Originally Posted by FromScratchSF
Look, what gave anyone the idea this was a teaching show? I watched the same commercials on the Food Network as you did - not once did did it show Ron baking or decorating a cake, nor did it show anyone baking or decorating wedding cakes. It clearly was a competition show. They posted on Facebook what the show was. They wrote a blog post about it. Are all the haters really that dense that they thought it would be something that it wasn't out of wishful thinking?
Just my thoughts:
When I heard that RBI was going to be on the Food Network, I really hoped that it would be cakes and that it would be somewhat instructional, not one of the horrid (in my opinion) challeng/contest shows. Then when they eventually showed promos, it was obvious that it was a contest show and probably not cakes. So, I hoped it would be different, interesting, helpful, somewhat instructional by way of the host and contestants. I don't read Facebook and I was unaware of the blog.
I watched the show. I thought it was ridiculous (as someone else said, Chopped with only desserts) and I was disappointed. I believe that I have a right to state my opinion. I am perfectly aware of how to operate my remote control and I find your comment about that petulant and insulting. I guess that's your right, but I will not be watching the Food Network this evening no matter how fabulous you think the show and RBI are. I agree he's fabulous. I do not agree that the show is fabulous JUST because he is on it.