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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. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    Yea, the one that told the big black guy to mind his own business when they were cooking.
  2. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    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.
  3. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

    Jul 10, 2012
    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.
  4. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    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?
  5. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    I agree.

    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." :(
  6. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003

    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"
  7. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    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.
  8. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    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?!?!? :confused:

    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. :rolleyes:

    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? :confused:
  9. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze You want a piece of me?

    Nov 1, 2002
    Up North
  10. SleepyBob

    SleepyBob Active Member

    Sep 28, 2000
    Those were two painfully long episodes. I hope things pick up once they start the competition.

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