January 6th, 2010

I'm making science!

Ironing Out the Details

Finally had the chance to sit down and watch the Iron Chef Super Chef battle (Which was awesome, although the secret ingredient was kinda lame, and too easy to work with, although it was more for the message than the challenge), and it kinda backs up something I've been thinking for awhile.

Iron Chef America needs to be longer.  Like, somewhere around 90 minutes.

I reeeally enjoyed the extended time we got to spend watching the chefs.  A sixty minute cookoff gets *very* edited, since there's at least twenty minutes of setup, eating, and judging, and even more time out for commercials.  Sure, some of it is unnecessary to actually see, but the sixty minutes of actual cooking always goes by TOO fast, and it was so good to actually get to just sit back and revel in the extended stuff.

I also liked the extra time spent with the eating.  We got to hear more of the stories of the dishes, and comments from the judges.  Just...more time spent doing what the show does best, on all fronts.

Now, the episode also showed me that two hours?  That's probably too long.  There was a lot of fluff, and filler, and repeating of stuff from earlier in the show, and some odd spots worked in for commercials.  The flow was just all off, which is why I think a 90 minute version of Iron Chef would be juuust right.  You get more time for the cooking and tasting, but not so much that the show needs to be overly padded to fill the time.  I'd gladly sit and watch a 90 minute Iron Chef America show, regularly.


Reality Crash

I'm looking at some pages from Suicide Squad #67, the Blackest Night tie in one off rebirth of the series.

The Secret Six are based out of the House of Secrets, which is currently in Rutland, Vermont, which is where I'm at.  More or less.

Scandal Savage's date turns up to take her on a date, and they're going to see a movie.

I so wish this comic came out just a mere few weeks earlier, so I could point and laugh at there being NO theatres in Rutland at the time.  When it was written, the statement was true though.  And there's not exactly an easy to drive to locale, either, unless they really want to take a bit of a trip.

Ahhh, reality in my comics, such a concept.