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Top Chef: Just Dessert Episode 8: CelebriTea

pitu | Nov 4, 2010 05:49 AM

Well, I still want to talk about this show! Where's the wrap up thread?
: )

Whatever their perceived personality flaws, I missed our eliminated competitors this week...the remaining desserts were mostly a mess. And I think it would have been appropriate for Yigit to mention that one of his competitors accidentally elbowed his sugar glass vase. It doesn't sit right for Morgan to win a challenge when he destroyed the other potential winner. Morgan was doing an awful lot of table jiggling (and did you catch him saying STFU to Danielle when she called him on it?)

I'd prefer cumulative scoring on these things - the level of competition would be higher if the mid pack players like Danielle couldn't slip through to the end. On the other hand, I was glad that Eric made it as far as he did without spinning sugar/plating experience - fun for someone like me that goes for flavor over pretty, and couldn't plate like that to save my life.

As for the challenges...disadvantaging half the people (those who planned and shopped with their chocolate dessert in mind) and not ALL the people seems super wrong to me. Of course two of the chocolate planners were the bottom players. Okay, duh, it's a tv show and they want maximum drama, not maximum skill display. Well, I watch a cooking competition for the skill display. Make them all have to deal with the loss of their main ingredient if you want to see how they work under added stress!

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