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My kitchen rules Australia: The Rivals

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youngestisapsycho Sun 01-Nov-20 17:46:45

Just seen this new series advertised as starting on Monday 2nd Nov at 7pm on channel ’W’.... (Watch)
Five favourite teams return to take on five pairs of fans.

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giggly Sun 08-Nov-20 00:40:12

I love MKR and the shake up this year is proving to be cat fights at dawn already. Love Sue Anne and her dancing Colin. Can never decide who I fancy more Pete or Manu thlblushthlblush

CherryValanc Mon 09-Nov-20 14:28:57

I'm only just started on the first episode today.

I will be back!!

CherryValanc Mon 09-Nov-20 16:52:09

Now just on episode 2 now - already sick of the presence of Romel. (He would almost made me want to not watch.) Bitching about someone rolling their eyes, liking the sound of thier own voice and needing attention. No sense of hypocrisy at all!! Whoever he has been partnered with I don't recall!!

Also massive YAWN to all the strategic voting.

Also, and I say this every year, HOW is the food still hot. They take an age to plate up (episode 2 couple took over 30 minutes) yet not word about it being cold.

youngestisapsycho Tue 10-Nov-20 16:34:45

@CherryValanc is your username from The Outsiders?

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CherryValanc Tue 10-Nov-20 17:32:31

youngestisapsycho

*@CherryValanc* is your username from The Outsiders?

It is indeed. Love both the book and the film.

Do NOT ask me why I missed off the 'e' at the end though! It certainly wasn't intentional.

youngestisapsycho Tue 10-Nov-20 18:23:24

I made DD read the book, she sobbed. Then I made both DDs watch movie just last week... We all sobbed. One of my faves also.... I always wanted to look like Cherry Valance smile
Stevie Wonder song is good for crying to!

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CherryValanc Tue 10-Nov-20 19:45:26

My eldest watch the film. (He won't read sad) and said "it was okay". I am raising a monster.

Anyway, on MKR. Just sat down to watch Fridays (episode 5) and it hasn't recorded!!!

Was it thrilling? From what I can figure out it was Rommel and Whatever her name is.

CherryValanc Tue 10-Nov-20 19:47:27

Sophia and Romel

Now in episode 6, they are talking about "coming back.

WHAT HAPPENED!!!?

Winterfellismyhome Tue 10-Nov-20 19:56:47

I honestly cant stand them

youngestisapsycho Tue 10-Nov-20 20:26:03

I hate to say, even though I started the thread, I have not watched any of them yet!

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CherryValanc Wed 11-Nov-20 09:05:59

Very disappointed in you @youngestisapsycho. Very disappointed. grin

There's not a lot watching and looking for a thread on MN this year is there!!! Disappointing as I need somewhere to vent about how much I can't stand Sophia and Romel. Just you and me @Winterfellismyhome

I don't recall her (probably it was a series before I started watching MKR, or I've just forgotten her!) but I do recall Romel. I had enough of him in that series, not pleased they brought him back.

One of my strongest recalls of him was him informing the table he was all-natural and it was just like that from using creams. (Creams that acted like botox!)

youngestisapsycho Wed 11-Nov-20 10:57:44

We are having flooring laid downstairs and I cant watch my TV recordings! I've been confined to bedroom for 4 days! I will catch up soon.... promise grin

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ellenanora5 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:39:57

Here you are, was looking for a thread, was on the other one but it disappeared.

Was really looking forward to it but after a couple of episodes I'm not so sure now, will watch the next few and come back then.

Thanks for the thread youngestisapyscho

WineNotTheLabel Mon 16-Nov-20 00:59:01

Not liking the soap opera bitching. Far too much interest in the showmance love triangle.

I loved Dan and Steph first time around. Now Dan is in kahoots with Romel and strategic scoring, l am disappointed. Romel's partner had braces and was bitchy last time,that's all I recall about her.

The rivals have some weak teams (Roula). The fans have been stronger. The scores from the teams don't matter that much, they are only a 1/4 of the total.

CherryValanc Mon 16-Nov-20 08:26:59

Not liking the soap opera bitching. Far too much interest in the showmance love triangle.

No. The show is killing itself off. I know we all were entertained by the farcical behaviour of some of the contestants prior. And I think over the last few years it has started to focus more on that than the food, but this series has tipped (more dumped) into focusing on them. You don't see even close to as much actual focus on the food as before: barely any shopping, far less prep.

Haven't watched Friday's yet. Not through lack of time either. I think I will watch it mostly because it's that guy in the hat who seems to be a similar personality to Romel. I can only hope for disaster.

Actually speaking of men in hats, I think that's when MKR started to come off the boil for me. There was a year there was a man in a hat and his girlfriend (possibly wife). He was a over-confident twerp and she was made out to be uptight Neither were particularly excellent at cooking. Yet Pete kept praising them and inexplicably labelled them winners near the start. They did in fact win.

WineNotTheLabel Mon 16-Nov-20 09:19:52

Cherry that sounds like Dan and Steph in 2013. Dan was all about homemade sausages and they won. He has lost a huge about of weight.

CherryValanc Mon 16-Nov-20 09:59:08

No, not them. Certainly not that long ago certainly (On a tangent, don't think I was watching then as I don't recall Dan and Steph at all.)

I've just looked it up. It was only 2018 and they were called Alex and Emily.

Not as long ago as would have guessed at. Might have said 2017. However that was the year of "The Seafood King".

CherryValanc Mon 16-Nov-20 10:00:11

Said certainly twice there. Evidently very certain of that 😄

ellenanora5 Wed 18-Nov-20 21:36:06

Have caught up and watched last nights, agree with pps about the soap opera element and very little focus on the food, I don't think the rivals is a good idea, so much experience in the favs team is surely going to go against the fans team.

I remember them CherryValanc she was a whinger and cried to get her way, she was only short of stamping her feet at times.

The strategic voting is tedious, Romel and Sophia are just plain nasty, Roula and Rachel can't cook under pressure, they never could.

Have no idea what Roula and Lauren (I think that's her name) see in Ben, his friend...well he's a nice lad but the moustache is awful.

ellenanora5 Wed 18-Nov-20 21:39:11

Oh god the seafood King, he was horrible and treated his wife appallingly, I remember some of the contestants pulling him up over how awful he was to her, very sad really.

CherryValanc Thu 19-Nov-20 02:28:28

That irksome one with the crazed "poker face". If he bleats on about tactical voting anyone I may go insane "I have a cunning plan - score them a 1" 🙄

Poker Face and Romel are cut from the same cloth (boring) arent they.

CherryValanc Thu 19-Nov-20 02:29:17

Anyone should be anymore!!

newidentiy Thu 19-Nov-20 21:14:32

I am so hating this. I have looked forward to watching for months.

They have ruined the show. Pete is dumbing down, manou is badly acting like a plonked. Never mind wheres the sauce, it should be mkr

What the hell have they done to it

Rant over can you tell I dont like the changes 😊😊

This used to be so good. I enjoyed the series with the pop up truck but think over the last 2 or 3 series they have lost their way and like with so many other reality shows create arrificial drama when all we want is a simple cooking competition

newidentiy Thu 19-Nov-20 21:16:16

* plonked should read plonker

And never mind wheres the sauce, wheres mkr

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