a steal especially in India.
If you are a regular reader here, you might wonder why I am suddenly writing about a TV series. This year has been very busy with a big workload. I have not been able to try out many new recipes. But I do miss writing regularly on the blog and being in touch with you. So I thought I might talk about some other topics like books or movies or TV. These are the things I cannot live without. And there are some that are so cool they deserve to be shared.
So what do you think of that? Chime in with your comments or write to me any time. I am always eager to hear from you.