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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Jan 23, 2013.
Yea, the one that told the big black guy to mind his own business when they were cooking.
The big issue I have with the format was that the order the chefs go in has a huge bearing on results. Early on the judges don't want to commit because they don't want to miss out on a better chef later. Later on, if you still have spots to fill and the number of contestants are dwindling, you might pick someone you would have passed on earlier. It definitely gives a bit of an advantage to be closer to the end. Would much prefer it be more like American Idol where you give a yes/no and then pick who goes on after you have seen everyone.
Malarkey was on Hung's season of Top Chef. Lefebvre is a big-wig in the L.A. food scene (this just in - L.A. has a food scene).
Bourdain is best known for his TV appearances but I think his writing is his best attribute. His books are really representative of life in the restaurant industry.
good concept. horrible exectuion.
The set is terrible. Whats with the 2 story set, with kitchens in view behind the judges. Why make the contestant stand in a "soundproof" box if they can hear the judges comments of their dish? The drop screens were clunky and a joke.
Did any contestant gain more than 2 yes votes? out of what, 20 or so contestants not a single person got a "WOW" from the judges. How could none of them prepare something good enough to at least garner praise from all of the judges?
But a few did get a 'WOW'. After the fact. As in Anthony saying "Wow, that dish was amazing. I don't know why I pressed the NO button."
yeah, but it wasn't like on other shows where they all go WOW! That was great! I want you! It was more of a polite "wowthatwasgreatireallyshouldapickedyou but I didn't. kthaxbye"
Yeah, as we went through E02 of this, I continued to find those statements perplexing. I didn't realize at the very beginning that each was only getting four people on their team so I guess, assumably knowing they had a lot more people to go through, it makes a little sense.
But still - it didn't make big sense because, if they truly felt that any given dish showed that level of excellence, how much better could they realistically expect that it would get? (rhetorical)
I'm going to keep watching because now I am moderately interested in how the whole team thing is going to work. But I don't feel like I'm going to be wowed. Besides, I don't feel any investment in any of these people. I do imagine, however, that they will delve further into each of them to get people invested in caring about them.
But if each ep was going to be two hours, I'd be out already.
Totally agree. Horrible set. The judges are surrounded by the kitchens where the contestants are preparing their "tastes", but the judges aren't supposed to know who cooked the food?!?!?
And yes, the drop screens on the booth reminded me of a bad parody of Star Trek (maybe a SNL parody) where the doors are constantly jamming, sliding irregularly or simply not opening at the right time.
But it's not supposed to be a "soundproof" box. It's supposed to hide the identity of the cook but let the cook hear the comments. In that way it works.
I'm going to stay with the show another episode or two. Now that we're past the auditions I'm hoping it gets better.
But I still don't see how they can possibly have the judges mentor the cooks and then judge the food without knowing who cooked which taste?
Those were two painfully long episodes. I hope things pick up once they start the competition.