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#271 ElsieD

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:00 PM

This is probably only of interest to Canadians but we watched the first episode of season 2's Chopped Canada. It was abysmal. The judges act like juvenile idiots and the host is smarmy. And the contestants - surely they can do better? I know a chef who tried out for the show. He was not accepted and when I asked him why he replied "I didn't have a good enough sob story". Seems the producers have that as a requirement to qualify for the show so the contestants can go on ad infinitum about how they are doing this for their dead mother or grammy or whomever who died 20 years ago. I get cross just thinking about the 45 or so minutes I wasted which could have been better spent watching or doing something else.

#272 annabelle

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

The sob story has been de rigueur on Chopped for years now.  A beloved deceased grandmother/father (preferably an immigrant) for whom the contestant is playing, being the favorite.  Having a misspent youth or a period of homelessness runs a close second.  After that, the themes are first responders, lunch ladies, grannies, teens, television personalities and the hosts themselves competing for charity. 


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#273 lindag

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

I wish they'd just lose that part of the show.  I don't need to know about the chefs' pasts (mad-up or otherwise), I just want to see if they can cook.  I've pretty much stopped watching most of the episodes just for that reason.

 

I don't know how many of you have been around long enough to remember the show "Queen for a Day" from the mid to late fifties.  The wretched sob stories of those women (most of which I'll bet were fictional) brought the show to a ridiculous end.


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#274 chileheadmike

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:36 AM

So last weekend I watched the first installment of The Worst Cooks in America, now hosted by Anne Burrell and a chunkier Tyler Florence.  Words fail me in describing how truly awful it is.  Chock full of freaks and geeks, "artists" and characters, there is not one normal or likeable contestant in the bunch.  It's gone from mildly entertaining to cringeworthy in three seasons.

 

I suspected this would be the case. Thank you for confirming and saving me from this.


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#275 lindag

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

"So last weekend I watched the first installment of The Worst Cooks in America, now hosted by Anne Burrell and a chunkier Tyler Florence.  Words fail me in describing how truly awful it is.  Chock full of freaks and geeks, "artists" and characters, there is not one normal or likeable contestant in the bunch.  It's gone from mildly entertaining to cringeworthy in three seasons."

 

Once again, it's a case of too many clowns, not enough circuses!


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#276 CatPoet

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

AHA! So that was what the  two year old was up too  when she   turned of the computer. 

 

Anyway, can you help me?  I manage to catch a  cooking show that wasnt  in the tv guide this morning but on a free view channel,  it was horrible but I just wanted to know it was so I can avoid her,

 

A red headed older woman who  uses  tins and cans and I wouldnt call it cooking more throwing stuff in the pot and pray and hope it works. She did a  egg dish with eggs out of a bottle with  ranch dressing mix added in  ( think)  and oatmeal with  tinned pie filling then baked to bars and  there was few more odd things and then a  dump cake to end it  on a sweet note and she was in  farm kitchen setting and she was American no question about it, I think had a southern accent but I am not sure.


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#277 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

AHA! So that was what the  two year old was up too  when she   turned of the computer. 

 

Anyway, can you help me?  I manage to catch a  cooking show that wasnt  in the tv guide this morning but on a free view channel,  it was horrible but I just wanted to know it was so I can avoid her,

 

A red headed older woman who  uses  tins and cans and I wouldnt call it cooking more throwing stuff in the pot and pray and hope it works. She did a  egg dish with eggs out of a bottle with  ranch dressing mix added in  ( think)  and oatmeal with  tinned pie filling then baked to bars and  there was few more odd things and then a  dump cake to end it  on a sweet note and she was in  farm kitchen setting and she was American no question about it, I think had a southern accent but I am not sure.

Could it be Ree Drummond?


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#278 annabelle

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

It sounds like Ree, for sure.  Her show is called "The Pioneer Woman Cooks", I believe.  She is a blogger who published a couple of cookbooks and now has her own show.  She is the wife of a cattle rancher and the show is filmed at their home.



#279 CatPoet

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:22 AM

Not Ree, I know her well, this was an older woman and not Kathy Mitchell either.


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#280 Toliver

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:40 PM

Not Ree, I know her well, this was an older woman and not Kathy Mitchell either.

"Farmhouse Rules" with Nancy Fuller?

I don't think it's Sandra Lee (blonde) though the food sounds like hers. Maybe Sandra went red in one of her seasons...



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#281 CatPoet

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

That looks like her, but with a bit more red hair.  

 

I did see Sandra Lee this morning, heck knows what channel they are trying to get me to add to my channel list because it only weird cooking programs and  religious stuff.


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