My Kitchen Rules
Posted Feb 16, 2010 @ 7:35 PM
Of the new couples, some interesting dynamics there. I like the divorced couple and how they disagreed on a few things. Overall the couples seem nicer, though the WA girls were rather annoying. I was wondering in the segment where they introduced every couple, whether those girls routinely cook in lingerie because that's what it looked like. Yes I'll admit I'm shallow but those skimpy white clothes were so distracting!
Also, while Pete comes across as a lovely guy, his voice is so monotonous that it always sounds like he is reading cue cards. I remember his cooking show with Channel 9 years ago (when his show replaced Geoff Jansz's) and being struck by how devoid of personality he seemed, just from his expressionless voice. But he makes up for it with those eyes...
Posted Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:24 AM
I am missing the original 5 couples though
Haha I loved the little comment by the narrator tonight about the yam/taro substitution: "fortunately, taro and yam are such similar vegetables this menu subsitution does not cause a problem". It was so quick and it sounded like it was added as an afterthought. Glad to know that there are rules that must be followed, it would be nice if we knew what they were.
Edited by Ryana, Feb 23, 2010 @ 4:42 AM.
Posted Feb 23, 2010 @ 4:57 AM
My thoughts exactly. And i find Manu very very sexy.
I'm still hanging in there. Can't get interested enough to snark, but I'm just a sucker for a cooking show.
Ugh, why so much seafood?!
Posted Feb 23, 2010 @ 9:05 PM
I also miss the first group of people. Back to women's curling now...
Posted Feb 28, 2010 @ 12:33 AM
I'm sorry, it just doesn't get any funnier than that.
Posted Feb 28, 2010 @ 1:45 AM
I am still confused about the lack of laying out the rules, budgets, progress of the competition and prizes. Quite bizarre.
Posted Feb 28, 2010 @ 5:17 AM
I just love the levels of outraged middle-class entitlement displayed in the comments quoted in that article. They're all like, "Channel 7 should repay me for the ingredients I bought because I got embarrassed at my dinner party."
To those people I say what I have screamed at so many a My Kitchen Rules contestant: "Don't make something for a dinner party that you haven't tried beforehand!!!"
Although I did find those comments very good for a laugh.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 @ 5:49 AM
I'm loving all the fairy lights though. Do production suppply those?
I enjoyed watching Holly and Grace tonight, I think they did well and I was impressed with their organisation. I did wonder how they worked out the sizing for all the thongs though.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 @ 10:13 AM
There's a lot of manufactured drama - I never believed for a second that the scores for the semi-finalists Mossy & Gabe and Holly & Grace were that close. So M&G's menu was confused, nationality-wise. So what? At least they didn't serve raw rhubarb. And I'm sorry, the way H&G plated that risotto was nasty. Sweet girls, though (and, contrary to the judges, I think I would have rather liked their first entree of strawberry salad with grilled haloumi). Dug up Gabe's recipe for the coconut pie.
However, the worst thing I have ever seen on this show was Rowan and Sophia's first entree. He murdered a beautiful whole fish twice with the filleting and the cooking.
Mike: off-putting house for an off-putting man. Nicely decorated, however.
Pat and Mel: yay, you've contributed your soundbites (very fresh to rhyme kitchen and bitchin'). Now please get off my screen. I've a feeling they'll be the "upset" and boyfriends (come on now, guys) Clint and Noah will pull off a surprising victory. However, I had always been convinced (before the arrival of the 5 new teams which confused me) that they were gunning for a Mossy/Gabe vs. Pat/Mel finals. Good vs. Evil or whatever.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 @ 1:15 AM
I'm finding this show a real bore now. There's only so much excitement from watching these people cook. I thought this part of the competition would be quite different and they'd have to face challenges more like the "meat and 3 veg" challenge, rather than cooking a pre-planned 3 course meal (albeit with the time pressure).
Posted Apr 4, 2010 @ 3:37 AM
Posted Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:02 PM
I thought it was a little more pacey than season 1. And at least it looks like the completely confusing format of season 1 (how do teams get eliminated? what are they playing for?) has been toned down. But it isn't great is it?
We've also been watching the Oz version of Come Dine With Me on Foxtel. And if it's a good week of contestants, it's a much better show. It looks cheap as chips to make, and I find James Valentine's narration has a good light touch most of the time. My Kitchen Rules seems incredibly clunky in comparison.
I dunno, maybe MKR needs to work on casting harder? Other than hoping that Tas fails miserably since they seem rather nasty I feel pretty neutral about the contestants. I did go from positive feelings to negative about Vic last night after seeing how completely hopeless they were after talking a big game. But there's a bit of a charisma bypass in 11 out of 12 participants and Manu can't fill the void alone.
Posted Feb 2, 2011 @ 1:19 PM
I still like this show. I love watching them fail spectacularly after talking themselves up (like VIC did last night). She was a control freak that needed bringing down a peg or two. He seems nice enough. And really, who spends 40 mins in a dress up shop when you have limited time to cook for 12 people!
The girls from NSW were fantastic. Well, except for their mess of a dessert. I do wonder if the other teams were only saying their fish was overcooked to try to mark them down a little *adjusts tinfoil hat*
Posted Feb 7, 2011 @ 6:25 PM
It'll be interesting to see what the bitchy TAS couple do tonight!
Posted Feb 10, 2011 @ 1:19 AM
I hope Tasmania (aka Tas-complainia) got their comeuppance too. God they were so bitchy about poor South Australia.
Mind you, I can't believe that the South Australian couple did something for their dessert that they'd never done before! Mein gott!, do they know nothing?!
Posted Feb 14, 2011 @ 2:10 AM
SA did well. And Tas did better than I thought they would. The WA couple did really well, and ended up second on the ladder, which was great.
Posted Feb 15, 2011 @ 7:23 AM
Posted Feb 15, 2011 @ 8:25 AM
Didn't like the Qld couple's score being so low... especially after their poor performance! I call game play.
Hope the Tassie girls do well. I rather like them!
Posted Feb 16, 2011 @ 6:16 AM
She sure could do with a course in table manners.
After tonight's episode I am officially loathing the team from WA.... how pretentious is that daughter!
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Posted Feb 1, 2012 @ 6:16 PM
The scraping of cutlery on those tiles was hideous!
Posted Feb 1, 2012 @ 7:08 PM
And she sure can cook & I find her quite funny.
I thought after watching them cook it's her offsider I don't particularly like.
And I thought they should have given them a bit more for dessert just for trying so hard.
Bet we get stragic voting for the Kiwis.
Guy from Melb is horrible.
Can't wait to see the 2nd batch with the poncy gay guy and the sister from Vic look really nice.