I had missed the first episode, but randomly caught a repeat (and watched it while assembling some pumpkin tool kits). I like it.
The food challenge shows can be pretty fun. I don't care so much for the ones that are actually about the food (because I can't taste what is on the screen, so I can't play armchair judge).
But a lot of these challenge competition shows on Food Network are more about the art (which just happens to be made of edible material). And as an artist, I love watching people coming up with crazy sculptures, especially with Halloween themes. The pressure of the time limit forces some drama on the contestants too, poor saps.
So this Halloween Wars takes this food art contest idea to the next level, with multiple teams of food artists, who have to combine all their skills to make their creations. Plus, you get to follow your favorite team for multiple episodes, as each week one team is eliminated, until only one winning group is left.
Nice to see our boy Ray Villafane on one of the teams, showing off more of his sick pumpkin sculpting. He won the Food Network Challenge: Outrageous Pumpkins two years in a row. How far will he make it in a team setting?
Teasers for upcoming episodes look pretty crazy. Rob Zombie is even coming in to judge for an episode. Somehow I didn't ever think I'd see him on the Food Network. Of course, I didn't expect him to do a laundry detergent commercial