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ThisWreckage
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(04-14-2013, 08:01 AM)
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Premieres on Sunday at 9:00 pm.

I have conflicted feelings about this, but I'll tune in. Rumor has it that Bourdain pitched The Layover to the Travel channel, they said yes, Bourdain got burned out with his own idea, the Travel Channel told him he could do just The Layover if he liked, and he went to CNN anyway. No Reservations was good, but he got too political for his own good, in my opinion. His best shows were always the ones where he went to a well known place, but refused to go to the touristy places that they're known for. His war torn Bono-esque shows were boring and showing people horrific areas of the world while simultaneously grubbing on their best dishes struck me as odd and misplaced. I'll still tune in for his Dr. House-like personality, but I have my reservations.
SummitAve
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(04-14-2013, 08:08 AM)
There are so many important societal factors that are directly influenced by politics that I see it as almost impossible to ignore when exploring communities and cuisines around the world.

You enjoying the off the beat places in well known locations sounds like a very touristy ideal. You can only do that show so many times.
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Instro
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(04-14-2013, 08:20 AM)
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He's going to meet the Ultimate Warrior?
ThisWreckage
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(04-14-2013, 08:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by SummitAve

There are so many important societal factors that are directly influenced by politics that I see it as almost impossible to ignore when exploring communities and cuisines around the world.

You enjoying the off the beat places in well known locations sounds like a very touristy ideal. You can only do that show so many times.

Yeah, but he totally risks becoming another Bono. A guy that thinks he is speaking for the impoverished and disenchanted, but actually disappeared up his ass long ago. The Layover was a fantastic show that was incredibly novel and I'm disappointed that he abandoned it.
Deadly Cyclone
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(04-15-2013, 02:03 AM)
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On now. I need my Bourdain fix. Hope it fills the No Reservations gap!
zero_suit
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(04-15-2013, 02:04 AM)
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Watching now!
triplestation
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(04-15-2013, 02:04 AM)
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i love bourdain
WedgeX
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(04-15-2013, 02:07 AM)
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Giving it a shot!
ActStriker
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(04-15-2013, 02:07 AM)
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That noodle dish looks so good
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:07 AM)
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Jeeze it looks so amazing on my television.

Dat alien camera technology.

I like this policy talk actually.
Zeus Molecules
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(04-15-2013, 02:07 AM)
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does it come on again later tonight?
many places
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(04-15-2013, 02:10 AM)
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Gonna watch cause I love No Reservations and the Layover.
maquiladora
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(04-15-2013, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThisWreckage

I'll still tune in for his Dr. House-like personality, but I have my reservations.

MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:18 AM)
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camera work is really good
ActStriker
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(04-15-2013, 02:21 AM)
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I like their new cameras.

Thank god I'm eating now, otherwise this would make me hungry all over again
Divvy
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(04-15-2013, 02:21 AM)
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I'll watch whatever he puts out since it's always so interesting and entertaining.

Also, how is not a giant fat man by now?
Ether_Snake
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(04-15-2013, 02:21 AM)
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He should have done a show with Zamir.

There is nothing better than Athony Bourdain and Zamir.
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:23 AM)
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Dat ferris wheel.

I said what...
Konka
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(04-15-2013, 02:23 AM)
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Those Ferris Wheels are crazy.
Onionkid
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(04-15-2013, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

Jeeze it looks so amazing on my television.

Dat alien camera technology.

I like this policy talk actually.

Man, agreed. Was just thinking how great these new cameras look, and still shot as well as ever.
MG310
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(04-15-2013, 02:30 AM)
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Damn...those shots on the dock.
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:32 AM)
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creed hate the world over lol
Konka
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(04-15-2013, 02:33 AM)
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He should fly them to NYC. He can afford it.
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:40 AM)
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That train is rickety as hell lol
ActStriker
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(04-15-2013, 02:40 AM)
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oh god, that train
Deadly Cyclone
Pride of Iowa State
(04-15-2013, 02:40 AM)
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Wow, that train is sketchy.
zero_suit
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(04-15-2013, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

creed hate the world over lol

I thought he was going to say Nickelback.
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by ActStriker

oh god, that train

Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Wow, that train is sketchy.

They were throwing back a decent amount of beers. Probably the only way to stay sane.
Deadly Cyclone
Pride of Iowa State
(04-15-2013, 02:47 AM)
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Still odd hearing someone say "shit" on TV.
richiek
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(04-15-2013, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Still odd hearing someone say "shit" on TV.

On CNN, no less.
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:50 AM)
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Damn that looks good. Especially with the plethora of sides.
ActStriker
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(04-15-2013, 02:54 AM)
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Next episode is LA Koreatown, eh?
MThanded
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(04-15-2013, 02:59 AM)
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The postcard hustle.
Konka
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(04-15-2013, 02:59 AM)
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Good show.
Christian
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(04-15-2013, 03:03 AM)
Great show. So many interruptions, way more than a typical episode of No Reservations, but I guess that's to be expected now that it's on CNN. But Bourdain is the best. I don't ever feel like he's putting on airs, and there's a genuine appreciate for the cultures and peoples he comes in contact with during his travels.
bigtroyjon
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(04-15-2013, 09:53 AM)

Originally Posted by ThisWreckage

Rumor has it that Bourdain pitched The Layover to the Travel channel, they said yes, Bourdain got burned out with his own idea, the Travel Channel told him he could do just The Layover if he liked, and he went to CNN anyway.

Not what happened
ThisWreckage
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(04-15-2013, 10:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by bigtroyjon

Not what happened

To be frank, he can expect similar behavior from CNN. Product integration is not below any network. It should be noted that The Travel Channel took a chance on this guy and the budget for his show increased every year he was there. I agree that the Cadillac commercial was bullshit, but Bourdain is not some sort of martyr. He's certainly not above doing some shitty reality television cooking contest show, for example. That makes me question his integrity more than anything.

He was the one that compromised his integrity in the first place by agreeing to the Chase credit card placement. That's all on him. Had he not agreed to do it, I can't imagine The Travel Channel trying to shoehorn his image into other things. I'm just being fair.
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Akahige
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(04-15-2013, 12:32 PM)
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shit I forgot to record, for some reason I thought it would be on monday like his old shows
Kaladin
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(04-18-2013, 01:58 AM)
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I watched this last night, simply amazing.

http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/antho...own/index.html

You should be able to stream every episode here.
Etrian Oddity
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(04-18-2013, 02:18 AM)
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First episode was outstanding. The production values and camera work is top-notch, as expected.

Bourdain is the man.
Nert
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(04-18-2013, 02:55 AM)
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It's great to have him back. Having been to Koreatown myself a few months ago, I'm really curious to see how this next episode will turn out.
Log4Girlz
(04-18-2013, 03:02 AM)
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This show in a way reminds me of a woman's vagina...
Akahige
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(04-18-2013, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sandman

I watched this last night, simply amazing.

http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/antho...own/index.html

You should be able to stream every episode here.

is it 60 minutes because it has ads or is it an extended from the broadcast version? I know his other shows had extended versions that would air outside the US.
Kaladin
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(04-18-2013, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Akahige

is it 60 minutes because it has ads or is it an extended from the broadcast version? I know his other shows had extended versions that would air outside the US.

It has ads. You should be able to move the slider through them though.
see5harp
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(04-18-2013, 05:40 PM)
I think David Chang's show on PBS (which Bordain produces) is a better show.
Akahige
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(04-18-2013, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sandman

It has ads. You should be able to move the slider through them though.

Alright thanks, I'll wait for the rerun tomorrow then
firehawk12
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(04-18-2013, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

I think David Chang's show on PBS (which Bordain produces) is a better show.

Chang does a travel show too?
neorej
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(04-18-2013, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tenks

Guy comes off as obnoxiously arrogant and self indulgent

He's exactly that in opposite world.
see5harp
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(04-18-2013, 05:51 PM)

Originally Posted by firehawk12

Chang does a travel show too?

It's a food/travel/education thing called "Mind of a Chef." I watched the first episode about noodles and it was pretty awesome.

video.pbs.org/program/mind-chef/

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