Basically it's the behind the scenes look at a restaurant. It starts September 22.
I'm not even sure I want to watch this show anymore. I will because I'm kinda invested in it, but I'm getting sick of the formula and Ramsay's screaming (and the screaming of others) just seems half for show, half real. Last night he yelled at Bobby for swearing and yelling in the kitchen in front of customers. Yeah chef, we wouldn't want to have any of that in Hell's Kitchen.
What did everyone else think?
As it turns out, Joseph really is a bitch.
So last night we had the big resolution of the Ramsay/Joseph confrontation. Kind of an anti-climax, really, though. Fans who thought that Joseph would stay around in some way might be disappointed.
But is this show getting too crazy, too predictable, too "reality show-ish?" I don't want to see swearing and yelling just to have some swearing and yelling, and most of these cooks just seem too immature. I'm actually thinking about not watching it anymore. Next week is going to have to impress me.
"I'm not no bitch!" - Joseph
Yeah, me not no bitch either. Me talk good! This might be the oddest bunch of Hell's Kitchen contestants yet. So much food sent out raw. Why? You know that Chef Ramsay is just going to send it back and you'll have to redo it so you're not hurrying up the process and getting food served. Everyone is arguing, and there are more threats of violence in this episode than in other seasons (including one to Ramsay - cliffhanger!).
The show seems to be a lot of BS now (Ramsay swearing because that's his thing, contestants picked because of controversy or lack of skills, the editing, etc) but it's still entertaining. What did you think? (Video of the cliffhanger after the jump.)
Here's last night episode. They're down to three chefs already? Wow, I really have to catch up.
Marco Pierre White must be a little ticked off. Here he is one of the most renowned chefs alive today, and he's pretty much eclipsed by one of his most famous proteges, Gordon Ramsay. Supposedly they're even on the outs. Sure, White is well-known overseas and very well-known to cooks and aspiring chefs, but I would bet 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. wouldn't know who he is. Maybe The Chopping Block will change that, maybe not.
I'm leaning towards maybe not, since this is yet another reality/food competition show and offers little that's new or different.
It gets better. They will have a bulimic stall in the ladies' room and a transsexual stall in the men's. They also plan on having a photo booth where diners can have a mug shot-style photograph taken. And if you produce the real thing of yourself, you win a prize.
I'm sure for a little extra, Bonaduce will beat up anybody in the restaurant. This may very well be the greatest restaurant that ever existed. Gordon Ramsay could learn a thing or two from this idea. I don't think they even need to serve good food.
(S04E09) "I come in peace, but if you break my sanctuary, you're gonna feel it." - Bobby, about Jen
This episode was like the Lost of reality cooking show episodes. It not only had one twist ending, it actually had two or three. I'm not sure if what Chef Ramsay did at the end of the show was to really shake things up and see if the teams can get better than they are now or just to shake things up in that reality show sort of way. But I'm sure things are going to get interesting.
(S04E04) "It's not rocket scientist to make pasta." - Craig
One night in the mid-80s when I was working at a pizza restaurant, I grabbed an empty pizza pan so I can make room on the counter for another pizza and I realized it was red hot. I think my first clue was when it started to burn. It was so hot that as I tried to throw the pan down I couldn't, because it was stuck to my hand for a few seconds. I had to spend the entire night with my left hand in a bucket of ice and my right hand making drinks for the waitresses. Turns out the incident gave me an easy night of work but it hurt like hell.
I thought of that tonight when Vanessa got burned by the pan. Her injury was a lot worse than mine, considering she had skin falling off and had to go to the hospital. But the person in the most pain tonight was probably Chef Gordon Ramsay.
WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
After only one episode, it looks like some people might already know the winner of FOX's Hell's Kitchen.
Bodog.com has suspended betting on the reality show after the odds on one of the contestants went from 7-1 to 2-1 very quickly. After the jump, the name of this contestant. (AGAIN, SPOILER AHEAD!)
As you can imagine, diners are none too thrilled with the idea of waiting two months for a table, paying the $110 "menu prestige" price and then getting booted to sit with the commoners in the larger, more affordable London Bar. But, if you're lucky, you'll be keelhauled by Ramsay personally.
This isn't the first time a Real World house has been transformed into a eatery post-shooting. The Real World: Austin house became a Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Isn't it good to know that you can get trashed in the same spot where Brooke and Jenn made out or scarf down a chalupa in the spot where Rachel diagnosed her housemate's ulcer by looking at his feces? Good times.
Fans of Everybody Hates Chris know that Chris' mother, Rochelle, is a woman who doesn't take any BS from anyone, a "ghetto snob" who isn't afraid to tell you exactly how she feels, and often at full volume. In fact, sometimes she can be -- what's the word I'm looking for? Oh right, a total bitch. That's okay, though, it makes her character stand out from the crowd and creates a nice dynamic between herself and the rest of the family.
As I've said in my reviews of the series, Everybody Hates Chris is highly fictionalized, but as Hunter S. Thompson attempted to demonstrate in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, sometimes fiction can reveal something that's even truer than the truth.
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