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katisha66

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Posted Jan 31, 2010 @ 5:36 PM

One for the MasterChef junkies, methinks, and clever to program it now before that starts up again. Anyone going to watch? Official site.
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Posted Jan 31, 2010 @ 8:56 PM

They were giving out wooden spoons with My Kitchen Rules written on them in the Sydney CBD this morning. Insert your own "Wooden Spoon Award" joke here.
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Posted Feb 1, 2010 @ 3:37 PM

Hmm. I don't know about this one. It was all about the drama and not about the food. How did they choose their menu to start with? If you were choosing your menu, wouldn't you choose seasonal items so that you aren't going to the market frantically looking for something that's not there or not satisfactory? Why wouldn't you start cooking the potatoes while prepping your entree? Why oh why???
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Posted Feb 1, 2010 @ 4:24 PM

Well, that was boring. Very slow and dull, plus: "tonight our menu will be steak and mash, and a basic cheesecake". Wow, that's a revolutionary meal! That's what will get people switching from MasterChef.

Edited by Fipe, Feb 2, 2010 @ 2:15 AM.

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Posted Feb 1, 2010 @ 7:17 PM

I reckon this has potential... I enjoyed it last night. Pete Evans and a French accent helped!

I loved My Restaurant Rules though so perhaps I'm just grasping onto anything vaguely similar.
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Posted Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:03 AM

This looks like a bad copy of Come Dine with Me. Only it has two extra judges. How many episodes until it gets axed or shafted to 11:30pm ?
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Posted Feb 2, 2010 @ 5:11 AM

How many episodes until it gets axed or shafted to 11:30pm ?


I think a few, since it's on twice a week. Gee, have they not heard about oversaturation? (Although Channel Ten haven't gotten that memo either because biggest loser is on every single weeknight!)

Edited by Ryana, Feb 2, 2010 @ 5:13 AM.

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Posted Feb 2, 2010 @ 6:20 AM

God, aren't they an awful group of people. That NSW Cop and the QLD girls aren't bad, but the rest are absolute bitches.

It's not endearing at all.

Plus, having the other teams judge really isn't fair.
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Posted Feb 2, 2010 @ 7:56 AM

I've only seen the first episode but I want to do horrible things to the WA and SA teams with my Furi knives already!

What horrid people!

Do you think they feel stupid after giving 5's when the actual professionals give 7's and 8's????

I liked the NSW team.. and don't mind the QLD girls....... have no opinion whatsoever about the VIC boys!

Fun show though... but a bit drawn out!

I'd be cranky if I had to wait for the judges to eat before I could start!

Now I want cheesecake! LOL
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misgabi

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Posted Feb 2, 2010 @ 7:56 AM

I've only seen the first episode but I want to do horrible things to the WA and SA teams with my Furi knives already!

What horrid people!

Do you think they feel stupid after giving 5's when the actual professionals give 7's and 8's????

I liked the NSW team.. and don't mind the QLD girls....... have no opinion whatsoever about the VIC boys!

Fun show though... but a bit drawn out!

I'd be cranky if I had to wait for the judges to eat before I could start!

Now I want cheesecake! LOL
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Posted Feb 3, 2010 @ 2:36 AM

Thank Dog for Foxtel IQ and the fast forward button otherwise both of those episodes would have been intolerable. Even Manu's accent can't save this one for me.
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Posted Feb 3, 2010 @ 8:05 AM

I really wanna make porn with Manu. And I don't mean food porn.

I do, however, reserve the right to utilise food in said porn.

I really liked that they showed the Queensland girl having a foodgasm over the boys' chocolate cake. That was pretty much the only part of the show I could relate to.

Also, who knew that straight boys had a "signature dish"? And they haven't even (I'm assuming) been to culinary school. Those metrosexuals are really coming along in leaps and bounds, aren't they? Next thing you know, they'll be discussing the relative merits of Olivia de Havilland vs. Joan Fontaine.

Edited by D291173, Feb 3, 2010 @ 8:06 AM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 2:04 AM

Saw the encore second episode (the Victorian twits, right?) on the weekend. Won't be back. Complete and utter dreck.
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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 5:11 AM

Gosh Mel is a bitch!!! I wish the editing gibbons would show us some of her redeeming features because all that's coming across is massive bitchiness.
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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 5:04 PM

I loved My Restaurant Rules, so gave this a go last night. How can a show be so utterly boring?
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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 7:15 PM

I'm hanging on until the bitchy South Australians get their turn. Please, dear Jebus, make them fuck it up completely!
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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 7:22 PM

Rexxy, that's what's keeping me watching, too! What a hateful pair! Though I have to admit Mel (?) looked very nice last night and I totally covet her green dress.

You know what's bugging me the most about this show? No one has explained the game to us! We know there's a time limit (only 3 hours to cook before the guests arrive), but is there a budget limit as well? What happens after this first round? What's the price? Or have these things been explained and I was day-dreaming or something?
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Posted Feb 8, 2010 @ 10:51 PM

As a latecomer who only watched the last ep it wasn't explained that I noticed, I had to look it up on Wikipedia. Format is each state competes, the two highest scores cook off against each other. Winner gets $100,000. Didn't see any mention of budget constraints etc, the only one seemed to be about not being able to start cooking until 3 hours before guests arrive.
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 12:18 AM

Thanks, Sydneyside. I suppose I should have checked Wikipedia before I asked, but that sort of thing should have been explained on air, right? That's the sort of thing that turns people off watching: when the format is not clear. I'll stick around till the end of the first round, but probably not any longer.
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 1:49 AM

Of course it should be on-air. It gets boring when the prize / format is constantly repeated, but it's usually in there somewhere. Next Top Model repeats it each week before judging, Project Runway has it on the front titles etc. For all one knew sitting down last night the couples were just getting together for a social occasion. I got sent out in an ad break to figure it out.
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 5:57 AM

WA crashes and burns after being hateful at every dinner party! LOL

My heart is skipping a beat that the even more hideous SA pair will do even worse!

Is that wrong?

Don't care..... it costs nothing to be gracious to people who have you to their home for dinner.. even in a reality TV competition.... I give you Mossy and his wife as exhibit A!!!

Booooo SA!!!!!!
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 7:15 AM

Is that wrong?

Nup, our lounge is there with you.
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 6:19 PM

I just don't understand the time problems they are having. Surely, if you knew about this even a few days in advance, you'd spend the money, invite 10 friends around, and do an exact run through. And if they don't have 10 friends (I'm looking at you, WA and SA), just invite your family and neighbours for a free feed.
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Posted Feb 9, 2010 @ 9:20 PM

I completely agree - and for the prize money alone it would be worth the effort. I've gone back and watched the first two eps online (I guess that means I've been hooked - I think I am just watching to see the ones I don't like fail.) Mossy and Gabe were lovely people - and I think they were hedging doing a simple meal to start with. But a lot of people seem to have made some very elementary mistakes in conception when planning their meals and in sourcing their produce.

Edited by Sydneyside, Feb 9, 2010 @ 9:21 PM.

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Posted Feb 10, 2010 @ 4:41 AM

Surely, if you knew about this even a few days in advance, you'd spend the money, invite 10 friends around, and do an exact run through.


We've been saying exactly the same thing.

And wouldn't you be ringing your suppliers up in advance telling them that you will be arriving with a few TV cameras and it would be great if they could have the right quantity and quality of the ingredients you want on hand. I know my local butcher is always willing to take pre-orders for anything from a few sausages to sides of lamb, it helps in managing his stock.

I also think there should be a penalty for being late with a course. Otherwise what's the point of setting a three hour limit. Unless my eyes deceived me, the WA couple spent 7-7.5 hours doing their shopping. Did it really take that long to find some duck fat? Although they started cooking a half hour late they made up the time (and then added a ton more) by putting the meals out late.

Same with the Qld couple. From what I could tell, they spent their three hours preparation time making a panacotta and setting the table.
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Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 4:57 AM

In case this show wasn't confusing enough with its premise, now there are five more couples on the OS. Are we doing it again after the cook-off bit?

ETA Never mind, apparently we are doing it again, or so the OS just told me. I was wondering how they were going to drag it out over a full season.

Edited by Ryana, Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:01 AM.

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Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:16 AM

It's called 'make the rules up as you go along!' LOL

For one glorious minute I thought we would have teams from ACT, NT and TAS but alas it was not to be!

Still loved the stuff ups of the SA couple..... I don't think Mel can actually cook for all her big talk! Not peeling the broad beans... no idea about rissotto.... and he did all the actual cooking!

Hopefully they won't be quite as smug in next round! But then, they did win!

I think they needed some greens with that venison.
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Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:29 AM

I think they needed some greens with that venison.


Totally agree.

And wow, someone borrowed the set decorator from Masterchef. Is it just me, or was it very similar?
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Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 7:00 AM

Still loved the stuff ups of the SA couple... I don't think Mel can actually cook for all her big talk!

I particularly liked her outfit. Nothing says kitchenwear quite like an ENORMOUS MANE OF CHICKEN FEATHERS.
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Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 6:15 PM

Yes, I wondered how many Australorp rooster died to give her that. I realised midway through the dinner that I was definitely keener to see WA go because Marc is so incredibly unlikeable. His head-in-hands every time SA failed to stuff up was tv comedy gold - I haven't laughed so hard for months.

I felt incredibly disheartened to see another 5 couples. Give us the premise and more or less stick to it please.
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