Top Chef versus Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is our most unlikely pairing. It might have been more fitting for the Queen of Late Night to face The Real Housewives of Atlanta or The Bachelor—imagine the jokes! Instead our matchings led to easy wins for Top Chef, beating The Real Housewives with 100 percent of the votes in the previous round, and 93 percent of the votes against The Bachelor.
Of course it did. Top Chef is the highest brow reality television American can offer. It’s like pitting The Wire against Married at First Sight.
Meanwhile Samantha Bee has defeated her competitors with the same power and grace of her monologues. Easily, handily, greatly. Full Frontal received 100 percent of the vote against Today‘s fourth hour with Kathy Lee and Hoda. Facing Watch What Happens Live she had 88 percent of the vote.
Critically speaking, newcomer Samantha Bee should win. And yet, with the love for Top Chef and its unquestioned greatness, on Bravo and in its genre, the battle is anyone’s to win.