Sunday, November 30, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 9, 11/28/14

Welcome to Leg 9! Last time, on The Wide World of Greased Pole Racing, six teams raced from Sicily to Malta.  The teams hatched a plan to U-Turn the Cyclists, who are one of the strongest remaining teams.  Adam and Bethany use their Express Pass, putting them in first, and Tim and Te Jay slip up the pole too many times and are eliminated.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 8, 11/21/14

Welcome to Leg 8! Last time, on Put Your Foot to the Florio, six teams raced to Palermo, Italy on the island of Sicily.  Much of the leg was occupied by the rivalry between the Cyclists and Dentists, ending in the fourth win for the Dentists.  Tim and Te Jay continued to flail and resulted in their last place finish on the second non-elimination leg.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project Runway All Stars 11/20/14--"Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve" summary

Previously on Project Runway All-Stars: there was a weird challenge with “Wicked” and everyone was supposed to make either “good” or “wicked” outfits. I read that apparently they were told that their clothes were supposed to be 20% the other thing! So Chris had pink ruffles and Gunnar had black chevrons and stuff. Why didn’t you say that? It would have made so much more sense! Plus it was a big thing Fabio made pants but Jay made pants too. And they tried to pretend Fabio was the only one who didn’t follow the rules. Anyway, Sonjia won and Chris was eliminated. (click for more)

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Top Chef 11/19/14--"The First Thanksgiving" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: some head-to-head battles with product placement. Gregory wins, even though his battle was with Mei which is clearly the best battle. Then there were “battles” where everyone served head-to-head but didn’t have to match their food to anything in particular except for not having a lot of money. It was fun to watch but not particularly exciting to talk about. Aaron’s dashi fell on the ground, which was terribly sad. Adam, Katsuji, Gregory (beating Mei again), Stacy, and Katie won. Katie beat Aaron, who tried to be a dick about her choice of cake and was shot down. Then Aaron was sent home for making terrible scallop noodles. Plus currently he’s out on bail for assaulting his girlfriend, so way to go. (click for more)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Project Runway All Stars 11/13/14--"Something Wicked This Way Comes" summary

Previously on Project Runway All-Stars: the standard unconventional materials challenge. This time with construction materials. Woo. The usual people not knowing what to do and not making things feminine enough which is a dumb requirement anyway. Justin won with a dress made out of zip ties tied onto mesh like fringe. Alexandria was out because her dress wasn’t “feminine” enough and also it was a tarp with a two foot wide circle of mesh for a hem. (click for more)

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Top Chef 11/12/14--"It's War" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: Katsuji was kind of annoying but he won immunity for making the best bar snack for George Wendt. Mostly Aaron was annoyed so who cares, right? Then everyone had to get in groups of three to make a three-course Italian meal. Right as service was starting they surprised everyone by having a guest judge who was gluten-free. I have a problem with this twist, because of how manufactured it was. Sure, in real life chefs have to accommodate people. Mostly. But they also specified the second course HAD to be pasta. In reality your second course could be risotto or something, but they couldn’t have that because then there might be a team that didn’t have to deal with the twist. So I feel like they forced everyone to make pasta, just so they could “surprise” them and make them scramble. Anyway, even though Aaron and Katsuji ended up on the same team because no one likes them, they won and were safe. The double elimination sent Rebecca and James home. (click for more)
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 7, 11/7/14

Welcome to Leg 7! Last time, on Ziplining the Casbah, teams continued racing through Morocco.  The Scientists and the Flight Attendants fell behind early, due to poor navigation and clue reading.  But everyone else tended to do a decent job, leading the Dentists to another first place finish, and eliminating Shelley and Nici, who drove three hours out of their way.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Project Runway All Stars 11/6/14--"The Art of Construction" summary

Previously on Project Runway All-Stars: this show moved closer to the original by casting a bunch of people who actively hate each other. Yay. Pretty much this season is everyone from the teams season, and a couple other people. They split everyone into two teams, girls vs. boys, and they had to either be inspired by uptown or downtown. But nothing really had to go with anything else. Fabio won, which is nice, with a jumpsuit. Patricia was sent home which is too bad because I had been looking forward to a benign wack-a-doo designer. (click for more)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Top Chef 11/5/14--"12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar..." summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: Aaron tried to have a redemption arc via the producers, but was still a jerk about everything. He almost got sent home during the Sudden Death Quickfire but sadly did not. Also, “immediate elimination” indicates that person is gone when they lose, not that they can cook head-to-head and stick around, PADMA. Then everyone cooked dishes with ballpark concessions foods and served on the field at Fenway. Katie screwed up and then told the judges she screwed up, which is never the best idea. Always pretend you did things on purpose. Gregory won, and he also won the Quickfire so he’s doing quite well. Ron’s giant fried fish croquette confused everyone so he was sent home. (click for more)

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