Kitchen Confidential (2005– )

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A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery.

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 Jack Bourdain (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Seth Richman (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Jim (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Tanya (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Mimi (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Steven Daedalus / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Cameron (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Teddy Wong / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frank Alvarez ...
 Ramon (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Pino (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Jack Bourdain, a once famous chef, has hit rock bottom. Out of the blue, Jack is offered an opportunity to get back in the game as head chef at a top New York restaurant. There's just one problem: the owner gives Jack a mere 48 hours to fully staff his kitchen and prepare to dazzle over 300 customers - including the food critic for the New York Times. Written by CaptainStigmata

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The pilot was shot at Maison G in Los Angeles, and then a sound stage was built replicating the restaurant. See more »

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Jack Bourdain: Tanya, let's talk. Let me start by saying you're very sweet and stylish. One might say that you... you put the "ho" in "hostess."
Tanya: Why, thank you!
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Referenced in Bones: Two Bodies in the Lab (2006) See more »

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Much better than expected
27 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Comedy that isn't sitcom is a plus, in my book. In other words, a comedy that doesn't rely on gags, or on one-liners, or on snappy repartee. I started watching with very low expectations because I love Anthony Bourdain and couldn't imagine the show would capture anything of him. I'm still not sure it does, but it's entertaining on its own.

(I also tuned in because it's one of the three shows appearing with Buffy veterans; this one is by far the best of the three. Allison Hannigan's is a stinker and "Bones" isn't likely to last. It's also one of several shows with veterans from "Freaks & Geeks".) I'm intrigued by the characters and by the background of NYC restaurants. It's not yet "great TV" but there's enough going on to give it a chance to develop. Of course, there's also an inordinate amount of cleavage; I have to wonder how many NY restaurants can sport so much exposed bosom at one time.


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