@RiotDemon, escape reality? for some of us, it is reality. If you knew how messy my family was and how dangerous stepping on the floor barefoot could be… The floor is lava IS my reality. Lego, sewing needles, vicious kittens, never know what you might step on.
@chienfou I have seen the true full raclette with the half wheel and the heating lamp setup in Quebec as well… And I have had home raclette here in Toronto and in France and Switzerland with pre-sliced squares of raclette cheese that we melted in little trays in a special raclette cooker like this:
I keep on thinking about getting one of these home raclette sets, but then I realise I’d probably eat it too often, and it’s a better idea for it to be a rare treat.
I do buy traditional fondue cheese which I make in a regular pot on my portable element that I put on my dining table - and sometimes I pretend it’s raclette cheese and eat it on cured meats and potatoes with cornichons
I’m suddenly quite hungry… Not sure why!
the first time I had it (early 70’s) was in Sallanches France. My aunt had a huge block of raclette cheese with a set of IR lamps on a metal frame to melt the cheese. The last few times I had it was in the individual serving style. The main thing is the specific cheese they use. Not always easy to come by…
It’s not bad. It’s reminiscent of those japanese shows but it repeats rooms. I fastforward the pointless intro to get to see how they work as a team. Don’t need the huge intro/credits. I agree it’s good mindless fun
Girlfriend and I watched the first episode and I had to say no more. The announcer was obnoxious and they clearly told the contestants to be as dramatic as possible. Didn’t want to waste any more time on that crap.
My wife and I got into Ultimate Beastmaster today instead. It’s like an international American Ninja Warrior mega obstacle course competition.
We tried hot lava and don’t know if we’ll go back to it. It was OK, but as little as I watch TV I feel it’s wasted if I watch something that’s just ok. (Note that this conflicts with watching two episodes of Ultimate Beastmaster. Not sorry.)
@unksol oh I get that, I just enjoyed my bad tv time going “damn, how’d that little guy do that?” more than I enjoyed yelling “push it with the staff instead of trying to use it like a baseball bat, ya dummy!”
Speaking of bad escape rooms I heard something about some kind of celebrity escape room show. I bet that one would make me yell “ya dummy!” a lot too but I ought to find it and check it out next lazy day.