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Food Network Star 2013

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

  1. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    If he has even won a single week, it must not have been that spectacular because I have no recollection of it. Even before he opens his mouth I don't find anything watchable about him. But once he does open his mouth I am certain that I'm not the least bit interested. He doesn't speak well, he goes off on tangents where he's a legend in his own mind, and he has pigeonholed himself into an area that just wouldn't really make a show.

    As much as I thought Jeff Mauro's sandwich shtick was too specific, at least I find him pleasant to watch. He can be entertaining and still do a good cooking show, for what it is. I don't think pie dude has that quality AT ALL.
     
  2. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo

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    Does winning even matter? Why doesn't the guy from last season have a show????
     
  3. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    I think Guy Fieri is probably the most successful winner and even his original show didn't do well.
     
  4. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    The prize these days is a Pilot. In other words, no real promise of a show.
     
  5. secondclaw

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    Ugh - had they not said they are evaluating entire history, dismissing Nikky may have made sense, but this doesn't. Things like pilaf (I didn't know either what it meant) are facts, easy to learn, but natural camera presence is not. I think at this point I like Demaris to win - she seems to be the most fun, though I liked Nikky's POV the best (it's close to my own style of cooking). And yea - the pie man needs to go.
     
  6. bigpuma

    bigpuma Active Member

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    He did have one episode of a new show but I guess it didn't stick. I think you only get a pilot and if they don't think it will get ratings it gets pulled.
     
  7. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    agreed - i think they were offended by that. still, very shocking that they cut her.

    I will not watch anything Rodneys does if he wins - purely on principle. I demand cooking hosts who can actually cook.
     
  8. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    i could never get past his yellow teeth
     
  9. JoBeth66

    JoBeth66 Temp

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    I still don't get his whole "pie style" concept. Wrapping everything in undercooked, over-floured dough is not a "style". His food has been among the worst in just about every episode (including ones where he actually MADE pie), his concept is terrible, his delivery is terrible, you can't understand 75% of what he says, and the other 25% is just enough to make you roll your eyes.

    I wouldn't watch him, ever.

    I'm shocked that they cut Nikki instead of him. I think it's really between Damaris & Stacey, and I think Damaris probably gets it because Stacey is too plastic-y.
     
  10. Alfer

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    and the pale skin and red lips. He is just one creepy dude IMO and I haven't had any desire to watch any shows they dump him into.
     
  11. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    I watched an episode of something on FN with him in it. There was a close-up of him licking something all weird. It was disgusting and he was very uncomfortable on camera:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/rebel-eats/index.html

    As for Nikki - shocked!
    I really didn't like Stacey "Poon" when this show ended. She smiled every time Nikki had problems. Her face dropped when Nikki did well. I find Stacey's personality repulsive. She should think back to when she was flubbing and who helped her out. I'm beginning to think there is no star this year. Someone will win, but there are true stars in that group.

    BTW - Stacey has already shown her true colors by appearing on Restaurant Impossible. Hard to respect or take advice from someone who failed.
     
  12. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    I don't mind pie guy.

    But I'm rooting for Damarius.
     
  13. magaggie

    magaggie Limabean Fransisco

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    I was talking to Demandred about the Jeff Mauro thing. I think sandwiches are a more viable concept because they're more versatile. There are only so many things you can make "pie style." Pot pies, hand pies, quiche, standard pie, that beef wrapped in puff pastry thing from Hell's Kitchen.

    Salmon and rice pilaf pie? Not so much.
     
  14. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    You mean Beef Wellington?
     
  15. magaggie

    magaggie Limabean Fransisco

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    Yeah, that's it, the words wouldn't come to me!
     
  16. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    The conspiracy theorists out there think that the fix is in for Stacey.
     
  17. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    That's a shame. I would not watch anything she was on.

    I was interested that in this episode with Robert she said that he came to her restaurant and 'rescued her'. I watch a lot of the Restaurant Impossible episodes but don't remember hers. I really wish Nikki was still in it. Russell and her had the two POV's that were most interesting to be developed into a regular show. I eat a LOT of meals where meat really is just a sort of side dish.
     
  18. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    We were shocked and upset to see Nikki go. She could have won the whole thing, and I just don't think pie guy and the "food sin" guy are very good. Damaris is ok.

    Stacey's episode of Restaurant Impossible is S02E10, "The Trails." It's available on Amazon Prime Instant for free, if you have Prime.
     
  19. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

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    I remember Stacey's episode of Restaurant Impossible. I recognized her right away. I was wondering if she'd ever mention that Robert bailed her out. I'm glad she finally did.
     
  20. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the episode info! I was cruising around the guide trying to find the episode the other day. I have Prime, so now I will check it out.
     

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