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Nolene, Clarissa and Kelty - prize chumps. They all seem a lot less likeable than usual.
my mum loves it, though
my mum loves it up her
my mum loves it in her
Don't like the way they've messed with the format, no 50 people auditioning. Straight to the mind numbingly cheesy title sequence which is worse than ever. Battle of the sexes. Audience for the masterclass. So far no mystery boxes or anything like that.
A lot of them seem really shit as well. Irish mushy peas man is a joker. Australian Kenny Powers is dogshit too. Nolene is really smug.
I still love it of course.
a massive dick but I hope he sticks around for a while.
I'm a posh pom is pretty annoying too.
Fat Japanese Rick Stein is ok, now he's laying off the mozzarella foam.
I think battle of the sexes will be over by the end of the week.
Kenny Powers is great value. Posh pom is pretty fake and that story about the queen was bollocks. Fat Japanese Stein is Indonesian and was a massive helmet in the first challenges.
I missed the first one on Sunday.
japanese food and won't stop banging on about eating a cobra heart.
Nice to see Beth Tweddle is going to make pasta in every single round. Token headscarf woman is not as good as token headscarf woman with the same name from the last series. Sufjan Stevens seems to be a cowboy and token vintage woman wore a bandana over her cap.
greg wallace has really bad teeth. why wouldn't he get them fixed? seems odd
maybe 4/5 of the 'worst ever dishes on masterchef' served in the last week. especially liked them spitting out liver.
Nolene is a bad one, as is neck beard and mushy pea man. lot of hot young surf dude types this year too, mr S is already moaning at the lack of good looking girls he can think about while I subject him to 7 hours a week of it
still I DO love an elimination (double), especially as it looks like they all breakdown, so emotional...
Everyone else in the elimination is a nob so it's win win.
it's a lonely place in here.
Vern's a bit of a nob, isn't he?
am a few episodes behind, saw Pip go last night...meh
Heaven and Hell week..hmmm, presume every week will be themed, which doesn't seem to allow much opportunity for them to cook in a way that displays their talents.
no obvious winner is there?
When looking into when this series starts I saw it. Very annoying.
I'm bang up to date after doing a double last night (squeezed two episodes into an hour without the credits, ads, recaps etc) so i will keep schtum.
I had to keep it quiet though as Mr S would never have let me dedicate 6 hours a week to it if he knew I knew the outcome! It made it odd to watch but interesting in that you actually did recognise how Andy developed rather than being the outright favourite from start.
made me remember how VERY ANGRY Aidan got last year/year before?
none of them this year have got that killer instinct, and now beardneck man has faced rejection twice.
what a croc
they all seem pretty dogshit really and yep Vern is quite annoying.
they seemed to suggest he would. That's really rubbing it in. I hope he does.
Also, couldn't they get ten contestants back? We'll get rid of one of you immediately because you can't pound spices quick enough.
the opera singing one didn't return, although her and Noelene would make entertaining partners
but Dubai REALLY? is it renowned for it's cuisine?
weeparama again on the knockout bit - Lynton has the sob story beyond all sob stories huh?
was it even worth getting on the plane?
Etihad or Emirates paid them a squillion bucks.
Kelty GONE - off to make dinner at 8, quite warmed to him in the end, like an embarrassing uncle. Nice to see them all reunited with their kids too, don't think I could leave mine for a weekend let alone the months this goes on for
Lucy GONE - WOOHOO...and on a dessert challenge, off to make mediocre cupcakes. She was no Kylie.
Still think Rishi or Emma are looking good.
Also, how cold is it up on the balcony? They all wear coats and scarves - must be icy?
I REALLY hate samira. Really hate her. I'm right though, right?
disgraceful stuff. And whenever they have a Masterclass and it is just punters loads of them are standing around in their coats. Coats are not for indoors you Aus scum!
between the door and their awaiting black cars are they?
Nice to see a bit of Northern 'pull yourself togetherness' in the hardest challenge EVA last night. But they had loads of time to prep surely? They arrived when it was still dark for a lunchtime service, they are never going to make it as real chefs huh?
Rishi is so pleased with himself, and I with him
If Samira wins I might go a bit crazy.
You get to choose the protein!
Oh, I'm guaranteed to win then.
Probably get proven wrong tonight.
Finale is on Thursday.
I never go out and the one time I do it clashes with the goddamn finale. RARARGHGHGHGHG
still that's Friday night sorted
Constantly blames other people for her fuckups, has no self-awareness, sulks like a massive dickhead. Had a *huge* huff in that last service challenge.
Also: constant use of the passive tense, as unable to take responsibility far anything. That last box test where she did poussin, was it? "My meat wasn't cooked through as the over had been set to only bottom heat."
NO SAMIRA, BECAUSE *YOU* SET IT TO ONLY BOTTOM HEAT ARRGHDFIOFNDOWEN
For fear of such accusations I avoided also going on about how all she ever fucking does is some very slight variation on middle eastern flavours but boy oh boy is that becoming extremely clear also
I'm definitely not a racist either as I really liked Marion
at this point tell me the opera one wasn't white and I might have to admit just being a horrific racist tbh
er are we cool with spoilers?
man now I am anxious, Rishi better not have gone out
and then finale tomorrow. Don't take my word for it.
apart from the masterclass last night.
They really are all a bit shit aren't they, did enjoy the strategy of cuisine vs protein though.
Masterclass was the painful one where they do a mystery box for the judges!!!
Last year's winner and his Tazzy mate do a dish in it though.
it seems to have improved at least to the point where I'm not consciously in pain of how shite it is all the way through each episode.
Apparently the ratings were dreadful to the point they've promised to cancel all the spin-offs next season to concentrate on the main show.
A show called My Kitchen Rules absolutely caned it; apparently US and UK versions are both in development. Hmm, interesting...
thought the final challenge was a bit weak and was hoping for a Adriano Zumbo special. Glad they were the final two, though neither were brilliant.
I though that dessert was pretty ropey really. Just because it came in a box and had a stencil over the top of it...
It was a bit rubbish that the whole thing came down to how thin a meringue someone made. Not sure how she scored straight nines with dodgy presentation and a shit granita.
Flakiest winner imaginable, had a breakdown in every service challenge. Masterchef? Pah!
(I shouldn't take it so personally)
and normally you can cut through these things to see all the layers but this was just all dolloped into a glass bowl, rubbish. I didn't mind either of them winning but thought the straight 9's after getting a few bits wrong was a bit dodgy.
bit of an anticlimax really wasn't it? was hoping to a zumbo too...
still hope Lynton is happy with his Alfa Romeo, and the others with their generous gifts from American Express
Emma, predictably crying - she surely wouldn't last 10 minutes in a professional kitchen
he got 100,000 dollars, book deal and alfa romeo
was it alfa romeos when they had to drive round all those farms squashing grapes and milking goats, think so? corporate sponsor ahoy
think a cook your best 3 course menu like they do on masterchef uk would have been better...
for some reason I just thought Lynton had won..maybe as he was more deserving
he got 20000 dollars
lynton just got $20k?
was a bit harsh talking about how that was going to change her life when jobless, whellchair-sister lynton was right there next to her...
made me confused
that the most marketable involved always wins. Everyone involved seems to have been frothing for Lynton from the start.
wtf was the point of hanging the whole thing on a technical challenge? pah