Top Chef: Seattle Entire Season Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    I think I actually like LCK better this year, only because they designed it so the challenge forces the contestant who just got booted to fix the issue that caused them to lose. If they can fix that issue, good on them, it shows it was maybe a fluke. If someone else does it better, well then off you go.
     
  2. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    I agree with that.
     
  3. secondclaw

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    Well, today's elimination was ... surprising. I am not sure its a just outcome though I think Kristen backed the judges into the corner. I do respect her for trying to accept responsibility. Its pretty rare on this show (at least from what I've seen).
     
  4. bryhamm

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    I'm about ready to quit watching this. I cannot believe that Josie is still there.
     
  5. bryhamm

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    Kristin has been so dominating so far. Unreal.
     
  6. secondclaw

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    Since she's in today's LCK ...
    Looks like she may be back after finally beating CJ. Can't wait to see her go against Josie ...
     
  7. Neenahboy

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    Kristen definitely fell on her sword, but the judges (particularly Padma, who seemed uncharacteristically and unnecessarily aggressive in her attacks against Kristen) must be either willfully ignorant or just blind to Josie's sheer incompetence. Most of my reason to continue watching this season is gone, frankly. :thumbsdown:
     
  8. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    And I officially dislike Josie....a LOT!
     
  9. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I think she talked herself into getting sent home. I agree that she backed the judges into a corner.

    I know Stefan is pompous, but that was amazingly horrible.
     
  10. mdougie

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    I thought the judges over reacted, not just at Stefan, but the whole episode. Padma yelling? Also, Gail is just a ridiculous drama queen this season. First the episode with the comment that Matzo ball insulted my people comment. Then last night with the same type of comment about the macaroon. Hey Gail if you are going to be all offended and say you love it so much that you would come back in another life as one please know how to pronounce macaroon.
     
  11. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised by Padma's reaction.
     
  12. secondclaw

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    The judges somehow made this personal. Even reaction to Stefan wasn't really justified. Considering that team was short one person his harried demeanor was excusable.
     
  13. erk48188

    erk48188 not hinky

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  14. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    that was just wrong.:eek:
     
  15. Cainebj

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    i just watched and i think we've been played - i wouldn't be surprised if this isn't a set up for the end...
     
  16. secondclaw

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    Good read, thanks. Still doesn't excuse the outcome. They probably should review tapes before making the call.
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    I bet Tom would do everything possible to get her back into the finals, since he is the sole judge, and clearly regrets the decision.


    I agree. That's why it seems irrational.
     
  17. Neenahboy

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    What a massive cop-out and a terrible attempt to justify what was and is a flawed judging process. The comment that equated it to the Packers-Seahawks game was spot on.

    These comments really say it all:

     
  18. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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  19. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    No it's not. That kind of service is never excusable in a high end restaurant. And being shorthanded is better than having someone in your kitchen who is essentially sabotaging execution.

    That said, it is fully Kristen's own fault that she got eliminated. She should NEVER have taken all the responsibility for Josie's mistakes. She should have managed her from the beginning, but even failing that, Kristen left the judges no choice when she fell on her own sword. A lesson learned the hard way.

    But Josie's continued presence in this competition boggles. the. mind.
     
  20. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Seems like they want to keep Stefan and Josie around as long as possible. Of course, being a huge fan of Kristen, I was not amused.

    I'm not sure anymore which one is more cringey - Stefan or Josie. I think Josie is inching past Stefan. Please, Josie - GO AWAY. I think I'd rather have two Stefans than one Josie.
     

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