MasterChef Fans Anyone?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Voriad, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Voriad

    Voriad Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    236
    I found an episode online last week, and since then, I've watched every episode in this season. Any fans of the series? Any predictions for this year?
     
    #1
  2. MichaelNadal

    MichaelNadal Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    30,263
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    I may start it up, I love to cook, it's my passion. Always loved food shows, I watched all of Masterchef Junior and Chopped.
     
    #2
  3. Mr.Lob

    Mr.Lob Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,625
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    They should make a reality show about people who post on internet forums. "The horror...the horror...ack"

    Seriously though, I've seen it a couple times. It's ok.
     
    #3
  4. The Green Mile

    The Green Mile Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    8,921
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Yeah Masterchef is great. Ironchef America and Hells Kitchen were great too. So was Good Eats.
     
    #4
  5. Chico

    Chico Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    9,197
    Don't watch reality shows. Sorry.
     
    #5
  6. Nathaniel_Near

    Nathaniel_Near Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    20,017
    Location:
    Relax folks, ...
    Which country?
     
    #6
  7. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,138
    Another sad example of the too-prevalent Culture of Humiliation. I happened to turn it on once and there was Joe Bastianich throwing someone's dish into the trash basket, telling her "this is garbage and you're a joke" as she wept. Never watched again, as that's not my idea of entertainment.
     
    #7
  8. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    12,927
    Yeah, there's too much of that.
     
    #8
  9. MichaelNadal

    MichaelNadal Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    30,263
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    They could do away with all the condescending Simon-Cowell-esque style of criticism and the shows wouldn't suffer at all. I don't need that, I'm watching to see cooking and creativity. The best dishes and worst dishes speak for themselves. I don't think they realize how unnecessary those scenes are.
     
    #9
  10. dParis

    dParis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,746
    Unfortunately, I don't think we realize how necessary those scenes are. They are probably good for a few ratings points. Otherwise, I agree.

    I liked the Iron Chef shows, but I'll probably skip this.
     
    #10
  11. Voriad

    Voriad Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    236
    I agree the emotional aspect of the show is puffed up and only for the TV ratings; however, like michaelnadal, I watch purely for the creative dishes and the culinary art aspect. I normally wouldn't watch reality but out of love of food, I watch this show. And I'm curious who wins every season.
     
    #11
  12. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,153
    Location:
    Antarctica
    Spot on. Instead of the "you're the weakest link!" mentality, I prefer the 'instructional' route (e.g. what you'd see on the 'Create' network, e.g. America's Test Kitchen, Herbert Keller, Kevin Dundon, etc.).
     
    #12
  13. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    5,423
    Location:
    England
    Seems like they've decided to go down the X Factor route, not really a fan of that.

    Masterchef in the UK is actually very good, i'll probably skip the American version if it's as bad as it sounds though.
     
    #13
  14. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,138
    ^^ I watch Food Network and Cooking Channel all the time, love to get cooking tips, and at least their competition shows don't seem intended to reduce the contestants to tears, though that sometimes happens through no fault of the judges (when those almonds your toasting become a bonfire).
     
    #14
  15. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    5,423
    Location:
    England
    Yeah me too! Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is one of my favourites, we have nothing like that here, so it opens my mind a bit.
     
    #15
  16. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    12,927
    As an avid food enthusiast, I have to say nothing ever came close to BBCs Saturday Kitchen with Keith Floyd. Amazing food shown in the most authentic way possible.
     
    #16
  17. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    12,927
    Having said that, of course the sessions Jacques Pepin and Julia Child have on TV are also exquisite.
     
    #17
  18. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,153
    Location:
    Antarctica
    Jacques in the man!

    "Happyyyy Cookiiiing!"
     
    #18
  19. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,715
    Location:
    Sweden
    Iron Chef Japan is something I regularly watched before. I like the UK version too with Michel Roux.
     
    #19
  20. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,047
    Location:
    The synapse
    Helps too that ''Chopped'' grand champion Jun Tanaka shows up on Saturday Kitchen.

    Although when it comes to cookery shows, I'll stick with the King of the Noughties, Jamie Oliver.

    There's also an older guy--I don't know who he was--who cooks outdoors (sometimes on a boat; not a luxury yacht of course) and drinks quite a bit, but the point is, the cooking is done in a rudimentary manner using only earth, wood and fire! Basically bring a skillet, spoon and fork and a kitchen knife.
     
    #20
  21. The forehand

    The forehand Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2014
    Messages:
    260
    Location:
    UK
    From the Uk so I watch that version which I think is more about cooking. Where the US version is just another thing where people watch Ramsey shout.
     
    #21
  22. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,047
    Location:
    The synapse
    Gordon Ramsay's flagship Manhattan restaurant is demoted...loses two Michelin stars

    Mail Online, Published: 12:52 GMT, 16 February 2014 | Updated: 16:30 GMT, 17 February 2014

    [​IMG]

    Gordon Ramsay has been known for reducing others to tears.

    The 47-year-old chef said: 'I started crying when I lost my stars. It's a very emotional thing for any chef.

    'It's like losing a girlfriend. You want her back.'

    One star is considered 'very good', while two is 'excellent' and three is rated as 'exceptional cuisine'.
     
    #22
  23. MichaelNadal

    MichaelNadal Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    30,263
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    I started this season, watching episode 2 later.
     
    #23
  24. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    12,927
    Ouch! I can imagine this hurt someone with his ego particularly bad!
     
    #24
  25. LazyNinja19

    LazyNinja19 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    3,747
    Location:
    Looking for a perma-ban.
    I like MasterChef Australia. It's a great show!
    I watches 2 episodes of MC U.S couple of months back, but didn't like it at all. OTOH, the Aussie one clicks with me every single time.

    Following the current season 6. Sarah Todd is gorgeous.
    [​IMG]

    I like her, and Emelia.
     
    #25

Share This Page