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Old 06-18-12, 09:39 AM
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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As the show makes painfully clear they're more interested in personalities than cooking chops so a guy like Eric who could cook circles around most of the others but had no star appeal was doomed from the start.
Eric needs to be on Hell's Kitchen.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Martie made brief mention of her show concept on this ep... Martie Party. Really Martie? Really?
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Linkie should have given more thought to what she was going to make. She got talked into churros and mexican hot chocolate not knowing how to make either. And then when it came time to produce she was screwed. Not that I think she was good enough to make it to the end and it does even up the teams so maybe that was the point all along.
That Alton's group won was a no brainer. They've gotten rid of the chaff and now they have the superstars.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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Definitely seems like it's Justin's competition to lose. I can also see Michelle and Emily at the end with him.
Agreed.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Originally Posted by LiquidSky View Post
I like the retro 1950s gal and the nerd dude. I also like Michelle but she needs to get back to being relaxed in front of people. Her hair is too similar to Chef Ann.

Sorry to see Mr. Hand-Crafted go. I'll be his food is delicious.
Originally Posted by mugwump View Post
As the show makes painfully clear they're more interested in personalities than cooking chops so a guy like Eric who could cook circles around most of the others but had no star appeal was doomed from the start.
Yeah, I liked Hand-Crafted Eric but it was pretty obvious that he wasn't going to last.

Originally Posted by misterchimpy View Post
Definitely seems like it's Justin's competition to lose. I can also see Michelle and Emily at the end with him.
I like those three as well
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Originally Posted by mugwump View Post
As the show makes painfully clear they're more interested in personalities than cooking chops so a guy like Eric who could cook circles around most of the others but had no star appeal was doomed from the start.
Eric is more suited for the Cooking Channel, honestly. Food Network has become more about competition shows and those that teach you how to do things quickly in the kitchen. "Hand-crafted" (a very pretentious term, I may add) stuff is far too much work for the casual home cook who just wants a meal and to get in and out of the kitchen in as little time possible.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

So much for our praise of Emily. Those wheels came off in a hurry.

Nikki is like those Survivor Exile Island contestants who keep knocking off the competition to stay alive.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

What did Emily expect? They tell her this week is about personal experiences and her response is "I don't want to talk about my life, I'm just gonna fake it."

You don't focus on the retro era the way she has without something bad happening to you and its traumatic enough you're more or less hiding yourself way in the era of the 50's. And then you want to go on TV and make a cooking show out of that?

She was doomed from the start on this task.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

I'm still going to miss her. I would have no interest in watching most of these people's shows. Hoping Justin wins.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Justin is great, but he looks like he's wearing an entire stick of Cherry Chap-Stick in every close-up.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
Justin is great, but he looks like he's wearing an entire stick of Cherry Chap-Stick in every close-up.
Yes. I can't stand his lip gloss. Wish he'd stop. He's definitely running away with the show though. Always seems to make interesting dishes.

Sorry to see Emily go. Really loved her until this past episode. She really came off like she's got a dark side she's hiding. Up until now she was bright and fun. She seemed a little spooky this time out.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

That retro girl seems really messed up. She's obviously using her obsession for a decade that she never lived through as an escape from something that happened to her in the past. Lip gloss guy is pretty much the only real option to win the show, I like the weird stuff he comes up with each week.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Justin is good but I wouldn't count our Michelle or Martita just yet. They are looking to be the final 3.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

It's nice to see that they place a higher importance on being able to tell a personal story than leaving 30 seconds' worth of dead air.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Well let's be honest here, do you tune in to a cooking show to learn how to prepare a particular dish or to know about the star's background and habits??...oh, wait...if I wanted to know about their personal life I would tune in to Entertainment Weekly or some such...?
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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Justin is good but I wouldn't count our Michelle or Martita just yet. They are looking to be the final 3.
Martita does not interest me although she seems like a nice person. I would actually watch a show featurng Justin or Michelle.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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It's nice to see that they place a higher importance on being able to tell a personal story than leaving 30 seconds' worth of dead air.
The dead air did land her in the elimination round, and if they were just going on that (don't remember if they said), Emily was worse.

The dead air was one of the biggest fails in this show's run, though.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

I am definitely rooting for Justin and would enjoy watching a cooking show featuring him, even if I never attempted to make a dish of his, just to see what crazy concoctions he comes up with! I doubt I could ever convince my family to try a peanut butter filled date with duck and nori flakes!?!?
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Another vote for the Justin dude. Martita annoyed the shit out of me.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Glad Michelle didn't get the boot. She and Justin are the only two I like. I would never watch Nicki's "Grill Next Door" show. She's too fake.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

Not sure what is up with Nikki's face--too much cosmetic surgery?

Michelle's departure would have confirmed the DVD Talk jinx
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

For some reason I just don't care for Michelle.

I did catch Maarti's new show over the weekend. It was awful. Does she still do her Maarti's Party show?
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

$20,000 gift card??? I hope Ippe's got some cash on hand to pay the taxman. Not sure you could even sell something that big for anything close to its value. And it would take years to spend that much money at Target.

Personally, I would have given it Justin for trying to kill Paula Deen.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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Personally, I would have given it Justin for trying to kill Paula Deen.
I absolutely loved seeing his dry reaction to her being on set. For once, someone didn't gush all over her. It would have been even better had someone stated they can't stand her.
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Re: Food Network Star -- Season 8 Thread -- Premieres May 13, 2012

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$20,000 gift card??? I hope Ippe's got some cash on hand to pay the taxman. Not sure you could even sell something that big for anything close to its value. And it would take years to spend that much money at Target.
I kind of wondered that myself, -you could probably buy one of everything at Target and not hit $20,000.

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