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(North Jersey)   Those idiot cooks on Hell's Kitchen, they can't even tell when the sous chefs swapped the sugar and salt on them or replaced the oil in their pots with water or turned down the heat on their ovens or hid the prep food   (northjersey.com) divider line 43
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2014-05-03 08:00:40 AM  
And people wonder why there are entire demographics of people who don't give a flying fark about reality TV.
 
2014-05-03 08:23:06 AM  
The original Hell's Kitchen concept has morphed into Masterchef while today's Hell's Kitchen is slowly morphing into "Watch Idiots Fight With Vats of Hot Oil, Plus Manufactured Sexism and Racism, And We're Sure at Least Two Will Fark," which, frankly, would make a terrible logo.
 
2014-05-03 08:45:41 AM  
Its still real to me
 
2014-05-03 08:50:27 AM  
My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next
 
2014-05-03 08:52:30 AM  
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2014-05-03 08:54:45 AM  

simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next


Based on what I've seen from people around the office, you need to let her know now that if she starts watching "Real Housewives of..." you'll divorce her.
 
2014-05-03 08:57:46 AM  
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2014-05-03 09:00:30 AM  
They could have cut down on that article and just say "it's a Fox reality show".  I don't know how or why anyone pays for cable anymore.  There's about 5 American shows that I actually watch.  I wish Ramsay would do more of his British shows.
 
2014-05-03 09:07:04 AM  

simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next


It's a shame Iron Chef doesn't have new episodes anymore:
hedonia.seantimberlake.com
/Allez cuisine!
 
2014-05-03 09:09:01 AM  

oukewldave: They could have cut down on that article and just say "it's a Fox reality show".  I don't know how or why anyone pays for cable anymore.  There's about 5 American shows that I actually watch.  I wish Ramsay would do more of his British shows.


I toy with the idea of getting rid of my cable now that I have the roku, but I watch so much football and I still watch NASCAR (even though I usually fall asleep during race) that I can't bring myself to pull the trigger. I get so tired of having a crap ton of channels with a crap ton of crap on them.
 
2014-05-03 09:13:24 AM  
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2014-05-03 09:41:38 AM  
I've noticed that all the "customers" in the "restaurant" look to be aspiring 20 something actors/models.  I can't recall an episode where a morbidly obese family from Wisconsin comes in and orders food.
 
2014-05-03 09:43:09 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The original Hell's Kitchen concept has morphed into Masterchef while today's Hell's Kitchen is slowly morphing into "Watch Idiots Fight With Vats of Hot Oil, Plus Manufactured Sexism and Racism, And We're Sure at Least Two Will Fark," which, frankly, would make a terrible logo.


Don't care. Hell's Kitchen US is hella entertaining to watch, as it US Kitchen Nightmares. People go on and on about how the British version of the shows are better, but I'll watch the US versions 10 out of 10 times.
 
2014-05-03 09:52:34 AM  

Krustofsky: simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next

It's a shame Iron Chef doesn't have new episodes anymore:

/Allez cuisine!


Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.
 
2014-05-03 10:12:18 AM  

js34603: Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.


Mark Dacascos isn't Kaga's nephew. It's a good show anyway.
 
2014-05-03 10:37:42 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The original Hell's Kitchen concept has morphed into Masterchef while today's Hell's Kitchen is slowly morphing into "Watch Idiots Fight With Vats of Hot Oil, Plus Manufactured Sexism and Racism, And We're Sure at Least Two Will Fark," which, frankly, would make a terrible logo.


I should start watching "MasterChef". I gave up on HK when it was Ramsey and his sous chefs being abusive to the point I was waiting for someone to get stabby.

That and the two guys in black who suddenly appeared when one of the chefs was in-your-face with Ramsey.
 
2014-05-03 10:39:38 AM  

Keywork99: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The original Hell's Kitchen concept has morphed into Masterchef while today's Hell's Kitchen is slowly morphing into "Watch Idiots Fight With Vats of Hot Oil, Plus Manufactured Sexism and Racism, And We're Sure at Least Two Will Fark," which, frankly, would make a terrible logo.

Don't care. Hell's Kitchen US is hella entertaining to watch, as it US Kitchen Nightmares. People go on and on about how the British version of the shows are better, but I'll watch the US versions 10 out of 10 times.


Aaaaand that's why we don't have nice things.
 
2014-05-03 10:39:49 AM  
...Full Disclosure:  Mrs Coast and I are devoted HK watchers, but it's the only reality show we watch.  Nothing else even comes close.  Having said that....oh, hell yes, it's deteriorated pretty seriously since we started watching in '06.

And I've been saying for years that given some of the thoroughly inexplicable shiat you see happen on that show, somebody had to be farking with things in that kitchen.

/Even a paranoid can be right twice a day, or something
 
2014-05-03 10:49:11 AM  
The biggest annoyance about Hells Kitchen is they didn't upgrade the HD cameras since first installed.. That show has the shiattiest 720p picture quality..
 
2014-05-03 11:08:22 AM  

js34603: Krustofsky: simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next

It's a shame Iron Chef doesn't have new episodes anymore:

/Allez cuisine!

Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.


I meant the Japanese version. The Food network one is OK, but it isn't the same.
 
2014-05-03 11:15:30 AM  
Krustofsky:

It's a shame Iron Chef doesn't have new episodes anymore:
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/Allez cuisine!


Try and find old dvds of that show  They don't exist.  At least I haven't found any.  Which I would buy.
 
2014-05-03 11:16:08 AM  

ADubs86: js34603: Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.

Mark Dacascos isn't Kaga's nephew. It's a good show anyway.


And Kaga wasn't really Kaga
 
2014-05-03 11:17:28 AM  

FriarReb98: And people wonder why there are entire demographics of people who don't give a flying fark about reality TV.


It's all reality TV now it seems. If I have to watch one more "documentary" on "history" with a grinding metal soundttrack throughout and non-stop quick cuts and base explanations, my head just might explode.

To ensure that never happens, the wife and I cancelled cable 2 weeks ago and go 100mbit internet instead. We went 6 weeks without watching cable before realizing we didn't miss it.
 
2014-05-03 11:19:50 AM  
I enjoyed watching the British and the American versions of Kitchen Nightmares, though I recognize there's a significant amount of manufactured drama in both.  I especially enjoyed the shows which were more about the actual cooking and success planning, vs those that had those big dramatic scenes (will the owner cooperate or won't he? Think "Amy's Kitchen.").  Which is why I completely avoided Hell's Kitchen.  Not surprised the chefs are set up to fail.

I should watch other cooking shows, but Ramsey's commentary is amusing.
 
2014-05-03 11:21:29 AM  

Rannuci: ADubs86: js34603: Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.

Mark Dacascos isn't Kaga's nephew. It's a good show anyway.

And Kaga wasn't really Kaga


Neither was William Shatner
 
2014-05-03 11:31:02 AM  

zimbach: Rannuci: ADubs86: js34603: Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.

Mark Dacascos isn't Kaga's nephew. It's a good show anyway.

And Kaga wasn't really Kaga

Neither was William Shatner


Liar! Shatner is all things to all people.
 
2014-05-03 11:54:30 AM  

Rannuci: zimbach: Rannuci: ADubs86: js34603: Actually they do. With that guy's nephew as the chairman and Alton Brown hosting.

Mark Dacascos isn't Kaga's nephew. It's a good show anyway.

And Kaga wasn't really Kaga

Neither was William Shatner

Liar! Shatner is all things to all people.


Shatner as the Chairman was the best thing about Iron Chef U.S.A. Everything else about that show was wrong.
 
2014-05-03 12:47:16 PM  
I swapped out sugar for salt by accident once. I was making a homemade cranberry sauce. My normal containers were all being washed so I grabbed an older one that had "sugar" in it and dumped it in.

Cranberry sauce isn't supposed to be salty. That was quite a shock. Fortunately I hadn't served it (though it would have been my in-laws...)
 
2014-05-03 01:09:17 PM  
Where's Amy?
 
2014-05-03 01:19:37 PM  
PETROZA! This chik-kin is RAWR! You are going to kill someone!
 
2014-05-03 01:24:23 PM  
In TFA , one of the contestants is surprised by apparent hypocrisy over the use of vulgarity on versus off the set.  Ramsey chides one of them off-camera for swearing, and she's confused because ah hour earlier he was swearing a blue streak on camera.

There can be two reasons for this.

One: he's "performing" when on-camera, and that's part of the act. Off-camera, he turns that off and is more "normal".

Two: it's a variation of the internet asshole theory.  I've experienced this when we're doing a video production and everyone's on an intercom circuit, but usually only the Director is allowed to talk. There are some  (many?) TV directors that turn into vicious swearing monsters durning the show, using swear words like punctuation and even insulting the camera operators if they're not perfect on every move.  I remember a shoot as an intern, where the crap-talk from the director was so bad, I almost tore off my headset and walked off the set, but I felt that would be unprofessional of ME, so instead I resolved to wait until it was over, then walk over to the truck and adjust the angle of this guy's nose. He comes popping out of the remote truck, praising me and shaking my hand, saying I had done a marvelous job, can he buy me a drink after we load out.   For some time, I thought all directors were a-holes like this, but then I got to work with a female director a time or two, and while she was demanding, she never used profanity or insults to motivate the crew.

So, maybe Gordon is a normal guy that turns Mister Hyde when he's "on" and can't help himself.
 
2014-05-03 01:24:39 PM  
None of the cooking shows are about food anymore, and it makes me sad. Take Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network. I was so excited to see Alton Brown was back with his own show, hoping he would inject his food science knowledge and teach me some new stuff to end my withdrawal since Good Eats ended.....but alas, it's just shiatty reality sabotage crap with aspiring actors. I have pretty much thrown in the towel on Food Network, though I do still watch old Good Eats, and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Those are the only two shows that really have anything to offer a skilled home cook, in my opinion. I've defaulted mostly to PBS.
 
2014-05-03 02:29:08 PM  
Another season/show of Gordon Ramsey ripping off Marco Pierre White? I hope Marco would just walk up and give him a nice uppercut in the nuts.

PS, just got done reading 'The Devil In The Kitchen'. Awesome stuff!
 
2014-05-03 02:30:24 PM  

Krustofsky: simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next

It's a shame Iron Chef doesn't have new episodes anymore:
[hedonia.seantimberlake.com image 320x240]
/Allez cuisine!


The host of that show is in a somewhat new movie called 'Death Note'. Good movie. Sucks I can't find the English version of the sequel though.
 
2014-05-03 03:42:51 PM  

Any Pie Left: One: he's "performing" when on-camera, and that's part of the act. Off-camera, he turns that off and is more "normal".


Ramsey is performing on these shows; everything I've read about him says that in person, off camera, he's a pretty awesome/cool guy, and that the persona on the show is just that. His character being a hateful, disrepectful, angry, shiatbag is what sells those shows (Imagine why it would be called Hells kitchen..?).
 
2014-05-03 04:50:44 PM  

Snooki Punch: None of the cooking shows are about food anymore, and it makes me sad. Take Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network. I was so excited to see Alton Brown was back with his own show, hoping he would inject his food science knowledge and teach me some new stuff to end my withdrawal since Good Eats ended.....but alas, it's just shiatty reality sabotage crap with aspiring actors. I have pretty much thrown in the towel on Food Network, though I do still watch old Good Eats, and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Those are the only two shows that really have anything to offer a skilled home cook, in my opinion. I've defaulted mostly to PBS.


I still like Top Chef quite a bit.
 
2014-05-03 05:57:46 PM  

Jeteupthemiddle: I still like Top Chef quite a bit.


It was telling that the interviewees in the article specifically mentioned that Top Chef contestants have to audition on their cooking first (and multiple times!), in a black-and-white contrast to Hell's Kitchen.
 
2014-05-03 06:41:39 PM  

Snooki Punch: None of the cooking shows are about food anymore, and it makes me sad. Take Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network. I was so excited to see Alton Brown was back with his own show, hoping he would inject his food science knowledge and teach me some new stuff to end my withdrawal since Good Eats ended.....but alas, it's just shiatty reality sabotage crap with aspiring actors. I have pretty much thrown in the towel on Food Network, though I do still watch old Good Eats, and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Those are the only two shows that really have anything to offer a skilled home cook, in my opinion. I've defaulted mostly to PBS.


I might be migrating to Cutthroat Kitchen after this (I'm subby). At least they look like they're honest about the cooks getting farked with; it's an openly stated mechanic of gameplay. 'Hi, folks, if you're here for 5-star food, go watch something else, because we're not really interested in that.'

See, if Hell's Kitchen had stated, openly, that the sous chefs were pulling that shiat? I'd have probably been fine with it. They could have owned it. Made it a core mechanic of the game, as a stated reminder to always properly prep your station. 'We've messed with 12 different things in the kitchen today. If you don't do your prep correctly, you might miss one or more of them and dinner service is going to go south on you in a hurry. Good luck.' And then make it less about 'ha ha, you farked up' and more about 'this kitchen has been Pre-Farked For Your Convenience and rigged to put you in the weeds, now try and salvage a good service out of it' while celebrating those who can pull it off. That would still be something I'd have watched, had they been honest about it.

Not now, though.
 
2014-05-03 06:46:17 PM  

Any Pie Left: So, maybe Gordon is a normal guy that turns Mister Hyde when he's "on" and can't help himself.


That's pretty much it. Gordon is a decent guy outside the kitchen, and R. Lee Ermey inside of it. Way back in the pilot- before everything in the show got screwed with- he stated that he gets loud and in your face, but it's not personal. He's just trying to get the food out and there's no time for niceties when tickets are building up in the window.
 
2014-05-03 07:19:13 PM  

Gunderson: I've noticed that all the "customers" in the "restaurant" look to be aspiring 20 something actors/models.  I can't recall an episode where a morbidly obese family from Wisconsin comes in and orders food.


Customers are actors cast for the part... I know, I've been. Check craigslist when they are filming and you can go too.
 
2014-05-04 12:24:04 AM  

naugahyde monkey: Gunderson: I've noticed that all the "customers" in the "restaurant" look to be aspiring 20 something actors/models.  I can't recall an episode where a morbidly obese family from Wisconsin comes in and orders food.

Customers are actors cast for the part... I know, I've been. Check craigslist when they are filming and you can go too.


They filmed an episode of Kitchen Nightmares across the street from where I worked.  It was the episode with Dee Snider in it.  My co-worker checked out the filming during his lunch hour, and the shows producer asked if he wanted to be one of the 'diners'.  He had to politely decline.  They filmed it during the daytime as to not interfere with the restaurants business at nighttime.  Also, towards the end of the episode, if you look closely, you can see Professional Wrestler Mick Foley in the background, dressed in coat and tails.

//More than half the restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares are now closed down
 
2014-05-04 12:33:06 AM  

Gunderson: //More than half the restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares are now closed down


Well, yeah, but consider that minus the show they were ALL going to be closed down. So anybody Gordon manages to keep open is an improvement on status quo.
 
2014-05-04 06:56:01 AM  

simusid: My wife and I did not have full cable tv for over 20 years.   Recently she decided we needed comcast triple play so now we get all these channels full of crap.    She's watched every single home show, house hunter, flip, prop brothers, love it or list it, ugh...... and now she's moved on to cooking shows.   I fear what lies in wait for me next


Make a compromise then: For every crappy reality show she forces you to watch, make her watch episodes of  "World's Dumbest (criminals, record breakers, inventions, etc)" (on Tru TV) with you featuring D-list reality stars. It's only fair, right ;)
 
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