Down and out in Paris and London , a modern day Orwellian tale of life in a restaurant
It's a shame they only made 19 episodes. One would think that with all the Gourmet food networks out there a show that involves interesting social issues along side the truffle sauce would actually pique people's interest- Go Figure. I wouldn't be surprised, if it was cancelled in favour of another ER type show, because we certainly don't see enough doctors running around saving lives on our TV screens. This show is not only entertaining, but it also makes one wonder about the kitchen staff - and not just whether or not they washed their hands or spat on one's food. We wonder if the sous-chef like Cordel has sexual struggles or if the guy who does the dishes also has to fork out money so that his "slave master" doesn't hurt his family back in China. In our sanitised world, where most people never question how the chicken they're eating got on their plate, Godiva manages to dish out some tough issues with aplomb and those who watch it not only take note, but they end up caring about every one of those characters. Now, if only Ramir would experiment some more with the Indian spices....
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