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  1. Good for her! I'm glad she recognized she had a problem and is working on a healthier life. Maybe she should pass her mirror around.
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    S07.E14: Tom vs. Tom

    I think this has a lot to do with the fact that, because Lisa's a woman, James doesn't really have much respect for her. When he has to (to stay on the show), he puts on a gag worthy "contrite little boy who has been naughty" act, but I don't think he views her as someone who he should have to be deferential to. I wish I could remember which show it was, or even what season, but a couple(?) of seasons ago, there was an episode where James was being very rude and disrespectful to Lisa until Ken showed up. That little shit had a change of attitude so fast it was hilarious. His parents really didn't do him any favors.
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    BB in the Media: Outside the Fishbowl

    There's taking your 15 minutes of fame and desperately trying to cash in on it. Then there's advertising a "fundraiser" for a fellow 15 minuter who is being treated for cancer, and paying yourself 4x what the beneficiary of the "fundraiser" received. The first one is eye roll and snark worthy, but relatively harmless. The second one is disgusting, possibly illegal, and they're receiving the response they deserve. That's what the difference is to me. YMMV.
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    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    I would equate using a pancake/waffle mix with using a boxed cake mix or a cornbread mix. Again, no matter what you add to it to customize it, it's still a waffle/cake/cornbread made from a mix. I think of this show as having higher standards than your average Food Network competition show, and I don't think that the chefs here should be cooking from mixes. If you were a judge, would you award a dessert win to a "chef" who made a doctored Duncan Hines cake, even if it tasted good?
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    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    I actually Googled the mix, because her 3 ingredients thing didn't make sense. Maybe she was talking about self-rising flour;-)
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    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    The mix has flour, sugar, salt, buttermilk powder and leaveners. It wouldn't have been hard at all to make it herself, and I don't get why she didn't.
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    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    Using a boxed mix and "doctoring it up" or "making it my own" has been a shortcut used by a lot of home cooks since boxed/bagged mixes came out. It's still a dish made from a box/bag, not from scratch. Sara's adding whatever she added didn't change the fact that her waffles were made from a mix. This is not something that I expect from a Top Chef contestant. Also, if a contestant needs someone to tell them that using a bagged mix isn't the best idea, maybe they shouldn't be on Top Chef. The fact that she didn't understand what the problem was with using a mix, as well as blaming others for the fallout from its use, says a lot about her.
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    S02.E03: Power of Veto #1

    Along with the throat punching comment to Lolo, I swear I heard Tamar call Natalie Becky during that conversation.
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    S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    Maybe they're still selling off the overstock that was created when Katie switched from tequila to edibles.
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    S07.E05: Ice Queens

    A few years ago, didn't Stassi have Jax answer a questionnaire on her podcast that labeled him a possible sociopath? I think I recall that being a joke at the time, but I could totally be remembering wrong.
  11. The sad part is how desperately she wants attention. (Not wounded bird sad, though) She showed this on the show, and she continues to do so on sm. Like a troll on a message board, she'll just keep throwing stuff out there, expanding and doubling down on things just for the reaction. The more attention she gets, the more she'll throw out there. Although a regular troll seems to have a main goal of riling people up, over and over (and over), I think she just craves the attention.
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    Bull in the Media

    When Eliza's character appeared on Bull, I remember thinking that Bull needed to knock it off with the sophomoric behavior. I took her character's behavior as letting him know she wasn't having any of it. I liked her character and was disappointed that she didn't return, which is what I thought the show was planning on at the time. There is a fine line between flirty banter and creepy smarminess and Bull falls squarely on the side of smarm. It appears that the actor was behaving in the same way. It seems he also did his best to embarrass her when she didn't appreciate his inappropriate behavior. I don't understand why anyone would think that any of this is okay.
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    S06.E11: Let Them Eat Chicken!

    On a less serious note, I think Adrian might benefit from a refresher course on basic prep. When he was plating some fresh pineapple, he left a bunch of eyes (those prickly brown spots) on the prepped fruit. Those are really not pleasant to eat. Also, he had a couple of cuts on his hand that had bled and kind of dried around and under his thumbnail. Really pretty gross. Aside from that, I appreciate a drama free and reasonably creative chef for a change.
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    S06.E09: Insult to Injury

    Caroline is far from being a victim. She's manipulative and vindictive and I feel sorry for anyone who has the misfortune to cross paths with her. Seriously, she's like the psycho character in one of those cautionary Lifetime movies.
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    S37.E06 Aren’t Brochachos Just Adorable?

    I just wish they would stop telegraphing who the winner is with the music. You know someone is about to sink the winning shot when the music starts ramping up. Kind of kills the suspense of the last few seconds.
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