I was wondering where the thread was for this show!
I actually love this show. I'm a sucker for those "follow-your-dreams-at-all-costs" type. They obviously selected the four students that could most up the drama quotient. Also, did none of these four research school before starting? They all seemed shocked that they spent the first 4-6 weeks studying theory and classroom learning instead of just jumping right in to cooking. And they seemed surprised that they needed to STUDY and take tests.
Jasmine - I admire her for taking steps to getting a better career. Her family seems a bit more well off, but they're not helping her with school. As her friend said last night, her mom obviously already knows (strongly suspects) about being a stripper and that's why she keeps asking about it. She seems determined, if not the brightest bulb. I think she'll make it.
Tiffany - lord, what a mess this woman is. She's worrying about her daughter, she's worrying about her husband, she's worrying about cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen. I'm actually glad they have separated for the time being. He seems like an asshole. I can see Tiffany not making it - she's barely hanging on.
Jared - How difficult to know that you can do something and be let down by your body. You can just see him getting distracted and trying to recall information and his brain just won't go there. However, he seems to be the brightest in the class and does really well on all the tests. I'm glad he gave his instructors the letter about needing some more time to complete tests.
Ben - I just love Ben. He seems so sweet and dedicated. I love that he initially rejected the help from his wife's parents, but in the end, needed some help and asked for it. I think he's underestimating how much it really costs to get a restaurant up and running. Maybe he's hoping some exposure on the show will get him some investors.