Top Chef: Finale Season 16, Ep 15
It's the final showdown; the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; Tom reveals in a twist that only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu; only one chef will emerge victorious.
Top Chef: The Tao of Macau Season 16, Ep 14
The final four chefs must cook with the smelly durian fruit; the chefs get a tutorial on the traditional cuisine of Macau; for the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with blending their own heritage with Chinese flavors.
Top Chef: Kentucky Farewell Season 16, Ep 12
Tom ambushes sleeping chefs and challenges them to make a dish using ingredients harvested from their gardens. For the last elimination challenge, the chefs bid on luxury ingredients at a thoroughbred horse auction house.
Top Chef: Hoop Dreams Season 16, Ep 10
'Top Chef' alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that's part trivia, part culinary creativity. Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats host a concession-stand cook-off in Rupp Arena. Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis joins the judges.
Top Chef: Music City USA Season 16, Ep 9
In Nashville, Tenn., the chefs cook onstage at the Grand Ole Opry for singer Hunter Hayes. Inspired by a vibrant music memory, the chefs put their hearts on a plate for musician Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge and chef Jonathan Waxman.
Top Chef: Carne! Season 16, Ep 7
Lena Waithe surprises the chefs, by challenging them to make their best version of the trademark Kentucky dish, the Hot Brown. Then super-chef Nancy Silverton brings her internationally renowned friend, butcher Dario Cecchini to break down a whole cow for the chefs to utilize along with locally-sourced Kentucky ingredients.
Top Chef: Roaring Munchies Season 16, Ep 6
The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and are drafted into the fight. Once Tom declares a winner, the chefs begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails. Chef Ken Oringer joins for a Roaring Twenties party.
Top Chef: Restaurant Wars 2 Season 16, Ep 5
The mayhem and drama continues of the biggest Restaurant Wars in the history of “Top Chef.” Tom’s announcement of a double elimination piles on even more pressure. “Top Chef” alum turned James Beard Award winning Chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge and James Beard Award winning restaurateur, Caroline Styne.
Top Chef: Kentucky: Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars Season 16, Ep 4
In a massive twist, Padma's favorite challenge Restaurant Wars comes early this year, but before the chefs gear up for battle, they must first duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire for Top Chef alum turned James Beard Award winning chefs: Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton. Then, the gauntlet has been thrown and with twelve chefs remaining, three restaurants will be battling for victory. James Beard Award winning restaurateur Caroline Styne joins as the guest judge along with Nilou Motamed. And if this unexpected chaos isn't enough, Tom leaves the Chefs breathless with an announcement that will change the course of the competition.
Vanderpump Rules: Lisa's Dilemma Season 7, Ep 4
Katie's ultimatum forces Lisa Vanderpump to reconsider employing James at SUR; Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval display different methods of interviewing staff members for TomTom; Jax and Brittany host a dinner party to debut their beer cheese.
Top Chef: Kentucky: Naughty and Nice Season 16, Ep 3
It's holiday time for Top Chef, and Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson help spread the festive cheer by presenting a white elephant Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs receive an unexpected gift as Michelin starred super Chef Eric Ripert sits down with them to celebrate an elaborate traditional French Christmas dinner. However, once the last bite is taken, Padma informs the Chefs that they’re missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel...the presentation of 13 desserts. It's a midnight pastry free-for-all as the Chefs try to avoid being placed on the naughty list.
Top Chef: Kentucky: Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo Season 16, Ep 2
A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special Quickfire delivery. Then it’s time to celebrate two iconic Kentucky mainstays: local cuisine and bourbon. The Chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest distillery in America to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes and dumplings. This is a true battle for Kentucky as the chefs navigate their first team challenge – and one chef makes a potentially fatal shopping error. Can they recover or will they be scraping the bottom of the barrel to make it through? Food and travel editor, Nilou Motamed joins the judges this season, and Maker’s Mark’s in-house Chef, Newman Miller, sits on the panel as a guest judge.
Top Chef Kentucky begins as fifteen of the country's finest chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the ride of their lives. After a lightning fast two minute mise-en-place focused Quickfire, the Chefs are challenged to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred at a stakes-filled Kentucky Derby party. Churchill Downs' own Chef David Danielson serves as guest judge along with returning regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Graham Elliot.
Six strangers share a house in snowy Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan in a reality show that's an exemplar of niceness and restraint. [more inside]
100% Hotter: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Netflix's 100% Hotter is "a make-under rather than a make-over show, targeting people whose style is so in your face you cannot help stop and stare while their family and friends squirm with embarrassment."
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: All Stars Snatch Game Season 3, Ep 4
The remaining 7 queens compete in Snatch Game, with a "Flower Power" runway theme. [more inside]
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: The Bitchelor Season 3, Ep 3
The queens are challenged to improvise in an unscripted dating show inspired by The Bachelor, with a runway theme of "Wigs on Wigs on Wigs". [more inside]
Project Runway: Who's Going to Fashion Week? Season 16, Ep 12
There's snow business like sew business as the designers compete to get to Fashion Week. [more inside]
The Bachelorette: Week 8 Season 1, Ep 1
Hometown dates with the final four, and twitter is in meltdown mode over everything that happened to Dean. [more inside]
Elementary: Moving Targets Season 5, Ep 22
When a reality show contestant is murdered, Holmes and Watson zero in on another competitor as a suspect, a former war criminal who may be the most skilled killer they've ever pursued. [more inside]
I've just started watching the Japanese reality TV show Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City. It has been described as a show that 'fixes what's broken in reality TV' as it 'finds meaning in mundane human interaction'. Are there any MeFites who have been watching it and want to discuss? Episode-by-episode or whole-series?
Is anyone else out there watching the new US reality show Hunted based on the UK show of the same name? It premiered Sunday, January 22 and there's another episode coming Wednesday. It's pretty ridiculous, but I'd love to chat about it.
American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare Season 6, Ep 0
This year's American Horror Story has just wrapped. After a sprawling, poppy, disjointed Season 5, the show has tried some new tricks, cut down on episodes, and told a tighter story. Playing with reality and tabloid TV, Roanoke Nightmare follows a family that buys a house in rural North Carolina, the evil they uncover, and the media frenzy that follows.
American Horror Story: Chapter Eight Season 6, Ep 8
Lee, Audrey and Monet work to escape the Polks, and Shelby and Dominic work to escape the house. One group has more success than the other.
American Horror Story: Chapter Seven Season 6, Ep 7
As the Blood Moon rises, so does the body count. Agnes leaves a bloody trail, Shelby works out her issues with Matt, and a mission for help goes awry.
American Horror Story: Chapter Six Season 6, Ep 6
"My Roanoke Nightmare" is a smash hit, but having their story known has not done Shelby, Matt and Lee any favors. They return to the house for the next Blood Moon, and Three Days of Hell begin.
Is an "all season" post appropriate to discuss stuff that comes out before the show's premiere? [more inside]
The Amazing Race: The Only First That Matters Season 28, Ep 12
One team of “social media stars” wins The Amazing Race. Finally. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: That’s Money Honey Season 28, Ep 11
4 Social Media teams race from Bali to China on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Monkey Dance! Season 28, Ep 10
There are 5 vaguely famous Social Media people racing in Indonesia on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Salt that Sand Season 28, Ep 9
There are still 6 pairs of Social Media shriekers racing from UAE to Bali on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: I have a wedgie and a half Season 28, Ep 8
6 pairs of Social Media folks race up from Georgia to the UAE on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Wecome to Bloody Fingers 101 Season 28, Ep 7
7 pairs of Social Media stars travel from Armenia to Georgia on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Let the Good Times Roll Season 28, Ep 6
7 pairs of Social Media stars race from France to Armenia on a race around the world. [more inside]
Project Runway All Stars: Once Upon a Runway Season 5, Ep 8
The designers have to put a modern twist on clothing inspired by classic female fairy tale characters. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today Season 28, Ep 5
8 pairs of Social Media “names" race up Mont Blanc and back down again on a race around the world. [more inside]
Survivor: Signed, Sealed and Delivered Season 32, Ep 4
When the severe heat of Kaoh Rong takes a toll on the castaways, one of them is medically evacuated.
The Amazing Race: Get it Trending Season 28, Ep 4
9 pairs of Social Media “celebrities" race from Cartagena to Geneva to Chamonix on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Bros Being Jocks Season 28, Ep 3
10 Social Media “personalities" race within Columbia on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: You Look Like Gollum Season 28, Ep 2
11 Social Media “influencers” race from Mexico City to Cartagena on a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: I should have been a Boy Scout Season 28, Ep 1
11 social media “stars” mug their way through the first leg on a trip around the world. This season kicks off with a phone message from Phil telling them to get their butts to Mexico City. [more inside]
Survivor: Lie, Cheat, And Steal Season 31, Ep 14
Six castaways battle it out for a shot in the final three, and a shocking tribal council delivers a Survivor first. Later, the final three castaways plead their cases for the $1 million prize, on the two-hour season finale.
The Amazing Race: The Rest of the Season Season 27, Ep 0
At the beginning of Episode 9, there are 6 teams left on a race around the world. This thread will encompass the remaining episodes of the Amazing Race. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You Season 27, Ep 8
6 teams travel from the Netherlands to Krakow on the 8th leg in a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Full Speed Ahead, Captain Season 27, Ep 7
6 teams travel from France to the Netherlands on the next leg in a race around the world. [more inside]
Project Runway: Finale, Part 2 Season 14, Ep 14
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! In what turned out to be less of a finale and more of a one hour and a half promo for Project Runway Junior, the winner of Season 14 is chosen. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way Season 27, Ep 6
7 teams travel from Zimbabwe to France on the next leg in a race around the world. [more inside]
Project Runway: Finale, Part 1 Season 14, Ep 13
In a surprise move which surprises exactly zero people, Tim uses his save. He visits the remaining designers in their hometowns, gobbles up all of their food, and criticizes their clothes. The designers return to the studio, where they have to decide which three designs from their collections best exemplify their point of view, to show the judges for the mini runway show. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: King of the Jungle Season 27, Ep 5
8 teams travel within Zimbabwe on the fifth leg in a race around the world. [more inside]
The Amazing Race: Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face Season 27, Ep 4
8 teams travel from Rio to Zambia to Zimbabwe on the fourth leg in a race around the world [more inside]
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