Monday, September 15, 2008
Feasting on Waves: Episode Two
Well, still not feeling the 'open road' sense from the Feasting on Asphalt series with this take. It seems more like an unedited version of a 'Best of Caribbean Local Cuisine' show with all of the disjointed travel. Maybe it would be better without the traveling aspect since there is no flow. In FOA there was a sense of a group of guys on a road trip; seeking out adventure and classic road food. With this series there is not really a group feel; just Alton being obnoxious and interrupting the people he's interviewing; seems a bit impatient and left out trying to hold his own. Doesn't seem himself; as in comfortable self or anywhere near Good Eats self. [Weather's bad, he's got a printed off piece of paper of things he'd like to see while dressed up as a stereotypical American tourist with a video camera] A visit from Deb Duchon would do this series well and slow the pace down. I don't feel I remember much of what I just watched. Not that it isn't interesting, but it's just too random. How many islands were in this episode? I lost track.