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#1 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

I know I'm a bit late to this party, but recently I started watching Gordon Ramsay's programs on TV.

I really like:

Kitchen Nightmares, Kitchen Nightmares Revisited and The F Word on BBCA

I like, but not as much Kitchen Nightmares on Fox and Fox Reality.

I watched Hell's Kitchen for the first time last night and it was typical reality show/Survivor clone drivel.

I guess Gordon is gonna make what he can while he can. Nothing wrong with that...he's certainly not hurting anyone...but echh...you would think a guy that puts so much pride into his restaurants and the food he serves would be a little more caring about the TV he's serving up.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:45 AM

This wasn't a new episode of Hell's Kitchen was it?

Yes, it is kinda like Survivor, etc.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:29 PM

In the Fox version of Nightmares, the producers fork out to re-furbish the restaurants. Not so much in the British version. All said though, the BBC has fewer bleeps - and that makes it more fun to watch.
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#4 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:31 PM

This wasn't a new episode of Hell's Kitchen was it?

Yes, it is kinda like Survivor, etc.


No, they were reruns...I watched two episodes from different seasons I guess.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

In the Fox version of Nightmares, the producers fork out to re-furbish the restaurants. Not so much in the British version. All said though, the BBC has fewer bleeps - and that makes it more fun to watch.


The bleeps don't bother me as much as the ridiculous made-up drama in the Fox series. They also waste a lot of time recounting what has happened after every commercial break.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:43 PM

The bleeps don't bother me as much as the ridiculous made-up drama in the Fox series. They also waste a lot of time recounting what has happened after every commercial break.



Totally agree. There's an industry term for that ... I can't think of it right now ... but it has to do with filler material when there's not enough content.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:54 PM

I really like his shows from the BBC and merely tolerate them on Fox as they are not nearly as good. But still interesting.


DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

I really like his shows from the BBC and merely tolerate them on Fox as they are not nearly as good. But still interesting.


Frankly, the only advantage to the Fox versions is that they come in HD. When Charlie decides to give us BBCHD, I'll probably stop watching the American versions.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:53 PM

BBCA version of Kitchen Nightmares is much better then the American version on Fox.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:59 PM

I've just started to watch an episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares that I recorded off BBCA earlier today. It's the restaurant called D-Place. I'm only about 5 minutes in but already the head chef reminds me of Graham Chapman impersonating a Frenchman.




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