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Masterchef - Entire Season Thread - Spoilers for aired episodes only.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, May 30, 2013.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 #61 of 224
    Donbadabon

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    That was weird. You'd think the two on the block would just stand there and make the judges say it out loud. Even though it seemed obvious who they wanted to leave.

    I am not sure how much more of the women's cattiness I can handle. This is turning into a regular reality show now.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2013 #62 of 224
    magaggie

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    Krissi's glee at watching Bimi crash and burn was just so cruel. She had no compassion, and I wonder if that will start to color the judges impression of her. I know a lot of the catty shots were for effect, but I can't imagine they didn't see some of it.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2013 #63 of 224
    mattack

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    Chinese p* hair!!

    Seems to me like they're getting a little bit too serious on MasterChef. Basically expecting them to be way more expert than they used to... when the whole point is that they're home chefs.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 #64 of 224
    jamesl

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    I don't mind those challenges

    it shows what they can do with ingredients they're not familiar with

    it's interesting to see what they do with texture and saltiness, and how they try to substitute unfamiliar ingredients into familiar recipes

    I think it's similar to testing them with unfamiliar techniques

    it was pretty obvious that guy had never baked a pie before, and most of those people had never made pasta before

    what I don't like are the "cook for 100 people", "run a hotel kitchen", "run a restaurant" challenges

    I'd be very happy if they got rid of them and concentrated on individual meals
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 #65 of 224
    Cearbhaill

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    I noticed that one of the contestants (man with long hair) mentioned that he "didn't even watch the video directions" before he made his dish. So apparently they have an opportunity to view directions on unfamiliar dishes and/or techniques before attempting them. I knew they had to have recipes provided but I did not know about videos.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 #66 of 224
    Squeak

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    No, he was talking about how he was not allowed to watch Joe's mom show how to make the pasta.

    And, I don't believe it has been confirmed they are given recipes on a normal basis either. They were given one if the first season for a soufflé, but I think that is it.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2013 #67 of 224
    Cearbhaill

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    That's what I get for paying half attention, sorry.
    I will see it tonight with hub (our regular 'together' viewing time, he goes to bed early) so I try not to pay too close attention as it is recording.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2013 #68 of 224
    Donbadabon

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  9. Jun 21, 2013 #69 of 224
    sharkster

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    That was absolutely nauseating! She is one nasty puke of a person, IMO.

    My stupid cable (I assume it was the cable, or just specifically the channel) kept faultering, of course, every time there was something important going on. It would either sputter and pixel out the audio or it kept changing to the CW channel for anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. I don't know WTF that was about but it was frustrating.

    One of the blips was exactly when they said how many votes each team got. Was it even close?

    Another one was when Krissi was deciding who was safe. I see she chose herself. How freaking hypocritical was THAT?? I wish I hadn't missed those moments, though. Did anybody remark on that?

    I have to say that the one advantage of the winner being able to choose two people to not get to see the demo of what they were going to have to cook for the big challenge was pretty ridiculously childish. I had hoped (stupidly) that they would keep this competition more above board and fair. To randomly choose people who would not have the same opportunity was pretty creepy. I can see being dealt a huge disadvantage IF that person, or those people, earned it. But not a random 'gotcha' thing.

    The one time when he got to pull a stand mixer from one contestant - I thought that was low enough. This just put the show on the same level as some of the sleaziest reality shows, IMO.

    Perhaps I'm just not in the targeted audience, but I thought this show was about people learning to cook better and a fair competition to see who is the best. Silly me.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2013 #70 of 224
    Squeak

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    No. Red team won like 90-30. They also revealed that the Blue team won the chicken entree (like 30-20), but got slaughtered on the salmon (out of ~50 people, only 2 people choose the blue team's salmon).

    Of course...Jordan made a big deal about it being hypocritical.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2013 #71 of 224
    sharkster

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    Thanks, Squeak! :)

    Surprised Blue did well on the chicken when they kept showing stuff like running out and raw chicken. I guess they really drama'd that up!
     
  12. Jun 23, 2013 #72 of 224
    TonyTheTiger

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    It was the red team that ran out of chicken and I think that, apart from a few pieces that were raw, Bime did a good job of keeping it flowing.


    As for Krissi, karma's a b*tch! I look forward to her downfall!!
     
  13. Jun 25, 2013 #73 of 224
    Mr. Soze

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    I'm hard pressed to think of a reality show character I have actively disliked as much as Krissi.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2013 #74 of 224
    lambertman

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    People, let's not forget how awful Natasha is,too!! :)
     
  15. Jun 25, 2013 #75 of 224
    robbhimself

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    do you watch survivor? they had a contestant named colton who in my opinion almost makes krissi look like a girl scout
     
  16. Jun 25, 2013 #76 of 224
    sharkster

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    I'm with ya, there! She truly nauseates me and not only that, she makes me want to hurt her. I'm NOT a violent person, either.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2013 #77 of 224
    robojerk

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    I'm new to MasterChef, I heard good things about the Australia version so I just finished season 2 of "MasterChef Australia" (86 episodes acquired through sorcery). I have to say after watching that, then coming to see the US version, that the US contestants are such overconfident *******s. On the Aus version it was almost sickening, but heart warming, how nice the contestants were to each other, and they were willing to humble themselves and say they weren't sure they could make the more difficult dishes (and succeeding). Then seeing the US version and seeing them talk about how excellent they are on making Cheesecake or Eggs Benedict, then the dish the produce looks like crap. Then talking smack nonstop.. I now feel worried for our society.

    The Aus version is done by doing average 6 episodes per week
    Mystery Box & Invention Test
    Pressure Test (Losers from Mystery Box & Invention Test compete to stay in)
    Chef Challenge (Winning chef from Mystery Box & Invention Test competes for the Immunity challenge. Usually a very, very hard recipe)
    Off Site Challenge (Field trip)
    Elimination Challenge (Losers from offsite challenge compete to stay in the competition)
    Masterclass (Chefs come to show the contestants & viewers techniques, and recipes. No challenges)
     
  18. Jun 25, 2013 #78 of 224
    jamesl

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    this season is worse than last season

    last season was worse than the season before

    it looks as if the producers are really going for that "backstabbing, confrontation, let's get someone the audience can hate" type of show instead of a good cooking competition

    I am quickly losing interest this season
     
  19. Jun 26, 2013 #79 of 224
    aaronwt

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    Aren't the ratings higher this year?
     
  20. Jun 26, 2013 #80 of 224
    lambertman

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    non sequitur.
     

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