Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Top this

So, “Top Chef” is down to the final four and the two-part finale, set in Aspen, begins tonight. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m rooting for Casey. Now, I like Dale. And Brian is OK (though for the love of Long John Silvers, stop making lobster!). But, basically, I really, really, really, really don’t want Hung to win. That dude is already an insufferable asshat. Just think how bad he would be with a title. While I don’t usually root for someone to lose, I am totally rooting for Hung to get his smug handed to him on a skillet. I think Casey has the best shot at beating Hung, but what the hell do I know; I thought Tre was going to win it all.
Actually, I think the caliber of cooking this season has been better than last. And the cutie chef quotient was pretty good, too. Hello, Lia. How ya doing? Sadly, all my favorites -- Lia, Sara N., Sandee (well, she probably would have been a favorite if she had stuck around for more than two episodes) -- got the cut early. My other complaint this season is that the judging has been wildly inconsistent. Howie fails to plate an item in the very first elimination challenge and he gets to stick around but poor Tre just makes boring bread pudding and it’s pack your knives and leave? At least we still have Padma to soothe our disappointments. And Padma with a lasso? That’s just the icing on the cake. Bon appétit.


Anonymous said...

AND Lia revealed in an audition interview that she just got out of a 6 year relationship with a woman, and considers herself bisexual.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Top Chef is one of my favorite shows. I adore Casey. She consistently prepares dishes that are both innovative and tasty. I'm betting that she takes the crown because I think that she is just flat-out superior to Hung.

WordNerd said...

Are you serious, anonymous??? I am having a total lesbo freakout right now. Lia was my #1 TV crush of the summer. Did you see the interview on Bravo's web site?

And I agree with j from p, Casey is the only one left who is making food that I really want to eat.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you can check out the clip on the Bravo site. Lia talks about how she had been in a relationship, and the interviewer refers to the person as a "he", and she follows up by saying it was actually a woman.

Check it out: