Iron Chef backdraft
I grew up watching Iron Chef Japan on Food Network. This was back in the early days, before Guy Fieri, Paula Deen and the Neelys ruined the whole place. But back then, there was something magical and hilarious about the show. Maybe it was whatever crazy thing Kaga wore each week; or the frenetic atmosphere of everyone running around; or maybe just something about the dubbing. Some combination of all of those resulted in a show that drew me in.
But I think above all, it was the music that drew me in. At the time I didn’t know the music was mostly from Backdraft (there was a little Glory in there as well) but the cues they used just fit so well with what was going on. A month or so ago we started getting the Cooking Channel, the sister channel to Food Network. And I was so excited when I saw that they were going to air the original Iron Chef!
If only. The dialogue and spectacle of the show were all there, but the music.. they gutted the Backdraft music and replaced it with some horrendous generic piece of crap. Maybe it was just my nostalgia kicking in, but something just didn’t feel right. Could the people at Scripps really not find some better piece of music? Hell, just use some epic-sounding trailer music; there’s plenty of it out there.
But oh, how disappointed I was. Scripps, if you’re reading this, I implore you to bring back the music that you used before. Pay Hans Zimmer his rights to the music and just be done with it.