I love this show with Adam Richman, he is so versatile and funny and always draws the audience along with him to the fantastic food places that he finds to eat and the amazing people he meets that do the challenges. I worry for his health though. Surely after eating all these spicy, fatty meals this guy is on the way to a heart attack. I wonder if he makes one show then has a space of 1 month then does another. I have no idea how he keeps going and why he is not the size of a house. By all accounts he is every doctors nightmare. The sauces are rich, the steaks rare and the fries abundant. Please Adam slow down before it's too late.
This show as earned its spot on one of my favorite shows out right now. The show follows around very down to earth and likeable host Richman as he tests his stomach against our countrys top food challenges. It can be anywhere from a 72 oz steak to a 12lb Eagles deli challenge. The show doesnt just focus on the challenges at the end of each episode it also shows us two other great pig out spots in each city also. This show will always have you saying there is no way he can eat that which just adds to the suspense. Who will win next time on Man vs. Food
So I recently came across this show on the Travel Channel. After having watched the horror that was Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, I can say I was adequately prepared for Man v. Food. Alan Sepinwall pretty much sums up my thoughts: "It ain't deep, and it certainly ain't healthy (I could feel my arteries clog just from watching), but it's fun." A lot of the foods shown really do look delicious...albeit in smaller proportions. I find myself watching from the beginning simply because of the food porn factor, then when it gets to the eating contest part I find I'm too curious about the outcome to look away. The spectacle is pretty entertaining and horrifying at the same time.
As for Alton Brown's comments on the show, I can see why he would say that, but in all fairness it's probably the restaurant owners who are more guilty of "promoting gluttony" by offering the challenges in the first place. Richman's only sin is in participating in said challenge, and then televising it. As for Richman, I hope his off-screen diet is a whole lot healthier, because I rather like this guy and I don't want to find out years from now that he's died of a heart attack >_>
This show is awesome i watch it with my family a lot. But it's not a 10 because the middle when he's just talking is pretty boring and when they're making the food is pretty boring. OK the reason why this show is beast is because the end. THE CHALLENGES! The challenges are awesome and hard pounding and my mouths waters all the time just watching it. Overall 8.5/10.
Great and fun show unless your an uptight negative Nancy like some people in the world..... This show was a nice comedic and juvenile in a good way jolt to the Travel Channels nice but serious tone. Adam elevated the food challenge genera to more than a bunch of fat guys gorging and puking themselves. Adam playing the matured frat boy showed eager excitement for the locale and the challenge each episode. The show was fun and hip and unlike a scripted show Adam didn't win every challenge. If you want something fun and of great quality like most Travel Channel shows are check it out on dvd it'll be like hanging out with a friend and cheering him on each week.
I know that a ton of people are going to disagree with me, but I don't care. If you like this show, good for you! Watch it as much as you want, there are plenty of chances….believe me. I, however find this show to be, well….stupid. The show consists of You following this guy who thinks he's funny(but really isn't) and likes to eat around the country as he engorges himself on those food challenges you hear about sometimes. Oh yeah, sometimes you see some local specialties. WOOHOO!! Now that's what I call some fine television! The show is disgusting. You're watching this goofball stuff his face as fast as he can with as much as he can. Along the way, you get to see stuff fall out of his mouth; the saliva, the mucus, the sweat(if it's spicy) and other unknown things. Ironically, this show is more disgusting than Bizarre Foods. At least in that show you have a tolerable host and get to experience some culture. Man V. Food is just….a huge waste of time! Did I mention that this show is on constantly?! The greatest damage that this show has done to a once good network has been the fact that it has opened the gates to even more pointless, food based shows. This is the Travel Channel dang it! I want to see stuff about other places! If I wanted to see stuff about food, I would watch the Food Network. Though I enjoy Bizarre Foods, all of the food shows are beginning to seem like overkill.
I find Anthony Bourdain, in all of his arrogant, annoying glory, to be a much more tolerable host than Adam Richman and would gladly take an episode of No Reservations any day over this train wreck of a show. Bourdain and Zimmern are quite enough food for the Travel Channel thank you.
Adam Richman is the perfect host for this show. Each week they visit a different city and cover 2 or 3 restaurants that present a unique food-eating challenge, or just "can't miss" food in that city.
Throughout the show, they smartly weave little tidbits and video shots of the city visited. Adam presents a "behind-the-kitchen door" look of how each dish is prepared, while interacting with the chef/cooks, as well as patrons. Whenever a food challenge is portrayed, Adam usually takes it on, mano al plato, with a other diners sitting nearby. At the end of each show, he does a mock news conference, with other patrons acting as news media, asking questions regarding his performance. The show has the perfect host and is very creative. It deserves a look from everyone, based on the travel aspect, food interests, tourist options, etc.
The only bad thing I can see with the show? - It's only 30 min long! I could watch the show with a new episode every night for an hour. Here's hoping that the Travel Channel invests in this show long-term.
I can't believe how much this guy eats. I am surprised he hasn't died yet! He eats so much crap that it makes me not only hungry, but sick at the same time. I will say that this is a pretty good show. I find it entertaining every time I watch it. One thing I must say is that it is not recommended that you watch this when you are hungry or sick to your stomach. On one hand, the food looks great. It can make you really hungry. On the other hand, the amount of food he eats can make you physically ill! Overall, this is a very good show. Thank you.
I wish this show came on more often!! I LOVE IT! Every person I show it to gets completely addicted, and cannot WAIT till the next episode!! There are only 2 bad things about this show. It doesn't come on 7 nights a week ( =]) and it makes you super hungry!! But Adam would be morbidly obese if it came on with different episodes 7 nights a week haha. I don't understand how he doesn't weigh 800 pounds! My boyfriend doesn't like to watch much tv, but when I showed him MvF he absolutely fell in love with it like i did! Great job travel channel! IT'S A MUST WATCH!
Hey Adam how do you visit Brooklyn and not visit John's Deli at 2033 Stillwell Avenue... Best Roastbeef In Brooklyn!!!!!!! The gravy that they use is just one of the best things to top a roastbeef sandwhich, people order cups full of the gravy on the side. They also have other things too eat that are sooooooo good such as their riceballs, potato croquettes, and fried raviolis. They always have different specials everyday. You should take a look at their website to see some of the food they serve johnsdeli.com, You have to go and visit, it is well worth it!!!!!! Thank You Subway!!!!!!
I've been into Man v Food for about a year now ever since my brother ever showed me it. I immediately loved the idea of eating oversized food because who doesn't love shows about food. Anyway this is a great show for the whole family and i recomend it to anyone who looooovvves food like me! Anyways the host Adam Richman goes around the country to take on the world's most legendary eating challenges and if he wins he usually gets a picture on a wall of fame or a t-shirt. One of my favorite reality shows actually the only decent one around! Man v Food!!!!! Wooooh!!!!!
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