I’m not typically a fan of traditional reality shows. “Jersey Shore,” “The Hills,” “Big Brother,” and so on have never really appealed to me. However, as most people know, the Food Network is my jam. Food Network reality shows, especially the competition reality shows like “Chopped” and “Food Network Star,” are a great way to get some of the drama that make reality shows a guilty pleasure but still don’t feel like you are losing all of the brain cells along the way. I’ve been staying on top of “Food Network Star” this season and am currently rooting for Russell, Damaris, or Stacy. Side rant: can someone please tell me why Rodney “the Pie Guy” is still there?!?!? He hasn’t made one pie that has been impressive nor is he understandable at all during his presentations! While I am not a fan of either of them, the fact that Nicki and Chad have gone home before him is baffling. After last year’s “weird Justin” debacle (seriously, I know Alton loved him but to quote Amy Poehler–“REALLY!?!?”), I just hope they don’t repeat the same mistake. I refuse to watch “Pies with Rodney,” with him singing undecipherable lyrics about his love of pies. UGH. No Rodney, I don’t want to learn how to make lasagna all made in a pie crust!!! Seriously.
Anyone else watching “Food Network Star?” Any other good guilty pleasure shows out there that won’t melt my brain?