So, while watching one of my favorite shows " The Profit" on CNBC I came across Consumed. I watched the 1st two existing episodes and really liked it. Much more Documentary style than Reality TV for a change. Here's their description..
CNBC’s Consumed is a docu-series that takes you behind the scenes of three very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene. The series chronicles their every struggle and occasional triumph. Consumed follows the money as hot and not-so-hot spots fight to survive and thrive, and chefs, restaurateurs, investors, and everyone in between works tirelessly to make a place for themselves in the culinary landscape. Eating may be a pleasure but making it in the New York restaurant world is serious business. However this is more than a show about restaurants, it is a show where restaurant owners are chasing their slice of the American dream.
I also watched "The Box" on BBC. It's like a watered down Chopped with home cooks. Very British, no competitive drama, low key. I could see why some would call it boring, but its cute so.
Food Network Star.....got even bleaker. There are some, I'm sure, nice people on the show, but no one personality or culinary wise I would give a second to watching.
The one contestant in the history of the show I would of been interested in watching never came on board. Probably just as well for him it seems your relegated to a life of judging Guys Grocery Games and talking about food you probably have never eaten on Best Thing I Ever Ate (or whatever) after your show flops. Oh, and there is another Sandwich Guy.