Bravo's Top Chef Season 2 in Food Media & Arts Posted November 28, 2006 In the begining, I thought Betty was going to be a cool person. Boy, was I ever wrong. What a shrill, insane harpy. I don't get why everyone hates Marcel so much, either. His food is weird (not in a good way) but at least he's not patently offensive like so many of the other contestants. I think his technique is really killer, but I don't think he really has much of an understanding of flavor combinations. I would love to see him to something wacky and out-there that actually looked, sounded, and tasted good.I am convinced that all this show is about is throwing some idiots into a room and watching the drama that insues, and whether or not Padma can get her skirts any shorter or tighter with each passing week.