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Food Network Star 2013

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

  1. gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I don't get the judges criticism of Stacey. I don't see what they see. Except for maybe the over-anxiousness.
     
  2. betts4

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    The criticism is something that lots of the guest judges have said also. A fake face. She may be over anxious and tries to cover it by smiling too much and being sometimes in your face (remember the donut guy). The one time she did really well was when she relaxed a little and told a story before going into the food description.

    I think Damaris is able to do that the best. A combination of a homey feel and explaining the dish. Everytime one of them does that the judges love it. I think Pie Man is trying too hard to impress them with his entertaining because he can't really talk like a food network person. he can't really describe the food that is in the pie in a way to help the audience understand and want to make it at home.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2013 #123 of 184
    SoBelle0

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    I was so surprised -they canned Nikki over Pie Guy!??!

    I'm still rooting for Demaris... although, Nikki had my favorite 'idea' for her show. I think that concept would be a nice add to FN.
    Hopefully y'all are right, and she'll get a CC show. I need to see if I even have that channel.

    I also noticed how mean Stacey seemed to come off this time. Her sneers seemed more personal than competitive - don't think I had noticed that before, so could just be an edit.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2013 #124 of 184
    snowjay

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    Holy crap... how could they even think pie guys pitch was good (neat concept but terrible delivery as usual) and to give him a pilot over Stacey??? I'm no fan of Stacey but thats unbelievable. They must be piping in some good stuff into the studios.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2013 #125 of 184
    Einselen

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    I think it was Bob who said it that the concept was a little lost, but Rodney is a character. Look at his one liners that come out of him.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2013 #126 of 184
    betts4

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    I am so happy that Stacey is out and those three are in. Stacey's pitch was horrible.

    I liked the Pie guy and Russell's pilots but thought Damaris's pilot was a bit odd. The guy she brought in looked like a actor trying to look like a nerd. But it's not just that. She is showing MEN how to cook. Why not make it men and women both. Make it open to anyone that wants to impress their loved one.

    This sort of reminds me of the show where the 5 guys all came in and did a makeover of a clients house, clothes, style and got him ready for a great dinner to impress his lady.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2013 #127 of 184
    secondclaw

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    I was underwhelmed by the pilots. Damaris just wasn't herself, didn't make eye contact with the audience, and the pie makeover and 'sin' concepts are stupid ... ugh ...
     
  8. Aug 5, 2013 #128 of 184
    betts4

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    I don't think I will be voting either. I just went to vote and it asked for access to my FB account, friends, and information.

    Uh. No.

    You can also vote by phone if you don't want to allow that access. Eh. Too much trouble.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2013 #129 of 184
    Hot4Bo

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    Did anyone else notice the stupid set of Damaris' pilot? It's VERY weird to have a washer/dryer combo in a kitchen. They could have shot to the side of it but instead it was very clearly in the shots.

    I think, judging strictly by the pilots, only Rodney deserves to win. Not that I'd watch his show but he did have the best pilot, IMO.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2013 #130 of 184
    GoHalos

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    I was surprised that they didn't want to see Stacey's pilot (and that they kicked off Nikki last week, too), but, of the three finalists, I'd have to give it to Damaris, as the other two I don't think I'd want to watch.

    Damaris was at least watchable, and we've seen before that they don't always use the winner's POV for the actual show (like Melissa d'Arabian in season 5, where her POV was "Kitchen Survival Guide", but her show ended up being "Ten Dollar Dinners". I think they could reformulate Damaris' POV to something watchable.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2013 #131 of 184
    GoHalos

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    I actually didn't notice the washer/dryer in her pilot, but that is a common configuration in European kitchens. No clue as to why they did that for her pilot, though.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2013 #132 of 184
    Hot4Bo

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    This is a screenshot of the video on the Food Network site. I stopped the video at the right time but it put up the menu bar. You can still see the washer/dryer though. This was when she was introducing the guy but it was shown a few other times as well.

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  13. Aug 5, 2013 #133 of 184
    snowjay

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    You mean when you can understand him. And I'm sure he's a nice guy and is certainly a character, but I don't think "teaching" is his thing.

    Basically his whole show is taking other peoples dishes and putting a crust over them. Really? That's gonna get old quick.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2013 #134 of 184
    snowjay

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    Well women are allowed to watch. ;)

    Don't over think it, it's just a concept to show people how to make easy southern dishes and reel in a male audience. The women will always watch but it makes it more interesting for men if men can identify with the show.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2013 #135 of 184
    dbranco

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    I get a "Guy Fieri" feel from the Pie Guy. Overcompensating personality for lack of being able to cook. (And I like Guy's "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" show.)
     
  16. Aug 5, 2013 #136 of 184
    zordude

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    Way worse than a nerd... a hipster! :p
     
  17. Aug 5, 2013 #137 of 184
    betts4

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    Actually it's not that uncommon around here (baltimore). Not so much in apartments but in the small rowhomes we have. That kitchen in the pilot could have been my neighbor's kitchen almost exactly.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2013 #138 of 184
    Hot4Bo

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    I guess I didn't word it correctly. There's really nothing wrong with having it in the kitchen. I just thought it was a REALLY odd choice to have that as a set for a pilot for a TV show.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2013 #139 of 184
    nickels

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    Said it earlier and I'll say it again - Damaris is too racy for the network. She is using too much "sex" on a family channel. The 7 sins... how far can you go with adding sugar, bacon, and bourbon to every dish? Pie Guy - same thing.... Take any dish and put it in a pie shell. Wow, that will be fun to watch every week. At this point I'm at a loss as none of these three are star worthy. If pie guy wasn't a mush mouth I'd say he'd win and they just give him a different show from his concept. I have no urge to vote, as I don't like any of the pilots that were shown nor would I watch any of them.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2013 #140 of 184
    lambertman

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    ...oh, come on. She's a moderate flirt at best.
     

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