By Tracy M
Well, with The Wiz AWOL for medical reasons, I though I might put up a recap. Only… I fell asleep last night during Project Runway and I don’t have a DVR! I did manage to catch most of Top Chef on Wednesday- so we can talk about that.
Top Chef: Kevin may be giving the Brothers Voltaggio a run for their money. They may be fancier and use higher techniques, but Kevin repeatedly delivers really good food, without the bells and whistles. Or the attitude. And my heart aches for Jennifer- she rocks and she’s been falling apart- seems like her nerves are getting the best of her, and I don’t want to see that. I’ve loved her consumate professionalism and unshakability up till now, and it makes me sad to see her rattled. Come on, Jen! You can do it!
The TV Dinner quickfire was moderately interesting, but it would have been moreso if they had had to use ACTUAL TV dinners and turn them into something eatible.
The crew was all agog at the protiens available and Craft, and then, as Tom said on his blog, they had to “…do a 180 at 90 miles an hour.” Yep, all vegetarian. No meat. Walk away from the meat locker. Tom also says he sent a truck to the Santa Monica green market the night before, so the produce in the walk-in was utterly top-notch, and they should have been able to see that and been a little more enthusiastic for what they could have done.
While I really wanted Robin to be sent PYKG, it seems Mike Isabella’s butchering of leeks, combined with his smug attitude, was a worse sin than Robin’s mish-mash home cooking. Once again, Robin hangs on, only by not being the worst that week. She really shouldn’t be there anymore, no matter what she says.
Project Runway: I slept through the whole thing. I’m sorry! I did see last week, and hello? Greece means tight silk pants and a modern tight shirt? Since when? It looked more Berlin discotec than Athens or Isles.
Last night the designers had to create a companion look for their best look. I have no idea what happened. I did crack my eye long enough that I saw a black and white monstrosity or ruffles walking down the runway, but try as I might, I couldn’t maintain open-eyelids long enough to see what happened. Anyone??