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The Taste - Premiere 1/22/2013 *Spoilers possible*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    What if they throw away the stuff in your office?

    The one thing others commented on -- I got the impression that the judges had a very limited # of spots to pick -- it's not like Idol where they seem to have a *vague* number in the very first rounds, but end up picking way too many, then cut huge swaths to get down to some manageable #.

    It seemed like they knew "you can only pick 4", so judged too quickly, then realized they should have picked the person.

    I wish they also closed their eyes.. They seemed to also judge it a bit on the look of the food.. I hate when Gordon Ramsay does it too.

    BTW, were those spoons some kind of 'standard' spoon? I doubt it because of the curved back handle that let them balance perfectly.. But the spoon part seemed mostly like "Japanese soup spoons". Don't know the proper name, but I eat a lot of soup, and use those kinds of spoons virtually all the time.
     
  2. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

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    I had to look it up using google.

    "Porcelain Tasting Spoons"

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    The ones on the show were higher quality I think.
     
  3. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    I just remembered one other thing that kind of bothered me about the show.

    What was up with those hootchie-mamas that carried the spoons from the cheftestants to the judges? Was this filmed in Vegas or something? What "ambiance" exactly where they trying to achieve there? It sure came across as tacky...
     
  4. sushikitten

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    And along those lines...why the hell were the serving boards so long? They looked awkward to carry.
     
  5. CatScratchFever

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    that's sort of rude, judgmental much?

    I thought the Black lady was hot :)
     
  6. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Skimpy tight black dresses were put there for one reason only, and it wasn't to enhance the taste of the food. :p

    I wasn't judging the women. I was judging the producers of the show for dressing them up like hootchie-mamas. :/
     
  7. jamesl

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    no it didn't
     
  8. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    To me... it did. I'm not a prude or anything. It just seemed hilariously out-of-place. :eek:
     
  9. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    All that glitz reminds me of how badly a big budget network interest can ruin a potentiall good show.

    Remember that ridiculous thing with four chefs and time travel?
     
  10. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    The producers are doing the same crap that we see on football games and other sports shows. Only the male demographic is valuable to them, and they think male viewers won't stay unless they provide eye candy.

    They don't give a damn about the people who actually want to watch the show for its content, because they know we'll watch anyway. It's all about catching the eyes of the other people who don't care what they watch.
     
  11. CatScratchFever

    CatScratchFever Guest

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    don't forget about the ones who watch for content and also enjoy looking at beautiful women.
     
  12. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    It can't be both. You are either a woman who enjoys the content or a mindless slob of a man that is easily distracted by shiny things.
     
  13. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    I'm a man and easily distracted by those things but these servers weren't one of those things. Food runners are food runners, NTTAWWT. I did find the serving boards ridiculously large for four spoons of food.
     
  14. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Presumably the producers think that if someone enjoys the content and has the choice between content only or content + hot women, then viewers who enjoy both will switch to the show which has both.
     
  15. WhiskeyTango

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    The milfy lookin' chick with the attitude, Diane Dimeo was on Chopped a while back and won.
     
  16. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    There's a human being named Malarkey? Seriously?
     
  17. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    A global search for the surname 'Malarkey' on Ancestry.com yields 29,870 hits.
     
  18. mattack

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    You're just telling us a bunch of malarkey.
     
  19. sushikitten

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    I thought she looked familiar! Thanks!
     
  20. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Are you talking about the Asian looking woman with the boatload of confidence? If so, I thought so too (and she annoyed the heck out of me both times)
     

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