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Old 27-11-2012, 21:25
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Another great show as far as I'm concerned. I'm lucky in that while I recognise that Dani has the most impossibly Melvyn Bragg sinuses and upward inflection at the end of her sentences she's not bothering me much at all. I don't mind any of them really, although Aaron needs to settle himself down a bit and stop the 'showing off how funny I am' stuff cos that'll get old real soon!

Loved the little quips all the way through -especially when Jonathan said he'd taken Lebanese food to another level and someone finished his sentence for him with "...down" Callum seems far more confident but as charming and awkward as he was before. They even commented on his walk to the judges being the same stumbling shuffle

I thought the Lebanese, Indian and French food all looked lovely but I wouldn't have chosen the way the judges did, so I gather its all on taste. Thought they were a bit cruel with Jonathon's Lebanese to say "You've bought us some lovely food..... and Jonathan's dish" but he seemed to take it in good part.

There's a real bonus to the 'lack' of competitive edge - at least we won't be seeing floods of tears this time round!

I think Gary, George and Matt are having the best fun out of all of them! I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's episode. Masterchef Aus and firemen. What's not to like!
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Old 27-11-2012, 21:27
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Can anyone remember the name of the girl in Chris's season, that he then paired off with? They've got a restaurant together if I remember rightly but I don't dare google him!
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Old 27-11-2012, 21:52
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Can anyone remember the name of the girl in Chris's season, that he then paired off with? They've got a restaurant together if I remember rightly but I don't dare google him!
I don't remember who she is but am sure her name is Julia or maybe Julie. Was there more than one Julie in season 1? Someone mentioned it on the previous thread.
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Old 27-11-2012, 22:00
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Just did a quick google images search, thankfully didn't come across any spoilers, Recognize Julia now. There's a really big age gap between her and Chris.
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Old 27-11-2012, 22:00
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in the youtube version, before the blue team, julie poh chris and justine , brought in their own croquembouche, they brought in adrianos and tried to pass it of as theirs it was a really funny moment and showed how close everyone is on MCA...just hope watch dont cut the show to shreds as they did with the 4th series......xxxx
wonder how much chopping watch is doing of this episode , it feels really really rushed

that last segment with indian food especially so
Episode 2 on the website is in 6 parts that add up to 54.23. That's long for a nominally one-hour show that has breaks added to it (in Aus I think all eps were listed as 1 hour with ads, but probably ran way over time to hold viewers). So I suspect that Watch will need to cut a lot if it shows lots of ads.

I saw Allstars on youtube months ago but didn't mention it during season 4 because it should be watched second (there's a huge season 4 spoiler in one ep.). I think it must have been unauthorized because it is no longer on youtube.

It would be good if someone with technical knowledge in the UK, and someone who doesn't mind Allstars spoilers, can figure out how to get around the geo-block (say, with a proxy server) and give instructions so UK viewers can watch the _full_ episodes in the MCA website. (In a way that avoids spoilers, if possible).

I can't believe anyone is dissing Dani! I won't have a bad word said against her!
I've never understood he dislike for Dani either
Another Dani fan here.
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Old 27-11-2012, 23:07
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There are people that dislike Kate? I'm disappointed guys...

As for Dani. I liked her but I knew how weak she was compared to the others and that is why I could never warm to her that much.
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Old 28-11-2012, 07:25
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There are people that dislike Kate? I'm disappointed guys...

As for Dani. I liked her but I knew how weak she was compared to the others and that is why I could never warm to her that much.
Some of us like Kate, I thought she was a worthy winner.
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Old 28-11-2012, 08:23
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Deep fried lychees !!!! They really like Dani dont they. I didn't see that series at all so didn't know anything about her But sm finding her a bit irritating tbh
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Old 28-11-2012, 10:18
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Some of us like Kate, I thought she was a worthy winner.
I liked Kate too, but Dani (little Miss Flirtyknickers) irritated me more than any other contestant ever has.
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Old 28-11-2012, 17:28
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Just did a quick google images search, thankfully didn't come across any spoilers, Recognize Julia now. There's a really big age gap between her and Chris.
18 years! I took my courage in my hands and went to google for an image of her and of course remembered her straight away.

This is an image of them - no words or spoilers or nuffink!

While I was out there I found this article which I thought was interesting about the changes to the main show that we commented upon.... all the basic cookery, etc.
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Old 28-11-2012, 18:08
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While I was out there I found this article which I thought was interesting about the changes to the main show that we commented upon.... all the basic cookery, etc.
Thanks Freckle59 that was interesting


I liked Kate too, but Dani (little Miss Flirtyknickers) irritated me more than any other contestant ever has.
That has got my evening off to a flying start, love it!


Bring on the show...Darn still an hour to go!
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Old 28-11-2012, 18:21
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I am not sure I see the purpose of this all stars thing. It doesnt look like there will be an actual winner and it is just a filler and a way to make money for charity (which is fine) but it kinda knocks the sparkle off the show (to me)

Also... they dont seem to have progressed that much, they are making similar quality dishes to what they made when they were real contestants! (Although i think the judges are a bit less harsh on them)
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Old 28-11-2012, 19:02
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Ok missed last nights and watched it back - loving the humour with these guys and look - they are all in the house ! The full experience!
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Old 28-11-2012, 19:04
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Where's the poster that Hayden belongs to?
Ha ha, that'd be me. Bless his little surfer socks.

Caught up with everything last night and I am just loving it. Watching these "old friends" back in that lovely kitchen with all the camadarie with Gary, George and Matt - it was like being wrapped in a huge comfort blanket. In fact, despite being very obviously seasonally adjusted, I was thinking "ooh wish they'd do a Christmas special" and went off into a fantasy picture of the Masterchef kitchen decorated with holly and tinsel, a roaring log fire, chestnuts roasting, silly Santa hats and icicled desserts.......

.......ok, I was on my second glass of wine and know it's pretty unlikely holly and roaring log fires are common during an Australian spring. But it is the relaxed and friendly Aussie people and production which makes this show so appealing - can't imagine the oh so serious UK Masterchef ever making me feel 'comforted'.
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Old 28-11-2012, 19:45
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See now I think I want to have toad in the hole this week!!
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Old 28-11-2012, 19:50
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I am not sure I see the purpose of this all stars thing. It doesnt look like there will be an actual winner and it is just a filler and a way to make money for charity (which is fine) but it kinda knocks the sparkle off the show (to me)
Yes it's nice to see them all again but I get the feeling this 3 week visit will see them outstay their welcome
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Old 28-11-2012, 20:01
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I dunno - they all started all jolly but it's kinda fun to see them get ever more stressed!!
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Old 28-11-2012, 21:11
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I am not sure I see the purpose of this all stars thing.
I don't know when it was organized, but given the length I think it was to give Ten something attractive to put up against the Olympics, but not so important that they couldn't afford it to have flopped. They had no chance of beating the Olympics of course, but they could at least hope for respectable ratings under the circumstances (which they got).
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Old 28-11-2012, 21:12
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Woo hoo, individual mystery box challenges tomorrow, will be good to see if their competitive sides come out.
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Old 28-11-2012, 21:23
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Sorry Dani lovers but we played 'mute the Dani' tonight.
Could we get to the remote before she started her dialog? No we all failed that one! Part two, when to un-mute, is she still talking? We all got that right!
It's a bit more family friendly than the beautiful drinking game

Nice to see the replay of Hayden in his budgie-smugglers
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Old 28-11-2012, 21:28
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Glad to see Hayden again, who rocked last time.

The rest...pretty indifferent, if I'm honest.
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Old 29-11-2012, 03:58
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Ha ha, that'd be me. Bless his little surfer socks.

Caught up with everything last night and I am just loving it. Watching these "old friends" back in that lovely kitchen with all the camadarie with Gary, George and Matt - it was like being wrapped in a huge comfort blanket. In fact, despite being very obviously seasonally adjusted, I was thinking "ooh wish they'd do a Christmas special" and went off into a fantasy picture of the Masterchef kitchen decorated with holly and tinsel, a roaring log fire, chestnuts roasting, silly Santa hats and icicled desserts.......

.......ok, I was on my second glass of wine and know it's pretty unlikely holly and roaring log fires are common during an Australian spring. But it is the relaxed and friendly Aussie people and production which makes this show so appealing - can't imagine the oh so serious UK Masterchef ever making me feel 'comforted'.
Good post jimmypink, I feel the same way. MCA is so much more fun than our Masterchef, which I gave up watching. The judges and ex contestants feel like old friends on MCA.

Glad team red won, love Callum, Marion and co. I like team yellow too but I still can't take to Dani, I was hoping she'd changed.
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Old 29-11-2012, 04:24
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MCA is so much more fun than our Masterchef, which I gave up watching.
The standard of dishes in the final stages of yours is spectacular, though.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:50
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I can't believe anyone is dissing Dani! I won't have a bad word said against her!

It was good fun last night - with anything like this where its for charity, it will lose some of the competitive edge, but if its as much fun all the way through it should be pretty enjoyable.

Unless Dani goes early on, in which case I'll be less happy.
I Love Dani
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Old 29-11-2012, 13:27
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I liked Kate too, but Dani (little Miss Flirtyknickers) irritated me more than any other contestant ever has.
Same here - I didn't mind Kate tbh. But Dani! I thought she might have changed this time - no, she's still so annoying - its not her fault, but her nasel tone doesn't help.
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