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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Worth the watch

Author: mbforever from United States
19 December 2010

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It's welcome news to read that Damon Gameau and Krystof Hadek will be there for the next season of "Raw." If it is, as one poster put it, a thinly veiled Irish interpretation of "Kitchen Confidential," it's a definite improvement. "Raw" got rid of the jokiness, added a way sexier star, Gameau, who doesn't head the restaurant until the second season and whose sex appeal was toned down, and, made us care about the workers in the restaurant. I didn't care about anyone in KC. Nolita may have missed closing, but the series didn't. The eponymous restaurant in "Raw" shut down in the first season, but it reopened for a second season. The closing made viewers like me feel like the show was as fragile as real life, like we had a purpose, like watching it helped to keep something worthwhile alive.

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Author: Irishmoviereviewer from Ireland
29 August 2014

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At the beginning, I thought this movie was gonna be messed up because of the fact a handsome Australian character 'Geoff' was acting as Gordan Ramsey. Although I honestly loved his jokes and having being a good chef to the others. The actor really had a smart way of pretending to be a typical Australian guy, it really suited his character.

Fair enough, being in a restaurant is challeging but it really does tell you how much a job can put you with a huge amount of stress.

As the movie went on, we see another handsome Czech character Pavel who was like a Guardian Angel with such patience and had so much love for Geoff. The pair of boys had really great chemistry together.

I honestly wish RTE could broadcast this fantastic series again as you normally don't see Gay shows in Ireland which is such a pity!

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