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MasterChef - season 5 USA premiere - May 26

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jamesl, May 26, 2014.

  1. jamesl

    jamesl Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    kind of excited for this tonight


    Graham Elliot has lost a lot of weight

    but from the trailer here it looks like they might be going for more drama this season

    hopefully it's just a few scenes
    what I like about MasterChef is that its not Hells Kitchen
    it focuses more on the cooking and less on the "reality" / contestant squabbles
  2. Ment

    Ment Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    No selection show? Do not like this format at all.

    Who is that man named Graham Ellliot!
  3. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

    Mar 5, 2002
    I was shocked to see Graham lose all that weight. That was awesome.

    I hated we didn't see the standard selection show. That was always one of my favorite parts of MC.

    And people, remember to salt your food!
  4. Honora

    Honora New Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    I think the point they were making was to "TASTE" the food all through the process to see if it needs salt or anything else.
  5. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    I hate the selection shows in all shows - this one is no exception.

    I was quite happy to see they skipped it.

    Graham looks good.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I forgot this was starting up. I'm still behind three Hell's kitchen shows. I'll need to watch this MC episode later this week.
  7. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    I was also stunned to see Graham's weight loss. I wonder if he had surgery because they're not mentioning it at all - kinda like Randy Jackson.

    22 finalists and it's 'shocking' that next week's a double elimination? Don't think so.

    As for the selection rounds, I guess Fox wanted less episodes so they changed the format. It's still nothing like the original British show which, if you haven't seen, you should if you can. The latest season has just finished. ;)

    It's still about the drama much more than the cooking, which is a shame, but it does succeed in being probably the best of its kind on mainstream TV.
  8. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

    May 12, 2000
    In the link above it talks about how he had lap band surgery.
  9. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

    Oct 11, 2002
    I couldn't believe they kept the lady that threw her waste all over the floor. That is pretty unacceptable and I can't believe she would cook like that at home.
  10. late for dinner

    late for dinner Past Expiration Date

    May 17, 2013
    but she thought they had people to clean up after her.

    I thought she was a goner as well.
  11. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    I'd have tossed her on the spot.
    Both for being a pig and cooking with her hair down loose.
    In fact I would eliminate anyone who didn't tie their hair back first thing, and that includes hair obscuring their eyes to the point of having to toss it back every other second.
    I understand wanting to look nice on TV but this is a deal breaker for me.
  12. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Asian guy was hilarious. Came in cocky and bragging, then got thrown out right away.
  13. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TC Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    I thought messy girl was gone, too. I am also hoping to see drama queen Malibu guy gone soon.

    I thought the new format was ok, but I did enjoy the one at a time tryouts they've done up to now. At least they started with 30 with the expectation that a bunch of them were going to be cut right out of the gate.

    Yeah, you can always tell when somebody who is really cocky (i.e. Asian guy) that they will be one of the first ones to go. See ya - wouldn't wanna be ya. :D

    Anybody going on the MasterChef cruise they advertised in the beginning? ha! :D
  14. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    Was it fair to give him the boot for not salting before he was even done cooking, though?

    They either didn't like him for some reason, or he was a plant.
  15. tem

    tem New Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    ah ... so there was no selection show.

    Seeing Joe B. spit food into a trash can is always amusing :)

    He actually used to be quite tubby as well. Find some old clips of him on his mother's PBS show and you'll see.
  16. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    His name is Leslie Gilliams, he's married to Paula Hart who is the mother of Melissa Joan-Hart.
  17. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TC Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Oh wow - interesting! It's always fun to find out somebody is famous-adjacent.
  18. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TC Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    I thought I didn't like the selection shows, but I found that I missed it.

    I, too, would have given messy trash girl the boot. What's worse, not salting before the dish was complete or throwing garbage all over the place? I know she got an apron, but her food must have been SPOT ON to keep her.

    That guy with the crazy outfit who was doing the gastronomy stuff? Owen says "Why is he wearing his pajamas?" :)
  19. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    I like the cute Italian "Gentleman's club" girl. :)

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