Originally Posted by tlash
I agree, Richard, good for you. I read Jeff’s “sucks ass” review yesterday, and it’s hard for me to imagine we’re discussing the same show.
Brown’s regular show, Good Eats, takes what would otherwise be just another boring cooking show, and makes it entertaining, and informative, with facts, and other useful information on that show’s topic. Now he’s on the road on bikes -- BMWs no less (okay, and a Triumph). He find factoids about roadside eateries (not big franchise establishments), and tidbits about their history, that I, at least, find interesting. I find myself checking maps, thinking: I’d like to follow the same route someday on a Feasting on Asphalt tour. Look at many of the topics we discuss on this very board, they involve rides to eat.
And another thing, Brown and his crew ride in ATGATT on decent machines presenting a positive image to what is probably an audience of mostly non-riding viewers. I’ll tell you what "sucks ass" big time, is all that knuckle dragging, butt jewelry riding, poser bullcrap that passes for “motorcycling” over on Speed. Oh, wait - Speed has a new show now. What’s the theme of this new one? How long can some squid dipstick hold a stoppie. And Brown’s show sucks ass? My only complaint with Feasting on Asphalt is that it is only four episodes long.
I agree with you completely! I like the show, and don't see it as all that different from his "Good Eats" show, he is traveling around finding strange out of the norm places to eat, and giving us some background and facts about the places and the stranger foods. Doing it on BMWs, wearing full gear, is nothing but positive.
I don't have a clue what Jeff wanted. A motorcycle show? It is a FOOD show, with motorcycles as a means of conveyence between points of interest. If it had been advertised, or in any way led one to believe this was a show about motorcycles, then yes, it would be disappointing.
His other show is a little strange in some ways compared to other cooking/food shows, but little facts he throws in are not heard so much on the "purer" cooking shows.