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Master Chef 6/20, spoilers

Okay I'm not even watching this show but had a couple comments after catching 30 min of it last nite. Yes Joe B. comes off as a total dick. And yes, that young kid is full of himself but he sure cooked a great French dish. Some did surprisingly well, but I was shocked the woman with the three "soups" wasn't in the bottom 3. As Joe pointed out, it wasn't soup consistency at all, more like dips. Didn't really hear the whole review of the handsome guy's food other than the flour in the mashed was a complete misfire. I was hoping the meat would save him. Do all the judges taste the dishes? I assume yes and they just show one person to save time. Ugh, when Joe goes up there and just gives a dirty look and turns around, annoying. But does this show really need to be 2 hours? I guess it does when they end each segment before the commercial with a big pause, you know, to keep you on the edge of your seats. Well hopefully people will watch Raising Hope after the Tues. editions, it's a very cute and amusing show.

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  1. It's hard for me to swallow the excessive displays of hubris on the show; from the arrogant and insecure 18-year old to the pompous Joe B. The show feels like food that wasn't fried at the right temperature....saturated in fat and unpalatable.

    1. Joe b and mighty Max are going to drive me away from this show. I also think it's intersting that this post has been up for a while and very few have posted. Maybe no ones watching or if they are they don't care enough to post.

      jb

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      1. re: JuniorBalloon

        i love this show

        for one, it shows people with merit yelling at people who suck. Nothing like listening to Gordon Ramsay yelling at the proles that their standards are too low to brighten my day. America is dying partly because it's built on a foundation of 'my unedumacated ideas have as much merit as your informed one.' so anything that shows the reverse is good. since 3/4's of idiot america stares at television for 8 hours a day, they might as well watch something that encourages good taste.

        for another, it's a great expose on both the mental health problems in America, and class issues that are normally repressed in the media. "my parents made me become a neural engineer and when i told them i wanted to cook they said 'you want to be a servant?'" this kind of classism and narcissistic projection of self worth onto children is endemic and motivates so many problems in the world. "my parents are so rich joel robuchon cooked my infant formula. i never worked a minute in my life and i'm still better than all of you." hahaha. Gordon saying "I'm not rich like your parents, i had to get the experience by working super hard. so i should resent you, but i care about results, so i don't."

        finally, i love joe B. Joe's facial expression of "this would be delicious if it weren't for the fact breathing the same air as you for even a minute drenches my nostrils in your stink so bad i can barely taste it." even when he likes the food. Joe finding food that sucks and going after the people who made it the same way a psychopathic toddler with a magnifying glass goes after an anthill on a sunny day. He absolutely humiliated the woman who cooked those soups. when he tasted those potatoes with flour, you could tell he was thinking about the good old days when Romans were allowed to throw servants into tanks of man eating eels that were later served (by extremely motivated servant cooks) as delicacies.

        what's not to love?

        (please calibrate sarcasm detectors before responding)

        1. re: TheFoodEater

          Applause, applause, applause. Very nicely done. :)

          jb

          1. re: TheFoodEater

            "my parents are so rich joel robuchon cooked my infant formula."

            Heh heh.

            1. re: DavidPalmer

              still, the young kid does seem to be a good cook.

              1. re: smartie

                I thought Max's team would win for sure when it went down to the last dish, cookie vs. fruit. Was the cookie terrible or are all those diners on a diet? The kid can indeed cook but he's apparently lazy and/or lacking in common sense, throwing burgers on a dirty tray with walnts.

          2. re: JuniorBalloon

            I was surprised too since people responded to the first "I'm watching MC". I didn't see it last nite and as I said, it's not for me. Maybe a few more people decided that. I kind of like not cooking shows on the agenda, esp. with Rescue Me and Entourage starting up soon.

          3. I'm watching, in the absence of Top Chef. I have to admit that the arrogance of some of the competitors is driving me crazy. It looks like they already consider themselves superstars.

            1. It's okay... sure, some of the contestants seem to have tickets on themselves, but they'll either have to prove that they live up to them, or else the truth will out... it's an adequate hour's entertainment when you zap all the ad-breaks.

              1. This show is such a fake. Take a look at this screen cap taken from teh opening credits. How big is that crowd?

                http://i.imgur.com/maWde.jpg

                jb

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                1. re: JuniorBalloon

                  I may well be a total meathead, but what's your point?

                  1. re: chicgail

                    If you look at the pic it is not a crowd of people. It is a cut and paste job, the same person shows up in multiple places. It's faked, like this show.

                    jb

                    1. re: JuniorBalloon

                      LOL! I did not see that at first - as the producers had hoped.