Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Producers

Watching "Top Chef"'s judges table last night, I had the feeling the producers of the show were bending rules to get a rivalry going between two of the contestants. For the sake of those who haven't seen it yet, we'll call these people Chef A, Chef B, and Chef C. All three were on the chopping block of last night's challenge for food that wasn't up to snuff. Chef B, however, completely missed one required ingredient. In season one, the third finalist was eliminated simply for omitting a required ingredient, despite the quality of his dish. The producers set their own standards then and there.

On last night's show, the judges mentioned B's omission while dining, but failed to bring it up at the judge's table. A red flag went up in my mind. Chef C, instead, brought it up at the table. B called C out because of the help he/she(B) he gave to him/her(C) earlier in the competition. Seemed to me that the producers wanted B's omission to not be considered. This way, A would be cut and B and C would be left to create some drama. Of course, I can't prove any of this, but it seemed fishy to me.

8 comments:

PreppyGirl said...

I KNEW you'd blog about this. Get over it! They should've mentioned it but we all knew they were totally aware. I think the fact that he didn't even listen to the challenge (something hearty, etc) and the fact that it didn't taste great and was a mess probably superceded the fact that he left out an ingredient. In other words, they didn't even have to GO there because so many other things were wrong with his dish. Still - the right person was asked to pack his knives & go.

Galoot said...

Funny how Dave in season one's dish was the favorite in the semifinal, yet that didn't supercede the fact that he'd left out a third course. Eliminated. I'd have more of an issue with this if Andrew had stayed on. It would seem that their criteria for judging changes with the wind. I'm just sayin'...

-R- said...

But the producers could have just edited out the part where she tried to get the guy in trouble.

princess slea said...

oh but galoot we all know how much you LOVE the dramz from these shows. isn't that why we watch it? NOT.

i was mad when they booted dave too. he got robbed. "i'm not yer bitch, bitch" best line in top chef history ever.

Tracy Crowe Jones said...

Len, I'm with you. A red flag went up for both Steve and me with the ingredient being left out and the precident set in an earlier season. IMHO, all three of them could have gone home as far as I'm concerned. They are all a-holes. Oh, I want Dale gone, too. I don't care how good of a chef he is.

Galoot said...

Maybe the judges were holding back to force someone to rat Andrew out. Who knows what happens with all of the editing? Dale is a big dick, to be sure, but he does make good dishes.

Galoot said...

P.S. I'll be thinking of you all when I watch Top Chef. It'll be like watching it together!

Tracy Crowe Jones said...

Tonight is the beginning of the season finale, but we have rehearsal until 9pm. So, we won't begin watching it until 10pm our time. Can you stay up that late? We'll probably pop popcorn. So, if you stay up late and pop popcorn it will be JUST like being together - except it will be okay for me to just be in a t-shirt and panties.