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World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which one ... See full summary »
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 Himself - Sous Chef / ... 143 episodes, 2005-2012
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 Himself - Maitre D' / ... 106 episodes, 2006-2014
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World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which one of them will win the head chef position at one of his restaurants or a restaurant located worldwide. Written by <robocoptng986127@aol.com> and assmn316

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Five contestants have been kicked out of Hell's Kitchen as of now. They are in order of episodes: Josh, J, Lacey, Louie and Nilka. Out of all of them, Josh and Nilka were the only ones to return. The reason for them are as follows: Josh: Overcooked a risotto and wasting cooked pasta that wasn't even ordered. J: Overcooked rice for both teams and overcooked scallops. Lacey: Overcooked lamb and admitted to not being able to cook meat. Louie: Used all the lamb in the blue kitchen and cutting it the wrong way. Nilka: Serving raw lobster. See more »

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occasionally during team challenges Ramsey gives advice to the teams, therefore demonstrating favoritism. See more »

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Chef Ramsay: [Repeated line to the contestants before their team challenge, implying their reward will be very satisfying and the punishment will be very tiring] you do not want to lose this challenge, trust me
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Hit and miss
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I started watching this show several years ago, when it was new (in America) and fell in love with it. It had a good first few seasons, But then it began to parody itself, and seemed to dumb itself down painfully. It became more about 'the characters' then food. The premise becomes hard to take seriously. At this point, each episode is perhaps 30% flashbacks from within the episode itself. It feels like filler--- which is good neither in food nor TV. Now, the announcer explains every five or so minutes that something incredible and brand new and never before done will happen... and the hype gets exhausting.

I made the mistake of closing my eyes for a few minutes, just listening to the show as it played. It was laughable without the flashing camera back-and-forth. Loud, dramatic music with pounding drums, Ramsay screaming about "french fries oh god what the HELL is wrong with you oh you donkey NOOOOOOOOOO O Chef NOOOOOOOO (clanging pans) It's RAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW CHEF! CHef O NOOOOOOOOOOO (louder drums) GET OUT! GET OUT! NOOOOOOOOOO. YOU moron, you can't COOK FRENCH FRIES JUST GET OUUUUUUT!...." Yeah, it gets silly.

At a certain point, if Ramsay's letting people who deserve the verbal abuse he's giving them as deep into the series as he does, then the show's not realistic, unless it's not really about cooking. If it's not really about cooking, then it's just 'the Real World', maybe dumber.

The season finales are always great big emotional releases... but it's becoming more and more painful to sit through a season to get there.


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