Kelly Bedard

We’ve been pretty busy here at My TV trying to keep up with all the season premieres (and a couple finales). In all the hubub I haven’t had the chance to mention a few of the other things I’ve been watching this week. Here, to rectify this, are a few thoughts on my DVD, online […]

  Kelly Bedard

The summer reality season has been winding down (thanks for an incredibly awkward summer, Bachelor Pad!) and the fall season is starting up (go Chaz Bono, go!), never more interestingly than on the network that undoubtedly rules the reality universe- CBS. We’ve still got a couple days to go before the new Amazing Race (Ethan […]

  Kelly Bedard

2010 was an up and down year for Top Chef. Coming off their best season yet in late 2009, the Bravo series started 2010 with a Washington DC edition. It was at once their kitschiest season to date, and one of the least interesting. The season did feature an engaging personality in Tiffany and an […]

We Have A Winner
  Kelly Bedard

Appropriately So. Thank You Just Desserts Judges (especially Johnny!)

A Quick Look at “Reality”
  Kelly Bedard

Pastry Chefs are Bitchy… and Paranoid. Yigit and Morgan may be near the centre of the drama but I love them both so it’s fine. Heather, on the other hand, has got to go. (Top Chef: Just Desserts) The Amazing Race will be a sadder place without my beloved A Capella singers. And I still […]

  Kelly Bedard

Top Chef had their uneventful reunion show this week. It served little purpose other than to put further salt in the wound of Kevin’s unexpected (read: not really deserved) victory. What was great though was that they announced that in December they’ll start their first ever All-Stars season. I love a good all-stars season. And […]

My Week in TV
  Kelly Bedard

The Bachelorette: She picked the right guy. They rode off into the sunset. I got simultaneously jealous and then ashamed of myself. It was pretty standard. Except that she let the other guy go before the last day, causing the producers to have to scramble for a new dramatic ending. I kinda liked that, it […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Good – SYTYCD‘s earnest (annoying?) farmboy Kent is engagingly mature, almost (dare I say it) sexy, this week in a smooth Dave Scott hip hop with Comfort and a beautiful Travis Wall contemporary with Lauren. – Deserving Emmy nominees abound, especially Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler. – Big Brother returns with a cool new […]

My Week in TV
  Kelly Bedard

I was bored, so I made my own version of TV University (a format I blatantly stole from something I saw on www.thetvaddict.com- please, no one sue me). This week I got the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Secret Life of the American Teenager actress India Eisley. Not being very familiar with […]

Is it Luck or Talent?
  Lauren Keiffer

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 […]

Best Restaurant Wars Restaurant EVER?!?
  Kelly Bedard

1) That quickfire challenge was COOL 2) I Love Restaurant Wars! It’s always one of the best episodes of the season. 3) The splitting up of the teams was brilliant; putting the Voltaggios together on the same team as Robin (the weak link) and pitting them against Jen and Kevin (the other two frontrunners) was […]

  Kelly Bedard

I can’t recall the last time I saw an episode of Top Chef in which someone DIDN’T make ceviche (fish cooked by citric acidity). What is with these people and their ceviche? This week it showed up no less than 5 times! PS: Bryan worked with dandelion! The Volt brothers are freaking awesome!

My Top and Bottom Chefs
  Kelly Bedard

4 weeks in, the Top Chef contestants stand as follows in my books: The Best Kevin Michael V Bryan (the brothers are killing it this season-they’re sure to face off in the finale) The Worst Michael I Jen (amazing chef, cannot stand her- also, the only really notable woman) Ashley The Others Eli & Ash […]

  Kelly Bedard

One of my favourite reality shows, Top Chef, finally has a premiere date set. The new season starts August 26th on Bravo and is set in Las Vegas. Returning faces include amazing host/judge Padma Lakshmi, iconic head judge Tom Colicchio and fan favourite Gail Simmons. Unfortunately, obnoxious new judge Toby Young will also be making […]

Typical
  Kelly Bedard

With only 2 wins in the entire season, Hosea Rosenberg took the top title in last night’s Top Chef finale. All I have to say is… typical. More often than not, the person who wins whatever reality show you happen to be watching is one of the most mediocre of the lot. Much credit for his […]

Salty Celery?
  Kelly Bedard

Salty celery was the downfall of my favourite chef this week on Top Chef. Up against the Hosea the mediocre and Leah, who is not only horribly unpleasant but also can’t seem to cook anything well, Jamie was sent home because her celery over-reduced and was left too salty. Worst decision ever! Padma and Tom […]

Bottom Chef
  Kelly Bedard

So this season’s Top Chef candidates kind of suck. With only 9 contestants left, this was the week to step up their game (a game that already should have been way higher than it was). But no one did. In fact, this week there were 2 chefs who barely contributed at all. And this new […]

  Kelly Bedard

I jumped on the Top Chef bandwagon last summer after watching an SNL rerun in which they made fun of last season’s Chicago deep dish pizza challenge. At the time, the series (Top Chef, not SNL) was part way through airing its 4th season in Canada (the US run of the show having been finished […]

Another late week for Obsessions
  Kelly Bedard

Fred Armisen on SNL. His Obama impression is dead on and his “political comedian” Nicholas Fehn is perhaps my favourite character on the show. SNL repeats- the perfect summer solution. Dominic Cooper. Not only is he the star of The History Boys (one of my all-time favourite movies) but with Mamma Mia, Dom Cooper proved […]