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Knife Fight on Esquire TV

linguafood Oct 7, 2013 09:22 AM

I'm surprised nobody's commented on this show. Yes, it's yet *another* cooking competition and, from what I can tell so far, incredibly LA-centered.

That said, it does without the cheese & camp of ICA, supplies quality ingredients as opposed to Chopped, and the judges don't mince their words (pun intended).

It seems a bit heavy on the hipster cred, but I suppose that's a given these days.

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    HillJ Oct 7, 2013 12:09 PM

    I'm bummed you didn't see my original post.


    I guess that's what comes of adding a tv show OP to FM&N too soon before debut.

    I loved it!

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    1. re: HillJ
      linguafood Oct 7, 2013 12:25 PM

      Ah, yes. Neither the show nor the channel was on my radar in April.

      I enjoy it, too.

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      bear Oct 7, 2013 03:02 PM

      lingua or Hill, do you know if there are full episodes online? I can only find clips. Looks interesting.

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      1. re: bear
        linguafood Oct 7, 2013 03:10 PM

        I don't, sorry. Have you tried the Esquire (channel) website?

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          bear Oct 7, 2013 03:23 PM

          Thanks. Yes, I guess I'll just have to look around and be patient. Who knows, it may end up on hulu or on the Esquire site after it's been out for a while.

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          HillJ Oct 7, 2013 03:34 PM


          bear, only thru Esquire TV if you have cable access already and want to watch on PC. Full episodes are up thru the site, but they aren't free free.

          But if you open a free Side Reel account you can watch:


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            bear Oct 7, 2013 06:23 PM

            Thanks, HillJ! I appreciate the info and will check out the options. I'll report back if I find something workable.

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              HillJ Oct 7, 2013 07:29 PM

              Appreciate it, bear.

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          thimes Oct 10, 2013 11:29 AM

          I've seen the ads and thought maybe. But the recent ads make it seem like some sort of fight club hipster insanity. I am not sure I'll watch unless people say I have to check it out. I'm getting a little over watching people who "believe their own press".

          1. mattstolz Oct 24, 2013 08:18 PM

            i started recording this show last week. i really like it a lot. WAY more than chopped due to lack of (totally) ridiculous ingredients. IMO its the best of the non-series cooking shows out there right now (because top chef is still the best overall)

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