OVERRATED: 'Top Chef: Texas'

a certain point, every series starts taking on water, and those in the unscripted world are not immune. After nine seasons of competition, this usually reliable cooking challenge seems to be fading with overly dramatic "chef-testants" and, most unforgivably, a talent gap compared with seasons past. Granted, the Voltaggio-Kevin-Jennifer axis of the series' sixth-season peak is tough to duplicate, but this show needs new fire.
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