Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogging ANTM and Top Chef

What's Jack up to? Oh Jack. You little stinker. Why do you waste our time with walks? Ugh. You're over a year now. Time to get this thing straight please.

Ok, first up for reality roundup is America's Next Top Model.

I have to say these girl did pretty good in this weeks runway show to be so green. All except Miss Fatima and the bad buttoning. And Lauren who was scared witless. It was surprising.

Now a Meat challenge? What tha-? Ewww....
I noticed Lady Ty didn't pose draped in meat just holding a fork. Hmm.

I have to say Mr. J was really funny and the star for me this week. I love him.
The surprising drama this week was brought by Whitney. My lovely DH said she has to go and she thinks she's on Rock of Love with all of that drama. Not that he watches that!
I'm not sure I agree with the eliminated girl this week. Sure Fatima and Amis were bad, but for me it should have been Amiee. What was she hailing a cab in this photo?

Oh well. For some reason poor Amis's final photo was not up on the Top Model site. A final diss.? Good luck Amis with the crazy headbands. Later!

And so it began. Last night was the season premier of Top Chef. Hooray!! Applause, Applause!

I really had a great time once I got Jack settled down and the kids out of my hair. Everyone was clear that there was no talking during Top Chef. Shhh!

The show started out normal enough with the parade of chefs coming in off the planes. I was only mildly surprised by having not just one, but 2 chefs with faux hawks , but hey it's obviously now a fashion epidemic in the culinary community. Who woulda thunk it?

But the bigger shock for me and just about every one else was the fact that they decided to have 2 chefs that not only know each other, but are in fact lovers and are in fact lesbians. Wait. Hold the phone, Baby. Am I watching Top Chef or Big Brother? This thing can't be good. My gut says it will end badly. Jennifer has to be the better cook. Clearly because she's got the faux hawk! lol. It will be fun to see how this plays out.

I was a little nervous for the ladies after the quickfire challenge. Boy did they show poorly. And was it just me or was there a collective groan around the world when Rocco popped up. Boo! He cracks me up. Is it me or does he get botox? I'm just saying though. Ahem... Moving on.

There seem to be some fun characters this season. I'm liking the big burly Erik with his 80's chains, the Australian (oops New Zealand) , Mark for his unruly hair (not wise in the kitchen) and the wanna- be- ghetto, Andrew for his flip one liners. Holla!

Dale seems to be the intense, Hung of the season. He'll be one to watch.

Poor Nimma. The girl was doomed from the start. Parsley marinade for shrimp? What? I'll say it again. What? Who does that? Then when she started talking cauliflower, I was already writing my goodbye post. There is just nothing more to say. They could have brought me in as a take home wild card and I'd have done better.

In the end the ladies were redeemed and the cute, little, hands shaking, Stephanie brought it home with her duck dish. She rock it. I was happy.

Now who told the Bravo folks to tag on an extra 15 minutes to the show. Man, that thing needs to come on earlier. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....



Eileen said...

I loved the show last night. How can a chef not know what how to make chicken piccatta. I am glad Stephanie won. Her plate not only looked beautiful but it also sounded sooo tastey.

Kristen Painter said...

I think I agree with just about everything you said. These are also two of my favorite shows - can I just say how happy I am Top Chef is back on? Woo to the hoo, baby!

Oh, the drama. I love it so. April 1st brings Hell's Kitchen back to the air. I'll be a happy, happy camper then!

Kwana said...

I know Elieen. You are so right.

Thanks Kristen. I didn't know my Gordon would be back April 1st. Yes!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I didn't get a chance to watch Top Chef yet!!

Top Model was good last night though. I couldn't believe they had to wear meat -- how disgusting!!

There's something about Fatima that just rubs me the wrong way, but she is quite stunning!

I think she might actually win the whole thing in the end.

Kwana said...

Hi BG. You know that would bug me if Fatima wins. Maybe if her personality changes, but she rubs me the wrong way too right now. Marvita and Claire are my girls.
I hope you get to watch Top Chef.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

Wow, another blogger who also knits. Am I the only mommy blogger who doesn't?? :)

Kwana said...

Hi Guinevere. I'm sure you're not and I knit very poorly. Learned from books and videos. Thanks for stopping by!

Louisa Edwards said...

I'm so into chef shows lately! No Reservations and Kitchen Nightmares are my faves, but maybe I should start watching Top make it sound like a lot of fun!

"J" said...

I'm stopping by your blog because of the blog party! THIS POST TELL ME I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE!!! I'm a NUT for realtity shows...Mr. "S" thinks I'm CRAZY!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ANTM...I've watched it since the 1st season! I really like dthe 2nd season when Yoanna House won! I can't get over her being so big and then so small!!! I was happy for her!!

Any ways...
I've just went on and

It's was nice chatting with you...even though I did all the chatting!!! =)

I look forward to hearing from you!

"J" said...

I Missed Top Chef =(

keri mikulski :) said...

Great posts, Kwana. I was teaching last night so I missed these shows. Thanks for filling me in..

Kwana said...

Yes, Louisa check it out. You can probably catch a repeat on Bravo anytime. Love the chef shows.

Hi J, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you'll be back. I love meeting other reality fans! I'm a nut! Please "chat" often and share your thoughts.

Hi Keri, Catch the repeat of Top Chef. You'll enjoy it.

David Dust said...

Kwana: Rocco TOTALLY gets botoxed (or has had a full facelift).

Click here for DavidDust's Top Chef Chicago recap.


Kwana said...

Ha! The Full Monty!

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