Originally Posted by JillBurgh
This is the first season I watched ...
... and the whole series seemed (and likely was) "staged." Especially based on the CAST of CHARACTERS they let through to be competitors. we all knew who the finalists would be from episode one!
Are staged and manipulated the same?
I believe the contestants were carefully chosen, profiled and psych evaluated, and the producers got just what they were getting. And I'm sure there was a measure of "Jerry Springer Puppet Mastering ' going on.
I see HK being the audition for a probation period as Exec Chef for Ramsey.
I wanted Petroza to win but agree with Chris getting it.
Bobby, Ben, Lou, Cory seemed to understand the finaly was an opportunity to advance their careers.
Matt still doesn't get it.
I'm sure Jen will never be silenced but will anyone be listening?