Allow me to explain. When Food Network was more about actual, you know, cooking, I used to watch it more. I was (and still am) a BIG fan of "Good Eats".
The problem is, once FN got into "reality" television and started doing things like "Food Network Star", it was a real turn off to me.
Why, you ask? Because they wanted all the contestants to tell "personal stories".
They're probably perfectly nice people, but honestly, I don't care that their grandma taught them how to make biscuits (American biscuits) or whatever when they were five years old and standing on a stepstool.
I realize I'm probably in the minority here, but it would seem to me that just being engaging and actually telling people how to cook good food would keep an audience.
So what am I missing?