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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post
    Gotta agree with the vitriol directed toward Chopped.

    "Prepare an entree using Ho-Hos, tortilla chips, clams, Bacardi 151 and motor oil. You have 10 minutes."

    Combine the above with ***hole judges, artificially pumped-up suspense and just the whole "competition" format in general, and the result is something even less than "Chewing gum for the eyes." This type of show is the penultimate example of the worst content on television, only exceeded by "Reality TV." Both genres only exist to show the people on screen in a state of discomfort, augmented by their displays of overweening ego in the interview segments. It's LCD TV.

    This programming style has overtaken virtually every channel, in the manner of sewage steadily flooding a basement when the soil pipe gets blocked.
    Thats why i like Cutthroat Kitchen. They at least have fun with it
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    My pet peeve is Rachel Ray's "30 Minute Meals" shows. She says the same things every show, so much so that you can have a drinking game for everytime she says "EVOO' or "pop it in the oven" etc.

    I'm of two minds about Guy Fieri. I don't think much of his cooking show, but I think he's great on DDD. I've been to at least 14 of the Diners he's featured on DDD, and all but one were excellent (the loser ironically is the one closest to my home, the Gaffey Street Diner in San Pedro!) But I fully can see why he'd annoy people, for some reason he doesn't bother me much.

    Chopped does have a problem with their format, as they do see to have people preparing very similar desserts show after show. No more bread puddings or French toasts please.

    And finally, I'm really put off by the constant trash talking on Cutthroat Kitchen. We all know that big time chefs are major primadonna's. but it's just unseemly to see the lack of class on that show. Obviously the producers are encouraging this behavior, they should know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHenry14 View Post
    My pet peeve is Rachel Ray's "30 Minute Meals" shows. She says the same things every show, so much so that you can have a drinking game for everytime she says "EVOO' or "pop it in the oven" etc.

    I'm of two minds about Guy Fieri. I don't think much of his cooking show, but I think he's great on DDD. I've been to at least 14 of the Diners he's featured on DDD, and all but one were excellent (the loser ironically is the one closest to my home, the Gaffey Street Diner in San Pedro!) But I fully can see why he'd annoy people, for some reason he doesn't bother me much.

    Chopped does have a problem with their format, as they do see to have people preparing very similar desserts show after show. No more bread puddings or French toasts please.

    And finally, I'm really put off by the constant trash talking on Cutthroat Kitchen. We all know that big time chefs are major primadonna's. but it's just unseemly to see the lack of class on that show. Obviously the producers are encouraging this behavior, they should know better.
    That part to me seems scripted. It really is awful trash talking
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    I always thought the point of being a real Chef was to get it right, not get it done as fast as possible, but that is just me, never thought of
    cooking as a sport. If it ain't cooked on a BBQ or Smoker I guess I probably wasn't paying much attention anyway I guess, unless it was the
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    Quote Originally Posted by !Kings! View Post
    Never thought of
    cooking as a sport. If it ain't cooked on a BBQ or Smoker I guess I probably wasn't paying attention
    This. How can you try to cook that fast, without spilling your drink. Now that's my idea of competition. Less spilled, the higher the points.

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    I can't stand "Hell's Kitchen", its so badly scripted I have seen better acting in the local community theater. The diners are ACTORS that are getting a free meal, yet bitch up a storm for the dramarama.

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    Ming Tsai is another pet peeve of mine. Not a cooking show peeve for the most part but how he's sold himself out!

    He pofesses about always using freah ground pepper yet lends his name to a pre-ground pepper blend in a tin. Also, him doing commercials for Aero Kinife with that hack of a knife sharpener that simply grinds down blades, all the while using nothing but and touting the joys of his ceramic knives. (The way he pushes down on the potato with one knife and then actually slides the blade through it with the other is such a sham.)


    And if he really has a wife...must be the way of John Travolta and Tom Cruise. (I've got no problem with that, just don't front.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post
    Gotta agree with the vitriol directed toward Chopped.

    "Prepare an entree using Ho-Hos, tortilla chips, clams, Bacardi 151 and motor oil. You have 10 minutes."

    Combine the above with ***hole judges, artificially pumped-up suspense and just the whole "competition" format in general, and the result is something even less than "Chewing gum for the eyes." This type of show is the penultimate example of the worst content on television, only exceeded by "Reality TV." Both genres only exist to show the people on screen in a state of discomfort, augmented by their displays of overweening ego in the interview segments. It's LCD TV.

    This programming style has overtaken virtually every channel, in the manner of sewage steadily flooding a basement when the soil pipe gets blocked.
    ya know... I don't think I'm understanding you clearly enough. Can you clarify what you're saying? Please be honest so we know how you really feel about this show.

    thxbai

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post
    Gotta agree with the vitriol directed toward Chopped.

    "Prepare an entree using Ho-Hos, tortilla chips, clams, Bacardi 151 and motor oil. You have 10 minutes."

    Combine the above with ***hole judges, artificially pumped-up suspense and just the whole "competition" format in general, and the result is something even less than "Chewing gum for the eyes." This type of show is the penultimate example of the worst content on television, only exceeded by "Reality TV." Both genres only exist to show the people on screen in a state of discomfort, augmented by their displays of overweening ego in the interview segments. It's LCD TV.

    This programming style has overtaken virtually every channel, in the manner of sewage steadily flooding a basement when the soil pipe gets blocked.
    penultimate

    adj.adjective

    Next to last.

    n.noun

    The next to the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG JOE View Post
    penultimate

    adj.adjective

    Next to last.

    n.noun

    The next to the last.
    Competition shows are next to last in the quality rankings, barely ahead of Reality TV.

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