I had no idea who Kelis was (thank you for the links), but I really enjoyed her judging. She was firm without being nasty, even when challenged by one of the chefs, "I was hoping you would eat it with the bread." "I understand that, but each component should be able to stand on its own." I thought that was a very valid criticism about over seasoning something without become barbed about it. I don't know about the appeal of her milkshake, but this is how it went for me: Who is that? Never mind. I like her!
Christina Hendricks is pretty, but that husband of hers? Bleecch. Talk about Beauty and the Beast. How in the world did this coupling happen?
I confess, the first time I ever saw Christina Hendricks' husband, I had a vaguely similar reaction, in that Henricks is so very pretty. Then I listened to him in an interview and again here tonight, thereby ending any confusion. He seems like such neat, fun man. I get the attraction there. After all, sooner or later, no matter how beautiful someone is, it's their personality that has to be ultimately appealing. So at first it was "Whoa! What a plain looking man!" and within five minutes? "You know, I can see a geeky kind of cuteness in him..." They seem really well matched to me other than that first, "Okay that was not what I was expecting to see."
I continue to enjoy this show. Sure, Suvir made some comments at the critics' table that I did not enjoy, but otherwise, I enjoy the guy's natural goofiness. Besides, one thing I did like about him? He was so kind to Sue, even when he had no idea about whether or not she was going home. He defended her as she was presenting, in a really kind way.
Fun to have Hugh back, I do enjoy his personality. It took me all of a week to just basically learn to really like and appreciate these chefs, so I'm having a great time with the show. Part of what went on with Sue was that she wasn't calling out for help. One of the chefs helping her put some lung power into, "Does anyone have time to help Sue?" and two others chefs seemingly popped up through the floorboards to lend a hand. If she'd given a shout earlier, I think it would have been fine. So it wasn't the "I was so busy helping other people ..." as much it was, "I didn't call for help when I was in the weeds."
Suvir truly lucked the hell out there, because deep fried veal
? Veal turned into "shoe-leather"? Yup, that was going to send him home if Sue hadn't had a time constraint problem. At least, I think so. That seems like a pretty big culinary sin, tough veal.
Oh hey and on the "that was an unsettling image" the picture of the chef holding a dead pig like a baby was not what I was expecting to see. I eat meat, I'm not objecting to it on those grounds. But it was like one of those old Death Portraits. "Oh look, they took a picture of a sleeping....Okay, so NOT sleeping. Eek."
Edited by stillshimpy, Apr 14, 2011 @ 10:56 AM.