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Old 09-19-2014, 07:11 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
i liked the original japanese iron chef, but not the american version.

i liked watching the japanese show for cultural reason as well as the cooking. sort of like people watching at the beach combined with seeing what they're eating.

the american iron chef tried to be a little campy and a little serious at the same time. it didn't really work.

as far as masterchef canada goes, i like the english judge and the other dark haired guy, but the asian dude is annoying. he sort if sounds like an asian elmer fudd that has a chip on his shoulder. it's difficult to take that seriously.
we have gordon ramsay for that part, but for some reason it feels ok to be told to f off by a guy with a strong english accent, lol. like it's still sort of polite.

but it's also the production values that are kinda weird with m-chef canada. oddly quick cuts, bad lighting and strangely timed close ups mixed in with an otherwise enjoyable show.
" for some reason it feels ok to be told to f off by a guy with a strong english accent, lol. like it's still sort of polite." It might be prevalent on television but I can assure you that it is considered far from polite in real life in the UK.

Oddly enough, we tend to think that it's acceptable in the USA - probably due to the widespread use of it in films.

Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
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