The Taste 3 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(13) IMDb 6.3/10
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1. Auditions Part 1 TV-14 CC

Professional and amateur chefs compete in the first round of taste tests.

Starring:
Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes
Original air date:
January 22, 2013

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Auditions Part 1

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Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Brian Smith
Starring Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson
Supporting actors Ludo Lefebvre, Brian Malarkey
Season year 2013
Network ABC
Producers Kathleen Burns, Chris Coelen, Emma Conway, Sam Dean, Megan Firestone, Danny Jordan, Scott Mlodzinski, Thomas J. Rasera, Natalie Shabtai, Brian Smith, Matilda Zoltowski
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sassyshassy on March 14, 2013
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The premise of the show is great. The blind taste tests remove the likely hood of bias judging which is great. Love Anthony and Ludo the most since I'm familiar with them from previous things they've done. As someone mentioned, Malarkey is full off douchebaggery. And all I could think of the whole show was "did the term 'you're full of a bunch of malarkey' derive from this guy?" cuz it most definitely seemed like it. Lol. Wouldn't mind him being replaced by someone less annoying but that's just my personal opinion which I'm sure is not shared by all. But I was very happy about who won the show and think it was well deserved. She was my favorite contestant and totally adored her. All in all, my only complaint (other than Malarkey fitting the saying perfectly) was the show was incredibly short. I'd like to see this come back for a second season and be much longer. Either have more contestants or only vote off 1 person a show. I felt like the show was over way too quickly and I was still hungry for more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scooter on March 10, 2013
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one of my pet peaves with contest shows is the question of blindness and bias. This show has a lot of promise if it sticks with that idea. Unfortunately where the concept breaks down is the final judging; where all pretense of impartiality breaks down. Early on, through blind tasting one of the judges was nearly marginalized and the results proved that the concept could easily be discarded if it meant unfortunate results for a judge. Something Anthony Bourdaine himself would ridicule if done by someone else.

The personalities make for good tv, with the exception of the douchebaggery of Malarkey, his utter lack of grace and charm stand in sharp contrast to the other three judges who--although not without their own strong personalities--at least have some gravitas. Lose him and also go back to blind judging the final outcome and the show might have a a chance.

Oh yeah, the spoon delivery women are a jarring distraction and seem to be dressed by someone who has been to one-too-many trade shows...chefs coats or serving uniform would make the show a little more credible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Shrourou on March 6, 2014
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I Love this show. I watched season two on ABC. I hope they have a 3rd season especially with Marcus
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By Gypsy Autumn Rose on May 1, 2014
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My favorite part of this show is the judges! The bantering is hilarious. The only issue I have with this show is that, it doesn't really teach you anything about cooking. I feel that I could not learn from the show.
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By Jenn on April 10, 2014
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This is just a fun show to watch. All the chef judges are funny and really try to help the contestants. Love it!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Catrina Rathbun on March 4, 2013
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I have always been a fan of shows like Chopped and Rachel vs Guy, but this show is excellent and has a real competition angle to it that makes it a must see...DVR if missed! Watching via iPad on an extended business trip made it even sweeter!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nico Scheidemantel on May 6, 2013
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My sweetie and I had been watching The Taste on Hulu as the episodes aired, but time got away from us and we never saw the finale. Hulu takes the programming off their site after a certain amount of time, so I thought we would never get to see the final episode. Amazon came to the rescue with this digital version. The price was right and we only had to buy the episodes we hadn't seen yet. This was great! We really enjoyed this show and look forward to another season of it.
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