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post #1 of 12
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...last night the 12th of August?
I did. Love that show, well, sort of love it.
Maybe love to hate it is more accurate.
Anyway, I saw Michael Chiarello in a completely new light.
Always thought he came across as a super guy, a really nice likeable fella.
Last night, wow, what a change. Came across as arrogant and rude.
Almost cocky. I am sad as he wasn't at all who I thought he 'really' was last night.
Sort of an "I don't care about this stupid competition" attitude.
Anyone else notice or has he always been that way?
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post #2 of 12
I watched it and agree 100% with you. I love Michael Chiarello but after watching this show, he comes off as arrogant, in a bad way. The way he was treating the previous Top Chef contestants?? Come on. Get off your high horse. Rick Bayless and Hubert seem to be the nicest, most down to earth, respectable chefs on that show. Not sure where Chiarello is getting off. He hasn't even been working in a restaurant, been doing his Easy Entertaining show.
post #3 of 12
" I saw Michael Chiarello in a completely new light"

Wow isn't that the truth. Making the other Chefs show knife skills and run around like a FNG straight out of culinary school. Not very professional IMO. I might have a line cook show me knife sills but a sous chef that you know for a fact is a qualified working Chef?
Never.
Then there was the whole bit with his name.
Sad.
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post #4 of 12
Hmmm, I though Dale came in with a really bad attitude?

Michael did let it rattle him, but not sure how I would have handled it? I sometimes find myself in a somewhat like situation--I get galley help often at sea and am stuck with them for the remainder of the trip.
Often, if they came aboard in town, at the dock, I would not keep them.
Michael couldn't let him go right there.
Anita was not happy to see Jamie, but handled it very well, that's where Michael went wrong?
I'm still befuddled by the whole episode--all my picks together!
Nan
post #5 of 12
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Agree Nan. "Dale" did come in with a huge chip on his shoulder. When he was on TC, he was difficult for me to watch. I hate viewing public displays that are full of uncontrolled cursing and throwing things.........like those women aren't even there, shameful and on TV no less when you're trying to make an impression.

When I'm at work, if my duties are compromised and I'm not doing my thing correctly, I toss the sous out too. I just ask them to go help elsewhere as I'd rather do it myself and know it's right.

I am so sad that I think I saw the real MC the other night.
It was as if he forgot or didn't care that the cameras were still rolling.
I have a notion to go to Napa Valley and see if I can find him and let him know it may take a lot to bring him back to a better light.
I don't think he'd care though.
My husband has never understood my affection for him as he has a completely different opinion than I do but it has nothing to do with his on screen personality.:suprise: I'll leave that alone.
His fellow chefs on the show, especially Hubert, seemed surprised as well.
I have read about RB that he is almost a quite different personality.
Not bad, just very different. Hard to rile up.
Michael seems a hot head, much like Dale who upset him so. Wonder if he saw himself in Dale. You know what they say, "the very things you dislike so in others, are the same traits you possess."
I think Michael shut down the other night. I think he caved and gave up. To me he no longer cares and most saw that. Shot himself in the foot and therefore, think he's out/gone now. I didn't care for Anita and thought she was out of her league from the get go, but MC didn't care to take the criticism of the judges and was not humble at all.
I no longer want him to win, but never thought he would anyway. I always thought Hubert would easily take it. Having said that though, I now want to visit a RB restaurant and eat his food, he seems unstoppable in the kitchen.
What a shame. I saw other chefs also looking at his behavior as 'not good' at best.
No longer a class act............shame on you MC.
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post #6 of 12
I agree Dale was being a bit extreme. You're working for "your boss" in so many words in a different atomosphere. Even though you want to say what you really feel, you can't out of respect. I think everyone has been in that position where you want to tell someone off but you can't given the work / boss enviornment. They both showed themselves in an ugly, low light.
What is the different personality Bayless has that hasn't been seen on the show?? I think he seems like the ultimate stand up guy.
I personally think Hubert is going to take the whole thing.
post #7 of 12
Never seen him outside of top chef masters, of which I have seen all episodes.. and I agree he came across as a right ******.

This was the first time in the series he acted this way, he was a really likeable guy before.
post #8 of 12
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After the judges did their deliberating the chefs were in the back room talkng, they all gave their comments. < MC's was "it is what it is." I think he was "done" and as I often tell my husband when I toss in my towel, "I'm soooo over this". I think he realized he'd not impressed anyone then we saw how he felt about that. To us at our home viewing, it looked like he was thinking I don't care. Sad.
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post #9 of 12
Call me old school but the chef Dale was working for should have fired him for mouthing off like that. I would have worked short handed before I let him represent me.
post #10 of 12
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I agree but think it made for great TV
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post #11 of 12
I found it a little refreshing that MC has an edge to him. I have always looked at him as a softie.
post #12 of 12
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yeh, I thinking not much of a sortie unless you like bristles :0
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