Next Food Network Star Finale 7/27/08

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  1. Jul 30, 2008 #61 of 101
    lambertman

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    Absolutely. The idea of a Nipa was fantastic. Nipa herself, however, was pathetic and sad.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2008 #62 of 101
    magaggie

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    I knew Adam wouldn't win last week when they said they were bringing all 3 to the finale. What that said to me was that even though Adam had a slam dunk and the other 2 flopped, they didn't want to eliminate either of the other 2 because they were the ones whose shows they wanted to pick from.

    It was like they were giving Lisa and Aaron another chance, and while I'll probably watch the show again (because embarrassingly enough, I watch FN literally all the time), I won't have the same level of excitement - it feels like the outcome is rigged.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 #63 of 101
    windracer

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    Nah, she was more Romulan than Vulcan. :D

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  4. Jul 30, 2008 #64 of 101
    Alfer

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    Ya got me there! I'm not a Trekkie so I winged it!!

    :)
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 #65 of 101
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    I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet, but there is a judge's blog on the Food Network site. Bob describes why they chose Aaron over Lisa and Adam. I agree that Aaron seemed to be the worst of the bunch, however, Bob's reasons do seem valid ("Bottom line: He excited me the most to jump into the kitchen and cook his food.").

    He also doesn't rule out creating shows for Adam, Lisa, and Kelsey in the future, which I thought was interesting.

    http://blog.foodnetwork.com/nfns/2008/07/28/happy-endings/
     
  6. Jul 31, 2008 #66 of 101
    Alpinemaps

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    I was disappointed as well. That's not to say I don't like Aaron - I'm sure he's a nice enough guy - but of the three, he and Lisa excited me the list. That's to say that of the three remaining, I liked Adam.

    Honestly, though, I thought Kelsey was the best idea of the four remaining, and I would have liked to have seen Kelsey make it.

    It did feel like the judging was rigged. I picked up on a vibe from Bobby weeks ago, that Aaron was his man. He just always seemed to come to his defense, or do something extra that was for Aaron. Could be the way the show was edited, but I pegged it weeks ago that Aaron would be there at the end, because of Bobby.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2008 #67 of 101
    magaggie

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    I also thought they were leaning towards Aaron in the commercial challenge (in Vegas) where they had Guy "helping" Lisa and Adam (barely), while they had BOBBY FLAY hand-holding and coaching Aaron. I was totally not surprised Aaron's commercial was so good when Bobby helped him so much.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2008 #68 of 101
    zuko3984

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    I don't know how Aaron comes across as any more of an authority then Adam. His food may have been good but he didn't seem like an authority to me. The only one who really came across as an authority on food was Lisa.

    In the Vegas showdown challenge didn't Bobby Flay ask Aaron what a Chipotle pepper that he was using in his recipe was and Aaron had no idea what it was just that it tasted good. Bobby even basically told him that if you don't know what an ingredient is you shouldn't be using it. And it was actually Adam who spoke up and answered the question of what a chipotle pepper was.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2008 #69 of 101
    zuko3984

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    I was thinking the same thing. They gave the harder promo challenge to Lisa and Adam and gave a real easy one to Aaron. Lisa had to do her promo while working that harness contraption thing and Adam had to do some choreography. What did Aaron have to do, walk and talk at the same time, wow really hard for someone who wants to have there own tv show.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2008 #70 of 101
    WhiskeyTango

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    I was just watching the replay this afternoon of the finale, which I missed the original broadcast of. 50 minutes in, during the commercial break, they show an ad for Big Daddy's House, featuring TNFNS, Aaron McCargo Jr.

    WTF?? Granted, living in South Jersey, I had seen and heard about him winning on the radio and news already but Food Network spoiled the ending of their own show just before the reveal of who the winner was. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    I was rooting for Aaron but based on their final performance, I thought Adam should have won. I think that was an original idea for a cooking show and he seemed to be a natural. Lisa still comes off as fake and too pretentious. I'm going to check out Aaron's show though because I think it will be more successful that the chick that won last year.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2008 #71 of 101
    GoHalos

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    That's terrible. If I was watching that, and hadn't heard the winner, I would have been mad.

    Boy, that's setting the bar high! ;)

    I think, that no matter who wins, and most likely any winner on this show past, present, or future, their show(s) will be less successful than this original competition show. From what I've heard, this is one of their most watched shows, and it seems like their focus is on this show, not the winner's new shows (probably rightly so).
     
  12. Aug 3, 2008 #72 of 101
    flyers088

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    Just tried to watch the premier of "Big Daddy's House". Gave up 10 minutes in. Complete train wreck.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2008 #73 of 101
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    My TiVo missed the premier because I set the recording when it was still entitled "Food Network Star Winner's Series" and since the title changed, TiVo didn't record it.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2008 #74 of 101
    MonsterJoe

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    Disagree. I thought it was a pretty good first show for a dude with no history or experience. Better than a lot of the n00b FN cooking shows. Production is good too.

    I'll SP it for a few weeks at least[/B]

    My HR21 got it. :p ;)
     
  15. Aug 3, 2008 #75 of 101
    Penny Lane

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    Watched the premier and felt it was a little choppy but will give it another try.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2008 #76 of 101
    lambertman

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    The production had to be good - how much of Aaron's lines were pick-up, 60-70%? More? He seemed to do very little actual talking while on-camera. That seems to mean it had to be edited heavily.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2008 #77 of 101
    Idearat

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    If the finale was supposed to be the final challenge, Adam nailed it. But as everyone has said, it was most just a filler show after the judges had already made up their mind. They brought the 3rd person along to distract us and not make it look so obvious.

    I watched Big Daddy yesterday. Ick. The oven fries were a limp, grease drenched mess. The upside down rolls in the panini press would have had the sandwich filling everywhere but in his kid's mouth. And nothing says home cooking like salad greens from a plastic container.

    But, his kids are proud of him for winning and one got to be on TV with dad. They'll all be excited about the experiance, but hopefully Aaron didn't quit his day job.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2008 #78 of 101
    Penny Lane

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    I may be confused but is Big Daddy the guy that said his kid ran away?
     
  19. Aug 4, 2008 #79 of 101
    flightrisk

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    By the way, Adam gets his own show too.

     
  20. Aug 4, 2008 #80 of 101
    sushikitten

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    Now, THAT I would watch. :up:
     

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