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Top Chef Seattle Season 10

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Omar1223, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    ^ Yeah, it pretty much guarantees (at least in the viewer's mind) that some of the votes are rigged. What're they gonna do, have a 35-minute finale with a contestant winning the first three rounds?
     
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    the format had potential. i hated the live audience thing but liked the instant reaction from the judges. i think it would have been better if the judge had to hold up a kristen or brooke sign at the count of 3 or something.

    im glad kristen won though. i was a fan of her.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

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    RIGGED!

    I like Kristen and believe that she is a deserving winner, but changing the finale format from Restaurant Wars to a series of LCKs strongly favored her. Brooke gets flustered when cooking under strict time constraints, while Kristen has been practicing for such a format for several weeks. Kristen showed in the Restaurant Wars challenge that she's not great at running a kitchen. Oh well, Brooke is already an established name so a win wouldn't have made as big a difference in her career as it will for Kristen's. Top Chef gets to promote an up-and-coming star.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Format was fucking ridiculous. There's no suspense when there's only five minutes left in the hour. Of course she'd won.
     
  5. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    The format was terrible but Kristen = :inlove:
     
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    at least they didn't do a "K takes the first, B the second, K the third, B the fourth, and OMG its so suspensful here in the fifth and final round where both K and B each have 2 votes and the next vote wins it all!!!!"
     
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    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yeah, everybody knows that all the porn is shot in chatsworth
     
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    I know this guy that started this "sham wow" type business, basically "magical" rags taht are super absorbent. He sells a lot of these types of made for TV products. Anyway, the rags were not really doing big business and then somehow one made its way onto a porn set. Since then, he sells these rags to the porn industry like selling potatoes to McDonalds.
     
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    Most unintentionally hilarious line came right before the announcement of Kristen as the winner: "If you get Tom's vote." When has Kristen ever not gotten Tom's vote? Kristen could serve roadkill, and Tom would say, "I'm really impressed by your use of unique ingredients. Not many chefs would be this adventurous."
     
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    erictheobscure Senior member

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    It is wholly unsurprising that you would know a fellow who peddles such wares.


    Tom just has good taste in the ladies.
     
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    IRL, too (she's pregnant in this picture)

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    uh, you do know it was taped and edited, right? not to defend the format ...
     
  14. erictheobscure

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    Sure, but I couldn't help but assume that there would be a ton of pressure on the judges not to grant a 3-0 sweep. Just figured that the producers would not want a three-round episode stretched out with narrative filler. Also, sugarbutch is obviously right in pointing out that a quick glance at the clock revealed that Kristen had to win in round 4.
     
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    colicchio already tweeted they're not doing it again.
     
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    it's a TV show, guys. How much complaining was there when Jack wasn't able to bed a girl for the 5033rd time?
     
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    totally different, this is REALITY tv!!!
     
  18. sugarbutch

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    Jack from Three's Company? Going to the well, Matt!
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "Gail complains about the stringy leek, but Hugh says he doesn’t mind because he’s good with a knife, and there’s a quick shot of Gail looking like she wouldn’t mind taking a knife to Hugh, but it’s all in good fun because food brings us together."
     

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