Apparently the first episode of the new season of Top Chef Seattlecontained no Seattle whatsoever except for a few requisite shots of the Space Needle. Now I don't feel so bad for missing it. (I don't have cable, but I watched a couple seasons of Top Chef at a friend's house a few years back—when Robin Leventhal was on it and the season after that—but then, frankly, it all started to seem repetitive and boring. Speaking of which, Padma "speaks out" about the Seattle season over herezzzzzzzzzzzzz.) If you're going to watch it, though, this is probably a fun way to do so.