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Top Chef - New Orleans - season thread (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Agatha Mystery, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2014 #81 of 157
    Cainebj

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    Mark my words - she will be back.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2014 #82 of 157
    TonyTheTiger

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    She's been back twice - and kicked off by Emeril twice, so I doubt it - unless she does really well in LCK! (No spoilers for LCK!).
     
  3. Jan 11, 2014 #83 of 157
    Agatha Mystery

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    There has been a lot of poor tasting techniques this season
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 #84 of 157
    secondclaw

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    That's the flaw of immunity, a chef with it can sabotage someone in team contest (not to say this was intentional) ... they should just give them some money for winning quick fire, and move on. Immunity essentially defeats the purpose of the show.
    But, as the rule still stands, they should not have asked him to resign.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 #85 of 157
    Cainebj

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    The main through line of every reality show competition is immunity. This is a reality show competition so I don't see how that defeats the purpose of the show.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 #86 of 157
    secondclaw

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    Goal of the show is best chef, or whatever. Immunity defeats that, as already happened. I don't watch any other reality shows, so if they all do immunity thing, then so be it. Still seems like artificial drama.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2014 #87 of 157
    betts4

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    Maybe only have immunity when it is NOT a team challenge.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2014 #88 of 157
    pmyers

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    totally agree. Also, immunity gives the chef the ability to take a chance and try something "out there" Maybe it doesn't work, but at least they tried.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 #89 of 157
    secondclaw

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    That would be great in an individual competition. In a team competition this risk is totally unfair to the teammates.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2014 #90 of 157
    Agatha Mystery

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    Man, Roy Choi is kind of mean. 20 minutes to conceive, and cook a dish and make it awesome like he wanted it to just isn't enough time.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2014 #91 of 157
    Ruth

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    Who is Nicholas sleeping with? How has he stuck around this long?
     
  12. Jan 17, 2014 #92 of 157
    jradosh

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    They must all be afraid of him. Like he'll "go postal" if they eliminate him or something. :eek: I can't figure out why he's still there either.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2014 #93 of 157
    jradosh

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    He struck me as a guy who probably thinks a game show is beneath him. After all, he single-handedly re-invented the food truck! He was acting like an arrogant jerk IMO.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2014 #94 of 157
    cherry ghost

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    You're being too nice. He was a complete d**k.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2014 #95 of 157
    Mr. Soze

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    Re Roy Choi. Yes, he was a dick but I think that was a total set-up. He went on about putting your voice into it, which shock of shocks leads into the theme for the elimination challenge. I remember thinking at the time how contrived and ham-fistedly executed that was.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2014 #96 of 157
    sharkster

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    Yeah, this ^

    I was hoping Nicholas would get the boot, but I just knew going in that the other guy would be cut.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2014 #97 of 157
    sharkster

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    Ugh! I can't believe Nicholas is STILL there. I sure hope he doesn't win. I really thought he was the one they were going to send home THIS time.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2014 #98 of 157
    jradosh

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    I really wanted him gone too. :(
     
  19. Jan 23, 2014 #99 of 157
    nmiller855

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    When the comment was made about how elementary Nicholas' lack of salt was, I was hoping he was finally a goner. He must be very close to someone on the staff. If he wins, I'll be disappointed.
     
  20. Agatha Mystery

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    Shirley's been coming on strong. It's going to be between her and Nina, unless Louis gets back in through LCK. Nicholas keeps trying to impress with his skills but seems to leave something out or makes it too complex. I don't think a few grains of salt (which was how it was put) was going to send him home. I'm guessing Carlos's cold tamale was worse off. And it could be that the sauce for the fish was enough seasoning when eaten WITH the fish, rather than just the fish alone.

    Nicholas seemed like the bad guy by not falling on his sword and giving up immunity. However, others haven't been asked to give it up, so it seemed really unfair. Someone possibly sabotaged him with the overly hot oven, and Carlos threw him under the bus, claiming he stole an oven, and then treated Nicholas's knife poorly. I never understood why Carlos's knife wasn't sharp. Everything I've heard about chefs is that they are extremely anal about their knives and how sharp they are. Carlos somehow seems to have missed that gene.
     

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