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Sep 8, 2008 10:10 AM

Feasting on Waves

Anyone watch? What did you think?

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  1. I preferred Feasting on Asphalt, but this wasn't bad. This program struck me as having to be very subtle and nuanced if they want to differentiate themselves from week to week.

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    1. re: Phaedrus

      I agree with Phaedrus, much prefer Feasting on Asphalt but I did enjoy the 1st episode.Maybe because I'm a motorcyclist and can relate more. I've always liked Mr Brown and he has good taste in motorcycles so I'll keep watching the wave shows.

    2. Oh man I completely forgot about it. I was having a Dog Whisperer DVD marathon via my DVD player. Oh well, I'm sure it will be repeated some time this week or next weekend. I do love Alton's "Feasting" seriesl

        1. re: steve h.

          i wasn't crazy about it but i'll try it again hoping it's just gotta find its stride. the scenes where AB held the camera were kinda pointless. they would zoom in on something for a closer look, then purposefully blur the image so you felt you were seeing it thru alton-cam. while i love everything he's done to date, for the first time i thought he could have said less. he seemed a little frantic and i would agree with the other comment here that he needs a real vacation. no cameras.

          1. re: MaxCaviar

            hi max,
            love sailing the ec. life at five knots is very cool. my take is that ab just doesn't get it. pity, the place is chock-a-block full of good food, great sailing and cool stories. wish i could have planned his sailing/food itinerary. the story line would have been lots more fun for him and lots more interesting for viewers.

        2. The sugar cane segment was poorly filmed. Half the shot was taken from such a distance that it didn't hold my attention and is it my imagination or does Alton appear to need a REAL vacation. He really looks over-cooked!

          1. I liked it -- I think it highlights Alton's skills and appeal at their best. He's good with downhome local chefs, brings out their heart and sentiment without being condescending. But I do agree that four episodes (I've only seen the first) all confined to the Carribean does not promise the variety and quest that the coast-to-coast along Highway 66 (Feasting on Asphalt 1) or up the Mississippi (2) provided as a journey and premise.