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Old 01-26-2007, 03:19 PM   #181
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Yes, when Tom said he doesn't care what goes on in the kitchen, I was very disappointed. A top chef has to have the whole package, leadership, creativity, management skills...

The title of the show is "Top Chef", not "Top Dish". It's really not (or shouldn't be) just about the food, there are other factors that need to be taken into account.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:13 PM   #182
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Do you really think he treated those around him with dignity and respect? A true proffessional would have let Marcel roll off his back. He was an instigator many times. I don't think either one is a true "Top Chef"
'True' (who, other than oneself, can really say what true is?) professionals lose it in the kitchen all the time, happens every day. A professional is someone who can move past it when the smoke clears.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:16 PM   #183
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Yes, when Tom said he doesn't care what goes on in the kitchen, I was very disappointed. A top chef has to have the whole package, leadership, creativity, management skills...

The title of the show is "Top Chef", not "Top Dish". It's really not (or shouldn't be) just about the food, there are other factors that need to be taken into account.
That's why I think that somewhere along the line, they got the impression that the public would want to see the final battle between Ilan and Marcel. All the shows were taped months ago. Then, they show them to a control audience and get hours and pages of feedback of what they want. With the exception of someone actually poisoning someone, I think they go with what the panel audience wants.
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #184
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Yes, when Tom said he doesn't care what goes on in the kitchen, I was very disappointed. A top chef has to have the whole package, leadership, creativity, management skills.
Hmm...funny that Tom said that because he was the one last season who kept preaching that being a "Top Chef" is not only just about cooking. I know Tiffani was told that several times, as well as some of the others.

Oh well, I think most people can agree that this season has been much less satisfying than last season from the judging, to the contestants, and even to the challenges (some of the challenges this year were just stupid, especially the one at the beach). I guess now that this year IS only about the cooking, than it should be fitting that Marcel wins because Ilan just isn't that good.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:39 AM   #185
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If they showed these shows to an audience months ago they would completely give away the secret of who won. Duh.

Besides, what would it prove to the network? THey get down to contestant A and B and the audience says "Okay that was pretty good." A true test marketing would present all possible match ups A v C; B vs D, A vs D etc.

They didnt do that obviously. Theory needs some work.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:21 AM   #186
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If they showed these shows to an audience months ago they would completely give away the secret of who won. Duh.

Besides, what would it prove to the network? THey get down to contestant A and B and the audience says "Okay that was pretty good." A true test marketing would present all possible match ups A v C; B vs D, A vs D etc.

They didnt do that obviously. Theory needs some work.
I've participated in panels such as this. You get paid for your input and sign waivers promising not to disclose what you see.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:02 PM   #187
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anyone going to watch the finals tonight?
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:16 PM   #188
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I'm going to watch just because I'd hate to miss the end after watching all season, I liked the show up until now. With these 2 finalists, I don't really care which one wins. But I'll stay up just to see.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:49 PM   #189
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Me Too. I really wanted Sam to win. I am actually looking forward to the suprises that they have in store. From the info on the website, Leann and Dave are in Hawaii, so I guessing that they are going to pop up some how.
(I love Dave!)
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:27 PM   #190
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I'll be watching. I really hope that next season's contestants are not like this one's. I liked Sam, but it seemed like there was too much drama for this group. Lots of accusations of cheating, one guy stole stuff, one guy got pinned down and then he punched a camera and he was a jerk anyway. (by the way, did anyone else notice the comments in a couple of the blogs that Marcel got hit in the head with a bottle while he was home? I think he had to have 30 stitches)
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