Rotten (TV series)

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Presented byLatif Nasser
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Executive producer(s)Jonathan Mussman
  • Andrew Adolphus
  • Ali Muney
  • Dena Mermelstein
Running time48–63 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio format2.0 Stereophonic
Original releaseJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
External links

Rotten is an American television show produced by Zero Point Zero. It focuses on problems in the process of supplying food.[1] The show's first season was released on Netflix in January 2018,[2] and the second season in October 2019.[3] Each show deals with one food product and show interviews with manufacturers, distributors, and others involved in the process. It also highlights several criminal cases brought against these people.


Season 1[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal release date
1"Lawyers, Guns and Honey"Lucy Kennedy, Bill KerrJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
2"The Peanut Problem"Ted Gesing, Bill KerrJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
3"Garlic Breath"David MettlerJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
4"Big Bird"Ted GesingJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
5"Milk Money"Lucy KennedyJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)
6"Cod Is Dead"David MettlerJanuary 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)

Season 2[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal release date
1"The Avocado War"Lucy KennedyOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
2"Reign of Terroir"Abigail HarperOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
3"Troubled Water"Daniel RuetenikOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
4"A Sweet Deal"Lucy KennedyOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
5"Bitter Chocolate"Abigail HarperOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
6"High on Edibles"Daniel RuetenikOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)


Reaction to the series has been relatively positive, with a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.[4] It is praised[by whom?] for its high-quality cinematography and compelling, human-centered narratives but criticized[by whom?] for focusing on particular issues rather than providing explanation for wider industry problems,[5] or giving the viewer answers as to which brands and products are unaffected by the issues the series presents.[6]


  1. ^ "Rotten". Netflix. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ Rotten on IMDb
  3. ^ Morabito, Greg (September 20, 2019). "Watch the Season 2 Trailer for Netflix's Eye-Opening Food Series 'Rotten'". Eater.
  4. ^ Dirty Money: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2018-03-24
  5. ^ Gilbert, Sophie. "The State of the Food Industry Is 'Rotten'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  6. ^ Greene, Steve (2018-01-06). "'Rotten' Review: Netflix True Crime Series Finds a Shocking Battleground in the Food We Eat". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-03-24.