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No Reservations

by on 24 March 2014

Following up his two seasons on the Food Network for A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain and his production team found their stride with No Reservations on the Travel Channel. The episodes ranged from good to great, and I wanted to write about my favorites in the series, in chronological order. (I've provided links to the videos available on Amazon Prime, which are very poorly and inaccurately organized.)

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

As a whole, season four was a very strong season.

Season 5

Season 6

This season was quite strong as well. In the Panama episode, the police set fire to millions of dollars worth of cocaine, and the Hudson Valley episode even has an appearance by Bill Murray. But most importantly, the crew returned to Beirut.

Season 7

Season 9

The Travel Channel shortened Season 8 after Bourdain announced that he and his crew would be moving onto CNN. They stretched out Season 9 with a few clip shows, but two stand out in particular: