For some reason the DV-R only recorded a half-hour of Top Chef Masters, but that was OK with me because Top Chef Masters sucks! Nothing is on the line here except charities getting more money, which is certainly nice but not entertaining when rammed into our skulls 50 times in a segment, and the chefs are just sort of hamming it up instead of trying to do something. Obviously it's nicer for humanity when someone fucks up and doesn't take it at all personally, as in the dessert quickfire, but there's just no compelling reason to give a shit--the food itself isn't given any real focus by the editors/producers. The model is all wrong: why focus on a human story? These aren't humans, they're the absolute top of their field and have nothing to prove. Enough with the fucking kid-judged contests, too.
I used to sell hologram bolo ties at the Mall of America