When I first saw these posts from Garrett, I just knew it wouldn't last long. We had a similiar experience with Lee Ann from Top Chef trying to post here at FORT. She was also informed that she was not allowed to do that and she even had to take her blogs of the show down. More's the pity, in both cases!
I had Garrett, Jomo (my nick for Giacomo) and Heather picked out for the strongest three among the rest for the first two episodes.
Spending time in prison would toughen one up, obviously. If translated positively once leaving those circumstances, it can help that person develop an extraordinarily strong survival instinct in life. The "I can do this, I've been thru worse" mindset. I saw this in Garrett. If focused on the task at hand & not losing his temper, plus combined with his cooking skills, I think he'll go fairly far in this show.
I don't really have a problem with any of the remarks so far concerning males vs. females. That's why the producers decided to polarize the teams that way. I'm sure all the contestants were strongly encouraged to trash talk each other's sex for the dramatic effects. Soon, in the competition, it will be narrowed down to become individuals crapping on each other. All in a day's work!
If I could ask two questions of Garrett at this point and get answers:
**Jeez Luweeze...the viewing audience was mostly horrified by the unsanitary conditions of sweating, broken-bottle wine pouring, long hair flopping
around, etc. Could you tell us your thoughts on this from actually being there?
**Who in hell are those diners, anyway? Are they actors/wannabees; relatives of the crew; everyday people who answered the ads put out for a free meal if you can dress-up & know something about fancy food? In any case, it's obvious they were "directed" to some extent. (I read somewhere that those dining room scenes took 8 hrs. to film)
Hell's Kitchen is kind of a train-wreck of a show; but like any other gory catastrophe, it's hard to look away in spite of the revulsion.