So it’s Hung after all. Finally I get one right.
My wife had anticipated Casey joining Harold and Ilan in the celestial pantheon of ‘Those Who Prevailed’ (while Hung and Dale, in her view, were supposed to join Marcel in doing the ‘We’ll Just Stand Here Looking Pitiful While Everybody Hugs The Winner’ bit.)
They’ve already indicated in the Bravo blogs that season four has been cast. Unlike the end of season two – when I thought I was unlikely to keep watching, given the unrelenting focus on the contestants’ juvenile antics and attitudes – I think season three has sustained my appetite for Top Chef. The choice of sous/prep chefs for the finale (Rocco DeSpirito, Michelle Berstein, Todd “I have too many restaurants to recall” English) pretty much cemented that.
It has nothing to do with the celebrity factor.
Evidently somebody at Bravo got the message that you’ve got to keep at least one camera focused on the plate.