Thursday, October 29, 2009

Is it Luck or Talent?

For the past several weeks Robin on Top Chef has somehow managed to avoid the axe. How? She is consistently in the bottom three; her dishes are deplorable; and her talent is sub-par compared to the rest of the contestants. This past week she outlived Mike Isabella. Sure, he's not the best chef on that show--but my problem is that the decision came down to Mike and Robin! Robin?!?! Robin has not demonstrated why she belongs on this show....Which leads me to this: is she really talented and we (the audience), due to editing, never see this talent? Or, is she just a victor in someone's misfortune?

Obviously, Robin is not going to win the show. It has been clear from the beginning who the top four chefs are going to be: Jenn, Bryan and his brother Michael, and Kevin. But how long are the judges going to keep her around if the audience never sees her produce anything worthy?

My belief: Robin is possibly one of the luckiest contestants that I have ever seen on a reality TV show. Hopefully, this streak of luck will end soon.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I actually think that this week Robin was only in the bottom 3 because they needed a third person (and they obviously couldn't pick Brian). Mike's dish was clearly the worst and Jen's fell dramatically short. They seemed to like all the elements of Robin's dish and just made up something about how they didn't work together to explain why she was in the bottom. Sure she's easily the worst chef there and yes she is ALWAYS in the bottom but this week I think she just may have been the top of the bottom.