After watching the Top Chef marathon while convalescing from a good ol' case of the stomach flu (irony, no?), you've got me hooked.
However, I ask only one thing for season two: For the love of god, NO Katie Lee Joel. I'd rather watch Kathie Lee -- even if she over-emotes, because -- well, she actually emotes. I know there are programs for a Pocket-PC teleprompter out there, and she'd be proof that it actually works.
Good for Howard, even if he did play it safe in the final. Still, Tiffani was too attention-whorish and forgot her demo (see QT Elimination Challenge/Poker Players). The tears at the end didn't help; she's going to get a second prize to pay off some of her debt. Get real.
But it's a good show, and near the end it's better than IC: America or Hell's Kitchen, IMO.
Agreed, get Katie Lee out!!! It was a very enjoyable show, very good finale, they tried to edited that it was closer that it appeared but Harold won it hands down! Internet voting, 97% to 3%, all 4 sous chefs voted for Harold, and the Kobe Beef dish was the Home Run of all dishes!
I hope they take some of the gimmick challenges out and focus more on traditional and fine cooking. Well, now that TC is finish, bring in the Celebrity Poker!
Puerto Rico...fighting for 3rd place on the World Baseball Classic!
http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=ba39dbd9-c6d3-4802-bed8-5fb5e62fc998&entry=index A snippet of the article. According to sources I found on the IMDB.com message board, which has a write up on her leaving http://www.imdb.