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Will You Keep Watching "The Next Iron Chef"?

Will You Keep Watching "The Next Iron Chef"?

Here's a novel idea: Take eight ridiculously qualified chefs and make them compete against each other. Add a lot of over-the-top theatrics, a knowledgeable — if not slightly patronizing — host, throw in a beautiful backdrop, and you've got yourself the first episode of "The Next Iron Chef." [Warning, spoilers ahead.]

Did you watch it? What did you think of it? I found it to be pleasantly surprising, and the hour went by a lot faster than I anticipated. I was, however, disappointed that the first challenge was dessert. I know that the Next Iron Chef should be well versed in all aspects of the kitchen, but was a dessert challenge really necessary right away?

However, a little dessert is not going to stop me from watching. It's a short season (six episodes), and these professional chefs totally mean business. So how about you: What did you think of the episode? Can you believe that Traci Des Jardins went home so soon? What did you think of Morou's knife skills? Is the beautiful campus part of the reason the Culinary Institute of America costs so much? And more importantly, are you going to keep tuning in?

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PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
It didn't even hold my attention...
danae369 danae369 8 years
I like the challenges so far, but if they turn to cateringlike Top Chef did, I'll probably stop watching.
mominator mominator 8 years
I do not watch Iron Chef anymore either because I found it was getting boring.
kothmia kothmia 8 years
I love AB... I'll watch it, just for him! I do wonder if one of the existing Iron Chef's is leaving or not. I've not really looked into. anyone know?
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
I liked the older ones! Maybe I'll watch an episode or two...
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Love love love Iron Chef. Missed it last night :( but I'll watch the rerun :).
skinnyforme skinnyforme 8 years
Iron Chef has gotten really boring..
dblcappucino dblcappucino 8 years
What makes it fun is the skill level is so high here, I will definitely be watching!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
I love Iron Chef! I can't believe I forgot about it!
LuciLu LuciLu 8 years
eh, we'll see. i cant help but compare it to top chef every step of the way!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Meh maybe...
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
I never watched it because we don't have TV we just download the shows we want. But if I had cable I would probably watch it.
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