@ContainsHotLiquid I agree! The main thrust of the review seemed less "get this flyover shit out of my town" and more "this guy is a scam artist selling fried snake oil."
Wells bends over backwards to defend (what I guess we'd call?) "down-home" American cooking, and to compare Fieri's product to that -- pointedly mentioning, and holding up as touchstones, dishes from outside of New York.
It's kind of the opposite of "defend N.Y. [food culture] from America [n food culture]," if anything. It's like, "defend ['real'] America [n cuisine] from Times Square [as a stand-in for capitalism, or whatever, probably]"!
KEN THE PATH DOESN'T RUN TO NEWARK AIRPORT YOU TAKE THE TRAIN AND IF THE TRAIN IS OUT THEY HAVE BUSSES I MEAN COME ON MAN
You can skip the whole last season. And most of the second half of the third season. Just skip everything after Exodus, basically, and write your own ending.
The first, say, six seasons of C.S.I. are really good -- tightly written, compellingly acted (especially William Petersen and Paul Guilfoyle), beautifully shot. It's just a tier below Homicide and NYPD Blue and the best seasons of Law & Order, as network police procedurals go.
Oh, man, so good to hear from these guys! Great interview!
@stuffisthings I don't think even Max Read knows what he was doing, to be honest.
Not that I don't agree in spirit, but tucking those shirts into those jeans isn't going to make them look presentable.
You guys couldn't handle a pancake machine.
The best part of the whole episode was learning that David Denby is Nikki Finke's favorite critic. Just, you know, of course.