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For the record, the only reason I even watch Top Chef anymore is because of your recaps Gabe (only exception being All Stars). I still go back and read your recaps of Thumbhead’s season when I’m feeling down, because your take on that train wreck has the power to bring me out of a very dark place
Thank you, I was about to do this.
Gabe – my only motivation to watch Top Chef this season was for your recaps. I am not joking you. I had a similar motivation last season, but I actually enjoyed some of the cheftestants. NOT SO THIS SEASON. And as dumbfounded as I am that THIS is how the season ended, Nothing can top my absolute RAGE AND HORROR WHEN HOSEA WAS NAMED TOP CHEF.
Obviously, this comment is very late, as I’m just making my way through the tag. I absolutely love this movie lol. I’m completely in the minority, and I know. I love it because it is just so beautifully done and allows me to see Paris in such a way that can’t be replicated unless I’m physically there. I live in Texas, but my parents are French, and I love watching the subtle jokes that poke fun at the French or really subtle nuances of French life that are accurately represented in this movie but that people who aren’t really familiar with it just don’t get or pick up on.
This is definitely one of those movies that is an escape, and it doesn’t try to be anything more, or pass itself off as anything more. For that, it shouldn’t be considered a bad movie.
Now…if you want something to mock. The book is way, way worse. “Sexy oncle Edgar” is about 70 and in a wheelchair. And the ending doesn’t come to a head on the Eiffel Tower, but at Euro Disney and it is just…awful.
Clearly you didn’t see the episode where Kramer makes a salad in the shower. I forgot why, but I just remember everyone asking “this foo was in the shower…with you?” And the look of horror on everyone’s face when he says he washed the salad while he was bathing, and then everyone gags. Good times.
I’m really surprised that you didn’t comment on the fact that Tom and all the other judges (even Robin agreed to this) agreed that Robin is trying too hard to cook as well as everyone around her. UM IF SHE IS INFERIOR WHY IS SHE STILL THERE?!
It was Toby that said that! He totally got himself into my good graces last night with that comment and actually using LOGIC and wanting Stefan to win!
Okay seriously, your comment had me CRACKING UP! Even the 2nd and 3rd…and 15th time I read it lol.