Zoë Saldaña’s Romantic Limited Series ‘From Scratch’ Continues to Dominate as One of Netflix’s Most-Watched Shows

“In Italy, we have a saying: ‘In dreams, as in love, all is possible.’”

Those are the first words we hear in the trailer for Zoë Saldaña's new Netflix show, From Scratch, and from that alone, it's hard not to be hooked.

The limited series, which premiered on October 21, is like a mix of Emily in Paris and Under the Tuscan Sun, and it's based on a best-selling memoir by Tembi Locke. When it premiered, the show quickly jumped into Netflix's list of most-watched series, and it has stayed there ever since, overtaking major hits like The Watcher and Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities.

From Scratch follows Amy (Saldaña), an American who travels to Italy to explore the world of art, but ends up finding something completely unexpected when she meets a charming chef named Lino (Eugenio Mastrandrea).

While these two feel like they have a lot standing in their way, they allow their love to take control, and they move to Los Angeles to start a life together.

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“Nothing is holding us back,” Lino says in the trailer. “Only dreams ahead.” But as we see from the clip, the couple encounters obstacles when Lino struggles to adapt to American life and find an outlet for his cooking. Meanwhile, they both have to turn to friends and family when they're met with an unexpected tragedy.

Yet, the show seems to focus on a message of love and hope. “Italians love a good love story,” Amy says. “And ours is for the ages.”

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In addition to Saldaña and Mastrandrea, From Scratch stars Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Judith Scott (Dexter), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Lucia Sardo (One Hundred Steps) and more.

The limited series was created by its source material's author, along with Attica Locke (Empire).

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We'll be waiting to see if From Scratch ends up becoming one of Netflix's most-popular debuts.

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