Can it get worse? Oxygen Network's new "Naughty Kitchen"
We came upon this travesty by accident while scrolling through the channels. I even wonder if anyone on Chowhound would have seen this, since it's in such an obscure spot.
Not obscure enough.
The star of the show (certainly in her own mind) is Blythe Beck, who is somehow executive chef of Hotel Palomar's restaurant in Dallas. Her schtick seems to revolve around 2 things - she's very overweight and she's totally obnoxious. Then there's her thing about calling her style "naughty".
I don't see it.
If you can stand it, here's the link to the premier episode on Hulu:
It's from the same outfit that produces Ace of Cakes which as far as I can tell is about drama, architecture and bad hygiene.
I'm guessing (my own theory with no basis in fact) FNTV passed on this project. To my mind, if it ain't fit for FNTV, as much as hounds bitch about the sorry state of Food Network, this show demonstrates that it could be worse.
There's something incredibly peculiar about the web-only preview focusing on a *poor* review of her restaurant. Worse, the review questions her ability to be "naughty."
Oh, I decided the first time I saw the commercials to steer clear of this one. It was the commercial where they highlight her "delightful" habit of saying "boo" in a totally obnoxious way whenever she encounters anything she doesn't like.