At least in comparison to the Japanese version. Why Iron Chef America sucks compared to the Japanese version 1. There is no background info on challengers 2. The challengers can't choose their iron chef 3. The American iron chefs don't have real ethnic specialties and all have their own shows on the food network 4. Boring secret ingredients 5. Boring judges 6. The shows aren't titled by the ingredient, but by the names of the chefs (big American egos) 7. There is no drama between the iron chef and the challenger (I don't care who wins) 8. Pointless choice of a chairman What do other Iron Chef fans think? Edit - Sorry, thread title was suppose to be "America" not American.