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Hell’s Kitchen

Posted by reeeeeen on July 3, 2007

Re: Michelle in last night’s episode 

Isn’t it a basic rule of restaurant (or, frankly even home cooking) to tie your hair back???  Seriously I was waiting through the entire episode for that crazy @#$@#$’s nasty uncombed matted hair to end up in one dish or another. 

Must be something I was missing about her, unless she’s only staying for the drama.  I don’t see the talent, the teamwork, the leadership ability, none of it.   But I guess they’re doing something right, since I’ll be tuning in next week to see the boys give her a righteous beat down.   



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Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen

Posted by reeeeeen on June 25, 2007

I like Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen. 

But what I’d really like to see is a show where a group of people work all day, think of what to make for dinner, then go and shop and cook for finicky eaters 6 or 7 days a week on 40 or 50 dollars a week.

The finicky eaters would judge the food and then fall asleep watching the History Channel, while the contestants cleaned up the kitchen.   

THAT SHOW would impress me.  Searing 3 scallops and artfully arranging them on a plate with 7 different garnishes, not so much. 


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Goodbye, Tony

Posted by reeeeeen on June 24, 2007

So, Cliff and I watched the Sopranos finale (me for the 2nd time, him for the 1st) last night.  After reading endless blogs and message boards about what the ending ‘means’, I was on the lookout for whatever I might have missed the first time around.  Sorry to say, no enlightenment here.  I did get the giggle of watching Cliff’s confusion about 4 secs into the black screen as he looked from me to the screen, thinking that the On Demand had malfunctioned. 

I consider myself relatively intelligent, so I can’t help but think that we weren’t meant to know for sure what happened.  I really wanted a conclusion.  SOME kind of resolution to the dream sequences, the foreshadowing, the Godfather references.  It’s so disappointing that I really don’t even have a desire to watch any of the old episodes again.  I had entertained the idea of buying the whole series for us to watch, but what’s the point now?  We sat through 2 year long hiatuses (hiati?) for 10 seconds of black screen?  Hmpf.  OK Mr. Chase, you win.  Apparantly I’m not smart enough to see the brilliance of that one. 


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