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Kitchen Nightmares

A television show with chef Gordon Ramsay.

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Almost as good as Hell's Kitchen.

  • Dec 10, 2008
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In my opinion, Kitchen Nightmares is almost as good as Gordon Ramsay's other show, Hell's Kitchen. In this series, he gets up close and personal with owners and chefs in individual restaurants, often screaming insults and profanities in their faces in an attempt to renew their chances for a shot at success in the cutthroat restaurant industry.

Basically, Kitchen Nightmares is like dessert after watching Hell's Kitchen. As HealthyRache states, it takes a certain personality to be able to tolerate 60 minutes of Gordon Ramsay, let alone enjoy a program in which he is featured. Nonetheless, if you're looking for cheap laughs, this is the show for you!

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December 10, 2008
This is true. Once he called a young woman a "gremlin." I think it went something like, "Melissa! Come here, you little gremlin!" It was so funny because all throughout the season, my friend and I had been calling her that ourselves, so when Ramsay finally said it, it was so rewarding!!!
December 10, 2008
My boyfriend looooves this show, and you know what? It's a weirdly masculine, testosterone-driven show. I haven't seen an episode yet where Gordon screams at some female manager — it's always Gordon screaming at other guys.
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review by . March 01, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
One of the stranger trends in modern TV programming is the requirement to have a British person yell insults at people who think they have talent. American Idol, Restaurant: Impossible and Kitchen Nightmares are built are the premise that you can only get better if a British person takes a steamroller to your ego. Personally, I approve of this trend, since firstly, I'm British, and - secondly - I can yell for a paycheck.       *** Needless to say, this review features …
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Famed chef and Michelin Star winner Gordon Ramsay steps out of his own five-star establishments and into some of the country's most unsanitary and unsuccessful restaurants to help them turn their businesses around or close their doors forever.

Each week, Chef Ramsay will attempt to turn one ordinary and empty restaurant into the most popular, sought-after venue in town. He reveals the behind-the-scenes realities of running a restaurant and wastes no time getting down to business - implementing signature menu items, updating dated décor and making the restaurant run as smooth as possible. With his reputation on the line, Ramsay accepts nothing less than the best when it comes to the food, staff and customer service. While still prone to the explosive outbursts and spectacular confrontations familiar to fans, Ramsay reveals a sensitive and nurturing side as he coaches, cheers and challenges the restaurant staff, all the way from appetizers through dessert.

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of Granada America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Patricia Llewellyn serve as executive producers.

Each week, Chef Ramsay will attempt to turn one ordinary and empty restaurant into the most popular, sought-after venue in town.

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in England after his parents moved south to Stratford-upon-Avon. His first career break came while playing football for Oxford United, where he was ...

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