New Cooking Food TV Shows for Summer – Rants!

Wow, there has been a bunch of new cooking/food TV series….not very impressed though.

I watched Rocco’s Dinner Party on Bravo the other night and wow, when did Rocco DiSpirito become so narcissistic and arrogant? Very disappointing. His attitude (down to facial expressions) was incredibly pretentious and snotty – I’ve never watched his “Restaurant” series, but I have heard that he was pompous and arrogant on that show as well. How sad. He was so down-to-earth and unassuming on the old “Melting Pot” cooking show (currently seen on The Cooking Channel) – what a shame he takes himself all too seriously!

Just finished watching the first episode of Extreme Chef (Food Network) on my DVR. Lord, how boring was this show! It’s kind of a cross between Chopped and The Amazing Race, but not as interesting. Why do producers feel that the public wants to watch judges that think they are better than everyone else? It’s getting so old!

I am enjoying the “Next Food Network Star” on Food Network though. Even though the judges are also arrogant and impossible to please. I enjoy most of the contestants, except for bitchy Penny. I can’t imagine who would want to watch a new cooking show hosted by someone so mean spirited. She has a permanent scowl on her face, and is always putting down the other contestants. You know if Giada was a contestant, she’d hate her too! Ha! Yes, I’m sure there are a lot of TV chefs that have bad attitudes behind the scenes, but their actions aren’t usually broadcast on a reality TV series. I just don’t understand her game plan. Be the biggest bitch possible and hope that they will give you a cooking show? She can’t be that stupid, there must be ulterior motives. Perhaps her idol is Tabatha from Tabatha’s Takeover.

I did start watching the 2nd season of Gordan Ramsey’s Master Chef, but I sort of lost interest. We didn’t watch this week, but hopefully maybe next week, we’ll get back into it. Again, pompous arrogant judges that expect perfect outcomes from impossible situations. It’s just frustrating! But I haven’t given up on this show just yet. We’ll see.

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