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Old 02-03-12, 07:18 AM
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
I am very tired of TC constantly getting ripped (it's even worse on chow). I agree that this isn't their best season, far from it, but I still find it enjoyable TV. And for all the people constantly ripping it, for fuck's sake nobody's forcing you to watch it, just stop watching already.
I actually didn't watch the majority of seasons 7 and 8, because of how boring they were. I don't remember a single thing that happened during those seasons or even a great dish someone made.

The challenge with Charlize Theron was actually a surprise. It was a great challenge and it was great to see all the chefs get into it.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Not too surprised to see Grayson go, she was likeable, but pretty forgettable as far as her offerings so far.

I liked Pee Wee as a guest judge, but thought the rules of the challenge were a little too muddled and hacked up.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

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Not too surprised to see Grayson go, she was likeable, but pretty forgettable as far as her offerings so far.

I liked Pee Wee as a guest judge, but thought the rules of the challenge were a little too muddled and hacked up.
You'd think they would put a little more care into the episode that determines the finalists, but you'd be wrong.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Dun dun dun...
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I knew we were in trouble as soon as they brought back the possibility of immunity.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Ed was gone the minute he fessed up to canned oysters. I'm surprised Tom didn't cane him right then and there. Hopefully Beverly can put the beat-down on those two, scarily attached to their mentors, beeotches. I also never realized what an exalted place woks held in the eyes of esteemed chefs.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I was so disappointed Sarah won the quickfire and she selected immunity, and then I was really hoping Lindsay would be sent packing. It was pretty foolish of Ed to use "canned" oysters, though, when we've seen previous contestants sent home for similar decisions.

I hope Paul wins, or if not him then Beverly.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

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I was so disappointed Sarah won the quickfire and she selected immunity, and then I was really hoping Lindsay would be sent packing. It was pretty foolish of Ed to use "canned" oysters, though, when we've seen previous contestants sent home for similar decisions.

I hope Paul wins, or if not him then Beverly.
My thoughts too. Not a fan of Sarah or Lindsay. Hate to see either one do well in the finale.

Totally baffled at Ed using canned smoked oysters. He deserves to leave since he wasn't able to think out of the box when the store didn't have fresh oysters. I also didn't like his comment that Bev knocked him out. He knocked himself out with a bonehead decision.

And Sarah should have taken the car. If she didn't make it in the finale, she'd at least have a new set of wheels to take her back home.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I think everyone kind of knew as soon as he grabbed the canned oysters it was game over.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I was really hoping Paul was gonna say 'here - you go in with the key - just for a laugh'. Then Sarah would have had a heart attack/stroke and we at least get a chuckle.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

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I knew we were in trouble as soon as they brought back the possibility of immunity.
I don't know why they did that honestly. If anything, bringing back an eliminated contestant means that they should have raised the stakes, not lowered them.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

No surprise at all here. They took the idea from Survivor, with redemption island, and survivor have I think canned that for this next season.

I'm rooting for Paul, I like him, he does good stuff and isn't all that cocky, Ed appeared way to cocky.

I will hate it if Beverly wins, but I don't think that will happen.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Why would they have immunity this late in the season...especially with a crazy quickfire where you are picking ingredients while blindfolded. It's almost asking for a random outcome as opposed to finding the best chef. If the quickfire is just for money, I have no issue with random challenges.

Was Sarah the only remaining chef who would have chosen immunity over the car (maybe Bev?). I think the 2 guys would have taken the car and Lindsay too.

I only caught a quick glimpse of the preview for next week, but it looked absolutely absurd (maybe it was just the quickfire challenge?)
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Yessss
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Seriously, who the fuck is designing these challenges. This show has jumped the shark. Can you imagine if the finale was in hawaii and they had them juggle torches?
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Challenges were definitely terrible. They have seem to run out of ideas and these challenges weren't related to cooking at all. That "biathalon" was just terrible.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Yeah, the challenges have been really gimmicky this season.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Those challenges were absurd. Surprised to see Bev bite the dust, but just hoping Paul can win it.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I keep hoping for Sarah to get eliminated but she appears to be on a roll. Paul needs to pull it together for next week.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Um, Paul won the elimination challenge. Sarah is certainly cooking well, but it's not like Paul is choking.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Rooting for Paul.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

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Um, Paul won the elimination challenge. Sarah is certainly cooking well, but it's not like Paul is choking.
True, but he was on a huge roll for a while when he was winning almost everything. This win seemed like the first one in a long time, at least by the standards he had set.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

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True, but he was on a huge roll for a while when he was winning almost everything. This win seemed like the first one in a long time, at least by the standards he had set.
Are you watching the same show?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Chef_(season_9)

He won this week, last week he lost the first "game" but won the second (I'll count that as a "did not win"), he won the week before, did not win the week before, and won the 2 weeks before that. He's won 4 of the last 6 elimination challenges.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

I guess he's doing better than I thought. Maybe it's just the shock of seeing Sarah winning anything that makes it seem like he's losing.
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Re: Top Chef: Texas -- Season Discussion Thread -- Premieres 11/02/11 (Bravo)

Definitely going for Paul, the only thing I can think is that Sarah's cooking must be really good because her confidence sure is not. It seems like she is always going to lose but somehow avoids elimination.

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