$40 a day is a good show because Rachael Ray puts semi-interesting feed into the show where we get to see some of the most intriguing places in the United States and Europe. She goes to all types of restaurants where she must watch her budget of $40. She has to eat three meals with only the $40 dollars in order to obey by the rules. She also gives tips on how to enjoy the most gourmet food without having an economic crisis. Sometimes the show can get repetitive, but most of the time it is fun to watch. It seems that she really enjoys it.