Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Dave got voted off Top Chef today. He had really good food, but instead he's going to be famous for saying "I'm not your Bitch, Bitch" to Tiffani. And I firmly believe that they kept Tiffani (the "bitch) because they think it makes for good tv, because obviously her food was the worst last night.

I hate that the networks take some really compelling shows ideas and let the producers manipulate the contestants, the editing, and the results. That's why the nasty ass people make it through so far, because some jackass producer in tvland thinks it makes "better tv".

Don't they realize - from the success of American Idol - that not every viewer needs the drama and that we like to see nice people win? AI has more viewers than most of the manipulated shows put together. I mean, do they really need to show adult professional chefs acting like jealous school girls? NO. They need to let them cook. Do they really need to show models stealing each other's nutrition bars and threatening to beat each other up? NO. They need to let them don a mermaid outfit and hang upside down over a Thai canal and see who takes the best picture.

That's why I love DVR. I can fast forward through the crap.


Catie said...

I'm so in love with the TiVo that I forget my whole life isn't instantly fast fowardable or rewindable. I find myself (embarrassingly often) not really paying attention to a conversation because in the back of my mind I figure I'll just rewind it later.

Also- have you seen the end of Top Model yet? Because I need some discussion on the winner.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I was on the Top Chef crew and was there through the whole filming of the show from SF to Vegas and the decisions were ONLY made my Tom, Gail, Katie and the guest judges throughout the WHOLE competition. AT NOT POINT did any of the producers intervene. Who wouldn't want dave to be in the Top 2?? He's a great chef, but the judges were the ones who tasted the food and ultimately made the decisions so please don't let it affect your decision on the quality of the show. It's a great show and I'm proud to be a part of it.