Who's The Man?
by Chef Back Burner
I had this boyfriend once who lived in another state and we had the same pattern every time he would come for a visit. We would argue and in general treat each other badly, so much so that when it came time for him to leave I would be kinda glad to see him go (Gee, I wonder why we didn’t work out?). Anyway, time would pass and we would go about our daily lives and generally not miss each other until one of us had the urge to call the other. Then we would remember things we had in common and make plans to get together. And those moments of anticipation and then initially seeing each other were so great it was like a drug. That is how I felt this Wednesday when Tom Colicchio walked into the “white room” on Top Design.
As the others lounged in chairs and crouched to look as though they are judging the table choices...but really they want to rest their weary legs, he picked up the flatware and linens, felt them and their quality. You really believed that this is something he does and he was treating their design as if they mattered, more than just borrowed stuff that was going to go back to the showroom when the episode ended. This is what makes a good judge, therefore making a good show. And I had forgotten this...because I had been so bored on Wednesday nights that I had become placated.
So, here’s to Season 3. Looking forward to Tom’s easy smile and tough exterior...and not to leave Gail out, here’s to a woman looking like and dressing like a real woman. A woman with authority that doesn’t equal conceit and eye’s that can meet yours with ease and interest...not searing disgust. Bring it on Bravo, let’s drop this need to one up ourselves and stick with what works.
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