Recaps and reading
The second-last episode of Hell’s Kitchen (UK) aired here on Monday. I’m not sure what I’ll do without my weekly dose of Marco once it’s over. Great British Menu will be winding up at around the same time, I think, but there are three Anthony Bourdain series that arrived in the most recent Amazon shipment to get into, so I’ll cope. Anyway, I’ve recapped HK(UK) over at Reality Ravings.
I’m still watching The Rachel Zoe Project and doing blitz recaps of that, as well. It’s such a fun show to watch, but I hope there will be some personnel changes soon. Taylor’s constant moaning is starting to get me down. When it was directed at a floundering Brad last season, it was novel, but he’s found his feet and is one of the programme’s highlights so the carping is now just sad.
Reality Raver was talking up Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and I caught it for the first time today. I’m not sure how I’ll fit it into the weekly schedule, but it’s definitely worth a look. It’s Kitchen Nightmares for hairdressers, and loads of fun. Jeff Lewis is back with Flipping Out, but his meltdowns seem to have been curtailed a bit by the Global Financial CrisisTM – it appears he can control his personality when he needs to. Pity.
It’s not all television, though. After my reading list post, where I realised that 12 months of reading hadn’t reduced either of the 75 lists, I decided I had to make an effort to fit more real reading into my life. Since posting the Guardian list, I’ve read two books (ok, so they were very short books) and I’m starting to catch up on my backlog of New Yorkers. My copy of Middlemarch has been found and I think that’s the next project.