User talk:Maniac1075/My Kitchen Rules
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Not sure if this is funny, or me just bashing a show I really hate?
05:48, March 15, 2012 (UTC)
- I likewise hate it. So the review is mine. Pup 12:24 15 Mar '12
|Humour:||5.5||Fucking hell, this is harsh!
I also hate the show, but this is starting to go from satire to a one sided slanging match. That's a problem, and it needs a serious tone down.
The elements for the satire are all there - the fact that it's a tv show that is supposedly based around cooking that has people being judged on their presentation by the fans of the show rather that the smell, taste, texture or even edibility if the dish. And by their presentation I'm talking about the couples, not the presentation of the dishes.
One thing I'd play more on is the selection for the contestants. This year that have a token Asian girl and her lesbian lover, pretentious older gay couple, a couple of middle class couples, one of which are constantly arguing, two Italian boys who talk about their mother all the time, an older Greek couple, a New Zealand couple, and the hipster housemates. There's also a pair of females where one is the professional and the other is a truck driver on the mines, so an odd couple.
The criticisms of the dishes are always along the same lines
And occasionally there will be the praise along the lines of "I'd be happy to serve that in my restaurant" despite the fuckers never change an item on their menu to something that was seen on the show.
But the main thing is that this is a cooking show that has almost nothing to do with cooking. Yeah, we see people in the kitchen arguing all the time, but absolutely nothing on how to actually fucking cook.
There are huge holes in the premise of the show. I don't know if you have been unfortunate enough to watch it (the rest of my household love it) but they've started doing this thing where they have half an ad break, put on 60 seconds of the show, and have another half an ad break. It drives me up the wall.
If you're not on twitter, I suggest that you follow the #MKR hash tag one night while the show is on. The amazing amount of crap people spit out about this show is phenomenal.
But yeah, this show is a formulaic attempt to grab at the ratings. I could whine on as long as you have about the show, but I think you already know how dreadful it is. The thing is to make it funny, not mean.
|Concept:||5.5||So, just in case I wasn't clear enough, you need to find a concept for which this show can be opened up so people can see the stupid. I would personally focus on the formula. The constant ticking clock, editing to show the worst of arguments, the fact that it's always in the last minute of cooking that they realize that something has gone badly wrong.
Also the stupidity of the guests. People who are unable to cook a steak trying to serve a fillet mignon should be castrated. And the number of times contestants say "I've never actually cooked this before" and yet decide when they are being judged on their cooking is when they should experiment.
Pick something along those lines and focus your attention on that.
As for the Pete and Manu and the faggot jokes - too obvious and too cheap. Pete is the classic sidekick - see Andy Richter for the classic sidekick article.
|Prose and formatting:||6||There are a few issues. Coarse instead of course and stuff like that. Basic proof reading stuff. Happy to proofread this in more details later to pick them up of you want.
I love the fact that you've used the info box. The jokes in there could be made a little more subtle, but the look of it is great.
|Images:||3||We need images. If you're criticizing Pete and Manu, we need pictures of them. A brief run-down on all the contestants wouldn't be a bad idea, and pictures of them as well.|
|Miscellaneous:||7||Honestly, I would have trouble with this article myself because I would end up doing the same as you have - just pointing out how shit it really is. That takes a lot of guts to start writing something like this. (Much the same as I have never tackled a band article. Although I really do need to get back to that colonisation.|
|Final Score:||27||Aussie Aussie Aussie|
|Reviewer:||Pup 01:01 15 Mar '12|