OVERRATED: "The Taste" on ABC

A loud and unnecessary hybrid of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000979" title="The Voice (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-voice-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000979.topic">"The Voice"</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000048" title="Top Chef (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/top-chef-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000048.topic">"Top Chef,"</a> the latest attempt to force-feed another cooking reality show on the viewing public has plenty of star wattage with its celebrity chef mentors but falters on watchable drama. With its over-the-top contestants, flashy set and awkward bickering, this is probably the sort of show <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000610" title="Anthony Bourdain" href="/topic/entertainment/anthony-bourdain-PECLB000610.topic">Anthony Bourdain</a> would've ruthlessly mocked if he weren't one of the judges.

( ABC / March 7, 2013 )

A loud and unnecessary hybrid of "The Voice" and "Top Chef," the latest attempt to force-feed another cooking reality show on the viewing public has plenty of star wattage with its celebrity chef mentors but falters on watchable drama. With its over-the-top contestants, flashy set and awkward bickering, this is probably the sort of show Anthony Bourdain would've ruthlessly mocked if he weren't one of the judges.

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