Kinda hatin' it. I get that she's mega-famous now -- Gawker detests her so she must be -- but the revamped 30-Minute Meals is simply a little too orange. It's not just the cabinets. It's the orange-handled Rachael Ray cookware and the orange-handled Rachael Ray knives that, for me, put it over the top. Also: good-bye video, hello production values.
The thing that has always been engaging about Ray is that she's quirky and unpolished. This is the show that launched her. So to supply 30-Minute Meals with new cabinets, better camera work or any kind of obvious sophistication seems to miss the point. O! She's not our funny little FHM girl any more!
And yeah. I know. Anthony Bourdain hates her too. Why can't all my little TV chef friends get along?