Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014)
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Gordon visit Peter's, an Italian restaurant in West Babylon, NY, that is in financial trouble due to the fact that Peter mostly spends his money buying fancy suits, sports cars, etc. Also ... See full summary »

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Brad Kreisberg
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Episode complete credited cast:
Gordon Ramsay ... Himself
J.V. Martin J.V. Martin ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devon Devon ... Cook
Jane Jane ... Server
Michel Michel ... Chef / Owner
Sammy Sammy ... Server
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Gordon visit Peter's, an Italian restaurant in West Babylon, NY, that is in financial trouble due to the fact that Peter mostly spends his money buying fancy suits, sports cars, etc. Also not helping matters is a feuding kitchen/wait staff. Written by Kyle J. McElravy

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Reality-TV

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Granada Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

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From this episode on, the food had become a mere side-dish and the show went downhill
4 May 2015 | by t_atzmuellerSee all my reviews

I've been a fan of the original "Kitchen Nightmares" since the beginning, but hadn't realized that the new episodes were solely filmed in the United States. But it dawned on me very fast when I heard the narration (that somehow always sounds like an over-eager used-cars-salesman), the rapid editing, commercial breaks, censoring of profanities (since nobody uses them outside of television) and nerve-wrecking music. None of it forebode well.

But the format wasn't the worst part. Compared to the "real deal": in the UK-version we had real people, obviously struggling with keeping their restaurant alive but never-the-less often interesting, even colorful characters. In the US-variation, it's a completely different ballgame. That starts right from the first episode: the "main-character" (aside from chef Ramsay himself) is some character, that obviously is trying to confirm every American-Italian cliché, who not only likes to hear himself talk but desperately wants to be in front of the camera. Indeed, production even treats this person like an antagonist-figure, that the viewer is essentially goaded into disliking. Not that this isn't partly his own fault. Picking fights with bill-collectors, treating his co-workers as if he had just climbed out of some "Godfather"-movie, caring more about his suits than his kitchen - I dare say, had this been a British episode, Ramsay might probably walked out before the show was finished.

It got worst. Ask me what dishes were served on this episode and I'll answer honestly, "I cannot remember". Sure, Ramsay was disgusted by the gunk served to the customers but food had taken second place. From now on, we'd watch this show not for the food or the cooking, but for Ramsay's reaction to it (generally disgusted, though he cannot be blamed for that), the tantrums thrown by all involved, wait for the cockroaches to crawl out of the freezers, etc. Indeed, from now on the show was on it's way to become somewhat of a freak-show.

And yet the worst of all: By the first episode Chef Ramsay seems to have stopped caring. Think of the man what you want, but he in the UK-editions he had always been passionate about the food, passionate about the art and perhaps most important, caring about the people he is supposed to help get through dire straits. Here he merely goes through the motions.

3/10


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