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FN Thanksgiving Live - Thoughts?

njmarshall55 Nov 20, 2012 11:35 AM

My immediate response to this show, which i caught earlier this week, was to turn it off quickly. The feverish pace which Alton Brown demonstrated on this show actually cause me to feel anxious and VERY unnerved. It was not an Iron Chef episode, so, IMHO, there was no need for that "mile-a-minute" approach to his emceeing. I was looking forward to watching it, but he totally turned me off to it.

Anyone else feel this way?

  1. iL Divo Nov 20, 2012 09:41 PM

    seemed a bit mish mosh and fast paced for me.

    1. alliegator Nov 21, 2012 08:56 AM

      It makes me feel antsy, as well. It feels a bit like watching a telethon.

      1. breadchick Nov 21, 2012 10:37 AM

        I saw most of it and it didn't impress me. I'm tired of Alton Brown, Rachel, Giada, Sunny, and now they have that western woman on there. Yawn.

        1. ennuisans Nov 21, 2012 11:52 AM

          I felt bad for the short shrift Sunny was given. OTOH I'm ready for Alton and Giada to get their own Regis and Kelly style show any day now.

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          1. re: ennuisans
            iL Divo Nov 21, 2012 02:09 PM

            "OTOH I'm ready for Alton and Giada to get their own Regis and Kelly style show any day now."

            shhh, don't say that too loud, they may hear you ;:-/

          2. Manassas64 Nov 21, 2012 02:26 PM

            Train wreck. I had no idea this was even on and someone posted on another forum that this is the second year they did this. I follow both Ree Drummond and Bobby Flay on twitter and Ree kept posting pictures and saying she was at the FN kitchen, but I thought she was just taping something.

            I hardly watch FN anymore unless its on tivo, so I guess I missed the promos.

            My favorite part: They did a big intro of Jeff Mauro who was never to be seen again. I think the tweeting/emailing thing didn't pan out because next thing you know, Ree is sitting down with her laptop rallying her internet troops.

            1. d
              dolly52 Nov 21, 2012 07:43 PM

              Not a Good Thing

              1. Sarah Nov 21, 2012 10:45 PM

                Watched it off and on -- was surprised by the lack of useful info provided and gimmicky people's polls re courses for the chefs to cook. Giada was a distraction with her silly cackling and shrillness.

                1. p
                  Phoebe Nov 22, 2012 01:34 PM

                  Only saw part of it. Seemed like most of them started drinking waaaaaaaay too early!

                  1. d
                    dolly52 Nov 24, 2012 04:32 AM

                    doubt it if any of the audience got any real help or tips in cooking preparing the Thanksgiving meal. To me they were just plain silly

                    1. Njchicaa Nov 24, 2012 04:39 AM

                      I didn't learn anything new but I enjoyed it. It was way more relaxed than last year's show. At any rate it was better than watching DDD shows for two hours straight.

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                      1. re: Njchicaa
                        iL Divo Nov 24, 2012 09:23 AM

                        " it was better than watching DDD shows for two hours straight."
                        where we live, our satelite tv shows like 112 of DDD in a row.
                        I'm always thinking "really?"

                        1. re: iL Divo
                          alliegator Nov 24, 2012 09:37 AM

                          Haha! Maybe it's some sort of social experiment to see how long it takes for people to chuck their tv sets out the window?

                          1. re: alliegator
                            coney with everything Nov 26, 2012 05:51 AM

                            Maybe it's the satellite feed to Guantanamo. TALK, damn you.

                          2. re: iL Divo
                            Njchicaa Nov 24, 2012 10:01 AM

                            Yesterday they showed DDD for 9 hours in a row except for one half hour. It's like they WANT me to not watch their channel.

                            1. re: iL Divo
                              fldhkybnva Nov 26, 2012 07:37 AM

                              Same here! Most nights it's non-stop DDD and the same re-runs will cycle for hours.

                          3. Uncle Bob Nov 24, 2012 10:00 AM

                            Three minutes....tops, and I was out of there!

                            1. coney with everything Nov 26, 2012 05:55 AM

                              No Ann Burrell. And she's not on NIC: Redemption. What's up with that?

                              She was one of the few people who actually shows how to cook...who would want that on a show about Thanksgiving cooking?

                              1. k
                                kengk Nov 26, 2012 05:57 AM

                                We had it on for a little while as background noise more than anything. Did not seem particularly interesting to me.

                                1. chicgail Nov 26, 2012 07:10 AM

                                  No thoughts. Just a big yawn.

                                  1. c
                                    cher99 Nov 28, 2012 07:00 PM

                                    Was anyone else distracted by the constant background conversations going on, mostly between Bobby Flay and Alex G., especially during the drink segment?

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