I'm a huge fan of Food Network; Chopped, Worst Chef in America, Restaurant Impossible, all that stuff, and I'm quite frazzled, here. Can someone please tell me what I'm supposed to *enjoy* about "Chef Wanted"?
If you take the time to follow the contestants, you'll come to find out overtime that they're not especially relateable; I'd never really wanna sit down and have a pizza and a beer with any of these people, or anything. There doesn't seem to be a relaxed bone in any of their bodies, whatsoever.
On the other hand, let's say you don't pay attention to the show; that you just watch it passively. Given "Chef Wanted" lightning-speed establishment habits, here's what you'll garner from passively experiencing it; people yelling. People screaming. People throwing things. People generally being insidiously angry. "Your work isn't cutting it, you've gotta work harder" times 1,000,000.
Heck, I'm even a fan of shows similar to Restaurant Impossible; shows where you have the typical angry guy help to repair an establishment in despair. But in the cases of shows that follow said formula, that negativity is there for a legitimate reason! I have never seen a show this unnecessarily negative in my life. Even the lighting and the visuals seem to carry this established sense of negativity; WHY?!
It literally seems like "Chef Wanted" was an experiment by Food Network execs; "Let's see what we can do to just make the darkest, most pointlessly angry show possible!" and dear god, did they succeed.
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