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Food Network Star 2013

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

  1. Jun 11, 2013 #21 of 184
    GoHalos

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    I'm not that bothered that Danushka stayed and non-weight-loss weight-loss guy went home. He was terrible on camera and I doubt she'll last much longer anyway.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2013 #22 of 184
    justen_m

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    I found his concept... fail. You are targeting a show towards young men who can't cook. Look at the demographics of the Food Network/Cooking channel.

    ???

    Either target your show towards young PEOPLE who can't cook (aka RR's 30 minute meals), or shift to the weight loss theme. He refused to do either. I would never have given his show a glance.

    Danushka? Yeah, I'd give crazy girl a chance, sort of like Nadia G.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2013 #23 of 184
    jradosh

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    LOL! I comment on that to Handan every time I see it. :)
     
  4. Jun 11, 2013 #24 of 184
    sharkster

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    I agree with you about weight loss guy needing to adjust his POV. There were so many good ways to go with it. I think he could have done it pretty well, had he chosen to listen to them.

    Interesting how some of these contestants tend to think they know better than those who have been uber-successful on the network for years.

    As for Danushka - I just cannot see the most remote possibility of her doing well with a show. I never thought of comparing her to Nadia G. I really like Nadia, although I will admit she was a bit of an acquired taste. At first I just remember thinking 'really?'. As I kept watching I found that I liked her. I don't see any possibility of that happening with D. But I'm sure they will keep her around for a while.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2013 #25 of 184
    ADent

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    What was his angle? A show on the Food Network/Cooking Channel for people that don't know how to cook (and presumably don't watch FN/CC)?

    He had no camera presence, wasn't a great cook, and had no entertainment value.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2013 #26 of 184
    sharkster

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    June 16 episode -

    Woo-freakin-hoo! No more Dooshy. There was no way around eliminating her. Had they eliminated the guy I would have stopped watching because it would have been so wrong. I kept thinking, though, that they might have been trying to figure out an angle to keep the drama queen around longer.

    Also scary was having the lady with the short, dark hair in the bottom three. Whew! She is too good to be eliminated over one bad day.

    I'm really liking the semi-veg girl more and more (sorry - too many still left to remember most of their names). Still like Viet and I hope he gets it together. Chris (food truck guy, right?) seems to be doing better and better. I even didn't find the southern girl (Nikki I believe?) to be too offensive. She must be trying harder, although I still wouldn't watch her. I still don't think Lovely brings anything to the table. The pie guy I'm finding more endearing, although I don't see him making it too far.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 #27 of 184
    betts4

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    The Pie Guy reminds me too much of guys we already have on FN like Chef Duff and even Guy Fieri.

    I did like Southern Gal as a judge. Totally different demeanor, it was interesting.

    Happy that Doshy is gone.

    Food truck guy really did do better this episode and is worth keeping around but he doesn't have any real 'pop' to bring to a new show.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 #28 of 184
    JoBeth66

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    Nikki is semi-veg, Damaris is southern girl. I like Nikki a lot. I'm not sure on Damaris, though. I agree that pie guy is way too similar to other FN chefs, I don't see enough different about him that I would watch.

    I knew they were sending Dooshy home, just the expressions on Alex's face were enough that if the producers said they HAD to keep her, I think Alex would've come running from offstage and taken her down.

    There was absolutely nothing likeable about her or her concept, and her voice just made me want to shoot someone.

    Lovey is way too fake for me.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2013 #29 of 184
    gossamer88

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    Agree about Lovey. Even hate the name!

    Russell was lucky Danuska expressed her boredom. What an idiot!
     
  10. Jun 19, 2013 #30 of 184
    jradosh

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    When Lovey gets her criticism you can see the "real" Lovey. Not someone I'd want to watch or work with. She'll be gone soon I think.

    Too bad Viet has such little camera presence. :(

    Why were they so upset about food truck / former druggie/alcoholic guy not having shared his story? Do they think that's a selling point for his show? Is there a big audience for former druggie/boozy chefs? :p

    Nikki has the best "fresh idea" for a show (semi-veggie). I think that Food Network probably wants another Guy Fieri-type like the Pie Guy. I'm thinking it comes down to those two in the finals.

    I liked the chopped challenge. :up:

    Ironic that Dooshy got "chopped". :D
     
  11. Jun 19, 2013 #31 of 184
    SullyND

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    That is EXACTLY how I felt about her - her voice was like nails on a chalkboard. I couldn't get over her making funny of the semi-homemade, oops, semi-vegetarian woman's voice a week or two ago.

    Seems like you're better off being "Runner-up Cooking Channel also ran" than "Food Network Star". What happened to the Alton Brown wanna be from last season?
     
  12. Jun 19, 2013 #32 of 184
    paracelsus

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    I like Viet and think he's probably one of the better technical chefs on the show. I'm kind of surprised he took this path (FNS) vs going a Top Chef contestant route. I think he'd do great in Top Chef.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2013 #33 of 184
    sharkster

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    So delightfully ironical! :D

    I hate being schadenfreudy but - nanner nanner nanner. Ok, I'm over it now. :p
     
  14. Jun 19, 2013 #34 of 184
    Azlen

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    Not that it matters much, but I think she goes by Lovely rather than Lovey. Either way, she's not long for the show.
    She was on Hell's Kitchen as well though I don't remember her from there at all.
     
  15. Jun 19, 2013 #35 of 184
    Azlen

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    I looked it up and Lovely was on season 6 of Hell's Kitchen. She was eliminated fairly early.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell's_Kitchen_(U.S._season_6)

    Things quickly got off to a bad start, as Lovely sent fondants to the pass before Hell's Kitchen had even opened (and burnt them as well)

    On her elimination: Chef Ramsay's Reason: If people were named for their cooking, her name wouldn't be Lovely, it would be Useless.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2013 #36 of 184
    secondclaw

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    I was kinda sad to see Danushka go. She was so incredibly awful in the competition, with such rotten personality (I still remember her behavior from that Chopped episode) and lack of charisma, that she made for some great entertainment as a contrast to some more vivid personae. She would actually be a star on some god-awful reality show ...
     
  17. Jun 21, 2013 #37 of 184
    justen_m

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    I love Danushka!!!!

    Loveley seems like an evil person, Azlen's posts show that.

    Viet is probably the best cook, but like somebody said upthread, he would be awesome on Top Chef. He hasn't shown the charisma to be a food network star.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2013 #38 of 184
    sushikitten

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    Yay. Lovely is gone. What kind of chef makes doughnuts from processed pizza dough?!
     
  19. Jun 23, 2013 #39 of 184
    mrmike

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    Anyone watch Star Salvation? Travesty.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 #40 of 184
    betts4

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    That was INSANE. One of her teammates tried to say something. Didn't she taste them? Isn't that the big rule of thumb - taste your food.
     

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