1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Food Network Star 2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dthmj, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013 #1 of 184
    dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    24,447
    80
    Mar 12, 2002
    Texas
    I figure not enough interest for a weekly thread... So here is a season thread.

    Seems like the Food Network upped their game with some recognizable faces and people with more polish... (though it seems they planted some early duds for easy eliminations)

    And Dooshka has got to go! She gives super models a bad name...

    But I was happy with the other lady that went last night as well - both of them needed to go. Hopefully Dooshka next week.

    Favorites after first show...

    Chad, Stacey, and Chris - though Chris didn't do so well - but I liked him from the Food Truck show.

    We laughed at segment with the obesity guy during his presentation with the focus group.. as soon as he mentioned losing weight, he went from red to green. Though I didn't think his potato meal looked healthy.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 #2 of 184
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    27,915
    2
    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Chad was the clear winner. I hope his food can keep up with his personality. Well, it may come down to between him and Stacey. I actually liked Rodney, but then I like the tough guy persona. Thought both Andres (weight loss) and Rodney (pie man). Danushka and Damaris (southern belle) sucked big time.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 #3 of 184
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    3,906
    102
    Jul 3, 2004
    NV
    I thought Dooshy girl was definitely going to get the ax, so was surprised that the Peruvian girl got it instead. I will anxiously anticipate her (Dooshy) departure.

    I liked Viet! He's such a cute little guy with such a great smile and seemed very nice. I guess I'm a sucker for the 'nice guy'.

    I also liked the woman with the short dark hair and the long earrings. I thought she really did about the best of all of them this time around. I don't remember what her POV was, but I don't think as much about that in the beginning because they always need to make adjustments.

    I didn't care for the one who calls herself 'Lovely'. I don't expect to see her go far.

    ITA - Southern girl needs to go too. Talk about dumb as a box of rocks. I see her staying around a while just for the drama and aggravation factor.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 #4 of 184
    jamesl

    jamesl Member

    620
    7
    Jul 12, 2012
    I knew I had seen her before but I wasn't sure where,
    thought she might be a youtube chef
    but then I found this

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/stacey-poon-kinney/index.html

    "After pursuing her love of a dance, she teamed up with her father to open The Trails Eatery in San Diego, which was featured on Season 2 of Restaurant: Impossible"

    now I remember

    I think it will be either her or Nikki Dinki, the "90% vegetarian"
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/nikki-dinki/index.html
     
  5. Jun 3, 2013 #5 of 184
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    3,906
    102
    Jul 3, 2004
    NV
    The BEST thing about this season, so far, is that they dumped that 'teams' thing they did last year. I was glad that they listened to the masses on that one!
     
  6. Jun 3, 2013 #6 of 184
    bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    3,593
    8
    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    Is this for the whole season? I thought maybe it was just for the first ep.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2013 #7 of 184
    bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    3,593
    8
    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    Couldn't figure out where I had seen Russell before (the mohawk dude). He battled on Iron Chef America.

    I must not have seen the one with Viet though, because I didn't recognize him.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2013 #8 of 184
    Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

    3,742
    1
    Apr 3, 2003
    South Florida
    Danushka was on Chopped. She was obnoxious there too.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2013 #9 of 184
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    3,906
    102
    Jul 3, 2004
    NV
    IIRC, there was some scuttlebutt on this last year that they listened to the people (everybody, including me, hated that format) and were not going to do that again. I could be wrong, as my memory often fails me now, but that's how it is stuck in my head. :)

    Oh, just to be clear, I didn't mean when they create small teams for the purpose of a weekly challenge. I was referring to the way it was formatted last year where each of the judges (Giada, Bobby, and Alton) had their own team of contestants to mentor.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2013 #10 of 184
    jamesl

    jamesl Member

    620
    7
    Jul 12, 2012
    Russell
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgvKfs5flO4[/media]

    Viet
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hknL8NSvpcY[/media]

    Danushka
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJi-oOOhKM[/media]

    I've seen every one of these episodes, but didn't recognize any of the contestants until just now
    "oh, yeah, I remember that one"
     
  11. Jun 10, 2013 #11 of 184
    dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    24,447
    80
    Mar 12, 2002
    Texas
    Ugh. Dooshka lives another day.

    She is one of the most unpleasant people I've ever seen.

    But I do agree with the choice they made. That guy wasn't good either.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 #12 of 184
    lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

    3,156
    0
    Dec 20, 2002
    Indianapolis...
    Also glad that is gone, but now it seems a little silly to basically have a three-headed host. Bobby seems bored. He can go back to his other 83 shows. :)
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 #13 of 184
    late for dinner

    late for dinner Past Expiration Date

    1,057
    0
    May 17, 2013
    Colorado...
    this guy looked familiar - my wife remembered him from the Great Food Truck Race.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 #14 of 184
    sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    3,906
    102
    Jul 3, 2004
    NV
    Ugh, Dooshy still there. They should have given the newly-slim guy another chance, NOT her. I think they just like to try and keep the girl to boy ratio even - not to mention keeping the Dooshy drama going longer. double-ugh
     
  15. Jun 10, 2013 #15 of 184
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    27,915
    2
    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    It's got to be the drama thing. And keeping us wondering why they kept her and how long they will and all that.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2013 #16 of 184
    jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    17,471
    7
    Jul 31, 2001
    Herndon,...
    Clearly the only reason they kept her was for the drama which is... just plain wrong. :mad:
     
  17. Jun 10, 2013 #17 of 184
    gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    8,764
    10
    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    No question the producers had a hand in this weeks elimination. Dooshka really is hateful. The ex-overweight guy at least had an angle.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2013 #18 of 184
    sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    29,827
    27
    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    They still have the vagina table. Really?! No one has mentioned that to the design staff?!
     
  19. Jun 10, 2013 #19 of 184
    justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

    7,922
    16
    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    I LOVE Danushka! I want her around to the end, because I TOTALLY LOL at all of her snarky comments. There is no chance she will win, but I love listening to her comments and looking at her.

    This isn't Top Chef! This is looking for people who can be food personalities. Giving her a chance isn't hurting anyone else. It is just providing the audience more entertainment, IMO. I LIKE HER!.

    I am cheering for Dinki (semi-vegitarian) to win, because I like her concept and would watch her show. And the guy who beat Bobby Flay on ICA, and the barbecue dude. Damn, he is like soooooo smooth. Just like the woman with kids who owns a restaurant. She is like velvet.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2013 #20 of 184
    Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    2,495
    2
    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    For those that don't have a chance to win, I don't have a problem in the order they are eliminated. Dooshka isn't going to win but there are several other people that aren't going to win either. The order that they go doesn't really matter to me.
     

Share This Page