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In Reply to: Re: Smoked -- The TV Show (spoiler alert) posted by drbbq on May 28, 2013 at 14:54:36:
One thing I thought of is maybe the producers are basing the judging format on other shows such as "Top Chef"? There the judging is definitely NOT blind and yet the judges have no problem tearing apart and confronting the cooks who turned in bad food or gushing over great stuff... And, yeah, that's very compelling TV as I love that show. It also makes sense if you include the fact that your fellow judge Kevin was a Top Chef competitor! He seemed like a nice guy on that show and went pretty far too as I recall...
Also, if y'all are trying for ratings ala Top Chef, y'all need the "bad guy" judge, as in one who makes snarky comments ala Anthony Bourdain or the bald British food critic (a role that Myron seems to fill on BBQ Pitmasters). Is that gonna be your role? If so, I would find a way to include some choice quotes from your books like "Mesquite is smoke from the Devil's butt crack" and such. Now THAT would be some compelling TV!
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