The Next Food Network Star is, as I've said, an awful, awful show. But it's somehow better this year. Really!
- TEAMS! Food Network Star has taken a page from The Voice and has divided its contestants into Team Giada, Team Bobby (Flay), and Team Alton. Ergo, the mentors are able to give each contestant the individual attention he or she deserves. Which brings me to...
- GIADA AND THE ROCKER. I don't know if you pay as much attention to salacious blind items as I do, but there have been quite a few going around about Giada maybe possibly hooking up with several different well-known musicians. She has type, is what I'm saying. She is very aware of these blind items, so you'd think she'd be extra careful when choosing her Food Network Star team. You'd think. But you'd be wrong. She picked some two bit "front man" for a "band" who "jumps on counters" and shoves his "wang" in your "face," and everything (at least in my brain) gets awkward when she says stuff like, "I know what Josh needs." The soap opera in my head loves this shit.
- TEAM ALTON. Leave it to the awesome Alton Brown to pick people with talent and non-abrasive quirky personalities. Go Team Alton!
I recommend DVRing this show and forcing your children to watch it with you during breakfast on Saturday mornings after America's Next Top Model ends.