1.) Commentary by the incredibly annoying duo of Marc Summers and Guy Fieri, both of whom are trying to match the original Japanese Iron Chef commentators.
2). Competitors are set up on fake Iron-Cheffy set. But they're sooooo slow and boring insetad of fast and dynamic. It's a mental disconnect.
3). Randomly inserted, seated interviews with competitors (which actually makes them seem somewhat human, unlike their snail-paced cooking).
Quite possibly the worst Food Network show ever, with the exception of Dweezil and Lisa. A stunning new low, in my opinion.
(Why am I still watching it??)