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  •  I saw this show somewhat accidentally... (5+ / 0-)

    ...the other night, and I was just saying to my wife how the "food" component is now merely incidental.  Does it even matter that these things are technically edible?  I mean, they're spinning, and smoke is coming out of them!

    All the stupid 'twists' are indeed annoying.  I noticed that especially in the food truck competitions.  Just have them make the dang food and stop introducing the annoying sidetracks.  Makes the show harder to watch.

    •  Exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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      elginblt

      When will they realize that annoying the viewer isn't good business?  

      Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

      by Purple Priestess on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:07:19 PM PST

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    •  The first year of The Great Food Truck Race (0+ / 0-)

      ... was obviously rigged. When one team (The women making Vietnamese sandwiches) won every single week until the finale, the finale was designed so they couldn't possibly win -- so there could be some suspense about the outcome.

      I agree about the annoying twists. And Food Network has become pretty predictable. All of it's new shows are just reworking of the "Chopped" concept. And even "Chopped" has become boring as they go farther and farther into trying to give the contestants ingredients that either have no place on a fine-dining plate or can't possibly be cooked well in the time given.

      Why can't Food Network go back to doing actual cooking shows? When Good Eats shut down, they said farewell to their last real cooking show in prime time.

      And how about building a show here and there around a REAL chef, rather than the fake celebrity chefs they manufacture themselves? Think these "personalities" are actually chefs? Read this review of Guy Fieri's "American Kitchen" in Times Square. I think the next show I want to see is Robert Irvine doing his "Restaurant Impossible" thing on Fieri's restaurants.

      Once upon a time, cooking shows were Julia Child introducing sophisticated recipes to an unsophisticated American public. But eventually, this brought us Paula Dean's Heart Attack and Diabetes Kitchen, and Rachel Ray Pretending to Cook.

      Food Network has become reality show competition wall to wall. And very little of what they produce is edible.  

      Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

      by elsaf on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:28:19 AM PST

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