So ... I started watching TC during S7 and probably did not become totally diehard for a few seasons after that (because I do not really remember the winners of S8 or S9 THAT clearly though I remember some of the cheftestants) ...
But what with the current "climate" and the fact that Mr. Snappy and I are now in Day 109 of The Hunkering, we decided (read: I had the idea and convinced him) that thanks to the prepaid magic of Hulu, we'd go back to S1 and watch an episode a day ... at the very least we'd get to watch the cooking pron and the travel pron, plus we'd get to re-meet some of the cheftestants we got to meet as All-Stars or by reputation. Right now, we just finished S1 E6. We have lots of time.
I don't think I've detested cheftestants as much as I do snotty Tiffani and supercilious Stephen. But give me time. Also re: Brian Hill, he struck me as all over the place etc. BUT I thought that his elimination per se was not yet his time to go based on how they framed it ... I didn't think he was long for the season, but felt that despite his carrots being mushy, the judges (especially Tom) harped on how important it was to meet the wishes of the clients (in this case, the kids at the Boys and Girls Club) and he was the ONLY cheftestant who really aimed to please and to entertain the kids (what the judges CLAIMED they wanted). I f*cking HATE cooked carrots but I might like them with maple sauce.
Also? I think I've actually BEEN at that B&G club ... back in the days before I retired, part of my last few years at one of my jobs included our going to cover a summer MLB All-Star period event that included visiting whatever the local B&G club was as a municipal event ... we were in San Francisco one summer and I'm 99% sure this was the same club we visited. NOT the same year.
Math class is hard, but it seems like if we watch one episode a day we'll be good for at least a year.
Sh*t, I hope this is over before then.