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[QUOTE=ErinMichelle;112917]Not at the moment, but I have an early "I can't stand that guy" and the nominee is Mike Isabella. He lost me when he made the asinine comment about how a girl shouldn't be able to keep up with his clam shucking skills (referencing Jenn). Additionally, I fricking LOVE the Palazzo. My current fave hotel on the strip.[/QUOTE] Yep, he is a major annoyance to me too right now. If he is trying to be the next Stefan he is missing the main component of SARCASM that allowed him to get away with a lot of his "attitude" and comments. I think Mike is gonna be more like a Spike and just be the ****** of the season. Blech.
Wow, I am kind of surprised Kevin won! The minute he said he was doing a slow cooked dish and could definitely finish in the 2 hours I thought they were giving him the doomsday edit. Fooled again Bravo editors!
[QUOTE=tatertots;112924]Wow, I am kind of surprised Kevin won! The minute he said he was doing a slow cooked dish and could definitely finish in the 2 hours I thought they were giving him the doomsday edit. Fooled again Bravo editors![/QUOTE] Ugh, I switched to Real World. Kevin was the guy with the beard right? My money is on the girl with the GINORMOUS gauges leaving.
[QUOTE=molds13;112930]Ugh, I switched to Real World. Kevin was the guy with the beard right? My money is on the girl with the GINORMOUS gauges leaving.[/QUOTE] Yup, beardy won and so far it looks to me like little blondie, Eve?, is going home. We shall see!
Called it! Her dish just [I]looked[/I] bad. Super glad that my girl from AA didn't go home first.
molds! You are genius! Gauge girl gets the auf! Oh wait that is Project Runway....Gauge girl gets the CUT!
Yay! An Atlanta chef takes the first win! Now you know the girl with the crazy earrings wasn't going home THAT early. People will tune in just to stare at her ears haha
I was finally able to catch the premiere - not sure about the twists but I'm going to reserve judgement for a few episodes... Early favorites include Mattin, Jesse (though I don't know that she's going to be around very long) and Ron (same story- I like him but I don't know that he'll be around for many episodes). Jen-that-works-for-Eric-Ripert reminds me of a *****ier Casey from Miami. I'm also of the thinking that Mike I. is annoying and needs to go soon (though I'll bet he's be around for most of the season). Oh, and the brothers thing is a new take, but, much like girlfriends Jen and Zoi in Chicago, I think it's going to be run into the ground that "Hey! They're brothers! On Top Chef! Together!" Two thoughts: Preeti with those clams? Seriously? And okay, for some reason whenever Robin comes on screen, I cannot help but think of Nurse Jackie. So glad Top Chef is back! :)
I enjoyed the first episode and it was a big change in the drama department from Top Chef Masters. The twists were a bit gimmicky, but overall the quality of competitors looks great and I think we are going to have a compelling season ahead of us. I don't have any favorites of yet. Actually, I don't even know any names! I try not to bond with the FNG's until I know they are going to be around for a few weeks. :D
Oh damn it Eve. What a horrible representation for the Deuce. Although I have heard that her restaurant is really good (even though I've never heard of it).
Is anyone else already really bored with the sibling rivalry? They're brothers - we get it. Move on, please. I watched both episodes last night as I had forgotten to record the week before, and it seems to me that the men this season far outshine the women in talent. Anyone else feel that way?
[QUOTE=roomie;117970] I watched both episodes last night as I had forgotten to record the week before, and it seems to me that the men this season far outshine the women in talent. Anyone else feel that way?[/QUOTE] Oh yeah. I wouldn't be surprised if no women were in the final 4.
I'm so happy Robin finally got tossed. She was really an anchor around the neck of the show as far as talent is concerned... The top three this week are the best three Chefs and no matter which one wins I will be content that a skilled contestant was selected as Top Chef (unlike many of the other seasons.)
This season has generally been very boring. it was obvious from the beginning 1st couple of weeks that there was a superior group of chefs this was Kevin, and the 2 brothers and that barring a massive screw up they would make the final 3. This season had the biggest talent gab I feel. There was also a second tier group that had Eli and Jenn as well As Mike Isabelle and it was apparent as well. That they kept Robin there that long was in fact disappointing as she should have went at or when Matin went home.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;137585]I'm so happy Robin finally got tossed. She was really an anchor around the neck of the show as far as talent is concerned... [B] The top three this week are the best three Chefs and no matter which one wins I will be content that a skilled contestant was selected as Top Chef (unlike many of the other seasons.)[/B][/QUOTE] You mean the brothers and Kevin? Do you know that they are the final 3? I wouldn't be surprised, I think they are the best too. I am rooting for Kevin though. I think he has been consistently the strongest through the competition.
[QUOTE=tatertots;137595]You mean the brothers and Kevin? Do you know that they are the final 3? [/QUOTE] They'd have to poison the judges to not be the final three. As mr.unamazing pointed out, they are in a different class above the next tier of Chefs. Still, I guess something could happen where only two of those three get in - but whoever replaced them would automatically be the third place finisher. Oh and I do agree that there is not much drama, but I don't really tune in as much for that. Season 2 was all about the drama and the cooking sucked (which is why I will always consider it the worst season.)
True season 2 was awful. Especially there decision on who they chose to win (Illan). Also now looking back find it funny everytime Sam guest judges sometimes because time has shown what I thought while the show was on that he was the best. His success also could dictate that.
Ugh season 2 was so bad! Freaking Marcel (blech), Ilan winning (really?!) and the stupid hair cutting incident is all that anyone remembers. Sam should have totally won and that much drama was totally unnecessary. The brothers and Kevin are definitely on their own tier. The only way they may not all make it is if they really want a female int he final 3, then I think one of the brothers would get the shaft.
If I had too choose right now who makes the top 2 I think that might be Kevin and of the 2 brother I think I'll go with Micheal. It just seems to me that Micheal will probably take a bigger risk and this will probably propell him to the top 2. This is why he has been in bottom before and why he is so good.
Interesting article I stumbled across this morning...don't know if it's right, but: [URL="http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/09/did_the_washington_post_spoil_top_chef_season_6.php"]Eater NY: Did the Washington Post Spoil Top Chef Season 6?[/URL]
This though didn't reveal really anything. All we can get from that is there was a bet. We don't even know if he won or lost.
I would go with Kevin and Bryan. Seems like when it comes down to the end, the judges always go with less edgy stuff and more consevative meals done well.
[QUOTE=mr.unamazing;140240]This though didn't reveal really anything. All we can get from that is there was a bet. We don't even know if he won or lost.[/QUOTE] Um...did you read the article? It clearly says [SPOILER]"Top Chef: Las Vegas" winner and Volt chef Bryan Voltaggio[/SPOILER] I'm not saying it's a clear spoiler, but I do find it fairly interesting that they went as far as to say that he was the winner.
I don't trust that spoiler at all. The only spoiler site I really trust is Vevmo and sometimes even it's wrong (mainly though just speculation stuff like I Love Buddah) If Kevin doesn't win I will be completely shocked and disappointed just like last season when Jose one.
[QUOTE=mr.unamazing;140244]I don't trust that spoiler at all. The only spoiler site I really trust is Vevmo and sometimes even it's wrong (mainly though just speculation stuff like I Love Buddah) If Kevin doesn't win I will be completely shocked and disappointed just like last season when Jose one.[/QUOTE] And I also said that it wasn't a clear spoiler...but technically, if you trust Vevmo for the most part (and who cares about VH1 anyway), then you should trust the spoiler that was just put in front of you. However, I did preface it with "I don't know if this is right or not." I also think you're talking about Hosea, not Jose. I don't even know who Jose is. I think the only reason he won was because he had Blais as his sous chef. He made it a lot easier for Hosea to focus.

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