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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tiams, Jun 5, 2012.
yes, the judges are funny
Recording but haven't started watching yet.
My daughter kind of knows one of the contestants, Monti Carlo. Monti was a local radio personality and my daughter was an intern at the radio station.
Watching it. Judges seem inconsistent, but that could be just to create drama for the viewers.
Saw the first episode.
Nothing exciting so far except the blind girl. And while I think it is awesome she is doing what she loves, I can't help but be a little scared for her - cooking has got to be very difficult when you can't see.
She has one thing going for her -- she actually tastes what she's preparing.
They seem to be mixing it up this time. People that I thought would be worthy are being rejected and vice versa.
The couple competing against each other will be interesting (if edited right ).
How is the blind lady going to compete, though- she'll have to stop the first moment they're sent to the pantry room to retrieve their ingredients.
It was a pity pass, sorry.
time will tell - she may surprise us.
According to this interview, it wasn't a pity pass. http://tv.msn.com/reality-tv/masterchef-gordon-ramsay/story/interview/
My biggest worry with how she'll do is speed. No matter how good she is, things will take her longer than other contestants.
I haven't finished watching last night's ep yet (ep02), but I will definitely continue watching. Love the format. Love the judges.
Kudos to the blind girl. I hope she is able to do well. I cannot even imagine being totally blind and able to compete in such a thing (but then I'm very much NOT a competitive person anyway).
From what I've seen in last night's ep so far, I was kind of bummed that Italian guy didn't make it through, as I liked him. Glad most of those cowboy types (gack) got the ax, except for the Mexican guy who I loved. Glad he made it through.
"I hope he's not going to cook that"!!!!
I love the encouragement given to some of the cooks that didn't make it.
Felt a little bit sorry for the Italian guy who's mother was flown in, but didn't really like him that much anyway!
I must admit, I found myself really pulling for the blind girl. I hope she can keep up, but, as others have said, I have my doubts.
She will stay on the show for as long as the producers want her there. Like most "reality" game shows, it's how you're viewed as a positive for ratings that keeps around. Cooking has nothing to do with it, that's just the window dressing. Some of this type show are subtle manipulated (Survivor, Amazing Race), some are flat out fake (American Idol, Dancing with the stars, any cooking show from Food network, anything with Gordon Ramsey in it). Not to say the "contestants" don't have talent, just that talent is not the reason you're there or will win. Reality is reality, TV is not.
They might make a reasonable accommodation of having someone to fetch ingredients off the shelf for her as she tells them what she needs.
She'll kick butt on the mystery food competitions.
I'm sure her strategy would be to use fewer ingredients/techniques and focus on execution and taste. Being blind and not in your own kitchen is a big hurdle but she could be the Erik Weihenmayer(Amazing Race) of Masterchef.
I have a problem with pastry chefs in this competition.
I also think the military guy was a pity pass.
The thing that bugs me? They claim 30,000 people tried out, yet they had so many obvious clunkers in the semifinal 100?! I know they need the clunkers for good tv, but I hate it.
I mean, I liked the idea of the food truck, but c'mon...squirrel pie?
In one of my previous lifetimes I cooked squirrel many, many times but never once did I eat any of it.
You've gotta draw the line somewhere and that was mine
This, and the fact that they actually kicked off the girl *after* bringing her family in were cool. It makes it a little bit less predictable. (e.g. I think it's on "American Idol".. if they break the decision over a commercial break, it seems like they ALWAYS get through.)