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  1. mlp

    The Great Food Truck Race

    I hope the Brunch Babes win. I like all of them and they haven't done anything sketchy. Any good will I had for the loudmouth NOLA crew disappeared when I saw the head guy actually lying to potential customers by telling them the BB's doughnuts were made from frozen ones. That was low and I give the woman with the doughnuts credit for not rising to the bait.
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    Worst Cooks In America

    I don't have any problem with variations. But I do think it's unreasonable to expect special accommodations to be made. If a show did that for one contestant, how could they refuse to do it for all? They'd have to exempt pork and shellfish for Jews and Muslims, beef for Hindus, peanuts and/or tree nuts for the allergic, fish and eggs for the vegans, dairy for the lactose intolerant, breads for the gluten-free and on and on. Contestants would end up having to prepare three-course meals with nothing but fruits and vegetables. And there's probably someone somewhere who's allergic to some of those.
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    Worst Cooks In America

    If she wasn't familiar with the show, it was up to her to find out what would be expected and then decide if she could be comfortable with the requirements. It's not up to the show to change to accommodate her.
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    The Great Food Truck Race

    I agree with all you say, Hellga, assuming a "normal" street scene but people walking by these trucks must be able to see cameramen and so on and realize something different is in progress. Then there's the allure of maybe getting to be on TV. Even if I didn't want to buy any food, I think I'd stop for a minute just to see what was going on. It seems odd to me that so many passersby aren't even curious.
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    Masterchef (US)

    That seems to be the thing to do right now. I heard someone on some show talk about the presentation "adding height." Personally, I do NOT want mashed potatoes or anything else all over the bottom of my steak. I also don't want a smear of anything at all. Those mashed potatoes looked awful to me. Apparently, I'm not in the target audience for "fine dining." So far, I like Jaime, the cute college boy on the other team and the housewife with an Indian husband. I don't know that any of them are the best cook but they all seem like nice people.
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    Masterchef (US)

    When they left Noah's steak for last, I knew exactly what would happen. The most amusing part of that judging was hearing Noah get schooled for being arrogant by Gordon and Joe, two of the biggest ego-maniacs on the planet. He had it coming though. I keep wondering why Wuta even applied to be on this show. He had to know that most of the challenges would involve meat. He's not obnoxious about being a vegetarian at all but it's certainly putting him at a disadvantage. I also wondered how long it really took them to produce this episode and in what order. Some of the people carried both their entrees and desserts up with them and placed the dessert on the side table/stand. Others carried their entrees and their dessert just magically appeared on the small table. I like the fisherman (Jamie?) so I was glad he did well.
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    S06.E06: Ablaze

    Does Michelle have a screw or two loose? Maybe I missed something obvious but.....................Who or what was she talking to at the beginning when she was chanting something like "Who's a good girl"? I sort of hope a predator sniffs out her rabbit puppet. I wonder if Brady would have toughed it out if he'd had an end date. He wasn't handling the alone part well and he seemed to see his loneliness stretching into an indefinite future and couldn't handle it. I was surprised that Nikki had as much left of her shelter as she did. The video made it look a lot worse than it actually was. She is such a spaz that I think she'd find some way to have a disaster in a Motel 6.
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    Masterchef (US)

    True. If this were a serious cooking show, the chef wouldn't allow unsafe shoes in the kitchen. The blond with the glittery boots looks and dresses like she's hoping to be "discovered." She seems nice enough though. So far.
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    Masterchef (US)

    Who had those on? I didn't notice.
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    Masterchef (US)

    I certainly don't know but I hope so because I've come to like him. I like the other tall guy too but I can't think of either of their names right now. Renee had some good points but she was totally obnoxious and immature about it. I didn't understand why the guys were wasting time tying the filets either. That pseudo-wedding was one of the hokiest things ever on this show and that's saying a lot. I didn't see any sign of a bar or entertainment. What were all those guests supposed to be doing at their "party" while they waited 90 minutes for their food? Gordon throwing food in the kitchen was cringe-worthy. Why does he think that's entertaining?
  11. Oh no! I don't care for Aaron and I loathe Daphne Oz. Maybe she'll be less of a superior know-it-all working with Gordon. I'd actually rather have Tosi and that's saying a lot.
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    Food Network in the Media

    I hope so. The tasks and the judging worsened every year after Jeff Mauro's season IMO. The first thing they need to do is get rid of Giada. The only thing she adds is snark bait because of her outfits. Someone who doesn't even taste the food shouldn't be judging. I have no problem with Bobby and I suspect that his seeming lack of interest in the show was frustration over the emphasis on things other than cooking and serious presentation skills not to mention the caliber of some of the contestants. I think there should always be three judges and I'd be happy with Tyler, Valerie and any of the Chopped judges except Aaron. Clinton Kelly might be another good choice. He's amusing and good-natured and he knows food and how to present on TV.
  13. Thanks for creating this forum, Helga! I get a kick out of these Worst Cooks shows despite the ridiculous behaviors. I've always liked Lorraine and I enjoy seeing her in a setting where she can be pretty much herself, maybe amped up a bit, without having to deal with Nancy Fuller. I like Jason also and think he's more like his real self here, also amped up but not trying to come up with a slew of silly similes. He's a natural on camera. I'll bet he pinches himself a lot when he thinks about being an unknown little guy from Kentucky competing in front of Lorraine and now he's working side-by-side with her. The church lady reminds me a bit of Phyllis Diller - something about her laugh. She came up with some pretty decent cookies in the end. The surfer guy amuses me but my favorite so far is the nerdy guy who apparently isn't at all what he seems. I wouldn't have picked him for married and sports oriented. Juicy can go any time.
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    The Great Food Truck Race

    That would make more sense but it seems like a mistake should have been caught during editing. If you're correct, that would explain why they took the $200 because the other option would require 9 votes more than the next highest team to be a better deal and they were probably less sure of that.
  15. I agree and not only for the reasons you mentioned. They seem to be focusing more and more every year on creating entertainment instead of letting the ninjas and their various performances provide it. I have no interest in seeing someone's toddler dancing on the approach to the first obstacle for example. There's just too much fooling around and they're moving away from presenting a sport that wants to be taken seriously - which the ninjas who really work on their game deserve.
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