Top Chef Texas: Bike, Borrow & Steal

E: Despite the fact that I really, really don’t like Pee-Wee Herman and find him way more frightening than funny, this was a surprisingly watchable episode.

M: I’ve never had a problem with Pee Wee, actually.  I’ve never been the biggest fan, but he always came across as endearingly annoying, not grating.  Now on the other hand, the man who plays him,Paul Reubens, give me the creeps.  That said, this was a fun episode, with a particularly fun elimination challenge!  But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Continue reading

Top Chef – Texas: Block Party

E:  Well, you knew it was coming. Really, how many times can they show inconsistent, wacky Chris pining for his lovely wife and child before giving him the boot?

M: Quick admission…  I was an idiot this week.  I went to re-watch last week’s LCK On Demand before watching this week’s episode, but accidentally selected this week’s, which opened with the shot of Chris J, so I knew who was gone before ever even starting the episode.  I’m not sure my viewing experience would have been much, if any, different, but still, I don’t like to know the ending before I watch. Continue reading

Top Chef: Fit For An Evil Queen

E: M, you must be psyched. As far as I’m concerned, this episode gave us everything you’d be dreaming of from this season and hadn’t yet gotten.

M: You’re right, I am!  Now, I know that the show was taped months ago, and that our piece on literally has only had 14 views, but it felt like they read all of my criticisms and everyone, contestants, judges and producers alike, all stepped up.  And yes, I know that that is amazingly narcissistic of me.  I think I’ve been seeing too much of Newt Gingrich.

E: You said it, not me.

M: Gotta call a spade a spade.

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Top Chef All Stars: Finale Part 3: The Last Supper

E: I hate this show.  I seriously hate this show.

M: Really? I thought it was a great episode. I was glad for Richard, and while I clearly would have preferred to see Antonia in the last challenge with him, I was glad that the “twist” of the episode at least gave her a final shot at it. Without the twist it would have been an easier, more clear cut decision for the judges.

E: Well, okay, yes.  BUT.  Do you want me to list all the problems I had with the episode?

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Top Chef All Stars: Finale Part 2; Island Fever

M: Ok, we’re back to having everyone on their game again, and when it comes down to it the right person went home, so all in all I’m please heading into the finale.  Again, I would have been much happier were Carla there with Richard and Antonia, but this will do.

E: The right chef went home.  I won’t go so far as to say the right person left.

M: Yes, Miss Semantics, because I was trying to say Tiffany was the fourth best person left in the competition. Right.

E: As long as you’re willing to admit that.

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