Speaking of, I cannot believe Brook, who seemed to have a lot of potential, got eliminated before Harmony or Deborah (who does have a lovely smile), who blew both of their auditions (IMO) I thought that was absolutely ludicrous. I guess the food network honchos figure they have the "hunk" slot filled with Bobby (heh) and Dave Lieberman, who is a cutie but... no fair to Brook. And no fair to Brook's arms.
To be honest, when the first hour started basically with a cute (but no Brook) Dave Liebermann mentioning how he is the new FN star and who will be next? I did have a feeling that Brook would not go all the way unless he was a slam dunk from the start (meaning they wanted him from the audition and were just using a reality gimmick to introduce him to an audience). I mean the whole purpose of hiring Dave was his cute but not threateningly hot look, imo. I guess Brook is too "hot" for FN. Because nothing that we saw showed him as the worst by any means in any of the three different challenges. Let alone all three. My pick just going on delivery and stage presence in terms of failure would have been Eric -- he would make a great host of a food show. But not a cooking show. Give him $40 a day and see what a real eater can do with it. Or th gay couple. Their prompter challenge was a joke as it consisted of nothing. Their Flay challenge was flat and totally uncompelling; in many ways they each looked surprised when the other spoke. Like they had forgotten someone else was on set with them. And their recovery was alright with the snafu challenge, but there was a pause there that Brook, Deborah and Hans just kept going with. Eric's snafu challenge wasn't as bad, but he did not recover the actual product like Deobrah and Hans did. The teleprompter going off was telling. He did freeze and for him of all to do that? Combined with his horrific Flay challenge segment?
My real worry is that Harmony is being put forward as the black horse underdog. Granted I'm still reeling with Brook getting the heave so early. (I should have considered the airtime his promo spots got though and that was enough of a hint). But I can't help thinking that Harmony would be perfect if FN wants to get rid of SLop/Sandra Lee. Blonde, uses her boobs as co-stars and likes theme cooking. Check. Dim and self-centered. Check. Uses bump and grind manuevers and odd orally produced sound effects? Check. And she cooks from scratch. So FN might just be looking at her as a slight upgrade for ole puddin cups herself.
Which means that not only did I not get some of the best eyecandy this summer let alone this whole year? But my raison de snark could be replaced by simple vapidity in a d cup. I'm not sure which could be worse? Yes I can. I never even got to see Brook without his shirt on. Or at least it button down like he did for that video clip. Gordon Elliott I hate you even more. You were only one of three judges. But I blame you. And Flay. But I blame Flay for breathing.
I guess at this point I am rooting for Hans. He seems the most versatile and his frosting rescue was not just well done but asuming as well.
Deborah does nothing for me as a cook. All personality. Which is not bad. The only thing she has going for her with me right now, is I would like to see a show that is more meal centric and not entertaining/party centric. I am tired of all these chefs trying to live out their socal fantasies. But oneof the big things she has going against her is the same family gimmick. I don't want volvo station wagon, golden retriever, summers at Cape May cooking either. That is for the magazines at the check out line. But maybe she could do 30 Minute meals and we could see more than just burgers.
Two people is just too distracting all the time. So gay couple? How about we give them Inside Dish. Gays, gossip? Stereotype but one that usually works.
See the theme here? fire Rachel Ray adn give the three runners up their own shows. Hans wins the deal. And Brook gets rR magazine deal so every month he is on a cover.
*sigh* I'll get over it eventually. Well this thursday when Slavco and Ricardo pout their way back on screen, Devonric takes his shirt off again. And Sean humps the floor in his briefs. But until then?
Edited by heebiejeebie, Jun 5, 2005 @ 11:09 PM.