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Hell's Kitchen tonight (Spoiler alert)

So has anyone noticed that the challenges always end up in a tie with the big denouement - after the commercial (as Ryan Seacrest would say)? BOOORING.

And really Lacey is there strictly for entertainment value. I mean, if you don't do much in the kitche, you can't mess very much up. And what is up with Carol? It's bad enough to send out undercooked pasta, but to then sit there and eat it and say there's nothing wrong with it! Why is she so hellbent on ragging on Andrea? I think it's because she knows Andrea is doing better than her. Arrrgh.

As a woman, I'm finding all this ridiculous cat fighting annoying (that's why I never have and never will watch Survivor) - let's cook ladies.

So J went home. Boohooo - not much ado about that.

You all know I love me some Gordon, but I am getting (yes, LindaWhit - ME) a little bored with the "formula".

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  1. My husband and I have it set up on the DVR since we're out most Thursdays. We sat through the entire episode (minus commercials) when we got home and then asked each other why we still watch this show. We know the power of using the remote, we use it to fast forward but we're getting to the point of deleting it before we even watch it. I'm just not really interested in the show beyond background noise while surfing the net.

    1. This thing is getting to be a bit formulatic. As soon as Giovanni got sent over to the team, you just knew they would be winning.

      1. I enjoyed the small plate challenge. It's nice to actually get to see the donkey's be creative and cook on their own. Some of the dishes looked pretty innovative and delicious.

        1. I watch it purely for the drama, after all that's really what the show is about.

          1. mb, I'm pretty much right there with you - it is very rote and similar to all of the other episodes (other than the beep button was used a LOT last night!) and it's getting rather boring. It sometimes starts out OK, but the slide downhill is rather quick.

            Although the little plate challenge was interesting - and hello? Wouldn't have thunk that Giovanni would step up to the plate as well as he did.

            I wonder if there's a next season, if they *didn't* have male/female teams but mixed it up, it actually might be more interesting and challenging, and they actually might stop f***ing it up so much?

            Nah. Probably not. ;-)

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              I'm getting old, so my memory isn't what it used to be - but when this show first aired the teams were mixed. The whole boy vs. girl theme was one of those "Announcer voice over drama moments" that happened during a season - it was very much more interesting to watch.

              But, next week, NEVER BEFORE IN HELL'S KITCHEN..................................................

              1. re: maisonbistro

                OK, after I had finished my earlier post, I started thinking - I thought the teams were mixed as well. Checking Wikipedia, it looks like only Season 1 had mixed teams. The rest have all been male/female until the "merge". :-)

                And I got a big grin out of the NEVER BEFORE....... statement. Yet again. :-)

              2. re: LindaWhit

                LindaWhit,
                Sadly there's already a next season and it's in production. Somewhere on the net somebody wrote about eating at Hell's Kitchen last week and he/she didn't recognize any of the cooks.

                Are the editors p.o.ed with Ramsay? And with his Sous? Have either of the Sous spoken this season? Is Ramsay that clueless about Lacey's walking out of prep? Surely by now he's heard about it three times (or more...these episodes smear together). Or is this the "Make Gordon look clueless" year?

                When did two 1 1/2" thick beef wellingtons become a small plate? Or even a large plate?

                If there were anything on opposite this............

                1. re: shallots

                  If there were anything on opposite this............
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                  I'm almost there, shallots. I've got lots of books and magazines to get through as well.

                  And GR did seem astonished at Lacey walking out of prep when he was told by whatzhisface (who called Lacey a "fat b**ch - interesting turn of phrase coming from him :-/ ) How can he not remember that she's done it before?

                  But since J. had already been booted from the kitchen, even though GR called Lacey and Ben forward, I knew it was just a rap on the knuckles for both of them.

                  1. re: shallots

                    The male sous spoke earlier when he commented that Danny knew his meet.
                    The female, Gloria? , i've hardly seen at all