Just to clear up what I originally said, I do appreciate the food networks ability to introduce new ideas, cuisines, ingredients. Because of their big budgets, wide spread popularity and 24/7 availability, I am able to see so many things. But for me personally, the pbs shows just seem to sit better with me. Im not sure Id consider myself someone who doesnt like change, as Im always looking for something new to try. But in my opinion, I just dont like the catchy phrases, and cult like followings. I dont like feeling like I should like someone just because they are popular, bring in good ratings, or their face pops up everywhere you look, as if they are trying to force-feed you their informative crap. That said, I feel you can learn something from anyone or any situation, and I prefer to watch a cooking show, than some of the stupid sitcoms that are just copying the old classic sitcoms, just with new characters.
But what I find kinda funny ( especially when watching 'the next food network star' or whatever it is called), is that in one breath, they tell these people to be themselves and portray their own style and philosophy about cooking, yet when they do this, they get criticized for being boring, not taking risks .... And when they do take the risks, or try to reach out of their comfort zone, they get eliminated off, or reprimanded by the judges for not sticking to their true selves. The hippocracy drives me crazy. Every episode shows this, and I feel like slapping the judges every time I see it.
Id also love to see some of those nasty , mr/mrs know it all judges try some of these challenges themselves, and see how well they do.
Wow, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, I guess I should get back to work
Have a nice day everyone, I guess i just needed to vent,