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Old 09-25-2011, 07:21 AM   #1
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"The Chew" new cooking show

Is anyone going to check out "The Chew?" I'm wondering if we really need another cooking show, although Gordon Elliot is in back of it, and he did pretty well for The Food Network.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/di...tml?ref=dining

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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Gordon Elliot has done a lot of interesting programs but, I really do not care for any of the people that are on the CHEW.

I did enjoy some of Mario's stuff early on in his career but, I kind of think he sold out. He should go back and watch some of his earlier Malto Mario shows and listen to some of the strong opinions he used to share with his viewers.

I guess we all evolve. I should be thankful that all of my opinions have not been captured on tape.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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I think maybe the studios are expecting the show to fail...
The show is a network production, replacing a noontime soap opera after 40 years of daily episodes. I doubt that its devoted viewers will be tuning in to this new time slot replacement. It'll probably take a few more experimental shows and cancellations before the network lands an idea as successful. The title of the show is somewhat unappetizing and vague.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:08 PM   #4
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I've watched this week to see if it's something I want to follow. The jury is still out on this show. I think it has potential, but I don't like the very fast pace of the segments and everyone talking at once.

It's not a "cooking show" per se, but more of a foodie talk show. They are all in a kitchen setting with a live audience talking about food and cooking.

Time will tell, I guess.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:58 PM   #5
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i checked it out and didn't like it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #6
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I watched it a few times and I liked it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:21 AM   #7
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Well, it was "uneven," I thought. But, it has possibilities. I really like Clinton Kelley as the glue, but it needs something a bit more. I kept forgetting to watch. I never watched the soaps, but would stop to watch "The View." Now, it appears that it's circling the drain, I'd like to find something to watch for a break.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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Well, it was "uneven," I thought. But, it has possibilities. I really like Clinton Kelley as the glue, but it needs something a bit more. I kept forgetting to watch. I never watched the soaps, but would stop to watch "The View." Now, it appears that it's circling the drain, I'd like to find something to watch for a break.
I think "uneven" is being kind. It was frantic and terrible

I love carla and Clinton and like Michael very much but the show is awful.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:55 PM   #9
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There was so much chatter I couldn't even tell you what they made......confusing. It wasn't enjoyable to watch.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #10
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I'm so disappointed in this show :(
I even like all of the "hosts".. it just doesn't catch me. It's sorta scattered and all over the place, and it's a bit boring. I usually keep it on in the background, but I lose interest and just glance up every so often.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #11
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Though I like a few of the people individually, the show lacks any natural chemistry, imo. Maybe things will even out, but I just don't know.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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I found it very chaotic. It's like a bunch of people got together to have fun, and laugh, but that isn't really a show.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #13
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Seemed like typical daytime television to me. I mean, you knew eventually this would happen, sort of the food version of Dr. Oz, Oprah, or the myriad of other daytime shows.

Why not? It's like any other daytime show. It's there for product placement and for celebs to pimp their latest movie/show/book/whatever.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #14
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I found it very chaotic. It's like a bunch of people got together to have fun, and laugh, but that isn't really a show.
^ Yep.
It was on in a waiting room as I was at. I like some of the individuals, but didn't quite get the show. The potential was there anyway.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #15
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Actually, I thought it had improved. Still chaotic, but, getting there.....
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It may be chaotic, and I find Michael Symon scary with the shaved head, but it still beats the hell out of either The Talk or The View, and Daphne Oz is much more interesting than Dr. Oz. She had her mother on the show a couple of weeks ago, and she is even hotter than Daphne! You should have watched it Hallowe'en week. It was hilarious, and Michael Symon isn't scary when he trying to be.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:56 PM   #17
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They're trying too hard to
script it for a tv audience
and unscript it for the studio
who all look bored stiff.
Doesn't look promising...
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:45 AM   #18
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Very bad show with a few good recipes scattered around. I agree, we don't need another food show and certainly not this one.
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Saw it once, never again.
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