Fall is a great time of year, especially if you’re as fond of television as I am. New seasons of old favorites to comfort you and new shows that leave you with a sense of wonder for what’s to come.
This week was a sad one as I sat down to the finale of Top Chef – I know it’s a little slow on the showings for us Canadians but I’ll take what I can get. This show always has the ability to grab me and I don’t know why; it’s kind of odd when I’m not much of a fan of cooking. But for some reason I love to see the masterpieces these chefs concoct; talk about your brain moving a mile a minute. Plus you’re always guaranteed an uproar between the cast members, a given since they spend 24/7 together and are uncensored, raring to go and always speak their unforgiving minds when they hit the judges’ table. I have to say, from guests to contestants, this definitely gives you the best bang for your cable bill buck. Can’t wait for the next season.
And then the moment you know fall has truly arrived – Jeff Probst appears in a crisp, blue button down shirt ready to welcome us to the wonders of an untouched landscape soon to be overtaken by man and cameras. Funny how it’s the same wardrobe season to season…. But I seriously love it. Then the magic 18 march their way to their season of Survivor, what a moment. You can feel the nerves, the curiosity and, of course, the adrenaline as the first challenge is about to begin. And you always have that thought” ‘Are you kidding me? There’s no way she’ll make it past the first tribal counsel,’ and ‘Are they serious about placing that girl on the show? She won’t last a week in her thin state.’ Well it happens season after season whether our opinions are valid or not. I guess it just adds to the intrigue of the show. And so we watch and wait for those famous words: ‘Survivors Ready?’ I know I am, bring it on!