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Master Chef 7/28

Well that was scripted and convenient

Super silly stuff

I probably won't watch anymore

(ok I probably will...)

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  1. Tonight I tested a drinking game where you take a shot every time Gordon says "Wow" when a team captain pics someone and now I need a new liver.

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    1. re: ennuisans

      Gordon (and Graham and Joe and the producers and the editors, for that matter), has been mailing it in since Season 2.

       
      1. re: ennuisans

        ennu, you're funny, you made me giggle

      2. A candy challenge. Really? Baking... candy.... boring.

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        1. re: Firegoat

          I agree enough with the desserts already!

        2. feature a cook that was a "back ground character" . Three episodes latter... pow if they are standing there they are gone... because we of course alllll thought it was going to be Cutter.

          1. Was this the be nice to everyone day? They didn't rip anyone a new a'hole - maybe because the theme of the day is love?

            I'm rather surprised that the blue team won by a land slide with that raw filet mignon. They didn't really discuss what sucked on the red team, or was the diners that sucked?

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            1. re: Worldwide Diner

              I wondered that too. But I think beef is just preferred over rice.

              1. re: Worldwide Diner

                At least nobody tried to make a bunch of red/pink heart-shaped dishes.

                I was surprised too. That beef was pretty raw. I can't believe that raw beef beat out lobster by such a huge margin.

                And I also missed the discussion of why the red team failed. There should be some discussion of why. How can they improve if they don't know what they did wrong?

                1. re: Worldwide Diner

                  Gordon saying Leslie's truffles looked like he shaped them with his armpits was pretty harsh. And gross. Does he have to keep going for the completely nasty comparison's this season (like "hairy bag" a few weeks ago?) Talk about losing my appetite.

                  I am seriously boggled that with an hour to cook, they served up such raw filet. Seriously? One person only had to cook the darn steaks, it ain't that hard to at least get them looking better than that.

                  1. re: sockii

                    Second time they have done steaks (on the beach)... pretty bad. I love rare meat but very few people do, (and fewer and fewer restaurants are even willing to serve it.) Try to order a rare burger.. .

                    1. re: cwdonald

                      I hear you. I love a quality steak really rare myself but I want a good sear to go along with a blue/rare interior (at home I'm doing them sous vide now with just a quick butter sear at the end.) Those just looked poorly executed.

                2. So it's a show that's only lightly about cooking. I realize that now. It's more like - we picked 30 home cooks to see who can follow a recipe the best. There have only been - what - 2 or 3 competitions where they got to make what they wanted. Truffles? Really?