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#1 chookpea

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

So did anyone watch tonight?  TBH I hit the fast forward button a fair bit.  It'll be interesting to see who the top 24 will be.  
They said they are going "back to basics" this year.  I hope so, can live without all the (manufactured) drama!

#2 RogerRabbit

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

I did although getting a bit bored towards then end, and those "tasters" in the middle of the ad's were silly. The main thing I couldn't stand about masterchef last year, was how much they repeated things after the break, I know all reality shows do this but theirs was over done! Hopefully they will tone it down this year or I will be turning it off again.

#3 senimili

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

Too slow, too boring, too many repeat sections, one time they came back for a split second and went to another bunch of ads and by showing preview of what is coming up next, they spoiled some of who was going through.  Not sure if I will watch this season.

#4 Chchgirl

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

I watched but am bored with the voice now! I find masterchef more interesting once they whittle down the top 50..

#5 tres-chic

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

I love MC. I think it has a spirit of generosity towards contestants lacking from almost all other reality TV series which just seem to encourage people to make tw*ts of themselves.

I get sick of the posturing of the three hosts but do genuinely get behind the contestants.

The reptition is awful though, agreed, truly redundant.

It'll get more interesting when we get into the house and know who the top 24 is. A really interesting group of people though. I'm on board.

#6 chookpea

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

The dish that won the challenge...yum!  The corn looked soooo good, I was salivating!
Felt really bad for the girl who dropped her chicken on the floor.  That must have been pretty frustrating.

#7 jaskat

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE (chookpea @ 07/05/2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The dish that won the challenge...yum!  The corn looked soooo good, I was salivating!
Felt really bad for the girl who dropped her chicken on the floor.  That must have been pretty frustrating.

So why didn't she just chop the chicken in half and only serve the top?  All of TV land saw that it only hit the floor on the bottom....or am I being completely gross?

And please... can they bring in a new dealbreaker?  ANYbody who gets teary or cries is booted immediately! Or at the very least, edited out. Along with the next person who says their dream is to open a little restaurant.  In fact, spot prize to the first person who says they are there to get rich and famous off the back of a reality cooking show.

Other than that, loving it original.gif

#8 chookpea

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (jaskat @ 07/05/2012, 09:40 PM)
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So why didn't she just chop the chicken in half and only serve the top?  All of TV land saw that it only hit the floor on the bottom....or am I being completely gross?


I thought the same thing.  They tried the roast chicken dish which wasn't cooked through, which I thought was worse!  The bone was still red raw sick.gif

#9 tres-chic

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (jaskat @ 07/05/2012, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And please... can they bring in a new dealbreaker?  ANYbody who gets teary or cries is booted immediately! Or at the very least, edited out. Along with the next person who says their dream is to open a little restaurant.  In fact, spot prize to the first person who says they are there to get rich and famous off the back of a reality cooking show.

Other than that, loving it original.gif


Gold. 100% behind those sentiments.  smile1.gif

#10 Scootaloo

Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

I loved it when they said to the 18 year old that if food and cooking were his dream, why didn't he just go and sign up for an apprenticeship, at 18 he was young enough to do that, and Gary answered 'because this is easier'

And yes, it is so very unrealistic for all them to really hope that they could open a little restaurant/bar/cafe rolleyes.gif

Jen

#11 Bel Rowley

Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE (jaskat @ 07/05/2012, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So why didn't she just chop the chicken in half and only serve the top?  All of TV land saw that it only hit the floor on the bottom....or am I being completely gross?

I totally agree! But I'm a follower of the 5 second rule, I would have happily eaten any of that chicken and I reckon the judges would've too if they weren't on TV wink.gif.

I had Kevi pegged as the winner as soon as he said what he was going to cook. It sounded and looked amazing, and he seems to have a really great personality for TV which I'm sure helps his cause.

#12 jenjams

Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

I knew straight away last night that Kevin was going to get that apron as he was the one who was interviewed the most during the show.  I do want to try his chook with can stuck up clacker though!
I am just waiting for that fish challenge they showed continuously on the ads leading up to MC.  Especially that woman who scaled the salmon in a very interesting way!

#13 FionaM

Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

even my DD (who is nearly 9) said the same thing about cutting off the bottom of the chicken.
have no idea why she didnt do that ??

bring on the top 24, the top 50 is boring....



#14 Cheryl_v

Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

They probably have a list of health and safety rules they have to follow.  I can tell you if I was eating in a restaurant and I knew my chicken had hit the floor where lots of people had been walking but the chef had decided to just cut the bottom off and serve it to me I would be furious.

#15 xx1stxx

Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

All i could see was big blobs of sweat drippng down 'chook can guy's' nose right over where he was plating up, i would rather eat the chicken that had hit the floor!

#16 peking homunculus

Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'm enjoying MC so far. I love the diversity in the contestants. MC has always had a good mix of people, but it seems even more so in this season.

Amina is my favourite so far. That Alexandrian Snapper looked delicious

#17 PixieVee

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

I like Amina too. She is a great cook but she also seems super sweet.

I like Yukio purely for his reaction for getting in to the top 50. That made me tear up  unsure.gif he was just SO EXCITED!

I like Audra and Delvinda (sp?) as well.

#18 ~azure~

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE
I felt sorry for Filippo last night - his partner caused them to be so late getting back but she got through and he failed.

We thought the same, if she hadn't of made him late he would have had plenty of time to get his dish ready...So not fair....


#19 PixieVee

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE (~azure~ @ 09/05/2012, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We thought the same, if she hadn't of made him late he would have had plenty of time to get his dish ready...So not fair....


Although she had the same minimal time on return and made something amazing.

Also, it wasn't her fault. All he had to do was speak up.

#20 MuppetGirl

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

I was actually a bit annoyed that Amina made it through last night. It was her fault that Filippo didn't get to cook the dish he wanted and I was actually really frustrated that she ignored the big FISH sign and said it can't be there and made them drive off, wasting so much time.

She does seem sweet and lovely but she had no conisderation for him in that challenge.

I love Big Kev at the moment, his cider chicken looked awesome! So glad he got through.

I quite like the hairdresser guy too.

#21 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

I like Amina but I felt for Filippo last night not getting to make the dessert he wanted. She is obviously an amazing cook though, I'm happy for her.

Audra's tart looked absolutely amazing. I'm so going to try that.

#22 MuppetGirl

Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

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Although she had the same minimal time on return and made something amazing


She did make an amazing dish but I think that also came down to what they had purchased. She was lucky to have bought a fish that she could prepare a simple dish quite quickly where as he bought everything with his particular dessert in mind and couldn't really adapt it to a 30 minute meal.

They were restricted by what they purchased which worked for her, not for him.

I felt very sorry for him last night. I hope he goes through to win an apron.

#23 katbalou

Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (MahnaMahna @ 09/05/2012, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She did make an amazing dish but I think that also came down to what they had purchased. She was lucky to have bought a fish that she could prepare a simple dish quite quickly where as he bought everything with his particular dessert in mind and couldn't really adapt it to a 30 minute meal.

They were restricted by what they purchased which worked for her, not for him.

I felt very sorry for him last night. I hope he goes through to win an apron.

Exactly.  It is very hard to make a decent dessert in 45 minutes (that is complex enough to win a challenge).  Much easier to make a stunning fish dish.

I can't believe they didn't see that FISH sign!

#24 seayork2002

Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

I watched most of the UK oneS and all people I spoke to about iot over there all agree that the Australian one is so much better, which is true BUT!!!!  I hate the cliches and the "strategically placed products/names" (alright "plugging") and I agree with others once it gets towards the top 24 etc. it is much better.



#25 MuppetGirl

Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE (katbalou @ 09/05/2012, 10:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't believe they didn't see that FISH sign!


Filippo did see the sign, Aminas reply was "But it would say the name of the fish shop if it was them, there would be a sign saying Hutchens fish blah blah". He went running down to check anyway and she called him back and told him it wouldn't be down there and to come back and they would go look elsewhere for the shop.




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