May 8th 2008 11:49AM I watch and enjoy both, but for very different reasons.
To me, Top Chef is championship boxing -- the participants are at the top of their game and take their profession seriously. Hell's Kitchen is pro wrestling, nothing is real and drama is king.
I'd happily eat the food of any of this season's Top Chef contestants; Hell's Kitchen, not so much. C'mon, Hell's Kitchen opened up service with overcooked fish and a rare filet when the order was medium-well. Seriously, how could *anyone* who knows which end of a knife is the pointy one screw up fish or steak as the first orders of the night?
Of course, Hell's Kitchen is looking for a cog to fit into an existing restaurant while Top Chef is looking for culinary entrepreneurs so even if all other things were equal the shows would still be miles apart... which is why I watch both of them I guess...
Aug 20th 2007 7:02PM A random distribution on a sufficiently large sample size pretty much guarantees that there will be "unlucky" outliers like Coralie. If there *aren't* people on the hinky edge like this, it's a sure sign that the distribution **isn't** truly random.
Of course, that doesn't make this stuff any less frustrating.
Jul 25th 2007 8:53PM In like Flynn
Jul 20th 2007 2:45PM #31 is a perfect example of why I don't duel. Someone telling me why I can't/shouldn't use my ability in a duel.
Talk about missing the entire point.
Jul 20th 2007 12:48PM /agree #12
The hypocrisy demonstrated by duelists ticks me off enough that I never duel. It's ok for them to wear self-crafted gear enchanted to the hilt but not ok for me to chug a pot I brewed? Or use an Engineering trinket that cost me a fortune to build and has been nerfed into the sub-basement?